Mark Madler

Staff Reporter (Technology, Entertainment)

Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment, banking & finance and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

He can be reached at (818) 316-3126, or by email: mmadler@sfvbj.com.

Email: mmadler@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3126 Extension: 117

Recent Stories

Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Steps Down

Eric Paul Leue is stepping down as the executive director of the Free Speech Coalition, the trade group for the adult industry.

Warner Bros. Library to Fuel New HBO Max

Family-oriented streaming service to feature ‘Friends’ sitcom.

Family-oriented streaming service to feature ‘Friends’ sitcom.

Clock Ticking as Tix Shareholders Vote on Board

ENTERTAINMENT: Investor wants slate of marketers.

ENTERTAINMENT: Investor wants slate of marketers.

Big-Small Divide for Public Companies

SPECIAL REPORT: PUBLIC COMPANIES

Public Companies Industry consolidation impacts priorities.

Carlos Amezcua On Screen With ‘Carlos & Lisa’

Startup Beond.TV combines broadcast and digital distribution.

Startup Beond.TV combines broadcast and digital distribution.

NoHo Nonprofit Radio Station Seeks Cash Flow

Broadcaster look to member drives rather than fund drives.

Broadcaster look to member drives rather than fund drives.

On-Location Filming Declines in Second Quarter

On-location filming of movies, television series and commercials was down in the second quarter.

Capstone Makes Sale in Kazakhstan

An oil and gas producer in western Kazakhstan ordered its first microturbine from Capstone Turbine Corp. for use in a gas-to-energy project.

Fintech Firm ZestFinance Partners With Brazilian Retailer

Burbank fintech firm ZestFinance has partnered with Via Varejo, a Brazilian consumer electronics retailer.

Semtech System Finds Market in Chinese Water Meters

Semtech Corp. announced Thursday that a Chinese water company has used its long-range, low-power technology in its smart water metering products.

US Nuclear to Sell Underwater Robots

US Nuclear Corp. has signed an agreement with Qysea Technology Co. Ltd. to build, market and sell its industrial underwater robot sensor systems.

Saalex Becomes Employee-Owned Company

Saalex Corp. has announced that the company is now owned by its employees through an employee stock ownership plan.

Logix Credit Union Opens Tarzana Branch

Logix Federal Credit Union has opened a new full-service branch at 18700 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana.

Virgin Galactic Merger Forms First Public Space Tourism Company

Virgin Galactic is merging with public investment firm Social Capital Hedosophia to form the first publicly traded commercial space tourism company

Ferrara Candy to Close Office in Glendale

Decision adds vacancy to former Nestle home.

Decision adds vacancy to former Nestle home.

SBA Recognizes Saalex With Prime Award

Camarillo tech operation serves Ventura County Navy bases.

Camarillo tech operation serves Ventura County Navy bases.

Car Promoter Hits Road to National Parks

VALLEY INSIDER

Travel Auto marketer visits national parks.

Lab to Deliver Custom Scans For Refineries

H2Scan builds facility next to Valencia headquarters.

H2Scan builds facility next to Valencia headquarters.

Mobile Privacy

TECHNOLOGY: Cubicall makes phone booths without the phones for open-office employees seeking quiet.

Privacy Cubicall’s phone booths for offices.

ASGN Chief Terminated Amid College Inquiry

MANAGEMENT: Analyst sees smooth change to new leadership at staffing firm.

Law College scandal prompts CEO’s exit.

#14 Karen Boyle, Kathleen Durbin & Joan Hoppock

Special Report: WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

General Industrial Tool & Supply Burbank

For Ag Software Firm, Glendale’s Attractive

PickTrace relocates from NoCal to follow ServiceTitan model.

PickTrace relocates from NoCal to follow ServiceTitan model.

Valley Area Evades Much Earthquake Damage

The Valley area apparently escaped with no significant damage from the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest Thursday morning.

Investor Proposes Board Makeover for Tix Corp.

An activist investor in Tix Corp. has put up a slate of nominees for election to the board of directors.

Valley-made Rocket Engines Ready for Blastoff

Four rocket engines originally designed for the Space Shuttle have been delivered to Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans to be attached to the core stage of the Space Launch System, NASA’s next generation heavy-lift rocket that will take astronauts on missions into deep space, potentially even to Mars.

