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Participants in zombie costumes, perform during a Halloween event at Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

‘Zombies’ swarm Tokyo Tower in Halloween stunt

TOKYO (AP) — A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it’s Halloween. Led by a former sumo grand champion, about 1,000 beauty schools students and Halloween fun-seekers descended on Tokyo Tower — the Japanese capital’s […]

10/31/2013

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LA City Council waives fees for television pilots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The City Council agreed today to waive more than $400 in fees normally charged for television pilots shot in Los Angeles in an effort to attract productions and keep entertainment jobs […]

10/15/2013

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Feature film production in LA increases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thanks to a jump in feature film production, on-location filming in the Los Angeles area increased by 9.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, according […]

10/08/2013

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Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales — and advertisers and networks […]

10/07/2013

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood in a scene from the Netflix original series, "House of Cards." (AP Photo/Netflix, Melinda Sue Gordon)

Emmys, online shows may take big leap Thursday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” on Thursday become the first online contenders to nab top Emmy nominations, it will be a breakthrough moment for shows making a splash […]

07/17/2013

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New research finds increase of nudity on network TV during primetime

New research from the Parents Television Council shows that blurred or pixilated full nudity is increasingly being shown on primetime broadcast television shows, and that almost 70% of this type of nudity is being shown […]

06/05/2013

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Netflix hoping for memorable Memorial Day weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is hoping this weekend’s release of the resurrected TV series “Arrested Development” will lock up more subscribers to its Internet video service. The award-winning show about the dysfunctional Bluth family […]

05/24/2013

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Ken Levine talks about the TV industry

What does it take to make a TV pilot? The LA Times says the five major networks are ordering more than 100 potential new shows for their 2013-14 season. Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Ken Levine, an Emmy-winning writer-producer-director.

04/24/2013

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FilmLA logs first-quarter uptick in production days

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – First-quarter entertainment production in the Los Angeles area grew 17.8 percent, thanks largely to television production, which had its strongest showing since 2007, figures from FilmLA showed today.

04/10/2013

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Broadcasters worry about ‘Zero TV’ homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have had it with TV. They’ve had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don’t like timing their lives around network show schedules. They’re tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

04/07/2013

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