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Coachella Goes Over The Top, Figuratively and Literally Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Coachella has grown from a two day event with a couple dozen bands to one of the world’s most important music festivals with so many VIP luxury amenities that some have argued the high-priced perks have begun overshadowing the actual music. At the same time, Coachella organizers have made it easier than ever for stay-at-home-fans to catch their favorite artists by streaming the whole first weekend live on YouTube.

Fathom Events New CEO John Rubey Provides Both Experience and Leadership - Celluloid Junkie

John Rubey of Fathom Events
John Rubey brings a lot to the table as the first CEO of Fathom Events, a company best known as an alternative content distributor. He’s got more than two decades of experience working at the highest levels on content and marketing for big-ticket concerts and entertainment events.

Vista Continues Strategic Growth and Diversification With Stake In MACCS

Murray Holdaway, Bert Huls and Mathieu van As

One of the more important stories to come out of this year’s CinemaCon is one that didn’t even get announced until more than a week after the show ended. By then anyone who follows such news was already well aware that the cinema exhibition software firm Vista Entertainment Solutions had acquired a stake in MACCS International, the developer of market leading distribution software.  This post provides a summary of why this is a significant industry development.

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Could Vince Vaughn Be The Next David Letterman? Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Late night talk show personality David Letterman surprised everyone last week by announcing that he would be retiring as host of the “Late Show” in 2015. News that Letterman would be exiting on his own terms after 30 years as a late night headliner broke in a thoroughly modern way; first via Twitter, then through the media’s career retrospectives and ultimately with stories about who would make a good replacement.

We nominate Vince Vaughn and here’s why….

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It’s Curtains For Celluloid at CinemaCon Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Every spring movie theater operators from around the world converge on Las Vegas to attend CinemaCon. During the week-long convention cinema owners are bombarded with industry facts, attendance figures, educational seminars and endless footage from upcoming releases.

It’s no secret that cinemas have been slowly converting their facilities from traditional 35mm projection to digital projection. There was no better indication that the days of celluloid film prints are definitely over than the number of vendors at CinemaCon demonstrating the next generation of digital technology, including immersive sound and laser projectors.

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Making South by Southwest A Family Affair Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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The Family Crest, an indie rock band from San Francisco, is one of the buzzworthy acts that played at this year’s SxSW. Liam McCormick, the group’s songwriter and founding member, joins us to discuss what it’s being officially invited to play at such a prestigious festival.

‘Love Don’t Go’ by The Family CrestSan Francisco band The Family Crest (@thefamilycrest) has a fantastic new record and they put on a great live show. Definitely check them out.

‘Love Don’t Go’ by The Family Crest
San Francisco band The Family Crest (@thefamilycrest) has a fantastic new record and they put on a great live show. Definitely check them out.

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The Dish On That Disney Deal With Dish Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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U.S. satellite provider Dish Network reached a landmark retransmission consent agreement with the Walt Disney Company. The deal calls for Dish to disable its controversial ad-skipping technology in exchange for the rights to stream Disney’s networks via the Internet.  What does all this mean for the future of television and the broadcast industry?

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The Oscars Attract Big Business, Big Ratings and Big Money Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Indiewire’s editor-at-large Anne Thompson was at the Oscars and joins us to discuss the telecast, the show, and all the money and effort poured into the annual awards season. Thompson also fills us in on her new book “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System”.

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Shit Rough Oscars: 12 Years a Slave, written by John Ridley.
Pre-order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

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Shit Rough Oscars: 12 Years a Slavewritten by John Ridley.

Pre-order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!