Entertainment Service Industry – Whistle Stop Depot http://whistlestopdepot.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 02:51:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://whistlestopdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Entertainment Service Industry – Whistle Stop Depot http://whistlestopdepot.com/ 32 32 InterFace Phoenix Retail 2022 – REBusinessOnline https://whistlestopdepot.com/interface-phoenix-retail-2022-rebusinessonline/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 22:33:36 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/interface-phoenix-retail-2022-rebusinessonline/

Western Real Estate Business Magazine, Mall Business Magazine and the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce the InterFace Phoenix Retail Conference takes place in person September 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m In the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas.

Hear from leading owners/investors/developers, brokers and lenders/financial intermediaries on how the Phoenix retail market is recovering after the pandemic. Learn how retail has changed due to COVID, gain insight into market opportunities and network with industry decision makers.

The event will attract those who are Purchase, sale, financing and brokerage of retail stores as well as development/rehabilitation and leasing of retail properties in Arizona.

Panel discussions deal with the Economic prospects and challenges overlooking Phoenix’s retail environment; what retailers, restaurants and mall owners/developers need to know about changing consumer preferences; and which sub-markets have the greatest potential.

Topics to discuss:

  • What is the economic outlook and what impact will it have on the Phoenix retail market?
  • Where are the current retail occupancy rates? How are rents developing?
  • Where are reviews? Who buys? What types of retail properties attract investors?
  • Which retailers are looking for space in the market?
  • How is the tenant mix changing after the pandemic? How big is the demand for experiential retail and entertainment? How important is food in today’s urban centers? What role does pop-up retail play?
  • What are predictions for the future?
  • How has consumer behavior changed after the pandemic? How are retailers/malls adapting?
  • How do you differentiate your center from the competition?
  • What opportunities do tenants, developers and investors see in a post-pandemic market?
  • Which Phoenix submarkets offer the greatest potential for short-term retail real estate?

Who plans to attend:

  • Owners/Developers/Investors
  • Debt and equity providers and financial intermediaries
  • Retailers & Restaurants
  • Property managers, asset managers and operators
  • Institutional investors and fund managers
  • Special service providers and recipients
  • Leasing and marketing specialists
  • Investment Sales Broker
  • title insurer
  • General contractors, architects and engineers
  • real estate accountants and lawyers
  • retail service provider



For information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities, contact Scott France at 404-832-8262 x108.

The InterFace Conference Group will also host InterFace Phoenix multi-family conference on the afternoon of September 13 and InterFace Phoenix Industrial Conference on the morning of September 14th

Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines:

The InterFace Conference Group strongly recommends that attendees be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the event. The InterFace Conference Group will comply with all safety regulations in force at the time of the event.

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Anurag Thakur – Punekar News https://whistlestopdepot.com/anurag-thakur-punekar-news/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 09:20:59 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/anurag-thakur-punekar-news/

Pune, June 26, 2022: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur said that the rapidly expanding digital infrastructure in the country and the ongoing advances in the AVGC (animation, visual effects, games and comics) sector have the potential to Promoting India as the preferred post-production center of the media and entertainment industry.

Shri Thakur delivered the keynote speech at the National Conference on ‘Changing Landscape of Media & Entertainment 2022’ organized by Symbiosis Skill & Professional University in Pune, saying: “Across the country and in the US, a solid digital foundation for the AVGC sector is emerging The government has established an AVGC sector task force to develop world-class creative talent to meet national and global demand.”

The minister said the media and entertainment ecosystem is a future sector which is expected to generate Rs. 4 crore annually by 2025 and reach a $100 billion or Rs. 7.5 crore industry by 2030. He further said that the Indian government has designated audiovisual services as one of the 12 champion service sectors and announced important policies aimed at fostering sustainable growth.

The minister said the radio, film and entertainment industries have a huge job opportunity as we leap into the digital age of creating quality content. “Many job roles have emerged in this field – video editing, color correction, visual effects (VFX), sound design, rotoscopy, 3D modeling, etc. “Each job role in this sector requires specific skills and competencies. It is imperative that industry and academia come together and develop programs relevant to the needs of this sector,” he said. Thakur said the government is also exploring new partnerships with the private sector to ensure Indian students keep up with upcoming technology trends in the sector.

Thakur said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enthusiasm for technology has created an oasis of opportunity to give wings to youth’s ambitions, and the prime minister’s ambition to empower youth has been realized through the Skill India Mission, which aims to do so , train 40 million young people in market – relevant skills .

