Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Creative America” Coalition Unites against Film & TV Piracy

Building a movement around a Senate bill designed to combat foreign trafficking of pirated movies and TV shows, a new grassroots coalition for intellectual property rights is gaining traction. It seems the movie industry may have finally found the right … Continue reading

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Carmageddon Block Party Featured on Local and International Media

Last weekend, Showbiz Store & Cafe made good on its mission to host the biggest ‘Carmegeddon Block Party’ in the entire land of Los Angeles.  While the roads ended up looking more like a set from Omega Man than the gleaming … Continue reading

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Showbiz Store & Cafe Open for Carmageddon

While some have chosen to panic, barricade themselves in their homes or outright mock the coming of the most giddily deplored freeway closure in recent Los Angeles history, Showbiz Store & Cafe will remain open both Saturday and Sunday, tending … Continue reading

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Foes of SAG-AFTRA Merger May End Up Being Its Biggest Catalyst

Check out our friend Jonathan Handel’s analysis of the SAG-AFTRA merger for the Hollywood Reporter, in which he points out that erstwhile opponents of the deal ironically may have ushered it toward impending reality.

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Screenwriters See Drop in Jobs, Pay in 2010

For the first time since the strike, in 2010 WGA scribes found less work and made less money than in the year before, according to the guild’s annual report. The number of writers reporting earnings fell 4.5% to 4,244, while … Continue reading

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