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Disney Board Extends Iger Contract

Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors on Thursday extended for an additional year the contract with Chief Executive Robert Iger.

Machinima Names GM

Video game and comics fan website Machinima has named Russell Arons as general manager to replace the outgoing chief executive.

Applebee's Hires Advertising Agency

DineEquity Inc. restaurant brand Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has selected Grey Global Group as its advertising agency of record.

Salem Surpasses on Revenue, Misses on Net Income

Salem Media Group missed Wall Street expectations on earnings but surpassed on revenues for the final quarter of 2016.

Disney Shareholders Back Board

Walt Disney Co. shareholders on Wednesday re-elected all the company’s directors who were up to be returned to the board.

Preview: Working on Six Strings

Before musicians take to the stage, they need an instrument to play. That’s where Tish Ciravolo and entrepreneurs like her come in.

Report: Iger Considers Run for White House

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger is considering a run for the presidency, according to media reports.

AwesomenessTV CEO Steps Down

Brian Robbins is stepping down as chief executive of AwesomenessTV, the multi-channel media company that is part of Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation, according to media reports.

Universal Buys into Spielberg’s Amblin

Universal Filmed Entertainment has taken a minority stake in the film and television production company headed up by Steven Spielberg.

Valley Studios Win Film Tax Credits

The California Film Commission selected 22 feature films to receive tax credits from the state’s expanded production incentive program.

Former Congressman Joins Salem Media

Former U.S. congressman and radio personality Joe Walsh will join Salem Radio Network’s national line-up later this month, Camarillo media broadcaster Salem Media Group has announced.

Earnings: Capstone, Point.360

Capstone Turbine Corp.’s beat analyst expectations despite a substantial loss.

Disney Beats Estimates on Earnings, Misses on Revenue

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings for the fiscal first quarter but fell short in revenue projections.

Report: Iger May Stay Longer at Disney

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger may extend his stay as head of the company, according to media reports.

Katzenberg Raises Funds for New Venture

Former DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has raised nearly $600 million for a new venture, according to a federal filing.