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Incentives help boost feature film production

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| A Film L.A. report says on-location feature film production increased 24 percent to 1,588 permitted production days in the first quarter.

Colbert takes over as 'Late Show' host after Letterman retires

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CBS says the location of the show will be determined and announced at a later date. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has pushed to bring the show here.

Battle for 'Late Show': LA Mayor wants show here (but no tax credits?)

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Mayor Eric Garcetti — still smarting from the loss of "The Tonight Show" to New York — asks CBS' "Late Show" to come out here — but he can't offer incentives.

Bill to expand state's film tax credit program moves forward

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The bill expands the program to big budget feature productions, as well as TV pilots and new one-hour TV series, regardless of how they're distributed.

ABC news chief Sherwood is new Disney TV chairman (Updated)

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Ben Sherwood will replace Anne Sweeney, who announced she was stepping down to pursue a career in directing in a move that left many people in Hollywood scratching their heads.

Disney targets millennials with $500M takeover of Maker Studios (update)

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The deal will better position Disney in online video and reach millennials. Maker Studio makes and distributes digital videos.

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In SoCal business news: DreamWorks to build $2.4 billion complex Shanghai, Disney's succession plan

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Speculation heats up on Anne Sweeney's successor as co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group

Sony to lay off 216 employees in Culver City this summer

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The studio revealed the number of layoffs in a filing with the California Employment Development Department.