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Buzzfeed Inks Hollywood Office Deal in Ongoing L.A. Expansion

Buzzfeed, a New York media and entertainment company, has moved some of its employees into the Sunset Media Center in Hollywood as it expands its L.A. team.

'Tomorrowland': Disney Money Loser?

“Tomorrowland, the sci-fi action adventure movie from Walt Disney Co., was the highest grossing film over the Memorial Day weekend, but that may not mean much given the lackluster box office take over the holiday.

Holiday Weekend Travel Up, Summer Travel Expected to Climb

If you’re traveling this weekend, you may want to get to Los Angeles International Airport early.

Judge OKs $275 Million Activision Settlement

A Delaware judge has approved a $275 million shareholder settlement that ends a shareholder lawsuit against Santa Monica videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc.

Briefs: Lions Gate Posts Bigger Profit, L.A. Foreclosures Rise

Lions Gate Roars Lions Gate today reported strong financial results for its fiscal 2015, boosted by the performance of hit movies such as “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” and TV successes such as “Orange is the New Black.”

Disney Opens Behemoth Shanghai Store

The biggest Walt Disney Co. store in the world isn’t at the company’s landmark Disneyland theme park in Anaheim or its sprawling Disney World resort in Florida: It’s in Shanghai’s financial district.

TV Shows Tune In to Tax Credits

TV shows are rushing to take advantage of expanded tax credits for filming in California.

Soccer Club Heads for USC

L.A.’s new soccer franchise plans to build a new stadium at the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena near USC, team officials announce Monday.

Daily News No Longer For Sale

Digital First Media, owner of the Los Angeles Daily News and other local dailies, has taken itself off the market and its chief executive is stepping down, according to a memo sent Thursday to employees.

Iger Sells Disney Shares Valued at $21.7 Million

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger gave himself a big pay day this week as he sold off 200,000 shares in the Burbank company valued at $21.7 million.

‘Live Nation Music Awards’ to Debut This Fall

Another music awards show? Yes, entertainment giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is teaming up with talent and marketing agency IMG Worldwide and Santa Monica’s Dick Clark Productions for a new “Live Nation Music Awards.”

AT&T Says Hello To Hulu

AT&T Inc. has reached a deal to provide its customers with access to popular streaming service Hulu starting later this year.

Report: Regulators Likely to OK AT&T-DirecTV Deal

AT&T’s proposed $49 billion purchase of El Segundo satellite TV giant DirecTV likely won’t be blocked by federal regulators, according to unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal.

Appeals Court Tosses FCC Request for Programming Contracts

In a move that could impact AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of El Segundo satellite TV giant DirecTV, a Federal Appeals Court on Friday threw out a request by the Federal Communications Commission that media companies disclose their programming deals with cable television providers.

Interactive Nintendo Rides Coming to Universal Studios

Universal Parks & Resorts is partnering with Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. Ltd. to build interactive rides at its theme parks.