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Hollywood Monday: Industry employment up, Academy expansion, and more




Robert Downey Jr. stars in Ironman 3.
Robert Downey Jr. stars in Ironman 3.
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Some good news for everyone who works below the line, as they say, in Hollywood. Employment in the entertainment industry is picking up, so much so that it's helping push down the over-all unemployment rate in the LA area.

Plus, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences plans to expand its membership, and we take a look ahead to two blockbuster sequels,  "Ironman 3" and the second "Star Trek" film.

Here with that story and other Tinsel Town news, Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.