San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Mark Madler covers accounting, aviation & aerospace, banking & finance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, the cities of Burbank and Simi Valley, and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories

AeroVironment Investor Seeks Board Election Change

A private equity investor in AeroVironment Inc. is seeking a change in the how the company company’s board is elected.

'Revenge Porn' Hacker Pleads Guilty

A Studio City man faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday of hacking into email accounts to obtain nude or explicit photos that were then posted at a “revenge porn” website.

Burbank Firm Acquired for Reported $700 Million

Payroll and accounting firm Cast & Crew Entertainment Services has been acquired by a private equity firm with a focus on technology investment.

Van Nuys Equipment Lessor Sees Shares Spark

ELECTRONICS: Electro Rent replaces work lost after large contract expires.

Electro Rent rebounds after losing a major contract.

Calabasas Brokerage Timed IPO Perfectly in 2013

REAL ESTATE: Marcus & Millichap has seen stock rise fourfold since listing.

Apartment brokerage Marcus & Millichap went public just as the multifamily sector got hot.

Can Han Solo Rescue Game Unit?

Disney counting on new Star Wars figures to improve sales.

Disney leverages its “Star Wars” movies to revive its video game division.

Beaten Down DreamWorks Lifted by Investors

ENTERTAINMENT: Worries over movie flops give way to small-screen optimism.

DreamWorks Animation shrinks its film slate, but TV work picks up.

Warner Bros. Joins Billion-Dollar Club

Warner Bros. Pictures became the first Hollywood studio in history to reach $1 billion in domestic box office for 15 straight years, the company announced Friday.

Disney Proposes $1 Billion Anaheim Upgrade

Walt Disney Co. is proposing a $1 billion expansion at its Disneyland theme park in Anaheim that would include new attractions, parking and other infrastructure improvements.

Preview: Beaten Down DreamWorks Lifted by Investors

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has been the corporate equivalent of a basket case over the last few years, but surprisingly the stock has bounced back.

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