Venice, at 70, is a grand dame. The Venice Film Market, in its second edition this year, is a rapidly growing baby, eager to explore new movie mart modalities and attain a distinctive feel. "What I…
Millicent Shelton, 47, is worried about the impact that runaway production is having on her twins, a boy and a girl.
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…
Bill Dance is staying close to home these days, but not by choice. The growing trend of shooting outside Los Angeles has kept him there.
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.
Amy Jo Smith has been promoted to president of the Digital Entertainment Group, the industry organization overseeing the growth of DVD, Blu-ray and UltraViolet. Promotion comes as the DEG is kicking…
The classic noir film "Union Station" (1950) showed the 1939 train depot in its heyday as the last of America's great railway stations, even if L.A. subbed for Chicago in typical Hollywood fashion…
Los Angeles' newly inaugurated mayor, Eric Garcetti, pledged to be a “salesman-in-chief” for the city, including “ending runaway film and TV production for good.” After being sworn in at a ceremony…
TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Taylor Hackford. Barclay was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the…
Fuse is heading into the scripted realm with "The Hustle," a half-hour dramedy that centers on the challenges aspiring artists face when trying to break into the hip-hop world. Cabler ordered six…