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L.A. civic leader and philanthropist Eli Broad announced Friday that he is retiring from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Lawyer continues in service of pop superstar as estate executor
John Branca still serves the King of Pop as co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate.
MEDIA: Top editor drew mixed reviews on traffic growth at Forbes.com
Latest additions at L.A. Times.
Lewis D’Vorkin has been named editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times and Mickie Rosen has been named president of Los Angeles Times Media Group, the company announced Monday.
Time Inc. said Wednesday it would relocate the headquarters of Entertainment Weekly to Los Angeles in March 2018.
Los Angeles Times newsroom employees have received a letter notifying them that Times journalists are seeking to form a union after months of organizing.
The CAA Sports division of Creative Artists Agency has acquired Barrett Sports Group, a boutique consulting firm that advises sports venues on strategy and valuation, and will merge it with its Icon Venue Group. The new division will be known as CAA Icon.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures rolls toward 2019 opening with $50 million gift from Sabans
Developers lift the curtain on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, scheduled for a 2019 debut.
‘Airbnb of location shooting’ helps book low-cost sites
Startup Giggster offers location services to help low-budget productions get rolling.
BMG Production Music has acquired Santa Monica independent production house Immediate Music, the companies announced Tuesday.
The Colburn School has received a $1 million bequest from the estate of Iona Benson, a longtime volunteer, donor and former board member of the performing arts institution, located in downtown Los Angeles.
A 2014 bill to triple the size of California’s film and television production is showing signs of long-term success, according to a report from the California Film Commission released Monday.
MEDIA: Josef Vann plans to retain traditional focus while steering Los Angeles.
New Publisher Josef Vann says Los Angeles magazine won’t turn the page on its editorial history.
Two L.A. production companies are joining forces to provide funding for filmmakers who are running out of cash to complete their entries for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Amblin Partners Chief Executive Michael Wright is stepping down and company Chairman Steven Spielberg will assume the role, Amblin announced Tuesday.
Former Nickelodeon President Herb Scannell is taking over as Mitú’s chief executive.
Downtown’s Broad museum has appointed four new members to its board of directors.
Los Angeles Magazine has named media veteran Josef Vann as its new publisher.
Producers of crime content collar actual police for use as consultants.
Some cop shows shoot for authenticity by using real police as advisers.
How money manager went from chicken manure to patron of arts
The charitable mind-set of TCW Group’s Marc Stern took root during his childhood on a New Jersey farm.
Beverly Hills-based United Talent Agency has acquired for an undisclosed sum New York’s Greater Talent Network speakers bureau in a move to stake its claim as the market leader in live speaking engagements.
Cultural leaders tout Pacific Standard Time event as financial plus.
Museum and other nonprofit leaders frame the new Pacific Standard Time event as a tourism booster.
Santa Monica’s Oreva Capital Corp. has funded a management buyout of Here Publishing Inc., owner of media brands catering to the LGBT community, including The Advocate and Out publications.
Sherman Oaks’ Cinedigm Corp. has agreed to sell 20 million shares to Santa Monica-based Bison Entertainment Investment Ltd.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has received its largest-ever gift of $1.5 million from philanthropists Carol and Warner Henry.
Creative Arts Awards Spread Emmys’ Spotlight
Creative Arts Emmys offer star status to the TV industry’s lesser-known and lesser-paid crews.
Rob Eshman’s 17-year tenure as editor and publisher of Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is set to end effective Sept. 26. Eshman, who’s been with the paper in various roles for 23-years, said he’s stepping down to devote himself to writing full-time.
Westfield Century City mall has plans to offer a different type of makeover services catering to the entertainment industry.
Paper’s parent subscribes to digital future as internet vet Ross Levinsohn takes charge.
L.A. Times parent shakes up the brass and turns to digital vet Ross Levinsohn to make news at the paper.
Walt Disney Co. has awarded Los Angeles Music Center resident company Center Theatre Group a $100,000 grant to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area.
Downtown’s Broad museum will be among the first to introduce a major presentation as part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time art exhibition, the museum announced Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times parent tronc Inc. ousted executive editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj, as well as several other top editors, on Monday.
Steve Bannon has reportedly returned to Brentwood-based Breitbart News Network, the far-right news and commentary website founded by in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.
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.
Data analytics firm MarketCast says numbers add up in acquisition of rival Fizziology.
Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has raised $1.2 million for her new company, Girlboss Media.
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.
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.
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 pictures new prospects with pickup of Clairmont’s anamorphic lenses.
INVESTMENT: Billionaire aims to transform L.A.
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has put his money on L.A. as the center of his nonprofit efforts.
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.
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.
Fewer TV pilots were produced during the 2016-2017 production cycle than the previous year, but Los Angeles still got the same portion of the production pie.
Sony Pictures Television has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Texas-based Funimation Productions Ltd., a distributor of Japanese anime content, valuing the company at about $150 million.
Harold M. Williams, founding president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, has died at the age of 89.
The Annenberg Foundation has awarded downtown’s Music Center a $3 million grant to advance arts education, the center announced Tuesday.
Spanish-language broadcaster Entravision Communications Corp. has entered into an agreement with OTA Broadcasting to acquire Palm Springs stations KMIR-TV, an NBC affiliate, along with KPSE-LA, a MyNetworkTV affiliate, for $21 million.
ENTERTAINMENT: Talent agencies’ old-school training.
Aspiring agents at local talent agencies are still required to put in time in the company mailroom.
Adult beverage sales seen as key to increasing movie attendance.
Movie theaters try to lure customers with increased alcohol sales.