As we did final yr, the Enterprise Journal hosted a digital occasion to rejoice publication of the newest record and to fete those that have been chosen for inclusion (by the way in which, right here’s hoping we will all collect in individual subsequent yr).
In the event you weren’t among the many lots of packed into Zoom rooms for the event, the affair featured panels stuffed with members from this yr’s LA500 class, together with EY Managing Companion Patrick Niemann; Thompson Coburn Managing Companion Jennifer Submit; CTBC Financial institution Corp. Chief Government Noor Menai; Society Actual Property & Improvement CEO Kofi Nartey and UCLA Well being President Johnese Spisso.
The informative discussions lined a variety of well timed, related matters, amongst them a take a look at the state of enterprise in Los Angeles as we start to emerge from the occasions of the previous yr; a view of the monetary outlook for town within the months forward; and a dialog about alternatives and challenges for native corporations within the second half and past.
A full video recap is offered at labusinessjournal.com and protection begins on web page 30.
For anyone who obtained an early bounce on the current Memorial Day weekend and one way or the other missed the information, it’s value declaring that James Bond is now driving for Amazon.
In a deal that closed too late for the Enterprise Journal’s print deadlines on the finish of Might — we’ll simply assume you all learn our Might 26 digital model of the story — Amazon.com Inc. acquired legendary Hollywood studio MGM for $8.45 billion.
It’s the final word big-ticket buy for a corporation with designs on increasing its L.A. footprint. And it provides the ecommerce large a pipeline stuffed with greater than 20 movies within the Bond franchise, a long time value of different motion pictures and scores of TV sequence to bolster its Amazon Prime streaming service.
The transaction comes as Jeff Bezos prepares for his July exit as chief govt of the corporate he based. Extra questions than solutions at this level about how issues will play out — please inform us that we will quickly snap up Q’s spy devices on-line — however the developments determine to be value watching carefully.
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Longtime buddy of the Enterprise Journal Michael Levine, a veteran publicist and famous raconteur whose purchasers have ranged from Charlton Heston to Barbra Streisand to David Bowie, is celebrating a pair of milestones.
His ebook, “Damaged Home windows, Damaged Enterprise,” was not too long ago up to date and rereleased 15 years after it was initially revealed. And final week marked the thirty eighth anniversary of his advertising and marketing and branding company.
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