Mark Zuckerberg has just been named Time Magazine‘s person of the year, so my Twitter feed tells me, via Time’s twitter feed, via a link to Time’s Stumble Upon account. Boy is Time really working all social media distribution info-sharing services to do a Mark Zuckerberg butter-up job and get in on the Facebook audience bases good books. I kid. Rick Stengel is a good editor for Time, so how can I knock this man.
Here’s ten reason’s based on an essay from Time Magazine’s managing editor Mr. Stengel on why Zuckerberg is tops:
1. Zuckerberg is at the center of connection shifts with people: “The way we connect with one another and with the institutions in our lives is evolving.” Zuckerberg is on it.
2. Many people are wary of politicians due to too many mistakes, that fried the majority. Politicians are seen as greedy sharks, raping the golden goose more often than not these days: “There is an erosion of trust in authority, a decentralizing of power and at the same time, perhaps, a greater faith in one another.” Zuckerberg caught this wave as leaders didn’t catch the trend.
3. Identity and the way identity is shaped and shapes culture has shifted with an acceptance that there is less privacy: “Our sense of identity is more variable, while our sense of privacy is expanding. What was once considered intimate is now shared among millions with a keystroke,” Stengel writes. Zuckerberg made it possible for people to express aspects of personality easier and with an allusion of a certain degree of control. It is an allusion, although the average Facebook user feels ‘safe’ on Facebook’s website, often more safe than what a job situation or politicians are offering them, away from their computers and Facebook accounts. Weird. How much information Facebook sells to governments without people knowing, makes Facebook even more interesting. Zuckerberg at this juncture though is seen as safe by Facebook members.
4. People see him as “The Architect”: “He is both a product of his generation and an architect of it.”–He is leader who gave more to shape his generation than to be shaped by others in it. Or in other words, he went wide and appealed to the little person, to become a cultural hero and leader of the masses he facilitates.
5. Facebook is its ‘own nation’ of 1/10th of the World’s Population a part of it. Zuckerberg its President: “A billion new pieces of content are posted on Facebook daily. (more…)
E.M – has this funny pic about how 3D glasses should be used
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.8.10~
Game changers are people who altar the way people think, communicate, do things. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences leads it’s “For Your Consideration” campaign charge with these two posters of potential nominees.
Inception by Christopher Nolan and The Social Network. “A Game Changer and An American Landmark.” True that.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com. Hollywood California USA. 12.6.10~
Guess what? I noticed that we can buy the Ali tin tote to take to your office for lunch every day, while wearing a suit a tie.
It’s kind of rocking good hot–in a who you lunch with, knock out, corporate way. Like, if you have a lunch box tote like this–you’d better be lunching with the right people and not a bunch of pretentious time wasters. It’s what this tote symbolizes to me anyway.
Go here to Ali’s official website to buy it for your office team and their lunches in creating a team of champions at your unique box office. It’s purchasable for only $15. What a score! Go here. American history at its finest.
Ali was an original American Lord of the Ring! A civil rights champion for the world not just America. As a Maori-Kiwi I totally dig it. The tote holds meaning to me.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.5.10~
A Miranda Kerr Post as Sun Capp Art – These ladies are ambassadors that matter. They are seen each year by a billion plus people on the planet. They are visible. As international ambassadors they are given the title of “angel.” An angel is a “messenger.” With all their wings aflutter–(feather creations as fashion accessories) they are a reminder of–what’s your message for the world? And to strut it out.
True fact: All the models that walk the runway of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show each year are called “Runway Angels.” The elite representatives for America’s most favorite fashion show each year and spokespeople of the brand are called “Victoria’s Secret Angels.” They’re in another league of hotness. They’re like Charlies Angels –the TV Show once made here in California–as global representatives.
Their selection reads like a line up of G20 Summit leaders or a UN Summit meetings best representatives. They stem from many nations. In the current line up is:
Miranda Kerr of Australia, PINK spokesmodel 2006-8 and now ongoing. Featured here for Heavenly Kiss launch.
Doutzen Kroes of The Netherlands via Vsalla Acess Victoras Secret.
Behati Prinsloo of Namibia–since 2008.
