Los Angeles Business Journal

Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

She can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 228, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

Investors Climb Aboard In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider

AVIATION: Entertainment, renewal deals and new CEO lift shares of Global Eagle.

Shares of in-flight Internet provider Golden Eagle get lift from arrival of new chief exec.

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Soundstage Takes New Movie Role

FILM: Thunder looks to trade services for stakes in productions.

Soundstage operator looks to cast itself as producer by offering services for stakes in indie films.

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Taking Rap

KDAY spins hip-hop into ad sales, ratings

KDAY says it has succeeded in getting advertisers and listeners to take its old-school hip-hop format for a spin.

Studio Cues Up Larger Rehearsal, Recording Site

MUSIC: Swing House more than doubles space with Atwater Village facility.

Swing House Studios of West Hollywood routinely rents space to big-name bands such as Aerosmith for recording tracks or rehearsing for tours.

Lions Gate Makes Chinese Streaming Deal

Santa Monica studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has made a deal to bring its TV shows and movies to a new streaming service in China.

Changing Image

ENTERTAINMENT: Visual effects shop Hydraulx also hopes to be known for soundstage, equipment rentals at new HQ.

Visual effects shop Hydraulx hopes to get a lift from soundstage and equipment rental business.

Dodgers Found Partly Liable in Stow Beating

A Los Angeles jury ruled on Wednesday that the Dodgers organization was negligent in the 2011 beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow and will need to pay Stow’s family millions of dollars in damages.

Daily Journal Hires New Auditor, Appeals Nasdaq Delisting

In an effort to remain listed on the Nasdaq, downtown Los Angeles legal newspaper publisher Daily Journal Corp. has fired accounting firm Ernst & Young and hired BDO USA as its new auditor.

Saying ‘Da’ to Business

Ilya Kuntsevich studied economics as a college student in Russia, but his training wasn’t exactly the industry standard for employees of big international companies.

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Sky’s Limit

Some drone-using filmmakers aren’t waiting for OK

Some drone-using production businesses await approval to get off the ground, but at least one’s flying now.

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