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Musician Calls for Historic Decision on Mansion

REAL ESTATE: Taylor Swift likely to boost cachet but not price of ‘landmark’ home.Singer Taylor Swift moves to tune up her Beverly Hills mansion with landmark status.

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DeviantArt Sold to Israeli Web Developer for $36 Million

Israeli web development company Wix announced Thursday the purchase the of popular West Hollywood-based online artist platform DeviantArt for $36 million, including $3 million in assumed debt.

Magic Johnson Named Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has been named president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a Tuesday announcement from the team’s president and co-owner, Jeanie Buss.

Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey Expected to Step Down

Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey is apparently on his way out after 12 years at the helm of the financially troubled studio.

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Distinctive Assets’ ‘Swag Bags’ Offer Shot at Oscar Glamour

Giving To Get

Gift baskets for Oscar participants offer businesses a package deal to promote items and services.

State Allocates $100 Million in Film Tax Credits to 22 Film Projects

The California Film Commission on Monday announced it was allocating another $100 million in film tax credits to 22 film productions, including a remake of “A Star Is Born,” and an untitled big-budget film from Paramount Pictures.

Snap Announces Deal with A&E to Develop First Original Snapchat Show

Snap Inc. and A&E Networks jointly announced a content production partnership Friday that will include the development of the first original unscripted content on Snapchat.

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Talent Agency Aims To Make Some News

ICM Partners takes step back into journalism business with pickup of Headline Media Management.

ICM Partners looks to re-establish its talent for representation in broadcast journalism.

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Plan to Shutter Santa Monica Airport has Businesses’ Fate Up in Air

Set for Take-Off?

Plan to close Santa Monica Airport has some businesses there looking to land a new home.

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Ad Tech Firm Buys in to Sealing Deals for Clients

INVESTMENT: Centerfield expands service in sales with Qology Direct acquisition.

Ad tech firm Centerfield lands $156 million to help step into consumer sales side of scene.

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Oscars Call on Businesses to Play Supporting Roles

ENTERTAINMENT: Local vendors boosted by awards include florists, chauffeurs.

Oscars provide golden opportunity for businesses such as florists and chauffeur services.

New Tourism Ad Campaign Taps Into That L.A. Feeling

Discover Los Angeles, the city’s tourism marketing arm, has launched a campaign focused on selling visitors on the “feeling” of the city.

ICM Partners to Acquire Headline Media Management

ICM Partners talent and literary agency is expanding its reach into on-air talent by acquiring Headline Media Management (HMM), a boutique firm representing anchors, reporters, hosts, and producers in news, lifestyle and sports broadcasting. HMM Chief Executive Lou Oppenheim and President Michael Glantz will join the agency as partners. Oppenheim will head the new broadcasting department at ICM and Glantz will lead news and programming efforts within the department. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Upworthy to Merge with Good Worldwide

Upworthy media company and Good Worldwide Inc., a self-described global media brand and social impact company, will join forces in a merger that its leaders say will position the new entity as a leader in social good media and consulting.

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Paper’s Digital Offerings Have Yet to Deliver

MEDIA: L.A. Times’ parent, tronc, sticks by tech strategy.

After a year of digital focus, Los Angeles Times’ parent, tronc, has only a few positive results to report.