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Disney Expands Board to 14

Walt Disney Co. has added the head of a biotech firm and a computer technology executive to its board of directors.

Reports: Disney Closes in on Fox Deal

Walt Disney Co. is closing in on a deal to buy the media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., according to media reports Tuesday.

Film Rental House to Auction Off Memorabilia, Equipment

North Hollywood film equipment rental house Birns & Sawyer Inc. plans to auction off equipment and Hollywood memorabilia, the company has announced.

Azteca America Bought by New York Investment Firm

New York investment company HC2 Holdings Inc. has acquired Azteca America, the Spanish-language television network based in Glendale, the company announced Thursday.

FilmL.A. Issues First Report on Soundstage, Backlot Production

Television series accounted for a majority of filming on soundstages and studio backlots in 2016, according to a new study released Thursday by FilmL.A. The study marks the first time FilmL.A. has analyzed production activity on soundstages and backlots.

Goddard Group CEO Takes Leave Amid Sex Allegations

Gary Goddard has taken an immediate leave of absence from his eponymous entertainment design firm under a cloud of suspicion after being accused of sexual abuse by actor Anthony Edwards.

Fed Committee OKs Cinedigm Investment

A federal government committee will take no action on a deal involving a Hong Kong investment firm’s majority interest in entertainment content distributor Cinedigm Corp. in Sherman Oaks.

Respawn Entertainment Acquired for $455 Million

Respawn Entertainment, the video game company behind the “Titanfall” franchise, has been acquired by Electronic Arts Inc. in a deal valued at up to $455 million.

Disney Falls Short on Revenue, Earnings

Walt Disney Co. missed Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fourth quarter.

Disney Reverses Film Critic Ban

Walt Disney Co. has reversed a ban of Los Angeles Times critics from screenings of its films after it created a backlash from other media outlets and organizations.

Reports: Disney, Fox Talk Merger

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox have had discussions to merge, according to media reports.

Cinedigm's Dove Channel Streaming on Roku Canada

Cinedigm Inc. has expanded its Dove Channel streaming network to include the Roku platform in Canada, the Sherman Oaks entertainment company announced.

Disney, AIG in 'Pink Slime' Legal Battle

Walt Disney Co. and American International Group Inc. are embroiled in a legal battle over a $25 million reimbursement claim connected to the settlement of a meat company’s defamation lawsuit against Disney subsidiary ABC News.

Salem Selects Director for Urban Gospel Station

Salem Media Group has tapped longtime radio personality Darrel Eason to oversee its new contemporary urban gospel music station in St. Louis.

My Eye Media Acquired

Digital content quality control firm My Eye Media has been acquired by a Belgian company to gain a foothold in the U.S. market.

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