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Real Deal Eludes Parent As Paper Pursues Digital

MEDIA: Shares of tronc still up from Gannett bids while Times presses into future.

Los Angeles Times embarks on digital future as acquisition bid for parent tronc has yet to click.

L.A.’s Sports Museum Closes and Hopes to Relocate

The sprawling two-month-old Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which chronicles baseball from its infancy and details the Dodgers move from their Brooklyn beginnings to Chavez Ravine, has closed its doors to the public.

Digital Studio Gunpowder & Sky Acquires FilmBuff

Gunpowder & Sky, Van Toffler and Floris Bauer’s recently launched digital content studio, announced today that it has acquired independent content sales and distribution company, FilmBuff. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Broad Museum Smashes Attendance Projections in First Year

Downtown’s Broad Museum of Contemporary Art had a banner inaugural year, drawing in more than 820,000 visitors, according to figures the museum released Tuesday.

Emmis’ Texas Monthly Nearing a Sale, Confirms Smulyan

Emmis Communications Corp., parent of Los Angeles Magazine, is about to close a sale of one of its other crown jewels: Texas Monthly.

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Fender Turns to Hollywood, Internet to Lift Sales

Fender turns to Hollywood, internet to lift sales

Guitar maker Fender looks to crank the volume on sales with a new outpost in Hollywood.

News Site Dials Up Digital Content

MEDIA: TakePart.com sees bigger role to play under Jeff Skoll’s Participant.

Jeff Skoll’s TakePart plans more content to differentiate the activist news site from parent Participant.

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Rams to Cover Cost of Police, City Services for Home Games

The Los Angeles Rams reached an agreement with Los Angeles city officials to pay for the cost of police and other city services for home games, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.

Lionsgate and Univision Team Up For Spanish-Language Streaming Service

Santa Monica-based movie and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. and New York City-based media company Univision Communications Inc. announced they will debut a premium Spanish-language subscription video on demand service in the United States early next year.

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Cocktail Offers Taste of Luxury

Restaurant taps rare rum in whipping up mai tai that will set you back $26.

Restaurant Here’s Looking at You has uncorked a $26 mai tai reliant on rare rum.

Hitting Turbulence at LAX

All USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor wanted to do was catch some Z’s before having to give a keynote speech at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations in Cleveland a couple of weeks back.

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Academy Looks to Spread out Emmys Action with Three Award Nights

TV: Academy looks to spread out Emmys action with three award nights.

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Streaming Services Make Local Production Splash

TV: Need for programs at digital platforms channels pilots to L.A.’s facilities.

Content demand from streaming services has taken a lead role in boosting local pilot production.

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Broadcasters Set to Tackle Rams’ Regular Season

SPORTS: Local offerings include new radio show with coach Jeff Fisher.

The Los Angeles Rams are ready for regular season football – and so are its broadcast partners.

Rams Final 53-Man Team Roster Introduced at Charity Luncheon

Today marked the official first day of the Los Angeles Rams’ return home for the regular season. Its “Kickoff for Charity” luncheon, benefitting the Los Angeles Rams Foundation, presented its new 2016 team for the first time.