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Disney, Hasbro Team on Star Wars Toys

Walt Disney Co. is teaming up with Hasbro on a new line of toys based on characters from the Star Wars universe.

Location Filming Falls in First Quarter

On-location film, television and commercial production fell by 2.1 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

L.A. Times Publisher Open to Soon-Shiong Acquisition

Chicago media company tronc Inc. said in a public filing Thursday that it would be open to considering a proposal from its second-largest shareholder, Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, to buy out the company in order to own its trophy publication, the Los Angeles Times.

Reports: Rams Start Spring Training at Cal Lutheran

Next Monday, the Los Angeles Rams will begin the team’s first offseason training program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

Salem Shakes Up East Coast Management

Salem Media Group has announced the retirement of Washington, D.C. General Manager David Ruleman, who will depart from the post in June after more than three decades with the Camarillo media broadcaster.

Disney Board Extends Iger Contract

Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors on Thursday extended for an additional year the contract with Chief Executive Robert Iger.

Machinima Names GM

Video game and comics fan website Machinima has named Russell Arons as general manager to replace the outgoing chief executive.

Applebee's Hires Advertising Agency

DineEquity Inc. restaurant brand Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has selected Grey Global Group as its advertising agency of record.

Salem Surpasses on Revenue, Misses on Net Income

Salem Media Group missed Wall Street expectations on earnings but surpassed on revenues for the final quarter of 2016.

Disney Shareholders Back Board

Walt Disney Co. shareholders on Wednesday re-elected all the company’s directors who were up to be returned to the board.

Preview: Working on Six Strings

Before musicians take to the stage, they need an instrument to play. That’s where Tish Ciravolo and entrepreneurs like her come in.

Report: Iger Considers Run for White House

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger is considering a run for the presidency, according to media reports.

AwesomenessTV CEO Steps Down

Brian Robbins is stepping down as chief executive of AwesomenessTV, the multi-channel media company that is part of Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation, according to media reports.

Universal Buys into Spielberg’s Amblin

Universal Filmed Entertainment has taken a minority stake in the film and television production company headed up by Steven Spielberg.

Valley Studios Win Film Tax Credits

The California Film Commission selected 22 feature films to receive tax credits from the state’s expanded production incentive program.