Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

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“I wouldn’t change a thing about it … it really is a case of if you build it, they will come.” Russ Nissen, director of film incentives at Ease Entertainment Services, said the state’s only domestic rival when it comes to incentives is Georgia, which offers a nearly identical suite of inducements. Georgia has more soundstages, he claimed, but Louisiana throws in additional incentives for hiring residents and makes it easier for producers to transfer credits. Also read: L.A. Mayor Eric Nissen on Film Tax Incentive: Let’s Lift the Cap “Economically it’s a good place to shoot,” Nissen told TheWrap.
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It’s not the Katy Perry/Justin Bieber/Britney Spears doc. It’s not Some Kind of Monster.” With their Monster documentary, there was a dramatic arc “Fortunately for the audience and unfortunately for us,” Ulrich quips. “The movie worked so much especially for a film audience. There were some people in the music world who were a little taken aback by the transparency of that film.” Through the Never needed to have that narrative from the start, and if they could put that into a music film, it would be something special.
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At the Hollywood Bowl, an unhealthy glow

Jennifer Lawrence Money money money MONEY! Hollywood’s hottest actresses work long grueling hours on set then spend most of their free time promoting films and staying in tip-top shape that’s why the most super successful starlets are compensated so generously for their work! Forbes published a list of the industry’s top grossers , and you will be SHOCKED by the names they left off! Natalie Portman , Anne Hathaway , and Emma Watson are all obvious A-listers, but only one of those lovely ladies made the money list!!!
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What is missed in these discussions, though, is that a young pianist’s short skirt would not have seemed nearly so risque had it not been for camera close-ups framing her bare legs on giant screens as she played Rachmaninoff. On Thursday I started at the top of the Bowl in the $1 seats. This is, as it’s always been, one of the most splendid vistas in Los Angeles. The sun set, the sky was filled with puffy cumulus clouds.
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Hollywood aims to keep tax rate the same

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It would have been worse if we didnt get the FEMA money, said the citys Finance Director Matt Lalla, after presenting the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 on Wednesday. The next fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
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Paula Deen Hires Hollywood Power Lawyer Patty Glaser

Authorities were alerted in May after neighbours complained the wall art was detrimental to the area and it scared their children. At the time, City Councilman Tom LaBonge said: ‘They jump right out at you. They aren’t just at the curb by the bins. It is all the way up the side of the house. I can see them in a commercial area. ‘There were complaints from the neighbours and the neighbourhood association, and city code inspectors acted appropriately and required the homeowner be in compliance with city codes.’ The Fine China star filed an appeal against LA’s Department of Building and Safety, claiming the mural ‘enhanced the architectural and aesthetic features of the residential property’.
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The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hot-wheels-director-search-nearing-576629?AP WHAT THE LEGENDARY-NBCUNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIP MEANS FOR BOTH SIDES (ANALYSIS) With a flush new partner, the cost-conscious studio could start thinking big again. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/what-legendary-nbcuniversal-partnership-means-583111?AP JERRY BRUCKHEIMERS DISNEY FUTURE IN QUESTION AS MOGULS DEFEND HIS LONE RANGER The producers rich Pirates 5 deal will almost certainly be renegotiated while Les Moonves, Ron Meyer and Jeffrey Katzenberg praise the Rock of Gibraltar of Hollywood after a pricey flop. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jerry-bruckheimers-disney-future-question-582560?AP DISNEY ANALYSTS PEG LONE RANGER LOSS AT UP TO $190 MILLION While Wall Street updated its forecasts for the expected write-down on the movie, Disney stock rose, and Credit Suisses Michael Senno highlighted the conglomerates strong setup for the long term. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-analysts-peg-lone-ranger-581961?AP WHY PAY TV WILL PAY BIG MONEY FOR HULU (ANALYSIS) Its all about defense for DirecTV, Peter Chernin and AT&T and even Time Warner Cable, which are still in the hunt for the streaming service while a bid from private equity powerhouses Guggenheim Digital Media and KKR falls out. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-pay-tv-will-pay-582430?AP REMEMBERING PJ TOROKVEI: COMEDY GENIUS BEHIND WKRP WAS TRANSGENDER TRAILBLAZER Producer Stan Brooks recalls how the screenwriter, who died July 3 at age 62, revealed his plans to become a woman: I was hoping for Christie Brinkley; I fear Im heading toward Bea Arthur. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/remembering-pj-torokvei-comedy-genius-582318?AP MONSTERS, ROBOTS AND TOM CRUISE: INSIDE THE PACIFIC RIM PREMIERE Director Guillermo del Toro and star Charlie Hunnam spoke to THR about Warner Bros. and Legendarys tentpole at the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday.
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Chris Brown’s monster murals on wall of his Hollywood Hills home are painted over after he loses initial bid to keep them

