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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mechanix Wear LLC has become a licensee of DuPont Personal Protection, an arrangement that will allow the glove manufacturer to incorporate DuPont’s materials into its products.
Incora, the aerospace parts company formerly known as Wesco Aircraft Holdings, is moving its corporate headquarters from Valencia to Fort Worth, Texas.
Loop Media Inc. has signed a deal to distribute 19 music video channels through DistroTV, an independent free streaming television service.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian and City Attorney Mike Feuer have requested an extension of the public comment period of the draft environmental impact report for the proposed replacement terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
Cinedigm Corp. has partnered with Party Crashers Media to distribute a progressive political, news and lifestyle network.
FINANCE: Firm originated $37.6 billion in home loans during last quarter.
PennyMac rides rising momentum in mortgage industry.
AUTOMOTIVE: Winning season for subsidiary in Santa Clarita.
Honda Performance Development finds victory at this year’s Indy 500.
Organizers promote one out-of-home movie event.
Calabasas Film Festival will feature one night only drive-in event.
‘Beautiful Dreamer’ takes home three top honors.
Method Fest returned to the San Fernando Valley in late August for the first time in 10 years
‘Touch and Go’ training picks up slack as business aviation lags.
After seeing an almost 50 percent drop in aircraft operations in April with the coronavirus outbreak, Van Nuys Airport has bounced back in activity.
Studio tries traditional distribution in pandemic.
With movie theaters having opened recently in cities across the country, the entertainment industry waited to see how well “Tenet,” the new Christopher Nolan film would do on its opening weekend.
Northrop Grumman received this week a Pentagon contract to engineer and manufacture an updated intercontinental ballistic missile system.
Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros Entertainment have settled a copyright lawsuit with a company that has a technology for editing out undesired content from movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Three Santa Clarita Valley residents have been charged in federal court on allegations of embezzling $1.7 million from a company in a scheme involving diversity recruitment and hiring.
BYD Motors Inc. announced this week its participation in a statewide contract to allow U.S. transit agencies to leverage California’s purchasing contract to buy its battery-electric motor coaches.
Cinedigm Corp. has signed an agreement with Atmosphere, a streaming service for businesses, to distribute the Bob Ross Channel.
Semtech has supplied its long-range, low-power technology to two Australian companies to deploy in avocado plantations.
During August, FilmL.A. processed about 44 percent of the number of on-location filming applications it would expect under normal summer conditions.
Northrop Grumman Corp. completed the critical design review of an upgraded navigation system for U.S. military aircraft.
Capstone Turbine Corp. received an order for two of its natural gas-fueled C200 microturbines from a textiles and home furnishings manufacturer in Slovenia.
Alliant Strategic Investments in Woodland Hills has acquired the Farmdale Apartments, a North Hollywood property located in a state-designated opportunity zone.
Honda Performance Development wins this year’s Indianapolis 500 auto race.
An engine developed by Honda Performance Development in Valencia powered Takuma Sato to victory at the Indianapolis 500
EDUCATION: Businesses get aid, students get experience in newly funded program.
Students at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University – Northridge are forming teams to assist small businesses dealing with the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.
IBM sued over consumer disclosures about data.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Aug. 19 he had settled a lawsuit with TWC Product and Technology and its parent company IBM Corp.
But restaurants receive bulk of money, tracker shows.
The City of Los Angeles has distributed nearly $6 million in small business microloans during the coronavirus outbreak.
Semtech Corp. beat Wall Street expectation on adjusted earnings and revenue for the fiscal second quarter.
Virtual reality startup Spaces has been acquired by Apple Inc., according to a media report.
The former controller at a Burbank printing shop was sentenced Monday to 87 months in federal prison for embezzling $2.8 million from his employer.
The city of Palmdale is under formal evaluation by the U.S. Air Force to be the permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command, according to city officials.
Walt Disney Co. is restoring executive pay levels to where they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to media reports.
Qualstar Corp. has moved its corporate headquarters to Irvine from Camarillo, the second such move by the company’s chief executive in as many months.
Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense announced this week it has changed its name to AllClear Holdings LP to better represent its mission-ready mindset and precision focus for the aviation aftermarket industry.
Interlink Electronics Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters out of Camarillo and relocated to Irvine.
NBCUniversal has parted ways with longtime executive Ron Meyer over allegations he was being extorted over an affair.
Norman’s Rare Guitars, a San Fernando Valley shop long favored by some famous musicians, may be on its last legs due to the coronavirus, according to media reports.
Sylmar construction firm beat Wall Street revenue estimates.
Tutor Perini Corp. missed on Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings but beat on revenue for the second quarter, the company announced Aug. 5.
Valley-area manufacturers cope with decreased business and increased regulations as they work through coronavirus era.
Manufacturers become more vigilant when it comes to employee safety during pandemic.
RESTAURANTS: Analysts upbeat despite $135 million quarterly loss.
Analysts, executives upbeat about future prospects of Dine Brands Global Inc.
The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on one of the Valley area’s most vital sectors: manufacturing.
WarnerMedia started layoffs this week with a heavy focus at Warner Bros. Entertainment, according to media reports.
Cinedigm Corp. announced Monday it would make “The Bob Ross Channel” available on the XUMO streaming television service.
Both Salem Media Group and MannKind Corp. saw their stocks drop big on Thursday even though they did not disappoint Wall Street.
Directors of BlackLine Inc. have named President Marc Huffman as its new chief executive officer effective Jan. 1.
ServiceTitan has partnered with Carrier Global Corp. to provide its service contract software for the Carrier and Bryant air conditioner brands in the United States.
FilmL.A. has processed about 34 percent of its usual application load since film and television production resumed in mid-June after being shut down due to coronavirus outbreak.
Walt Disney Co. had mixed results on earnings and revenue in the pandemic-whacked fiscal third quarter.
SaalexIT, the information technology division of Saalex Corp. in Camarillo, has changed its name to Valeo Networks after a company it acquired in April.
Rent hike during pandemic prompts store owner to call it quits.
North Hollywood paint factory adds a 10th location in Los Angeles.
The Atlas V rocket with the newest Mars rover on board successfully took off Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is of interest locally because of the many components created by Valley area companies.
Tutor Perini Corp. missed on Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings but beat on revenue for the second quarter, the company announced on Wednesday. The stock went up more than 3 percent.