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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media To Be Sold

Seven months after Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media exited bankruptcy, the Hollywood mogul and his partners are reportedly selling the studio for up to $250 million.

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Airline May Land Long Beach for International

AVIATION: JetBlue’s plan may rise on proposal for airport inspection facility.

JetBlue is looking to get international service off the ground at Long Beach Airport.

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Gannett’s Tronc Interest Hits Major Snag

Gannett Co.’s interest in Los Angeles Times parent company tronc hit a major snag Thursday as a news report said lenders have withdrawn their financing.

Siemer & Associates Acquired by Chinese Firm CEC Capital Group

CEC Capital Group has reached a deal to acquire Santa Monica’s Siemer & Associates, a boutique advisory firm specializing in the media and technology space.

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Photographers Focused on Copyright Rights Online

Photographers have expanded their focus to protecting copyrights in the internet age.

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Comic Con Looks to Ride Capes of Stan Lee, Local Vendors

A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

When an estimated 90,000 attendees descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center for Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on Oct. 28, they won’t find a host of movie stars ready to unveil clips from the latest superhero blockbusters.

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Renovated LAX Terminal Debuts with $70.5 Million of Improvements

The Los Angeles International Airport debuted a freshly redesigned Terminal 6 on Wednesday, complete with Los Angeles-based retail and dining companies, and a vibe that’s said to be inspired by Sunset Boulevard.

Netflix Signs Lease for Hollywood Studio Space

Netflix Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for soundstages and production offices at Sunset Bronson Studios, property owner Hudson Pacific Properties said in a news release.

Carnival Cruise Line to Double Size of Long Beach Terminal

Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement to more than double the size of its Long Beach terminal to accommodate larger ships.

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Labels Pursue Video Payback

MUSIC: Recording industry fights YouTube-derived MP3s.

Record labels’ piracy lawsuit could be a tune-up in the fight against converting videos into MP3s.

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Agency Plans to Pick Up Pace on Acquiring Firms

ADVERTISING: Number of targets for Engage:BDR bumped up to 15 from 12.

Engage:BDR is completely committed to buying firms to round out its offerings to clients.

Reality and Web-Based TV Increased Filming in L.A. Last Quarter

Reality television and web-based TV productions helped boost Los Angeles-based production shooting days last quarter while features and commercials saw declines, FilmL.A. announced on Thursday.

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USC Named Media Center for Prospective Olympic Games

The committee to bring the Olympic Games back to LA in 2024 submitted a key report to the International Olympic Committee on Friday, outlining the city’s master plan and “ideal conditions” to accommodate an influx of athletes, spectators and reporters.

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New LAX Connector Joins Domestic, International Terminals

Los Angeles International Airport opened a $148 million terminal connector last week to make moving from domestic flights to international flights easier on passengers.

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Gannett Deal to Buy tronc May Be Imminent

The long-awaited end to the tronc-Gannett saga might be near. Then again, it might not be. The possibility of the announcement of a deal on Monday for Gannett, the newspaper chain and publisher of USA Today and other dailies, to purchase Los Angeles Times parent tronc was first reported by Politico on Sunday.