Diane Haithman

Reporter (Media and Entertainment)

Email: dhaithman@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 230

Recent Stories

Talent Agencies Cue Up Political, Social Activism

ENTERTAINMENT: Election of Donald Trump credited for clients’ new engagement.

Talent agencies offer direction to clients looking to act on political and social issues.

SPECIAL REPORT: Telling L.A.’s story

Monica C. Lozano approached her stewardship of Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión as a family business that provided a voice for immigrant, Latino communities.

Monica C. Lozano worked to deliver more than just news to the Latino community while running La Opinión.

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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Soon-Shiong’s NantOmics Acquires Gene Sequencing Startup Genos

Molecular diagnostics firm NantOmics, a subsidiary of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Culver City-based NantWorks, has acquired Genos, a genetic sequencing company.

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Mixed-Use Project Rolls On Showbiz Connection

ENTERTAINMENT: Pair of Hollywood families casts lot with Glendale development.

Families with showbiz histories will raise the curtain on a theater-anchor mixed-use development.

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.

Spotify, Universal Music Agreement Offers Album First Dibs to Subscribers

Music streaming service Spotify and Universal Music Group announced a multiyear global license agreement Tuesday that will allow Universal artists the option to release new albums to premium subscribers for two weeks before public distribution.

Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Reports $184 Million Loss

L.A. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s diagnostics company, NantHealth Inc., reported this week it lost $184 million last year, largely due to lagging sales of its much-touted GPS Cancer diagnostic test.

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