Speaking about the 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow project carried out during the International Film Festival of India 2021, Thakur said that several of these talents contributed creatively to the media and entertainment sector and founded some successful start-ups.

Speaking about the growing startup ecosystem in India, Thakur said even during the Covid pandemic, India is adding up to 50 unicorn startups, which speaks volumes about India’s entrepreneurial spirit. The minister said he hoped that more and more start-ups would also emerge from the talent pool of leading film schools such as FTII and SRFTI.

India as a global content hub

Thakur said that the content creation industry in India has experienced a massive boost with Digital India, saying, “With quality content, easy access and an eager audience, India is poised to tell its own success story and become a hub for the creation of.” to become content”. Thakur went on to say that going beyond our current focus on main characters, the behind-the-scenes technicians’ efforts should be properly recognized and rewarded.

Oscar- and BAFTA-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty was the guest of honor at the National Conference. He said educational institutions should revitalize the ancient Indian tradition of instilling wisdom in students so they can face the outside world, in addition to developing skills.

Emerging Opportunities in Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics, Opportunities in OTT, TV and Film Production, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Immersive Media Skills, etc. were the main themes of the National Conference. Among those in attendance were the who’s who of the media and entertainment industry, Dr. SB Majumdar, Chancellor of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pro-Chancellor Dr. Swati Majumdar, Vice Chancellor Dr. Gauri Shiurkar.

“Elvis”: How Baz Luhrmann depicts controversial connections to black art https://whistlestopdepot.com/elvis-how-baz-luhrmann-depicts-controversial-connections-to-black-art/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:08:19 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/elvis-how-baz-luhrmann-depicts-controversial-connections-to-black-art/
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In Baz Luhrmann’s new film, which dramatizes the life and career of Elvis Presley, a young Elvis looks into a juke bar in his hometown of Tupelo, Miss., and his jaw drops. Inside, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup sings while a man and woman dance together, their bodies in sync. Elvis is spellbound, falls silent, and then runs to a Pentecostal revival tent, where he makes his way to the center of worship. A friend chases him and tries to pull him back, but the preacher allows Elvis to stay. This young man is “with the Spirit.”

The scene is based on a story once told to Luhrmann by this friend: Sam Bell, who died last year at the age of 85. But the portrayal is clearly Luhrmann in all its conspicuous forbearance. The Australian filmmaker also musically frames Elvis’ spiritual awakening, later using a split-screen juxtaposing Crudup’s version of “That’s All Right” with Elvis (Austin Butler) performing the song as his debut single.

“I can’t stress this enough: you can’t tell the story of Elvis Presley without telling the story of black American rhythm and blues, the Pentecostal gospel,” Luhrmann said. “It’s just completely woven in. But I think there have been narratives of the Elvis story where that has only been touched on lightly or erased.”

“Elvis,” out in theaters Friday, makes every effort to highlight some of the black artists who inspired him, including Crudup (Gary Clark Jr.), Big Mama Thornton (Shonka Dukureh), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Yola ) and Little Richard (Alton Mason). Struggling under the weight of his growing success, Elvis flees to the comforts of Beale Street in Memphis, where he hits the clubs with BB King (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).

The white music icon’s practice of drawing from the work of his black contemporaries has fueled disputes for years over whether his actions constitute appropriation and what that means for his musical legacy. By making direct connections — like with the “That’s All Right” scene and another with Big Mama Thornton’s original version of “Hound Dog” — “Elvis” doesn’t necessarily diffuse the debate. Instead, it seeks to draw attention to a common enemy: an unjust music industry in an unjust society into which Elvis is thrust by his greedy, manipulative manager, Col. Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

This is the framework favored by Tammy Kernodle, a musicology professor at Miami University who often teaches about Elvis, whose mid-century career she described as “a case study of how Jim Crow created, but failed to create, these physical barriers in the South.” cultural barriers.” Growing up in poverty, according to Kernodle, meant that while Elvis was white, he spent his formative years among other marginalized people. He navigated “through the interior of a black community that most white people would not even have been aware of, not even in that area. He’s promoting not only the blues but also black gospel culture.”

The black artists who surrounded Elvis introduced him to a way of exploring the disenfranchisement he felt as a white man in poverty, Kernodle said. But the music business values ​​certain narratives more than others, and Elvis’ star rose in a white America that was “so scared of Little Richard, of Chuck Berry.” In Luhrmann’s film, while Elvis sits in a Beale Street venue entranced by Little Richard’s performance, BB King remarks that Elvis could make far more money recording the song than Little Richard ever could.

