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Spielberg Takes CEO Role at Amblin Partners

Steven Spielberg has taken over the role of chief executive at his production company Amblin Partners following the resignation of Michael Wright.

ProVision Hires New CEO, Expands Board

Provision Holding, Inc. has hired Mark Leonard as its chief executive.

Fernando Award Given to Insurance Agent

Paul Davis, a civically involved small-business owner, on Saturday won the Fernando Award, considered the top honor for volunteerism in the San Fernando Valley and one of the top such awards in the country.

Ventura County Star Buildings Sold

The Ventura County Star buildings in Camarillo sold last month to a New York City real estate investment company that specializes in buying and repurposing former media and newspaper properties.

Disney to Close Florida Theme Parks for Hurricane Irma

Walt Disney Co.’s Florida resort will close for two days as Hurricane Irma makes it ways toward that state.

Disney Drops on Iger Comments

Shares of Walt Disney Co. dropped more than 4 percent Thursday after Chief Executive Robert Iger said the company’s fiscal 2017 earnings would be similar to the previous year’s.

Blizzard Opens E-Sports Complex in Burbank

Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. has opened a new venue to host live e-sports gaming competitions in Burbank.

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Investor Takes Majority Stake in Cinedigm

Cinedigm Corp. shareholders have approved the sale of 20 million shares to Bison Entertainment Investment Ltd. in a deal valued at $30 million.

Salem Taps Triton Digital for Podcast Strategy

Salem Media Group Inc. has tapped Triton Digital, a Sherman Oaks-based technology provider for the audio industry, to build out its podcast strategy.

Salem Media Acquires Investment Newsletter

Salem Media Group Inc.’s investment publication division, Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired Intelligence Report, a financial strategy newsletter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

General Motors CEO Joins Disney Board

Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors has elected Mary T. Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co., to join the board immediately, the company announced Thursday.

L.A. County Approves Adult Film Permit System

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new permit and fee system for making adult films.

FilmTrack Secures $5.5 Million in Venture Capital

Entertainment industry technology company FilmTrack has received $5.5 million in series C funding from Insight Venture Partners.

Disney Reports Lower Profits, New Streaming Strategy

Walt Disney Co. missed analyst expectations on revenue for the fiscal third quarter but beat them on adjusted earnings.

L.A. to Host 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles will be the host city of the 2028 Summer Olympics, a post on the International Olympic Committee website announced Monday.

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