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Hit Parader to Launch Celebrity E-Sports Competition

Universal City production studio Hit Parader plans to launch an e-sports platform for celebrities.

Preview: Cartoon Valley

With the rest of the entertainment industry stalled, animation expands its footprint.

Disney, Warner Bros. Settle VidAngel Copyright Lawsuit

Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros Entertainment have settled a copyright lawsuit with a company that has a technology for editing out undesired content from movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Location Filming Dipped in August, But FilmL.A. Sees Uptick in Fall

During August, FilmL.A. processed about 44 percent of the number of on-location filming applications it would expect under normal summer conditions.

Slow Summer for Location Filming Since Reopening

FilmL.A. has processed about 34 percent of its usual application load since film and television production resumed in mid-June after being shut down due to coronavirus outbreak.

Tix Reports Zero Revenue During Las Vegas Closure

Tix Corp. brought in no revenue during the second quarter as its discount ticket booths in Las Vegas were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Universal Studios Cancels Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights has been cancelled this year at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City due to the coronavirus outbreak.

HBO Max Reaches 4.1 Million Subscribers in First Month

In its first month, the new streaming service HBO Max has brought in 4.1 million overall subscribers, according to a conference call with executives of AT&T Inc., parent of Warner Bros. Entertainment in Burbank, which owns HBO Max.

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New Director at California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

The nonprofit California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, or CMATO, has hired Roya Alt as its director, replacing former director Tish Greenwood.

Coty Pays $200 Million for Stake in Kim Kardashian West's Beauty Firm

New York-based Coty Inc. has paid $200 million for a 20 percent stake in Kim Kardashian West’s KKW Beauty Inc.

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Location Filming Drops 98 Percent

On-location film and television production dropped by 98 percent in the second quarter as the entertainment industry shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Business Journal Wins ‘Best Newspaper’ Award

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal won two journalism awards late Thursday from the trade association that represents business journals across the country.

Disney Delays Reopening California Theme Parks

Walt Disney Co. will delay the reopening of its Anaheim theme parks until it receives guidelines from the state, according to media reports.

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Cinedigm Signs Carriage Partnership With SelectTV

Cinedigm Corp. has signed a partnership agreement with FreeCast to carry nine of its networks on its new partner’s streaming service SelectTV.

DC Entertainment Partners With Spotify on Superhero Podcasts

DC Entertainment, its parent Warner Bros. Entertainment and Swedish streaming service Spotify AB announced on Thursday a multiyear deal to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts.

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