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Mob Scene Makes Senior Exec Promotions

Mid-Wilshire entertainment industry marketing agency Mob Scene announced two senior level promotions Monday.

Beleaguered LA Weekly Names Staffer as Interim Editor

In the midst of a social media-fueled protest and boycott targeting LA Weekly’s controversial new ownership, the publication has named staff writer Hillel Aron as interim editor.

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T Group Productions Acquires Big Boots Studios, Launches Digital Studio

T Group Productions will acquire digital house Big Boots Studios, the companies have announced.

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LA Weekly Sips & Sweets Fest Canceled Amid Boycott Campaign

LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets Festival, scheduled for Thursday at the Petersen Automotive Museum, was canceled abruptly as a boycott campaign targeting the publication’s new owners spread.

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Report: Disney's Iger May Stay On

The Walt Disney Co.’s possible purchase of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox may result in Robert Iger staying on as Disney’s chief executive, according to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal.

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LA Weekly Sponsors, Advertisers Pull Out Amid Boycott Campaign

In the wake of last week’s mass layoffs at LA Weekly by its new owner, a boycott campaign spreading over social media has businesses pulling ads and removing themselves from the sponsor list for an upcoming LA Weekly event.

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Air China to Launch LAX-Shenzhen Direct Route

Air China announced Monday a new route between Los Angeles International Airport and Shenzhen, China.

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L.A. Times Newsroom Takes Next Step to Unionize

The Los Angeles Times editorial staff has taken the next step in its plan to unionize.

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Bamko Acquires Chicago-based Competitor for $7.2 Million

Sawtelle-based Bamko, a sourcing agency that provides promotional and branded merchandise, has acquired a Chicago competitor for $7.2 million, the company announced Thursday.

FilmL.A. Reports Area Sound Stages Booked Full; TV Productions Dominate

FilmL.A., the official film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and 23 other jurisdictions, confirmed an average occupancy rate of 96 percent and a similarly high rate of utilization at certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles in 2016.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up in October and for the Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport was up 4.7 percent in October compared to last year, and is up 4.6 percent so far this year, according to the airport organization.

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LAX Removing 2,110 Parking Spaces to Make Way for Construction

Los Angeles International Airport officials announced this week that 2,110 parking spaces at LAX’s Economy Lot C – nearly half of the spaces – will be removed in two phases over the next four months to allow for construction work.

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Massive Staff Cuts at LA Weekly; Editor Out

LA Weekly’s new owner, Semenal Media of downtown, axed more than half the alternative weekly’s staff Wednesday, according to the paper’s now-former editor.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Up Sharply in October

Passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport was up 25 percent in October from the same month last year, according to airport officials. Nearly 165,000 passengers boarded airplanes at the airport - a 25 percent jump – and was led by a 32,000 increase in passenger count, or 33 percent, in boardings for JetBlue Airways.

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“Game of Thrones” Co-Exec Producer Reveals China Production Plans

Attention “Game of Thrones” fans: Today’s Los Angeles Business Journal print edition story about China-Hollywood TV deals includes word that “Game of Thrones” Co-Executive Producer Vince Gerardis is in discussions with Santa Monica-based Leeding Media to produce a historical series and at least partly shot in China.

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