TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending December 14th 2012 with Tova Palomino
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Hi everybody, I’m Tova Palomino of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. During this busy holiday season, the TradeVine encourages you, the actor, to gift yourself with knowledge. 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.
Back Stage, December 4th – Found in the Technology section, Apple’s Latest iMac Is Sexier Than Ever, by Matthew Murray. Who says desktops can’t be cool anymore? They may have been supplanted by sleeker and more portable systems in recent years, but they’re likely to surge again in popularity once more people see the power and sex appeal inherent in Apple’s new iMac. The first thing you’ll notice is how thin it is. It combines the now-classic all-in-one shape that Apple perfected with an ultraslim profile; Add in the spacious, super-glossy display, the assertively curvy stand, and the no-excess wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse, and you have a modern PC that also looks like modern art. Apple has also been touting the iMac’s new Fusion Drive, which unites a super-fast solid-state drive with a high-capacity hard drive to provide significant speed boosts to your most frequently accessed programs and files. Perfect for organizing any busy lifestyle.
Hollywood Reporter, December 12th – U.K. FDA Sees Challenges From the Rise of Digital Technology in Homes, by Stuart Kemp. The U.K. Film Distributors’ Association president David Puttnam urges the cinema industry to keep the customer experience at the top of its agenda for 2013. Puttnam, a former Columbia Pictures chief and movie producer, said distributors and exhibitors will have to adjust amid digital technology changes offering consumers increasingly advanced experiences in the home. He noted that the quality of “digital cinema” entertainment in homes has continued to improve in leaps and bounds, and that at the dawn of the all-digital age there are so many exciting possibilities for cinemas to transform themselves. Digital entertainment is here to stay so the more on board the industry is, the better.
Daily Variety, December 12th – Redbox Instant signs with Epix, by Jill Goldsmith. Streaming venture Redbox Instant by Verizon will cost $8 a month, include titles from Epix, and offer four one-night credits for new movies rented through Redbox kiosks. They can also use the service without a subscription for purchase or rental or to reserve DVDs for pickup at local kiosks. The Epix deal will offer subscribers pics like “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “The Hunger Games” 90 days after they premiere in the traditional premium window. Epix is a pay TV venture of Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM. At launch the service will be offered via the web and through home entertainment, tablet and mobile devices.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Tova Palomino. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!