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May 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that California must boost tax incentives to movie and TV studios to help keep productions from moving out of state. He said incentive offerings by other states were luring studios away and costing California tens of thousands of jobs. Spokesmen for the Legislature expressed support for the idea but worried about the effect of lost taxes when California is struggling with a budget deficit the governor said could reach $20 billion next year.
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February 9, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The pornography industry, like the rest of Hollywood, has been buffeted by the economic downturn, the falloff in DVD sales and a cornucopia of free content on the Internet. Still, for better or worse, the adult entertainment business remains alive and well in the San Fernando Valley, where thousands of films are shot every year in warehouses and private homes. One of the 10 busiest sites for on-location filming in Los Angeles last year was a two-story industrial building in Chatsworth operated by Penthouse Studios, a spinoff of the adult magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Responding to a drop in international travelers at LAX, two City Council members Friday proposed a new federal committee to boost foreign tourism in Los Angeles and at other U.S. gateway cities. Also Friday, Councilwoman Janice Hahn called on the city's airport agency to produce a timeline for completion of new gates at the Tom Bradley International and West Concourse terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.
OPINION
June 19, 2003
Your June 12 obituary of L.A. Inc. President George Kirkland understated the impact that the late Convention and Visitors Bureau chief had on our city. As the man entrusted with the stewardship of this city's hospitality industry, Kirkland transformed the Los Angeles landscape, bringing our industry into common public discourse and weaving such separate elements as LAX, Staples Center and must-see visitor destinations into an infrastructure capable of hosting major events on the world stage with great distinction.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1989
L.A. Gear Inc.: The Los Angeles shoe and sportswear maker said net income rose 200% to $16 million in the second quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 207% to $169.6 million. Both net income and sales figures set quarterly records for the company. The company also announced plans to file an offering of 1 million common shares by the end of the year. Tables, Page 13
BUSINESS
April 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The star trotted toward a small pad in the middle of the 80-foot stage and stopped on his mark. "Look at the camera!" veteran animal trainer Steve Martin commanded. Like a true pro, Shadow, a gray wolf who has made appearances on HBO's "True Blood" series, turned his head and fixed his piercing yellow eyes at the camera operator. "Good boy," another trainer said, tossing him a morsel of meat. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The shot was among several animal scenes filmed on the giant green-screen stage at Hollywood Center Studios last week, where a leopard, a lion, a monkey, an elephant and even two grizzly bears from Frasier Park performed simple tasks on the empty stage as a film crew captured their movements, snarls, roars and grunts.
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