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Burbank Airport Marriott Sells for More Than $100 Million

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport hotel, the second-largest in the Valley at 488 rooms, has changed hands for more than $100 million, the buyer announced on Monday.

L.A. Breaks Tourism Record in 2014

More than 43 million tourists visited Los Angeles County in 2014, the fourth year in a row the county has broken its tourism record, according to figures released Tuesday. Los Angeles International Airport is also expected to report record numbers for the prior year later this month.

Former Disney Exec to Lead KCET

A former Walt Disney Co. executive was named on Monday as chief executive of KCETLink Media Group, owner of independent public television station KCET.

DreamWorks Names New Animation Chiefs

The producers of two of the most successful film franchises at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. have been named as co-presidents of feature animation, replacing the former animation chief at the Glendale studio, which has suffered poor box-office results.

Warner Bros. International Box Office Tops $3 Billion

Warner Bros. exceeded $3 billion in international box office for the second consecutive year in 2014 as the Burbank studio benefited from large tent-pole films that drew foreign audiences.

LAX on Pace to Set Annual Passenger Record

Passenger traffic through Los Angeles International Airport dipped in November compared to the year-earlier period, but the airport is nevertheless still on pace to set a new record for its busiest year, according to figures released by Los Angeles World Airports on Friday.

'The Interview' to Hit YouTube, Google Play; Sony in Talks with Netflix

Sony Pictures Entertainment released “The Interview” online on Wednesday morning, making it available for purchase on YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft Inc.'s Xbox Video and the Sony-created website seetheinterview.com.

Sony to Release 'The Interview' After All

Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing controversial film “The Interview” in theaters on Christmas Day after all.

LAX Board Approves $4 Billion Train Project

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which oversees the Los Angeles International Airport, has approved a $4 billion project that includes building a train that will link LAX to a new Metro rail station nearby.

Sony Cancels Release of ‘The Interview’ After Hacker Threats

Sony Pictures officially decided on Wednesday not to release the film “The Interview” in theaters on Christmas Day, the Culver City studio said in a statement.

Hotel Industry Sues L.A. over Minimum Wage Law

Hotel industry groups on Tuesday sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court over the city’s enactment of a minimum wage ordinance requiring large non-union hotels to pay their workers $15.37 an hour.

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Ace in the Hole? Downtown Hotel Listed for Sale

Less than a year after opening its doors, the Ace Hotel Los Angeles in downtown L.A.’s Broadway Theater District is on the market.

Game Version Takes ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Mobile

A mobile game based on hit TV biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” is in revving up for release.

DreamWorks to Launch TV Channels in 19 Asian Countries

DreamWorks Animation Inc. plans to launch a TV channel in 19 Asian countries next year, the Glendale studio announced.

Could Carson be Home of NFL Stadium?

The Los Angeles area already has three potential sites for an NFL football stadium. But now, there appears to be a fourth.