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Warner Bros. Entertainment Selects Chief Executive

Ann Sarnoff is the new chief executive at Warner Bros. Entertainment, according to media reports.

Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 12%

Long Beach Airport traffic dropped 12% year-over-year in May to 305,300 passengers.

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Artists Sue Universal Music Group Over 2008 Fire

The estates of Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty, as well as bands Soundgarden and Hole joined a proposed class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over a 2008 fire that destroyed thousands of master recordings.

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High Times to List OTC

MEDIA: Pot publication shifts gears, puts Nasdaq plan on hold

High Times Holding Corp.’s IPO hits snag as it fails to meet listing requirements.

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Revenue Grows at LiveXLive

MEDIA: Concert-streaming company notes rising costs

Concert streaming boosts LiveXLive Media Inc. but company has struggled to meet SEC deadlines.

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Paris Ad Agency Buys Hollywood's Battery

Paris-headquartered advertising giant Havas has acquired Battery, a fast-growing Hollywood-based advertising agency, for undisclosed terms.

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Disney-owned Fox studios set to lay off 87

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. continues to shed employees in the wake of its purchase earlier this year by Walt Disney Co.

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KCRW Employees Unionize Under SAG-AFTRA

The employees of National Public Radio member station KCRW in Santa Monica voted June 14 to have the Screen Actor’s Guild represent them as their union.

Naming Rights Up for Grabs

MEDIA: LA area stadiums use deals to fund construction

United Airlines’ purchase of naming rights for the L.A. Coliseum’s field offers a new spin on a decades-old trend.

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LA Times Labor Dispute Drags On

MEDIA: A year after Soon-Shiong purchased paper, no union contract

A year after buying the L.A. Times, Patrick Soon-Shiong and the newspaper’s union are locked in a contract stalemate.

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Long Beach Names Cynthia Guidry Airport Chief

The city of Long Beach on June 11 named a top L.A. Airport executive, Cynthia Guidry, as its new airport director, effective July 29.

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Immortals Buys Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Esports company Immortals has acquired esports team owner Infinite Esports & Entertainment.

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USC, United Airlines Reach New Naming Rights Deal for Coliseum

USC and United Airlines have reached a new naming rights deal for the Coliseum after a previous naming deal ran into controversy, the university announced June 7.

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Venues Grapple With Ticketmaster Costs

ENTERTAINMENT: Fees can add 30% to ticket prices

Ticketmaster fees pile on costs for events at public venues.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up 1 Percent in April

April passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose by 63,000, or 1 percent, compared to April of last year to reach 7.2 million, according to figures released by the airport’s governing authority on May 29. The figures from Los Angeles World Airports also show that passenger traffic for the first four months of this year rose by 380,000 from the first four months of last year to reach 27.4 million, also an increase of 1 percent.

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