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What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s new movie releases.

Broad Says Tribune Solicited Offer for L.A. Times

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad confirmed Wednesday that he made an offer to buy the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune, saying the offer was solicited by Tribune Publishing Co. Chairman Eddy Hartenstein.

Beutner Undone By Bottom Line, Broad Overture

A year spent improving the quality of the news offerings at the Los Angeles Times proved not enough to help Austin Beutner hold onto his job, as persistent budget problems and a rebuffed purchase offer from Eli Broad apparently resulted in the publisher’s termination today.

Defunct Discount Mailer’s Assets Set For Auction

The presses have stopped, and now they’re being sold.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s new movie releases.

Disney, DreamWorks Parting Ways?

Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios is looking for a new distribution deal as its current arrangement with the Walt Disney Company is set to expire next year, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

VMAs in DTLA Break Twitter Records

The MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles, was the most tweeted about television event other than the Super Bowl since records began.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s new movie releases.

Disney Plans Worldwide, 18-Hour Star Wars Toy Rollout

The Walt Disney Company is planning a massive worldwide marketing event to launch the line of toys tied to its upcoming blockbuster film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Universal Breaks Global Record

Universal Pictures International has set a new record for the most successful year ever at the global box office for a Hollywood studio – and we’re not quite two-thirds of the way through the year.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s four big movie releases.

UTA Bolsters Music Biz with Agency Acquisition

United Talent Agency has made another big strategic move by acquiring the world’s largest independent music agency, the Agency Group.

California Bets its CHiPs on New Movies

A movie version of the 1970s TV series “CHiPs” heads the list of 11 films sharing in the California Film Commission’s newly expanded tax-credits program, the commission announced Tuesday.

Lucas Award Kicks off Star Wars-Heavy D23

With the Walt Disney Co.’s hot property Star Wars very much the focus of the entertainment empire’s D23 Expo fan fest, the three day event launched Friday with an award for the space saga’s creator, George Lucas.

What to Watch this Weekend

Entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti’s business take on this weekend’s two big movie releases.