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Technology Changes Broadway; London Riots Affect Films

Fquinn • Technology is changing the way Broadway scouts work. According to The New York Times, between calling for audition tapes and scouring YouTube videos, finding unknown talent from across the world has never been easier. Although no breakout star has been discovered through online auditions already, it is only a matter of time.

• The riots in London are affecting the entertainment industry. Movie theaters have closed and a Sony warehouse was looted and burnt to the ground, impacting the delivery of CDs and DVDs to stores and consumers alike. Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

• “The King’s Speech” is be headed to Broadway in 2012. According to Playbill, the play is scheduled to arrive in fall 2012 after a three-to-five week run at Guilford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theater in the U.K. in January 2012 and a London run in March 2012.

• Actor Francesco Quinn passed away last Friday from a suspected heart attack. The son of Academy Award-winner Anthony Quinn had acted in films and TV shows such as “Platoon” and “24.” Read his obituary at the Los Angeles Times.

Pictured: Francesco Quinn (Photo: Getty Images)

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