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Sundance Institute unveils Music and Sound Design Lab fellows

Sundance Institute unveils Music and Sound Design Lab fellows
Independent artists Kris Bowers, Germaine Franco, Danielle Eva Schwob and Jeremy Turner are among the select few for this summer’s Music and Sound Design Labs held at Skywalker Ranch in northern California.

This is the third year that Skywalker Ranch will host the Music and Sound Design Labs, a joint initiative between the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program and Feature Film and the Film Music Program and Documentary Film Program.

The Music and Sound Design Labs provide workshops and creative exercises for composers, directors and sound designers to collaborate on the process of designing a soundtrack for film.

“This year’s fellows include an outstanding group of composers whose work will deepen and enrich the experience of the diverse personal stories being told by these fiction and documentary filmmakers,” said Sundance Institute Film Music Program director Peter Golub.

Skywalker Sound is the perfect space for composers, filmmakers and sound designers to come together to explore
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Amazon creates 2,000 UK jobs following Kindle Fire HD reveal

Amazon creates 2,000 UK jobs following Kindle Fire HD reveal
Amazon has announced plans for a mass recruitment in Britain following the unveiling of its Kindle Fire HD. The online retailer is setting up three new 'fulfilment centres' in Britain in a move that will create 2,000 jobs. Customer orders are processed and packaged at Amazon's fulfilment centres, and with its business on the rise, the internet giant is targeting expansion in the territory over the next 24 months. "We have created thousands of jobs in the UK over the last few years and are delighted to announce that we plan to create thousands more in the next 24 months," said Amazon UK managing director Christopher North. "Our recruitment team has been exceptionally busy recently hiring hundreds of employees at the Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre and they (more)
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[SXSW Review] Frankie Go Boom

Jordan RobertsFrankie Go Boom is, above all, a good time. There’s many ways a comedy like this can fail, most run out of steam after promising first act, but this one keeps reinventing itself, throwing another wrench in gears. And the crowd I saw it with seemed to agree most of what’s thrown up lands with big laughs.

Frank (Charlie Hunnam) has been humiliated his entire life by his older brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd), an aspiring filmmaker, and Frank’s embarrassments from the age onward to his wedding has been lensed by Bruce. Both men have ticks and shortcomings, Frank is a recently divorced writer working from a camper in Death Valley and he’s called back to the suburbs by his parents for Frank’s home coming from rehab. They criticize Frank’s life decisions while giving Bruce a free pass for his past indiscretions.
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Take That Named Amazon's Best-Selling Music Act

British pop stars Take That have fought off competition from The Beatles and Michael Jackson to be named the best-selling music act ever on website Amazon.co.uk. The group's latest record, "Progress", has dominated Britain's album chart since it was released last month and has gone on to sell more than 1.8 million copies.

Combined with sales of previous discs, Take That have topped the online retailer's music rundown to find the best seller since the site launched in 1998. The Beatles came second on the list, while Michael Jackson was third.

Christopher North, Amazon's vice president of media, says, "(It) is testament to the continued and growing popularity of Take That." The band's latest offering marked their first record with Robbie Williams since he left the line-up in 1995.
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Miley Cyrus Shoots 'Sex and the City 2'

It's a fashion faceoff! Miley Cyrus and Kim Cattrall were snapped filming a scene for the "Sex and the City" sequel -- and the stars were wearing the same dress!

In the scene, the two stars attend the premiere of Smith Jerrod's (Jason Lewis) new movie at the famed Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. A poster on the set reveals the name of the movie will be called "Heart of the Desert."

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