A consultant whose company mainly deals in Oscar seasons is tackling Emmys for the first time this year and called the other day to ask just how balloting works. “Do you rank the shows?” they asked, confused as to how their contenders might have a chance to break through the clutter. The simple answer is “No, not anymore.” I always thought I could manipulate the vote in that ranking system where you generally list the contenders from 1, being best, to 5, being worst. My minuscule efforts in that regard never seemed to work, so I welcomed the idea about four years ago when the Academy decided to declare itself an uncomplicated democracy, ushering in a system where you can nominate as many shows as you want, with the unenforced caveat that you have actually seen the shows and feel they are worthy of an Emmy. You used to have to sign an affadavit to that effect, but not anymore. … [Read more...] about Notes On The Season: Emmy Voting Ending, ‘Hamilton’s’ Awards Conundrum, A Posthumous Nod For Robert Forster?
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One afternoon I paid a visit to a community development organization called LINC UP, which is located in the heart of Grand Rapids’ black community, a ZIP code that LINC’s director, Darel Ross, told me had the highest number of children with lead poisoning in the state in 2013. According to one financial news service, Grand Rapids, where some 20 percent of the 195,000 residents are black, is the fifth-worst city for African-Americans in the United States; some 38 percent of black residents in and around the urban center live in poverty. Since its founding, LINC UP has received millions of dollars from Dick’s younger brother, Doug DeVos, and his wife, Maria, who have invested in a number of projects in the city’s minority communities, some faith-based and others, like LINC UP, more secular. Ross, who had recently accepted a new job at an organization run by Betsy and Dick’s 35-year-old son, Rick, was careful to credit the local plutocracy for making the … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos’ Holy War
They’ve said they hope to sell or donate the walls to the U.S. government. So far U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not agreed to take control of the Mission fence, but it has said it is not concerned about the private wall interfering with its own efforts in the region, which include building a parallel wall on about 13 miles of newly refurbished levee — about a mile above the Fisher structure — as part of a larger $300 million project. … [Read more...] about He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed
Related Story The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2019: Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament With the absence of weekend box office reporting due to theaters’ global shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic, we expanded this year’s tourney to the Top 25 films ranked by net profit instead of the Top 10. The format was set up to provide a better idea of a film’s bottom-line performance, beyond the weekend and annual box office standings. It’s also a reminder about the financial upside and breadth of a theatrical window release and how it can trigger downstream monies when a film hits a grand slam at the box office. What works in the window system? Studios have always found a way for the consumer to buy the same content more than once in different mediums, and it all starts on the big screen. … [Read more...] about The Russo Brothers Return To Cut The Net With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ 2019’s Most Valuable Blockbuster: The Data Behind The Dollars
Overall, the porgs are at an estimated 30% below Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the same point of offshore play, and about 40% above Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Those films had different holiday configurations surrounding them in the sophomore session so, as noted above, drop-off comps don’t quite square. Midweek overseas play was strong and we should have a clearer picture of a $1B global mark in the next week. There’s also China to consider on January 5 which will be one to watch, particularly given the Star Wars franchise has been angling to build its base there. … [Read more...] about ‘The Last Jedi’ Rises To $750M Global; ‘Jumanji’ Swings In With $50M Overseas Bow – International Box Office