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Box Office in China is Soaring to New Highs

(LA Times, June 5)

Moviegoers shell out $2.6 billion on tickets so far this year as multiplexes multiply.

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10 TV series, pilot filming in California to get new production tax credits

(LA Daily News, June 3)

The 11 TV productions were chosen out of 37 that applied by what’s being called a jobs ratio protocol. That means they were ranked by wages to below-the-line workers in California and payments to vendors, among other criteria.

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California Company pays Hawaii Workers $100k in Back Wages

(Pacific Business News, June 2)

After a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, a California-based ventilation and air-conditioning company paid 58 workers in Hawaii more than $99,000 in back wages.

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California Rebounds Sharply in 2014 Feature Film Production

(Variety, May 28)

FilmL.A. said the 22 projects filmed in California in 2014 brought an estimated $1.11 billion in total production spending to the state, followed by $762 million in the U.K., $520 million in New York and $475 million in Canada.

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Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

(THR, May 28)

Several options are on the table as Hollywood's hiring practices go under the microscope.

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Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

(Pacific Business News, May 27)

Hawaii’s total labor force in April was 675,600, with 648,150 employed and 27,450 unemployed.

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Arizona Job Growth: Want vs. Reality

(Eastern Arizona Courier, May 24)

The state is recovering from the recession at a rate slower than most others.

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Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Reach Deal With Producers

(Variety, May 22)

The deal is along the same lines as the most recent agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, the WGA, and the IATSE, with unspecified annual wage hikes and an increase in contributions to the pension and health fund.

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Nevada’s Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 7.1 Percent

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 20)

The work force grew by 5,000 people from March to April.

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New L.A. Minimum Wage Unlikely to Have Much Impact for Entertainment Business

(THR, May 20)

Most workers are above even the new minimum wage, but PA’s and others might benefit.

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