Author: Erica Tuttle

In Step: Notes on Dance From A Professional Power Couple

To casual observers, the world of ballroom dance remains shrouded in relative mystique and classical sensibilities. Though it’s typically thought of here in the States as a European tradition, ballet and other types of formal dance are in reality a global phenomenon, with schools of dance thriving everywhere from Hawaii to Vermont. We recently got in touch with Tommy and Mairi Bettin, a young couple who have spent their entire lives in the realm of classical dance. The two recently took it upon themselves to share their craft with residents of greater Richmond, Virginia by starting up their own...

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Innovation in Entertainment with Dylen Postnikoff

Creating convincing media messages and stories which tap into the inner emotions of a consumer is no easy task, but don’t tell that to Dylen Postnikoff.  Quickly climbing the Canadian marketing and entertainment ladder after earning her master’s degree in political science, Postnikoff earned the respect of her colleagues at the CBC through her ventures while managing its entertainment portfolio.  We had the opportunity to ask Postnikoff about her journey, accomplishments, and plans for the future. ———— As Head of Entertainment and Content Marketing at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, you obviously have learned a thing or two about marketing...

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Showdown 2018: Justice Dept vs AT&T

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice moved to sue in order to prevent telecommunications conglomerate AT&T from acquiring entertainment company Time Warner for $85 billion. The DOJ has provided the rationale that if the merger were to go through, overall innovation within the media industry would suffer, and consumers would likely be subject to higher subscription costs.  Within its complaints, it stated “If allowed to proceed, this merger will harm consumers by substantially lessening competition among traditional video distributors and slowing emerging online competition.” Donald Trump was not shy on the topic, stating in Florida on...

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The State of Hollywood With Mike McCallum

Though we all may wish that Hollywood was as inviting a place as it’s portrayed in the Oscar smash La La Land, the reality is that the movies remain a tough industry to break into. Though success requires 110% effort and is never guaranteed, with enough hard work and tenacity, small successes can translate into big time results. To get a better understanding of the industry at present, Current Artisan chatted with Mike McCallum, a young production wizard with a host of on-set experience under his belt. With plans to become one of the industry’s top movie producers, read...

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Bulgogi And Beyond

I’ll never forget the fateful night in 2012 when a first date walked us a mile in the rain in pursuit of a Bulgogi Gogi bowl. Our goal was a supposedly life changing combination of Korean Beef, rice, fresh veggies, fried egg, carrots, green onion, sesame oil, and spicy gochujang pepper sauce from the Korean “fusion” restaurant about a mile from my school in St. Louis, Missouri. When we entered the kitschy décor nightmare and got in line, my meticulously applied makeup running down my face, I was resolute that this boy would not be getting a second date. Then… the food arrived, and I realized...

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