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Hollywood Flashback: L.A.'s First Drive-In Opened on Pico Boulevard in 1934

Hollywood Flashback: L.A.'s First Drive-In Opened on Pico Boulevard in 1934

byThe drive-in movie theater, which is enjoying a resurgence amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, did not originate in Los Angeles.That honor goes to Camden, New Jersey, where the world’s first opened June 6, 1933 — the patented brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, son of an auto parts dealer. But L.A. was quick to pick up on the trend, and on Sept. 9, 1934, what was originally known simply as "Drive-In Theatre" (it was renamed Pico Drive-In Theatre in 1943) opened its gates at the corner of Pico and Westwood boulevards, where a bean field previously stood and where the Westside Pavilion...

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Animation Studio Laika Lays Off Staffers Amid Pandemic

Animation Studio Laika Lays Off Staffers Amid Pandemic

byAs Hollywood firms aim to regroup from a monthslong production shutdown during the pandemic, animation studio Laika is the latest company to cut staffers across departments.Days after noting the 15th anniversary of its founding, the Oregon-based stop motion studio said it would be implementing cost-saving measures with the intention of rehiring employees when it is possible. Laika "holds the well-being of its employees as its highest concern," a rep told The Hollywood Reporter. "With no end in sight to the pandemic, we have rolled off 56 of staff from our crew with the intention to hire...

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The Memorabilia King vs. the Studio Detective: The Never-Before-Told Account of an Epic Battle Over Stolen Movie Props

The Memorabilia King vs. the Studio Detective: The Never-Before-Told Account of an Epic Battle Over Stolen Movie Props

David Elkouby's trouble began with a missing gun, but since he deals in Hollywood memorabilia, it was a movie prop. Mr. Freeze's light-up cryogenics blaster, wielded by Arnold Schwarzenegger, had disappeared from the Warner Bros. set of Batman & Robin in the fall of 1996.Security personnel and top brass alike had already grown irritated with the increasing raft of props vanishing off their lot. Now the problem had impacted an active production, delaying filming on a major feature.An investigation into the fate of the intricately designed weapon soon widened. Police came to believe the...

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Steiner Studios to Build New Production Hub in Brooklyn

Steiner Studios to Build New Production Hub in Brooklyn

byAmid a shortage of soundstages, New York is getting a new production hub.Steiner Studios, a well-known Brooklyn-based soundstage operator that's been home to productions like Joker and The Marevlous Mrs. Masiel, is building a new 500,000-square-foot film and television facility in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn. Construction will be funded by $320M in private investment, along with approximately $15 million from the City of New York.The new build is expected to support 2,200 industry jobs, create 1,800 construction jobs and advance diversity and equity in the media and entertainment...

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Constant Testing and New Demands: A Look at L.A. Housekeeping During COVID-19

Constant Testing and New Demands: A Look at L.A. Housekeeping During COVID-19

byClaudia Kahn’s interactions with clients have changed markedly since California went into COVID-19 lockdown. Early on — when owners of pricey L.A. homes laid off or heavily purged housekeeping staffs to create environments with fewer people — Kahn, owner of The Help Company, was on the phone constantly with clients, giving them tips on doing their own cleaning. "We've been having wonderful conversations about domesticity, though I may have been responsible for selling more Shark and Bissell floor washers than anyone else this year," says Kahn.The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the...

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Kamala Harris Sets First VP Campaign Event With Support From Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling (Exclusive)

Kamala Harris Sets First VP Campaign Event With Support From Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling (Exclusive)

byFollowing Tuesday's announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate, the California senator has wasted no time hitting the campaign trail — with her first stop in Hollywood. The vice presidential nominee will hold her first solo event of the campaign in a launch fundraiser co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Shonda Rhimes, Tory Burch and soccer player Amy Griffin, along with California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Ambassador Colleen Bell, director of the California Film Commission; Nicole Avant, former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas and wife of Netflix boss Ted...

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Simon Cowell Hospitalized With Broken Back After Falling Off Electric Bicycle

Simon Cowell Hospitalized With Broken Back After Falling Off Electric Bicycle

bySimon Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon while test-riding his electric bicycle in Malibu, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.The English record executive and host of America's Got Talent is being treated in hospital and was set to have surgery. "Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family," a spokesperson for Cowell told THR. "He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands."In follow-up correspondence,...

