Hollywood Central Park Redesigns Website to Encourage Community Input


Posted by Marla Schevker (Editor) , July 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM Next Previous Slideshow Download In an effort to encourage creative individuals to offer designs for a new stretch of park, the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park (FHCP) released a new feature on its website ( http://www.hollywoodcentralpark.org ) that allows for interaction and creation. People now have the opportunity to create their own versions of the 44-acre park planned for the one-mile stretch of the Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood Boulevard/Bronson Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Western Avenue. According to the FHCP press release, the website, offers numerous possibilities for potential features at the park including cafes, dog parks, libraries and landscaping. Participants are invited to submit their designs to the FHCP board, who will attempt to incorporate the ideas into the final design.
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Louisiana Keeps ‘Hollywood of the South’ Nickname by Surviving Political Assault

“They will think not twice, but maybe five times, before they do another $225-million picture,” Harold Vogel of Vogel Capital Management told The Los Angeles Times . “This is going to make it a lot tougher for any other budding auteur to come in and say, ‘I want to do this $225-million extravaganza.’ It’s not going to happen any time soon at Disney. What happened to the summer of shoot-em-ups, robots, and buddy cops? Like Mayfield, moviegoers voted with their dollars. Pairing big names with titular explosions, give or take a franchise, isnt enough to pack theaters these days.
Source: http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/what-hollywood-can-learn-from-kickstarter.html

“One of the hallmarks of the Louisiana program has been its stability,” said Will French, president of the Film Production Capital and the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association. “Producers can bank on the fact that if they shoot here, they’ll qualify and they know exactly what the benefits will be.” Also read: Why Hollywood’s Biggest Films Are Leaving L.A. for London “If you across the country, the attitude toward incentives has started to reverse, and you have states like Michigan or Connecticut pulling themselves out of the game or pulling dollars,” he added. French predicted that the day is approaching when Louisiana or Georgia will surpass New York as a production hub. Not everyone is enamored with the credits. The non-profit advocacy group the Louisiana Budget Project estimates the state spent $231 million in 2011 on incentives and roughly $1 billion over the last decade — with little to show for it. “Film tax credits are a wonderful deal if you’re in the film business, but it hasn’t been a good deal for the state,” Jan Moller, director of the Louisiana Budget Project, told TheWrap.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-keeps-hollywood-south-nickname-surviving-assault-politicians-020503909.html


Bombs Away: Hollywood Braces for Historic 4 Straight Weeks of Megaflops


And Fox’s Hugh Jackman action film “Wolverine” is projected to debut with around $70 million on July 26. Also read: Hollywood Star Power Not Driving the Box Office This Summer (Video) Despite the bombs of the past two weeks, the box office remains nearly 13 percent of ahead of last summer. We’ll see where that number is at later this month, but a summer record remains a possibility at this point. With July sure to come up short of 2012, especially since “Dark Knight Rises” opened to $168 million in that month last year, the key will be August. It looks potentially strong, due more to the number of wide releases rather than a single likely blockbuster.
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Hollywood Blockbusters Losing Luster: They’re Off 13% at Foreign Box Office

None did last year. It’s not that the Chinese are exporting hits — all three did nearly all their business at home — but they’re doing enough domestically to make the list of leaders. The Chinese box office grew by 36 percent to become the No. 2 global film market in 2012, and it is still expanding.
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Hollywood bowing to China’s clout


is down because of global piracy and audience indifference,a said Los Angeles-based film historian Leonard Maltin. aSo the explosion of the China market is a boon to the industry. These range from the James Bond feature Skyfall a where unflattering references to the sex trade in the Chinese territory of Macau supposedly landed on the cutting-room floor a to World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, in which the Chinese origin of a plague of apocalyptic zombies was said to have been removed. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES And that doesnat take into account ostensible instances of self-censoring, like last yearas remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn, where producers changed the nationality of bloodthirsty soldiers invading the United States to North Korean from Chinese, apparently to cater to their perception of Chinese political sensitivities.
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‘Hollywood Game Night’ Celebrities: All Your Favorite TV Stars On One Show (PHOTOS)

“Hollywood Game Night” takes that same approach, teaming three celebrities with a civilian player. Can you imagine playing Celebrity with celebrities? Or what about having to guess that a not-so-flattering child’s portrait of Matthew Perry is indeed the “Friends” star …
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Fred Perry, Wimbledon outsider to Hollywood star


The remodeled Mid-Century Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit. Features include two interior fireplaces, a home theater, an exercise room, a security system, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa. Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning Maroon 5.
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Adam Levine unloads Hollywood Hills rental for $3.55 million

At trophy homes for sale, high-end cars are featured attractions

The girls liked him and he liked the girls, it went from there,” wrote Henderson. “One US columnist said ‘women fell for him like ninepins and when he went to Hollywood, male film stars went and sulked in Nevada’.” By the time of Perry’s death at the age of 85 in 1995, he had finally become accepted into the British tennis culture. “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.
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