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Crunching the Hollywood Construction Numbers

Nadja Brandt, Los Angeles-based real estate reporter for Bloomberg News, shares some pretty staggering statistics in her Businessweek piece “Hollywood Seediness Fades as Developers Remake Media Hub.”

Current and planned projects amount to a total of a little over 2.5 million square feet, accounting for the largest Hollywood construction boom since the mid-1970s. Even more amazing is the fact that most of the current commercial and residential highrises are being built on spec:

Construction is being driven by office landlords hoping to lure media companies, and by apartment developers targeting young professionals willing to shell out as much as $10,000 a month in rent, noted Leron Gubler, president and chief executive officer of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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Are the Oscars Headed to the Nokia Theatre?

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is looking into possibly relocating the Oscars from the Kodak Theatre to the Nokia Theatre starting in 2014, according to reports by The Hollywood Reporter (who first reported the story) and Los Angeles Times.

Preliminary discussions are underway between the Academy and AEG, the owners of the Nokia, which serves as home of the Emmy Awards and the American Music Awards. THR notes that the Shrine Auditorium and Music Center are also potential bidders for the film industry award show.

Hollywood would be the biggest loser if the Oscars end up relocating, according to the LAT:

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Preservationists Nervous About Sale of Historic Mann Chinese Theatre

It’s no secret that Hollywood can be a bit careless with its own history, but this one shocked even us cynics. Warner Bros. and Viacom Inc. are selling Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, maybe cause the Harry Potter franchise didn’t make them enough money or something. The buyers are Elie Samaha and Don Kushner, a couple of film producers who, rumor has it, have some frightening plans for the historical Hollywood landmark.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Several Hollywood sources said they had heard that the new owners are considering turning the theater, which has 1,152 seats, into a nightclub. It’s worth noting that Samaha has interests in two historic Hollywood Boulevard movie theaters that have recently been transformed into nightlife venues: the Fox Theatre and Vogue Theatre.

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