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Hi everybody, I’m Yi Tian of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Summer is beginning to wind down, but that is no excuse to fall behind on the trades. Now is the perfect time to pick up the latest issue or to go online, and, don’t forget to watch us every Friday. Our goal at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with some of the entertainment news you may have missed in the Trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
The Hollywood Reporter, July 30th – Hans Zimmer Composes Song for Aurora Shooting Victims, by Tina Daunt. Hans Zimmer did what composers do best: He turned to music and created a piece called “Aurora,” which he dedicated to those who lost their lives in the massacre and to all those affected in any way by the tragedy. Proceeds from the “Dark Knight Rises” composer’s piece will be donated to the Aurora Victim Relief organization through Giving first dot org., a Colorado charity established to assist the victims and their families. The song can be downloaded from iTunes. And the piece can also be heard on MoonToast.
The Hollywood Reporter, July 31st – British Film Commission Gets More Cash For Hollywood Charm Offensive, by Stuart Kemp. The British Film Commission, the government backed body tasked with attracting Hollywood studios to the U.K. to shoot, has secured a £400,000 ($630,000) boost to its budget after partnering with the government-backed organization U.K. Trade & Investment. The proposed tax, trumpeted in March this year, aims to keep big budget TV series such as HBO’s Game of Thrones in the U.K. and attracting more international companies to shoot their must-see TV in Britain.
Daily Variety, July 31st – Olympics powers BBC online traffic, by Steve Clarke. LONDON — The BBC’s online coverage of the London Olympics is breaking new world records. On the first three days of the Olympics, the BBC Sport website received record numbers of visitors, reaching 9.7 million global visitors by the third day. The BBC Sport’s Olympics app, available on Apple iPhones and Android smartphones, has been downloaded 1.15 million times since its launch. The Beeb said that 55% of requests were from non-desktop devices. Online viewing of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony is also hefty. The “James Bond Escorts The Queen to London 2012” clip has been viewed 640,000 times on the BBC’s YouTube channel.
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