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Gig Tunes Up Musical Vet

Brian Silverman turns spotlight on ’80s rock with singing telegrams.Musical vet Brian Silverman’s latest career stage involves singing telegrams and heavy metal wigs.

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VMAs in DTLA Break Twitter Records

The MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles, was the most tweeted about television event other than the Super Bowl since records began.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s new movie releases.

Disney Plans Worldwide, 18-Hour Star Wars Toy Rollout

The Walt Disney Company is planning a massive worldwide marketing event to launch the line of toys tied to its upcoming blockbuster film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Universal Breaks Global Record

Universal Pictures International has set a new record for the most successful year ever at the global box office for a Hollywood studio – and we’re not quite two-thirds of the way through the year.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s four big movie releases.

UTA Bolsters Music Biz with Agency Acquisition

United Talent Agency has made another big strategic move by acquiring the world’s largest independent music agency, the Agency Group.

California Bets its CHiPs on New Movies

A movie version of the 1970s TV series “CHiPs” heads the list of 11 films sharing in the California Film Commission’s newly expanded tax-credits program, the commission announced Tuesday.

Lucas Award Kicks off Star Wars-Heavy D23

With the Walt Disney Co.’s hot property Star Wars very much the focus of the entertainment empire’s D23 Expo fan fest, the three day event launched Friday with an award for the space saga’s creator, George Lucas.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s two big movie releases.

Star Wars Land Rumors Fly Ahead of Disney Fan Fest

While the Walt Disney Co. will be revealing no fresh footage from the forthcoming Star Wars film at its D23 fan fest over the coming days, the entertainment empire may well announce huge new plans for the space franchise.

Entertainment Partners Makes Acquisition

Payroll and production services provider Entertainment Partners has acquired competitor Ease Entertainment Services, the companies announced Thursday.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on a few current releases.

More Trouble for Relativity Media?

Did OneWest Bank get a sweetheart deal from now-bankrupt Relativity Media?

YouTube Series Makes Jump to Print

Switching up the standard media life cycle, a hit YouTube series is about to spawn its own print magazine.

Friday Rundown: What to Watch this Weekend

For the business professional looking for the perfect movie to watch this weekend, here’s our summary of some latest releases, focusing on the business aspects of each plot.