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Production for Hourlong TV Series Increases

California is having one of its best seasons ever when it comes to production of one-hour television series, according to a new report from FilmL.A.

Disney Beats Estimates as Start to 'Transformative Year'

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter.

Machinima to Cut 81 Jobs

Online gaming platform Machinima Inc. is restructuring its operations in Burbank and laying off more than 80 employees.

Gannett Lays Off Journalists at Ventura County Star

In a companywide move, Gannett has laid off dozens of employees nationwide, including four journalists at the media company’s local newspaper, Ventura County Star.

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Santa Clarita Studios Leases Warehouse in Valencia

Santa Clarita Studios has leased a 109,379-square-foot warehouse in Valencia for seven years, according to an announcement from CBRE, which handled the transaction.

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Daily News Owner Bids for Ventura County Star Publisher

Hedge fund-backed media company MNG Enterprises Inc., which owns the Los Angeles Daily News, has made an unsolicited bid for Ventura County Star publisher Gannett Co.

Film Activity Up a Bit in 2018

Double-digit growth in on-location film, television dramas and pilots contributed to a modest overall increase in filming production last year, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

Disney Nominates CVS Executive for Board

Derica Rice, president of CVS Caremark, has been nominated as a director for the Walt Disney Co.

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Disney CEO’s Compensation Totals $65 Million

Robert Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney Co., took home more than $65 million in compensation last year, according to the Burbank media and entertainment company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

Cinedigm Sells Digital Movie Projectors

Cinedigm Corp. has sold off 125 digital projection systems, bringing to more than 200 the total number of systems it has unloaded.

Disney Closes Parenting Website Babble

Walt Disney Co. shut down its website Babble after more than a decade of serving as a resource for parents.

Universal Studios Wins Award for 'Dragon' Float

Universal Studios scored a winner with its first-ever float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.

Disney, Verizon Reach Deal Before New Year's Kickoff

Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications Inc. have reached a deal on the distribution of ESPN and other Disney-owned television channels on the East Coast, according to media reports.

L.A. Kings and Partner Buy Burbank Ice Rink

The Los Angeles Kings hockey team and American Sports Entertainment Co. have acquired the Pickwick Ice facility in Burbank.

Deluxe to Lay Off 68 in Burbank

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. will lay off 68 employees early next year from two facilities in Burbank.