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Tastemade Raises $35 Million in Latest Funding Round

Tastemade, a Santa Monica-based digital video company raised $35 million in a Series E round, the company announced Oct. 17.

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'Hamilton' Designer to Direct Projects for USC Shoah Foundation

David Korins, the designer of Broadway hit “Hamilton” will be the USC Shoah Foundation’s creative director on several of the foundation projects and exhibits, Korins said in an interview Oct. 17.

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Shamrock Buys Catalog of Pop Hit Makers Stargate

Westwood-based investment firm Shamrock Capital announced Oct. 16 that it has acquired the song writing and production catalog of Stargate, a duo that has worked for years with Rihanna, and also penned hits for Beyonce and Katy Perry.

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Universal Music Group Links with Mixcloud

Santa Monica–headquartered Universal Music Group Inc. signed a deal with British digital audio streaming firm Mixcloud on Oct. 15, ensuring that UMG artists will be compensated for the use of their music on Mixcloud’s platform.

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Deals for studio space highlight robust demand, constraints

Recent real estate deals by Netflix highlight hot market, constrained outlook on studio space.

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Long Beach Airport Opens Reconstructed Runway for General Aviation

Long Beach officials marked the opening of reconstructed runway at Long Beach Airport for general aviation on Oct. 11.

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Englander to Leave L.A. City Council to Join Oak View

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander will step down at the end of the year to join live sports and entertainment company Oak View Group as executive vice president of government affairs, Englander announced Oct. 11.

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Hologram USA-Made Reagan Hologram Debuts at Reagan Library

Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, will be the first president to have his own hologram, according to an Oct. 10 announcement of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.

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UTA Launches Content Partnership

United Talent Agency announced Oct. 10 a joint venture with content creator Valence Media Group called Civic Center Media that will produce original and movies and TV shows.

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Chargers Owner Alex Spanos, 95

Los Angeles Chargers majority owner Alexander Gus Spanos died Tuesday morning. He was 95.

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Gallery Offers Crypto-Exclusive Art Sale

Art dealer explores digital currencies as payment method for works

House of Fine Art pushes cryptocurrency for gallery purchases.

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Moss Adams’ Innovator Award Back in Fashion

Elie Madi tapped for honors at Petersen Automotive Museum

Moss Adams brings back Fashion Innovator Award after two-year hiatus.

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Synergies for Saban?

ENTERTAINMENT: Buys into end-to-end Hollywood play

Haim Saban’s latest deal sets up camera-maker Panavision as an end-to-end player.

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Hollywood Post-Production Outfit Announces Equity Financing

Picture Head, a Hollywood-based post-production shop, announced recently a private equity investment from Trive Capital, a Dallas private equity group, and Five Crowns Capital, a Newport Beach private equity outfit.

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