Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

It’s not known whether such a request has been made, although the USTR is working with the MPAA in addressing the issue via conversations with Chinese officials. STORY: China Claims Relaxed Censorship of Movies, but Hollywood is Skeptical Hollywood studios and Dodd hailed last year’s WTO deal for loosening key restrictions. According to the new arrangement, foreign studios get back 25 percent of box-office revenue (previously 13 to 17 percent). Chinese authorities agreed that additional payments, including any taxes, would not come out of the 25 percent split. But late last fall, the China Film Group informed studios that it intended to pass along the tax after all. The Wall Street Journal reported on a standoff with Fox in April.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-studios-havent-been-paid-594939

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0728-newsunday-hollywood-skyscrapers-20130728,0,6110685.story


‘The Bridge’s’ Demian Bichir: Hollywood Always Throws in a Little Filth When Depicting Mexico

Bombs Away: Hollywood Braces for Historic 4 Straight Weeks of Megaflops

The fact that these two characters have to deal with each other’s differences speaks to how Mexico and the United States work. Sonya and Marco couldn’t be more different but they still have to work together and get to know each other as fast as possible because they have to have each other’s back and rely on each other while working on the same task force. They need each other and that’s how the U.S. and Mexico should be instead of pointing fingers at each other. We share many problems and need to work on them together.
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Sony has “The Smurfs 2” on that same weekend. Aug. 9:Sony TriStar rolls out the Matt Damon-Jodie Foster sci-fi movie “Elysium,” which is tracking at $30 million and building buzz. The Warner Bros.
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Hollywood’s glass ceiling: Why doesn’t the film industry trust women?

European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood

Wimbledon: BBC Has Most-Watched U.K. TV Moment of Year With Andy Murray Semi

“The Heat” is an original comedy, written by a woman Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig, the director of “Bridesmaids”. It stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy both at the top of their game in a genuinely hysterical film. “City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments” is the latest attempt to build off the success of the “Twilight” franchise. While neither of the movies being released by the studios is directed by a woman, there are a handful of women directed films you can see this summer, at least here in the US. We have films from Sofia Coppola, Susan Seidelman, Margarethe von Trotta, Shari Springer Berman, Rama Burshtein, Jerusha Hess, Katie Aselton, Maggie Carey and Lake Bell. The problem is that all of these films are small, don’t have superheroes flying or cities blowing up.
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“Spain is nothing like Greece. The government of that country did what it considered appropriate, but we consider RTVE a necessary and unquestionable public service,” said the spokesman for Spains ruling Popular Party who sits on the parliamentary commission that oversees the broadcaster. “RTVE is going to continue, and we are going to fight to do more with less so that RTVE can continue to be a quality, objective pubcaster, without even one layoff.” But RTVEs ills are many. A recent hike in Spain’s sales tax from 18 percent to 21 percent and a re-valuation of its real estate properties have added to its debt burden, forcing the broadcaster to take out a $90 million loan last year with Spanish banks Banco Santander and BBVA. The fall in Spains ad market has also hit RTVE as part of its budget comes from a 1.5 percent cut of the total revenue of Spains commercial networks. That portion, around 5 percent of RTVEs budget, has slipped as ad revenue has continued to fall nationwide.
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