November 4, 1996 |
Louis Rodriguez and his friends at KidShows.Com hope to be part of the next big thing on the Internet's World Wide Web. They're developing "shows" for kids who might prefer an interactive story that can be delivered over the Web to a passive afternoon of watching cartoons on television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
Re "Hollywood Discovers Ventura County," Aug. 4. Although we applaud the efforts of the Ventura County Film Council to promote filming in Ventura County, we want to clarify a fundamental misunderstanding in this article. The article accurately quoted the figure of $351 million from our recent economic impact report as the contribution made by the entertainment industry to Ventura County. But it was followed by an anonymous opinion attributed to the Ventura County Film Council, saying the figure was "inflated because it includes the salaries of stars who do not live in the county."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1999
A nonprofit organization that offers high school students paying jobs in the entertainment industry is accepting applications for its summer internship program. The goal is to give students, "a view of the real world, as far as the business of entertainment," said Marsha Cole, program coordinator for YES to JOBS. Students will be placed in entry level positions at record companies, television and radio stations, film and production companies and trade publications. The internship lasts 10 weeks.
November 26, 2013 |
President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood Tuesday, crediting the motion picture and television industry for being an engine of growth and a bright spot in a recovering economy. "Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy," Obama told a crowd of nearly 2,000 people gathered at the Glendale campus of DreamWorks Animation SKG. "The gap between what we can do and other countries can do is enormous. That's worth cheering about. " Obama was hosted by DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, who is one of Obama's biggest contributors and fundraisers.
January 25, 2013 |
The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year. Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed to a record level last year as major brands spent more money on campaigns to promote their products. The so-called motion picture and sound recording category - including those who work at the major film studios, music labels and post-production houses - employed an average of 129,675 people in 2012, up 3.7% from the average employment in 2011, according to the state Employment Development Department.
December 9, 1997
Al Simms, 86, entertainment industry executive for 60 years. Born Al Ciminelli in Rochester, N.Y., as one of 17 children of Italian immigrants, Simms began his career as manager of the nationally broadcast "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Show." He later worked with singer Frankie Laine. For 28 years, Simms was associated with American International Pictures, working as director of the music department, head of personnel, general manager and assistant to the president.