The City of Los Angeles currently is in a “strong financial position” but is facing a “financial bind” and will need to make “tough choices” in the next budget, according to City Controller Ron Galperin . “The pandemic hit the economy and our neighborhoods hard last year, putting the city in a financial bind,” he said upon the release of L.A.’s annual report for fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30. “Cost-cutting measures and federal funding helped Los Angeles get back on solid ground, but there are tough budget choices ahead.” See the full report here . In his report to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Galperin noted: “Although the City is currently in a strong financial position, significant challenges lie ahead. The one-time revenue provided by the federal government will be gone by the end of fiscal 2022. When that time comes, the City will face difficult decisions on how to continue supporting the programs made possible by that funding, while also confronting new labor … [Read more...] about Los Angeles In “Financial Bind” & Faces “Tough Choices” Ahead, City Controller Says
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Karan Malhotra's Agneepath featuring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra clocked 5 years on Wednesday (January 26, 2022). To celebrate this milestone, Hrithik took his Instagram handle to pen a heartfelt note in which he expressed his feelings about being a part of Agneepath remake. He further added that sharing screen space with late actor Rishi Kapoor will always be a milestone in his career. The War actor shared glimpses from the film and wrote, "10 years already... The thought alone has me reliving the anxiety and towering responsibility I felt being a part of Agneepath remake. A big Thank you to everyone who gave a chance to my version of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. My love to the talented Karan Malhotra, the wonderful team at Dharma under the guidance of Karan johar, my dearest Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt Sir and the brilliant cast + crew. Sharing screen with Rishi (Kapoor) uncle will always be a milestone in my career." Hrithik Roshan And Kareena … [Read more...] about Hrithik Roshan Gets Emotional As Agneepath Clocks 10 Years; ‘The Thought Alone Has Me Reliving The Anxiety’
Hailed as the National Crush of India, Rashmika Mandanna managed to leave a lasting impact even in a de-glam role like Srivalli from the mega-blockbuster Pushpa: The Rise. Her song 'Saami Saami' went on to become a national sensation and has even been trending across all social media platforms. It had clocked over ten million views in less than 24 hours of its release. Expressing gratitude, Rashmika Mandanna said, "The amount of love I have received for my song 'Saami Saami' is overwhelming. I would like to thank all my fans for making the song so successful and loving me in it. I had a great time shooting for Saami and I remember rehearsing for it for long hours to give my best to the peppy number. In the past few days, I've been seeing so many of you doing the hook step on social media, which takes me back to the shooting days of Pushpa . All the love I have received from people all over the world just makes the song super special and memorable!" … [Read more...] about Pushpa’s ‘Saami Saami’ Becomes Mass Sensation, Rashmika Mandanna Has THIS To Say!
National Award Winning-actress Keerthy Suresh's sports drama Good Luck Sakhi is all set for a grand release on January 28. Chiranjeevi was supposed to be the Chief Guest for the film's pre-release event, but the plan got foiled after the Megastar was tested positive for COVID-19. However, Mega Power Star Ram Charan came in his place as the chief guest. Speaking at the event, Keerthy Suresh said, "This is the movie that was signed after Mahanati. Good Luck Sakhi is a fun movie. Thanks to the director and producers on this occasion. The movie came out really well. After an off-beat film like Hyderabad Blues in the beginning of his career, Nagesh came up with a different subject like Good Luck Sakhi. My look in this movie is very natural. I mouthed dialogues with sync sound for the first time. Thanks to everyone who worked on this movie. I did more movies with Jagapathi Babu. He is now a good friend. Aadhi Pinisetty will be remembered as Goal Raju after this film. I am … [Read more...] about Ram Charan Calls Keerthy Suresh’s Good Luck Sakhi A Meaningful Film!
