MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Paramount to Slash Window for Film Releases

Paramount Pictures is changing its movie release strategy ahead of the launch of streaming service Paramount Plus.

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Disney Plus Launches New Streaming Platform Abroad

Walt Disney Co. launched its latest streaming platform, Star, in several countries outside the U.S.

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Surf Air to Buy Hybrid Engine-Maker Ampaire

Hawthorne-based private aviation company Surf Air Mobility Corp. is going electric.

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Universal Music IPO Set by Year-End

Santa Monica-based music giant Universal Music Group will go public by the end of 2021.

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Disney Tops Earnings Expectations Thanks to Streaming

Walt Disney Co.’s shift to a streaming-first approach provided a much-needed lift for the company’s fiscal first quarter.

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Magnite to Acquire SpotX for $1.2B

Magnite Inc., a Playa Vista-based advertising technology company, is set to acquire video advertising platform SpotX.

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LA Sentinel Gives a Voice to Black Community

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

With a career in real estate development and civil rights activism, Danny Bakewell Sr. didn’t expect to go into the newspaper business.

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Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler Magazine, Dies at 78

Larry Flynt, who parlayed his Hustler magazine success into a media and business empire, has died at age 78.

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WME, WGA Reach Deal to End 22-Month Standoff

WME agreed to a deal with the Writer's Guild of America that will allow the talent agency to once again represent guild writers.

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Lions Gate Reaches 14.6 Million Streaming Subscribers

Lions Gate added 900,000 subscribers to reach 14.6 million streaming customers in the company's fiscal third quarter.

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Sony Pictures Posts Strong Gain

Culver City-based Sony Pictures posted a big gain in fiscal third-quarter profit.

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Southwest to Add Flight to Maui from Long Beach

Southwest Airlines Co. plans to add a flight to Maui as part of a slate of new flights at Long Beach Airport.

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Entertainment Groups Approve Production Restart

Three key entertainment industry groups announced that filming and production can resume on Feb. 1.

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LA Filming Activity Hit Record Low in 2020

Film, television and commercial shoot days in Los Angeles fell dramatically in 2020, according to a new report.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Falls in December

Passenger traffic at LAX declined in December, slipping 2.5% from November and dropping 73.6% from December 2019.

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