MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

NFL Helps Local Businesses Win Super Bowl Contracts

The National Football League’s Business Connect program works each year to ensure that local businesses win vendor contracts.

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Spider-Man Takes Sony Profits to $1.3B in Third Quarter

Recent profit gains are due in large part to the release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and its spinoff, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

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Rams Play Long Game to Leverage Super Bowl

Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief operating officer, sees many upsides to the team’s Super Bowl appearance at home that can translate into business opportunities.

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Legendary Entertainment Sells $760 Million Stake

Burbank-based Legendary Entertainment received a $760 million minority-stake investment that will enable the developer and producer of big-budget content to join the mergers-and-acquisition rip going across Hollywood.

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Teamsters Local 399, Hollywood Basic Crafts Unveil AMPTP Deal

The Teamsters Local 399 and Hollywood Basic Crafts revealed the terms of the tentative deal struck with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to improve wages and working conditions for their members.

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AT&T Chooses Spin-Off Over Split for WarnerMedia Discovery Merger

Just days after conducting its Q4 2021 earnings call in which it reported increased revenue for WarnerMedia, AT&T Inc. announced that its board of directors has decided to spin off its holdings in the media company during WarnerMedia’s upcoming merger with Discovery Inc.

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Airports' Gains in 2021 Show They Still Have a Long Recovery Ahead

The four commercial airports serving L.A. County mounted a comeback last year, though they still have quite a way to go to climb back to pre-pandemic travel levels.

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Sports Venues Take Competing Approaches to Drive Revenue

Old and new venues across L.A. County are adapting to changing entertainment needs to secure new business and capitalize on fan enthusiasm.

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Angel City Football Club Ticket, Merchandise Sales Up Ahead of Team Debut

Angel City Football Club has sold more than 14,000 season tickets for the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League season.

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Business of Sports: Crowded Field

L.A.’s sports industry is as robust as ever, and teams and venues are getting highly strategic in how they compete for lucrative deals and fans’ devotion.

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AT&T Projects Revenue Increase Ahead of WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger in Latest Earnings Report

AT&T Inc. released its fourth-quarter 2021 earnings report, noting increased revenue for WarnerMedia ahead of its expected merger with Discovery Inc.

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Warner Chappell Increases Revenue Through Media Placements

Warner Chappell is increasing revenue from getting the company’s existing songs and new artists' work placed in different types of media.

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LA Production Sets Quarterly Record

FilmL.A. Inc. announced that production activity in Los Angeles set a new record in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Super Bowls by the Numbers: How the Big Game Draws Big Business

There’s a reason that the Super Bowl is referred to as “the Big Game”:

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NFT Startup Autograph Raises $170 Million

Brentwood-based startup LFG NFTS Corp., doing business as Autograph, is ready to make a big splash in the fast-growing market for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.

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