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Synch Licensing: Why Old Thinking Is Leaving Money on the Table (Opinion)

Synch Licensing: Why Old Thinking Is Leaving Money on the Table (Opinion)
Music is the ultimate good news-bad news business. Streaming is the future but it earns much less money than CDs, and although the live-music economy is booming, part of the reason for that is because artists have to tour — they can’t make money from selling their music.

Like the rest of the industry, synch licensing has good and bad news. The good news is there’s money out there — for artists, songwriters, labels, publishers. The bad news is that the current mindset of many labels and artist-management companies leaves money on the table — they pass on small opportunities because they only want big opportunities; or they don’t set up the infrastructure — in-house or through a third party — to capitalize on the smaller, quick-turn license market.

To recap quickly, over the past 20-odd years synch licensing has become one of the biggest sources of revenue in the music industry. Every
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 21 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS delivered the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 21 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Under My Skin, " and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and intense stuff go down when Sherlock and Watson join a huge manhunt to locate a vicious killer, and more! In the new, 21st episode press release: When Two New York City Paramedics Are Killed During A Kidnapping,Holmes And Watson Join The Manhunt To Find The Murderer And The Woman He Abducted. Press release number 2: When two New York City paramedics are killed during a kidnapping, Holmes and Watson are going to join the manhunt to find the murderer and the woman he abducted. Also, Holmes is going to learn important information about his recovery sponsor, Alfredo (Ato Essandoh), that strains their relationship. Guest stars feature: Fisher Stevens (Marty Ward), Terry Serpico (Wallace Turk
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Women in Horror Month PSA - Patricia Chica directs a Morbidly Funny Canadian Segment

Every year internationally renowned identical twin filmmakers, the Soska Sisters ("American Mary," "See No Evil 2"), invite you to bleed for an incredibly good cause: Women inHorror’s PSA for a Massive Blood Drive . Donating blood is something many people find off-putting and terrifying. By using humor, innovation, and provocative imagery, this PSA will encourage viewers to face their fears and donate to the cause.

For this occasion, the Soska Sisters are launching an anthology of horror shorts directed by celebrated women filmmakers from around the world.

Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. The collaborative vision is a world wherein all individuals have equal opportunity to create, share, and engage in freedom of expression.

The Soska Sisters and Women in Horror have invited award winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica to present her darkly comic short

"Ripe N’ Bloody" to be included in this anthology of films from some of the most innovative, unique, and irreverent female directors across the globe.

“I am a huge fan of the Soska Twins’ work, so I’m thrilled to be part of this project which supports two causes that are dear to my heart: the empowerment of Women in Film and Blood Donation," says Patricia Chica.

“I started getting involved with blood donation when my mother was diagnosed with leukemia in 2002 and needed a lot of transfusions in order to survive. It made me realize how important each litter of blood was for the survival of my own mother and all of the patients at the hospital who were suffering from similar conditions. My recent film"Ceramic Tango" dealt with the issue of blood and HIV awareness”, explains the director.

“This PSA is not only aligned with my purpose of making films that serve society and elevate the viewers' consciousness but it was morbidly fun to make! ”, concludes Patricia Chica.

"Ripe N’ Bloody" is a Canadian production that was written by award winning filmmaker-screenwriter Kamal John Iskander ("Jesus Comes to Town," "Montréal Girls"), produced by Patricia Chica, Grace Santos (Odessa, Silk), and veteran Byron A. Martin ("Serpent's Lullaby," "My Babysitter is a Vampire"). The short was executive produced by Tara Kurtz ("Blue Weekend,""Something About Her"), co-executive produced by Adonai Interiano of Hni Productions, and artist Morris Umali. Practical effects were created by Danny McCarthy of 800 Lb Guerilla. Visual effects were created by Henry Lipatov, Anton Golovchenko, and the crew at Fame Cube based in the Ukraine. Director of photography Imad Rhayem, production designer Gabrielle Giraud, and makeup artist Valentina Badaracco round out the production team. Starring Leonard Waldner, Stephen Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy, and introducing Marco Reilly.

An expanded version of the short will be presented on the festival circuit during the 2015/2016 season.

Patricia Chica (@PatriciaChica) is a Canadian/Salvadorian 35-time award winning filmmaker who has built a loyal audience and cult following internationally. Her films explore “dark” subject matter in order to find the “light” and frequently feature elements of psychological drama and suspense. Screening in more than 200 international film festivals, her films "Rockabilly 514" "Day Before Yesterday," "CeramicTango," and "Serpent’s Lullaby" have been enthusiastically received by audiences worldwide. Variety recently described her as “a prolific director of shorts and TV projects.” Patricia is attached to direct acclaimed screenplay Wolverine Hotel, a finalist at the Los Cabos Film Co-Production Forum and at the Oaxaca FilmFest. ( www.PatriciaChica.com)

Kamal John Iskander is an award winning writer and director whose acclaimed short comedy, "Jesus Comes to Town," screened in over 30 international film festivals and won 7 awards including the Cine Golden Eagle (Washington, DC) and the Best Short Narrative (Virginia Film Festival). Mark Bell, editor of Film Threat, called his work “a delight to behold.” Kamal is currently developing six other screenplays in various genres. "The Gospel According to Charlie" (winner of Best International Screenplay at the Oaxaca FilmFest) is his most personal work and a wild journey featuring characters from the outskirts of Los Angeles. (www.jesuscomestotown.com)

Tara Kurtz (@kurtz_tara) has worked in all facets of film development including production, location management, casting, and distribution. In addition to producing, Tara has extensive experience in talent management. Her feature credits include "Something About Her" and "Blue Weekend" for Cineville Productions.

Grace Santos (@Grace_S_Feeney) is an award winning producer and actress known for "Spun" (Honorable Mention -Producers Guild of America’s Weekend Shorts Challenge) and "Silk" (starring Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo of "House of Sand and Fog). (www.gracefeeney.com )

Danny McCarthy manages the Special FX Makeup and Wardrobe departments at Stu Segall Productions and Strategic Operations in San Diego, CA. He leads a team of makeup artists that have assisted in the training of members from every branch of the U.S. military and Special Forces as well as the law enforcement and first responder communities. As a graduate of the Tom Savini Special Effects School, he had the great honor of learning his trade from several makeup masters including, Dick Smith. (www.facebook.com/pages/800-lb-Guerilla/103539906441412

Synopsis

A man is kidnapped by a very strange family, and his fate is held in the hands of two kids.

Ripe N’ Bloody presents a shocking tale of the unexpected with a twist that reminds the audience that “It’s in You to Give.”

Watch the entire PSA below
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New Elementary Season 2,Episode 13 Spoilers & Clips Hit The Net

New Elementary season 2,episode 13 spoilers & clips hit the net. Recently,CBS served up the new spoilers and sneak peek,clip (below) for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 13 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "All In The Family," and it appears to be pretty interesting as Holmes and Watson think the Mafia may be involved in a smelly barrel homicide investigation, and more. In the new "All In The Family” episode, When a body is found in a barrel, Holmes and Watson are going to launch an investigation into the Mafia’s ties to the murder. Meanwhile, Holmes will attempt to make amends with Detective Bell. Peter Gerety is going to guest star as Deputy Commissioner Frank Da Silva ,and Paul Sorvino will appear as Robert Pardillo, a suspected mafia boss. Other guest stars will feature: Danny McCarthy as Detective Nash, Wendy Hoopes as Detective Annie Wozniak, Tim Guinee as Dean McNally,
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