The Musical is a smash hit in Detroit, the town where
it all started. The musical is based on Berry Gordy's autobiography,
"To be loved: the Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown."
Berry Gordy is a songwriter, producer, director, innovative
entrepreneur, teacher and visionary and has won many awards
during his career such as the 2013 Marian Anderson Award,
BET's Achievement Award and Major League Baseball's 2014 Beacon
of Change Award. His films include "Lady sings the Blues"
and "Mahogany." The play begins in 1983 when Berry
Gordy celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. [10.24.14]
The entertainment business is changing right before our eyes.
Movie theaters are switching from 35-mm film projectors to
digital projectors. The effects of Netflix and RedBox are
definitely having an impact on box office sales. Contracts,
production incentives and liabilities were some of the other
issues discussed at the 2014 USC Gould School of Law’s
Institute on Entertainment Law and Business last Saturday
in Los Angeles. John Fithian, president and CEO of the National
Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), was the first speaker
in The Now and Future of Movie Theatres panel discussion.