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Smart & Final Stores Inc. Chief Executive Dave Hirz marked the Fourth of July making rotisserie chicken. His culinary endeavors weren’t, however, part of a family cookout.
DINING: Restaurant Week has goal to feed business for participating eateries.
Local eateries hope profits will be on the menu during Dine L.A. Restaurant Week, which helps restaurants entice customers with special menus that will take smaller bites out of their wallets.
PUBLISHING: Los Angeles hits annual sales high with curious category salutes.
Swimsuits – and ranked lists – sell magazines.
INTERNET: Crackle to run fixed-time commercials with show-related content.
Crackle, a multiplatform streaming service from Sony Entertainment, has implemented a new advertising model designed to keep viewers more engaged during commercials.
Festival events flesh out beach volleyball series
Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball organizers have spiked the event with added attractions.
EVENTS: Comic-Con real draw for Hollywood with its nerd consumer power.
Legions of fans and journalists along with L.A.-area entertainment executives and Hollywood stars will soon flood into San Diego for the influential annual pop culture festival Comic-Con International.
FILM: Sony teams up for cross-promotions to help boost remake’s box office.
Sony hopes its female “Ghostbusters” remake will scare up big returns at the box office.
LICENSING: SGN acquires TinyCo with eye toward Hollywood franchises.
In a move to further consolidate the mobile gaming industry and to obtain lucrative licensing deals for several Hollywood franchises, last week mobile-game maker SGN of Culver City acquired game developer TinyCo of San Francisco for an undisclosed amount.
TOURISM: Conservancy adds nighttime events to handle seasonal demand.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is trying to make it easier to explore L.A.’s architectural history on foot this summer.
FILM: Steven Spielberg’s take on Roald Dahl tale ‘BFG’ has little buzz.
Walt Disney Co.’s new film “The BFG,” which stands for “Big Friendly Giant,” looks set for an unfriendly welcome at the box office.
The history of the Rams includes quite a few hometowns, points out Ted Lux.
PUBLISHING: Switch by Tribune to Tronc raises some analysts’ eyebrows.
Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Publishing Co. officially will change its name to Tronc on June 20 and start trading on the Nasdaq that same day as “TRNC.”
Iceland-based airline carrier Wow Air began flying from Los Angeles International Airport on June 15, offering regular weekly services to Reykjavik, Iceland for $99.
The critically-acclaimed TV series “American Crime” is moving its third season of production to Los Angeles, thanks to an expanded tax credit program offered by the California Film Commission.