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Surf Air Mobility Enters Race for Green Air Travel

Hawthorne-based private air carrier Surf Air Mobility Corp. has embarked on an ambitious plan to grab the lead in the race to decarbonize air travel.

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Endeavor’s On Location Firm Acquires Qcue

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc.’s experiential events firm On Location Experiences has acquired ticketing software company Qcue Inc.

Former CBS Execs Team for $300 Million Media SPAC

Special purpose acquisition company will focus on media, entertainment and sports.

Netflix Mandates Vaccines for Cast, Crew

Netflix Inc. is the first Hollywood studio to require vaccines on U.S. productions.

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Chris Paul-Backed Dibbs Raises $13 Million for Sports Card NFTs

Collectible Holdings Inc., better known as Dibbs, a digital sports card company, raised $13 million in series A funding to grow its nonfungible token platform.

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Disney Gets $580 Million in Tax Breaks in Florida Move

Walt Disney Co. will reap a nearly $580 million tax break to relocate 2,000 jobs to the Orlando, Fla., area.

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Lionsgate Signs Deal With Tom Brady’s New NFT Platform

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. announced on July 21 it has entered into a partnership with Tom Brady-backed NFT platform Autograph, which will create collectible digital content for the studio.

AMC to Acquire Theaters at The Grove, The Americana

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. has acquired two of Los Angeles’ highest grossing movie theaters, the 14-screen cineplex at The Grove and the 18-screen multiplex at The Americana at Brand.

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Studios, Unions OK Covid Production Protocols

Hollywood studios have reached agreement with key unions for new on-set Covid-19 protocols for movie and TV productions.

Gavin Newsom Signs Bill for $330 Million in Production Incentives

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to deliver $330 million in production incentives for California’s film and TV industry.

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Walter, Boehly Buy 27% Stake in Lakers From Anschutz

Billionaires Todd Boehly and Mark Walter have a new pennant to hang on the wall.

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Disney to Move 2,000 Jobs to Florida, Per Reports

Walt Disney Co. plans to move about 2,000 positions from Southern California to central Florida.

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Quentin Tarantino Buys Vista Theatre

Quentin Tarantino has purchased the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz.

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LAX People Mover Project Completes Key Phase

More visible signs of construction related to the people mover project are now appearing at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Allen Media Group to Launch Weather Channel Plus Streaming Service

Allen Media Group plans to launch The Weather Channel Plus, a subscription streaming service, in the fourth quarter.

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