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Former teacher finds creative flow in new art career

Jun 20, 2023
Eve Leonard says her transition from education to entertainment has been eye-opening and satisfying.
Eve Leonard hopes to build a career as a film compositor and director. When she's engaged in a creative project, she says, "I kind of feel the gears moving and churning, and the work that I'm doing is effortless."
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Businesses that serve TV and film productions brace for effects of the writers strike

May 3, 2023
If it's anything like the last writers strike, it could halt production for 100 days.
Writers have been on strike for over twenty days. Streaming and AI big topics of contention between writers and major studios.
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Raising the curtain on theater employment

How a children’s theater company is ensuring the show will go on after pandemic.
A stage production of Cinderella plays at the Minnesota-based Children's Theatre Company. Kimberly Motes, head of the theater, says it is still recovering from pandemic shutdowns that saw many employees furloughed.
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These are some complaints about the streaming video landscape

Feb 6, 2023
According to research from Oxford Economics, streaming customers have a lot to be grumpy about.
According to new research, consumers are overwhelmed by the number of streaming options.
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The company is under scrutiny following last year's debacle involving problems with Taylor Swift tickets.
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In a more competitive environment, where is streaming content headed?

Sep 23, 2022
Netflix may be moving away from spending lavishly on talent to build its brand, but the demand for the content is still there.
Cast members of Netflix's hit show "Bridgerton" gather for a panel. Netflix signed a nine-figure deal with showrunner Shonda Rhimes in 2017.
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With "Reservation Dogs" and "Rutherford Falls," a new era of TV centers on Native people, stories

Aug 3, 2022
The new wave of shows created for and by Indigenous people shows Native storytelling is worth investing and reinvesting in, fans say.
The second season of the dramedy "Reservation Dogs" premiers Wednesday night on Hulu.
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Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
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Films led by Black off-screen talent are consistently underfunded, study finds

Mar 11, 2021
A McKinsey & Company report finds that addressing racial inequities in entertainment could bring in another $10 billion a year.
Only about 6% of writers, directors and producers who work on films made in the U.S. are Black, and that number has barely budged in 15 years, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
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How independent musicians are planning for 2021

Dec 9, 2020
“I think most musicians are still looking at calendars that don’t have too much ink on them,” says the musician known as Dessa.
With some independent music venues unlikely to reopen, musicians could face tight competition for stage space once the pandemic ends. Above, The Satellite in Los Angeles in April.
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