Rosie Huntington Whitely UK, selected 2010
Candice Swanepoel of South Africa, selected 2010
2010′s American trio – Erin Heatherton,
In 2007 Victoria’s Secret Angels as a star brand, were awarded their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are an elite group of girls–doing good things with their beauty and profiles. They join previous Victoria Secret Angels: Heidi Klum of Germany and America, Selita Ebanks of USA, Tyra Banks USA, The Brazilian trio: Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio. Karolina Kurkova and Marissa Miller and Lindsey Ellingson USA to name a view more.
Fun girls–all strutting their stuff for a good cause. These Angels all work for a company called The Limited.
Why are they so lethal and effective as global ambassadors? Their distribution model. More catalogues from The Limited than people who are in the US are created. More than 400 million Victoria’s Secret catalogues are mailed each year from head office, America.
The Limited is increasingly becoming a green thinking company: Under pressure from environmentalist groups, Victoria’s Secret’s parent firm and a conservation group have reached an agreement to make the lingerie retailer’s catalog more environmentally friendly in 2006. The catalog will no longer be made of pulp supplied from any woodland craibou habitat range in Canada, unless it has been certified by the Forest Protection Association.
Sun Capitol Ambassadors: The Limited sold 75% of its company shares to Sun Capitol Partners, Inc–a company that manages $8 billion in equity capitol with 245 companies and businesses worldwide that generate INXS of $40 billion each year. Sun Capitol Ambassadors have offices Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York, and affiliate offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
These Angels are Sun Capitol’s ambassadors of choice. Miranda Kerr is almost about to pop with baby no.1. Go kid!
~Information via Not The WikiLeaks Website. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
I saw that The University of Carolina is offering a Major in Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame. Pop music as a vehicle of leadership in nationhood’s direction is what kids want to study. Really a University should be offering science and advanced mathematics or physics papers in the US in an effort to close the gap on Education being an equipping tool towards being viable competitors in the future direction of a global economy.
If sociology is a lure to get kids into college to see what it’s all about, all good–perhaps they should be offering a 2 hour lecture in Rihanna Studies instead though. Kids would learn just as much, although Rihanna is not technically an American citizen. Although shaping American culture so much as an artist, rather humorously, her visa status is still that of an alien. She is the USA’s Alien Queen of the 2010′s.
In 2008, Rihanna was ranked in the top four on google New Zealand trends for the year. Her live performances in Auckland The Supercity were well appreciated from fans. A then relatively unknown American leader (to the-wider-world), Barack Obama, also made the top ten in this innovative and perceptive trend-spotting small nation. At this time, New Zealand’s current Prime Minister, was not yet ranked in the top ten (Sir Edmund Hillary was instead, at no. 7) yet Rihanna and Mr Obama were on New Zealand’s cultural radar of people they like.
As a comparison, Australia ranked Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith in their top ten and Mr Obama was not yet on the radar in Australia’s mindsets at all that same year in a significant way. Rihanna however (was ranked no.9 in Australia that year as a trend) denoting that she is a key figure and entertainer to the South Pacific and Asia Pacific territories. She was the only person of color in Australia’s top ten that year to ‘cross-over’ as an accepted trend, whereas New Zealand had 3 people of color trend that same year. It is fair to say, that as a star, leader and a cultural-architect artist of a modern world–that Rihanna is always a forerunner of the world’s elite leaders. This is her destiny as a person. Let’s look at what she’s gifted the American people, so far.
What would GQ be, without its Rihanna magazine covers in the US or Britannia? You need at least one Rihanna moment as your cover girl each year to be a successful men’s magazine. This girl is both pretty, tough and resilient in making a comeback when beaten down. She can also make a fashion accessory super hot–that all stars emulate and fashion designers incorporate into their styles of design. She’s the edge of trendsetting when she feels like playing the diva role.
She also gave America a powerful image of someone who recovered from post traumatic stress disorder of something unexpected that can hit a life in America, requiring a major rebuilding effort. Her Chris Brown domestic violence saga of the past catapulted Rihanna into superstar status. Resilience was added to her star exotic brand in that tragic moment of callous American mistreatment by young Chris towards a foreigner living and working in Los Angeles. That media moment was bloody awful. Thankfully Chris Brown has moved on from the incident too now, maturing from it also.
