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Screenwriters Fire Agents Over Code of Conduct Dispute

Members of the Writer’s Guild of America fired thousands of Hollywood talent agents Friday because the agencies did not agree to a code of conduct proposed by the screenwriter’s union.

Stratolaunch's Giant Aircraft Takes Flight in Mojave

Stratolaunch Systems Corp. flew for the first time on Saturday the world’s largest all-composite aircraft.

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Warner Bros. Expansion Includes Burbank Studios, Gehry Towers

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced Monday major expansion plans for its Burbank headquarters, which will include the acquisition of a nearby studio complex and the creation of two Frank Gehry-designed office towers.

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Preview: Equity Experiment

Burbank's Ikioo Technologies Inc., a digital health care company, has converted its $41.2 million of seed funding into "digital equity securities."

Preview: Spotify Buy of Parcast Consolidates Podcasting

Valley acquisition adds to streamer's audio library.

Former Woodbridge Executives Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday fraud charges in the investigation of a Ponzi scheme run by the now-defunct real estate investment firm Woodbridge Group of Cos. in Sherman Oaks.

Van Nuys Movie Studio Sells for $1.6 Million

A Van Nuys-based movie production studio has changed hands for the first time since its 1957 founding for $1.6 million, or $181 per square foot, according to brokers involved in the deal.

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Disney Shares Surge on Streaming Announcement

Shares in Walt Disney Co. surged Friday a day after the company announced the start date of its new streaming service and its future streaming plans.

French Aerospace Firm Buys Semtech Sensor Technology

Semtech Corp. is supplying its long-range, low-power technology to sensors for a French aerospace company to track its parts.

Westfield Valencia Adds $100 Million Patios Development

The former Sears location at Westfield Valencia Town Center will become the site of a project dubbed the Patios Connection, building on the success of the retail center’s existing element, The Patios.

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Cinedigm Signs Development Deal for Digital Network

Sherman Oaks-based Cinedigm Corp. has signed a development deal with Outlook Co., a Baltimore multimedia organization run by former NFL star Trevor Pryce.

PCF Insurance Makes Two Acquisitions

PCF Insurance Services has acquired two insurance agencies – one in Chicago and another in New York.

Woodland Hills Advisory Firm Looks East

CNM, a tech advisory firm in Woodland Hills, has expanded to the East Coast with an office in New York City. The company announced the move on Tuesday.

Encino Office Park Changes Hands

Harbor Associates of Long Beach has acquired Encino Office Park, a four-building, 213,459-square-foot, transit-oriented office campus, for $47.9 million, according to a company statement.

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FDA Approves Amgen Osteoporosis Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Amgen Inc.’s Evenity, an osteoporosis drug, according to a statement from the Thousand Oaks company on Tuesday.

Rex Home Brokerage Relocates Headquarters to Texas

Digital real estate brokerage Rex has moved its headquarters out of the Warner Center in Woodland Hills to new offices in Austin, Texas, that opened Wednesday.

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BioSolar Battery in Prototypes for Electric Cars, Power Tools

BioSolar Inc. has announced that its tech partners have begun production and testing of lithium-ion cells for power tool applications, as well as consumer electronics and electric vehicles.

NoHo Apartment Complex Sells After Nearly Three Decades for $5.2 Million

A 22-unit multifamily property in North Hollywood has sold for the first time in nearly 30 years for nearly $5.2 million.

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Saalex to Hire 50 for Navy Contracts

Saalex Corp. announced that it is hiring more than 50 new employees in engineering and analyst positions.

Employee Benefits Firm RGEB Buys Valencia Consultancy

Really Great Employee Benefits has acquired the assets, employees and clients of JorgensenHR.