Mandalit del Barco http://wuwm.com en Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69 http://wuwm.com/post/jesse-winchester-musician-and-muse-icons-dies-69 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKGWpqnS8E</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 28997 at http://wuwm.com Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69 Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group http://wuwm.com/post/sony-pictures-lay-interactive-group Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with Hollywood layoffs.<p>Sony has notified California's Labor Board that come June it will lay off more than 200 employees at its movie and television studios.<p>NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports this is happening in a film industry that's facing across the board cost cutting.<p>MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team responsible for online movie promos like this.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE PROMO)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Officials searching for answers as to wh Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 27195 at http://wuwm.com New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members http://wuwm.com/post/new-academy-president-pushes-more-diverse-voting-members For the first time, this year's best director Oscar could go to a Mexican (Alfonso Cuaron, for <em>Gravity</em>) or a black Brit (Steve McQueen, for <em>12 Years a Slave</em>). That film's lead actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is also in the running for an award; so is his Kenyan co-star Lupita Nyong'o, who was born in Mexico. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:46:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 25762 at http://wuwm.com New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110 http://wuwm.com/post/alice-herz-sommer-pianist-and-holocaust-survivor-dies-110 Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 25466 at http://wuwm.com How The Organization Behind The Grammys Spends The Other 364 Days http://wuwm.com/post/how-organization-behind-grammys-spends-other-364-days This Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony is the annual big-ticket item for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. More than 28 million people around the world tuned in to watch the concert show last year. And this year's telecast is once again being touted as the most complicated — and expensive — production on TV.<p>CBS has aired the Grammys for more than 40 years, and has an agreement with The Recording Academy to broadcast the live event annually until the year 2021. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 23169 at http://wuwm.com How The Organization Behind The Grammys Spends The Other 364 Days