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Disney Declares Dividend

Walt Disney Co.’s directors on Wednesday announced they had approved a dividend of 88 cents a share, unchanged from the previous one.

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Candy Company to Close Glendale Office

Ferrara Candy Co. is closing its downtown Glendale offices, resulting in layoffs for some of the 88 employees working there.

AeroVironment Beats Estimates on Revenue

AeroVironment Inc. matched Wall Street estimates on earnings and beat on revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Selects Chief Executive

Ann Sarnoff is the new chief executive at Warner Bros. Entertainment, according to media reports.

ASGN Terminates Chief Executive

ASGN Inc. terminated the employment of former Chief Executive Peter Dameris as he was investigated in connection with the college admissions scandal.

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Hollywood Group Hires Media Veteran

Former experience includes horse race network development.

The Hollywood Professional Association has named industry veteran Phil Kubel as its director.

Warner Bros. Greenlights Student Films

Studio funds nonprofits to teach storytelling and technology.

Warner Bros. Entertainment wrapped this month the second seasons of two in-school programs that reached more than 3,500 middle and high school students in Los Angeles Unified School District.

Construction, Repurposing at Van Nuys Airport

LIST: New space needed for maintenance, storage and offices at the airfield.

THE LIST Construction at Van Nuys Airport.

Game Gadgetry Abounds at This Year’s E3

Burbank’s Performance Design shows off multi-color controllers.

More than 66,000 people attended the three-day E3 video and computer gaming trade show this month at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Capstone HQ Hosts IndyCar Drivers

Conor Daly, Colton Hera tour turbine factory in Van Nuys.

Capstone Turbine Corp. had a visit this month from two of its brand ambassadors.

Turnaround Team

Aerospace firm’s valuation grows by factor of 10.

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VICA Adds Businesses to Hall of Fame

The Valley Industry & Commerce Association inducted its newest members into the San Fernando Valley Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night.

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Moorpark's ERP Power Acquires Tunable Light Manufacturer

ERP Power LLC has acquired Lumenetix, a Northern California manufacturer of tunable LED lamps for the lighting market.

Logix Credit Union Opens Branch in Santa Clarita

Logix Federal Credit Union has opened its newest branch at Bridgeport Marketplace in Santa Clarita.

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Burbank Ranked the Best Airport in the Nation

Fodor’s named Hollywood Burbank Airport the best in the nation, citing its convenience, location and traveler experience.

AeroVironment Buys Unmanned Helicopter Company

AeroVironment Inc. has acquired Pulse Aerospace LLC, a maker of unmanned helicopters in a deal valued at $25.7 million.

GeoLinks Chief in FCC Group

Rural internet access an issue, pending $40 billion in funding.

Rural internet access an issue, pending $40 billion in funding.

Relocation to Burbank With Perks

Fintech company to retain on-site pedicures, dog policy and catered lunches.

Fintech company to retain on-site pedicures, dog policy and catered lunches.

Dine Brands Profits by Fixing Guest Experience

RESTAURANTS: Promotions and pickup orders power strong first quarter.

Pickup orders earn profits for Dine Brands.

Asset Management Meets Hollywood

Chatsworth software maker sells program to film restoration firm.

Chatsworth software maker sells program to film restoration firm.

VALLEY INSIDER: Attorney Organizes Charity Veggie Chopping

Attorney organizes volunteer cooking sessions.

Attorney organizes volunteer cooking sessions.

Experimental Crop

L.A. County’s first legal hemp farmer plants 100 acres to test the market for the plant, a cousin to marijuana.

L.A. County’s first legal hemp farmer plants 100 acres to test the market for the plant, a cousin to marijuana.

GeoLinks Funding Approved for Internet Buildout

GeoLinks has been formally approved to receive funding for the buildout of internet connections in rural California and Nevada.

NBC4 Appoints Vice President of News

Renee Washington has been appointed as the vice president of news at NBC4.

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Teledyne Makes ‘Core Business’ Acquisition

Teledyne Technologies Inc. will acquire the gas and flame-detection business of 3M Co. for $230 million in cash.

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