Los Angeles Times

Meg James

Writer

Meg James is a corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the business of television and advertising. She has been a member of the Company Town team for more than a decade. She previously wrote for the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. A native of Wyoming, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • Judge asks for more information in lawsuit challenging Sumner Redstone's mental capacity

    Judge asks for more information in lawsuit challenging Sumner Redstone's mental capacity

    A Massachusetts judge on Thursday put off a decision on whether to toss out a lawsuit that challenges the mental competency of mogul Sumner Redstone, keeping alive a contentious fight over the future of media company Viacom Inc. Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman brought the lawsuit late last...

  • Rupert Murdoch's sons get their academy invite

    Rupert Murdoch's sons get their academy invite

    The film academy's 2016 class: An exclusive club gets much bigger after #OscarsSoWhite July 4, 2016, 9:35 a.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has revealed the names of the 683 filmmakers and craftspeople it is inviting to join its ranks. Forty-one percent of the enormous new class...

  • Sumner Redstone's National Amusements calls on Viacom to stop 'vicious attacks'

    Sumner Redstone's National Amusements calls on Viacom to stop 'vicious attacks'

    Sumner Redstone’s investment vehicle stepped up its campaign against Viacom board members who contend that the ailing 93-year-old mogul lacks the capacity to make decisions about his family’s media empire. With a major court hearing looming, National Amusements directors, including Redstone, on Tuesday...

  • Katzenberg is sued over Comcast-DreamWorks merger deal

    Katzenberg is sued over Comcast-DreamWorks merger deal

    A DreamWorks Animation shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, alleging the mogul struck a lucrative side deal with Comcast Corp. that benefits him but not rank-and-file investors in his company. Comcast two months ago agreed to pay $3.8 billion...

  • Sumner Redstone asks Massachusetts judge to dismiss Dauman case

    Sumner Redstone asks Massachusetts judge to dismiss Dauman case

    Sumner Redstone’s lawyers are asking a probate judge to dismiss a high-stakes lawsuit that challenges the mogul’s decision to oust two longtime advisors from their influential roles helping oversee the Redstone family’s media empire. The two associates – Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and...

  • Viacom employees become casualties of corporate chaos

    Viacom employees become casualties of corporate chaos

    The boardroom battle raging at media company Viacom Inc. has roiled one oft-forgotten contingent: Viacom’s workforce. Over the last six months, Viacom employees at MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET and Paramount Pictures have been distracted, first by a salacious court case pitting 93-year-old...

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