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: email@example.com.
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NetSol Technologies has hired RedChip Cos. to handle its investor relations efforts, the company announced Tuesday.
Trio-Tech International announced it has entered into a joint venture with a Chinese company to provide testing and burn-in services for semiconductors.
Semtech Corp. has settled a lawsuit with a Texas company over allegations that it engaged in business disparagement and interference with business relations of the other company.
As commercial space grows, so must service contractors.
The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 team at Saalex Solutions Inc. in Camarillo has been busy supporting space launches.
Van Nuys company’s finance round garners investment from Mark Cuban and venture capital firms.
Vntana, a 3D content management software company, announced recently that it had received an undisclosed amount of money in its latest funding round.
REAL ESTATE: Migration, housing shortage push up rates for single-family units.
Huge rental market a big plus for American Homes 4 Rent Inc.
Chatsworth firm invests to meet federal demand.
DataDirect Networks Inc., also known as DDN, has expanded its DDN Federal division by doubling the size of the payroll since the beginning of the year.
Glendale label manufacturer buys Vestcom for $1.45 billion.
Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.
New subsidiary turns around and signs two contracts with Pentagon.
Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.
Ember Technologies Inc. has received $23.5 million in a series E round of financing.
Capstone Green Energy Corp. received a follow-on order for one of its microturbine systems at a sewage treatment plant in Busan, South Korea.
Worthe Real Estate and Stockbridge Capital will spend $500 million to build 16 stages in Burbank.
Although four years away from completion, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s makeover of its Burbank properties is full swing.
FINANCE: Westlake Village company funds record $340 million in third quarter.
Hot summer for mortgages picks up Velocity Financial Inc.
Santa Clarita design firm moves into retail destinations that combine dining, shopping and attractions.
Design firm Legacy Entertainment is ending the year on a high note.
Union membership nearly split on contract ratification.
Union members approve two contracts with producers, studios.
Legion Creative recruits to build social-first campaigns.
Legion Creative announced last month the appointment of three new creative executives to expand the marketing agency’s offerings and broaden it into streaming, television and video games.
Entertainment accounting firm Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Team Cos., a production payroll and management company for the advertising, music and concert tours and live events industries.
Machina Labs announced on Wednesday that it had closed a Series A financing round worth $14 million.
ViacomCBS is selling its Radford studio campus in Studio City to a venture of two real estate firms for $1.8 billion.
BlackLine Inc. is expanding its relationship with Microsoft by bringing enhanced automation and financial operations management to Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers.
US Nuclear Corp. showed improved financial results for the third quarter as it narrowed its net loss.
Galpin Auto Sports has released the first episode of a new weekly webseries, “What’s on the Rack” airing on the customization shop’s YouTube channel.
California Resources Corp. handily beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue for the third quarter.
Walt Disney Co. missed Wall Street expectations on earnings but beat on revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter.
A veteran software engineering and artificial intelligence professional has joined ServiceTitan as its chief technology officer.
Walt Disney Co. and IMAX Corp. announced on Monday that to mark the second anniversary of streaming service Disney+ they will make available 13 Marvel Cinematic Universe films in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio at home with IMAX Enhanced.
Subsidiary to pursue small and mid-sized acquisitions.
Valeo Networks, a managed security service provider, announced last month it had received a significant private debt investment from Clear Vision Impact Fund.
MANUFACTURING: The constraints are expected to continue into early 2022.
Label maker Avery Dennison Corp. finding inflation, pandemic closures affecting operations.
Device detects radio waves absorbed by human body.
Semtech Corp. announced last month a new line of sensors for the personal connected consumer device market.
‘Go Big’ recreates movie matchup with mobile app.
Legendary Entertainment joins with Vancouver gaming studio on Godzilla vs. Kong mobile game.
BlackLine Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings and on revenue for the third quarter.
Tutor Perini Corp. missed Wall Street expectations on earnings and on revenue for the third quarter.
Energy Vault Inc. has signed an agreement to provide its proprietary energy storage technology to DG Fuels, a manufacturer of renewable aviation fuel and diesel fuel.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and matched on revenue for the third quarter.
Low-cost Canadian air carrier Flair Airlines will begin service next month between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Vancouver International Airport.
Avantus Aerospace has sold two of its structural composite companies to an Arizona private equity firm.
Three-wheel EV can handle freeway driving for only $18,500.
Climbing into the Solo, a single-occupant vehicle from Canadian electric car manufacturer ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., feels exactly like getting into any type of car, said Kevin Pavlov, the chief executive.
REGULATION: Metal shredders ask for federal oversight.
State agency wants to make a change that recyclers say will drive them out of business.
Associaton gives lifetime award to Darcy Antonellis.
The Hollywood Professional Association will recognize a former Warner Bros. Entertainment executive with its lifetime achievement award.
Burbank firm’s president talks about global expansion.
Ghost VFX, a visual effects house with a location in Burbank, announced this month that Patrick Davenport has been appointed as president as part of a strategic expansion.
Joint venture lines up to buy 5,000 vehicles over five years.
Early this month, BYD Motors Inc. announced a collaboration with a new San Diego-based joint venture, Levo Mobility, to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology into 5,000 vehicles over the next five years.
Fast-changing EV technology means no estimates for clients.
A look at three electric vehicle companies in the greater Valley area.
Six Flags Magic Mountain announced this week plans to build its 20th roller coaster called Wonder Woman Flight of Courage.
Capstone Green Energy Corp. announced this week it received an order for a three-bay microturbine system from a natural gas utility company in Colombia.
On-location filming was up in the third quarter, netting the third-highest total for any quarter on record, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmLA.
Walt Disney Co. is delaying the release of five upcoming Marvel superhero films and the next installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise.
Walt Disney Co. is looking to spin off its lucrative ESPN sports network, according to a media report.
Teledyne Flir announced the launch of its ION M640X tactical quadcopter drone.
Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.
Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.