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Club Operator Hits New Stage

MUSIC: Lance Sterling adds venue to compete with bigger rivals.Pasadena’s nightlife is the next stage for Agoura Hills night club owner.

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Preview: SPECIAL REPORT: Soundstage Scarcity

Filming is up in Hollywood, and the space needed to create films – soundstages – is getting harder to find, presenting opportunities for entrepreneurs to lure productions to new spaces in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County.

Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Paramount to Use DTS Audio on Blu-ray Releases

Audio technology developer DTS Inc. entered into an agreement with Paramount Home Media Distribution to make DTS: X available on select Blu-ray discs, it was announced Tuesday.

Location Filming Rises in Q2

On-location filming in the second quarter increased by 5 percent compared to a year ago, according to a report released Tuesday by FilmL.A.

Netflix to Continue Streaming CW Shows

Burbank-based CW Television Network and streaming entertainment provider Netflix of Los Gatos on Tuesday announced a licensing deal that allows Netflix to continue as the only U.S. subscription television service providing past seasons of scripted CW series.

Disney Buys Stake in MLB Advanced Media

Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy a 33 percent stake in the digital arm of Major League Baseball in a deal valued at $3.5 billion, according to media reports on Thursday.

Salem Launches San Francisco Radio Station

Christian multimedia company Salem Media Group is launching a news talk radio station over the July 4th weekend, which will air throughout the greater San Francisco metro area — including Modesto, Sacramento and San Jose.

Burbank Marketing Agency Acquired

Marketing agency Midnight Oil has been acquired by Imagine Print Solutions, a visual marketing communications firm, it was announced Monday.

Gannett to Acquire ReachLocal for $156 Million

Online marketing company ReachLocal Inc. will be merged into media company and newspaper publisher Gannett Co. Inc. in a deal valued at $156 million, it was announced Monday.

Special Effects Studio to Open Toronto Office

Effects studio MastersFX announced Thursday it will open a new location in Toronto, a hot spot for science fiction and horror film production.

DreamWorks Acquisition Approved

The Justice Department has given its approval of the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. by NBCUniversal, according to media reports.

Cast & Crew Acquires CAPS Payroll

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services has acquired a production payroll and accounting services firm for commercial production, venues, music tours and other entertainment niches.

California Top State for Feature Films

California topped competing states and countries in the number of feature films made in the state last year, largely thanks to the state's film tax credit, according to a study by entertainment industry nonprofit FilmL.A.

Tribune Publishing Changes Name to Tronc

Tribune Publishing Co., the Chicago-based media company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and San Diego Union Tribune, announced Thursday that it’s changing its name to tronc Inc., an abbreviated version of tribune online content.

Preview: Profit Motive Drives Racing Fund

Formula One fans unite passions for money and motorsport.