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January 24, 2000
Robert Shaffer ONE FOR THE GIPPER At a meeting in Burbank between members of Congress and Hollywood heads to find ways the federal government can stop runaway film and television production to Canada, various studio and film industry union heads talked about how important the film industry was to the U.S. One Hollywood type asserted it was Hollywood that won the Cold War and opened the Soviet Union. It was the Russian people's desire for American products and the American way of life seen in popular films that really brought the wall down, he said.
March 28, 2000
I worked in the motion picture industry for 30 years and TV for 10. We have been trying for more than 20 years to get this problem with runaway production solved. If it had been solved 20 years ago, they wouldn't have had all the studios in Vancouver they have and his problems of billions of dollars leaving L.A. wouldn't be happening. We should give the movie makers a tax break, to match what they are doing in Canada. Clarance Konkel Glendale I am a set decorator and set dresser I feel the state should pass legislation for tax incentives in the movie industry here.
January 30, 2002
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) will host a round-table discussion with The Creative Coalition, the Entertainment Industry Development Council and the Screen Actors Guild on Friday in Burbank. Joe Pantoliano, actor and executive board member of the coalition, SAG President Melissa Gilbert, other actors, industry and labor leaders and economists are expected to participate. Discussion topics will include technology's effect on the production industry, the need and availability of training programs, upcoming legislative priorities and recent proposals to provide tax incentives for California productions.
January 31, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- The Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) that aims to stymie runaway film production. AB 502, which would guarantee loans to independent filmmakers who spend 50% or more of their production budget in California, passed with a 52-11 vote off the Assembly floor. The bill heads to the state Senate for a vote. Frommer will discuss AB 502 at a round-table forum of Assembly's Select Committee on the Future of of the California Film Industry at 10 a.m. today at the Screen Actors Guild Pension office, 3601 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank.
The Los Angeles Times | August 25, 2011
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he would consider taking further steps to help the local movie and TV industry, including lowering permit fees and speeding up the film permitting process. Speaking to a small group of Hollywood producers, location managers and film industry executives Wednesday, Villaraigosa outlined a series of steps the city has taken to assist the entertainment business, including offering free parking on city lots and working with the Department of Water and Power to install more electrical power nodes downtown.
June 7, 2013
Even as DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg was in China this week crowing about the box office success of "The Croods" ,  Chinese theater owners were ordered by regulators to end the movie's theatrical run two weeks earlier than anticipated. The move was widely interpreted as a way to make room for local animation films, underscoring how even the Hollywood studios that are most successful in China can be subject to the unpredictable decisions of government authorities eager to expand their own film industry.
July 22, 2005
Last year, to better meet the needs of its participants, the annual American Film Market, the world's largest motion picture trade event, moved its show dates from February/March to November. This year, to handle the increased and early responses from film companies around the world to be involved in the 26th AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, event organizers are adding additional office space at the adjacent JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel. This is only the third time in the last 16 years that the AFM has been held at the Loews Santa Monica that the Le Merigot has been called upon to handle the overflow from its neighbor, but it will set a AFM record for the most exhibitors' space ever needed during the eight-day event, a 10 percent increase over the November 2004 market.
October 28, 2000
Joyce Rudolph VERDUGO WOODLANDS -- Creating a good scare comes easily to Greg Woodhouse. He works with computers on the technical side of the TV and film industry. This Halloween, his frontyard is a nightmare. Ghouls and goblins are jumping out of graves, a pirate sits proudly on top of his treasure chest and an unfortunate victim hangs from the flag pole. Quite unsettling sights. You'll find the house at 670 Glenmore Blvd. He and his wife, Jennifer, really get into decorating for Halloween.
December 7, 2004
Rima Shah With 16 nominations for the annual Annie Awards and a place in the top 50 all-time box office champions, about the only thing that could trip up "The Incredibles" at this point is a cape. Well, that and a certain green guy with a donkey as a sidekick. The Pixar Animation Studios and Disney movie won 16 nominations for this year's animated film awards. Glendale-based DreamWorks scored seven nominations for "Shrek 2." The Burbank-based International Animated Film Society, a nonprofit organization for the advancement of animation, presents the awards, which were first given in 1972, said Antran Manooghian, president of the society.
November 4, 2005
The St. Bede Drama Club celebrates its exciting first year with a fall production to be held Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the St. Bede Parish Hall. The nearly 60 actors from grades 1 to 8 will present three family-friendly one-act plays, Stone Soup, Suzie and the Magic Pebble and The Apple, under the direction of DeeDee Montesanto-Fried, an 18-year film industry veteran. Montesanto-Fried and other parent volunteers created the St. Bede Drama Club to provide St. Bede school children a fun and educational theater arts experience.
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