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  • 'Crisis,' 'Burnt,' 'Scouts Guide' all flop at box office

    November 1, 2015 12:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper - two of Hollywood's top stars - scared up few moviegoers over the Halloween weekend. "Our Brand Is Crisis," a political satire about campaign strategists in Bolivia starring Bullock, earned a scant $3.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Burnt," a restaurant... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... more »
  • Real movie drama over tax credits check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight over production locations could become as dramatic as the films themselves since California is ready to try to keep cameras in Hollywood. The LA Times reported the governor of California signed off on a deal to triple the funding for movie tax credits. It will... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • La. movie biz taking a bite out of California check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 15, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly deserted Hollywood has lawmakers in California scrambling to save its iconic movie industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California has lost more than 16,000 film and television jobs and more than a billion dollars in wages. Local movie moguls say those jobs... more »
  • "Fantastic Four" turns BR into New York City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filming for the "Fantastic Four" movie sequel has a few blocks of downtown Baton Rouge shut down and transformed into New York City. Street signs were replaced and iconic New York City items were added to Baton Rouge like phone booths and taxi cabs. By the... more »
  • Brad Pitt attacked at 'Maleficent' premiere

    May 29, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A man was led away in handcuffs after allegedly attacking Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie "Maleficent." Pitt was apparently unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs. Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier on... more »
  • Ocasrs tonight on WBRZ

    March 2, 2014 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards. The 86th annual Oscars ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. Unlike the stormy hosting of Seth MacFarlane last year, this year's Oscar show with host Ellen... more »
  • City will offer movie training

    February 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry. To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
  • Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

    November 4, 2013 8:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES- The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched... more »
  • Man busted trying to use fake, movie money

    October 29, 2013 11:14 PM

    HAMMOND- Police here are worried fake money could be circulating after they found a man with fake one-hundred dollar bills, marked "for motion picture use only" on them. Police said Deshaun Williams tried to use the money to buy a car. They found him with $17,000 worth of the... more »
  • Accused casino cheat busted

    September 16, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An out-of-state man faces charges connected to an elaborate scheme where State Police accuse him of trying to cheat casinos. Bruce Koloshi was arrested Sunday in Connecticut, accused of using similar tactics with invisible ink and special contact lenses to win a card game. Gaming experts believe... more »
  • Developer expected groundbreaking by year's end

    September 15, 2013 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Financing for the River Park mixed-use project next to Hollywood Casino is nearly lined up and groundbreaking should happen before the end of 2013, the developer says. Developer Pete Clements told the Downtown Development District Commission that the 50-acre development will include restaurants, live music venues, residences... more »
  • Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

    September 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood's summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-scenes look at movie shoot

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie crews have become very pubic in the filming of the latest flick shooting here. Lately, actors and actresses have been shadowed by crew and assistants at the airport. They are filming scenes for "Left Behind," a movie based on a series of christian novels. The... more »
  • Another celebrity seems to like filming in BR

    August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chad Michael Murray is enjoying his time in Louisiana, where he is filming the movie "Left Behind." And, he's not shy about what he is doing on and off the set. Keeping his Instagram busy, posting pictures constantly from inside the sound stages at Celtic Media Centre... more »
  • They're back! Film crews to shoot huge movie in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is set to be the location of another large motion picture. Industry insiders are not saying much about what is planned, but have confirmed to WBRZ News 2, film makers reserved most of the production facility Celtic Media. The space rental begins in September and... more »
  • Red carpet welcomes actors supporting state film tax credits

    May 14, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The stars were out in support of the state's lucrative film tax credits Tuesday night. Celtic Studios was transformed into a gala to support the credits, which have become the center of talk among some lawmakers at the State Capitol. There are discussions to possibly limit the... more »
  • On the set of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 9:58 AM

    MONTEGUT, La.- The locally-shot "Beasts of the Southern Wild" did not win any Oscars Sunday night, but the four nominations it received are enough to keep people in Louisiana talking about the independent film. Much of the Oscar attention was paid to 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress ever... more »
  • Man wanted for murder cornered in Lafayette area

    January 11, 2013 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Local police and other law enforcement agencies believe they had a man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge, cornered in a field. Ruben Van Dyke is accused of killing Brannon Counts on Hollywood Street Thursday night. Authorities in the Lafayette area said Van Dyke crashed his car... more »
  • Suspect identified in deadly shooting, crash

    January 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified an Alexandria man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last night in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ruben Van Dyke, 30, was wanted for his involvement in the death of Brannon Counts, 32. McKneely said Counts was shot in the parking... more »
  • Police: man died after being shot in car, driving away

    January 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said a man was shot in a parking lot and was able to drive about a block before he crashed and died. The victim's name was not released. The man was shot in a parking lot in the 5700 block of Hollywood Street, sped away, and... more »
  • One killed in Baton Rouge shooting, crash

