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Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Comcast Completes DreamWorks Takeover

Comcast Corp. closed on its deal to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Monday, the final day of trading for DreamWorks shares on the Nasdaq.

In a First, Warner Names Manager for China Operations

Warner Bros. Entertainment has named Gillian Zhao as executive vice president and managing director of Warner Bros. China.

Film Rental Firm Consolidates Operations

Entertainment industry production equipment rental firm VER has consolidated its operations into three locations in the San Fernando Valley.

Disney Beats Estimates on Strong Movie Slate

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue for the company’s fiscal third quarter.

DreamWorks Goes Out with Earnings Victory

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., in the midst of being acquired, beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the second quarter.

Disney Film Wins State Tax Credit

Twenty-eight feature film productions were chosen to receive financial help in the second year of the state’s California’s expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program.

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.

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.