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Are film subsidies worth it?

Tired of seeing Hollywood take its business elsewhere, California is moving to triple tax subsidies for film and TV productions, boosting incentives to $330 million annually and making the state competitive with New York, Georgia and other states that are courting the entertainment industry...

California Senate approves film tax credit bill

A bill that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax credit program was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

Turner management shake-up continues with Michael Wright exit

The Turner Broadcasting shake-up continues with the departure of Michael Wright, president of programming for the popular channels TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' wins the night in total viewers

A round of eliminations and a performance by Ariana Grande helped "America's Got Talent" stay on top of the ratings on Wednesday.

California to hike film tax credits

It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years.

Turner Broadcasting offers employee buyouts, plans more staff cuts

Grappling with ratings doldrums and increased competition, Turner Broadcasting plans to cut several hundred workers as part of an overhaul of its operations.

DreamWorks Animation's 'Dragon 2' stays atop China box office

DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” remained atop China’s box office last week, and will soon become the top-grossing animated film of 2014 in the territory.

TV ratings: NBC's Emmys drop from last year but dominate on new night

Held on a Monday for the first time since 1976, the annual Primetime Emmy Awards won the night in viewers, according to early Nielsen ratings.

MTV Video Music Awards viewership down 18% from last year

Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood averaged 8.3 million viewers, down 18% from last year's buzz-worthy gala, according to Nielsen.

SAG-AFTRA members approve new contract

Members of SAG-AFTRA voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve a new film and TV contract.

FCC gears up review of Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable

Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable is receiving new scrutiny amid protests from consumer groups who are demanding state and federal regulators block Comcast's ambitions to grow.

Tearjerker 'If I Stay' expected to top box office

Moviegoers will likely head to the theaters this weekend with Kleenex in one hand and tickets to the adaptation of the young adult novel “If I Stay" in the other.

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' wins key demo, 'Talent' gets most views

CBS' "Big Brother," which featured special guest Kathy Griffin, won the television ratings battle Wednesday night among the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic and boosted the network to No. 1 in the desired category.

Research firm Screen Engine acquires ASI Entertainment

With the goal of bringing together industry leaders in film and television research, consulting firm Screen Engine announced on Wednesday that is acquiring ASI Entertainment.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' helps NBC win the night

Though down from last week, the final phase of live quarterfinal performances on NBC's "America's Got Talent" won the night in ratings, according to Nielsen.

Proposal to expand California film tax credit to get a show of support

California lawmakers are poised to quadruple funding for the state's film and TV tax credit program, but industry supporters aren't leaving anything to chance.

TV ratings: CBS' 'Under the Dome' most watched of night

CBS' "Under the Dome" won Monday night in viewers, elevating the network to No. 1 most watched overall.

SAG-AFTRA issues statement on journalists' rights in Ferguson

SAG-AFTRA, which represents more than 165,000 actors, journalists and other media professionals, issued a statement on Tuesday calling on law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., to "permit journalists the freedom to do their job...

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