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.
City councilman Eric Garcetti, his campaign boosted by substantial support from the entertainment industry, was elected mayor of Los Angeles early on Wednesday, topping city controller Wendy Greuel…
For all of the talk of how uninterested Los Angeles residents are in the race for mayor --- the election is May 21, by the way --- at least on the surface level, the entertainment industry has taken…
Next week's NAB convention will include a panel on AM radio "revitalization," exploring methods for "sustaining and enhancing AM radio as a unique entertainment medium." To which one might say…
Snaking through a tangle of interlocking ideas, threads and events, Carl Deal and Tia Lnever quite finds a unified focus. Nonetheless, limited theatrical is possible, with broadcast sales more…
Performers including Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z and Ricky Martin appeared for President Obama, and Kid Rock and Meat Loaf stumped for Mitt Romney in the final day of the 2012 presidential race on…
SAG-AFTRA has come out strongly against California's Proposition 32 and is urging its 70,000 members in the Golden State to vote against the campaign finance reform measure on the November ballot.
Before the 2012 presidential election has a chance to get really nasty, "The Campaign" vigorously swoops in to satirize how low things can go between a pair of rival Congressional candidates.
Pierce O'Donnell is perhaps best known in Hollywood as the man who took on Paramount, representing Art Buchwald in a legal showdown that exposed the bookkeeping magic the studios have used to hide a…
George Clooney thinks it's risky. Sean Combs (P. Diddy) thinks it's urgently important. Every celebrity feels differently on the question of political advocacy -- whether a star should campaign for a…
Howard Dean managed to fuel his 2004 presidential campaign by inviting small donors to send him contributions over the Internet. Now, an array of filmmakers and entrepreneurs are exploring the same…
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