Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 14, 2013 The Oscar nominations kick into gear spending on everything from catering to car services, boosting the economy of Los Angeles and beyond.
Jan 9, 2013 With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, Los Angeles businesses that once solely depended on the movie industry have to find new ways to make money.
Jan 3, 2013 "Promised Land," opening nationally in theaters, provides a nuanced account of fracking in rural Pennsylvania -- up to a point.
Dec 25, 2012 Two big movies open today -- "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Overall, movie attendance is up this year. And that's after two years of ticket declines. So what's got movie industry singing?
Jul 12, 2012 Movie studios aren't all screening new films, though. Some find the convention is a place to make deals without having a high profile.
May 21, 2012 This past weekend, "Battleship" failed to meet expectations while" The Avengers" managed to keep raking in the cash.
May 21, 2012 The Dalian Wanda group, a major Chinese real estate developer, has purchased America's second-largest movie theater chain for $2.6 billion.
May 18, 2012 Tess Vigeland takes us behind the scenes at CBS's "The Price Is Right" to see how contestants are chosen.
May 7, 2012 This past weekend, Hollywood hosted a fundraiser for the California state parks. It’s not just left-leaning Hollywood altruism. Many directors and studios film for cheap in the parks.