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.
NBCU Cable Entertainment has formed a new lifestyle network group combining four of its cable TV channels under the direction an 18-year company veteran.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags throughout the state by grocery stories, pharmacies, and liquor and convenient stores.
Talks were reportedly cooling between DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and SoftBank Corp. But the Japanese telecom and Internet company may invest in another Valley film and television production company, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Shares in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. rose 26 percent on Monday following the announcement of its possible acquisition by a Japanese telecommunications and Internet company in a deal valued at $3.4 billion.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is in discussions to be acquired by a Japanese telecommunications and Internet company in a deal valued at $3.4 billion, according to weekend media reports.
The family of comic book artist Jack Kirby and Marvel Entertainment said Friday they have settled a lawsuit over ownership rights to some of the Hollywood’s most popular superheroes, including the Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man.
Discovery Communications Inc. is increasing its stake in Burbank cable channel Hub Network, which will be renamed to reflect broader family programming.
Two San Fernando Valley aerial photography companies were among six that received approval on Thursday from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for film and television production.
A Woodland Hills division of entertainment content distributor Cinedigm Corp. has been sold to a group of private investors, the company announced on Wednesday.
Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that it reached a deal to have Hasbro Inc. manufacture its Disney Princess and “Frozen” lines of dolls, a blow to current manufacturer and L.A. toy maker Mattel Inc.