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.
Phone: 818-316-3126 Extension: 117
FILM: Complementary markets drives partnership formation in Burbank.
Post-production companies form partnership.
BEVERAGES: Acquisition means Lucky Luke will open a second pub at former Kinetic location.
Lucky Luke Brewing expands into Lancaster.
Pilot program will operate from the NoHo station.
Metro starts rideshare pilot program in North Hollywood.
TECHNOLOGY: Dispute clouds future for wireless initiative.
Semtech gets in legal challenge over wireless charging.
Aviation professionals gathered Thursday at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys to hear about the benefits of alternative jet fuel.
Double-digit growth in on-location film, television dramas and pilots contributed to a modest overall increase in filming production last year, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmL.A.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith has returned to represent the West San Fernando Valley as of Tuesday.
Human resources technology company CareerArc has raised $30 million in a financing round led by an East Coast private equity firm.
Cinedigm Corp. has sold off 125 digital projection systems, bringing to more than 200 the total number of systems it has unloaded.
The Entrepreneurship & Small Business Institute at California State University – Channel Islands has named Cynthia Sherman as its new director.
MANUFACTURING: New technology allows lower-cost hydrogen detectors.
There are about 14 ways that a power transformer can fail and the common factor in all of them is that the amount of hydrogen increases.
REGULATION: Business group targets firm filing suits under controversial law.
Group targets lawyers filing anti-business lawsuits.
From wildfires to cancer battles, Lance Orozco broadcasts the latest from KCLU’s studios.
AVIATION: Airport tenants oppose new rule enforcement.
Airport firms fight ban on events in hangars.
Netsol Technologies Inc. has named Hui Liang to the position of president of its Chinese operations.
Thousand Oaks Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has closed a $45 million Series A financing round led by a Chinese investment group.
Universal Studios scored a winner with its first-ever float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena.
Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications Inc. have reached a deal on the distribution of ESPN and other Disney-owned television channels on the East Coast, according to media reports.
Keyes Hyundai has sold the first Nexo hydrogen-powered vehicle to a Ventura resident.
A division of Dole Food Co. will pay homage to the company’s Hawaiian heritage with its ninth annual float in the Tournament of Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.
Interview Service of America LLC is closing its Lancaster call center and transferring the operations to Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles Kings hockey team and American Sports Entertainment Co. have acquired the Pickwick Ice facility in Burbank.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired the scientific imaging business of Roper Technologies Inc. in a deal valued at $225 million.
The city of Los Angeles has received $23 million in state cap-and-trade funding for environmental and zero-emission transportation projects in the Pacoima-Sun Valley area of the San Fernando Valley.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. will lay off 68 employees early next year from two facilities in Burbank.
Online news channel will mix technology and human interest stories about digital currency.
The recent drop in value in Bitcoin hasn’t done anything to dissuade Steve Slome and Lee Zuckerman from their next big project in cryptocurrency economics.
Investors see burgeoning market for blood product provider.
HemaCare Corp. has moved into a new headquarters to give it space to expand its technical capabilities in providing blood products to the cell therapy, biomedical research and drug discovery industries.
The deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox to sell the latter’s media assets won’t close for another couple of months but already the deal is making waves in the entertainment industry.
GeoLinks and partners envision state network.
The Camp Fire in Northern California last month resulted in 88 civilian deaths and the destruction of nearly 19,000 structures, making it the worst wildfire in the state’s history.
The Valley could have a new high-profile public company with Saban Capital Acquisition Corp.’s purchase of camera company Panavision Inc. in Woodland Hills and Sim Video International Inc. in Toronto.
Acquisition could add $5 million in revenue to Cinedigm’s top line.
Cinedigm Corp. has been on a roll lately as it adds to its ever-growing streaming services.
The executive committee of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association passed a resolution Friday in opposition to a city of Los Angeles administrative ruling that prohibits public events in hangars at Van Nuys Airport and warehouses across the city.
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved on Thursday an increase to the fuel delivery charge at Van Nuys Airport.
A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off the runway at Hollywood Burbank Airport Thursday morning amid heavy rains.
A commercial bakery of pita chips, croissants and bagels has been purchased by a Dallas private equity firm for more than $15 million.
A nursing home operator in Texas that leases buildings from LTC Properties Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization, according to LTC. The operator’s rent payments amount to nearly 10 percent of LTC’s revenue.
The E.W. Scripps Co. has bought Triton Digital Inc., a local company, for $150 million from private equity firm Vector Capital.
Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media Inc. has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it goes through a restructuring.
AeroVironment Inc. has moved its headquarters to Simi Valley from Monrovia, according to media reports.
A catering company is shutting down its satellite office at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and laying off 26 employees after losing a contract at the facility.
Seventy-nine employees with an entertainment industry rental company in Glendale will lose their jobs as its new owners restructure the business.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office has filed criminal charges against the owner of a Tarzana commercial property and a tenant for violating asbestos removal regulations.
Boutique internet provider Bel Air Internet has expanded its network farther in Orange County and the South Bay.
TECHNOLOGY: Acqubit moves into commercialization after graduating early from incubator program.
Santa Clarita startup develops a 3D scanner.
AEROSPACE: Parts supplier slows during management transition plan.
Wesco Aircraft share price drops.
MANUFACTURING: Dispute over distribution deal gone sour.
Manufacturing: Second Suit Looks at Stock Deals
CONSTRUCTION: Camarillo project features hangars, amenities for owners.
Boeing Business Jet
Insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. has acquired JP Tech Insurance Services Inc. and will move the staff to the San Fernando Valley.
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works facility has started producing the first parts for the X-59 quiet supersonic technology aircraft.
“Space Jam 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures was one of 15 film projects picked to receive state tax credits, the California Film Commission announced Monday.