E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 -- E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Digital worlds, real innovation. See [link] (more

E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 -- E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Digital worlds, real innovation. See [link] (more

E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Digital worlds, real innovation. See [link] (more

Pocket.watch Raises $15M For Kids Entertainment

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pocket.watch kids entertainment venture capital viacom content hollywood filmLos Angeles-based media brand Pocket.watch , which creates content for kids, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round, led by Viacom, the company said today. As part of the funding, Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy joins the company's board of directors. Pocket.watch says it develops eerything from small-screen video to big-screen blockbusters, games, toys, and other products focused on kids.

Enterprise in Entertainment

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Enterprise in Entertainment with Miramax and Fox PM's. Product School. See [link] (more

Qualcomm, Disney, UTA Back The VOID For VR Entertainment

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Three, Southern California investors--Qualcomm Ventures, Disney, and the United Talent Agency--have backed the developer of a network of "experience centers" focused on virtual reality entertainment, as part of a newly disclosed Series A Funding. The VOID says its centers include everything from virtual reality to "multi-sensory effects" for interactive entertainment and storytelling.

Akatsuki Lauches $50M Entertainment Investment Fund

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Japanese entertainment firm Akatsuki has launched a brand new, Los Angeles-based entertainment fund, called the Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund (AET Fund) , which will invest in augmented reality and other entertainment technology, the Japanese company announced on Tuesday. akatsuki fund aetfund venture capital investment financial augmented reality content hollywood japan international japanese entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment Expands Into Collectibles

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Irvine-based videogame maker Blizzard Entertainment , the company behind such games as World of Warcraft and Overwatch, has expanded into the physical collectibles market, saying it will start offering up "high end" collectibles to its players. blizzard entertainment widowmaker collectible artwork

The Gores Group Buys AMI Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group said on Thursday afternoon that it has acquired AMI Entertainment , a maker of digital jukeboxes and video systems, which are installed in bars, restaurants, and other locations. AMI Entertainment was founded in 1909, as the National Automatic Music Co. gores group entertainment jukebox video merger acquisition

Disney to Launch New Entertainment Technology Effort, Disney StudioLAB

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Walt Disney Studios and Accenture are in an effort to harness emerging technology in the area of entertainment, with a new effort they are calling Disney StudioLAB , the two said on Tuesday. According to the companies, StudioLAB will be dedicated to "reimagining, designing and prototyping" entertainment experiences and production capabilities, using cutting-edge, innovative technologies. disney entertainment studios hollywood content movie film

IGN Entertainment Names Chief Programming Officer

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IGN Entertainment , which produces online video game and entertainment content, said Tuesday that it has named Wade Beckett as its Chief Programming Officer and SVP of Video, based here in Los Angeles. IGN Entertainment is part of Ziff Davis, which is own by LA's J2 Global. content videogame officer programming chief entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Investment Deal Collapses

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , a developer of in-flight entertainment products and provider of broadband Internet services, has called off a $416M majority investment deal from Chinese company HNA Group , after the U.S. overseas international investment china group iseego cfius acquisition merger wireless inflight entertainment eagle global

Entertainment Partners Acquires Ease

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Burbank-based Enntertainment Partners , a provider of payroll an dproduction management services for the entertainment industry, and Ease Enertainment Services , a provider of technology to the industry, said Thursday that Entertainment Partners will acquire Ease. payroll accounting technology developer software hollywood acquisition merger ease partners entertainment

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment. Southern California is still the home of Hollywood -- the symbolic name for the motion picture industry, but that industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders.

First Access Entertainment Launches New Seed Investment Fund For Youth

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Los Angeles-based First Access Entertainment , and entertainment firm which provides music recording management and publishing, film and TV development, and acting and model management, said this morning that it has launched a new investment fund, called The Fund by First Access Entertainment. hollywood creative venture capital investment fund entertainment

Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

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According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activated entertainment experiences" and interactive audio technology, which will tape into well-known personalities across entertainment, sports, politics, music and beyond. ground control voice entertainment mike macadaan creative artists

Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch Tops 7 Million Players

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment says it now has more than 7 million players on its newest title, Overwatch , which it launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows on May 24th. overwatch videogame release blizzard entertainment game player first person shooterBlizzard said that so far, those players have spent more than 119 hours in total playing the game, which Blizzard categorizes as a "team shooter".

Dreamscape Immersive Raises Series A Funding For VR Entertainment Centers

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Los Angeles-based Dreamscape Immersive , a developer of immersive, virtual reality entertainment experiences, said on yesterday afternoon that it has raised a Series A financing round. park theme imagineering dreamworks disney hollywood content entertainment capital venture immersive dreamscapeSize of the funding round was not announced, however, a regulatory filing indicates around $11.36M was raised in the round.

