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Los Angeles Movies Surge 24.2%, TV Slides 9.2% in 1st Quarter
Movies filmed on location in the Los Angeles area surged 24.2% in the first quarter to 1,588 permitted days while TV activity slid 9.2% to 4,624. Permitting agency FilmL.A. issued the the report Tuesd...
LA Film Shoots Surge 24 Percent Thanks to Tax Credit-Qualified Films
What would happen if California offered movie and TV tax credits similar to other states and countries?  It might mean a surge in feature film on-location shoots, like the 24.2 percent increase that ...
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California Tax Incentives Boost L.A. Movie Production While TV Activity Declines
Compared to the first quarter of 2013, this year's overall production outside of studio lots is down just 1 percent.read more
Manhattan Beach Studios Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat
Manhattan Beach Studios were evacuated Tuesday due to a bomb threat, TheWrap has learned. Police set up a command post at the corner of 33rd and Aviation in Manhattan Beach, around 11 a.m. No residen...
Stephen Colbert to Usher in Younger Audiences to CBS Latenight
During this year’s Super Bowl telecast, Stephen Colbert held forth in a glitzy commercial, and proved himself to be quite the pistachio salesman. Soon, he’ll have a bigger nut to crack. At some po...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Sticks Up for Hollywood Remakes
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is all about the kinds of films that others dread — remakes. After posting support on Facebook for writers Mark and Brian Gunn (̶...
Manhattan Beach Studios Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat
A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus, the sprawling facility formerly known as Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The police department set up a ...
Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary Tribute: Watch ABC News’ Livestream Coverage
The city of Boston and people around the world are remembering the Boston Marathon bombing anniversary today, and paying tribute to the dead and injured. The city will hold a moment of silence at 2:49...
Film Execs Talk Shifting the Focus to TV
When it comes to the current film market — seek diversification, spread risk and focus on television. That’s according to experts like Alcon Entertainment’s Scott Parish, E2B Capit...
Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' World Premiere to Close Out the ATX Television Festival
Austin is quickly becoming the place to be for television premieres.  While most of us will have to wait until July to see Guillermo del Toro's new television series "The Strain," Austinites will...
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ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee
With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while t...
‘Hanna’ Writer Tapped to Pen ‘Who Is Jake Ellis?’ for Chernin and David Yates (EXCLUSIVE)
“Hanna” scribe Seth Lochhead has been set to write the adaptation of the Image comicbook “Who Is Jake Ellis?” for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. David Yates is att...
‘Magic Mike’ Sequel Set for Independence Day Weekend 2015
Warner Bros. hopes to spark its own kind of fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend next year, dating its “Magic Mike” sequel for July 3, 2015. The original, starring Channing Tatum as t...
Why the Crazy, Bloody Erotic Thriller 'Proxy' Will Surprise You At Every Turn
In "Proxy," a young pregnant woman named Esther (Alexia Rasmussem) leaves the clinic and gets knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant who pounds a brick against her victim’s abdomen; when Esther ...
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'Soul Train' Boarding for Broadway
Producer Matthew Weaver ("Rock of Ages") has acquired stage rights to develop a musical based on the iconic TV dance show created in 1970 by Don Cornelius.read more
‘Magic Mike 2' Gets July Release Date from Warner Bros.
The sequel to “Magic Mike,” the 2012 film that starred Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as strippers, hits theaters July 3, 2015, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. The first fillm was a maj...
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'Magic Mike' Sequel Gets Release Date
The Warner Bros. film is a follow-up to the 2012 hit starring Channing Tatum.read more
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Team Up for 'Revenant'
The New Regency project is adapted from the Michael Punke novel. read more
Leonardo DiCaprio Sets Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’ as Next Pic
After taking his time in figuring out what his next film will be, Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to go with New Regency and Fox’s “The Revenant” as that next pic, with Alejandro Gonza...
Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Revenge Thriller ‘The Revenant’
Leonardo DiCaprio has agreed to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's gritty thriller “The Revenant,” which is set up at New Regency, an individual familiar with the project told TheWr...

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