Met Opera Singer Injured; Apple's Vague TV Goals
• During a Metropolitan Opera performance of "Faust," Wendy White, a mezzo-soprano, fell about eight feet from a platform to the stage. Read the story at The Huffington Post.
• Los Angeles Times spoke with actor-director Ed Burns about using video-on-demand for his indie films. He argues that as indie movie theaters continue to disappear, for either economic or digital shifting reasons, it is harder for indie films to vie for space against blockbusters in megaplexes. VOD is, thus, a logical place for indie films in his opinion.
• The New York Times interviewed Louis C.K. on recently succeeding with his web experiment: putting an entire stand-up concert on his website for only $5. He's expected to make at least a $1 million off the venture. As great as this endeavor has proven to be, it still is a unique situation. Before putting his concert online, Louis C.K. already had a substantial core audience, a few cable stand-up specials, and one currently successful cable show. In other words, even though this Internet experiment paid off literally, he couldn't have done it without his previous exposure from decades of stand-up comedy and being on television, which C.K. points out in the article.
• According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is moving ahead with its TV ambitions. Details are a bit scarce, as is always the case with Apple technology, but the only information most people want is the release date; alas, no luck... yet.
Pictured: Ed Burns (Photo: Getting Images)