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Hollywood watches as writers negotiations resume

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| The Writers Guild of America is threatening its first walkout in a decade on May 2, when its three-year contract expires. The main issue is pay.

Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta writes, stars in play about Oscar Levant


The voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, is bringing a a celebrity who died in 1972 back to life in the new play "For Piano and Harpo." Who? "It's Oscar Levant, you musical ignoramus!"


Asian-American comics go from sideshow to main stage


After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.


Studios targeted in lawsuit for alleged 'no poaching' pacts


The complaint says the studios "secretly agreed to work together to deprive thousands of their workers of better wages and opportunities to advance their careers at other companies."

Why Warner Bros is cutting jobs: Call it the 'Murdoch defense'


The company cited the need to operate as efficiently as possible, which could be translated as: "We need to protect ourselves against Rupert Murdoch."

Film tax credit to appear before final Calif. Senate committee


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti made the rounds in Sacramento Wednesday in a final push to support a bill on expanding California's tax credit program for film and TV production.

Could California's film tax credit get a new script?


After causing some drama, Senator Kevin de León says he just wants to make California's tax credit "better." But the mystery remains by how much.

Reps urge state to extend film tax breaks; others ask 'Why?'


As 29 members of California's Congressional delegation urge the enhancement of film tax incentives, others question whether they are a good idea.