Entertainment Technology Weekly Link Roundup #25 min read

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We know you don’t always have time to dig around the internet, so we’ve done the work of finding some of the best stories we’ve seen this week and are sharing them here for you.

Lighting

red alert call to action for the we make events movement

NEW DATE: #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART to Light 1,500 Buildings in Red on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 [Lighting&SoundAmerica] – #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART and #ExtendPUA represent a major call to action on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, imploring the US Congress to pass the RESTART Act (S.3814) as quickly as possible, offering economic relief to the Live Events Industry, which has been shuttered since March, 2020, putting millions of people out of work.

Sept 8: Attend The Live Design Virtual Master Class: Lighting [LiveDesign] – Live Design reintroduces its popular Master Classes series in an all-new virtual format.

Creative BackStage Lights “Livestream Learning Lab” With CHAUVET Professional [LiveDesign] – Accustomed to lighting and supplying production to large festivals and live music venues, John Garberson was concerned that the smaller livestream production area he put together in his company’s warehouse after the COVID-19 outbreak would limit his creative possibilities. He has since learned otherwise.

Film

Netflix’s ‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’ is Atlanta born and bred [AJC] – In this current pandemic world, escapism on TV comes in many forms e.g. documentaries (”Tiger King”), reality shows (”Love Is Blind”), films (”Palm Springs”) and game shows (”Floor Is Lava”).

Movie theaters begin to reopen in metro Atlanta [Fox 5 Atlanta] – The popcorn is popping again at some movie theaters in metro Atlanta.

Lighting Phantom Thread: Watch a 2.5-Hour Masterclass with PTA’s Cinematography Team [TheFilmStage] – When it comes to discussing his films, Paul Thomas Anderson doesn’t necessarily exude Terrence Malick levels of reclusiveness, but there’s a playful coyness to his interviews in which he insinuates he wants the viewer to have a pure viewing experience––whether that may be one’s first screening of one of his films or their 50th.

Atlanta’s 2020 Film Festival Will be a Drive-In & Virtual Format [Magnum] – In an announcement this week by The Atlanta Film Festival + Creative Conference (ATLFF), we learned that the 2020 film festival format will shift to drive-in screenings and virtual education events.

Events

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Drive-ins, parking lots bring live music back to Atlanta [AJC] – In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Melissa Ruggieri and host Shane Harrison discuss alternatives to indoor live shows at drive-in theaters and parking lots in Atlanta.

Virtual events are here to stay: How marketing automation keeps you a step ahead [ClickZ] – Nearly eight months into the global pandemic, in-person events have been resoundingly replaced by virtual ones – and they will occupy a permanent place in future marketing strategies. For businesses looking to grow and maintain engagement with audiences, a proactive virtual event strategy powered by marketing automation is a must.

Postponed Peachtree Road Race to be virtual event on Thanksgiving Day [Atlanta InTown] – The AJC Peachtree Road Race, already delayed by the pandemic from Independence Day to Thanksgiving, will now be held as a virtual-only event with people running on their own.

The Dos and Don’ts of Planning an Outdoor Wedding [Magnum] – There’s something irresistibly rustic and fairytale-like about having an outdoor wedding. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony in your backyard or looking to rent out a specific location, organizing an outdoor wedding can make this once-in-a-lifetime event all the more special.

Random

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Millions of Americans scrape by after benefits expire: ‘I lost everything’ [The Guardian] – Americans struggle to survive after $600 unemployment benefits expire and are left to rely on state benefits while waiting on Trump’s reduced federal benefits of $400 a week

Designing Doesn’t Stop, Even When Stage Shows Do [NYTimes] – Staying creative during the pandemic means setting the scene for a cat, a baby, a garden … or an Instagram account that makes Mom and Dad into art stars.

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? We Settle the Debate. [The Good Men Project] – We break down the criteria for a Christmas movie and find out if Die Hard belongs on the naughty or nice list.

We’ll be back next week with another roundup for you. If you have a link you’d like to be considered for our list, let us know in the comments, or reach out to us on social media!

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