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Middle East Feast

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar joins restaurants looking to give Dubai taste of Los Angeles.

Dubai has become a hot spot for restaurateurs to serve up L.A. concepts in the Middle East.

Lionsgate Revenue Grows 34 Percent

Lionsgate reported a 34 percent increase in revenue from last year in its third quarter earnings report on Wednesday, likely the last before the consummation of its merger with Starz.

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Dodgers’ Accelerator Goes to Bat for Growth-Stage Companies

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

While the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball season ended last month, the second season of the club’s three-month accelerator program is nearing its grand finale.

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Stars’ Media Sites Draw Major Players Into Orbit

INTERNET: Acquisition of celebrity-guided ventures can bring niche audiences.

Mainstream media companies hope to tap star power by picking up celebrity-run websites.

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New Queen Mary Lease to Speed Repairs

In a deal that will speed up repairs to the aging Queen Mary and spur development on the surrounding 43 acres, the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new lease with real estate investment firm Urban Commons.

Justice Department Sues AT&T, DirecTV for Collusion in Dodgers Negotiations

Angelenos aren’t the only ones upset that they were blocked from watching Dodger baseball for the last three seasons. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust suit in federal court on Wednesday against DirecTV Group Holdings LLC and AT&T Inc., alleging that the companies illegally shared information with competitors during negotiations to carry SportsNet LA, the exclusive Dodgers broadcast launched by the team and Time Warner Cable in 2014.

Increased State Film and TV Tax Credits Appear to Pay Off

The results are in from the first full year of California’s latest film and television tax credit program, established to stem the flow of filming outside of the state, and they appear to show a good return on investment.

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.