Martin Scorsese Takes On Ex-Beatle George Harrison

on Wednesday, Aug. 24th

George Harrison, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Beatles, died in 2001 from brain cancer, but he left behind a large musical heritage that included such songs as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

In October, nearing the 10th anniversary of Harrison’s death, HBO will debut Martin Scorsese’s two-part documentary of the “Quiet Beatle” entitled George Harrison: Living in a Material World.

According to Rolling Stone, the film features new interviews from remaining Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Yoko Ono, George Martin, Tom Petty, and Eric Clapton, and infused with Harrison’s own archival footage of the Beatles on tour.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

The Tribeca Film Festival leapt into the vanguard of transmedia art last year with the inaugural edition of Storyscapes, an event led by TriBeCa’s Director of Digital Initiatives Ingrid Kopp.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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Transmedia Beat: Bernie Su’s “Emma Approved” Monetization Secrets

Disclosure: I’m one of the organizers of Transmedia LA, so take any excessive positivity with a grain of salt.

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First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF’s Tech Industry

Inspired by the sly tradition of the Razzie Awards, which commemorate the worst of Hollywood, San Francisco fair housing advocates are kicking off “The Crappy Awards” tonight in the city’s art’s district.

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Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on my radar this week thanks to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

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