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We Can't Talk About Creating Middle Class Jobs Without Talking About 'The Industry'

Patric Verrone | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Patric Verrone

The old adage is, "Everybody has two businesses: their own and show business." If we don't pay better attention to the middle-class jobs generated by the entertainment industry, Los Angeles will be down to only one business.

Why The Entertainment Industry Has Left California

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles

When the low-budget comedy "Wiener Dog Nationals" shot in Encino's Balboa Park, Los Angeles-based producer Gerald Wolff paid more than $1,000 a day fo...

Why California Is Losing Its Grip On Hollywood

AP | NICK PERRY and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 12.28.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new f...

Why The Entertainment Industry Should Pay Its Interns

Ashley Mosley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Mosley

Rather than bringing on a group of interns to work for free as administrative or personal assistants, you could be paying them and actually striving to have their tasks impact your bottom line.

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Scenic Artist

Anne M. Strick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

'We call ourselves liquid magicians and paint wizards, or sometimes stunt clown acrobatic speed artists,' says Bridget Duffy, whose credits include Showtime with Robert De Niro, as well as television's acclaimed Mad Men.

Ariana Grande Is a Robot

Harrison Goo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Harrison Goo

Like when Simon Cowell says "we've got a future pop star here," he literally means everything that Ariana represents. And that just shouldn't ever happen. I mean, there has to be a flaw somewhere, right?

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Props

Anne M. Strick | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

"Well", says Prop Master PETER BANKINS, among whose movies is Monster's Ball, shot in part in Louisiana State Prison, "we're responsible for everything the actors handle.

Hollywoodspeak

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Hey, ever been at a Hollywood party and wanted to impress a member of the opposite sex with your mastery of Hollywood jargon?

Backstage at the TV Upfronts

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
Lindy DeKoven

The process is grueling, exhausting, insulting, exciting and demeaning. It is ridiculously imperfect (as every fall season proves). It is a kind of hell week, only it lasts a year. So why would otherwise sane people (well, most of them, anyway) subject themselves to this?

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Production Designer actually do? Production Designer Bill Brzeski says he's the "point person for the movie's overall look," and is in charge of everything from locations, reflecting time of day, real to virtual scenery and the shape of buildings.

Has the Formula for Success Changed in Hollywood?

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

The stereotypical "I moved out to Los Angeles or New York City with nothing," still exists. But, unlike in the past, the person doesn't have to physically step onto the streets of New York or L.A. to make an impact.

When Dream Jobs Don't Come True

The Levo League | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
The Levo League

At 28 years of age, I have worked at over 11 magazines and websites and I have never left a job. Not once. I've never been salaried, had health insurance or opened a savings account.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

Most of us -- perhaps you -- have an almost insatiable interest in all things Hollywood. Often we fantasize -- secretly, perhaps -- about being part of the film business ourselves. But being so seems impossible.

America, Do Not Censor Our Entertainment Industry

Tom Rogan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Tom Rogan

In essence, the question would be asked, if violence is to be divorced from entertainment, then why not also the presentation of drugs (for the children's sake)? Or sex (let's stop STDs)? Or religion (we can't risk inflaming violence)?

A New Plan to Bring Hollywood Home

Kevin James | Posted 03.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

As an expansion on my initial platform, I am now introducing a new plan to bring entertainment jobs back to Los Angeles. This plan is called the Los Angeles Production Benefit and it brings independent film production and union crews together.

What Are the Most Anticipated Movies for 2013?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

I'm going to divide it up into different tiers of anticipation. So let's get started with the ten biggest and most anticipated films overall (by people, critics, etc):

What Sandy Is Costing The Entertainment Industry

Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment

The economic losses from Hurricane Sandy are projected to be enormous. And with theater closings, cancellations, and production schedule interruptions...

Good News! Ten Commandments Reduced Now to Only Nine

John Mellencamp | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
John Mellencamp

The entertainment business has been criminally assaulted by wrong-headed thinking that says we need to keep up with the Internet. No, search engines need to abide and adhere to the laws that have governed this country for over 200 years. It's a moral imperative. Thou shalt not steal.

Songs of Hope VIII: Helping Those With Cancer at City of Hope

Brian Lambert | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Brian Lambert

Winning this kind of battle gives you great perspective on how you spend your time. I have gained an unusual confidence to prioritize my time and enjoy life (and spend as little time as possible focusing on the negative).

Outsourcing Hollywood, Billions Leave Local Economy, Families Separated

Kevin James | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

One of America's most lucrative exports is entertainment. It wasn't long ago that L.A. was the entertainment capital of the world. But lack of a vision for L.A.'s future by current city leadership has led to the destruction of a local industry.

How I Stopped Downloading Music Illegally & Began Paying For It

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Tyler Kingkade

I downloaded my first song illegally in 5th grade and continued to harbor pirated music all the way through college. Now I pay for my music. What happened?

4 Secrets to Making It in Show Business

Renee Olstead | Posted 08.18.2012 | Teen
Renee Olstead

I've had a lot of girls and guys ask me what it takes to get started in the entertainment industry. Their questions got me thinking and I decided to create a how-to guide to getting started.

Jay Frank of DigSin Reinventing the Record Label, Part I

Chris Castle | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

I interviewed Jay Frank, owner and CEO of DigSin, a new singles-focused music company that allows subscribing fans to obtain music for free. DigSin si...

Iconic Entertainment News Magazine Goes Up For Sale

Posted 03.23.2012 | Media

Variety magazine's parent company Reed Business Information (RBI) announced on Friday that it has started the process of selling the iconic entertainm...

The Waiting Room

Iliza Shlesinger | Posted 05.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Iliza Shlesinger

Wait on calls, wait for auditions, wait on customers. All actors are professional "waiters." Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to distract you from the fact that you're waiting because L.A. is the world's largest waiting room.