Jing Culture & Commerce: The Academy Museum Steps Up Its Digital Offerings Across Web And Mobile

Jing Culture & Commerce: The Academy Museum Steps Up Its Digital Offerings Across Web And Mobile. “The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may be a newcomer to the museum space, but already, it’s mapped out an expansive online strategy. This week, the Los Angeles institution, with the backing of Bloomberg Philanthropies, unveiled a number of digital platforms spanning web and mobile with the aim of enhancing both onsite and offsite visitor experiences.”

Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Vaccine Issues Create ‘General Hospital’ Drama and Increased Costs on Movie Sets

Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Vaccine Issues Create ‘General Hospital’ Drama and Increased Costs on Movie Sets. “In Hollywood, soap opera characters portrayed by vaccine skeptics are being killed off or shipped away, set crews for Walt Disney Co. ’s ‘Black Panther’ sequel and other projects are being reprimanded or reassigned, and some A-list stars won’t work with colleagues who haven’t gotten a jab.”

Bloomberg: Will the Stars Ever Make Money in This Town Again?

Bloomberg: Will the Stars Ever Make Money in This Town Again?. “Over nearly two years, as Covid-19 has kept people away from movie theaters and in front of their TVs, the economics of Hollywood have been transformed. Digital streaming apps have displaced the box office, and that in turn is changing how everyone in the business gets paid — even stars in the wealthiest reaches of show business.”

American Music Research Center: AMRC to preserve and share historic trove of silent-era film scores

American Music Research Center: AMRC to preserve and share historic trove of silent-era film scores. “Between 1900 and 1929, when Sid Grauman ran silent films with live orchestral accompaniment in his Hollywood ‘movie palaces,’ he probably never imagined that the thousands of orchestral scores used by his musicians would be recognized as important Americana in their own right. A century later—with a $116,916 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Committee (NHPRC)—the University of Colorado Boulder’s American Music Research Center (AMRC) is creating a comprehensive digital archive of the Grauman Theatre Scores Collection.”

Pillars Fund: New Personnel Database For Muslims In Film Addresses Inequality Behind The Screen

Pillars Fund: New Personnel Database For Muslims In Film Addresses Inequality Behind The Screen. “The new database includes profiles for actors, directors, cinematographers, sound technicians, and other Muslim professionals working below and above the line in the filmmaking industry in the United States. The network is accessible to directors, producers, and casting directors who can search the profiles and invite artists to collaborate on their projects.”

Deadline Hollywood: Emilio Estevez Not Returning To ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ For Season 2

Deadline Hollywood: Emilio Estevez Not Returning To ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ For Season 2. “The Mighty Ducks franchise will continue without Gordon Bombay. Emilio Estevez, who reprised his role from the 1992 movie and its 1994 and 1996 sequels in Season 1 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, will not be back for the Disney+ series’ upcoming second season, I have learned. I hear Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, which produces the hockey-themed sequel series, made the decision not to pick up Estevez’s option for Season 2 after weeks of back and forth with his team over the show’s Covid vaccination requirement. Reps for the studio and Estevez declined comment.”

Los Angeles Times: Behind Hollywood glamour, an Instagram account highlights darker side for workers

Los Angeles Times: Behind Hollywood glamour, an Instagram account highlights darker side for workers. “Hollywood’s return to production, after pandemic-induced closures caused thousands of job losses has been welcome to many in the industry. But the scramble to make up for lost time — combined with soaring demand for content from new streaming platforms — is taking a toll on crews. Below-the-line workers are putting in increasingly long hours, with the added pressure of making up for delays caused by COVID-19 outbreaks, [Ben] Gottlieb and other union representatives said.”

BBC: ‘I went from Hollywood glamour to food donations’

BBC: ‘I went from Hollywood glamour to food donations’. “Event planners have large scale, glamorous receptions to organise, Beverly Hills waiters are serving hundreds of celebrities at various parties, and numerous publicists are walking their talent down the red carpet. But with the pandemic vastly changing awards ceremonies – which are now all virtual – and parties being cancelled, many jobs have been eliminated and people are out of work. Ahead of the Grammys being hold remotely on 14 March, and the Oscars likewise next month, we talk to Tinseltown workers who have had to find other ways to earn money.”

New York Times: TikTok Stars and Social Media Creators Can Now Join Hollywood’s Top Union

New York Times: TikTok Stars and Social Media Creators Can Now Join Hollywood’s Top Union. “The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has approved an ‘influencer agreement’ that expands coverage and membership options to online content creators. (The term influencer is interchangeable with creator or content creator.) The terms will apply to individuals who are paid to advertise products on social media platforms.”