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Dodgers Still Not Reaching Base

TV: Carriers say high price of channel will lose customers.Time Warner Cable may have dropped the ball in its plan for other carriers to pick up its new Dodgers channel.

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Warner Bros. Recruits Ex-Clinton Official

Political analyst and former Clinton White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named as the head of worldwide corporate communications at Warner Bros., the company announced Wednesday.

On-Location Filming Stays Steady in L.A.

On-location production remained flat in the first quarter despite evidence that the state’s tax credit program is keeping more production in the Los Angeles region.

Lions Gate Makes Partnership with RocketJump

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with Freddie Wong's popular YouTube content producer RocketJump Studios.

Maker's Deal With Disney to Proceed

The board of directors and shareholders of Maker Studios have approved its acquisition by Walt Disney Co. despite a counter-offer made public Monday for the Culver City media company.

Suit Seeks to Block Maker Studio Acquisition by Disney

Former officers with Maker Studio Inc., including the chief executive, are seeking a court order to stop a shareholder vote on the company’s $500 million acquisition by Walt Disney Co.

Weather Channel to Return to DirecTV

DirecTV on Tuesday said that it will once again offer the Weather Channel to subscribers after reaching a carriage deal with the cable channel’s owner.

Santa Monica Prop House Moves to Burbank

Omega Cinema Props is relocating from Santa Monica to the Burbank Airport Commerce Center.

Gores Group Invests in Tweedle

West Los Angeles private equity firm Gores Group announced Tuesday that it has made an equity investment in Clinton Township, Mich. automotive publishing company Tweddle Group Inc.

News Maker Looks to Tell Its Stories in Silicon Beach

MEDIA: New York’s RNN opens L.A. outpost to land new media customers.

New York news producer looks to channel content to new media businesses.

Los Angeles Lures Large Convention from San Diego

Los Angeles has snagged a major environmental convention from San Diego.

New CEO at ReachLocal

Internet advertising company ReachLocal Inc. has named Sharon Rowlands as its chief executive, the company announced Wednesday.

Gamblit Gaming Raises $12 Million

Gamblit Gaming in Glendale has raised $12 million in financing that will be used to prepare for launching its online gambling software this year, the company said Tuesday.

Former Turner Animation Marketing Exec Joins DreamWorks

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Tuesday said Brenda Freeman, a former marketing executive at Turner Animation, will be become its head of television marketing.

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Hat in Ring

Former TV exec weighs into boxing promotion

Former TV syndication exec Michael King looks to ring up dollars and TV deals as a boxing promoter.

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Music Streaming Service Cues Up Revenue Plan

INTERNET: Plug.dj says money not focus as it seeks to navigate rights issues.

Music streaming service Plug.dj sounds out a revenue model it’s works to get a handle on rights issues.