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How L.A. Quickly Lost 14,000 Entertainment Jobs as the Pandemic Spread

"What you are seeing now is terrible. What you could see in the fall will destroy the industry."

The April and May figures reflect only a sliver of the job losses in the entertainment industry, but they provide a window into just how widespread the pain has been felt by workers. Reporters Rachel Uranga and Sam Blake look a what it could mean for the industry's future.

Thanks to everyone who watched today's dot.LA Convenes discussion on women and ageism in the tech industry. Did you miss it? Don't worry, you can see the archived video here.

Tami's also going to be hosting our next strategy session on cybersecurity, with industry leaders Wendi Whitmore of IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence and Joshua Belk, co-founder of OPSEC360.

Hollywood on Lockdown

Studios, theaters, production companies and entertainment venues have laid off or furloughed more than 14,000 workers in Los Angeles County over less than two months, according to state filings. Read more and see the studios with most layoffs >>

Child Privacy Advocates Take Aim at TikTok

Child privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against TikTok. The complainants present evidence that the popular social media app is violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). And that may only be the start of TikTok's legal problems. Read more >>

Headspace Makes App Free to Unemployed

Headspace, the Santa Monica-based meditation and wellness app, is giving the nation's unemployed workers a free year to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >>

Office Hours Podcast:  Brian Lee on L.A.'s Future

Spencer Rascoff interviews entrepreneur Brian Lee, who built startups like LegalZoom, ShoeDazzle with Kim Kardashian, and Honest Co. with Jessica Alba. He is now co-founder of early-stage fund BAM Ventures. Listen to the podcast >>

Watch: Ageism in the Workplace

"When you're older you get discredited and when you're younger you get discredited." Younger women, especially in the tech community, often struggle to build credibility and to be taken seriously. Today's dot.LA discussion looked at the problem and ways to confront it. Watch the video >>

Join us for Our Next dot.LA Strategy Session on Cybersecurity

dot.LA's virtual panel will look at a new spate of cyber attacks targeting home computers and examine the impact to businesses. We'll also discuss ways to ramp up internet security while working from home. Read more and register here >>

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