Another successful creative from beyond the US borders.
Argentina Currency Crisis Stops Hollywood from Exporting Profits
Hollywood studios have been unable to take tens of millions of dollars out of Argentina for roughly two years, a victim of the country’s ongoing financial crisis, Variety has learned.
It’s an issue that plagues all U.S. companies, but is particularly problematic to the entertainment business as it has struck one of the biggest markets for film in Latin America.
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Alex Aldea is the founder of The Paragon Collective podcast network, which produces Ice-T: Final Level, RuPaul: What’s The Tee? With Michelle Visage,and Kingsley’s Overexposed podcast. He responds to Carrie Battan’s recent article, “Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity,” in this great article, THE PODCAST IS THE LAST REFUGE FOR NO-ONE (embedded below).
Alex points out that Carrie missed crucial points about the success of podcasting: (1) It is an incredibly powerful form of media, does not insulate artists from scrutiny (as exemplified by Brandi Glanville’s recent scandal), (2) does have viral potential (as exemplified by Ice-T’s Dungeons & Dragons sensation), and (3) has become much more than the loosely based talk show format that the medium has been traditionally known for.
Check out the article for more information on the power of podcasting.
With the success of donation based funding through companies like KickStarter and Indiegogo,
Check out this great article on Indiewire that showcases the funding campaigns for 2014 Sundance selections:
I’m very excited to see the expansion of funding implemented through the JOBS Act to include equity crowd sourcing and the companies that are creating matching funds. Check out this article on Deadline:
This type of funding opens up film financing to a broader audience and more investors will increase the success rate of getting independent projects off the ground!
Frankie Knuckles, one of the founding fathers of Electronic Dance Music, has passed away.
The entire industry is feeling the effects of this loss.
In a ruling today, the NLRB has ruled that College Athletes are employees rather than just student athletes.
This decision will allow college athletes to organize and unionize – which means that the NCAA is about to start sweating and paying some handsome salaries.
For more on this topic, check out the story here: http://hosdi.eu/1hYMrb6
For those of you who’ve been following Tarantino’s battle with Gawker, here’s the latest update.