Entertainment Industry Roundup – July 26th

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Giving credit where credit is due, The Anonymous Production Assistant Blog is top notch if you want to work in film.

I love to give credit to small blogs that provide valuable content, so this week I’m going to exalt the greatness of the “Anonymous Production Assistant Blog”.

If you desire a career in film chances are you’ll start out at the bottom… as a Production Assistant, an ambiguous term that means you’ll do everything that no one else with more experience wants to do on set.

As the site owner puts is (who you guessed it, is anonymous) it’s ‘A View of Hollywood from the Bottom‘.

Forgetting the bottom feeder analogy for a minute, the site always provides true insight that isn’t taught in the classroom and can only be learned through experience. All of the topics come from real people asking real questions and then broken down into actionable advice.

It’s a simple concept, but it really works.

Without further ado, here’s our top ten of the week from the Entertainment Industry in no particular order:

What Younger Fans Want – Bobby Owsinski breaks down the results of an MTV study on what younger fans want from their favorite musical artists. I find this fascinating since radio, in my mind, is at a crossroads having to figure out how to stay relevant to a generation of iPad, iPod, streaming audio and on demand viewership.

The Future of Radio: An Interview with Radio Consultant Fred Jacobs:  A recent study conducted by Audiometrics concluded that only 3% of teens in the United Kingdom consider radio as their favorite way to consume audio. 36% prefer their smartphone, 35% their Ipod, 16% their laptop. Radio consultant Fred Jacobs helped me understand what radio has to do to stay relevant moving forward.

Top Ten for Streaming and Broadcast Radio are Different – I found myself discussing the ‘future of radio’ a great deal this week, this piece of research from Jennifer Lane’s Audio4Cast blog really hit home. Seven of the songs on Radio’s top ten played list are not on the Streaming top ten. Does this prove that radio is missing the mark? Find out what Jennifer concludes.

Becoming a Radio Journalist: From Joe Moser to Macklemore , find out why the art of story-telling has helped craft Linda Thomas’ radio career.

What the Hell is a Purchase Order? The anonymous production assistant does it again – giving incredible real life advice to those getting started in the film industry. Keep up with this anonymous person’s blog – you’ll learn important things that aren’t taught in the classroom.

ryan gosling new star wars movie

I swore I’d never write about Ryan Gosling… but if it helps me see the new Star Wars movie, well, that’s different.

Forget Google TV, ‘Chromecast’ connects every device (and Netflix) straight to TV  Cory Bergman from Lost Remote seems bullish on Google’s new Chromecast technology. Writes Bergmen, “Apple has offered AirPlay for the last couple years, but Chromecast blows it out of the water.” Find out why he thinks so.

NY Times an Wall Street Journal have Ambitious Video Plans– Most print journalism outlets have viewed online video as an accompaniment to what they have already reported, but the NY Times and Wall Street Journal have a different idea in mind for their video platforms, explains Alex Weprin from TVNewser.com

Remembering Helen Thomas – Helen Thomas, an icon in political journalism passed away this week and RTDNA does a very nice retrospective.

Sports Social Media Jobs on the Rise: Tips on how to join the fastest growing segment of the sports industry. In 2004 there was just 1 job posted on WorkinSports for social media, in 2013 we’re on pace for over 1900! Get on board.

Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron met with Disney about Star Wars – I really hope JJ Abrams casts Gosling in the new Star Wars movie, that way there is actually a chance my wife will allow it on date night.

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the broadcast media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, you should.