Los Angeles Business Journal

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.

Recent Stories

Show-Biz Scribe Acts to Diversify

The Wrap saw its lead role in online show-business reporting diminish as paper rivals made the jump.

Walk of Fame Steps Up on Tech Front

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.

Businessman Nurses Vision of Post-Ebola Riches

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.

Studio Animated About Creating More Cartoons

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.

Embezzlement: Former Studio Money Man Sentenced to Prison

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.

Pot Services Firm Chooses Board To Generate Buzz

Medbox brings in diverse board to light fire under its plan to move up to Nasdaq.

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Lakers Channel Broadens Focus as Team Drops Ball

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.

Would-Be Buyer Wants Response From RealD

The New York investment firm that offered to buy RealD earlier this month wrote a letter to RealD’s board on Wednesday expressing displeasure that it had not received a response to the offer.

Channel’s Win Big News at 11

TV: KVEA dethrones KMEX from 27-year reign – for now.

KVEA channels investment in its news programming into a late-night ratings win over dominant rival KMEX.

Road Less Traveled

It’s going to get pretty bumpy for Sara Rotman next year. She’ll be hitting the road as an off-road race driver.

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