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NYC – Queens – Astoria: Kaufman Astoria Studios

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NYC – Queens – Astoria: Kaufman Astoria Studios

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Kaufman Astoria Studios was opened by the legendary Adolph Zuckor in 1920 for the Framous Players Film Company, which evolved into Famous Plaskers-Lasky and then Paramount Pictures, of which he served as president until his death in 1936.

Over 100 films were produced at Astoria during the Twenties. New York was the center of the fledgling film industry, and Astoria was the Mecca of the Silent Era. The main stage, basement stages and exterior backlot were heavily utilized, with up to six feature films in production at any given time. It was here at the Studio that the moving picture industry developed many of the techniques that were to become the conventions of production. From Valentino, Swanson, the Gish sisters and W.C. Fields, Astoria was home to the great talents of an exciting new industry. With the advent of "talkies", production at Astoria blossomed. Drawing on the wealth of writing and acting talent of Broadway, the Studio profited from its proximity to "the great white way". The Letter, the first all talking feature film shot at the Studio, earned an Oscar nomination for actress Jeanne Eagels. The talking film debuts of Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson and Tallulah Bankhead were filmed here.

The Marx Brothers moved from Broadway to the silver screen in Astoria to produce their first two films–The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930).. In addition to the scores of feature films produced at Astoria, the Studio was home to the famed Paramount Newsreels ("the eyes and ears of the world"), and Paramount¹s prolific short film divisions. By the end of this period Adolf Zukor, the man who built the studio, had already moved out to California, as did much of the film industry.

At the start of WWII, in 1942 the United States Army Signal Corps Army Pictorial Service took over the studio for the making of Army training and indoctrination films, during which it became known as the Army Pictorial Center. In 1970 the Studio was declared "surplus property" by the Army and turned over to the Federal Government. In 1972, the Government offered the property to the City University of New York for use as the campus for LaGuardia Community College. The city budget crisis, however, did not allow the development to occur. Production returned to Astoria in 1975, with the leasing of the Studio for the production of Thieves and, the following year, The Next Man. he Studio was formally re-opened in 1977, under the auspices of the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation, which acquired a lease for the property from the Government.

In 1982 the title to the Studio was transferred to the City of New York, and in 1982 real estate developer George S. Kaufman in partnership with Alan King, Johnny Carson and others, obtained the lease from the City. Kaufman proceeded to renovate, expand and revive the landmark into a full-service, comprehensive studios capable of handling any type, size and style of production.

Today, KAS is the location for major motion pictures, independent film, television shows and commercials. Telvision show credits include Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, MTV Unplugged, and Angels in America. Motion picture credits include The Wiz, The Warrios, All That Jazz, Arthur, Ragtime, Hair, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Radio Days, Money Pit, Ishtar, Fletch Lives, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, Age of Innocence, and Carlito’s Way. It also houses the studios of WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports talk radio station.

Famous Players-Lasky Studio, now Kaufman’s Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center, was designated a landmark, as Paramount Studios Building No. 1, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1978.

National Register # 78001897 (1978)

NYC – Queens – LIC: P.S. 1 – hallway

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P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art, is the oldest and second largest non-profit arts center in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. From its inception, P.S.1 has championed the alternative space movement through its cutting-edge approach to exhibitions and direct involvement of artists within a scholarly framework

Founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss as The Institute of Art and Urban Resources Inc., P.S.1 was primarily dedicated to the transformation of abandoned and underutilized buildings in New York City into exhibition, performance, and studio spaces for artists. Today, P.S.1 operates two internationally acclaimed spaces for contemporary art: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City and the Clocktower Gallery in Lower Manhattan, both of which contain museum- quality galleries and extensive studio facilities. In addition to its renowned exhibitions, the institution also organizes the prestigious International and National Projects series, the Warm Up summer music series, and the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program with The Museum of Modern Art. It also runs WPS1, an Internet art radio station founded in 2004. P.S.1 has been affiliated with The Museum of Modern Art since January of 2000.

In 1976, Heiss opened P.S.1 Museum, now P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in a deserted Romanesque Revival building that served as the first school in Long Island City until 1960, when it was shuttered due to low attendance. In October 1997, P.S.1 reopened to the public after a three-year renovation project by Los Angeles-based architect Frederick Fisher, including a new large outdoor gallery, a dramatic entryway, and a two-story project space.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) formalized their affiliation in January 2000, bringing together a leader in cutting-edge art and the world’s foremost museum of modern art.

Smoke From The Fire At Guinness

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Today there was a major fire at the Guinness plant in St James’s Gate plant in Dublin city centre. According to reports from local radio stations the blaze broke out when building materials being used by workmen to repair a felt roof with a torch caught fire.

Crews from six units of the Dublin Fire Brigade and aerial appliances successfully battled to bring the fire under control and stop it from spreading to a nearby ammonia plant.

Dublin Fire Brigade reported that it took 15 units about three hours to bring the flames under control. Two firefighters were in stable condition at the nearby St. James Hospital after inhaling what colleagues suspected was ammonia gas.

