MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

AT&T Answers Call for Hybrid Work Model, Offers New Benefits

2021 Largest Employers Special Report

AT&T Inc. has made numerous adjustments to its business both leading up to and during the pandemic while remaining a major employer in Los Angeles, taking the No. 15 spot on the Business Journal’s 2021 list of largest private-sector employers in L.A. County.

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Airport Commissioners Approve $6 Billion Plan to Improve LAX

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted Oct. 7 to recommend approval of the $6 billion Airfield Terminal Modernization Project.

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Warner Music Partners With Messaging Platform Community

Community.com Inc. is teaming with New York-based media conglomerate Warner Music Group Corp. for its first formal partnership to connect music artists and their fans.

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CAA Acquires ICM Creating Talent Agency Monolith

Creative Artists Agency has acquired rival ICM Partners in a sale marking a seismic shift in Hollywood’s representation landscape.

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Endeavor Spends $1.2 Billion to Acquire OpenBet

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. is expanding its increasingly lucrative sports interests in gambling with the acquisition of London-based OpenBet.

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Universal Music Group Partners With MedRhythms on Musical Health Treatments

Universal Music Group is partnering with Portland, Maine-based MedRhythms Inc. on a new medical treatment program involving music.

Pluto TV Faces $3.5M in FCC Fines for Closed Caption Violations

ViacomCBS Inc. division Pluto TV will pay $3.5 million in fines after the FCC found that the streaming service violated its accessibility rules.

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Why Intuit Paid $500 Million for Naming Rights at Clippers Arena

The $1.2 billion dome not only has the potential to significantly affect the look and future of Inglewood but features a dizzying array of technological innovations.

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Universal Music Group Shares Surge in Market Debut

Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group is rocking the Amsterdam stock market.

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Lesli Linka Glatter Elected DGA President

Lesli Linka Glatter was elected president of the Directors Guild of America on Sept. 18 at DGA National Headquarters in Hollywood Hills West.

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MediaLab Acquires Genius for $80M

MediaLab.Ai Inc. has acquired lyrics database company Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Genius Media Group Inc. for $80 million.

Meet the Tech Companies Keeping LA’s Music Industry Humming

The music industry in Los Angeles has grown to encompass far more than just production.

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Live Nation Reaches Latin America With $444 Million Deal for OCESA

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said it will acquire OCESA Entretenimiento for $444 million.

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Brian Robbins Named Paramount Pictures’ Next Chairman, CEO

ViacomCBS Inc., parent company of Hollywood-based Paramount Pictures Corp., has named Brian Robbins the studio’s next chairman and chief executive.

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Fox Corp. Acquires TMZ for $50 Million

Fox Corp. announced it acquired tabloid journalism online newspaper TMZ on Sept. 13 for an estimated $50 million.