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Chapman Indie Film Rights Sold

A film made by Chapman Filmed Entertainment LLC has sold U.S. distribution rights for a “mid-six figures” amount to ARC Entertainment, according to news reports.

By Paul Hughes November 10, 2014 9:08 a.m.   Share
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Henrik Fisker, Galpin Ford Team Up on Muscle Car

Henrik Fisker is expected to announce plans for a new muscle car with a body made of carbon fiber during an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show today.

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Blizzard Blockbuster

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s latest World of Warcraft expansion has sold more than 3.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on the market.

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Family Owned Businesses Honored

A crowd of more than 350 turned out for a Nov. 19 luncheon at the Irvine Hotel to celebrate five honorees of the Business Journal’s 15th annual Family Owned Business Awards.

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Honda Center to Host 2016 NCAA Regional

The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the West Regional of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2016, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced.

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Segerstrom Center Plans Dance School

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to open a dance school in September 2015 with American Ballet Theatre, the center said.

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OC Visitor Counts, Spending Up

More people came to Orange County in September, and they spent more money, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau said.

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Supervisors Accept 2,500 Acres

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to accept a donation of 2,500 vacant acres by the Irvine Company, said the parks unit of the county’s Community Resources department.

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Slater Endorses Volcom, Electric

Professional surfer Kelly Slater will endorse surf product for Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. and Electric Visuals in San Clemente.

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Freedom Communications Folds Magazine

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. will cease publication of OC Register Metro, according to the monthly magazine’s founder, Steve Churm, who announced the move during Freedom’s Hot 25 event on Thursday at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Hyundai Gets Honors for HQ

Hyundai Motor America Inc.'s new headquarters won honors from the local chapter of a global real estate trade group.

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Southwest Seeks JWA Flight to Puerto Vallarta

John Wayne Airport’s largest airline has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add service to Puerto Vallarta beginning June 7, 2015.

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Quiksilver Sells Retailer to Rival

Quiksilver Inc. has sold online retailer Surfdome.com in the United Kingdom to Australia-based rival SurfStitch for $45 million, according to the Australian Financial Review.

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Habit Sets IPO Terms

Irvine-based the Habit Restaurants Inc. plans to offer 5 million shares priced at $14 to $16 a share in its initial public offering, according to updated filings with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.

Will This Shoe Fit?

China-Based 361° Aims for U.S. Share From Irvine HQ

361° International Ltd.’s recent arrival to the U.S. market is another step toward the China-based footwear and apparel company’s ultimate goal: becoming a top five global sports brand in a short period of time.