There has never been anyone who lived in Hollywood Hills, quite like Rihanna who has contributed to American culture in difficult years, offering hope or distraction or attitude or just good fun. She’s quite unique. Via Barbados and the Commonwealth, along with Beyonce she is the All American Girl inspirer of the last decade. Next year, I wonder if actor/ singer/ fashion sequer and stylist, Kat Graham, a newbie who is currently sporting top hats of British gentry of the UK, will get to land on GQ too?
In the meantime, here’s the hardworking Riri, amusing Britain with those looks. In the last 11 months, she’s just not stopped working. Respec. In fact Rihanna’s music accomplishments are second to none in America–she’s pop royalty and the Commonwealth’s black queen of pop. In 2008 when Rihanna performed live for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, she wore earrings reflecting the shape of the late Princess Diana‘s engagement ring, the same ring now being worn by Kate Middleton. With her symbology that constitutes pop star monarchy’s iconography, that millions of people worldwide follow–as symbols of empire that they think define them, Rihanna is always smart. Equally subtle as confrontation, a rare mix. Rihanna is a little naughty, she’s the only music artist to give the Queen a diva snear at the end of her performance, before she curtsied–an expression the Queen would never allow herself to do in public, even if she wanted to. The moment from Rihanna is cute.
Hitfix reports that Riri (who this blog is sorta named after too), is the no.1 charting artist of the millennium. The music website writes: “Only Girl In the World jumps to No. 1 this week, giving Rihanna her second single from Loud to hit the top spot. Two weeks ago, What’s My Name featuring Drake was at No. 1. Loud debuts at No. 3 this week on the Billboard 200.
Riri makes history. It is the first time (more…)
The latest from Bluewater Productions Comics, stable of cartoonizing famous people with audiences is this edition of Angelina Jolie in comic book form.
Now Angelina Jolie’s nannies can read Hollywood’s leading box office lady’s children relevant kids books while Jolie is at work filming her next movie. Jolie joins authors and film franchise visionary mothers, J.K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer as a Bluewater Productions comic profile.
It has to be said that Bluewater are looking after their Asia cross-over markets better than most companies, with Angie as their latest comic book profile. When you think about it, cartoons of Asians, of Jews, etc have been used in ugly war efforts of the past to demean human beings. To have stars put their hands up to be novel as cartoon ‘stereotypes’ is a good thing in light of this history. I’m all for it. All power to these leading lady lights, I reckon as cartoon books. The weird thing is, these cartoon characters as ‘super heroes’ of sorts, are– “real.”
Smart or a little bit spooky?
“That was cute for her. B*tches like her do sh*t like that. Talk on ho, it’s easy talk when them album sales aint back yet. Since you talking ’bout the history books, let’s talk about the fucking History books damn it. Bitch I got a grammy, bitch. I got number ones sweety. Source gave my last album 5 mics ho. What the [fudge] they give you?”
Alright–we all know that a feud grows a music genre with sales like no other method in America, so I love it from these girls today. Lil Kim all the way! And while we’re about it, where the heck is Missy Elliott at these days? She’s another good music songwriter.
Anyone whose survived what Lil’ Kim has in life, is a winner forever in my Hollywood Book. She is currently working on her new album, All hail the Queen. Too funny.
Since the $600 billion dollar bail out Lil Kim is in top demand. Reports the New York Times Biz section: “Exuberance made a comeback this year at Josh Koplewicz’s annual Halloween party. More than 1,000 people packed into a 6,000-square-foot space at the Good Units night club in Manhattan, a substantially larger crowd than in the last several years. The open bar was sponsored by Russian Standard vodka, and Mr. Koplewicz, an investment analyst at Goldman Sachs, was able to snag a big headliner: the hip-hop star Lil’ Kim, who performed dressed in a black cat costume. (more…)
Here’s Olivia Wilde promoting her new movie role Tron: Legacy via The Life Files. As a box office girl in training for Hollywood in the future, along with Megan Fox in the tradition of Angelina Jolie, everything that Fox won’t do, Olivia will do as a serious professional poser.
