Sunday, March 09, 2014

Worth a Look

Here are some posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

Lupita Nyong'o Beauty Standards

The Mary Sue: This week, actress Lupita Nyong’o was given the Best Breakthrough Performance award at Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon. At the beginning of her acceptance speech, she described a letter she received from a young fan, who’d been considering buying skin-lightening cream before Nyong’o rose to fame. For Nyong’o, the sentiment was all too familiar.

‘Midnight Rider’ homicide proble focusing on instructions to crew

Variety: The homicide investigation into the death of Sarah Jones on the set of “Midnight Rider” is focusing on who decided to put the crew on the railroad bridge where the accident occurred and how the crew got access to the property, a source familiar with the investigation told Variety on Thursday.
The answer to the second question appears to be easier to answer. A spokesman for Rayonier, the paper company that owns the land surrounding the rail line at the site of the accident, confirmed to Variety that Rayonier had given permission for the film shoot to be on its property, but it cannot give permission for the crew to be on the tracks, which are owned by CSX. A gate in a fence on the property bears a sign saying access is controlled by Rayonier guards.

Building The Perfect Stage

Pollstar: Quite often when fans leave a venue after a concert they find themselves praising the incredible stage allmost as as much as the act that appeared on it. Not only can great stage design provide an artist with a perfect environment for presenting music, but it often serves as a setting, a glimpse into the performer’s world from which he or she attempts to give you a show like none you’ve ever seen previously.

Creative Placemaking by Pillsbury House + Theatre, Minneapolis

HowlRound: We completed our ArtPlace funded Arts on Chicago initiative in June of 2013. Arts on Chicago engaged forty artists in twenty placemaking projects to turn a ten-block stretch of Chicago Avenue into an arts district. It was a massive effort that taught us a lot about what Creative Placemaking means in the context of our South Minneapolis community.

How California's film flight has affected Angelenos

89.3 KPCC: As a father of three, Pasadena resident and assistant camera operator Eric Dyson isn't thrilled to be constantly traveling out of town for work.
"In 2013, I worked in Louisiana three times. In the past six months, I've had to turn down work calls out of state," he said.
Yes, California is a global leader in film, TV and video production jobs, generating approximately 60 percent of the labor income in this sector nationwide, according to Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. But these so-called Hollywood jobs have become a battleground with states like New York, Louisiana, New Mexico and Georgia offering enticing tax incentives.
The trend has undoubtedly affected Southern Californians.

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