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:

Phone: 818-316-3126 Extension: 117

Recent Stories

Interlink Electronics Signs New European Distributor

Interlink Electronics Inc. announced Thursday a deal with Retronic as its new European resale partner.

Disney+ Reaches 50 Million Paid Subscribers

Walt Disney Co. in Burbank on Wednesday said that its Disney+ streaming service had signe up 50 million paid subscribers globally.

Burbank Airport Closes One Terminal

Hollywood Burbank Airport will close one of its two terminals on Friday as passengers have dwindled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Free Speech Coalition Debuts New Logo

The Free Speech Coalition has rebranded itself and debuted a new logo.

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Disney to Furlough Non-Essential Employees

Walt Disney Co. will begin furloughing all non-essential employees at its U.S. operations beginning April 19.

Dianne McKay Takes Full Ownership of Mustang Marketing

Dianne McKay has assumed full ownership of Mustang Marketing effective Wednesday, as the company’s founder Scott Harris has retired to South Carolina.

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Top Disney Executives Take Pay Cut

Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Chapek and Executive Chairman Robert Iger will take pay cuts to help the financially struggling company during the coronavirus outbreak.

Disneyland Remains Closed ‘Until Further Notice’

Walt Disney Co. announced Friday that it will keep its theme parks in California and Florida closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Valley Leader David Adelman Dies

David Adelman, an attorney who long served the business and nonprofit communities in the San Fernando Valley, has died from pancreatic cancer.

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Tix Corp. Closes Ticket Booths, Lays Off Employees in Las Vegas

Tix Corp. has closed its Las Vegas ticket booths and laid off its employees there in light of the closures of casinos and attractions in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Courier Service Downsizes in Chatsworth

Redline Courier Service will layoff about 80 percent of its workforce this spring, including at its Chatsworth facility.

Startup Makes Cheap Hydrogen

TECHNOLOGY: Membrane drives down cost for clean fuel.

Camarillo company H24US creates inexpensive way to make hydrogen.

California Resources Suffers From Oil Price Fall

ENERGY: Analyst sees ‘a lot of uncertainty’ for CRC shares.

Oil prices send shares of California Resources Corp. lower.

Disney Closes Anaheim Theme Parks

Walt Disney Co. said on Thursday it would close its Disneyland Resort and California Adventure theme parks effective March 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Semtech Beats Expectations

Semtech Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter, but its stock fell further than the overall market.

Loop Media Signs Distribution Deal With Pac 12 Networks

Short-form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has announced a partnership with Pac-12 Networks to provide content to its platform.

Galpin Motors Returns to Television With ‘Driven’

Galpin Auto Sports will return to television with a new series for Discovery Channel called “Driven.”

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Semtech to Collaborate on Peer-to-Peer Wireless Network

Semtech Corp. has collaborated with Helium Inc., creator of one of the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless networks, to develop a network based on its long-range, low-power, or LoRa, technology.

Record Year for Filming in Santa Clarita

The city of Santa Clarita recorded a record number of permits for on-location film and television production last year.

Earnings: B. Riley, AeroVironment

AeroVironment posts a loss while B. Riley expands revenue and net income.

Central Casting Parent Company Buys Britain’s We Got POP

Entertainment Partners has acquired a British company that provides, manages and pays background actors for film and television shoots.

Antelope Valley Board of Trade and Economic Alliance Merge

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade and the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance have merged to form the Antelope Valley Economic Development and Growth Enterprise.

‘I Love the Mental Chess Aspect’

Law Special Report

Khail Parris has practiced personal injury and employment law for five years.

Ransomware Protection

Reevert helps small clients prepare for data hacks.

In November 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey indicted two Iranian men for conspiracy to hack the computers of city and state governments and agencies, hospitals, schools and companies to extort money from them by stealing their data.

Drones Enhance Processing of Intel

Integrated system tailored for U.S. military clients.

Auterion Government Services Inc. has partnered with a German company to provide software for two of its drones.

