MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

AEG Taps Rank + Rally For Retail Role

Company will oversee in-venue sales as well as e-commerce for teams

Anschutz Entertainment Group chooses Chicago vendor for online retail and e-commerce at Staples Center, StubHub Center and other venues.

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Finnair to Launch Nonstop Service from LAX to Helsinki Starting March 31

Finnair was set to announce on Aug. 21 that it will offer the first nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Helsinki, Finland starting on March 31.

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L.A. Airport Board Approves Lease Agreements for Consolidated Car Rental Facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Aug. 16 approved lease agreements of up to 25 years with seven major car rental companies operating near Los Angeles International Airport to move into a consolidated car rental facility east of the airport when it is slated to open in 2023.

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L.A. Chargers Ink Advertising, Partial Naming Rights Deal With Culver City Company

The National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers announced Aug. 16 an extensive partnership with ROK Brands that includes renaming the StubHub Center as ROKiT Field at StubHub Center for days the Chargers play.

Musk’s Boring Co. Proposes Tunnel Connecting Subway Station, Dodger Stadium

Billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Co. on Aug. 15 released a proposal to build a 3.6-mile-long tunnel between Dodger Stadium and one of three nearby subway stations and run high-speed pods that could whisk passengers to or from the stadium in four minutes.

Swissport International to Lay Off 830 Employees at LAX

Swissport International plans to close its ground handling and transportation operations at Los Angeles International Airport and lay off about 830 people, the Zurich, Switzerland-based company said in a letter to the state’s Employment Development Department.

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City National Acquires Entertainment Software Company

City National Bank announced Aug. 13 that it acquired Exactuals, a west side-based company that provides electronic payment hub software for entertainers who collect royalty checks.

Lions Gate Invests in Faith-Based Films

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. announced a deal Aug. 10 to have priority in distributing films produced by self-described faith-based filmmakers Andrew Erwin, John Erwin, and Kevin Downes.

STYLE | Untypical, Impeccable

Evie Jeang • Surrogacy Concierge

“I don’t look or dress like a typical lawyer,” said Evie Jeang, family attorney, founder and chief executive of Surrogacy Concierge, headquartered in Alhambra with offices in New York.

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Study Says California Not Getting Its Share of Big-Budget Action Films

California was the location for 10 of the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, according to a study released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

Disney Misses Earnings Estimates

Walt Disney Co. missed Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and fell short on revenue for the fiscal third quarter.

UTA Sells Minority Stake to Two International Investors

United Talent Agency has sold an undisclosed minority stake in their company to two international investors, according to an Aug. 7 announcement.

Katzenberg’s WndrCo Raises $1B for Short-Form Video Platform NewTV

An entertainment holding company founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg announced Aug. 7 that it had raised $1 billion for a digital, short-form video venture, including investments from every major motion picture studio.

Dodgers Venture Arm Invests in Youth Sports Training Company Startup

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Aug. 1 that the club’s venture arm has invested in a new youth sports training company co-founded by former Dodger Nomar Garciaparra.

STYLE | Creature Comfort

Ophir Tanz I GumGum Inc.

Ophir Tanz is co-founder and chief executive of GumGum Inc., self-described as an artificial intelligence company with expertise in computer vision

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