Stories by Greg
Two 3ality software programs aim to save time, cut costs.
New software from 3ality could boost 3-D film and TV production by cutting time and costs.
Radio talk show host’s youth focus helps score syndication deal.
Talk show host Tim Mihalsky, 24, has put his money where his mouth is with a new syndication deal.
Owner looks to photo, TV shoots to help sell estate and winery.
Owner of a Malibu estate and winery looks to spotlight his for-sale property with film and photo shoots.
Loss of Japanese plant sends prices soaring for video format.
Loss of a plant in Japan has left production firms paying collectors’ prices for high-end videotape.
Talk station KFI-AM climbed to second place in L.A. radio ratings during the month of April, according to the latest Arbitron ratings. Top 40 station KIIS-FM continues to dominate by remaining in first place.
Long Beach Press-Telegram cuts staff as readership, ad sales fall.
Staff and cost cuts have become familiar stories in the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s news room.
Nigel Lythgoe left as producer of Fox’s “American Idol” two seasons ago so he could focus on producing and being a judge on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
New music label aims to score some hits with actual records.
New label Omnivore hopes for a record debut fueled by vinyl re-releases.
Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio see higher sidewalk fee as too steep.
Santa Monica’s new fees for sidewalk space give some restaurants reservations about staying in the city.
L.A.-area musicians union makes tracks to web with radio station spotlighting members’ songs.
Local musicians’ union tunes up online radio station.
J.D. Roth, executive producer of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will have a second weight-loss show in prime time when “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” debuts May 30 on ABC.
New magazine Carson takes title, inspiration from art director.
New magazine Carson isn’t named after the city but its creative director David Carson.
Producer-distributor Bigfoot steps into exhibition by buying Westwood venue.
Movie maker and distributor Bigfoot has a toehold in exhibition with the acquisition of Westwood’s Crest Theatre.
The Writers Guild of America, which went on strike for four months during contract negotiations three years ago, has ratified a new three-year deal with producers.
KCET has sold its studio on Sunset Boulevard to the Church of Scientology for an undisclosed amount, the station announced.
TV and film tax credits gain on rivals’
California’s star is on the rise as its TV and movie tax credits begin to outshine rival states’.
When producer Lisa Bruce was a student at NYU, most of her film school classmates wanted to be directors.
Talk of possible sale boosts shares of publishing giant.
Sale speculation has cued up a big gain for Warner Music Group’s stock.
Big Air seeks a leading role in Hollywood by connecting small movies with audiences.
Big Air hopes to inflate the stature of clients’ independent movies through an unusual distribution system.
Laugh Factory owner sees fewer takers for freebies for jobless.
Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada is happy to see interest drying up in his specials for jobless people.
Not all Grove vendors are pleased with daily TV taping of show.
Some Grove vendors are seeing crowds but not sales from the taping of celeb news show “Extra.”
RealD sets sights on big summer flicks
RealD is hoping for a brighter future with a string of blockbusters heading for its 3-D-outfitted screens.
FilmLA Inc. said that a spike in student films, music videos and other small projects boosted location shooting in Los Angeles by 4.7 percent in the first quarter.
Lounges, restaurant at LAX earn high praise from travel guide.
Two LAX lounges and a restaurant land on a travel guide’s lists of hot spots.
Reality TV show appearance boosts local woman’s Netflix-style toys-through-the-mail business.
A reality TV show’s stamp of approval has boosted a Silver Lake-based toys-through-the-mail venture.
Advocate and parent face financial crunch and banks’ lawsuit.
Financial and legal problems have become featured stories about gay magazine Advocate and its parent.
When your father is Don Cornelius – the man who created “Soul Train” – following him into the entertainment industry might lead to some identity issues.
Lack of ad pages in high-gloss Hollywood Reporter has show biz industry buzzing.
High cost and lack of ads share top billing in the story of the Hollywood Reporter’s magazine makeover.
Long Beach Post news website to branch out into print edition.
Long Beach Post publisher hopes his online site clicks with readers in print.