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2014 Primetime Emmy Awards: List of Winners
Seth Meyers hosted the "biggest night in television" 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fan favorites Breaking Bad, True Detective and Orange is the New Black received multiple nominations and the show live streamed to millions of people worldwide through social media. The 2014 Emmy Award winners are:
Best Comedy: Modern Family
Best Drama: Breaking Bad
Best Variety Series: The Colbert Report
Best Reality Competition Series: The Amazing Race
Best Miniseries: Fargo
Best Television Movie: The Normal Heart
Lead Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lead Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Lead Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Allison Janney, Mom
Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 30, 2014 at 4:00pm
"Water Tank Project" Transforms New York City Aesthetics
For many observers of New York City’s architecture, the water tanks are captivating treasures symbolizing the city’s past. While many of these structures have stood proudly, unchanged for decades, a new art project is implementing a strategy to transform its aesthetics into a social cause.
The “Water Tank Project” entails wrapping 100 tanks around the city in art as a way to promote awareness of the “most precious resource of the 21st century”-water. Creative contributors include artists Laurie Simmons, Odili Donald Odita, Sigrid Calon, Lorenzo Petrantoni and Tessa Traeger. The project is sponsored by Swatch.
Additional supporters of the project include John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Mickalene Thomas, Terry Richardson, Jeff Koons, Fab 5 Freddy, Barry McGee, Icy & Sot, and Catherine Opie.
“I am so grateful that, with the help of so many people, I am able to say that I have fulfilled the promise I made seven years ago to the tribe in Africa that saved my life,” stated founder of The Water Tank Project, Mary Jordan to Art Daily. “We are creating symbols of water abundance and raising awareness about our global water issue, one tank at a time.”…Continue
Posted by Online Art Gallery on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am
NBC's 2014 Primetime Emmy Ratings
NBC's broadcast of the 66th annual Primtetime Emmy Awards reached over 16 million viewers. It was the most-watched night of network television since the Oscars in March with 35.2 million viewers. It was the most popular Emmy ceremony since Conan O'Brien hosted back in 2006.
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 29, 2014 at 4:00pm
Barnes and Noble Partners with Samsung on Nook Tablet
Barnes and Noble is partnering with Samsung to distribute the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a unique version of the already popular line of tablets. The device is set to come in black or white and feature a 7-inch HD display, 8 GB of storage space, and will be lighter than previous Nook devices. It includes two cameras, a 3-megapixel on the back and a 1.3 megapixel on the front.
The new product will be the first Nook created by a third party.
Through “Barnes and Noble Advantage” users can get customer support at any store location similar to Amazon’s Mayday and Apple’s Genius Bar. Store reps can set up devices and troubleshoot technical problems.
With the “Nook Shop” app users can download books, TV shows, movies, and magazines. Barnes and Noble is providing “$200 in free content” with the purchase of the new device and 14-day free trial subscriptions for select magazines (Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly and more).
The new nook is available online and at store locations.…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm
Artist Julia Strand Makes Art from Old Books
Julia Strand takes old books and shapes them into art. She describes the creative process in a unique way.
“When I say to people ‘I carve books,’ they say to me, ‘Oh, what does that mean?’ If I say, ‘I make sculptures out of books,’ people think I pile them up and make towers out of them or something,” Strand said.
The artist is a cognitive psychologist who teaches at Carleton College in Minnesota, she creates art in her spare time. Strand gathers an diverse collection books-everything from science texts to cook books.
When searching for new books, Strand finds material with some specific characteristics. They need to be thick enough for the artist to carve into and create layers. Generally, she looks for books that are out of date and have many illustrations instead of photographic reproductions. She will also never purchase a book for more than $10.
“Because some people are uncomfortable about the idea of cutting up books under any circumstances, I want to be really careful that when I do cut them up. I’m only using books that people aren’t likely to use for other purposes.”
Strand enjoys the process of giving the books a new life.
“What I really hope to do with my work is to make people look a second time at something that they are used to looking at and just looking over. What I think is really fun about carving books, and doing this up-cycling work, is that it takes an object that is boring and it makes it…Continue
Posted by Online Art Gallery on August 26, 2014 at 4:00pm
Instagram Launches Like2Buy Feature for Brands
Over the last three years, Instagram has emerged as the leading platform for sharing images through social media, and has an unprecedented number of users who “like” photos on products and services daily.
According to statistics by Curalate, social media users are 58 times more likely to interact with brands on Instagram than Facebook, and 120 times when compared to Twitter.
Businesses have been waiting for the company to release a way for users to purchase products they “like” or share with friends on social media. “It’s been a customer pain point,” claimed Bryan Galipeau, Nordstrom’s social media director. “When we would post these images, pretty much every time we’d get questions like: ‘Is this still available? What size? What does it cost?”
