Tim Wu , a professor and lawyer known for coining the term “ net neutrality ” and for writing authoritative media books like The Master Switch , has been named to a White House post. He will serve on President Joe Biden ’s National Economic Council, leaving his post at Columbia University to become special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. The position will not give him the authority other administration officials have in terms of antitrust matters and related issues but it will offer a larger, formal platform for positions he has taken over the years. There has been bipartisan support in recent years for bringing down the regulatory hammer on big tech . Federal lawsuits pending against Facebook and Google are expected to gear up under Biden. Even the executives leading the companies have recognized publicly that regulation should play a more prominent role in shaping the companies. Biden’s exact plan for how to do that is not yet fully … [Read more...] about Tim Wu, A Proponent Of Breaking Up Tech Giants, Joins Joe Biden’s White House National Economic Council
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EXCLUSIVE: Today, Disney rolls out Raya and the Last Dragon , what is arguably its first domestic theatrical hybrid release; second worldwide if you count Mulan. The animated movie which is booked at 2,045 theaters, sans roughly 250 Cinemark locations, but including the newly reopened New York City market, is on its way to grossing a notable $3M today and between $9M-$10M domestic this weekend per industry estimates and that’s with an availability on Disney+ for the extra price of $30. So, when it came to building a roster of promotional partners, Disney’s SVP of Global Marketing Partnerships & Promotions, Lylle Breier, and her team, took into account the title’s home audiences and growing theatrical moviegoers during the pandemic. Related Story 'WandaVision' "The Series Finale" Recap: What Now For Scarlet Witch, Vision & The Kids? Even more notable about the Raya and the Last Dragon campaign, not only is Disney linking up with brands that … [Read more...] about ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ Slaying Opening Weekend At Box Office, Fueled By Authentic Asian Promotional Partners
Suresh Gopi, the action star of the Malayalam film industry is reuniting with the veteran filmmaker Joshiy, once again. The highly celebrated actor-director duo is joining hands for the upcoming project, which has been titled Paappan . Suresh Gopi recently took to his official Facebook page and revealed his first look from Paappan . The National award-winning actor revealed that he is playing the character Abraham Mathew Mathan, in the movie. Suresh Gopi is sporting an intense look, with a salt n' pepper hairstyle, in the first look that has been revealed on social media. If the reports are to be believed, the senior actor is playing an ex-police officer in the Joshiy directorial. Paappan , which is said to be an emotional thriller, recently started rolling in Pala, Kottayam. The Suresh Gopi starrer will be widely shot at the various locations of Pala, Eerattupetta, and Thodupuzha. The Joshiy directorial is scripted by RJ Shaan, who recently rose to fame with the … [Read more...] about Suresh Gopi’s First Look From Joshiy’s Paappan Is Out!
Suresh Gopi, the action star has finally started shooting for his 250th film, which has been titled Ottakomban . The project started rolling on the auspicious occasion of 'Makara Vilakku'. Suresh Gopi himself revealed the exciting update, by sharing a picture with director Mathew Thomas and producer Tomichan Mulakupadam, on his official social media pages. "ഇന്നലെ മകരദീപം തെളിഞ്ഞു. എല്ലാവരുടെയും അനുഗ്രഹാശംസകളോടെ ഒറ്റക്കൊമ്പന്റെ തേരോട്ടം തുടങ്ങുന്നു! ⚔️ #Ottakkomban #SG250 #MathewsThomas #TomichanMulakuppadam #MulakuppadamFilms ", wrote Suresh Gopi in his Facebook post. Tomichan Mulakupadam, the producer of the project took to his Facebook page and wrote: " On this occasion when theaters are open and the Industry gets its breath back, I am happy to announce that my new project 'Ottakkomban' starring superstar Suresh Gopi is all set to begin. By God's grace, the film will start rolling soon. " As per the latest updates, director Mathew … [Read more...] about Suresh Gopi’s Ottakomban Goes On Floors; Here Is Everything You Need To Know!
When Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Tate Reeves of Mississippi both rescinded statewide mask mandates this week and declared their states were reopening at full capacity, the news caught live music venues in both states off-guard. It also left them with a decision to make: follow their governors’ rosy decrees or maintain the Covid-19 safety protocols they’ve had in place for months. Despite Abbott and Reeves’ enthusiasm — “I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%. EVERYTHING,” Abbott tweeted on March 2nd; “It is time!” Reeves followed — the majority of club owners and operators Rolling Stone spoke to in Texas and Mississippi are choosing to remain cautious, adhering to proven pandemic safety guidelines so that a night on the town doesn’t become a super-spreader event. Related Stories Steam Clean: Using a Steamer Can Help Kill Germs and Bacteria, but Can It Kill Covid? If the U.S. Can Get Vaccinated by Summer, When Do We Get Concerts Back? Related … [Read more...] about Texas and Mississippi Say It’s Time to Reopen Without Masks. Live Venues Say No Thanks