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Some Independent Movie Theatres Have Been Doing Great During COVID

For a certain sector of the exhibition business, things look, if not blazingly bright, at least cautiously bullish. While not immune to the forces that have affected the greater industry, independent theaters and art houses have managed to weather the challenges with startling success. – MSN
Tags: Art, Media, Audience


The “Immersive Transcript”, A New Way To Make Podcasts Accessible To Deaf Audiences

“Transcripts are hardly uncommon in podcasting but they’re often an afterthought, littered with omissions and inaccuracies thanks to automated transcription. … For their new show More Than This, Vox Media set out to create a podcast that could also be seen and felt. – Nieman Lab
Tags: Art, Media, Vox Media, Audience


25 TV Shows That Are Defining/Reflecting The 21st Century

These are the series that are both influential and significant, that have broken new ground, that have reflected life specifically in this century, or that have changed the culture of TV in some way. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Audience


England’s Theatres Are Open, No Masks Or Distancing Required, And Feelings Are Mixed

“How are theater fans feeling about this new normal? Has the pandemic changed what they’re seeing, and how they’re seeing it? We spoke to [eight] theater enthusiasts to find out.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, England, Theatre, Audience


How To Count Audience? Netflix Makes A Change

The streamer, in reporting its third quarter financials, noted that it will switch to reporting on hours viewed for its shows and movies rather than the number of households or accounts that choose to watch them. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience


The Returning Broadway Audience Has A Whole New Set Of Pre-Show Rituals

“Coming back has entailed a few adjustments: the ability to deftly juggle proofs of vaccination and photo IDs and tickets to get inside; preshow announcements that now urge people to keep their cellphones off and their masks on.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience


What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

You thought that you knew what you were going to say… Image Credit: Shandi-lee Cox I’m pretty sure that we’ve all been there: we’re standing in front of an audience ready to use the importance of public speaking to give a speech that we’ve practiced and then all of sudden, our mind goes blank. There’s nothing there. The speech that we’ve spent so much time practicing has suddenly packed up and left. This has got to be the worst feeling in the world. There has got to be a way to pre...
Tags: Notes, Forget, Audience, Anchor, Speaking, Blank, Eye Contact, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson, Deep Breath, Refocus, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Shandi lee Cox


How Opera Invented The Modern Fan

Theater impresarios quickly recognized them as their ideal audience: the true-blue fans who reliably subscribed to the whole opera season; bought programs, auto­graphed photos; and drummed up the anticipation and conversation that kept theaters in business. – LitHub
Tags: Art, Music, Audience


The Benefit Of Watching Horror Movies

People can derive pleasure from recreational horror, whether in a haunted attraction or in front of the screen. For some, it is about maximum stimulation; those people are the adrenaline junkies. But for others, it is about keeping fear at a tolerable level. Aeon
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The Benefit Of Watching HorrorMovies

People can derive pleasure from recreational horror, whether in a haunted attraction or in front of the screen. For some, it is about maximum stimulation; those people are the adrenaline junkies. But for others, it is about keeping fear at a tolerable level. Aeon
Tags: Art, Media, Audience


Rotten Tomatoes And Measuring The Divide Between Critics And Audience

The new Disney Plus documentary on Dr Anthony Fauci, which explores the personal side of the controversial figure, has a certified 91 percent approval rating from critics and a mere 2 percent from audiences. – The Spectator
Tags: Art, Featured, Media, Disney, Anthony Fauci, Audience


Spain To Give Every 18-Year-Old A €400 Culture Pass

The program budgeted for 2022 is similar to young adults’ culture passes established in France (€300) and Italy (€500). A key difference is that the money will be divided so that not all of it can be spent only on theater tickets or books or opera. – The Local (Spain)
Tags: Art, France, Spain, Italy, Issues, Audience


Country Music Is Losing Some Devoted Fans As The Culture Wars Rage On

The stereotype of country music lovers being only Southern and Midwestern conservatives isn’t really true — yet. As some industry stars take controversial stands on some issues (e.g., vaccines) and keep silent on others (George Floyd and BLM), some fans are turning away. – MSN (The Washington Post)
Tags: Art, Music, BLM, Audience, George Floyd


Boston Ballet Debuts Free Streaming Platform, Including Virtual Reality

ÜNI, as the site is called, wasn’t created to stream the company’s live performances: each work on the platform was choreographed especially for digital video, and a few of them includes VR versions that can be controlled by the viewer. – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Dance, Audience, Boston Ballet


More Than Half Of Biritish Theatres Have Gone Back To In-Person-Only Performances

“Research has found that 56% of publicly subsidised theatres that had at least one online performance during the first 18 months of the pandemic have none scheduled for the autumn season.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience


Progress: Italy’s Arts Venues Allowed To Open At Full Capacity

“After months of struggling with an income from 50% houses the Council of Ministers has decided that theatres, cinemas, and cultural venues in the white zones (and currently all of Italy is in that category), can augment their capacity to 100%.” – Gramilano (Milan)
Tags: Art, Italy, Issues, Audience, Council of Ministers


Is Releasing A Movie Only In Theaters Elitist And Unfair?

