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Meet the Semi-Finalists for Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

It’s that time of year again. Ernst & Young has pared down its Greater LA Entrepreneur of the Year competition to a worthy group of semi-finalists. Finalists will be announced May 13 and a gala presentation held June 18 at the Beverly Hilton, hosted by FOX 11 news anchor Christine Devine.

“We typically have between 18-21 finalists and six or seven awards categories by industry,” Greater LA program manager Ashley Evans tells FishbowlLA. “The categories aren’t announced until the gala and are determined by our independent judging panel.”

From there, LA and other USA regional winners will convene in Palm Springs in November for the EY National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, typically hosted by Jay Leno. One lucky U.S. winner will continue on to the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in June 2014.

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Machinima Makes Good Use of Halo Series

This Thanksgiving may not be the happiest of holiday seasons for executives connected to IGN, Spike TV and other enterprises trying to consistently attract the 18-to-34 male demo.

Per a report by New York Times LA correspondent Brooks Barnes, that segment of the viewing audience has largely decamped to other intersections of video games and Internet content. As a result, Hollywood-headquartered Machinima recently hit another 18-to-34 male bullseye with a little help from Microsoft:

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which cost Microsoft $10 million to make and was meant to promote the release of Halo 4 on Xbox, has been viewed about 27 million times [on Machinima]; four related videos delivered 9.2 million additional views.

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