Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WHY DID HOLLYWOOD GET A TAX BREAK? L.A. COLUMNIST ASKS

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“The extension of a federal tax break for movies and TV shows shooting in the U.S. typifies the giveaway mentality that still pervades Congress,” writes Mark Lacter, the business editor of LAObserved.com. Lacter notes that the tax incentives, which went on the books in 2004, were designed to discourage “runaway production” but that there is […]

WRITER EXPOSES APPARENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT AOL COMPANIES

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A writer for TechCrunch.com, which was acquired last year by AOL, was asked by a representative for Moviefone, also owned by AOL, to “tone down” an article she wrote about Summit Entertainment’s The Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. (The rep wrote that Summit Entertainment felt the article “was a little snarky.”) Instead of complying, the […]