MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Disney Completes $71 Billion Fox Acquisition

Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday closed on its $71.3 billion acquisition of the media assets of 21st Century Fox.

STYLE | LOADING OUT

Mhair Zeitounian I Reload Management

Mhair Zeitounian, president and talent manager at Reload Management, lives in Glendale, and technically that’s where his talent agency is based.

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LAX Surpasses Tokyo Airport for No. 4 Global Passenger Ranking

Los Angeles International Airport surpassed Tokyo’s major airport to move up a notch to the No. 4 spot on the list of the world’s busiest airports as ranked by 2018 passenger traffic, according to a report released March 13.

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Spirit Airlines to Begin Hollywood Burbank Airport Service in June

Spirit Airlines will begin service in June between Hollywood Burbank Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

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STYLE | Living the Dream

Larry Miller I Sit ‘n Sleep Inc.

Sleepy style

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Saban Terminates Panavision Purchase

One of the biggest entertainment acquisitions announced last year has been abandoned.

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Live Nation Announces Growth, Explores Real Estate, Bigger Ticket Fees

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. posted another year of double-digit revenue growth in 2018, according to the company’s annual report released Feb. 28, and laid out further growth strategies in an accompanying earnings call.

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STYLE | Script Doctor

Neal Baer • Baer Bones Productions

Script doctor

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Santa Monica-Based Songtradr Purchases Big Sync Music

Santa Monica-based Songtradr, the largest music licensing platform, has purchased Big Sync Music Ltd., a London-based agency that provides music licensing and rights management services to major brands for advertising campaigns.

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Los Angeles Times Labor Dispute Escalates

The Los Angeles Times is facing an escalating labor quarrel that is a mounting obstacle to the 400-plus member Los Angeles Times Guild’s first collective bargaining agreement.

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80-Acre Sports and Education Center Planned for Carson

A portion of Los Angeles County-owned Victoria Park Golf Course in Carson is expected to be transformed into a new sports and education center with a focus on tennis and STEM studies pending completion of a public review process led by the county.

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Super Bowl Perk for Rams?

SPORTS: Revenue share plan waters down profits

Will Rams’ Super Bowl run be a fiscal touchdown?

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Flying High

LA airports – and the airlines that serve them – see flights tick up in 2018

L.A.-area airports see record number of passengers.

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Merger Involving AEG Creates a Venue Management Giant in LA

Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. announced Feb. 7 that its subsidiary AEG Facilities has merged with facility operator SMG, creating a standalone, Los Angeles-headquartered ASM Global, which will manage hundreds of arena, amphitheaters, and other venues across the world.

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Mattel Taps Former Disney Channel Exec to Helm TV Division

Toymaker Mattel tapped a former Disney Channel executive to run its television division as it moves to bolster its live-action and animation productions based on its iconic brands.

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