She’s mega popular in LA, if you look at blog stats. Wilde is always working the Hollywood producers party circuit to land the best roles. The hard work appears to be paying off for her, with a gain in confidence of Olivia holding her own film franchise roles now. Girl, put your clothes on! Jokes!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.23.10~
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These ads appear throughout the very sad and tragic, trapped miners news at the moment here in America, as a new robot replacement to aid rescue efforts has been requested from either Australia or America by the New Zealand government.
This ad example found on the website: World News Heard Now.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.23.10~
Some Justin Bieber today. Here’s the new 3D trailer for Bieber’s Never Say Never 3D film, that drops Valentine’s Day 2011. Um, let’s just say that this is the way to do Christmas retail marketing. Cut straight to Valentine’s Day next year and Christmas anticipation retail is in the bag. So clever.
The suspense of teens worldwide waiting for the day this movie hits is out of this world!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear are rocking it in their promotional poster of The Kennedys: The 8 part TV mini-series.
[Image courtesy of Cover Awards]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.20.10~
True fact: Kim Kardashian is a lot smarter than many A-Listed film actors. A studio doesn’t control her. She’s no one’s puppet and is in charge of her own brand. As we know, she’s a reality TV star. She’s just released her own credit card –namely for her kid fans. She’s on fire. Already she’s under fire though, by the haters who aren’t moguls like Kim is.
Here’s that sentiment today: Celent analyst Zilvinas Bareisis tells American Banker: “I am baffled — this card doesn’t seem to make sense at all, it appears to be targeted at teenagers, yet with ridiculous fees. If there is such a thing as a luxury prepaid market, then it’s not going to be the teens.”
Kardashian’s credit card pricing plan is listed as follows by Biz Insider:
James Franco has had a lot of attention lately. Quite frankly I’m not too sure why.
James sucked face with Sean Penn in the Harvey Milk story, to help Sean Penn win his second Oscar. He has good hair. He attends college to develop his brain off a movie set.
He has good hair. Did I mention he has good hair? Other than that, James is pretty much like any other American actor. He turns up for a camera. He acts in films. Appears on entertainment shows, like any other actor.
James also has had a one page ad taken out for him by one of the studios he’s repping in the 127 Hours movie as an actor in LA Weekly.
The ad was printed in full color. All of America likes James Franco. I’m still trying to figure out why. But he does have good hair. In fact, he has a great smile to match his good hair. Here’s that ad. And here’s some random dude in same said paper, advertising LA Weekly’s “war coupons-esque” marketing scheme. Too funny! Random unknown LA guy, did well to get a half page ad, meaning that this coupons scheme has a lot riding on it for LA Weekly’s owners.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
STEVE BURKE’S DEAR STAKE HOLDERS LETTER REVEALS MANAGEMENT CHANGES FOR NBC, COMCAST, UNIVERSAL PICTURES
An invitation to attend the Rugby World Cup 2011 should be sent to all of these people–Horiwood for Rugby USA 2010′s.
Major changes are underway at Universal Studio. New management has been appointed in a restructuring shake up of NBC, Comcast and Universal. Here’s the much talked about letter from Steve Burke today:
For nearly a year, we have worked hard to identify people from NBC Universal, Comcast and outside the two companies to form our new leadership team when the deal closes. Our goal has been to find people who have the skill sets we need to succeed and who reflect the values that will be the hallmark of NBC Universal, including teamwork, integrity, creativity and a commitment to treating people the right way.
We have also been very focused on putting in place the best possible organizational structure. To that end, we have created some new positions, changed the scope of others, and shifted some reporting assignments. We think we’ve developed a structure that organizes the company in the smartest way possible. (more…)
Ryan Seacrest is selling his Hollywood Hills home. When you’re a star in Hollywood, you don’t really look to a real estate agent to sell your home.
As Ryan proves today, you more look to the Hollywood Reporter to be your real estate magician. Check out these snaps of the Reporter doing that for Mr Seacrest today. Too funny. So Hollywood.
