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Disney Accelerator Firm Creates ‘Car’ Toy

A Colorado company that had been in the Walt Disney Co. accelerator program has brought out a new robotic toy based on a character from the Pixar film, “Cars.”

Sports Academy Moves into Esports

Sports Academy announced Tuesday the opening of Sandbox Esports, a training facility for competitive video gaming.

Report: California Tops for Film Production Spending

California was the primary location of 12 out of the top 100 feature films released domestically last year, making it fourth on a list in a report released Tuesday by FilmL.A.

Provision Acquires Kiosk Patent

A subsidiary of Provision Holding Inc. has received a patent to protect its application of 3D holographic technology for self-service retail kiosks.

GameWorks Acquired by Oomba

The assets of GameWorks Entertainment LLC are being acquired by social media and software development company Oomba Inc.

Salem Promotes Operations Executive

Salem Media Group has named Jeff Reisman an operational vice president in Salem’s Radio Division effective July 1.

Entertainment Partners Acquires Affiliates

Entertainment Partners has acquired its Canadian affiliates to unite their entertainment payroll and tax incentive services, the company announced.

Disney Ahead on Earnings

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

Salem Posts Q1 Earnings, Announces Debt Offering

Salem Media Group Inc. reported net income and revenue below expectations, and also announced a new debt offering.

Last-Minute Deal Averts Writers Strike

The Writers Guild of America reached a tentative deal with the Hollywood studios and networks to avoid its members going on strike.

Talks Continue to Avoid Writers' Strike

Talks were scheduled to resume on Monday between the Writers Guild of America and the Hollywood movie studios and networks to work out a new contract and prevent a strike, according to media reports.

Disney, Hasbro Team on Star Wars Toys

Walt Disney Co. is teaming up with Hasbro on a new line of toys based on characters from the Star Wars universe.

Location Filming Falls in First Quarter

On-location film, television and commercial production fell by 2.1 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

L.A. Times Publisher Open to Soon-Shiong Acquisition

Chicago media company tronc Inc. said in a public filing Thursday that it would be open to considering a proposal from its second-largest shareholder, Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, to buy out the company in order to own its trophy publication, the Los Angeles Times.

Reports: Rams Start Spring Training at Cal Lutheran

Next Monday, the Los Angeles Rams will begin the team’s first offseason training program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.