LA TRAVEL LEISURE

Los Angeles Times Parent Tronc Reports 1Q Revenue Losses

Tronc Inc., parent company of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, released its first quarter earnings report Thursday, which detailed revenue losses in several categories compared to 2016.

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No WGA Strike: Hollywood Writers, Producers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

The Writers Guilds of America West and East, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, averting a possible repeat of the 2007-2008 strike that lasted 100 days and cost the local economy more than $2 billion.

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Hulu, NBCUniversal Partner in Livestreaming Service Deal

Santa Monica’s Hulu and NBC Universal have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned stations, as well as NBCUniversal, to Hulu’s new livestreaming service, the companies announced today.

Museum Aims to Come Alive With Cadaver Show

NONPROFIT: Center hopes new ‘Body Worlds’ exhibit can live up to run in 2004.

California Science Center seeks lively attendance with the return of “Body Worlds” cadavers.

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Makers of Movie Trailers Hitch Business to Internet

FILM: Shorter content in play as studios look to hook customers outside theaters.

Trailer producers hope to make the cut with shorter teasers aimed at online viewers.

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Towering Hotel May Be High Impact Downtown

HOSPITALITY: Arrival of Wilshire Grand Center could overshadow rivals’ business.

Wilshire Grand Center has no reservations about checking in to L.A.’s thriving hotel scene.

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Westwood’s Claremont Hotel Sells for $12 Million, to Get First Renovation

Westwood’s oldest hotel is slated for a makeover. The 55-room Claremont Hotel on Tiverton Avenue, built in 1940, has sold for $12.25 million to Shamina Investments, which intends to give the building its first major renovation, the new owner said Wednesday.

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Greenlake Investment Management to Open Ziplines at Pacific Crest

A South Pasadena commercial real estate investment firm plans to reopen a 300-acre property in the Angeles National Forest that features a zipline course next month.

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Creative Artists Agency Partners With China’s CMC Capital

Creative Artists Agency has partnered with China’s CMC Capital Partners, a leading investment fund in the media and entertainment, internet and mobile, and lifestyle sectors.

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RadPad Ordered to Pay $60.5 Million Judgment to Craigslist

A final $60.5 million judgement was issued against RadPad Inc. after the upstart was found liable for unlawfully scraping apartment listings and spamming users of rival Craigslist Inc.

Chef Nobu, Larry Ellison, and Robert De Niro Open Nobu Ryokan Hotel in Malibu

There are some boldface names behind the opening of the Nobu Ryokan hotel on Carbon Beach in Malibu later this month.

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New Funds Put Focus on Entertainment’s Future

FINANCE: Vision, Struans see e-sports, virtual reality as means to score big returns.

Two new investment firms look to bank on the future by backing millennial-focused content creators.

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PBS SoCal’s KOCE-TV Earns $49 Million in FCC Auction

PBS SoCal’s KOCE-TV public broadcasting station is among 175 nationwide winners of the Federal Communications Commission’s first-ever Broadcast Incentive Auction.

FilmL.A. Reports First Quarter Declines in On-Location Shooting

On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased by 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to statistics released today by FilmL.A. Inc. Among all filming categories, on-location feature film production suffered the steepest quarterly decline, slipping 36 percent and dropping to levels not seen since 2012. The decline occurred despite increase in tax credit use, the film office said.

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Garcetti Lauds Netflix’s California Commitment

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said the company intends to bring as much Netflix production as possible to California.