Seattle Office of Film + Music


AMAZON ACQUIRES STANZA, AN E-BOOK APPLICATION FOR THE IPHONE
April 28, 2009, 10:35 am
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NY Times
Seeking to strengthen its presence on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Amazon has acquired Lexcycle, the company behind Stanza, a popular free e-book application for the iPhone, according to Lexcycle’s blog. Stanza allows users to browse a library of around 100,000 books and periodicals for the iPhone, many of them in the ePub format — a widely accepted standard for e-books that Amazon has yet to support with its proprietary Kindle platform. It is not clear how much Amazon is paying for the year-old company, which has offices in Austin, Tex., and Portland, Ore.



MEET THE FILMMAKER AT NWFF
April 28, 2009, 10:32 am
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bahrani
Advance notice that Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed director of Man Push Cart and Chop Shop will appear to introduce his new Goodbye Solo this coming Wednesday at Northwest Film Forum. (The film begins its regular run next Friday, May 8 at the Varsity.)



BELLEVUE PHILHARMONIC DIRECTOR IS OUT
April 28, 2009, 10:30 am
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Seattle Weekly

The fat lady appears to be singing for the Bellevue Philharmonic. What started as an ugly labor fight spiraled into a tanking budget, poor ticket sales and canceled concerts. Yesterday the Seattle Times reported that Executive Director Jennifer McCausland will step down in mid-May. Philharmonic Board Chair Dale Miller told the Times that the group will seek an interim director, but possibly not until next fall.



PEARL JAM LENDS 16 HIT SONGS TO CBS’ “COLD CASE”
April 28, 2009, 10:28 am
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Seattle Weekly
Talk about random. But according to a press release, the headline above is true. In an unprecedented move, Pearl Jam has given permission to CBS to use 16 yet to be determined hits from their catalog for the two part finale of Cold Case. It’s the first time Pearl Jam has done this, and the first time Cold Case has used music exclusively from an artist in more than one episode.



MY EFFORTLESS BRILLIANCE live on-line!
April 28, 2009, 10:24 am
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Lynn Shelton’s second feature film is now available via digital download from two sources: Amazon-on-Demand and Itunes. Be sure to check out her great work!



CATCHING UP WITH THE FLEET FOXES
April 28, 2009, 10:23 am
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Sound on the Sound
In addition to taking some time to work on new songs out in Pt. Townsend, Seattle’s Fleet Foxes have been on tour to Europe and back already this year, and last week surrounded a Coachella appearance with short west coast jaunt. Check out this video from their show down in Portland.



VERIZON IPHONE COULD BE HERE NEXT YEAR
April 28, 2009, 10:13 am
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Wired
According to USA Today, Apple is in late-game talks with Verizon about the iPhone. Specifically, the iPhone could be coming to Verizon’s network as soon as next year, lending some credence to the excited claims made by Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg in the WSJ last week.