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President Helped Recast Academy’s Role

FILM: #OscarsSoWhite came to define four-year tenure.Departing President Cheryl Boone Isaacs talks how #OscarsSoWhite played a key role in diversifying the academy.

Electric Bus Maker Opens Manufacturing Facility in City of Industry

Burlingame-based electric bus manufacturer Proterra Inc. commemorated its new manufacturing facility in City of Industry on Wednesday.

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Urth Caffé Moving Kitchen, Coffee Roasting, HQ to Hawthorne

Downtown L.A. restaurant and coffee roaster Urth Caffé is moving its central kitchen and headquarters to Hawthorne, the company announced Tuesday.

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Annenberg Foundation Awards $3 Million to Music Center for Arts Education

The Annenberg Foundation has awarded downtown’s Music Center a $3 million grant to advance arts education, the center announced Tuesday.

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Entravision Communications Corp. Acquires Palm Springs TV Stations

Spanish-language broadcaster Entravision Communications Corp. has entered into an agreement with OTA Broadcasting to acquire Palm Springs stations KMIR-TV, an NBC affiliate, along with KPSE-LA, a MyNetworkTV affiliate, for $21 million.

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They’ve Still Got Mail

ENTERTAINMENT: Talent agencies’ old-school training.

Aspiring agents at local talent agencies are still required to put in time in the company mailroom.

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ACI Last Mile Network acquires CIPS Marketing Group from LA Times, Digital First Media

ACI Last Mile Network said Tuesday it had acquired CIPS Marketing Group – which was jointly owned by the Los Angeles Times and Digital First Media – for an undisclosed sum.

MGM Acquires Reality TV Company Evolution Media

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. announced Tuesday it is expanding its reality television footprint by acquiring the assets of reality TV producer Evolution Media.

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CAA China Appoints CEO

Mary Gu Shuhang has been appointed chief executive of CAA China, a Beijing-based media and entertainment platform created earlier this year between Century City’s Creative Artists Agency and CMC Capital Partners.

Delta Adding Daily Flight from LAX to Mexico City

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it is restoring daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Mexico City starting Dec. 1 after a 12-year hiatus.

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Downtown Motel to Check Out After $26.5 Million Sale

ACQUISITION: China-linked buyer plans to build 24-story residential-retail building.

A parcel near downtown’s Financial District sold last month for $26.5 million, or $795 a square foot, to a developer that plans to build a 24-story condominium tower in place of a decades-old motel.

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Netflix Leases More Space at Sunset Bronson Studios

Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. has signed an agreement with Netflix to occupy more soundstage, office and support space at Hollywood’s Sunset Bronson Studios, the Los Angeles real estate company announced on Wednesday.

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E-Sports Company aXiomatic Joins Disney Accelerator

Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that e-sports company aXiomatic was one of 11 companies chosen to participate in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program.

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IOC Votes to Award 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games Simultaneously; Paris and Los Angeles Set to Host

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games simultaneously, with Paris and Los Angeles as the hosts.

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Olympics-Sized Transit Effort

TRANSPORTATION: Bid for games may speed projects.

Local contractors hope to get moving on projects fast-tracked for the Olympics.

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