TV: Actv8.me program will allow viewers to give money to street musicians.
The so-called second screen experience, or “social TV,” has grown in popularity, at least among more tech-savvy TV watchers.
RADIO: Local market’s improvement in contrast to flat national picture.
L.A. market continues to dial up the ad dollars while the rest of the country remains static.
ENTERTAINMENT: M-Go looks to make move into home market.
M-Go pictures itself as a player in the home market with its a la carte offering of films and TV shows.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed down slightly as the broader markets lost ground as well.
AOL’s HuffPost Live is shuttering the Beverly Hills studio where it produced talking heads programming daily as part of a Web video initiative of the Huffington Post.
Shares of Guess Inc. shot up 18 percent in afterhours trading Wednesday after the downtown L.A. apparel maker announced better-than-expected earnings.
Santa Monica investment firm Colony Capital promoted two executives on Tuesday to lead its European investment strategy.
The former owner of a Long Beach medical equipment supply company pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday to a $2.6 million health care fraud scheme.
Downtown L.A. construction and engineering firm Aecom has been hired as the lead architect to design a new arena for the Sacramento Kings, the NBA franchise announced Monday.
East L.A. diagnostic testing firm Response Genetics announced Monday it had acquired an FDA-cleared test for diagnosing certain cancers.
Shireen Jaffer’s startup mentoring venture scores junior $2,000 scholarship.
Shireen Jaffer’s startup proved a class act and earned the USC business student a $2,000 scholarship.
TV: Reality show makers now facing authentic price pressures.
Producers of reality TV shows say it’s unreal how the genre is booming but they are not.
ELECTRONICS: DTS stock drops after company lowers annual guidance.
DTS shares fall as the audio technology firm dials back its guidance for the year.
BIOTECH: Afrezza inhaler clears more hurdles on road to FDA approval.
Investors try to catch their breath as reports on MannKind’s inhalable insulin device send shares up then down.
RADIO: KPWR credits ‘summertime sensibility’ for prime audience.
Summer jams vaulted KPWR-FM (105.9) back to first place in the local radio ratings among 18- to 34-year-olds.
ENGINEERING: Slowdown in projects and issues back in U.S. drop Aecom stock.
Slowdown in Australian mining hits Aecom’s stock down under.
ENTERTAINMENT: SAG-Aftra deal plays big role in union race.
Actors opposed to last year’s SAG-Aftra merger look to stage a takeover of the combined union.
A tough season at the box office and fewer 3-D releases took a toll on RealD Inc. of Beverly Hills, which swung to a loss in its fiscal first quarter.
TV: Mun2, NuvoTV craft content with eye on younger viewers.
Cable channel Mun2 hopes a bilingual approach to content speaks to young Latino viewers.
TV: Margarita Mix taps new fiber optics network to land work in genre.
Recent upgrades at the Margarita Mix postproduction house have brought a bevy of reality TV business through the door.
The CBS broadcast network and Showtime premium cable channel have gone dark for Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles.
Naming rights for Pantages Theatre in Hollywood are on the block.
PUBLISHING: Ad pages for Robb Report climb as economy recovers.
Robb Report proves its worth as the ad count rises for the consumer magazine for the super wealthy.
Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. on Thursday said that it will bring SpongeBob SquarePants to gaming consoles though an expanded deal with Nickelodeon.
ENTERTAINMENT: 3-D conversion and foreign markets lift Prime Focus. market
Overseas work and diversification play big roles in sustaining visual effects firm Prime Focus World.
MediaHorse cues up cover songs to pitch variety of products.
MediaHorse has commercials covered with its remakes of old songs.
TELEVISION: KCETLink pairs with NHK to offer English-language fare.
In yet another move to forge a new image, Burbank public TV outlet KCETLink made a deal last week to broadcast a 24-hour channel originating from Japan.
Shares of cancer drug developer CytRx Corp. spiked Tuesday after the company announced positive results from a trial for one of its drugs.
Rexford Industrial Realty announced the pricing range for its upcoming initial public offering
Clothing maker American Apparel announced Tuesday that sales were up last month due to strong demand for summer wear.
Billionaire Tom Barrack, chief executive of Santa Monica private equity firm Colony Capital, is taking over as chairman of film and TV studio Miramax, the company announced Monday.
MEDIA: Aaron Kushner to bring his O.C. Register approach to L.A. County.
Freedom Communications looks to shore up daily coverage of Long Beach with a new local paper.
Westwood homebuilder KB Home has purchased 100 acres near Houston to develop a new community.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose slightly for the week ending Wednesday as the broader markets did the same.
Burbank entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday it has purchased distribution rights to four films from competitor studio Paramount Pictures.
Billionaire Ron Burkle has filed suit against the largest shareholder of Morgan Hotel Group Co., operator of the Mondrian in West Hollywood.
L.A. real estate investment trust Hudson Pacific Properties announced Monday it is buying a Seattle office portfolio for $368 million.
Air Lease Corp. in Century City announced Monday it has reached a deal to lease two planes to Monarch Airlines of London.
FILM: RealD looks to launch large-format theater chain.
3-D projection company RealD looks to widen its focus by creating a chain of large-format theaters.
INTERNET: Rev launches sports-focused TheFumble alongside site makeovers.
Rev New Media, a digital publisher that owns popular celeb gossip site Hollyscoop.com, has a new look.
The number of TV pilots shot in Los Angeles picked up dramatically this year, thanks to an industry-wide boom in pilot production, according to permitting agency FilmL.A.
Warner Bros. Entertainment on Monday announced a major executive reshuffling in its Warner Bros. Pictures unit, promoting three long-time executives following the departure of President Jeff Robinov.
ADVERTISING: Bid4Spots uses auction to land air time for clients.
Bid4Spots helps radio advertisers dial into stations’ low-cost air time through a reverse auction.
MUSIC: 4Jacks looks to tap Troubadour’s pop history for program.
In its heyday, the Troubadour in West Hollywood was the launch pad for stars including Elton John and Jackson Browne. Now, the venue is hoping to play a larger role of its own on the global stage.
AUTOMOTIVE: State’s new storage requirements for utilities may aid Coda.
State utilities’ obligation to boost power storage capacity could rev up the energy business for former electric-car maker Coda.
MEDIA: Trades pull in readers and ads with glossy weekly magazines.
Hollywood Reporter and Variety have recast the role of print as the show biz trades’ glossy weeklies draw readers and ads.
MEDIA: But Finke’s Deadline comes out big winner in ratings battle.
Show biz journalism took Hollywood spotlight after a rival claimed Deadline.com fired Nikki Finke.
ADVERTISING: Engage elected to work for free to assist an Eric Garcetti PAC in order to score future contracts.
Engage: BDR campaigned for future political gigs by working for free on Eric Garcetti’s mayoral campaign.
Marketing firm helped Tiffany jewelry score role in ‘Great Gatsby.’
Createology helped polish the Tiffany brand by getting its bling cast in “Great Gatsby.
TV: Kabillion looks to heat up summer with new video-on-demand fare.
Video-on-demand kids’ network Kabillion punches up its offerings with “Power Rangers” and other shows.