In order to curry favor with Fox Network’s popular appeal for entertainment audience markets, Daniel Miller was assigned to two Fox Show hosts, Ryan Murphy and Seacrest to do this story on their homes that are up for grabs.
The intro copy says: Murphy and Seacrest, both attached to music-centric hit shows on Fox, have listed their Hollywood Hills houses
LOS ANGELES, CA 90069
PRICE: $3.25 MILLION
SIZE: 3,210 SQUARE FEET
Seacrest’s home is more of a California Hacienda. The home, is complete, of course, with the center piece, a Hollywood Hills swimming pool. Seacrest has officially packaged the home as “The Ryan Seacrest Estate” though to add an extra million to it’s value, with a Hollywood title bestowed on it, after he exits this pad. It has to be said, now this is the way to sell a house. A+ Ryan.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Music is always a big draw. Look at a U2 concert to get my vibe on that one. Anyway, LA Weekly stepped up to the plate last weekend to make some real money with LA 101 at Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday, November 7th.
Post recession music and music events are even a bigger draw. Music lifts peoples spirits, through depression, recession, idiocy economists mistakes that the people have to brave and endure sweetly. Music is the cure.
In an age of social media, everyone is isolated on their computers, but music events draw everyone into one place. A safe place, of fun. No political agenda. Just fun and good music. For these reasons music events are kinda like the new church of the masses.
I couldn’t help but notice Music Events Marketing being done well this month in the City of Angels. Here’s 7 pages of advertisements taken out in LA Weekly. Local newspapers who are really events companies are smart, worthy of a rewind playout, I think for their clever.
It also explains why LA Weekly’ is so uptight about accepting news story pitches when you’re a publicist for anything that isn’t LA dining, Bar related or Music Industry related. Like real news. Lol! I mean in New Zealand, a newspaper is just that, a NEWS paper. Not so in the US. Like LA Weekly shows here, they are newsprint ‘shepherds’ leading lambs en masse to the ‘slaughter’ (maybe slaughter was too harsh… let’s try, the “happy musical tunes”) of their pied piper rent-a-turn-table wallet.
Oh, I included the sponsor’s page too, for any budding bands wanting to break into America or American bands needing support marketing themselves across the 50 gorgeous States of the USA. These sponsors have the mullah for music.
If you’re a band, ask your manager to follow the money trail. Or if you’re an ambitious band, get on the phone too and help your manager to help you, promote your music. :)
You’re welcome. UP!
Their new movie incites travel–creates a strong image of the American abroad learning new things. A minority in a new culture – whose also not afraid to explore new terrain. Think Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to get a sense of this Hollywood internationale vibe. In their new film The Tourist: “The story revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.”
That’s the latest from these two leading box office heavyweight kids of Hollywood town. I call them ‘billboard kids’ because, if you’re an actor on a billboard, you’re forever cast as a child in Hollywood.
Perhaps only living overseas, gives you the chance to grow up and live an adult life. Even if for a while, you are perpetually cast as a Tourist with an accent. As long as you’re on a billboard anywhere in the World but especially Hollywood, the town wants you to play the role of a child for it. Your job? To say: notice me, love me, play with me, go and see my movie for my high school (studio) I represent. Follow me.
A billboard is actually a physical manifestation of “twitter culture,” “facebook culture” even of a blog too with a following. A sign of our times in which we live, where people want their life to count, mean something, not get lost in an age of social media where –”visibility equates to credibility.” Period.
However, a Hollywood billboard is serious star status material. Money has been spent on the real estate. Billboard real estate is big biz in Hollywood, especially on The Sunset Strip of West Hollywood.
A-List actors promoting a movie, are like politicians campaigning for the popular vote of elections. When on a billboard, they just never appear to grow up. If you realize this, that there’s no escaping this rhetoric of any campaign that involves a media format (like a Hollywood billboard) — than the featured actors or political actors who never take themselves too seriously in this game of promotion, and who just produce images of fun (or beauty and strength as Angelina is here)–are the best at the game. Fun sells.
People need it. Always do fun bold pictures, I reckon. Can’t beat a smile in these times. Unless you’re Jolie, a pout provides variety to all of the smilers. She does it the best.
