Anthony Portantino

Assemblyman, California's 44th District

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California Assemblyman representing the 44th Assembly District, which includes Pasadena and environs; formerly worked in film and television production

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The LA Times took a deep dive into accusations of workplace misconduct at the talent agency ICM.

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AT&T will spin off WarnerMedia (the parent company of HBO, CNN, and Warner Brothers film studio) and merge it with Discovery (which owns HGTV, TLC, and Animal Planet) to create a new…

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NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.

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When the pandemic hit London, director Simon Godwin's National Theatre production of “Romeo & Juliet” shut down before it could open.

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A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

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News broke in May that AT&T would be spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

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