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Tradevine – November 12th, 2010 with Brett Walkow

Your Host Brett Walkow
Published: Friday, November 12th, 2010

 

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Host: Brett Walkow. Your regular TradeVine host, Danika Quinn, is on assignment.

 

November 10th, 2010 marks the premiere for the new look the Hollywood Reporter. Now in hard copy once a week instead of five, the Hollywood Reporter is larger and glossier. On the cover are six leading contenders for best actress gathered for photographer Lorenzo Agius. From left to right, Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Hilary Swank, Natalie Portman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Annette Bening. Of course, one can still find breaking news, box-office, ratings, and international reports at the Hollywood Reporter’s redesigned website w w w dot T H R dot com.

 

Back Stage National Edition, November 4th-10th, 2010. In the Espresso Shots section, Daniel Holloway has an interesting article “Google TV’s lack of TV.” How big is Google? That’s like asking how big is big. Google TV is the latest endeavor by the Internet giant. Also recently on the horizon is Google Buzz, Google Wave, Google Nexus One, and the Google self-driving car. Yes, seriously, Google is everywhere. The real buzz in the industry is that the networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as the cable stations, are worried that Google TV will encourage customers to cancel their cable subscriptions. It is interesting to remember that the networks are the ones who began giving their content away online in the first place. Now, it appears that the networks are trying to tame the Google beast, but they appear to have no plan on how to do so. ABC, CBS, and NBC have opted out of Google TV, but Fox has not. It is also interesting to note that both Fox and ABC said yes to Apple TV, which offers 99-cent rental downloads of shows, but CBS and NBC said no Apple TV. At least for now. All four networks offer episodes for sale on Amazon.com for $1.99. I didn’t know that. Netfilx subscribers can stream shows from NBC and Fox, but not ABC and CBS. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff to know just to watch a TV program. I think I need to go get a score card.

 

Also in the Hollywood Reporter, November 10th, 2010. An article written by Carolyn Giardina called “3D Glasses Go Chic. New shades combine style and brand-name vision.” So it appears that ugly 3D glasses are about to get an extreme makeover. Designers Gucci and Oakley are among those that will soon offer high-end eye-wear options as innovative as they are fashionable. Suggested retail price will be around $225.

 

And again in the Hollywood Reporter, in the Business section entitled The Next Big Thing, is an article called “Coming Soon: The $40 Movie. Premium video on demand will bring films to homes in record time. Will it move studio bottom lines?” by Kenneth Ziffren. So far, four studios have publicly announced their readiness at least to test the market for so-called “premium video-on-demand.” This means that by Spring 2011, films could be available via electronic delivery to the home within 90 days of their theatrical release for a price. Theatre owners, of course, are not happy. It will be interesting how this change over will effect other industries and merchants of the deal.

 

The Call Sheet is a monthly magazine by the Screen Actors Guild sent to its members. In this November 2010 issue there is an article entitled “New Film Incentives for L.A.” The Los Angeles city council recently directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would reduce production taxes for feature films, television shows and commercials that shoot in the city. SAG staff urged the council to move forward with the proposal, noting that this step towards increasing production in the city will positively affect not only actors, but everyone who lives and works in Southern California.

 

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