Johnny and Angelina are Hollywood’s two leading stars who provide star presence in the hood anywhere they appear. They know how to exist both within Hollywood and then go offshore and live their lives while dipping back in to Tinsel Town to make their money. They give Hollywood its current meaning as ‘A City of Stars’ even if they’re not here most of the year.
They’re ghosts, magicians in this regard, using billboard culture or the press to appear to be present. They’re the top of the pops at the promotions and publicity game. Big bucks.
I included trees with this billboard, because green is really the star of us all too. You know it. Enjoy the view in case this billboard never makes it to your town or your neighborhood in the world. You’ll always have trees beside you, as a reminder to think green to be a star too. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
To listen to the best live version of the SSB, that’s found here:
Lyrics: Star Spangled Banner.
Artwork: Burlesque movie poster, Hollywood movie marketing imagery, bus stop, Hollywood Blvd – Hollywood & Highland.
Artwork II: Reuben Patterson, artist – New Zealand. Artwork name: Lightning Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice, But It All Comes Down To You (2003): glitterdust on canvas (3 panels) total size 1014 x 3042mm.
Made in America and New Zealand. Pop Art.
Song words of SSB extra verse, follow after the leap:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.7.10~
ONE FOR FUN: It’s unofficial but official, New Zealand wants to abduct Hillary Clinton, and not give her back to America. She looks so good and happy in New Zealand as an American alien who does not look at all alienated. Hills looks like she’s been in NZ forever and loves it. She’s like a Queen gliding across beautiful and serene Lake Wakatipu. Again, what a fine AmBassador of the American people.
Can’t Kiwis in Wellywood keep Hillary that way, all the time? Smiling. With her dignified Camelot-esque cheekbones all upturned like smiley hobbit chops, smitten with Kiwi glee from laughing all day on Middle Earth royal rugby soil of 3D magic Adventure Land. Yes! Let the Kiwis do that for Hills and America!
Brilliant suggestions aside, Here’s Mrs Clinton, with (Heck Yeah!) Hekia Parata. Don’t forget, to vote Hekia for Mana Electorate if you live in Mana for a fun politician. Look at Parata smile. How could you not vote her in! Beaming.
Here’s an image too of respected broadcaster Charlie Rose. Either of these ladies would make a great interview with Mr Rose. Here’s also the marketing Blitz in Hollywood California with Cher & Christina‘s new show biz, show jobs, Hollywood movie. Colorful!
3x marketing power. Can anyone Keep Up With The Kardashians?
These girls have one very quick marketing game. Non-stop storylines, the media and world, can’t get enough of.
I wonder if they’re going to jet down to Rugby World Cup? Hope so.
~Image via Michael K. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.4.10~
“In a world full of despair, you must still dare to believe”–imagination: Michael Jackson, King of Pop.
Michael Jackson, earned $275 million posthumously for his estate. His star template for entertainment distribution and spin off merch – is still America’s star template all emulate.
GK Films are negotiating to develop a feature film around MJ’s Thriller.
GK are driving the film pitch but Fox 2000, Mandate/Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are bidding too. The film budget is expected to make $50 million.
The song’s folklore, involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in–is the basis of the film’s narrative’s plot line.
Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton is up in this mix too. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil is in talks to do two live shows based on Jackson’s music.
Montecito partners Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock are developing a film that focuses on MJ’s earlier years as The King of Pop. Peter Schlessel -head of GK films is leading producing efforts on this film idea.
While at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Schlessel made the deal for This Is It!, a big earner for SPE, and it is likely that GK Films will distribute Thriller through its SPE output deal. UTA reps Garelick and Reel Effects, while Paradigm reps Ortega.
This report via Mike Fleming.
My thoughts are – if MJ was using 3D film technology in his This is It! Tour visual arts armory — shouldn’t this film be shot in 3D, like the future of Bollywood film?
Distribution: If Hollywood wants a piece of India’s entertainment than this is a good idea. No other artist has been downloaded more times than MJ in India’s entertainment history of music sales. 24% of all songs in India downloaded are MJ songs. Really Summit Entertainment should bid big, as they are the leading ‘werewolf’/ wolf pack kids in Hollywood.
