Diane Haithman

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Media and entertainment reporter Diane Haithman can be reached at dhaithman@labusinessjournal.com.

Email: dhaithman@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 230

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Executive Insights

In the midst of headlines about layoffs and shutdowns, L.A. business leaders seem to be ramping up. Many are working remotely but embracing technology to stay connected with employees and clients via video meetings or the still-important personal phone call.

Investors Play Wait-and-See With Struggling Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form streaming service Quibi proved itself to be a contender in the world of premium quality content last week by earning 10 Emmy nominations in its first foray into TV’s most prestigious annual competition.

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LA Opera Postpones Productions to 2021-22

L.A. Opera is the latest Music Center resident performing arts company to announce postponements and cancellations due to Covid-19.

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Writers Guild Ratifies Pact with Producers

New WGA pact with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers increases compensation for streaming and video on demand.

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Creative Artists Agency Announces Layoffs, Furloughs

Creative Artists Agency has become the latest of Hollywood’s top talent agencies to turn to staff layoffs and furloughs in the face of Covid-19.

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Covid-Driven Delays Cause Disruptions to Hollywood’s Awards Business

Cheryl Cecchetto, founder and president of Sequoia Productions in Culver City, recalls a fateful afternoon in October 2001 when the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was canceled just a few hours before showtime.

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2020 Largest Public Companies List: Top Gainer

Genius Brands International Inc. is the biggest gainer on the Business Journal’s 2020 list of largest public companies, logging a year-over-year market cap increase of 3,032% and jumping 47 spots from No. 119 to No. 72.

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UTA Breaks Ranks, Agrees to Terms With WGA

The Writers Guild of America and United Talent Agency have agreed to a new franchise agreement, the first step toward resolving a bitter battle between the WGA and Hollywood’s talent agencies.

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Tribeca’s Rose Bowl Events Bring Summer Film Experience to LA

In response to Covid-19 shutdowns that have included movie theaters, one entertainment company is seeking to fill the void by bringing classic films to alternative spaces for drive-in viewing.

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Executive Insights

In the midst of headlines about layoffs and shutdowns, L.A. business leaders seem to be ramping up.

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