Matthew Blake

Reporter (Media and Entertainment)

Email: mblake@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225

Recent Stories

Live Nation Deal Probed

ENTERTAINMENT: Irish officials scrutinize purchase

Bump in road for Live Nation’s global expansion plans.

Lions Gate Cuts Jobs, Production Co. Deal

Studio axes employees, ends partnership deal with Codeblack Films

Lions Gate layoffs spark speculation about movie studio’s future.

Endeavor Joins Streaming Fray

Beverly Hills-headquartered Endeavor has formed Endeavor Streaming as a platform for the company’s streaming products such as professional wrestling and ultimate fighting, the company announced in a press release Jan. 14.

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Long Road for Short Videos

MEDIA: Fiction Riot looks to make name in nascent market

Fiction Riot looks to jump into short-form video market.

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UTA EXEC Named to UC Regenys

Gov. Jerry Brown named Jonathan “Jay” Sures, co-president of United Talent Agency, to the University of California Board of Regents

UPDATED: Broker Faces Lifetime Ban

The recently departed chairman and majority owner of a Beverly Hills investment banking and brokerage firm has been banned for life by the brokerage industry, according to a Jan. 8 regulatory filing.

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Showtime Announces West Coast Headquarters in West Hollywood

Showtime Networks Inc. announced Jan. 9 a new West Coast headquarters at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood.

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UPDATED: MedMen Sued by Shareholders

Shareholders that own a stake in MedMen Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles County Superior Court Jan. 8, alleging a breach of fiduciary duty.

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Century City PR Firm Lieberman Research Worldwide Purchases Killer Infographics

Lieberman Research Worldwide Inc., a Century City public relations firm, has acquired Killer Infographics, a Seattle marketing company focused on graphic and visual art, according to a Jan. 8 press release.

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Santa Monica E-sports Company Files $25 Million IPO

Super League Gaming Inc., a Santa Monica company that organizes amateur e-sports competitions, filed a $25 million initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Jan. 4.

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