Matthew Blake

Reporter (Media and Entertainment)

Phone: 323-549-5225

Recent Stories

Rams/Chiefs a Biz Boon?

SPORTS: Economists say L.A. move no game-changer

Monday night’s National Football League matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs was expected to generate tens of millions of dollars for Mexico City’s economy.

Universal Music Makes Africa Streaming Play

Deal with Boomplay gives record label access to No. 1 music app on continent

Universal enters African music streaming market with Boomplay deal.

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Fox Sports Inks MLB Deal to 2028

Century City-based Fox Sports, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox Inc., announced Nov. 15 that it signed a contract with Major League Baseball

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Fox Sports Extends Relationship With MLB Until 2028

The “New Fox” has doubled down on Major League Baseball coverage.

Legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

Massively impactful writer, editor, film executive, producer and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95 Nov. 12, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Grove, according to multiple reports.

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Blazing Trail: Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain Blaze Pizza Continues Quick Rise

Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2018

Blaze Pizza reigns with King James

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Disney Readies For Sports Sale

MEDIA: Regional networks must go as part of Fox deal

Disney to sell off Fox’s regional cable sports networks.

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TMG Sells Pomona Apartment for More Than $10 Million

The Mogharebi Group announced Nov. 8 that it brokered the sale of Pomona’s Twin Palm Apartments for $10.4 million to W Mission Blvd Multi LLC, a company that incorporated in Manhattan Beach in August.

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Live Nation Announced Record Earnings in Third Quarter

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. announced that its 2018 third quarter was “the best quarter ever,” posting a record $3.8 billion in quarterly revenue, 11 percent higher than the 2017 third quarter.

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Report: Film Tax Credits Propelled Economic Increase

Study finds $357M in tax credits led to $2.6B in spending, $980M in wages

California’s motion picture tax credits – and the economic boost that they are credited for providing – have gone up each year since the program expanded in 2015, as the state competes with ramped up programs in Georgia and New York.

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