February, 2018: The month in entertainment business news


After an arduous January, February almost vanished without a trace. Almost. The shortest month of the year still managed to register a few noteworthy moments in the entertainment business world. Here are some of the headlines in the entertainment business and the questions they answer.


Where are the jobs?

1. Adelaide, Australia is about to have 500 jobs in the special effects business.
2. Los Angeles is still where it’s at, with digital media jobs growing in the double digits and jobs that don’t require a degree in high demand.
3. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, mark your calendars for 2021. Cinecittà Studios, in Rome, is undergoing a relaunch.


Where are the scandals? 

 3. A lawsuit over a TV series covering Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance.
4. In Taiwan, where a fatal earthquake depicted with animation is stirring up ire.


What are people watching?

1. The Olympics. Here’s how broadcasting a live event works. Who knew?
2. New technology that allows simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and others.
3. The Black Panther, which is putting Wakanda on the map.


What’s the going rate for corny movies?


And just like that, it’s March.


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