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Asian Network and BBC WM Radio studios at BBC Birmingham Mail Box

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Asian Network and BBC WM Radio studios at BBC Birmingham Mail Box
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where the Asian Network broadcasts from

Uma sala de memórias na Rádio Difusora Acreana
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Uma sala de memórias na Rádio Difusora Acreana

Waygood Radio Club 10
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LINKS:

1) Waygood Radio Club Blog – Thursday 22 November 2007

2) WYGD blog

3) AV Festival 08 website

4) AV Festival 08 on flickr

5) Tyneside Amateur Radio Club

6) Ham Radio Group on flickr

7) interpolar.org/

8) Find more photos like this on radiocraftlab and waygood radio club

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Ludwig Gold Badge @ Broadcast Lane Studios

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Ludwig Gold Badge @ Broadcast Lane Studios
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Image by David Watson

2009/06/11 Our new Broadcast studio (not ready yet)
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any good music studios in dallas texas,genre-hip hop?

Question by Lickme: any good music studios in dallas texas,genre-hip hop?
can any 1 name any good recording studios in dallas texas,i would prefer ones with websites,and what should i consider when chosing a studio,

Best answer:

Answer by Snake
AMS studio
big bruva records
COA entertainment
Dallas Sound Lab
Evolution Music and entertainment
green room production services
grifter records
II music and elite entertainment
New Era One Stop
Paragon recording group

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Lurch @ Broadcast Lane Studios

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Lurch @ Broadcast Lane Studios
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Image by David Watson

BCIT Broadcast Journalism | First Year Party
broadcasting
Image by Rick Chung

The World Today broadcasting from the home of Susan Bitter Smith, Scottsdale Arizona
broadcasting
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Broadcast Lane Studios

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Broadcast Lane Studios
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Image by David Watson

BCIT Broadcast Journalism | First Year Party
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Image by Rick Chung

Gaggle of demonstrators outside Broadcasting House
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Does anyone know the addresses to three Japanese broadcasting studios?

Question by Diana R: Does anyone know the addresses to three Japanese broadcasting studios?
Hi. I’m looking for the address to three Japanese broadcasting studios. The one’s I am looking for are: Tokyo Broadcasting System, Nippon Television, and Fuji Television.

Thank you so much.

Best answer:

Answer by threedaypriest
Google the companies. If you have problems with this, get back and ask another question. Though it wouldn’t surprise me if someone actually did your legwork for you and provided the addresses. But it’s not something that I am going to do. As Samson says, Google is your friend.

What do you think? Answer below!

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negramaro @ Metalworks Studios, Toronto

Immagini e frammenti dei negramaro in studio impegnati nella registrazione del nuovo album. Coming soon… Regia: Marco Gentile
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Brewer’s Row @ Broadcast Lane Studios

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Brewer’s Row @ Broadcast Lane Studios
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Video Streaming And Hollywood Studios

Video Streaming And Hollywood Studios

What did the writer’s strike in 2007 mean? Were the writers just hungry for additional capital for their skills?

Certainly there are some that think so, but the primary reason for the walk out had to do with an understanding that video streaming on the Internet caused a wrinkle in their contract.

In most cases Hollywood writers are not granted payment for video streaming of content they helped to create.

As more and more content is made available online the writers felt that they needed to do something to help establish a precedent that would allow them to receive an equitable share of proceeds for video stream downloads.

Now that movies and a host of television shows are becoming available to download via the Internet many speculate that the traditional television and computer will mesh into a singular unit. Not quite the WebTV of the past, but certainly a highly interactive experience that blends the connectivity of the Internet with the quality if Hi-def TV.

This is the world writers saw prior to their strike. They understood that there may be ‘gold in them thar computers’ but they weren’t being offered a paycheck for the work they contributed to mining that gold.

Television and movie execs said it was premature to begin awarding writers funds because they just weren’t sure what impact video streaming downloads would have on earnings.

The writers seemed to understand there is a fear of the unknown and that each side will react to the issue in their own way. The studios wanted to take a wait and see attitude while the writers were interested in ironing out details prior to a more concerted push toward online video streaming of popular media.

The creativity needed in video production is developed foundationally from the writers who develop plot twists and develop great stories while the studio executives seek to market the work for consumption by the general public.

It would seem apparent that the studios are excited about the prospect of fee based or advertising supported video streaming downloads. It could be argued that the studios have the most to gain from the shift in program availability.

Is it possible studio execs are forgetting the talented group of writers that help move the shows along? The writer’s obviously felt slighted and their strike was a call to the studios to help find a place of equality in the brave new world of video streaming.

Of course there is always a more organic form of video streaming that does not cost anything to view. These videos can be downloaded through large video sharing sites like YouTube.

While there is merit to the equality of professional video streaming visual consumers will still be able to find amusing, entertaining and educational video streams to meet their needs.

As video streaming concepts continue to diversify it is important to remember that the Internet made it possible (and even cool) for the average citizen to become their own video producer, writer and star. There may not be any pay involved, but many amateur video streams are gaining a significant following.

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