“So he appropriated it? Yes and no,” Kernodle said. “It’s not an easy question. It’s not black and white.”

Decades later, rapper Chuck D addressed the dynamic surrounding Elvis’ work in Public Enemy’s 1989 hit “Fight the Power,” describing Elvis as a “racist” even though he was “a hero to most.” While Chuck D later clarified his stance, telling the Guardian in 2014 that he “personally never had anything against Elvis,” he claimed that “the American way of portraying him as the king and the great icon is disturbing.”

“You can’t ignore black history,” Chuck D said. “Now they’ve trained people to ignore all other history—they come off with this homogenized crap. So in my lyrics for all of that, Elvis was just the fall type.”

Elvis, who Kernodle said was appealing to a post-WWII generation that “rebelled against those norms about culture and race and gender and sexuality,” specifically avoided discussing politics — even after he retired from his service in the US Army which began in 1957. Luhrmann said he didn’t blame Chuck D for speaking his mind, but that “I don’t know if it’s fair” to make Elvis a scapegoat for a racist system.

“I’m not defending Elvis as a civil rights activist,” Luhrmann continued. “He was never a political being. … Col. Tom Parker had it in his head from day one, ‘Don’t talk about politics.’ ”

Should Elvis’ legacy live on?

Luhrmann’s film strives to portray Parker and the ecosystem of people who rely on Elvis’ income as the villains of this story; If they hadn’t grabbed Elvis the way he’s implying, he might have spoken more openly about the history and rights of communities from whose artistry he has benefited greatly.

“Elvis” frequently marks the passage of time through news articles and press articles. It refers to Elvis calling Fats Domino – whose debut single “The Fat Man” became a hit years before Elvis first recorded with Sam Phillips on Sun Records – as “the true king of rock ‘n’ roll”.

The film also includes a brief but resonant portrayal of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, widely considered “the godmother of rock ‘n’ roll.” Luhrmann pointed to a recent Vulture interview with Yola, the genre-bending English singer-songwriter who plays Sister Rosetta in “Elvis,” who captures the tension here quite well: “The simple narration is ‘He’s the Appropriator,'” noted Yola. “No, the system is the damn appropriator.”

Luhrmann added that “there’s a big difference between pretending your art comes from a vacuum and following the journey or DNA of where your musical influence comes from.”

“It’s one of those tragedies and one of those beauties that Elvis kept saying, ‘I didn’t create that,'” Luhrmann said. “You know, ‘I saw old Arthur Crudup bang his box down in Tupelo. I thought if I could do that, I’d be a music man like no other.”

]]> Loaded Slate Bar in downtown Milwaukee is closing after 11 years, King Drive https://whistlestopdepot.com/loaded-slate-bar-in-downtown-milwaukee-is-closing-after-11-years-king-drive/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:40:35 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/loaded-slate-bar-in-downtown-milwaukee-is-closing-after-11-years-king-drive/

The Loaded Slate sports bar closed Sunday night after 11 years at 1137 N. King Drive.

The bar, known for its banquet tables and sports memorabilia, was a popular sports bar near the Fiserv Forum.

It was also known as a meeting point for the service industry and was popular for its early morning New Year’s Eve party for service industry workers.

“We’re closing our doors,” said owner Doug Daul. “That’s about all I can say at the moment. It’s kind of emotional.”

The bar also posted about the closure on Facebook.

The bar celebrated its grand opening in August 2011. It’s a veteran on the north side of the King Drive bar district, an area that has seen major updates since the completion of the Deer District next door.

The Loaded Slate was the scene of fatal gunfire in early April when a man entered the bar and killed Shannon Freeman, a 30-year-old father and City Lights Brewing chef. The death rocked members of Milwaukee’s service industry.

The suspect is charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

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Video conferencing market projected to be worth $19.73 billion by 2030: Grand View Research, Inc. https://whistlestopdepot.com/video-conferencing-market-projected-to-be-worth-19-73-billion-by-2030-grand-view-research-inc/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/video-conferencing-market-projected-to-be-worth-19-73-billion-by-2030-grand-view-research-inc/

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It is expected to reach the global video conferencing market size $19.73 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 12.5% ​​from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The significant growth is attributed to increased adoption of cloud technologies and video conferencing as a service (VCaaS).). The growing popularity of globalized working models has made video conferencing seemingly inevitable in several organizations.

