Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
She can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 228, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.
FILM: Olmos Kontakto aims to tap growing audience with first movie, ‘Asher.’
As the audience for Latino entertainment grows, two Hollywood managers with Latino clients have joined forces to make a bigger impact in the film industry and are preparing to go into production on their first movie.
EVENTS: Multiplying comic cons spar for world domination.
EVENTS: Wizard World hopes celebrities can continue to work their magic and boost interest in its comic cons.
film: DreamWorks shares dip over ‘Mr. Peabody’s’ appeal.
FILM – DreamWorks shares fall as investors worry today’s kids won’t make time for its “Mr. Sherman & Peabody” movie.
Hyginex’s wristbands keep track of wearer’s hand-washing.
HEALTH CARE – Hyginex looks to clean up at hospitals and eateries with its wristbands that track users’ hand-washing.
Theater critic debuts review site to fill void in L.A.
LA Weekly critic acts to revive local theater reviews with new website Stage Raw.
Two Los Angeles assemblymen on Wednesday introduced a bill to ramp up California’s efforts to hold onto film and TV production.
Santa Monica public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9) announced Tuesday it has acquired a station in Santa Barbara to increase its reach up the coast.
TELEVISION: Time Warner wants rivals on channel’s team.
Less than two weeks before the high-stakes launch of SportsNet LA, the all-Dodgers channel last week still had not reached carriage deals with any pay-TV companies aside from its operator, Time Warner Cable.
FILM: Technicolor looks to hew out a future as a Web pioneer with a social site to help connect filmmakers and crew members.
Rene Kaerskov is hoping the Federal Aviation Administration will soon clear Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to take tourists to space.