Sunday, October 18, 2015

Worth a Look

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

This is supposed to be a Golden Age in Boston, but not for the theater business

The Boston Globe: As I sat in Emerson College’s Colonial Theatre on Sunday, it was hard for me to enjoy the hysterically funny musical “The Book of Mormon” without wondering whether this is the end of the Colonial as we know it.

Appeals Court: No You Can't Copyright Yoga

Techdirt: We first wrote about this issue more than a decade ago, but there's been a ridiculous attempt by some yoga instructors to use intellectual property to lock up certain yoga poses. While most of the focus has been on copyright, other attempts have used other forms of intellectual property as well. But the most watched legal dispute was the one brought by Bikram Yoga and Bikram Choudhury against Evolution Yoga... and the 9th Circuit appeals court has now made it abundantly clear: you can't copyright yoga.

Hollywood Accused of “White-Washing” Roles Meant for Asian-Americans

Deadline: Hollywood again is being accused of “white-washing” roles originally written as Asian characters. The latest incident is on Ridley Scott’s The Martian, in which white actress Mackenzie Davis stars as Mindy Park, who’s identified as a Korean-American scientist in the book the film was based on.

Working Behind-the-Scenes to Support Behind The Scenes

Rosco Spectrum: We were thrilled to present Behind The Scenes UK with our annual royalty check representing the year’s proceeds from sales of Rosco 313 Light Relief Yellow at the PLASA trade show in London this year. Behind the Scenes, formerly known as Light Relief, provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals who experience hardship when they become ill or injured, or to their surviving family members.

Oregon Ballet Theatre partners with Pabst Blue Ribbon (yep, PBR) to draw more millennials Oregon Ballet Theatre's latest marketing campaign features a bare-chested, on-pointe ballet dancer sharing the stage with a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon in full efface derriere.

The sales pitch: "Come watch ballet. We'll give you a beer."

Too obvious?

No comments: