Brian Watt Business and Economics Reporter
Brian Watt is a Business and Economics Reporter for KPCC. He joined the KPCC news team in 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a producer at "Marketplace," where he filed a number of his own stories and even filled in some mornings as host.
Brian holds degrees in Theater from Yale University and the Sorbonne, and has worked as an actor in France, Italy, Brazil, Hungary and Hollywood. He appeared in a few television shows, including "The West Wing," "Judging Amy," and "The District."
Stories by Brian Watt
The proposed expanded film and television production tax credit has new provisions to hold Hollywood accountable. But other states report mixed results from such programs.
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.
The former deputy mayor of Los Angeles, mayoral candidate and a former Wall Street investment banker says, “If they’re looking for a caretaker, they picked the wrong guy.“
As the team begins to look towards life after the Sterlings, the Los Angeles Clippers are calling out to advertising agencies ready for the challenge.
Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by banning most food imports from the West. Russia's a small buyer of California agricultural products.
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.
Twenty-First Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.
The newly spun-off newspaper company opened trading for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange. It also announces a deal with the owner of Cars.com
P.F. Chang's CEO Rick Federico said the company learned of a possible security breach from the U.S. Secret Service in June.
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport is on pace to break an annual record this year, but not everybody wants more passengers at LAX.
A study conducted in 2009 when drought conditions limited watering lawns to two days a week found water pressure would build and cause jolts to the system.
Ontario Airport has seen a slight rise in passenger traffic in 2014. Airport officials would like to see the number of flights rise, too.
As 29 members of California's Congressional delegation urge the enhancement of film tax incentives, others question whether they are a good idea.
The industry of GIS — geographical information systems — is on everybody's radar at Esri's User Conference in San Diego. As 'big data' gets bigger, so does GIS.
Two competing ballot measures will give Santa Monica voters a chance to weigh in on the future of the Santa Monica Airport.