Diane Haithman

Reporter (Media and Entertainment)

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

Recent Stories

Puji Capital Backs Film Venture by Peter Guber, Steve Richards

Mandalay Entertainment Group chairman and chief executive Peter Guber and Endurance Media Ventures founder Steve Richards have partnered to create a new film production, financing and distribution platform reportedly focusing on star-driven projects.

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Data Points Lead to Deal

Data analytics firm MarketCast says numbers add up in acquisition of rival Fizziology.

Sophia Amoruso’s Girlboss Media Raises $1.2 Million

Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has raised $1.2 million for her new company, Girlboss Media.

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Southern California News Group Offers Buyouts

Southern California News Group, an umbrella company of 11 area newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily News in Woodland Hills, the Orange County Register, Pasadena Star-News, and the Daily Breeze, is offering a buyout plan to newsroom employees.

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L.A.’s MarketCast Acquires Fizziology

Mid-Wilshire data analytics and marketing research services provider MarketCast has acquired data analytics company Fizziology, headquartered in Indianapolis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Next Stage in Production

Q&A: Chief of FilmL.A. touts California tax credits.

FilmL.A. President Paul Audley talks the role state tax credits play in attracting productions.

Keslow Camera Looks to Roll After Picking Up Lenses in Clairmont Deal

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Keslow Camera pictures new prospects with pickup of Clairmont’s anamorphic lenses.

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Putting Money Into Ideas

INVESTMENT: Billionaire aims to transform L.A.

Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has put his money on L.A. as the center of his nonprofit efforts.

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Paul Rosenberg Named CEO of Def Jam Recordings

Universal Music Group has named prominent manager and record label executive Paul Rosenberg to head Def Jam Recordings, its hip-hop and urban music record label co-founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin.

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L.A. Times Parent Tronc Inc. Sees Revenue Fall, Digital Subscribers Rise

Tronc Inc., parent company of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, saw revenue fall 8.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to the company’s earnings report for the three months ended July 25.

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