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Staples Center Runs Up Score With Suites, Seats

SPORTS: Venue plays up incentives to hit $100 million in VIP sales for first time.Staples Center scores record $100 million in sales for the venue’s suites and premier seating.

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Garcetti Names Film Liaison; Announces Steps to Expedite Filming

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday named Kevin James as film liaison and announced several steps to expedite filming permits within the city.

Geffen Gives $100 Million to New York Institution

Entertainment titan David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

LAX Cargo, Passenger Traffic Grows

Los Angeles International Airport started 2015 with a modest increase in passenger traffic, with the number of people passing through the airport in January rising less than 1 percent over the same month the year before.

Dutchman Indicted on Identity Theft, Hacking Charges Related to Film Thefts

A Dutch national was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on aggravated identity theft and federal hacking charges related to the 2010 theft of three Hollywood movies, the Department of Justice said.

DreamWorks Selling, Leasing Back Campus in Glendale

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. plans to sell and lease back its Glendale campus as the struggling studio continues to deal with the fallout from a string of box office bombs.

Sony Names Rothman as Pascal’s Replacement

Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned to veteran Hollywood executive Tom Rothman to chair its motion picture group following the departure of Amy Pascal.

Disney Names New Parks Chief

Bob Chapek, a veteran Walt Disney Co. executive with broad experience, was named Monday as chief of the company’s sprawling parks and resorts division.

Clippers Ink Sponsorship Deal with American Airlines

The Los Angeles Clippers and American Airlines are planning to announce a major, multi-year agreement on Friday, marking one of the largest corporate partnerships in the team’s history.

Air China to Add Third Daily L.A.-Beijing Flight

Beijing airline Air China Ltd. will increase its nonstop service between Beijing and Los Angeles by adding a third daily nonstop flight each way, airline representatives announced Thursday.

Air China Likely to Expand LAX Service

Beijing-based airline Air China Ltd. on Thursday will announced changes to its nonstop service between Beijing and Los Angeles – likely the addition of more flights – at a press conference that will be attended by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

State Film Commission Targets New TV Productions

A flood of new TV shows could be filmed in Los Angeles this summer under new incentives being rushed through by the California Film Commission.

Council Rejects Live Nation’s Bid for Greek Theatre

The battle for control of the Greek Theatre took a new twist today when the Los Angeles City Council rejected a recommendation for entertainment giant Live Nation to assume control of the iconic venue.

Airport Authority Pushes for New Burbank Airport Terminal

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission is aggressively trying to jump start plans this month to build a new terminal at Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Credits Roll on Gigapix Movie Scam as Two Are Sentenced

Two L.A. men who led a scheme to defraud hundreds of investors in a company called Gigapix Studios were sentenced on Monday, receiving up to eight years in federal prison.

Vivendi May Sell Remaining $856 Million Stake in Activision

Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. said in a regulatory filing today that Vivendi, its former French owner, may now sell its remaining $856 million stake in the company.