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The New Second Screen: Live Theater Broadcasts

December 22nd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Download, Schubin Cafe, Today's Special

The New Second Screen: Live Theater Broadcasts

Recorded November 7, LiveTV:LA, Loews Hollywood Hotel, CA.

The Metropolitan Opera led the charge in live simulcasts to movie theaters but now pop concerts and other musical performances are following suit. Mark Schubin, SMPTE fellow, discusses how the Metropolitan Opera delivers a rich and compelling experience that has opera fans coming back again and again.

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Alternative Content at a Theater Near You, CCW, New York

December 1st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Download, Today's Special

Alternative Content at a Theater Near You (Nov. 14, 2012)

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Note: The audio for this presentation was re-recorded at a later date.

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Metropolitan Opera Hits Top-10 Box Office!

October 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

Actually, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD, the series of transmissions to movie theaters that began in December 2006, has hit the top-10 of weekend theatrical box office many times in such countries as Canada and the UK.  In the U.S., however, although the series, said to be the number-one alternative (non-movie) content in cinemas worldwide, has hit number 11 on multiple occasions, it never before broke through to the top-10.

Last Saturday, that changed.  According to figures in Variety and BoxOfficeMojo.com, the Metropolitan Opera’s Boris Godunov squeaked past Easy A, the 10th-place movie: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118026222.html, http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2010&wknd=43&p=.htm

It might be worth noting that those box-office figures represent three days of continuous showings for the movies and just a single showing for the opera, which, being live, began early in the morning in some U.S. movie theaters.  It also lasted almost five hours and was sung entirely in Russian!

Coincidentally, cartoonist Alex Anderson, who first drew the characters Rocky & Bullwinkle, died the day before.  The connection?  Their nemesis, of course, Boris Badenov: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/arts/television/26anderson.html

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