MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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TV Studio Sonar Announces Nine-Figure Financing Facility

Century City television studio Sonar Entertainment announced Dec. 11 that it secured a $121 million production finance facility.

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CBS Sells Television City for $750 Million

CBS announced an agreement to sell the 25-acre CBS Television City property and soundstage operation at 7800 Beverly Blvd. to Los Angeles-based real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. As part of the agreement, Hackman Capital will gain the rights to use the Television City trademark in connection with its operations on the property.

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RealD Installing 100 New Screens in China

3D and visual technology developer RealD Inc. announced Monday it signed a deal with Beijing, China-based Wanda Cinema Line Corp. to install RealD 3D film screens into 100 of its theaters across China.

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Station Owners Face Biz Woes

Media: iHeart, Entercom struggle; local stations ok

Owners of L.A.’s most-listened-to radio stations on shaky financial ground.

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LA Sports Council Taps Dodgers Exec as New President

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named longtime Los Angeles Dodgers executive David Siegel president of the organization, according to an announcement Nov. 30.

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First Nonstop Flights From LAX to Africa to Begin Next Month

With new route, LA will have nonstop access to six continents

Los Angeles International Airport will get its first nonstop flight to Africa starting next month as Ethiopian Airlines launches service from LAX to Togo and then onto Ethiopia, the airport announced Nov. 27.

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Training Wheels: Talespin Uses VR to Help Companies Train Employees

Innovation Special Report

Talespin is bringing virtual reality to the workplace.

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Second Sight: Second Spectrum Gives Live Insights to NBA Fans

Innovation Special Report

Downtown-based Second Spectrum Inc. is tracking all the National Basketball Association action down to the microsecond.

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Breaking the Code: H Code Finds Voice in Hispanic Market

Innovation Special Report

Santa Monica-based marketing outfit H Code is laser-focused on the U.S. Hispanic market.

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Digital Domain: GoDigital Media Tracks Where Web Content Used

Innovation Special Report

GoDigital Media Group’s software allows artists, from YouTube content creators to prominent musicians and film studios, to track whenever their work is used and get paid for those uses.

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STYLE | Closet Chemistry

Lisa Adams • LA Closet Design

Lisa Adams, chief executive of LA Closet Design in West Los Angeles, never thought her undergraduate science education would come in handy for designing high-end luxury closets instead of working in a chemistry lab.

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Southwest Airlines Adds Flights at Burbank, Ontario Airports

Southwest Airlines on Nov. 15 announced it was adding flights at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports, starting in June.

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Fox Sports Extends Relationship With MLB Until 2028

The “New Fox” has doubled down on Major League Baseball coverage.

UPDATED: Ontario Now Largest Outbound Freight Market in U.S.

Ontario is now the top market for shipments of outbound cargo in the U.S., according to trade magazine FreightWaves.

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Delta Will Offer Nonstop Flights From Burbank to Atlanta

Delta Air Lines will begin nonstop service between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning in July.

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