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More Cargo, Passengers at LAX

February was another strong month for air cargo at Los Angeles International Airport, as importers and exporters took to the skies to avoid West Coast ports that, until late last month, were tied up by a labor dispute.

Technicolor Will Close Burbank Office

Technicolor USA Inc. is closing a digital media services facility in Burbank that it opened just last year with expectations that it would employ some 250 workers.

Delay Expected for Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal

Comcast Corp.’s planned $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. has run into a snag in the form of a lengthy regulatory review that is expected to delay the deal.

Supreme Court Will Hear DirecTV Arbitration Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear DirecTV’s appeal regarding the company’s assertion that customer disagreements should be resolved through private arbitration rather than in court.

Qatar Airways to Start LAX Cargo Flights

Qatar Airways will begin transporting freight through Los Angeles International Airport next month with two weekly flights to and from the Middle Eastern country, executives said Tuesday.

DreamWorks Glendale Campus on Market Again

The Glendale campus of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has been put on the market just two weeks after being sold for $185 million to the investment arm of SunTrust Banks Inc., an Atlanta bank holding company.

Disney Announces ‘Frozen 2’

The Walt Disney Co. has announced a sequel to “Frozen,” the film which reinvigorated its animation business.

DreamWorks Will Produce Verizon Mobile Content

The YouTube networks of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will produce 200 hours of original programming for mobile streaming to customers of Verizon Communications, the companies announced Wednesday.

Palos Verdes Links to Host PGA Grand Slam

The PGA of America will be bringing golf’s major champions to Los Angeles this year.

Lions Gate’s Codeblack Goes Global

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s Codeblack Films has struck a key output deal to advance its mission to provide the global black community with quality African-American entertainment content.

Director Sentenced in Midnight Rider Trial

The director of the film “Midnight Rider” pleaded guilty on Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in last year’s death of a camera assistant on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman biopic.

Garcetti Names Film Liaison; Announces Steps to Expedite Filming

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday named Kevin James as film liaison and announced several steps to expedite filming permits within the city.

Geffen Gives $100 Million to New York Institution

Entertainment titan David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

LAX Cargo, Passenger Traffic Grows

Los Angeles International Airport started 2015 with a modest increase in passenger traffic, with the number of people passing through the airport in January rising less than 1 percent over the same month the year before.

Dutchman Indicted on Identity Theft, Hacking Charges Related to Film Thefts

A Dutch national was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on aggravated identity theft and federal hacking charges related to the 2010 theft of three Hollywood movies, the Department of Justice said.