Key industry insights and takeaways from the report:

  • The software segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of over 13.0% over the forecast period due to rising cloud-based subscriptions across multiple platforms.
  • Video conferencing services are being widely adopted by small and medium-sized businesses to rapidly expand their global operations by providing a centralized communication platform utilizing advanced technologies such as 4G, 5G and VoIP.
  • In terms of end use, it is estimated that the healthcare sector will see significant growth in the coming years considering the increasing demand for video conferencing solutions in this space to connect the distributed teams.
  • The market is also seeing notable growth in the education segment with the increasing use of web conferencing, audio conferencing and IM to stream live conferences and provide notes.
  • Several major players in the market are forming strategic alliances with telecom companies to gain a competitive advantage by offering quality services to the end users.

Get more insights from 171-page market research report, Video Conferencing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software), By Deployment (On-Premise, Cloud), By Enterprise Size, By Application, By End-use , By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030,” published by Grand View Research.

Video conferencing market growth and trends

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced several organizations to adopt remote working, resulting in significant demand for video conferencing software and applications such as Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Today, these applications play an important role in facilitating employee collaboration and accelerating digital transformation. The increased demand for these solutions is pushing market players to offer products with improved and outstanding features to gain a strong foothold. In 2020, Google LLC made its video meeting tool, Google Meet, widely available to stay competitive. The tool reportedly had more than 100 million meeting attendees that year.

In addition to business communication, video conferencing technology is also gaining importance for social interaction. The growing need to build an affordable, flexible, and scalable communications network for effective team collaboration, communication, and decision-making will positively impact industry statistics in the years to come.

The industry is also experiencing significant growth in the healthcare sector due to the emerging trend of telemedicine around the world. The emergence of the pandemic has drastically increased the acceptance of telemedicine solutions. According to a study conducted in 2020, the use of telemedicine increased from about 1% to as much as 80% in the areas where the coronavirus was widespread during the first pandemic period.

Video Conferencing Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global video conferencing market based on component, deployment, company size, application, end use, and region:

Video conference market – Component Outlook (Revenue, $M, 2018 – 2030)

  • hardware
    • camera
    • microphone/headphones
    • Other
  • software
  • Services
    • Professional Services
    • Managed Services

Video conference market – Deployment Outlook (Revenue, $M, 2018-2030)

Video conference market – Enterprise Size Outlook (Revenue, USD million, 2018 – 2030)

  • Large companies
  • Small and medium-sized businesses

Video conference market – Application Outlook (Revenue, $M, 2018 – 2030)

Video conference market – End Use Outlook (Revenue, $M, 2018 – 2030)

  • company
  • education
  • healthcare
  • Government & Defense
  • BFSI
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Other

Video conference market – Regional Outlook (Revenue, $M, 2018 – 2030)

  • North America
  • United Kingdom.
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • middle East & Africa

List of Major Players of Video Conferencing Market

  • Avaya, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.
  • Logitech International SA
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Polycom Inc.
  • Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Check out other related studies published by Grand View Research:

  • Healthcare Video Conferencing Solutions Market It is expected to reach the global market size for healthcare video conferencing solutions $114.46 million by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2021 to 2028. Key factors driving the market include robust urbanization and increasing penetration of telemedicine solutions.
  • Mobile VoIP Market It is expected to reach the global mobile VoIP market $145.76 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Grand View Research, Inc. The transition from circuit-switched networks to packet-switched networks is driving the growth of the mobile VoIP market.
  • Intelligent education and learning market It is expected to reach the global intelligent education and learning market size $680.1 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2020 to 2027. The demand for intelligent education and learning solutions is increasing with the growing population in companies and academia. due to benefits such as improved educational quality and easy access to educational content.

Browse Grand View Research’s communications services industry research reports.

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Polk State head basketball coach, incoming transfers inspired by accomplished dads https://whistlestopdepot.com/polk-state-head-basketball-coach-incoming-transfers-inspired-by-accomplished-dads/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:17:06 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/polk-state-head-basketball-coach-incoming-transfers-inspired-by-accomplished-dads/

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Father’s Day is one of those days when men and women from across the country reflect on the impact their fathers have had on their lives.

Polk State Basketball Head Coach Brandon Giles has perhaps the most recognizable last name in program history. His father, James “Josh” Giles, was the program’s head coach for 14 years and led what was then Polk Community College to numerous marquee wins and three state championships while coaching many who went on to play major collegiate basketball, including former NBA forwards Lorenzo Williams.

