Monthly Archives: March 2020

Film Crews Left In Lurch By Corona Virus

The code-named movies “Mission Ice Cream” and “Girona” shut down in Germany just prior to shooting this month due to the corona virus. Both films were scheduled to start principal photography at Studio Babelberg in Germany, leaving the film crews … Continue reading

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Disasters Bring Out The Fraudsters

Every crisis brings the fraudsters. The U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against a bit-part actor in Los Angeles last week for touting a “cure” for the corona virus. His Instagram posts claimed that he had a patent pending … Continue reading

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The History Of The Crypto Petro

The New York Times has a great story of how the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It’s the history of how Gabriel Jiménez, the creator of the Venezuelan cryptocurrency the “Petro,” thought he could free the population … Continue reading

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Legendary SEC Enforcement Director

Just wanted to take a moment to recognize the passing of one of the legendary figures who served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Stanley Sporkin, who was the Chief of the Enforcement Division, focused corporate America on doing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Feed Hospital Workers

People are pulling together in this time of crisis. Supported by local restaurants where some are selling food at a discount, a group in London, England, has been providing free food to the nurses and front line staff at a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Puts Film Into Production

Fans of television shows go to some crazy lengths to get the networks/streamers to renew their favorite programs. Last year, one woman went on a hunger strike to get Netflix to renew “OA.” But, in the entertainment business, it’s not … Continue reading

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Arthouse Theater Crowdfunds Tickets To Stream New Film During Epidemic

With movie theaters now mostly shuttered due to the coronavirus, the owner of the Avalon Theater, an arthouse theater in Washington, D.C., has collaborated with the distributor of the film “St. Francis,” Oscilloscope, to let its patrons watch the movie … Continue reading

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TV Shows Donate Needed Medical Supplies

Art imitates life. And sometimes helps it. The Wrap reports that television medical shows are taking their stock of respirators, gowns, gloves and other items used as props and donating them to local EMTs and hospitals. This is like an … Continue reading

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Medical Cannabis Deemed “Essential” In Corona Virus Lockdown

All of you shelter in place New York stoners who are worried about your medical cannabis supply, worry no longer. Marijuana Business Daily reports: “New York state health regulators on Tuesday declared licensed medical cannabis businesses to be “essential” services, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Help Out-Of-Work Minor Leaguers

According to Mother Jones (that’s a magazine) “Starting pay for (baseball) minor leaguers is between $1,100 and $2,150 a month, and only during the season, which can be as short as three months.” Back in February, Michael Rivers started an … Continue reading

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