Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
He can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 226, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.
Biotech: CytRx’s drop shows risk of allowing use outside clinical trials.
Biotech: Shares of CytRx fall after death of cancer patient using company’s drug outside of clinical trials.
Media & Entertainment: AXS looks to tap co-owner AEG’s festival connections for shows.
AXS TV, a fledgling cable channel that counts downtown L.A.’s Anschutz Entertainment Group as an owner, is doubling down on its music festival programming.
Radio: Tom Leykis finds success with subscriptions after switch to Internet.
Radio: Former FM talk-show host Tom Leykis has channeled a subscription model into success online.
The Wrap saw its lead role in online show-business reporting diminish as paper rivals made the jump.
Chamber hopes new star-guide app shines with tourists.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hopes its Walk of Fame star-guide app has legs with visitors.
mining: Tony Khodadad says quarry among projects ready to go in Sierra Leone.
Tony Khodadad foresees healthy returns from his Sierra Leone ventures: as soon as Ebola is contained.
PROUCTION: TV, movie projects to be generated in-house at House of Moves.
After a management-led buyout last month, Playa Vista motion-capture and animation studio House of Moves is moving in a more creative direction.
A former finance manager at a big Culver City TV production studio was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Thursday for embezzling $2.5 million from his former employer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Medbox brings in diverse board to light fire under its plan to move up to Nasdaq.
TV: Time Warner Cable beefs up offerings as another dreadful season looms.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet turns to a new app and other offerings to court fans of the faltering Lakers.