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Former Bank Exec Takes Marketing Role at Universal Studios

A former executive at Wells Fargo & Co. has been named the new chief marketing officer at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Tix Corp. Refutes 'Poison Pill' Tactic

Tix Corp. has rejected a claim by a major shareholder that he has triggered a “poison pill” provision in shareholders rights plan, the company announced Monday.

Tix Shares Pop on Talk of MGM Buyout

Tix Corp. is in talks with MGM Resorts International to sell off its outstanding shares to the global hospitality company.

Disney Wins Bidding Battle for Fox Assets

Shares of Walt Disney Co. closed up more than 1 percent Thursday after Comcast Corp. pulled out of a bidding war for the media assets of 21st Century Fox.

On-Location Filming in L.A. Drops in Quarter

On-location film, television and commercial production decreased by more than 5 percent in the second quarter compared to a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

Santa Clarita Reports Annual Film Growth

The city of Santa Clarita recorded for a fifth year in a row more than 500 film permits for on-location filming within its borders.

Salem Media Revamps Music Radio Lineup

Salem Media Group has revamped the programming lineup for its Nashville flagship station and nationally syndicated music programs, the Christian and conservative media company announced Monday.

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Disney to Broadcast eSports Competitions

Walt Disney Co. will air video game competitions on ESPN and Disney XD starting this month after signing a multi-year agreement with Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Proposes Sky Tram to Hollywood Sign

Warner Bros. Entertainment is proposing a $100 million aerial tram to take visitors to the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.

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Santa Clarita to Consider Sites for Amphitheater

Santa Clarita Valley is one step closer to having its own amphitheater.

Valley Studios Bring TV Shows Back to California

Two television series from San Fernando Valley production companies will relocate to Los Angeles after receiving more than $15 million in California tax credits.

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Governor Extends Film Tax Credit

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Wednesday a law that extends the state’s film tax credit program to 2025.

Business Journal Repeats Winning National Award

For the second straight year, San Fernando Valley Business Journal has won the Gold award as best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the nation.

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Fox Agrees to New Disney Bid

The Walt Disney Co. has reached a second agreement with 21st Century Fox to purchase Fox’s movie and television assets, this time for the much higher price of $71.3 billion.

Soon-Shiong Takes Ownership of L.A. Times

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong said that he will seek a seat on the Tribune Co. board now that his $500 million purchase of the Los Angeles Times and other California News Group holdings was finalized on Monday.

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