CBS/AP April 16, 2014, 8:13 AM

"The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens."

"The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest."


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tribeca-film-festival-2014-gets-rolling/
 
 
David Carr / THE MEDIA EQUATION

"Yahoo, a company that seems like a permanent adolescent in search of an identity, is about to try a new persona: high-quality television programmer."

"According to The Wall Street Journal, the company’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, is “looking for series that are ready to launch and don’t require a lot of development.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/business/media/yahoo-rolls-the-dice-on-tv.html?_r=0
 
 
"It’s official: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as CBS’ Late Show host."

"The broadcast network has tapped the 49-year-old Comedy Central host to take over the late-night franchise."

"CBS has made a five-year deal with Colbert, which was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler."



http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/10/stephen-colbert-letterman/

 
 
Marc GraserSenior Editor@marcgraser

"In a shock to WWE fans, James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, died just a day after making a rare return to the ring. He was 54.
Hellwig’s death on Tuesday evening was unexpected, considering he had just appeared on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” on April 7, and was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame two days earlier on April 5, in New Orleans. “WrestleMania 30,” during which he also made an appearance, took place April 6, from inside New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Hellwig legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993."

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/wwe-ultimate-warrior-james-hellwig-dies-at-54-1201154642/


 
 
by MARTIN CONNOR

"The second thing is the fact that the money comes directly to me when you buy the album from me. It goes directly to my account. There is nobody taking their cut. When you deal with the music business, any artist—even the most indie artist—who sells their music at Amazon or iTunes, they’re only making 60% of their sales at the most. So 60% of something, I’m making 60 cents on every song that sells on iTunes, right? If someone wants to listen to my music streaming, for me to make that 60 cents, they would have to listen to that song 160 times for me to make 60 cents on that song."

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.2339/title.talib-kweli-talks-growing-his-independent-business-model-with-gravitas-/
 
 
CINDY BOREN

"Warren Buffett (or, more precisely, one of his Berkshire Hathaway insurance companies) won’t be handing over one billion George Washingtons in the Quicken Loans Billion-Dollar Bracket Challenge."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/03/22/warren-buffett-wins-at-billion-dollar-bracket-challenge-you-lose/
 
 
Legal Week
Author: IPKat 26 Mar 2014 | 09:54

"Seven years seems to be the optimum time it takes before content owners and service providers get tired of intellectual property (IP) litigation and settle. And, boy, is 2014 the year they are settling."

"In January, it was a seven-year long trade mark battle between L'Oreal and eBay before the UK courts (and the CJEU) that bit the dust. Last week, also after seven years of intense litigation, the behemoth case of Viacom v YouTube has ended, making the parties rejoice (we hope) while their lawyers look on despondently, remembering the good times"


http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/blog-post/2336340/the-seven-year-itch-billion-dollar-you-tube-viacom-dispute-settles-lawyers-despair
 
 
Laura Turner Follow @lkoturner | Feb 19, 2014

"It’s a good thing stories of drunkenness, incest, adultery, and bizarre tales of bears killing children for making fun of a bald prophet never made it into the Bible. Can you imagine what a mess that would be? I, for one, am glad for this whitewashed and easy-to-interpret book."

http://lauraturner.religionnews.com/2014/02/19/aronofskys-noah-whitewashing-scriptures/
 
 
"The Raid 2 director Gareth Evans found a good way to entertain fans after the premiere of his new film was cancelled at the last minute – by getting two of the stars to fight on stage."

http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/13/the-raid-2-sxsw-premiere-got-cancelled-so-heres-two-of-its-star-fighting-on-stage-instead-4558065/
 

The Oscars 2014

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