Thursday, March 22, 2012

And These Too...

A few extra Greenpage articles since there was an extra week in this cycle...

Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative Creativity can seem like magic. We look at people like Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan, and we conclude that they must possess supernatural powers denied to mere mortals like us, gifts that allow them to imagine what has never existed before. They're "creative types." We're not.

SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard "Rumble, young musicians, rumble," Springsteen told the crowd. "Open your ears and open your hearts. Don't take yourself too seriously, and take yourself as seriously as death itself. Don't worry. Worry your ass off. Have unclad confidence, but doubt. It keeps you awake and alert. Believe you are the baddest ass in town-and you suck! It keeps you honest. Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideals alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. If it doesn't drive you crazy, it will make you strong.

SAG, AFTRA Weigh In on Possible New Media Contracts for ‘Terra Nova’

Backstage: Online companies such as Netflix, Google, and Amazon have made clear they are interested in developing more original programming, but another trend we may see is one of canceled network shows finding homes online. Both kinds of programming would challenge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists because new media provisions in the collective bargaining agreements weren’t established to support that type of work. Last week’s buzz about Netflix picking up the canceled Fox show “Terra Nova” is the most recent possibility of seeing a network production shift to online.

Theatre Bay Area and WolfBrown Release Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact And The Value Of Art

Stage Directions: Theatre Bay Area and arts research firm WolfBrown have released the results of their two-year nationwide study on the intrinsic impact of the value of theatre. The study is published in the book Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact And The Value Of Art, and it contains the findings of their study as well as interviews with 20 artistic directors and a selection of essays.

Bound By Broadway: The State of the American Musical

HowlRound: It is no secret that Broadway is the driving engine behind the development of new musical theater, largely because it’s one of the only ways a musical can be profitable. When musicals succeed on Broadway, an entire channel of distribution opportunities open up, from tours to licensed productions at regional theaters that have trained their audiences to expect a Broadway brand.

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