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Robin Williams' Daughter Skewers Eric Trump for Sharing Video of Her Late Father Joking About Joe Biden

Robin Williams' Daughter Skewers Eric Trump for Sharing Video of Her Late Father Joking About Joe Biden

byThe daughter of the late Robin Williams over the weekend slammed Eric Trump for a video the president's son shared on social media of her father poking fun at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.  The dated standup went viral when Donald Trump supporters shared it in an effort to mock the former vice president. Williams' daughter, Zelda, was not impressed."While we’re ‘reminiscing’ (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad," the 31-year-old Saturday. "I did. Promise you, it’s much more ‘savage.' Gentle reminder that the dead can’t vote, but...

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Transgender Actress Rain Valdez: How I Took Charge of My Career — and Landed an Emmy Nom (Guest Column)

Transgender Actress Rain Valdez: How I Took Charge of My Career — and Landed an Emmy Nom (Guest Column)

byI could barely speak or move. My body was shaking so much when I found out I was in the outstanding actress in a shortform comedy or drama series category.What moved me the most was not only seeing my name on the list but seeing Razor Tongue and my independent production company (Now>Ever) next to my name. It was a testament to building my own table when there previously seemed to be no seat for me, a testament that my calculated risk worked and continues to work. I dreamt of this moment since I was 6. Being born in the Philippines and growing up in Guam, I knew it wouldn't be easy — yet...

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Jurnee Smollett Is Ready to Own Her Power With HBO's Buzzy 'Lovecraft Country': "I Don't Apologize"

Jurnee Smollett Is Ready to Own Her Power With HBO's Buzzy 'Lovecraft Country': "I Don't Apologize"

In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage."Oh, the rage," she howls, "the rage I feel in my body."Smollett's gotten awfully good at channeling that rage, she says, convening with Black Lives Matter allies in church basements and Los Angeles streets whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn't currently have regular childcare. Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the...

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Superstar Gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Sets a Course for Hollywood

Superstar Gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Sets a Course for Hollywood

In early January, professional video gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins turned on his webcam and encouraged the legions of fans who were watching him live-stream that evening to check out an awesome new movie called 1917. "The imagery, dude, this is hands-down the greatest picture movie ever," he told his Call of Duty: Warzone opponent in between kills.The enthusiasm may have been genuine, but it certainly wasn't spontaneous: Universal, in anticipation of its wide release of the British war film that weekend, had enlisted Blevins for an endorsement to woo the millions of mostly young, mostly male...

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Trump Earned $1.7M From Hollywood Work In 2019

Trump Earned $1.7M From Hollywood Work In 2019

byPresident Trump still earns substantial income from his three decades of work in film and TV productions, according to his 2019 financial disclosure forms.The forms, which were released late Friday, detail all of his financial holdings and income. While the vast majority of his earnings come from his real estate holdings like The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida or his Turnberry resort in Scotland, the filings also detail pensions and residuals from his work in Hollywood.The biggest source of Hollywood income is from Trump Productions LLC, the production company that was established...

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Women in Film Partners with The CW for First-Ever TV Special

Women in Film Partners with The CW for First-Ever TV Special

byWomen in Film is going primetime.The organization has partnered with The CW network to air its first-ever televised special, a one-hour variety show titled Women in Film Presents: Make it Work!. The show will feature music, comedy and celebrity testimonial segments some of which that will explore issues and solutions for getting women back to work. It's scheduled to air Aug. 26 from 8-9 p.m. EST before moving online to CW's digital . Talent confirmed for the special thus far include (in alphabetical order): Malin Akerman, Mara Brock Akil, Lake Bell, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Logan...

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Animation Is One Place Where Race Shouldn't Matter (Guest Column)

Animation Is One Place Where Race Shouldn't Matter (Guest Column)

byI'm a Black voice actress who left North Carolina with one big dream: I wanted to bring all my crazy characters to Hollywood. My plan was to voice an array of cartoons and maybe one day have a cartoon of my own. And though I don't have a cartoon of my own, do I have the right to complain? George Lucas changed my life when he cast me as a Jedi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. More recently, I joined CannonBusters. It's a Netflix series created by LeSean Thomas, a Black animator who developed a world filled with a multicultural cast of characters and voices.  I always believed that one of the...

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'Cats' Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Movie Version Was "Ridiculous"

'Cats' Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Movie Version Was "Ridiculous"

byCats composer Andrew Lloyd Webber opened up in a recent interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times, during which he slammed the of his beloved Broadway musical.“The problem with the film was that Tom Hooper decided that he didn’t want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show,” Webber said of Cats’ director. “The whole thing was ridiculous.”Even with its star-studded cast — including Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson and Ian McKellen, among other big names — Cats was universally panned by critics and moviegoers alike, with the...

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