    January 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a deadly shooting and crash in Baton Rouge this evening. It happened near McCleland and Hollywood around 5 p.m. Authorities on the scene confirmed one person in a wrecked vehicle was dead. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the victim was shot in a... more »
  • 'Lincoln,' gets a leading 7 Globe nominations

    December 13, 2012 10:23 AM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Steven Spielberg is bringing new glory to Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War epic "Lincoln" leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Tied for second-place... more »
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after Thanksgiving fight at her house

    November 22, 2012 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has been arrested for investigation of battery after authorities say he and the Oscar-winning actress' current boyfriend got into a fight on Thanksgiving. Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer says Aubry came over to Berry's house Thursday and there were reports... more »
  • Rival: New Baton Rouge casino cuts others' revenue

    October 21, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new Baton Rouge casino is taking revenue away from casinos not only in Baton Rouge but in New Orleans and Mississippi, says the manager of a rival gambling hall. The L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, which opened Sept. 1, reaped $13.3 million in revenue, The... more »
  • La. film tax credits becoming costly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 18, 2012 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana film industry is responsible for bringing recent movies like Pitch Perfect, Oblivion, and Battleship to the state. The reason Louisiana is so attractive to movie makers? The state's tempting tax incentives, which some now want to put a cap on. The 30 percent... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • Relative: Man shot while sleeping saved wife check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man is recovering from a shooting after someone shot him through a wall while he slept. It happened early Friday morning on Hollywood Street near I-110. The man's stepson says the victim saved his wife's life by switching sides of the bed, just minutes before the... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Stargazing airs tonight at 10

    May 7, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - From Twighlight to Treme, to Will Ferrell and Nicholas Cage, the possibilities of seeing a big name star in your backyard is becoming more and more likely thanks to Louisiana's newfound reputation as a Hollywood hotspot. Join Kristy Davis tonight at 10 as she shows you... more »
  • Visual effects studio announces $1.2 mil. Baton Rouge facility

    February 29, 2012 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pixomondo LLC, which won an Academy Award this year, says it will spend $1.2 million to create a visual effects studio in Louisiana, creating 75 jobs in film, television and commercial production. Plans call for the company to use about 6,000 square feet at the Celtic Media... more »
  • Magic Johnson starting TV network

    February 21, 2012 10:28 AM

    Beverly Hills - Magic Johnson is launching a cable TV network targeting African Americans. The 24-hour "Aspire" channel will have programs with positive, uplifting images of African Americans according to 52-year-old Johnson. Aspire's programming mix will include movies, TV shows, music, comedy, performing arts and shows about faith.... more »
  • Man in custody in LA arson investigation

    January 2, 2012 7:09 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say 12 suspected arson fires broke out overnight at carports and garages in the Los Angeles area, and a "person of interest" has been taken into custody. Department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore says 10 of the blazes occurred in Los Angeles and two were in... more »
  • Apple in talks for iCloud for movies

    October 13, 2011 3:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Apple is in talks with Hollywood studios about offering its new iCloud services for movies. That would allow people to buy movies on iTunes and then watch them on any Apple-made device without needing to transfer or save files. That's according to two people familiar with... more »
  • Riverboat casino inspections increase

    May 11, 2011 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are more inspections of the two Baton Rouge riverboat casinos due to the high river water levels. The Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino are both located in the downtown region. Inspectors say they are checking to make sure the boats are secured to the... more »
  • Schwarznegger, Shriver separate after 25 years

    May 10, 2011 12:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that one of the keys to success is to "marry a Kennedy." But now, the marriage of JFK's niece and the bodybuilder-turned-movie-star-turned-governor is in trouble. After 25 years, Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver say they are separating -- at what they... more »
  • 2 rescued bloodhounds may be Hollywood stars

    April 23, 2011 10:51 AM

    DOYLINE, La.- The gaunt bloodhound wandered Shreveport's streets. He had no collar or microchip when he came to a shelter. Euthanasia was a possibility. But Hogan, about 2 years old, and Millie, a pup also placed by the South Central Bloodhound Club, may become stars. Trainer Sue Chipperson of... more »
  • Netflix locks up rights to its first TV series

    March 18, 2011 12:31 PM

    LOS GATOS, Calif. - Netflix's Internet video streaming service will get first-run episodes of the upcoming TV series, "House of Cards," starring Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The deal announced Friday illustrates Netflix Inc.'s growing power in Hollywood as its mines the revenue from its 20 million subscribers... more »
  • Old man 'Seinfeld' actor Bill Erwin dies at 96

    January 4, 2011 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Character actor Bill Erwin, whose nearly seven-decade Hollywood career included his memorable role as the grumpy old man on television's "Seinfeld," has died. He was 96. Erwin, also known for his memorable role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980 fantasy film "Somewhere in Time,"... more »

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