“Being able to sit in his chair and execute on the foundation he laid is #1 for my family,” said Brandon Giles. “I grew up in these offices. Some of the people my dad worked with still attend games.”

Gile’s passion for basketball came from his father. He recalls traveling with the team to away games as a youngster – not quite sure where the team’s journey was headed. Josh Giles died of a heart attack in 2002 when his son was just 14, but those who knew him see a glimpse of his son.

“I hear people say, ‘You’re your father again,'” Giles said. “They tell me they see it in my manners or even the way I wear my hat.”

When it comes to the Polk State program, however, Giles is far from alone in having a larger-than-life father. The 2022 recruiting class consists of a handful of players who also have very successful fathers.

Kenny Burns III is an incoming transfer from Division I Kennesaw State. His father, Kenny Burns Jr., has been an important figure in the Atlanta area for more than two decades. An entrepreneur, media personality, motivational speaker, and brand developer, he has worked with the likes of Monica, Jay Z, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, and the Spice Girls, among others. According to the younger Burns, his most important role is being a father.

Kenny Burns III and Kenny Burns Jr. take a break from basketball for a photo.

“My dad is a big part of me,” Burns said. “I’ve seen the trials and tribulations and the dedication he puts into it. He gave me the blueprint for what it means to choose your dreams and do what you love every day.”

Jordan Smalls, who previously played at Rider, is another Division I transfer with a savvy ‘old man’. Also based in the Atlanta area, Anthony Smalls is a Chartered Accountant working with clients in the entertainment industry. These included Outkast and Rick Ross.

“He’s a hard working guy who loves his family and has always been a role model for me,” said the younger Smalls. “He always talked about being ahead of the competition. He showed me that I can achieve anything I want to achieve in life.”

A young Jordan Smalls stands accompanied by father Anthony Smalls.

Another Division I transfer bringing his talents to Polk State is the 6-foot-9 AJ Hamrick. While Burns and Smalls fathers worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, Hamrick’s father, Adrian Hamrick, worked with a historically important unknown – the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a memorial that pays tribute to US soldiers and women killed in combat, whose remains have never been found. Guarding the memorial is a job reserved for US soldiers who meet the highest standards. Adrian Hamrick was the 366th Soldier to receive this award.

“I got my leadership skills from my father,” said the younger Hamrick. “He showed me how to be empathetic and lead by example.”

A U.S. Army ranger and drill instructor who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired Sgt. Maj. Adrian Hamrick was awarded the Purple Heart and inducted into the U.S. Veterans Hall of Fame. A community-minded veteran, the elder Hamrick was also honored by the NBA’s Daughters of the American Revolution and the Charlotte Hornets.

AJ Hamrick (centre) is joined by his father Adrian (right) and mother Nicole Smith (left).

“He was always my role model,” added the Charleston Southern transfer. “He showed me everything.”

As a father, Giles knows the important role they play. As a coach and recruiter, Giles says it’s often easy to tell which players have had a father in their lives. These fathers are often prominent in helping their sons choose a school.

“He was heavily involved in the recruiting process,” Burns Jr. said of his father. “Everything basketball goes through him. It’s good to have someone around to keep you level-headed. My mum is also a great help mentally.”

Giles has two sons, each with part of their father’s name as their middle name. Jrue Josh Giles is 6 and Harden James Giles is 2. As a coach, Giles says players who have father figures in their lives tend to be more confident – not necessarily as players but as people.

“And that’s nothing against the players whose fathers aren’t involved because that’s where we come in as coaches to help them in those areas,” Giles said. “Fatherhood is special; it’s real, it’s organic and it’s just nice to see how it works. When a father is not there, one can often see a lack of leadership or maturity.

“For some of these children without fathers, we’re really proud to help them and see them mature as people,” Giles continued. “You’ll be a man longer than a Hooper. We share that with them.”

As prominent as their fathers are, Giles, Hamrick, Burns and Smalls were encouraged to be their own personalities and make their own names.

“I definitely want to applaud what he did here,” Giles said of his late father. “I also want to build my own legacy and surpass what he has achieved.”

