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Comic-Con Report: ‘Star Wars’ Fans Out in Force

For “Star Wars” fans, the center of the universe – at least for today – is Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center, which will soon host a presentation previewing the latest film in the franchise, “The Force Awakens.”

TV Previews On Tap Tonight at Comic-Con

Forthcoming CBS series “Supergirl” will be the first to fly into the spotlight at San Diego’s Comic-Con, premiering its debut episode this evening as the first show screened at the pop culture fest’s preview night.

L.A. Pilot Production Below 50 Percent of Total

Los Angeles was home to fewer than half of this year’s crop of television pilots, the second consecutive year less than 50 percent of the pilots were shot here, according to a study released Tuesday by FilmL.A.

Justice Department Said to Clear AT&T, DirecTV Deal

AT&T and DirecTV have moved a step closer to becoming the largest cable provider in the country.

Disney Combines Interactive, Consumer Products Divisions

Walt Disney Co. announced Monday it was combining its lagging Disney Interactive video game division with its highly profitable Disney Consumer Products division amid the conversion of digital technology and games.

Eisner Targets Syndicated TV

Media mogul Michael Eisner is launching a new venture focused on syndicated TV shows.

Trump Dumped by NBC

NBC has told Donald Trump, “You’re fired.”

Steady LAX Passenger Increases Continue in May

Passengers traveling through Los Angeles International Airport grew steadily again in May, according to figures released Friday.

Disney Mulls $1 Billion Disneyland Expansion

Walt Disney Co. is proposing a $1 billion expansion at its Disneyland theme park in Anaheim that would include new attractions, parking and other infrastructure improvements – and it wants a tax break in exchange.

Friday Rundown: Disney Settles ‘Frozen’ Suit, Soon-Shiong’s Conkwest Raises $71 Million

Walt Disney Co. has settled a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement involving the trailer for its 2013 animated hit “Frozen.”

Chernin Signs TV Deal with NBCUniversal

Media executive Peter Chernin’s TV operation is moving from Fox to NBCUniversal under a new two-year deal.

DreamWorks Animation Hires Awesome Film Exec

DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV online teen network has created a feature film division and picked a veteran entertainment industry executive to run it.

Disney Consolidates Lease for Office in Burbank

Walt Disney Co. has leased 110,000 square feet at Burbank’s Buena Vista Plaza in an 11-year deal valued at $51.5 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction.

Thursday Rundown: Music Center Names New CEO; H&M Opens in Long Beach; Ex-BP Exec Joins Teledyne Board

Rachel Moore, the chief executive of New York’s American Ballet Theatre has been named president and chief executive of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Moore has helmed the ballet company since 2012 and also served as its executive director dating back to 2004.

Fraud Charges for Live Nation Subsidiary, Former Tyson Adviser

The former president of a Washington, D.C., subsidiary of Beverly Hills entertainment giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is facing fraud charges in connection with stealing from clients.