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Media Stars

Jeff Worthe and his Worthe Real Estate Group have assembled a large portfolio in the Media District. Its centerpiece is the former NBC Studios, acquired in 2007 for about $250 million and renamed BurbMap: Projects in the Burbank Media District.

By Elliot Golan April 21, 2014 midnight   $$ Share

Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Cast & Crew Buys Final Draft

Screenwriting software developer Final Draft Inc. has been acquired by Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Inc., the companies announced Tuesday.

Feds Approve Legendary Buyout

The Commerce Department has given its approval to the acquisition of Legendary Entertainment by Chinese investment company Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd., it was announced Tuesday.

‘Panda’ Beats Box Office Rivals

“Kung Fu Panda 3” kicked its way to the top of the movie box office over the weekend with domestic receipts of $41 million.

Vivid, AHF Settle Condom Lawsuit

A settlement has been reached between Vivid Entertainment and AIDS Healthcare Foundation over a Los Angeles County law requiring mandatory use of condoms in adult films.

Hollywood Software Acquired

Hollywood Software has been acquired by Rentrak Corp. to give movie studios and exhibitors better data on the audience of feature films.

RLJ Entertainment Receives Nasdaq Notice

RLJ Entertainment has received notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market it is out of compliance due to its stock price trading below the $1 threshold.

Location Filming Increases as Shows Move to L.A.

The statistics track on-location filming of television series, feature films, commercials, web videos, music videos and student projects – but not work on studio lots or soundstages.

AdRev Acquired by Zealot Networks

Music rights management startup AdRev has been acquired by Zealot Networks, a company that monetizes and distributes digital content.

Dalian Wanda Acquires Legendary Entertainment

Chinese investment firm Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. signed on Tuesday an agreement to acquire Legendary Entertainment in a deal valued at $3.5 billion.

Nike Chief Joins Disney Board

The board of Walt Disney Co. has elected Mark Parker, chief executive of Nike Inc., as a director.

DreamWorks Expands Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has expanded its distribution deal with Netflix Inc. to include more original programming.

Chinese Investor Takes Stake in Legendary Entertainment

A Chinese media and real estate investment conglomerate has acquired a majority share in Legendary Entertainment, according to media reports.

Cities Make Last Play to Keep Teams from L.A.

Wednesday is the deadline for cities to make their final pitches to the National Football League to keep their teams from moving to Los Angeles.

Disney ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Reaches Billion-Dollar Milestone

The second weekend of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” pushed the sci-fi film to more than $1 billion in global box office.