Skechers USA Inc. said that it moved to a profit in the first quarter, as sales increased for its performance footwear.
TELEVISION: ‘MoneyTV’ takes fee to let executives talk up companies’ stocks.
“MoneyTV” wants to help tune up small cap company stocks by getting investors tuned in.
AVIATION: Ducommun shares hurt by poor sales in mining, natural resources.
Natural resources and mining operations help ground shares of airplane parts maker Ducommun.
Walt Disney Co. announced Monday it has reached a deal for future “Star Wars” video games to be developed by Electronic Arts, a Redwood City game publisher with significant operations in Playa Vista.
PHOTOGRAPHY: MPTV also has packaged its classic celebrity shots for books.
Small shop broadens its focus beyond magazines with books featuring shots of classic celebrities
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Tuesday reported it generated a profit in its most recent quarter, although Wall Street had expected a loss.
ENTERTAINMENT: Two genres touted as natural teammates by New Wave.
Producer of stand-up comedy specials New Wave looks to play ball with sports-themed content.
CINEMA: MediaMation signs deal for chairs with Cinemex theater chain.
MediaMation has sold its “4-D” technology to theme parks and other attractions for more than two decades.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Production sector soars in first quarter with boost from automobile and fashion advertising.
L.A. shoots rose in a flash during the first quarter with an assist from auto and fashion advertising.
AEG Digital signs deal with the goal of becoming a big fish in streaming technology.
RADIO: Buyer may switch KDAY to Chinese language.
Rap station KDAY faces the music as new owner is likely to switch to Chinese-language programming.
MUSIC: Record label Varèse Sarabande looks to double its output of film soundtracks with assist from new parent.
New parent hopes to tune up record label Varèse Sarabande’s movie soundtrack business.
Philosophie gets down to business with game about Web development.
Web development firm Philosophie now deals in entertainment with a card game based on its industry.
Walt Disney Co. has begun a new round of layoffs as part of the Burbank entertainment giant’s latest attempt to cut costs.
Old school hip-hop station KDAY (93.5) of Redondo Beach and Inland Empire sister station KDEY (93.5) have been sold to investors who might switch KDAY to a Chinese-language format.
Prop house’s authentic baseball jerseys use wool and drop zippers.
Sports Studio Ventures goes to bat for authenticity with its uniforms for new Jackie Robinson film.
TELEVISION: NuvoTV sees program as means to develop additional fare.
The debut of 10-episode stand-up comedy series “Stand Up & Deliver” last week on Latino-focused NuvoTV was the start of a larger effort at the Glendale-based cable channel to build out its original programming.
ENTERTAINMENT: Laugh Factory sees online platform as next stage in club chain’s expansion.
Laugh Factory isn’t joking about its plans for an online network for comedy content.
Billionaire Ron Burkle’s L.A. investment firm Yucaipa Cos. has acquired ownership stakes in two hospitality businesses.
Dole Food Co. Inc. of Westlake Village announced Monday it has closed on the sale of two international businesses as part of a major company restructuring.
Southern California Edison has signed a 20-year deal to buy energy from a solar farm in Kern County.
Platinum, gold iPhone cases help Brikk cover charitable pursuit.
Brikk, a maker of precious metal iPhone covers, looks to push the right buttons with its philanthropic business model
PUBLISHING: Investments guided by Charlie Munger lift Daily Journal stock.
Newspaper chain Daily Journal’s stock is making headlines with help from Chairman Charlie Munger.
PR: Michael Levine to serve as consultant for buyer Icon Builder.
Michael Levine has nothing but good things to say about the buyer of his public relations business.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose for the week, as the broader markets posted gains as well.
L.A. production company Participant Media announced its plans on Wednesday to launch a new cable channel called Pivot.
Billionaire Ron Burkle has made his latest investment in the entertainment industry, partnering with media veteran Richard Beckman to launch a branded TV and digital content studio called Three Lions Entertainment.
APPAREL: New ownership aims to shape up Frederick’s.
New Frederick’s of Hollywood owner reveals plans for the lingerie company’s recovery.
PUBLISHING: Hollywood Journal to accent spiritual entertainment stories.
Even with the glut of show business coverage already available online, Tribe Media Corp. felt there was still a niche to fill: coverage of positive entertainment stories and the various mensches in the business.
Steve Carlston works to return KNBC to top of L.A.’s nightly coverage.
Steve Carlston is channeling change as he works to improve the ratings for KNBC (Channel 4).
TV: DirecTV goes ‘Rogue’ in hope that new drama draws subscribers.
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV hopes to pull more subscribers into its orbit with original drama “Rogue.”
Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are considering a bid for the Los Angeles Times, according to a report Tuesday by L.A. Weekly.
Team looks to leave McCourts in past with ‘Whole New Blue’ ads.
Dodgers step up to the plate with “A Whole New Blue” ad campaign to shake memories of the McCourt years.
TV: Station sees little spending from candidates despite leading ratings.
Spanish-language KMEX would like to channel more of mayoral candidates’ ad spending.
FILM: AwesomenessTV looks to broaden reach with band documentary.
YouTube content is making the sizable jump to cable TV with greater frequency.
Long-running television franchise, “CSI” has a new owner: L.A. entertainment finance firm Content Partners LLC.
Historic Sunset Strip hotspot the Key Club will close its doors March 15, the club’s manager announced Monday.
INTERNET: MediaPass’ paywall services help publishers put price on content.
MediaPass’ paywall services let publishers give online content to readers for a fee.
TV: Debmar-Mercury sees 10-90 plan add up to deal for ‘Anger Management.’
Debmar-Mercury hopes to laugh all the way to syndication with its 10-90 comedy production model.
Matthew Karatz, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s deputy mayor for the Office of Economic and Business Policy, will resign his post on Friday.
Glendale animation studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. swung to a fourth quarter loss due to large write-downs related to its latest release, “Rise of the Guardians.”
TV: AMC, CW to expand digital content; Fox invests in YouTube channel.
At the top of many concerns for broadcasters is the idea that young viewers aren’t even watching TV during prime time anymore, preferring to go online and watch videos on YouTube.
Entertainment giant AEG is considering the second round of bids for its properties that include the Staples Center and Los Angeles Kings.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed down slightly for the week as the broader markets fell due to concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may scale back its bond-buying program.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. announced Friday that it has begun its search for a successor to Chief Executive Stephen Chazen.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. announced Friday it has entered a partnership to develop three theme parks in Russia and plans for one of them to be the largest indoor theme park in Europe.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed up slightly for the week as the broader markets were flat.
Skechers USA Inc. swung to a fourth quarter profit as the shoemaker reported a large increase in the sales of its women’s shoes.
Federal authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of 14 people, some of them from Los Angeles, on charges of manipulating stock prices for profits of more than $30 million.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced Thursday it will oppose corporate governance plans from Walt Disney Co. at the Burbank company’s shareholder meeting in Arizona next month.