Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation of size, culture and more
aThe problem it has is with Chinese unpredictability.a Still, said Stephen Tropiano, professor of screen studies at a Los Angeles-based program run by New Yorkas Ithaca College, U.S. filmmakers may find that they have little choice but to adapt to the new Chinese reality, particularly as U.S. box office take a $2.7 billion in 2012, 60 per cent from foreign films a climbs irrevocably past the current U.S./Canada figure of some $10 billion. Tropiano said there was no doubt that as Chinaas box office clout increased in coming years, so too would its already substantial ability to influence Hollywoodas decisions on film content. aThe bottom line for any studio is what its films do at the box office,a he said.
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European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood
31, 1926 review: aThe Jazz Singer is undoubtedly the best thing Vitaphone has ever put on the screen.a Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) a A true matinee feature, this story of an Egyptologist desperate to stop a Chinese power monger (Boris Karloff) from reaching the tomb of Genghis Khan plays on classic lines of good and evil, with the white European Karloff embodying the dastardly villain a complete with fake hooded eyes and faux moustache. Only the Chinese government got mad at the movie, feeling Fu Manchuas speech akill the white man and take his women!a was inappropriate. Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil (1958) a Thereas a scene in the movie Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, in which Wood complains to Orson Welles about the studio forcing casting decisions down his throat. aTell me about it!a says Welles (played by Vincent DaOnofrio). aIam supposed to direct a thriller for Universal.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance
The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present. In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included total carbon dioxide (milkshaking) regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab.
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In the midst of nationwide austerity, voices are growing louder that Hollywood also has to share Spains pain – a call also seen in other European countries. “The majors are going to have to realize that the Spanish market has changed a lot,” a source at RTVEtold The Hollywood Reporter . “The serious economic situation has forced an adjustment in the sector that the American companies haven’t experienced. But the time has come for each party to assume its responsibility to make the TV sector a viable market.” In 2010, as the full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to be felt in Spain, the government in Madrid banned commercials during movies and other programming on public broadcasters, hoping the ad revenue would shift to the nations ailing commercial networks. Spain’s treasury minister Cristobal Montoro now admits that the move (by a previous government) was a mistake. Hes called on all parties to “find a viable financing” model and has promised to find an additional $37 million through new sponsorship deals and advertising to boost RTVEs budget. Unlike in Greece, where the government temporarily shut down its national public broadcaster to save money, there are no plans in Madrid to pull the plug on RTVE.
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