Thursday, April 26, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time:

Philadelphia's Theatre Alliance Takes a Final Bow After more than two decades dedicated to developing the theater community and its audiences in Philadelphia, the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia declares, "Mission accomplished." The alliance has announced its plans to discontinue operations at the end of its fiscal year on June 30.

‘Wicked’ Writers Pay Top $95 Million for Global Smash

Bloomberg: A look behind the emerald curtain at “Wicked” helps explain why, despite long odds against success, a dozen new musicals arrive on Broadway each season. Since the $14 million show opened at the Gershwin Theatre in October, 2003, its producers and investors have shared more than $300 million in profits from Broadway and productions worldwide, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Ravenstahl encourages college seniors to stay in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thousands of local college seniors received a surprise email Tuesday from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. The email encouraged the students to stay in Pittsburgh after graduating and reminded them of how much the city has to offer.

Movie Studios Are Forcing Hollywood to Abandon 35mm Film.

LA Weekly: Shortly before Christmas, director Edgar Wright received an email inviting him to a private screening of the first six minutes of Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Walking into Universal CityWalk's IMAX theater, Wright recognized many of the most prominent filmmakers in America — Michael Bay, Bryan Singer, Jon Favreau, Eli Roth, Duncan Jones, Stephen Daldry. If a bomb had gone off in the building, he thought, it would have taken out half of the Directors Guild of America.

US Supreme Court to revisit "first-sale" copyright doctrine The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the global reach of US copyright law, in a case testing whether an overseas purchaser of a copyrighted work may resell it in the United States without the copyright holder’s permission. The justices will hear the case, which considers the “first-sale” doctrine, in its next term and is expected to set a nationwide standard. Federal circuit courts of appeal are split on the issue.

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