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What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s two big movie releases.

Star Wars Land Rumors Fly Ahead of Disney Fan Fest

While the Walt Disney Co. will be revealing no fresh footage from the forthcoming Star Wars film at its D23 fan fest over the coming days, the entertainment empire may well announce huge new plans for the space franchise.

Entertainment Partners Makes Acquisition

Payroll and production services provider Entertainment Partners has acquired competitor Ease Entertainment Services, the companies announced Thursday.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on a few current releases.

More Trouble for Relativity Media?

Did OneWest Bank get a sweetheart deal from now-bankrupt Relativity Media?

YouTube Series Makes Jump to Print

Switching up the standard media life cycle, a hit YouTube series is about to spawn its own print magazine.

Friday Rundown: What to Watch this Weekend

For the business professional looking for the perfect movie to watch this weekend, here’s our summary of some latest releases, focusing on the business aspects of each plot.

NBC Universal Could Back BuzzFeed

NBCUniversal Inc. is reportedly close to making a $250 million investment in digital publishing giant BuzzFeed.

Relativity Media Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Embattled entertainment company Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy protection today after billionaire Ryan Kavanaugh failed to find a financial savior for his struggling firm.

75 Layoffs at Relativity as Bankruptcy Looms

Crisis-hit film and TV company Relativity Media is laying off more than one-fifth of its staff.

LAX Passenger Counts Take Off

The number of passengers traveling through Los Angeles International Airport continued to climb last month, according to figures released Tuesday by Los Angeles World Airports.

California Tax Credits Lure Film Producers

More than 250 movie projects have applied for state tax credits in the first round of film applications since the state boosted the amount of available credits, a move aimed at curbing runaway production.

Monday Rundown: NBCUniversal Exec to Helm Deluxe; New Executive Director for Beverly Hills Chamber

Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. announced Monday that John Wallace, president of operations and technical services at NBCUniversal, will take over as chief executive in early September.

Relativity On the Ropes?

Troubles continue to mount for billionaire Ryan Kavanaugh’s financially embattled Relativity Media.

AT&T-DirecTV Mega Merger Gets Green Light

AT&T’s long-awaited purchase of El Segundo satellite TV provider DirecTV closed Friday, the same day the Federal Communications Commission announced its approval of the mega merger.