‘This Job Can Be Stressful, But It Is Almost Never Boring’

Law Special Report

Vincent Gannuscio has spent 19 years in the legal profession.

Business Advocate To Leave Top Job

Valley Economic Alliance’s chief executive to exit this month.

Valley Economic Alliance Chief Executive Kenn Phillips will step down this month

Radiation Plus Brain Sensors?

TECHNOLOGY: US Nuclear’s unusual strategic investment.

US Nuclear invests in machine-brain interface devices.

Alt Lender’s Wall St. Debut

FINANCE: Velocity Financial IPO raises $94 million for growth.

Velocity Financial raises $94 million with IPO.

Galpin’s Long Streak as No. 1 Ford Dealer Ends

After 29 years of being the No. 1 Ford dealership in the world by volume, Galpin Ford has lost that title.

Glendale Video Firm Partners Up

Short-form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has inked a partnership with Jukin Media, the owner and operator of a portfolio of digital video properties that reach 190 million followers across social media.

Disney Selects New Chief Executive as Iger Steps Down

The Walt Disney Co. board of directors named Bob Chapek as the new chief executive, effective immediately.

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BlackLine Names Huffman President

BlackLine Inc. Chief Operating Officer Marc Huffman has been promoted by the board of directors to the position of president.

Fuelster to Deliver Gas to Cars at Staples Center

Mobile fuel provider Fuelster has partnered with sports and entertainment company AEG to provide on-demand gas delivery to vehicles at Staples Center and L.A. Live.

ServiceTitan to Collaborate With Garage Door Maker

Contractor and home-repair software developer ServiceTitan Inc. has signed a collaboration agreement with Clopay Corp., a garage door manufacturer and supplier.

Kenn Phillips Stepping Down at Valley Economic Alliance

Valley Economic Alliance Chief Executive Kenn Phillips will step down next month as head of the San Fernando Valley business attraction and retention organization.

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Income, Revenue Decline at Cinedigm

Cinedigm Corp. missed Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue for the fiscal third quarter.

Capstone Sells Turbines for Russian Railroad Project

Capstone Turbine Corp. has secured a repeat order for five of its microturbines for a railroad project in Russia.

Loop Media Goes Public Via Reverse Merger

Short-form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has completed a reverse merger with a Las Vegas company.

Enhanced Film Management Software Coming from Entertainment Partners

Entertainment industry accounting firm Entertainment Partners has joined with a New Jersey company to create software to enhance cross-studio management of film projects.

Vehicle Storage With Clubhouse

AUTOMOTIVE: Moorpark facility designed for collectors.

Barret Automotive Group rents space to collectors of vintage cars.

Rebrand on Air

MEDIA: Burbank broadcaster Estrella Media takes new direction after emerging from Chapter 11.

LBI Media Inc. changes its logo and name to Estrella Media Inc.

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Diversification Working for B. Riley Financial

FINANCE: Company’s four operating divisions collaborate on deals.

B. Riley Financial Inc. firing on all cylinders as it pushes subsidiaries to create wealth for shareholders.

Preview: TV's Newest 'Star'

Coming out of a Chapter 11 reorganization, LBI Media Inc. has a new logo, a new chief executive, a new program lineup – and a new name.

Cast & Crew Acquires Payroll Firm

Entertainment accounting firm Cast & Crew announced Friday an agreement to acquire Media Services, a production payroll and management company for the entertainment industry.

Year-End Surge Delivers Strong Quarter to BlackLine

BlackLine Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter.

Drone Software Firm Signs German Partnership

Auterion Government Services Inc. has partnered with a German company to provide software for two of its drones.

Clay Lacy Aviation to Develop Sustainability Program

Clay Lacy Aviation has hired World Kinect Energy Services to develop a sustainability program to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

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Music Rights Firm Haawk Acquires Keyframe

Music rights management startup Haawk has acquired Keyframe Audio, a music licensing platform that provides premium quality royalty free music.

Capstone Comes Up Short on Quarterly Revenue, Net Income

Capstone Turbine Corp. missed Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fiscal third quarter.