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.

He can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 226, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

Drug Maker’s Stock Falls After Death of Patient

Biotech: CytRx’s drop shows risk of allowing use outside clinical trials.

Biotech: Shares of CytRx fall after death of cancer patient using company’s drug outside of clinical trials.

Cable Channel Cues Up More Live Music Events

Media & Entertainment: AXS looks to tap co-owner AEG’s festival connections for shows.

AXS TV, a fledgling cable channel that counts downtown L.A.’s Anschutz Entertainment Group as an owner, is doubling down on its music festival programming.

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Ex-FM Talk Show Host Dialed Into Fans Online

Radio: Tom Leykis finds success with subscriptions after switch to Internet.

Radio: Former FM talk-show host Tom Leykis has channeled a subscription model into success online.

Show-Biz Scribe Acts to Diversify

The Wrap saw its lead role in online show-business reporting diminish as paper rivals made the jump.

Walk of Fame Steps Up on Tech Front

Chamber hopes new star-guide app shines with tourists.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hopes its Walk of Fame star-guide app has legs with visitors.

Businessman Nurses Vision of Post-Ebola Riches

mining: Tony Khodadad says quarry among projects ready to go in Sierra Leone.

Tony Khodadad foresees healthy returns from his Sierra Leone ventures: as soon as Ebola is contained.

Studio Animated About Creating More Cartoons

PROUCTION: TV, movie projects to be generated in-house at House of Moves.

After a management-led buyout last month, Playa Vista motion-capture and animation studio House of Moves is moving in a more creative direction.

Embezzlement: Former Studio Money Man Sentenced to Prison

A former finance manager at a big Culver City TV production studio was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Thursday for embezzling $2.5 million from his former employer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Pot Services Firm Chooses Board To Generate Buzz

Medbox brings in diverse board to light fire under its plan to move up to Nasdaq.

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Lakers Channel Broadens Focus as Team Drops Ball

TV: Time Warner Cable beefs up offerings as another dreadful season looms.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet turns to a new app and other offerings to court fans of the faltering Lakers.

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