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  • 'Twilight' to be revived in Facebook short films

    October 2, 2014 10:44 AM

    NEW YORK - "Twilight" will be raised from the dead for a series of short films on Facebook. Two years after the last film of the popular movie franchise, Lionsgate announced late Tuesday that Stephenie Meyer's world of vampires and werewolves will be revived for a short film competition. The... more »
  • Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight 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 »
  • La. movie biz taking a bite out of California 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Changes at movie studio could mean more productions

    February 19, 2014 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Exciting changes were announced at the city's state-of-the-art movie production center Wednesday. Celtic Studios, the massive sound stage facility near I-12 and Airline Highway, announced it will become a completely local operation, with management and operations being conducted from the facility by a new leadership team. Previously... more »
  • Alabama trying to top Louisiana in movie business Play Video

    December 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alabama is trying to dethrone Louisiana as "Hollywood of the South." But people in the Louisiana film industry say not so fast. Patrick Mulhearn with Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge says there's no question that Louisiana controls the south when it comes to film production.... more »
  • 'Man of Steel' takes flight with $125M debut

    June 16, 2013 12:03 PM

    UNDATED - "Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Superman tale starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned an additional $12 million from... 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 »
  • CO movie theater shooting suspect wants life, not death penalty

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    DENVER- The man accused of opening fire inside a Colorado movie theater during the premiere of Batman last summer has offered to plead guilty and spend the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers for James Holmes made the offer in a motion filed... more »
  • Arcade video shooting games pulled after massacres

    January 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    BOSTON - A national movie theater chain has removed a video shooting game from a lobby after a moviegoer complained in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. National Amusements is based in Norwood, Mass. It removed the game from a complex in Yonkers, N.Y. A company executive... more »
  • Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

    January 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
  • Twilight fever explodes ahead of overnight release

    November 15, 2012 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fans of the movie Twilight have filled theaters, being some of the first to see the movie. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens at midnight. Theaters are expecting thousands and some will have showings through 1 a.m. Friday. Much of the film was shot in... more »
  • La. film tax credits becoming costly 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 »
  • Police arrest 2, seize drugs and pirated movies

    May 16, 2012 11:01 AM

    ZACHARY- Zachary police have arrested a 12-year-old on drug charges and a Zachary man on numerous counts involving pirated movies. Police Chief David McDavid said officers booked 57-year-old Gary Sloate with 950 counts of illegal use of counterfeit trademarks, 31 counts of prohibited sound reproduction without consent, one count of... more »
  • Netflix strikes movie deal

    February 21, 2012 10:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Netflix will stream certain movies from the Weinstein Company including "The Artist" under an exclusive licensing agreement. The agreement covers foreign-language movies, documentaries, and other films in the Weinstein vault which will become available for instant viewing on Netflix. Netflix said it would get some... 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 »
  • Netflix signs streaming deal with DreamWorks

    September 26, 2011 12:17 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Netflix has signed a deal with DreamWorks to stream its movies and TV specials beginning in 2013. Netflix Inc. said Monday that the multi-year licensing deal will make it the exclusive subscription TV service for first-run films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation SKG... more »
  • Movie industry poised to aid disaster relief

    April 7, 2011 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The movie industry in Louisiana is positioning itself to be a major player in the state's disaster relief scenarios. A partnership between the Red Cross and the Louisiana Industry for Film and Entertainment will create new space for thousands of potential evacuees in the case of a... more »
  • Coffee, movies, shelter priority during BR wintry weather

    February 3, 2011 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While DOTD and street crews have been working through the weather, News 2 found many people around town with other plans to get through this cold and ice. At one gas station in Baton Rouge, customers were in and out all day, but fuel hasn't been the... more »
  • Director gets one year in prison in wiretapping case

    October 4, 2010 12:59 PM

    "Die Hard" director John McTiernan was sentenced to one year in prison Monday for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer. In a stinging rebuke of the 59-year-old McTiernan, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer said he should receive a harsher sentence than... more »
  • Study: Smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

    August 19, 2010 12:28 PM

    A new study shows that there's less smoking depicted in movies in recent years. Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline ever since. Movies released last year showed about half the number of smoking incidents than films four years earlier.... more »
  • 'Toy Story 3' finds big play time with $109M debut

    June 20, 2010 10:39 AM

    Movie fans have not outgrown the "Toy Story 3" gang. The animated sequel about toys that come to life leaped to the No. 1 spot with a $109 million opening weekend. "Toy Story 3" became the third animated film to top $100 million in the first weekend, joining... more »
  • Oscar nominations

    February 2, 2010 8:01 AM

    Best Picture: "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," "Up in the Air" Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus";... more »
  • Millions make movies a Christmas tradition

    December 25, 2009 9:08 PM

    After eating a full meal and opening presents millions of people made their way to the movies for a post Christmas flick. "There's always a couple big blockbusters that come during Christmas," said Craig Worth, General Manager of Rave Motion Pictures at the Mall of Louisiana. "It used to... more »

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