LA TRAVEL LEISURE

Talent Agency Aims To Make Some News

ICM Partners takes step back into journalism business with pickup of Headline Media Management.

ICM Partners looks to re-establish its talent for representation in broadcast journalism.

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Plan to Shutter Santa Monica Airport has Businesses’ Fate Up in Air

Set for Take-Off?

Plan to close Santa Monica Airport has some businesses there looking to land a new home.

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Musician Calls for Historic Decision on Mansion

REAL ESTATE: Taylor Swift likely to boost cachet but not price of ‘landmark’ home.

Singer Taylor Swift moves to tune up her Beverly Hills mansion with landmark status.

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Ad Tech Firm Buys in to Sealing Deals for Clients

INVESTMENT: Centerfield expands service in sales with Qology Direct acquisition.

Ad tech firm Centerfield lands $156 million to help step into consumer sales side of scene.

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Oscars Call on Businesses to Play Supporting Roles

ENTERTAINMENT: Local vendors boosted by awards include florists, chauffeurs.

Oscars provide golden opportunity for businesses such as florists and chauffeur services.

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New Tourism Ad Campaign Taps Into That L.A. Feeling

Discover Los Angeles, the city’s tourism marketing arm, has launched a campaign focused on selling visitors on the “feeling” of the city.

ICM Partners to Acquire Headline Media Management

ICM Partners talent and literary agency is expanding its reach into on-air talent by acquiring Headline Media Management (HMM), a boutique firm representing anchors, reporters, hosts, and producers in news, lifestyle and sports broadcasting. HMM Chief Executive Lou Oppenheim and President Michael Glantz will join the agency as partners. Oppenheim will head the new broadcasting department at ICM and Glantz will lead news and programming efforts within the department. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Upworthy to Merge with Good Worldwide

Upworthy media company and Good Worldwide Inc., a self-described global media brand and social impact company, will join forces in a merger that its leaders say will position the new entity as a leader in social good media and consulting.

Paper’s Digital Offerings Have Yet to Deliver

MEDIA: L.A. Times’ parent, tronc, sticks by tech strategy.

After a year of digital focus, Los Angeles Times’ parent, tronc, has only a few positive results to report.

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Gold Rush

Producers of the nine films nominated for Best Picture look to reap the Academy Award bonanza

Producers of the best picture field pursue an epic Oscar win with lower-budget fare marked by diversity.

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L.A. Restaurants Could Be the Victims of Fish Fraud

Something fishy might be going on in the sushi supply chain. The 26 L.A. restaurants that a recent UCLA study found had incorrectly identified almost half of their sushi could be the victims of fish fraud rather than the perpetrators, according to one of the report’s authors.

Mixed-Use Complex Makes Hotel Room

Greenland Group will open doors to downtown development with boutique Indigo’s March debut.

Greenland Group looks to open doors downtown with the opening of boutique hotel Indigo.

Airport Plans Up in Air?

AVIATION: JetBlue’s losing bid for international flights may mean Long Beach cuts.

JetBlue Airways fails to land clearance for international flights at Long Beach Airport.

Big Fan of China

City of L.A. got jump on tourism efforts in 2006 with overseas office

City of L.A.’s outreach strategy drew record number of Chinese visitors last year.

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Oscars Race Helps Frame Competition at Box Office

FILM: Nominations boost ad spending as producers vie for Hollywood’s golden guy.

Oscar nominations often provide a bigger box-office bang for advertising buck than an actual win.