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Wipro : Eros Investments partners with Wipro to scale an AI and ML-powered content localization solution for the global media and entertainment industry https://whistlestopdepot.com/wipro-eros-investments-partners-with-wipro-to-scale-an-ai-and-ml-powered-content-localization-solution-for-the-global-media-and-entertainment-industry/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:23:12 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/wipro-eros-investments-partners-with-wipro-to-scale-an-ai-and-ml-powered-content-localization-solution-for-the-global-media-and-entertainment-industry/

NEWYORK | BANGALORE, India – June 16, 2022:Eros Investments, a leading global media, entertainment and technology portfolio of Ventures – Eros Media World, Eros Now, Xfinite’sMzaalo and others, announced today that it has entered into an alliance agreement with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE : WIPRO), a leading technology services and consulting company, to further develop and scale the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based content localization solution. The solution automates the time-consuming manual content localization process of captioning and dubbing with near-human accuracy, resulting in significant cost and time savings for global media organizations, post-production, and direct-to-consumer-over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms.

Eros Investments’ data science experts will work with Wipro’s technology team to leverage its Vantage solution, an AI/ML-powered content intelligence platform that leverages Google Cloud’s Translation AI service suite to deliver both Speech -to-text models’ as well as ‘computer-generated voice from text-to-speech’, including voice cloning, emotion tagging and speed synchronization in different languages. The first phase of automated translation (subtitling) will be available in multiple languages ​​including English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Malay, Bahasa, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Bengali. The “Use Cases” will be useful when training models to later develop the solution in other languages. Vantage by Wipro helps extract intelligence/metadata from various forms of content, video, audio, images, printed text and more.

The joint content localization service from Eros Investments and Wipro will be available to media and entertainment companies in two delivery models: platform-as-a-service and private cloud delivery.

“Organizations across the media and entertainment space are increasingly looking for solutions that enable accurate and true-to-scale language translation,” he said Victor Morales, Managing Director, Global Systems Integrator Partnerships, Google Cloud. “Wipro and Eros Investments’ content localization service, combined with Google Cloud’s machine learning capabilities, will provide customers with the functionality they need to deliver exceptional viewing experiences to audiences everywhere.”

“In a world where content is paramount and cultural and language barriers are breaking down, closed captioning and dubbing have become a crucial part of the video experience. It’s well known that ‘good subtitles can’t save a bad movie, but bad subtitles can ruin a good one’, and that’s one of the reasons we’re investing in a robust and automated translation solution together with Wipro. As the global reach of content grows , accelerated and accurate localization will be key to making quality original and catalog programming available to new global subscribers and viewers,” saidSWaneet Singh, Director, Eros Investments.

“With the ability to easily scale based on client needs, our AI translation solution is ideal for media companies looking to expand their global audience footprint. Our offering not only improves the accuracy of the translated content, but also reduces manual translation effort. This significantly reduces costs and time to market. Improving the ability of viewers worldwide to access and enjoy content from other markets will help drive global growth in viewership and the OTT platform as a whole, and we are extremely proud to support this effort,” he saidMalay Joshi, Senior Vice President & Sector Head, Communications, Media and Information Tech, Wipro Limited.

Wipro strives to continue collaborating with other leading technology companies to create user-centric cloud solutions that strengthen global relationships.

About Eros Investments

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Sony Music, Tainy’s Neon16 and Tommy Mottola found 22 Publishing Company https://whistlestopdepot.com/sony-music-tainys-neon16-and-tommy-mottola-found-22-publishing-company/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:25:01 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/sony-music-tainys-neon16-and-tommy-mottola-found-22-publishing-company/

Sony Music Publishing Latin has entered into a global partnership with Tainy and Lex Borrero’s neon 16along with an experienced music manager Tommy Mottolato start his new publishing house with the name 22 Publish.

The new agreement will help create opportunities for the company’s roster in music, film and television. 22 Publishing’s songwriting and producing team includes Albert Hype (Kali Uchis’ Telepatia, Shakira’s Te Felicito), Jota Rosa (Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, Selena Gomez’s Baila Conmigo), Gaby Morales ( Dalex’s “Hola” and Yandel’s “Deja Vu”), Ivanni Rodriguez (J Balvin and Tainy’s “Un Dia” and “Agua”), as well as up-and-coming talent like Rozo, Jodosky and Dylan Fuentes. Mottola also sees the partnership back in business with Sony Music, where he was chairman and CEO between 1988 and 2003.

“Our goal is to create a platform for producers and songwriters to build their brand and business beyond music. 22 will go beyond the maintenance of their music and catalog and give our writers the opportunity to develop their limitless potential,” said Borrero.

+ Pop singer songwriter Hailey house has signed a deal with producer Gregg Wattenberg Arcade Records in a joint venture with Elektra Records.

Following the new deal, Haus also revealed her debut single for the label, Flavor of the Month. She added, “I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with Arcade x Elektra to make this lifetime dream a reality. They made me feel supported and part of the family. I am so optimistic about our future!”

