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Film School

Los Angeles has long been the world’s entertainment capital, so it’s no wonder tech startups are sprouting up here to help content creators better reach their audiences.

Univision Reportedly in Merger Talks

Univision Communications Inc. is reportedly in merger talks with multiple potential buyers that include CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

Nikki Finke Returns With New Site

Nikki Finke is back to writing show business news, the trade reporter wrote on a newly minted website Thursday, practically promising to offend those in the industry she deems worthy of her wrath.

HUB Network CEO Stepping Down

Margaret Loesch, chief executive of The Hub Network in Burbank, will step down at the end of the year when her contract expires, according to media reports on Thursday.

NBA Not Surprised By Sterling Reversal

The NBA is poised to take several steps in response to Donald Sterling's reversal on his agreement to allow the sale of the Clippers to proceed, Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday.

AEG Denies Report of Kings Sale

Anschutz Entertainment Group of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday categorically denied a New York Post report that it is shopping the Kings hockey team for a sale.

RealD Shares Rise After Earnings Beat Expectations

RealD shares moved higher on Thursday after the Beverly Hills 3-D movie technology company reported quarterly earnings that beat analyst expectations.

Los Angeles Times to Launch LGBT Site

The Los Angeles Times will begin hosting a site later this month dedicated to news and lifestyle issues in the local gay community.

Record Number of Applicants for Film Tax Credit Lottery

A record number of film and TV show producers have applied for a piece of the $100 million in tax credits allotted annually to productions filming in the state, the California Film Commission announced Tuesday.

Layoffs Planned at Disney's Maker Studios

Maker Studios will lay off about 10 percent of its workforce this week following the YouTube network’s acquisition by Walt Disney Co.

Attorney Denies Sterling Is Mentally Incompetent

An attorney representing Donald Sterling rejected the claim the Clippers owner is mentally incompetent, setting the stage for a legal showdown over the sale of the team.

Deadline Expires for Clippers Bids

The deadline has passed for Los Angeles Clippers bidders to make offers for the NBA team, according a Bloomberg news report.

Bank of America Speaking to Clippers Suitors

Bank of America has been hired to arrange a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers and has already approached potential buyers, according to media reports.

Post-Production Shop FilesChapter 11

Hollywood post-production company Todd-Soundelux has filed for Chapter 11 while creating a restructuring plan in advance of a sale.

Report: Sterlings Offering to Sell Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has reportedly given the go-ahead for his wife Shelly to sell the NBA franchise.