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
There's still no dollar figure attached to it, but a bill that would expand California's film and television tax credit program has passed a Senate committee.
New York is now the most attractive place to shoot a pilot for an hour-long TV drama, while L.A. continued to lose its share of pilot productions.
California added nearly 40,000 jobs in May, putting the state just 1,800 jobs short of its employment peak seven years ago — before the Great Recession.
In another sign of consolidation in the horse racing industry, a meet that has been a feature of the LA County fair at Fairplex will move to Los Alamitos
Ports of LA and Long Beach see rises in cargo volumes, as retailers rush to move goods ahead of a potential labor dispute.
The victory parade began at noon at 5th and Figueroa streets and headed a mile south through downtown to Chick Hearn Court at Staples Center.
A bill to expand California's Film And Television tax credit program has support in Sacramento. Now legislators must decide how much money to add to the pot.
Port of Long Beach hopes new incentives will encourage shippers to dock and load more cargo while reducing air pollution.
A 'normalizing' housing market is helping to make California a bright spot in the U.S. economy's slow recovery, says the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
Corporations don't usually own pro sports teams, but the LA Kings and NY Rangers are owned by two corporations that compete.
Years ago, Sterling paid out millions in settlements and legal fees after tenants sued, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. What's his record been since then?
As E3 rolls around, Video game industry continues to see sales growth, but the project-driven cycle of work makes layoffs routine.
As California's horse-racing scene adjusts to losing Hollywood Park, the timing of California Chrome's Triple Crown chase is perfect.
The applications were in. The lottery was beginning, but then a bomb scare stopped the process of picking California film and TV tax credit recipients.
The state on Monday began accepting applications for the latest round of tax incentives just days after the state assembly approved a bill to expand the program.