Matthew Blake

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

Recent Stories

An Ill-Fated Endeavor: Agency Taps Out of IPO

In the latest blackeye for the IPO market, Endeavor, which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship, pulled its planned listing on Sept. 26.

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Resnicks Give $750 Million to Caltech for Climate Research

Wonderful Co. owners Stewart and Lynda Resnick announced on Sept. 26 that they will give a record-setting $750 million to Caltech for climate science studies.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: Media Men

Many entertainment players are riding high, even with changes sweeping the industry

Even with changes sweeping the media industry, the marquee names on this year’s list are riding high.

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Disney Plans to Lay Off 130 More Workers

Walt Disney Co. is set to lay off 130 more employees in the wake of its purchase of Fox assets.

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LASED Announces First Tenants, Inaugural Taylor Swift Concert

The Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District announced Sept. 17 the first three tenants for its Inglewood complex set to host the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers football games.

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Writers Guild Incumbents Cruise to Victory

Writers Guild of America West members reelect David Goodman as president, a vote of confidence in the union’s battle against talent agencies.

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FastPay Makes Big Media Bet

FINANCE: AIG provides $80M infusion for lending push

FastPay Partners to ramp up loans.

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A Turbulent Week for WarnerMedia

Company secures Abrams amid shareholder unrest

Company secures Abrams amid shareholder unrest

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Investment Group Buys Beverly Hills Courier from Meehan Trust

New owners of the Beverly Hills Courier, the 54-year-old self-described newspaper of record for Beverly Hills, plan to expand.

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Lawyer Up

Neville Johnson stares down entertainment’s power players

Entertainment lawyer Neville Johnson talks Netflix, how musicians make money and Richard Simmons.

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