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

Management Shakeup at Burbank Post-Production House

Post-production house Modern VideoFilm has been brought in executives for a new management team from a unit of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. that helps turn around troubled companies.

CSUN Receives Largest Grant Ever

Cal State Northridge received on Wednesday a $22 million grant to promote diversity in the nation’s biomedical workforce – the largest single grant the school has received.

Board Seeks Brown's Help in Kinkisharyo Dispute

The governing board of the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District is asking that Gov. Jerry Brown intervene in a dispute threatening Kinkiharyo International from opening a rail car factory in Palmdale.

Customs Service Returns to Van Nuys Airport

Van Nuys Airport announced Wednesday it will begin offering customs clearance and inspection services next year.

TV Production Surges, Film Declines

On-location television production continued to show strong growth in the third quarter but feature film production continued to decline, according to figures released by FilmL.A. on Tuesday.

WB Creates Short-Form Production House

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced on Tuesday the formation of Blue Ribbon Content, a production unit for short-form, live-action content.

Update: Kinkisharyo Delivers Rail Car Amid Dispute

Kinkisharyo International has delivered its first Los Angeles rail car amid calls for the governor to step in and resolve a dispute that has threatened the opening of a company factory in the Antelope Valley.

Hold Lifted on Adult Filming

A six-day hold on adult film production was lifted Monday after tests concluded the performer pool had not been infected with the HIV virus.

Manufacturer Flies From Palmdale to Valencia

Manufacturing: Crissair Inc. takes 70,000 square feet to make room for growth.

This month Crissair Inc. completed the relocation of its operations to Valencia after having run out of room at a long-time facility in Palmdale.

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Last Frontier?

The High Desert Corridor could be the last big highway project built in the county. But it won’t be your father’s freeway.

Transportation: Viability questions persist for a proposed High Desert freeway.

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