+ Anderson.Paak tapped industry veteran Crystal Miles to take over the reins of his newly founded label Apeshit as general manager. Miles is a longtime partner of .Paak’s and works on their day-to-day management team.

In her new role, Miles will oversee business development for the label, as well as running music and management initiatives. Apeshit signed a deal with Universal Music Group in November 2021 and was quick to announce jazz duo Domi and JD Beck as their initial signers.

In nominating Miles to her new role, Paak said, “Krystal has been my ride or die for years. When they see me, they see her, and I’m so proud to see her grow into leadership. This is just the beginning of their incredible journey and I am honored to be a part of it.”

+ Domino records has a new electronic/dance imprint called smugglers way with French house music figures Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon.

The duo also have a new collaborative EP, Step By Step, due out in late June, which features a collaboration with Panda Bear. This will be Falcon’s first original music release in almost 20 years. Domino Records will also be re-issuing Braxe’s 2005 French house compilation The Upper Cuts later this year, complete with new and unreleased material.

+ song clip has entered into a multi-year global strategic partnership with Universal Music Group and Universal Music Publishing Group. They will integrate music from UMG and UMPG’s global artist and songwriter roster “as a feature” into consumer applications and across global social platforms to manage and facilitate search, catalog and compliance, licensing, royalty payments and reporting. Songclip’s suite of technologies ensures that all music is properly tracked and licensed.

“Our ongoing, high-level relationship with Songclip allows us to expand our reach in the digital ecosystem with appropriate management and monetization for our artists’ music intellectual property,” said Michael Nash, Executive VP, Digital Strategy, UMG.

+ you records is the newly formed record label of Asanni Armon and Sergio Rivera focused on providing opportunities in music for black trans artists. According to the announcement, Them Records is dedicated to identifying and developing Black trans artists across genres to give them the skills needed to pursue sustainable creative careers. Including Armon and Rivera, the label has signed six artists so far: Demi Vee, Rapture and the Holy, Underground and Sunchild.

+ BRIC, the organization best known for supporting the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, has announced Wes-Jackson as their newly appointed president of the organization, effective July 18. Jackson began his career producing concerts for Nas, The Roots, Dave Matthews Band, The Fugees and A Tribe Called Quest. His first company, Seven Heads Entertainment, helped launch the careers of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Talib Kweli, El-P (Run the Jewels), Common and others. Jackson later founded and directed the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, an annual event that ran for 15 years with the aim of honoring hip-hop culture and the borough of Brooklyn.

“Wes Jackson is a thinker and a doer. We are inspired by his approach to leadership, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, public service, creativity, relentlessness, science, integrity and curiosity, and his love of Brooklyn. Leading BRIC into its bright and evolving future while embracing transformation, growth and innovation will be an extension of his life’s work,” said Michael Liburd, Chief Executive Officer of BRIC.

+ Epic Records promoted Dylan Brewer to Vice President of Marketing and Experiential, as announced by Executive Vice President and Marketing Director David Bell. Brewer will be based at Epic’s Los Angeles headquarters.

Brewer joined Epic in 2018 as Marketing Director, where he led marketing strategy for Ozzy Osbourne, Madison Beer, Bakar, BEAM, AG Club, Headie One, J Hus and many others. He began his career at Google, where he worked on music initiatives with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, The 1975 and The Kooks. He then moved to digital marketing at Def Jam, running campaigns for Justin Bieber, Pusha T and more.

Bell said, “Dylan is a world-class marketing executive with an unparalleled vision for innovation and creativity. He continually pushes the envelope on each project to ensure the campaigns are tailor-made for the artist and their fans. Having worked with Dylan from the beginning of his career, I’m honored to announce this well-deserved promotion.”

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The Navajo mystery series Dark Winds searches for true stories https://whistlestopdepot.com/the-navajo-mystery-series-dark-winds-searches-for-true-stories/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:25:49 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/the-navajo-mystery-series-dark-winds-searches-for-true-stories/

LOS ANGELES — Robert Redford and George RR Martin are the big names behind Dark Winds, but they’re not the most important.

This award goes to the Native American creators and actors who made sure the AMC mystery series corresponded to the Native American experience and enduring culture that has been largely snubbed or ruthlessly caricatured by Hollywood.

This time around, the storytelling is “an inside job,” said director Chris Eyre, leading to what he describes as “Southwest Native American film noir.”

