MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

TheLAnd Rises in Weekly’s Wake

MEDIA: LA Weekly dwindles as new competition enters fray

Changes continue at LA Weekly.

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Wag Founders Raise $37 Million for Mobility Venture

Jonathan and Joshua Viner, co-founders of West Hollywood-headquartered dog walking app Wag Labs Inc., have a new venture dubbed Wheels.

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Booth Foundation’s $5M Gift to Petersen is Museum’s Largest Publicly Disclosed

The Petersen Automotive Museum has received a $5 million gift from the Otis Booth Foundation, considered the largest publicly disclosed charitable gift to the Mid-Wilshire-based museum.

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Viacom Buys Pluto TV, Entering Streaming Derby

Viacom Inc. threw its hat into the streaming ring Jan. 22, announcing that it had bought Los Angeles’s Pluto Inc. for $345 million.

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STYLE | Talking The Walk

Mellisa Nielsen • Charity Angels

Pretty in pink

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Live Nation Deal Probed

ENTERTAINMENT: Irish officials scrutinize purchase

Bump in road for Live Nation’s global expansion plans.

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Old Building, New Look

REAL ESTATE: Renovation trend seen for art institutions

Old is new for L.A.’s real estate developers.

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Lions Gate Cuts Jobs, Production Co. Deal

Studio axes employees, ends partnership deal with Codeblack Films

Lions Gate layoffs spark speculation about movie studio’s future.

L.A. Sets New Tourism Record With 50M Visitors

Los Angeles set a new record for tourism in 2018 marking the eighth consecutive year of growth, officials announced Wednesday against the backdrop of L.A. Live.

Endeavor Joins Streaming Fray

Beverly Hills-headquartered Endeavor has formed Endeavor Streaming as a platform for the company’s streaming products such as professional wrestling and ultimate fighting, the company announced in a press release Jan. 14.

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Showtime Announces West Coast Headquarters in West Hollywood

Showtime Networks Inc. announced Jan. 9 a new West Coast headquarters at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood.

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Century City PR Firm Lieberman Research Worldwide Purchases Killer Infographics

Lieberman Research Worldwide Inc., a Century City public relations firm, has acquired Killer Infographics, a Seattle marketing company focused on graphic and visual art, according to a Jan. 8 press release.

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Brown Appoints UTA Co-President Jay Sures to UC Regents

Gov. Jerry Brown named Jonathan “Jay” Sures, United Talent Agency’s current co-president, to the UC Board of Regents Jan. 4, a move that comes 48 hours before Brown ends his gubernatorial term.

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Activision Appoints New CFO After Previous Executive Joins Netflix

Activision Blizzard Inc. announced a new chief financial officer on Jan. 2 two days after it fired the old chief financial officer.

LA Kings, ASE Buy Burbank Ice Rink

The Los Angeles Kings hockey team and American Sports Entertainment Co. have acquired the Pickwick Ice facility in Burbank.

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