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Hat in Ring

Former TV exec weighs into boxing promotion

Former TV syndication exec Michael King looks to ring up dollars and TV deals as a boxing promoter.

Burbank Tower Comes Up Short

REAL ESTATE: Building left by Disney grabbed for low price.

A 32-story tower in the heart of Burbank’s media district – the tallest office building in its market – is expected to trade hands this week in a deal many consider a steal.

Burbank Tower Coming Up Short

A 32-story tower in the heart of Burbank’s media district – the tallest office building in its market – is expected to trade hands next week in a deal many consider a steal.

Concert Producer Still Sees Sound Stage at Closed Site

MUSIC: Nederlander’s plan for Santa Monica venue now faces competition.

ENTERTAINMENT: Competition for revival of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium rocks plans of concert promoter Nerderlander.

Big Picture Looks Bleak for Cable Customers

TV: Customers are right to be clicked off at their dwindling cable options, according to Warren Grimes.

NBCUniversal Laying Off 164 Workers in Burbank

The move of “The Tonight Show” to New York City will result in the elimination of 164 positions at NBCUniversal's Burbank studio.

NBCUniversal Makes Deal with AllThingsD Founders

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, founders of the respected tech news site AllThingsD, reportedly have signed a joint venture with NBCUniversal to create an online news and conference business after they leave News Corp. at the end of the year.

San Fernando Valley: Entertainment Production Buoys East; Insurer’s HQ Bolsters West

REAL ESTATE QUARTERLY

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.

Forging Links to Los Angeles

OP-ED: Leaders from public and private sectors must step up to ensure local tech community continues to click.

Sean Arian plugs the growing tech sector as a priority for local business and civic leaders.

NBC Universal, Warner Bros. Ask Google to De-list Mega

Warner Bros. and NBC Universal want Google searches to stop showing Mega, a file storage and sharing service founded by Kim Dotcom, TheNextWeb.com reports.

Studios Go Bold in Growth Plans

Film counts are down. Production is going elsewhere. But several of the biggest L.A. studios plan to build sound stages, post-production facilities and offices in what might become the most aggressive growth spurt in recent Hollywood memory. The New York Times looks at why. Also see the Business Journal’s previous coverage on the expansion plans.

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Studios’ Next Stages

Real Estate Quarterly

Three Hollywood studios expand their roles in the real estate market with large local projects.

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Not All Campaign Ad Buys Translate for KMEX

TV: Station sees little spending from candidates despite leading ratings.

Spanish-language KMEX would like to channel more of mayoral candidates’ ad spending.

News of the Week

Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources

Comcast to Own All of NBCUniversal

Comcast Corp. will own all of entertainment giant NBCUniversal after purchasing General Electric Co.’s 49 percent stake in the company for $16.7 billion.

Not Suited for Wall Street?

Now that Monrovia prepaid debit card company Green Dot Corp. is operating a bank – it announced the launch of online-only GoBank earlier this month – it looks as if Chief Executive Steven Streit might have to make a trip to Brooks Brothers.

Hulu's CEO, CTO Are Leaving Company

Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar announced that he will be resigning from the Internet video streaming company. Departing along with Kilar is Rich Tom, the company’s chief technical officer.

CEO Reports Growth for Hulu

The chief executive of Hulu said in a Monday blog post that he expects the Internet streaming TV service to generate 66 percent more revenue than last year and grow to 3 million paid subscribers by the end of the year.

Flying Films

TECHNOLOGY: Digiboo puts digital kiosks at airports so ‘the movie lover on the go’ can download for the trip.

Digiboo sets up kiosks at airports so travelers can download movies to watch while they’re high in the sky.

Show Biz’s Role in Los Angeles

Universal Studios was right to scrap plans for residential development to focus on entertainment and tourism.

Tom LaBonge praises Universal Studios for knowing how to play its role in L.A.’s economy.

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