Based on Tony Hillerman’s beloved novels starring Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, AMC’s “Dark Winds” puts the newly formed lawyers in a double homicide case that could be linked to a brazen heist of an armored car.

The investigation and what underlies it is compelling, but like Hillerman’s books, Dark Winds stands out for its intricate mix of nuanced characters and relationships, spiritual traditions, and the devastating toll of ingrained inequality.

The final aspect is poignantly illustrated by a midwife’s warning to a pregnant woman to avoid a hospital birth or risk unwanted sterilization, a reflection of what Native Americans were experiencing in the show’s 1970s, producers said. (A 1976 study by the U.S. General Accounting Office found that women under the age of 21, among others, were sterilized despite a moratorium.)

“Much of our history is based on oral tradition,” said Zahn McClarnon, the Lt. leaphorn is playing. “We’ve been telling our stories for thousands of years … I think the television industry is finally seeing that and realizing that we have our own stories and they’re rich, deep stories.”

“Dark Winds,” which debuts Sunday on AMC (9 p.m. EDT) and streaming service AMC+, is steeped in the sheer grandeur of New Mexico, where it was largely set and filmed.

“During the day the landscape is just beautiful. At night it turns into something else, it gets intimidating that there’s so much land out there,” Eyre said. “That’s what the show is about, about this beautiful paradox of this world that we’ve never seen before, this mystery.”

The series is executive produced by actors and filmmakers Redford and Martin, of ‘Game of Thrones’ book and television fame. Viewers may remember a 2002 miniseries starring Leaphorn and Chee that Redford produced. Martin is new to the mix, but not to Hillerman’s work—both New Mexico residents, they were part of a writers’ circle that met regularly in Albuquerque.

The PBS series Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries, filmed before authenticity became a serious concern in Hollywood, was notable for its Native American cast and a Native American director — Eyre, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who shared direction.

But “Dark Winds” also boasts almost all of the native typists, with one exception. Eyre (“Friday Night Lights,” “Smoke Signals”) directed the entire series, and creator and executive producer Graham Roland is Chickasaw.

The cast includes prominent local actors, including McClarnon (“Fargo,” “Longmire”); Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga franchise) as Chee; Jessica Matten as Police Sgt. Bernadette Manuelito and Deanna Allison as Leaphorn’s wife Emma.

Their resumes and performances debunk long-standing industry complaints about a shortage of experienced local actors.

“I’ve heard that excuse before,” Roland said. “As we got down to casting, we realized that the Native American talent pool is way bigger than I ever imagined… Everyone on the show is amazing.”

Roland (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Fringe) was linked to the proposed series in 2019, before the recent boom in shows starring Native Americans, including Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls.

“What was unique about it was the ability to tell a story in the native community without having a white character bring you into the community and experience it from the white character’s perspective,” Roland said. Instead, the perspective is that of the native character “who grew up there, lived there, and oversees that environment.”

US television has been slow to embrace the diversity game, but it’s a welcome addition, said Canadian-born Matten, who is Red River Metis-Cree.

“Canada has been very, very generous in giving native storytellers a platform for about a decade. However, the reach we have is very limited compared to what the US can give,” she said. “Being a part of ‘Dark Winds’ means a lot because after all, I get to be a part of something that has this reach.”

For Gordon, the show is a chance to “shatter all those expectations and stereotypes that have always been attributed to us.” He said the release of the trailer alone has prompted blood-pressurizing comments calling the show unreal because it avoids hackneyed depictions of indigenous people.

“We’re trying to portray these people (characters) in a way we’ve never seen before, so it’s a great opportunity,” the actor said.

The decision to leave history in the 20th century proved to be the right one for Eyre and Roland.

“If you drill into the bottom of the actual reservation … there are places that to this day have no power. There are communities that don’t have water, that don’t have cell service,” Eyre said. “It’s ironic that so much has changed and so little.”

G FUEL and Blizzard Entertainment are charging the undead hordes together with a brand new flavor, G FUEL Health Potion! https://whistlestopdepot.com/g-fuel-and-blizzard-entertainment-are-charging-the-undead-hordes-together-with-a-brand-new-flavor-g-fuel-health-potion/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://whistlestopdepot.com/g-fuel-and-blizzard-entertainment-are-charging-the-undead-hordes-together-with-a-brand-new-flavor-g-fuel-health-potion/

G FUEL’s Health Potion Collector’s Boxes model the six most important Diablo® Immortal™ Courses all available on GFUEL.com while supplies last.

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