Thanks to gains in films, TV and ad shoots, first-quarter location production in greater Los Angeles jumped 11.4% to 9,703 shoot days, according to the Film L.A. permiting agency. Gains were due in…
Amid rising optimism about California’s status as a production center, producers returned to California last year in a big way as the state became the top site for major feature films with 22 of the…
Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak as L.A. Film Czar, effective immediately. Sherak is the high-profile figure…
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tapped Tom Sherak as the city’s so-called film czar, earning a salary of $1 per year. Sherak is the high-profile figure that Garcetti promised he would appoint to…
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Juan Martin Hsu’s feature debut “La Salada” has won San Sebastian Film Festival’s Films in Progress, which is one of the leading pix in post competitions for Latin American…
At Friday’s 10th anniversary screening of his documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself” at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, filmmaker Thom Andersen told the audience, “It’s not…
This vague spoof of Dennis Hopper's 'The Last Movie' is an exasperating indulgence that will fly over the heads of most viewers.
Screenwriter John Ridley immersed himself in the 1800s for "12 Years a Slave" and dove into the 1960s rock scene for Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is by My Side" (pictured above), both playing in Toronto…
Ronald Colby, a vet of films and TV shows like Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" and the Ed Zwick/Marshall Herskowitz TV movie "Extreme Close-Up," says he saw the flight of production from…
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
Haber lives in the San Fernando Valley with a friend who helps her pay the rent, but she says a second extension of unemployment benefits has just run out.