“How is it that a quintessentially democratic cultural activity — buying a ticket and some popcorn and finding a seat in the dark — has been reclassified as a snobbish, specialized fetish?” A.O. Scott has an answer to that question. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Featured, Media, Audience, Scott


More Than Half Of British Theatres Have Gone Back To In-Person-Only Performances

“Research has found that 56% of publicly subsidised theatres that had at least one online performance during the first 18 months of the pandemic have none scheduled for the autumn season.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience


First Time: UK Audiences For Streaming Beat Traditional TV

Out of almost a thousand 18-70 year olds who watch at least 5 hours of television per week, more are watching via streaming platforms than traditional pay-TV services, according to  . – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, UK Audiences For Streaming Beat Traditional TV


European Movie Box Office Down 70 Percent In 2020

European movie theaters suffered a 70.4% year-on-year drop to €2.6 billion ($3 billion) in box office revenue in 2020. In terms of admissions, there was an annual drop of 68.4% to 430 million tickets sold. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, European Movie Box Office Down


A Fire In London Means The UK Is Missing Subtitles And Transcriptions

The interconnected world can be a real pain when TV subtitles and audio transcriptions just disappear into the smoke – and Deaf and blind audience members aren’t happy. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, London, Media, Audience


This Year’s Turner Prize: Too Worthy For Its Own Good?

The prize was supposed to be populist, but now, and for the past few years, it seems to be idealist instead. ” The traditional criteria for judging the prize… seem to be out of the window. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual


How Did Fox News’s Right-Wing Late-Night TV Host Beat Stephen Colbert In The Ratings?

Not only because Greg Gutfeld has no conservative competition in his time slot. “Right-wing comedy has become both a viable business strategy and a crucial element of conservative politics. … Whether or not this comedy is to your taste, it’s working for Gutfeld and his audience.” – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Media, Stephen Colbert, Audience, Greg Gutfeld, Gutfeld, Fox News 's Right Wing Late Night TV Host


To Make Its Concert Halls COVID-Safe, Singapore Goes High-Tech

State-of-the-art filterless air purifiers and an “ionisation curtain” (a row of snake plants with ionisers attached to draw in aerosols) at the front of the stage are among the measures being taken to reassure live audiences. – The Straits Times (Singapore)
Tags: Art, Music, Audience


Adding Some Passion To Your Next Speech

Know why you care the next time you give a speech Image Credit: Anthony Easton So here is an awkward question for you to consider: why will you be giving your next speech? What motivated you to agree to give it? Were you picked to give the speech and really didn’t have any say in the matter? Or did you volunteer to give it? If you want to do a good job of giving your next speech, you are going to have to understand why you are giving it. Just to make things a bit trickier, there is ...
Tags: Motivation, Passion, Purpose, Audience, Speaking, Toastmasters, 2 - Organize, Jim Anderson, Connect, Authentic Voice, why ME, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Anthony Easton, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


3 Lesser-Known Benefits of Presenting with Confidence

Confidence is always a tricky subject to address. Especially when it comes to presenting. Have too little of it, and you lack authority. You undermine your message. Have too much of it, and you lack approachability. Again, you undermine your message. And yet, we know that confidence is an important factor when it comes to giving a presentation. So you can assume that I’m talking about a healthy amount of confidence here. Because when it is balanced, it is a really good thing for a presenter to h...
Tags: Confidence, Smithsonian, Logos, Audience, Aristotle, Speaking, Trump, Fear Of Public Speaking, Daniel Kahneman, Lewis Clark College, Presentation Science, Ethos, Aristotle Aristotle, Presentation Anxiety, Learned Fear, Pathos


The Ugly Truths Of Hollywood

“I couldn’t help but think about how the approaching opening of the Academy Museum — a space that will celebrate the work of these below-the-line craftspeople — is set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s labor strife with the union that represents these same artisans.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Issues, Audience, 09.26.21


Are NFTs A Bubble Or A Revolution?

Clearly, it’s not just visual art that is part of this market: “Virtually any asset could be sold for an astronomical amount.” – El País (Spain)
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, 09.25.21


London Arts Orgs And Audiences Are Jeopardizing Their Comeback By Being Lax About COVID

Mark Pullinger finds that, while venues’ staff may be masked themselves, they’re not requiring patrons to have face coverings or proof of vaccination (to be clear, they’re following the lead of Boris Johnson’s government), and he looks with envy at safety measures in Europe and New York. – Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Europe, London, Boris Johnson, Issues, Audience, Mark Pullinger


Do You Spend A Fair Amount Of Time On Facebook?

Then you’re more likely to fall prey to manipulative tactics. To put it plainly, crowds aren’t always wise. – NiemanLab
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, 09.13.21