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Daily News Owner Bids for Ventura County Star Publisher

Hedge fund-backed media company MNG Enterprises Inc., which owns the Los Angeles Daily News, has made an unsolicited bid for Ventura County Star publisher Gannett Co.

Film Activity Up a Bit in 2018

Double-digit growth in on-location film, television dramas and pilots contributed to a modest overall increase in filming production last year, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

Disney Nominates CVS Executive for Board

Derica Rice, president of CVS Caremark, has been nominated as a director for the Walt Disney Co.

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Disney CEO’s Compensation Totals $65 Million

Robert Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney Co., took home more than $65 million in compensation last year, according to the Burbank media and entertainment company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

Cinedigm Sells Digital Movie Projectors

Cinedigm Corp. has sold off 125 digital projection systems, bringing to more than 200 the total number of systems it has unloaded.

Disney Closes Parenting Website Babble

Walt Disney Co. shut down its website Babble after more than a decade of serving as a resource for parents.

Universal Studios Wins Award for 'Dragon' Float

Universal Studios scored a winner with its first-ever float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.

Disney, Verizon Reach Deal Before New Year's Kickoff

Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications Inc. have reached a deal on the distribution of ESPN and other Disney-owned television channels on the East Coast, according to media reports.

L.A. Kings and Partner Buy Burbank Ice Rink

The Los Angeles Kings hockey team and American Sports Entertainment Co. have acquired the Pickwick Ice facility in Burbank.

Deluxe to Lay Off 68 in Burbank

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. will lay off 68 employees early next year from two facilities in Burbank.

Post-Production Firms Atlas Digital and Runway Form Partnership

Burbank post-production company Atlas Digital has partnered with Hollywood-based Runway Inc. to share editing systems, staff and other resources.

CBS Sells Television City, Retains Studio City Production Facilities

With the sale of CBS Television City in L.A.’s Fairfax neighborhood, CBS Corp.’s property in Studio City will become the broadcaster main base of operations in the market.

Cast & Crew Sold to Swedish Investment Fund

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services has been sold by its current private equity owner to a fund owned by a Swedish investment company.

Scripps Buys Local Media Service Firm

The E.W. Scripps Co. has bought Triton Digital Inc., a local company, for $150 million from private equity firm Vector Capital.

Liberman Broadcasting Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media Inc. has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it goes through a restructuring.