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UTA Independent Film Group Adds Memento Films’ Nick Shumaker

Film exec Nick Shumaker has joined UTA's Independent Film Group as an agent after departing his post at Paris-based Memento Films International. Shumaker will focus on film packaging, co-production, finance, and sales based out of UTA's New York outpost. Show More Summary

Hazy Midwest Power Outlook Clears a Bit: More Regional Cooperation Needed

Some energy industry observers recently have made much ado about concerns that the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator, the entity responsible for managing the electric grid in the Midwest and middle South region, is tight on power supplies and faces an increasing risk of blackouts. read more

'House of DVF' to Premiere Sunday, November 2 on E!

Diane von Furstenberg and her eponymous fashion brand have long been symbols of independence, grace and fearlessness. Now, as Diane mentors a new generation of hard-working young women ready to take their careers to the next level at DVF, E! is there to capture

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Music Publicist

Hiring a publicist can be a daunting task - especially in the music business. There are infinite agencies and independent professionals who will quickly over promise and under deliver simply because they're unfamiliar with the industry. Show More Summary

Jack Kirby Estate Settles With Marvel Over Comic Book Characters

You may have never heard of Jack Kirby, but you've heard of X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and The Incredible Hulk? Kirby created, or co-created, all of them -- and more -- between 1958 and 1963, when he was an independent contractor for Marvel Comics. Last Friday, a surprise announcement sent......

eMusic Drops Major Labels, Returns To Indie Roots

eMusic is removing all product from major labels and independents distributed by major labels from its site. The service, one of the first digital music sites to launch way back in 1998, calls it a strategic move to return to is roots with the goal of becoming the premier indie music destination on the web. Show More Summary

American Planning Association (APA)

The American Planning Association is an independent, not- for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities.

What Is SoftBank, And Why Might It Want DreamWorks Animation?

A lot of people in Hollywood are asking that question today after word spread over the weekend that the DreamWorks Animation  board met last week to consider a potential offer that would put a $3.3B valuation on the independent studio. Show More Summary

19 Indie Publishing Houses Sign with the Independent Publishers Group

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

19 independent publishing houses have signed on with the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). According to the press release. these companies publish a wide range of genres from children’s books to short fiction to academic titles. As of September 01, 2014, IPG has already begun to serve as a distributor for Reading Rainbow, Inc. Show More Summary

Will integrated physician groups appeal to millennials?

Around the country, doctors are leaving independent practice and joining large groups owned by health care systems. It’s a trend: the recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins predicts that if current growth continues, over 75% of newly hired physicians will be hospital employees within two years. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your […]

Protecting Us Abroad, Ensuring Energy Independence at Home

Meet one of solar energy’s top advocates: the United States military. Whether it’s on an Air Force base in Arizona or at a U.S. Marine outpost in Afghanistan, many service members know that energy security is critical to our safety abroad and energy independence at home. read more

James Patterson: Best Friend to Indie Bookshops

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In the UK and Ireland, 73 indie booksellers are feeling the luck o’ the Irish and the great good will of mega-bestselling author James Patterson. Taking a page from his 2013 announcement to give a cool $1 mil to independent bookstores around the U.S. Show More Summary

Threat to Independent Reporting in the U.S. Could Impact Global Standards

Joel Simon/CPJ Executive Director With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers, why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies? The answer is simple. Show More Summary

Crimean Tatar broadcaster accused of inciting extremism

New York, September 24, 2014--Kremlin-controlled authorities in Crimea should stop harassing the independent regional broadcaster ATR and allow the outlet to cover the news free from reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ATR is the only regional broadcaster of the ethnic Crimean Tatar minority....

Buy-and-Bill’s Still Alive: The Surprising Uptick in Part B Spending

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an independent agency that advises Congress on the Medicare program, recently released Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, its latest, 200+ page wonktastic data dump. Chapter...Show More Summary

UK rail passengers dissatisfied with delay information

Nearly a third of rail passengers have expressed dissatisfaction with the way their train company manages disruption announcements, a survey carried out by the UK’s independent rail consumer organisation Passenger Focus has revealed...

Global Showbiz Briefs: BIFA Joint Directors Stepping Down; Ben Whishaw Toplines ‘London Spy'; More

Long-standing and admired directors of the British Independent Film Awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, will jointly step down from their posts at the end of this year. The org announced the surprising news today; their departures will follow the 17th awards ceremony to be held on December 7. Show More Summary

YouTube Renews Its Commitment to Creators With Project Funding

YouTube has long been two different sites operating under the same roof. On one side is the big budget traditional media, and the other is the wealth of independent creators that churn out their own content. YouTube has decided to draw...Show More Summary

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