We live in an age of the 3D Jackson Estate still furthering entertainment models and distributon strategies for American Ent. I dig. Before Jackson died he was all about Thinking Green to save the earth’s enviroment – and he was doing this in 3D.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
JOHN KEY SUBSTANTIATES WELLYWOOD AS HOBBITSVILLE 3D COUNTRY AND A SUPPORTIVE TWIN CITY OF HOLLYWOOD’S 3D CINEMA MASTERY AND GREEN FILM LOCATIONS
Quote of the Year: “It was commercial reality. We did the business.”–John Key on bending Hobbit Law, to Warner Brothers recognition, of Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor‘s skills and preference to film The Hobbit 3D film in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s number one man, John Key shines in Hollywood today, with the announcement that New Zealand will restructure law, and contribute monetarily to help facilitate Sir Peter Jackson directed, The Hobbit films 3D filming and production in Middle Earth. This sends a clear message to Bollywood, Hollywood, Europe and Asia, that New Zealand is 3D film production fit for the 2010′s and beyond. Middle Earth is also the home of James Cameron‘s Avatar‘s 3D effects, filming and creation.
Via New York Times, Mr Key says: “I’m delighted we have achieved this result. Making the two movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but will also allow us to follow the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in once again promoting New Zealand on the world stage,” Mr. Key said. Video of speech can he found here.
“The industrial issues that have arisen in the past several weeks have highlighted a significant set of concerns for the way in which the international film industry operates here in New Zealand. We will be moving to ensure that New Zealand law in this area is settled to give film producers like Warner Brothers the confidence they need to produce their movies in New Zealand.
To structure the right deal to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand, new legislation is being introduced Thursday to clarify the difference between an employee and a contractor. The change in law would affect only the film industry.
Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Mr. Key said that the green paradise nation would offset $10 million of Warner’s marketing costs as the government agreed to a joint venture with the studio.
Mr Key also threw in an additional tax rebate for big budget films made in the country, making production companies now eligible for up to $7.5 million extra per picture–based on box office sales. New Zealand currently offers a 15 % rebate on money spent on major movies being produced within this paradise nation’s shores.
The UK Guardian reports that, had not Warner Bros and the New Zealand government come to an agreement, “Economists had said the loss of the production could cost the country’s film industry as much as $1.5bn and damage it in the long term.” Mr Keys also said via The Guardian, “”Making the movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders.”" A much welcomed break for New Zealand’s economy struggling with one of the highest E.E.C debts, currently. The news was much welcomed.
Although it is not know if any Maori and Polynesian actors have been cast in the film in key roles to date, the Guardian reports: “The Office star Martin Freeman set to portray the title character, Bilbo Baggins – a homely Hobbit who in Tolkien’s tale is bamboozled into joining a thrilling adventure by a wizard named Gandalf. Richard Armitage, of BBC TV series Spooks, will play the role of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves.”
Good stuff. What a day for Hobbit lovers of Hobbitsville entertainment. And not a bad couple of days work either from Prime Minister Keys in his role of Minister of Tourism too. That deserves a beer or three in Hobbit fashion. Nice teamwork for the Prime Minister, Warner Bros, and our two Sirs who create Hobbits and a film industry working for and in tandem while reflecting back to Hollywood, from the other side of the world in New Zealand. Teamwork and mastery of a win-win relationship. Super heroes are being made in New Zealand in cinema texts and 3D cinema –for the world. Let’s go China and 3D action Chinese films in NZ.
This report gleaned from an original report penned byJohnathan Hutchinson, Michael Cieply and Colin Peacock. [Image above: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing China's capitol, on July 7, 2010. Xinhua &Rao Aimin photo. New Zealand also grew diplomatic relations in Seoul Korea today, Michael Woodhouse Mp appears on day one in Seoul where he has toured Gyeonbok Palace. Does Korea have any 3 D films they may need made and told in Middle Earth too, one might ask? NZ is a busy Asian-Friendly and Hollywood friendly filmmaking nation. And on that note, let's go Bollywood in NZ locations, coming at ya in 3D cinema. Namaste! Haere Mai!]
. ~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.26.10~