Nordstrom and other retails would have to reply to user’s comments within posts in order to provide additional information on where and how to get the product. Nordstrom is the first company to apply the Like2Buy feature on Instagram-a new service that gives users the ability to make purchases without leaving the social media platform.
Instagram places a link at the top of brand’s profile pages and displays a grid of available items where they can click individual products before submitting payment through a secure checkout. Users can “like” a photo of product and then place it on a wishlist or bookmark for later purchases.
Target and Charlotte Russe are the next companies to include Like2Buy. “Our…Continue
Posted by Technology & Innovation on September 1, 2014 at 9:00am
2014 Made in America Festival Day 1 - Philadelphia
The Budweiser Made in America festival kicked off in Philadelphia on Saturday with headlining performances from The National, Steve Aoki and Kanye West.
A dual event took place in downtown Los Angeles. Several performers were scheduled to make appearances in both cities. West, Aoki, Cut Snake and R3hab took the stage in Philly on Saturday and then flew to LA for the Sunday show. YG and Will Sparks performed in L.A. on Saturday and then flew to Philly for Sunday.
The event included sets from Toronto’s The OBGMs, Cherub, DJ Cassidy, Destructo, Mayer Hawthorne, Chromeo, City and Colour (Dallas Green), J. Cole, The National, Steve Aoki, and concluded with Kanye West.
Posted by Internet Music Radio on September 1, 2014 at 12:00pm
California Expands Film and Television Incentive
In order to spur more production of film and television projects, Gov. Jerry Brown collaborated with lawmakers to expand the California film incentive program.
The initiative provides tax-credits, totaling $330 million in state funding annually, to companies and professionals developing new works for TV and film. The policy replaces an expired program which awarded $100 million a year on a lottery basis.
Legislators were inspired to find a solution for improving the following issue: state film production decreased by nearly 50 percent since 2000. They sought to reward companies whose projects stimulate the local economy as a way of reversing the current trend.
NBC’s “The Tonight Show” moving to Manhattan from Burbank exemplifies the current landscape of film and television production. A plethora of studios have also transitioned everything from weekly sitcoms to high budget feature films to New York and other locations throughout the US and abroad.
The new incentive will be available at the beginning of the 2016 fiscal year. It will last for five consecutive years.
Democrats Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra introduced the incentive legislation. However, the policy has become a bipartisan success. Many Republicans support the initiative, as well as Governor Brown and the general public.
Another area of bipartisan agreement…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 31, 2014 at 4:47pm
2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival Debuts at Philadelphia and Los Angeles
For the first time ever, the Budweiser Made in America Festival will take place in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles over Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 30-31). The popular event is using a “bi-coastal” marketing strategy to celebrate music at Benjamin Franklin Parkway-in the eastern part of the US-and LA’s Grand Park-in the west. With today’s top performers and multiple stages at both locations, the two-day musical festival is set to attract thousands of local music fans and tourists. The event is sponsored by Live Nation, Roc Nation and DPS.
2014 Performers in Philadelphia:
Kings of Leon
De La Soul
City & Colour
Penguin Prison (DJ set with vocals)
Young & Sick
2014 Performers in Los Angeles
Sublime w/ Rome
Chance The Rapper
Posted by Internet Music Radio on August 31, 2014 at 10:00am
71st Venice Film Festival Opens with 20 Projects
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened Wednesday and 19 of the total 20 movies will be world premieres.
This year’s event opened with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new comedy Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
“Last year we opened the festival with ‘Gravity’, which was, as you know, a huge success all over the world and this of course helped us a lot to deal with the studios, as this year we succeeded to get ‘Birdman’ for the opening, which is a highly expected film,” said artistic director Alberto Barbera.
Among the films making their debut are Manglehorn starring Al Pacino, Good Kill with Ethan Hawke and The Cut with Tahar Rahim.
“There are a number of films we have been waiting for. The Faith Akin film from Germany and Turkey is something that many people have been wondering about, was it rejected from Cannes, was it not? Why is it here? Does it belong to be here? Probably it does, he is a director that engages a lot of people on both the art-house level, but also the public likes him often enough” claimed film critic Jay Weissberg.
Producers and critics alike are excited about the star-power present in this year’s films.
“ So, whoever the big actors are-Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton, perhaps. But as always, Al Pacino has two films that are here. These are people who engage the public and we’ll see what the films are like,” Weissberg added.
Actor-director James Franco will receive the Glory to the Filmmaker Prize and premiere The Sound and the Fury-his second William Faulkner adaptation (at a special screening outside of the competition).
The festival runs through September 6.…Continue
Posted by Online Film Studio on August 30, 2014 at 8:52am