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February 22, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
On the second floor of a hospital, a criminal profiler is strolling down a hallway with a colleague when an alarm goes off. Several doctors and nurses sprint past him to an intensive-care unit where a child, a potential witness to a crime, is being treated. The scene, for an upcoming episode of the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds," actually unfolded last week on the former Sherman Way campus of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, which serves solely as a location backdrop for shows that have included several crime dramas such as TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Hawthorne.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1997 | NICK GREEN
Santa Paula has rescinded its two-week-old moratorium on downtown movie filming. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to lift the moratorium as long as production companies reach written agreements with area merchants before approaching the city for a film permit. The ban will be reviewed again at the next council meeting in two weeks.
NEWS
December 3, 1986 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Cannon Group Inc. and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have reached a first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering all Cannon movies with a budget of more than $6 million to be made in 1987 and 1988. The agreement, jointly announced by Cannon and the union, brought to an end a brief strike by IATSE against the company last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1990
Cliff Roseman, a location manager for some film company, is dead wrong. I, and many others, will not say "damn" when the film crews are gone. Good riddance is more like it. My neighborhood, with its old houses, was one of many favorites of the film companies. I haven't seen much of them lately, perhaps because of letters to Charles Weisenberg, director of the city's motion picture and television affairs office, and tactics such as asking for the crew's film permits. These permits have a definite ending time, and if they aren't cleaned up and out of there by that time, my neighbors and I let Weisenberg know.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS and SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A military-type helicopter being used to make a TV commercial crashed Tuesday in the Mojave Desert, killing the co-pilot and slightly injuring two other men. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, authorities said. The co-pilot was identified as Mike Tamburro, believed to be in his 30s.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Don't expect another marriage between Alcon Entertainment and Lionsgate anytime soon after the two film companies' rocky collaboration on this weekend's "What to Expect When You're Expecting. " Best known for producing and fully financing family-oriented fare like "Dolphin Tale" and "The Blind Side," Alcon late last year made its first deal to co-finance a movie produced by another studio. The $40-million adaptation of "What to Expect," based on the bestselling pregnancy book for preparing new parents, hits theaters this weekend with decent box-office expectations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
You can't win an Oscar by spamming George Clooney or boozing up the voters. That's the gist of one of the new rules the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced regarding Oscar campaigning, part of its ongoing effort to rein in studios and filmmakers aggressively touting their films during awards season. The academy updated its regulations Wednesday, stipulating that film companies may send a maximum of one piece of mail and one piece of email a week to academy members during the height of Oscar season, the period after the announcement of nominations on Jan. 15, 2013, and before the final polls close on Feb. 19, 2013.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
Minnesota has a new Snowbate to entice film and TV productions. The state's new Film Production Jobs Program, known as Snowbate, has been voted into law. Minnesota lawmakers recently agreed to increase annual funding for the rebate program to $10 million from $500,000 starting July 1.  Film producers also will now be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 25% for work done in the state, which is competing with dozens of other states that offer...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
A week of explosives-laden filming on the streets of downtown Los Angeles has left some residents and office workers rattled, prompting officials to consider new regulations governing the way the entertainment industry operates on city streets. Downtown has become a favorite location for filming everything from TV commercials and series to features and music videos. Officials estimate that downtown hosts hundreds of productions a year. But some central city denizens have had enough.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Michael Kinsley, I may have uncovered your next worst thing: porn actors without condoms. You may recall that, in a recent Times Op-Ed article, Kinsley wrote about changing attitudes on same-sex marriage, and then mused about what other issues Americans will undergo a change in attitude on: There is something you think today that will seem preposterous and even offensive to your 20-years-from-now self, if you're still around. Some injustice that will seem obvious, although right now we can't see it at all. What will it be?
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