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Mythical Games Secures $16 Million Investment

Mythical Games, a video game producer in Sherman Oaks, has secured $16 million in Series A funding, the company announced Friday.

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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Legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

Massively impactful writer, editor, film executive, producer and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95 Nov. 12, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Grove, according to multiple reports.

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Live Nation Announced Record Earnings in Third Quarter

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. announced that its 2018 third quarter was “the best quarter ever,” posting a record $3.8 billion in quarterly revenue, 11 percent higher than the 2017 third quarter.

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Report: Film Tax Credits Propelled Economic Increase

Study finds $357M in tax credits led to $2.6B in spending, $980M in wages

California’s motion picture tax credits – and the economic boost that they are credited for providing – have gone up each year since the program expanded in 2015, as the state competes with ramped up programs in Georgia and New York.

WndrCo Investments Range Wide

MEDIA: Katzenberg’s short- format video play digs in

What does a restaurant-recommendation service, a long-form audio streamer located in the United Kingdom and a virtual private-network app have in common?

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STYLE | Pie in the Sky

Brianna Abrams • Winston Pies

Brianna Abrams, founder of Winston Pies, opened in Brentwood in September 2017 and added a West Hollywood location a year later.

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Car Rental Facility Gets Green Light

City Council approves $2 billion LAX project

The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 31 unanimously approved a $2 billion contract for a consortium of 11 companies to build and operate a consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Soon-Shiong Proposes TV Channel for Times

Newspaper’s new owner envisions network, alliance with other media cos.

Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong mentioned ambitious plans for the Times in a recent, little-noticed speech.

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Social Capital

Clubs oriented toward the creative class are popping up around Los Angeles

Social club scene expanding with two new offerings.

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Ad Analytics Start-Up EDO Raises $12 Million

Culver City company was founded by Kenso Tech’s Daniel Nadler and actor Edward Norton

Entertainment Data Oracle Inc., or EDO, a company that uses data collection and analysis to measure the effectiveness of TV ads, announced Nov. 1 that it raised $12 million in its first round of outside investment.

Local Airport Passenger Volume Mixed in September: LAX, Ontario Up, Long Beach Down

JetBlue Cutbacks at Long Beach Leave Airport Feeling Blue

Passenger traffic at three Los Angeles area airports in September was mixed, with a large gain at Ontario International Airport, a slight increase at Los Angeles International Airport and a drop at Long Beach Airport. But all three airports posted solid gains for the nine months year-to-date.

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