MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Billboard Acquires Long Beach Live Music News Website Amplify

Billboard Music Group has acquired Amplify Media Inc., a live entertainment news website with offices in Long Beach, according to a Sept. 20 announcement by Billboard.

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Judge Denies Bid to Seal LA Weekly Lawsuit

A judge denied Sept. 18 LA Weekly publisher Brian Calle’s attempt to take out of the public record a lawsuit that LA Weekly co-owner David Welch filed against Calle and other LA Weekly investors.

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UTA Fine Arts Founder Josh Roth, 40

Josh Roth, who founded United Talent Agency’s Fine Arts Department, passed away at 40 years old, according to a company announcement Sept. 17.

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LA Entertainment and Digital Media Job Growth Outpaces National Rate

Los Angeles County is adding jobs in digital media and entertainment at a faster rate than New York City or nationally, according to a report released Sept. 17 by Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles research and consulting firm.

Saban Capital to Buy Panavision, Sim Video

Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., Panavision Inc. and Sim Video International Inc. have entered into a merger agreement to create a “global provider of end-to-end production and post-production services to the entertainment industry,” the companies announced.

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STYLE | Higher Calling

Ryan Jennemann, co-founder of THC Design, was eager to show off the treasures the company discovered under the surface in the 103,000-square-foot warehouse-turned-cannabis cultivation center it has occupied for about two years.

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American Air’s $1.6B Plan

American Airlines plans to take off soon with a $1.6 billion renovation of two LAX terminals.

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Holograms Hit the Road

On-stage illusions afford new sort of second act for late crooners

Deceased performers live again as holograms and as a new revenue source for local companies.

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AEG Announces Expansion of Personnel for Global Touring

Downtown-based Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. announced Sept. 10 the promotion of Gary Gersh to president of global touring. AEG also revamped its management structure to create a global touring division.

Moonves Out at CBS, NAI Settlement Reached, $20M ‘MeToo’ Donation Planned

Les Moonves will exit his post as chairman, president and chief executive at CBS Corp, according to a Sept. 9 announcement by the entertainment giant, which also detailed a settlement with the National Amusements Inc. members of the CBS Board and related parties.

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Embattled Owner of LA Weekly Behind New O.C. Publication

It appears embattled LA Weekly publisher and part-owner Brian Calle has set his sights on creating a new publication – the Irvine Weekly.

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Contract Negotiations For $1B LAX Car Rental Facility to Proceed

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Sept. 6 green lighted Los Angeles World Airports’ staff to negotiate a contract with a consortium to design, build and operate the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Reports: Moonves, CBS Board Negotiating Exit Plan

Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corp., is making moves to exit the entertainment giant, according to reports, which say the longtime executive is in negotiations with the board of directors over plans to leave the company.

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STYLE | Personal Professional

Blair Lawson • Goop Inc.

Elegant, casual Goop

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Soon-Shiong’s Other Media Deal: Sale of Tronc

Stake in prior owner of Times gives him leverage as negotiations heat up

Patrick Soon-Shiong is in the thick of another blockbuster media buy

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