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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Boeing invests in Gamma Alloys and its mixture of aluminum and ceramic with an eye toward using the material in aerospace manufacturing.
Gamma Alloys in Santa Clarita received funding from Boeing Co. for developing composite material using nanoparticles.
LAW: Offender pays Tikd, which then settles with the local court.
A Florida startup is making it easier for residents of Los Angeles County to pay and manage traffic tickets.
DEVELOPMENT: Demand spurs plan for massive film complex.
Equipment rental company Line 204 plans large soundstage project to meet film demands.
Gamma Alloys was notified last month that Boeing HorizonX Ventures, the venture investment arm of Boeing Co., would make an investment in the company and its composite material that Chief Executive Mark Sommer believes could one day replace regular structural aluminum in aircraft.
Walt Disney Co. has added the head of a biotech firm and a computer technology executive to its board of directors.
Walt Disney Co. is closing in on a deal to buy the media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., according to media reports Tuesday.
AeroVironment Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue for the fiscal second quarter.
Information technology company Independent Technology Group has been acquired by InterVision Systems, the companies have announced.
Bethany Mayer resigned as president of the Ixia Solutions Group of Keysight Technologies Inc. effective Friday.
A U.S. bankruptcy court has rejected new financing for Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd. and the company will cease operations Thursday, according to media reports.
Aircraft charter and management firm Jet Edge International will relocate to a new headquarters building at Van Nuys Airport.
Television series accounted for a majority of filming on soundstages and studio backlots in 2016, according to a new study released Thursday by FilmL.A. The study marks the first time FilmL.A. has analyzed production activity on soundstages and backlots.
The city of Lancaster and InSite Development are moving on to the next phase of the resurgence of the downtown area with a new hotel and remodeling of existing businesses.
Gary Goddard has taken an immediate leave of absence from his eponymous entertainment design firm under a cloud of suspicion after being accused of sexual abuse by actor Anthony Edwards.
Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. missed Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter.
A federal government committee will take no action on a deal involving a Hong Kong investment firm’s majority interest in entertainment content distributor Cinedigm Corp. in Sherman Oaks.
TECHNOLOGY: Digital execs see building as people pleaser.
Digital marketing firm Scorpion moves into new headquarters in Santa Clarita.
Urgent care chains have moved into shopping centers, filling space stores leave empty.
production: Flexible studio space reports bookings from repeat customers.
Crimson Production Studios in Chatsworth has been up and running since the middle of October and already has proved as popular as its owners hoped.
Historian and PR pro Marty Cooper has worked for perfectionists Walt Disney, Hugh Hefner — and himself.
Valley public relations professional Martin Cooper.
Food: Combo of cooperatives expected to boost services.
Sunkist Growers Inc. shares management – and building – with logistics partner.
Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. will incorporate its 3D holographic displays into kiosks operated by Coinstar LLC.
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has accepted a report finding that construction of a new fixed-based operation at Van Nuys Airport will not harm the environment.
The campus of DreamWorks Animation in Glendale has been sold for $290 million to a partnership that includes South Korean investors.
Capstone Turbine Corp. received an order for two of its microturbines for use at a hotel in Jamaica, the company announced Monday.
Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd. has received $8.5 million from a company it owes money to, allowing the private aviation company to continue operations while working through bankruptcy.
The San Fernando Valley is the bright spot in the Los Angeles County economy, an economist told attendees Thursday morning at the first San Fernando Valley Economic Forecast sponsored by the Business Journal and California Lutheran University.
Semtech Corp. has joined with other technology companies and organizations to create a college curriculum based on its long-range radio frequency technology.
BlackLine Inc. has formed an alliance with accounting powerhouse KPMG to sell their technology products to help improve accounting efficiencies.
AUTOMOTIVE: Invention could avoid costly accidents and manufacturer recalls.
A Porter Ranch resident has what he believes is a solution to the problem of unintended acceleration in vehicles – when a car zooms out of control and the brakes cannot overcome the power of the engine.
Ad Campaigns Power Agency to List’s Top Spot
Largest Company and Star Performer winners.
Keyes Automotive Finds Traction Post-Recession
SPECIAL AWARD – Largest Company winner
Burbank delivery firm receives award from package giant.
FedEx contractor awarded for innovative safety record.
Vulnerable employers could benefit from $187,000 grant.
Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce secures state grant to train companies facing international competition.
Respawn Entertainment, the video game company behind the “Titanfall” franchise, has been acquired by Electronic Arts Inc. in a deal valued at up to $455 million.
Xcor Aerospace has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and will liquidate its assets after failing to line up new investors.
Walt Disney Co. missed Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fourth quarter.
Walt Disney Co. has reversed a ban of Los Angeles Times critics from screenings of its films after it created a backlash from other media outlets and organizations.
Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox have had discussions to merge, according to media reports.
A group representing master tenants at Van Nuys Airport is seeking changes to how the city collects waste and recyclables at the San Fernando Valley airfield.
U.S. Nuclear Corp. has signed a cooperation and marketing agreement with a Tennessee company to promote their complimentary nuclear safety products.
Shares of Teledyne Technologies Inc. gained nearly 5 percent after the company beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the third quarter.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. missed Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the third quarter with results suffering the effects of three hurricanes, the company announced Wednesday.
Marijuana industry services firm PayQwick has received $2.9 million in funding, the company announced.
BAK Industries is closing its two San Fernando Valley locations resulting in the elimination of 261 employees.
Cinedigm Inc. has expanded its Dove Channel streaming network to include the Roku platform in Canada, the Sherman Oaks entertainment company announced.
Sports Academy books basketball tournaments as revenue stream.
Basketball tournaments become revenue stream for Thousand Oaks sports facility.
MANUFACTURING: Heavy-lift launch systems could take astronauts to Mars.
Four rocket engines for the Space Shuttle are ready 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.