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Monday, February 15, 2010

Tight Times for the arts in Las Vegas

Budget Cuts may shut down Super Summer Theater at Spring Mountain



The recession has led to federal, state and local budget cuts, increases in fees to use government facilities, loss of endowment funds (they are tied to the stock market), decrease in giving by those who have money and a real need for all of us to raise our voices high for the arts and artists.



Patronize the arts. Give to the arts. Give of your time and talents if you cannot give money. Show that there is a demand and a need for arts here in Las Vegas.  





Super Summer Theater is having an informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm to provide information regarding Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and the NV State budget cuts that could impact and even close the park and Super Summer Theatre.
It will be at Roundy Elementary School in the multi-purpose room. 2755 Mohawk St · Las Vegas 89146 (Lindell & W Sahara)

You can also help by passing this on and contacting your Representatives. Let them know how important the ranch is to our community and us. Let them know that Super Summer brings in over 36,000 people to the park each summer, we are a non-profit organization working with and for the community. If you don't know what district you are in you can go to "votesmart.org" and put in your zipcode.



Senate List

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/26th2010Special/Legislators/Senators/slist.cfm

Majority Leader and Co-Chair of Finance Committee

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/26th2010Special/Legislators/Senators/Horsford.pdf



House List

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/26th2010Special/Legislators/Assembly/alist.cfm

Speaker of The House
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/26th2010Special/Legislators/Assembly/Buckley.pdf

Film Editing Awards: Eddie's


Hangover wins Eddie for Comedy

From the Hollywood Reporter (partial).  

"Hurt Locker" wins Eddie for dramatic-film editing

The editors of "The Hurt Locker," "The Hangover" and "Up" won the feature film competitions Sunday at the 60th annual American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

By Carolyn Giardina

Hollywood Reporter

A full list of ACE winners:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
“The Hurt Locker”
Bob Murawski & Chris Innis

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
“The Hangover”
Debra Neil-Fisher, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Up”
Kevin Nolting

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY
“The Cove”
Geoffrey Richman

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
30 Rock: “Apollo Apollo”
Ken Eluto, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Breaking Bad: “ABQ”
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Dexter: “Remains to be Seen”
Louis Cioffi

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Grey Gardens
Alan Heim, A.C.E. & Lee Percy, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES
The Deadliest Catch: “Stay Focused or Die”
Kelly Coskran & Josh Earl

STUDENT EDITING COMPETITION
Andrew Hellesen, Chapman University

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Avid

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Ap Wars

A collaboration of multiple competing telcom companies say they will launch a cooperative format and site to develop and sell smartphone applications to compete with Apple. The project faces several major barriers, including differences in hardware, operating systems and the head start Apple has in the "aps" business (another term they coined and allowed to be in general use, such as "PC" first coined by Steve Jobs for all personal computers, including Apple).

Public Radios Marketplace features a report on the "Aps War".