Eyesore: Chris has been living in the $1.5million home since 2011

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen is bringing in some Hollywood firepower in the wake of her N-word scandal. our editor recommends Tax Lawyer: Hollywood Needs Federal Incentives Now (Guest Column) Patricia Glaser, the litigator who handled Conan O’Brien’s exit from NBC and recently represented Keith Olbermann in his litigation with Current TV, has been hired to lead Deen’s legal team, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter . Glaser, a regular honoree on THR’s annual Power Lawyers list of the top entertainment attorneys in America, will not be representing Deen in the lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House that Deen co-owns with her brother. Deen has parted ways with the Oliver Maner firm that was representing her in that case and has brought on Grace Speights, a Washington-based partner in Morgan Lewis’ employment practice. STORY: Alleged Paula Deen Extortionist Arrested Rather, Glaser and her Los Angeles-based firm will serve as overall counsel to Deen, managing any future legal dustups that might arise and handling her relationships with sponsors, most of whom dropped her after a deposition was made public in which Deen admitted to using the N-word decades ago. Glaser declined to comment.
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Fred Perry, Wimbledon outsider to Hollywood star

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Hollywood bowing to China’s clout

“Fred Perry was a superlative ambassador for our sport throughout the world. He was a great character, big-hearted and a true champion in every sense,” said former All England chairman John Curry. “He won the affection and admiration of all those involved in tennis — the players, the fans, the media, and officials. Fred was one of those rare individuals.
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Hey, Hollywood! Race Does Matter

aAnd as it has become richer over the past several years itas been in a position to do something about it.a Rosen said the ultimate arbiter of what makes it onto the screen of Chinaas 12,000 movie theatres is a board of 30 to 40 censors under Communist Party control, representing different constituencies in Chinese society a women, for example, or the military. He said that while there were some indications the board was becoming slightly more liberal a last yearas showing on Chinese television of the 2005 political adventure V for Vendetta was seen as a notable step forward a it remains beholding to sensitivities that makes its decisions sometimes hard to fathom. That was underscored earlier this month when Chinese theatres pulled Quentin Tarantinoas Django Unchained at the last minute, despite widespread reports that Tarantino had bowed to censorsa demands by dampening the filmas violence. China said only that the filmas screening had been halted for atechnical reasonsa without elaborating what that meant.
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I expect a big race out of her. The first two U.S. starts by Need You Now were merely a starting point. Since she finished fourth in the Grade 3 Senorita, Mitchell has seen her improve, and the blinkers she wore for her first U.S. starts will come off Sunday based on a recommendation from jockey Julien Leparoux. Julien has worked her, and he likes her without blinkers, Mitchell said.
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Hollywood Park: Wednesday takes two-turn test in Le Cle

But the truth is that it matters more than ever that the characters of color in movies are played by people of color. More than half of the children now born in the U.S. are from racial and ethnic minorities , according to U.S. Census data. Two out of three students in Texas public schools are now Hispanic. The U.S. of the future is going to look like my classroom at a small university in Jersey City, where only 25 percent of the student population is white.
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