Global Eagle Entertainment Loses CEO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , which provides in-flight, satellite-based Internet services for airlines, has named a new CEO, after the loss of both its CEO and CFO on Monday. resign executive satellite wireless inflight entertainment eagle globalAccording to the company, its board has appointed Jeff Leddy as its new CEO and interim CFO. Leddy replaces Dave Davis, who has resigned both as a board director and CEO of the company on Monday, according to the company.

Blizzard Entertainment Chops 600

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment , the developer of the popular World of Warcraft, massively-multiplayer online game, said this morning that it has cut 600 jobs. blizzard entertainment activision world warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net Hacked

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment said late Thursday that there was "unauthorized access" of the firm's Battle.net service. blizzard entertainment battle.net hacking security unauthorized access hacker

Mammoth Media Finds $13M For Mobile Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based Mammoth Media , a startup that says it is developing mobile-first media, has raised $13M in a Series A funding round, the company disclosed on Tuesday. The company, co-founded by CEO Benoit Vatere, and incubated at venture studio Science Inc., said the funding was led by Greylock Partners and also included Science Inc. Greylock's Josh Elman joins the company's board as part of the funding. READ MORE>>. scienceinc vatere benoit capital venture enteratinment mobile media mammoth

Respawn Entertainment Acquired By EA For Up To $455M

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Los Angeles-based game studio Respawn Entertainment , best known for its development of the title Titanfall, has been acquired by Electronic Arts , the two said on Thursday afternoon. Respawn Entertainment was led by Vince Zampella, and was based in Sherman Oaks. titanfall acquisition merger videogame arts electronics entertainment respawn

Twistory Entertainment Being Sold In Asset Sale

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Santa Monica-based Twistory Entertainment Studios , which had been a mobile game development and graphic novel design company, is being sold in an asset sale, according to auction company CMA Auctions. Twistory Entertainment was founded in 2009, and had developed Ouch! twistory entertainment asset sale bankruptcy merger acquisition content videogame gaming

Blizzard Entertainment Links Games Into Facebook

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook said on Monday that the two are in a new collaboration, where Blizzard will link its games into Facebook, via Facebook Login. blizzard entertainment facebook login integration videogameThe deal will let users sign up for, and log into games using their Facebook account. The deal will also help drive more social activity and integration within Blizzard's games.

3BLACKDOT Gets Funding From Legendary Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based 3BLACKDOT , which develops mobile entertainment titles, has raised a round of strategic funding from Legendary Entertainment. 3blackdot legendary entertainment mobile videogame jetpak content venture capitalSize of the funding was not announced. 3BLACKDOT is the developer of mobile game Zombie Killer Squad, among other titles. The company is led by Angelo Pullen. The company's founders had previously been at Machinima.

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Buys CAPS Payroll

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides payroll and production management services and technology to the entertainment industry, said it has acquired CAPS Payroll , a provider of payroll services for the commercial production, venues, music tours, live events, unscripted television and independent film markets. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood merger acquisition caps payroll processing

Global Eagle Entertainment, Intelsat In Satellite Access Deal

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Marina Del Rey-based Global Eagle Entertainment , the provider of in-flight, broadband Internet services, has signed a deal with satellite network operator Intelsat S.A. , The companies said Global Eagle Entertainment's service will use C- and Ku-band services on eight satellites, plus IntelSat's new EpicNG satellites, Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 35e. The deal brings the total number of Intelsat satellites under contract to Global Eagle Entertainment to 17.

Nirvanix Wins Entertainment Studio

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of enterprise cloud storage services, said today that it has scored a customer win at Relativity Media, an entertainment studio working on film and television production. nirvanix cloud storage entertainment hollywood relativity media studio data

paidContent Entertainment

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 -- paidContent Entertainment. Last November, industry leaders, disruptors, creators, distributors and investors gathered in West Hollywood for the day-long paidContent Entertainment: The Battle for the Digital Home. This year, well bring the same mix together for an incisive look at the state of media and entertainment today.

Blizzard Entertainment Employees Affected By Trump Immigration Ban

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Mike Morhaime , CEO of Irvine-basd Blizzard Entertainment , called the Presidential executive order from this weekend an "incredible sharp contrast" from the company's values, in an email leaked to VentureBeat , saying that the company "strives for inclusion, embraces diversity, and treats one another with respect." blizzard entertainment mike mohaime travel band muslim muslimban politics trump hitler president

N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 -- N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup. Located in Southern California, N3XT CON 2017 will spotlight industries that embody the LA spirit - Entertainment, Technology, and Startups. Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, will give the keynote address discussing how technology drives the entertainment industry. Afternoon panels will be broken out into individual sessions discussing the fields of entertainment, technology and startup.

Blizzard Entertainment, ESPN Partner On Gaming Competition

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Irvine-based online, massively multiplayer online game maker Blizzard Entertainment said last week that it is launching a new, video game competition which will award more than $450,000 in tuition and other prizes to college students--not to mention coverage on ESPN. Blizzard Entertainment said its Heroes of the Dorm tournament will pit college student teams against each other on its Heroes of the Storm title, which will give free tuition for students for the rest of their college career.