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December 12, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Hollywood Reporter's “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, honoring Oprah Winfrey with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented to her by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The program : TV host Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremonies, taking note of “this sea of perfect blowouts” and suggesting “Wouldn't it be better to rename the event the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood and just not give any of the spots to men?” He then delivered a warning to Kanye West, seated with the Kardashian clan.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
So much about Morrissey has hardened into caricature over the course of his three-decade musical career - he's a megalomaniac! A sad sack! Perhaps even a racist! - that you might expect him to use his feverishly anticipated memoir to dismantle some of those notions. Maybe next time. With its desperate hyperbole and withering cruelty, its vivid set pieces and lengthy odes to forgotten movie stars, "Autobiography" is a corroborating portrait of the artist we're all certain we know, down to its very title, which seems to be after a kind of scholarly weight that something like the folksier "My Life" wouldn't have conveyed.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
The city-owned Los Angeles Convention Center entered a new era Tuesday when a new general manager was named by the private company hired to run the facility. Anschutz Entertainment Group, which won a contract to run the center in October, named Brad Gessner to the post. He most recently served as general manager of the 2.6-million-square-foot San Diego Convention Center for six years. The L.A. Convention Center offers 720,000 square feet of exhibit space, 46,000 square feet in two event halls and 102,000 square feet of column-free space in a sky-lighted meeting room.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year. The pact takes one of Hollywood's hottest and best-known production banners away from the Viacom Inc.-owned studio and aligns it with crosstown rival 20th Century Fox. Plan B's first-look deal with Paramount expires Dec. 31. The production company has been based at the studio since 2005.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll New Regency and RatPac will finance future projects from Plan B as part of a multi-year, overall deal, New Regency said in a statement Tuesday night. The company is based on the 20th Century Fox lot and has a long-term distribution arrangement with the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2013 | By Meg James
Legendary Entertainment is expanding its television production repertoire by acquiring Asylum Entertainment, the firm behind the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys. " Legendary, the entertainment company controlled by film producer and financier Thomas Tull, announced Monday it had completed a deal to buy 100% of Asylum Entertainment, a 10-year-old production firm. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Asylum specializes in unscripted and scripted fare.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In terms of mythology, it was Bonnie Parker who turned a small band of murderous thugs led by Clyde Barrow into the stuff of legend. Even as the Depression-era gang went on its murderous two-year crime spree, the idea of a female outlaw titillated a nation already prone to romanticizing criminals amid a failing economic system. When she and her lover died in a hail of gunfire, and photos of her posing with firearms and a getaway car were discovered, Bonnie became the pin-up girl for the hyper-sexualized archetype of the gun moll.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier and Kate Linthicum
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013
'Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird' MPAA rating: No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Playing: At Laemmle's Music Hall, Beverly Hills
NEWS
November 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Employment in L.A.'s entertainment sector rebounded last month, with the number of film and TV jobs rising 3.1% over the year before. Employment in L.A. County's motion picture and sound recording category - which covers the bulk of employment in the local film, TV and music industries - rose to 118,400 jobs in October, an increase of 3,600 jobs from October 2012 and nearly 2% from September, according to state employment data. The entertainment sector fared better than L.A. County's economy as whole.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
If you are among America's well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by the travel marketing agency MMGY Global and research firm Harrison Group. Defined as those with an annual household income of $250,000 or more, affluent travelers make up 6% of the leisure travel market, up from 4% in 2010, according to the report.
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