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LA North Studios to Open Soundstage Hub in Santa Clarita

LA North Studios has signed a five-year lease to take more than 113,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita.

Quarterly Revenue Eludes Netsol, Tix Corp.

Netsol Technologies Inc. fell short of revenue projections, while Tix Corp. reported zero revenue for the quarter.

Disney Beats Expectations With $710 Million Loss

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Valley Philanthropist, TV Host Alex Trebek Dies at 80

Alex Trebek, the longtime “Jeopardy!” host and prominent Valley philanthropist, died Sunday at 80 years old.

Disney to Cut 300 Jobs at ESPN, Other Divisions

Disney is cutting about 500 jobs from its sports network ESPN as cost pressures from the coronavirus outbreak accelerate the company’s move into streaming.

Entertainment Tech Firm BEN Acquires TubeBuddy

Entertainment and data company BEN in Sherman Oaks will acquire San Diego-based TubeBuddy.

Cinedigm's Paid Subscribers Up More than 45 Percent

Cinedigm’s portfolio of paid subscription streaming services has grown its subscriber base more than 45 percent since April 1.

Loop Media Acquires Podcast App, Forms Subsidiary

Loop Media Inc. has signed an agrement to acquire Spkr, an app that curates podcast lists.

Cinedigm to Acquire Film Detective

Cinedigm Corp. has agreed to acquire Film Detective, a competing content distributor and streaming channel company.

Tix Corp. Begins Strategic Review, Possible Sale

Tix Corp. plans to begin a review of its strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company

Peter Roth to Leave Warner Bros.

Peter Roth, the longtime Warner Bros. Television executive who oversaw a strategic transformation of the studio’s television operations, will step down from the position early next year.

Location Filming Declines by Half in Third Quarter

On-location filming dropped by more than 50 percent in the third quarter, with reality television showing the only bright spot.

Six Flags, Universal Cut Park Employees

Amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia, will lay off 240 employees.

More Layoffs Coming at Warner Bros.

Thousands of layoffs are expected at AT&T’s WarnerMedia as the company prepares to restructure its workforce to cut operating costs by as much as 20 percent.

Universal Strikes Film Deal With LeBron James’ SpringHill Co.

On the eve of the Los Angeles Lakers’ first NBA Finals appearance in 10 years, LeBron James’ SpringHill Co. has scored off the court.

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