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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.

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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Labor Pushes Higher Hotel Rates for Worker Pay

HOSPITALITY: Proposal for Long Beach links OT wages to square footage cleaned.

Two labor groups are pushing for the Long Beach City Council to adopt a “bill of rights” for hotel workers that would include limits on the square footage housekeepers can clean in a day.

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Los Angeles Times to Stay Put in Historic HQ for Now

The Los Angeles Times has no immediate plans to relocate operations after its historic downtown headquarters was sold nine months ago, despite media reports to the contrary, a spokeswoman for the newspaper said.

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El Segundo Hotels Sold for $97 Million

A pair of hotels in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport sold last month to New York’s Blackstone Group for nearly $97 million, public records show.

Original Wonder Woman, Honorary Millennial

Former studio chief Sherry Lansing expects “Wonder Woman” to kick down more doors in Hollywood.

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Opera Partnership Plays to TV Viewers

KCETLink Media Group joins with Grand Central Art Center in all-at-once release for ‘Vireo.’

Production partnership channels Netflix’s approach with an all-at-once release of episodic opera “Vireo.”

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