Monthly Archives: November 2014

Will It Be a Snub or an Honor for Clint Eastwood?

It’s that time of year again, the Oscar season, that is, and the Hollywood campaigns are in full swing.

The Academy requires a film to be released prior to the end of the year in question in order to qualify for an award, and because of this a slew of Oscar-seeking cinema is just about to hit the theaters.

Interestingly, to compete for an Academy Award, movies are also required to be up on screens for a full week within the year of consideration, which means the last chance for any would-be Oscar contender to be released is on Christmas Day.

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Stars of Band Aid Reunite to Fight Ebola

The original Band Aid was a charity-induced supergroup founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. Geldof was the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and Ure was the frontman of Ultravox.

The celebrity musicians joined forces for a noble cause, and that was to raise money to fight hunger in Ethiopia. The release of the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was the primary vehicle used to generate financial contributions.

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Alibaba Poised to Buy Control of Hollywood Studio

Jack Ma recently delivered a keynote address at the Wall Street Journal’s digital tech event, “WSJD Live.” The richest man in China described the company he founded, Alibaba, as “the biggest entertainment company in the world.”

The Chinese magnate told the crowd, “I want to come here looking for partners.” He emphasized a reality that most Hollywood executives and creative types already know, that China is destined to become the largest movie market in the world.

“Movies are the best way to change young people’s behavior and thinking,” Ma said, touching on an issue with which young people in his country are having to deal concerning the rapid economic growth that China is undergoing.

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Hollywood`s Attempt to Thwart GOP Midterm Victory

Hollywood has been in full support mode of the Democrats in their efforts to hang onto political power following the midterm elections.

Using Internet videos, celebrity endorsements, financial contributions, and power-packed fundraising events, entertainment figures have been key players in Democrat campaigns across the nation.

Hollywood is masterful when it comes to content creation, and one of the primary ways entertainment industry activists are able to contribute to the campaigns of their choice is through assisting in the design and production of video footage. Video of this type has the potential to be exponential in its attention-attracting payoff, particularly if it should go viral on the Internet.

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