Updated California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that extends the state's production tax incentives for another year, a $100-million extension to the program that is not as generous as other…
Less than a month after he was last in town to raise money, President Obama will be back in Los Angeles on Oct. 24 for a fund-raiser called the National Latino Gala. The location of the event is to…
Homegrown titles vie with Hollywood to satisfy region's 'curiosity for cinema'
Changing priorities puts end to annual industry confab
Iranian helmer Asghar Farhadi is Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year
At the Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, the most common question asked of political leaders was what they thought of Occupy Wall Street. Vice President Joseph Biden, giving a kind of tactic…
The Writers Guild of America West has announced it is supporting the economic protests on Wall Street and around the country.
President Obama said that Steve Jobs was "among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do…
Stephen Bannon, who made the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated,” says that he thinks her decision not to run will make the Republican primary “a lot less interesting.” His movie, which…
A few quick hits this morning… Peter and Megan Chernin are hosting the first "Obama Speaker Series" event — a fund-raiser for Presdent Obama's re-election — at their Brentwood home on Oct. 11…
Studios are rushing to make new variations on "Snow White" and "The Wizard of Oz," which are instantly recognizable titles and, even better, are not under copyright. But the industry is not lining…