First came the ratings records. Then came awards recognition for Paramount Network’s Yellowstone and Netflix’s Squid Game . Yellowstone , long overlooked by major awards, is having a breakthrough on the heels of its highly rated fourth season. Two weeks after Taylor Sheridan’s hit landed its first marquee nomination, for Ensemble in a Drama Series SAG Award, Yellowstone received a second, a PGA Award nomination for Best Episodic Drama. Korean drama Squid Game is having a similar dream run following its march into the Netflix records books as the streamer’s most watched series ever and its foray into pop culture as a global phenom. It has been breaking ground as the first non-English language TV series to land major US awards recognition. Following its strong showing at the SAG Awards nominations with four noms, including drama ensemble (and a Golden Globes win), Squid Game this morning became the first non-English language show to earn a PGA Award nomination, facing … [Read more...] about ‘Yellowstone’ & ‘Squid Game’ Continue Breakthrough Awards Run With PGA Nominations
EXCLUSIVE: ScoreG Productions and Super Channel are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to release a revealing three-part true-crime docuseries, Thunder: The Life and Death of Arturo Gatti , a chronicle of the original “blood and guts warrior” and his illustrious career with never-before-seen evidence surrounding his mysterious death. Arturo Gatti is a story that is being told as an episodic documentary series. From the Italian neighborhood of St. Leonard in Montréal, to the boxing rings of New Jersey, and his enormous success in Atlantic City, Thunder celebrates the life of this legendary throwback fighter in all his guts and glory. Many called him a “throwback fighter” or an “old school gladiator”. Arturo’s life was cut tragically short when he was found dead, at the age of 37, in his hotel room while on vacation with his wife and son in Brazil. This three-part true crime documentary series will finish production in early 2022 in partnership with … [Read more...] about ScoreG Productions Partners With Super Channel On True-Crime Docuseries, ‘Thunder: The Life and Death of Arturo Gatti’
EXCLUSIVE : Golden Globe winner Christian Slater ( Mr. Robot ) is joining John Cena, Alison Brie and Juan Pablo Raba in director Pierre Morel’s ( Taken ) action-comedy Freelance , which is filming in Colombia. Freelance follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Army and start a family back in the states. After several years of mortgage payments, school drop offs, backyard barbecues and trying to conform to life in suburbia, he decides to come out of retirement to take a gig providing security for a female journalist (Brie) as she interviews a cruel dictator who may or may not have ordered the attack on him and his men. When a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, the three are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive the elements, the military and one another. Endurance Media’s Steve Richards is producing alongside Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin. In addition to … [Read more...] about Christian Slater Joins John Cena, Alison Brie & Juan Pablo Raba In Action-Comedy ‘Freelance’
The Producers Guild has pulled back the curtain on the nominations for its 33rd annual PGA Awards , which cover theatrical motion pictures, animated features, TV series and specials and televised/streamed motion pictures. See the full list below. Vying in the marquee category — the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, often considered a preview of the Best Picture Oscar — are the producers behind Being the Ricardos, Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Power of The Dog, tick, tick…BOOM! and West Side Story. On the toon side, the five pics up for the Animated Theatrical Motion Picture prize are Encanto, Luca, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Raya and the Last Dragon and Sing 2 . The awards honoring excellence in film and TV productions will be handed out during the in-person 2022 Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 19 , at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The event was … [Read more...] about PGA Awards Nominations: ‘Licorice Pizza’, ‘Don’t Look Up’, ‘Dune’, ‘King Richard’ & ‘CODA’ Among Pics Vying For Marquee Prize
A serendipitous love story that are poles apart, that is how makers describe Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari directed Faadu . It's a dream of every actor to work with their favorite directors, where they can put their best. The actress Saiyami Kher seems to be very excited about working with the director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari in her upcoming web series Faadu . Saiyami Kher talking about her experience with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, said "They say what's meant to be, will always find a way. That's how I feel about Faadu. Collaborating with Ashwiny was on my to-do list. She has done spectacular work with Nil Battey Sannata (2015), Bareilly ki Barfii (2017), and Panga (2020). I feel assured that I am in safe hands". The Director started the web series last November. Saiyami who has completed a schedule for the series says, working with Ashwiny Iyer is what she dreamt of. "The world of this series is poetic and rooted. Ashwiny ma'am always has such strong female characters in … [Read more...] about Saiyami Kher Says She Is In Safe Hands With The Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Senior actor Nagarjuna Akkineni is basking in the success of his latest release Bangarraju directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala. The supernatural drama also marks his second collaboration with his son, actor Naga Chaitanya, after their 2014 fantasy drama Manam , which also featured the late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Recently, the actor made headlines after his statements on Samantha-Naga Chaitanya's divorce went viral on social media. Latest reports suggested that he faintly opened up about their split stating that Samantha was the one who filed for divorce as she wanted it. A few media reports even quoted him as saying, "Naga Chaitanya accepted her decision but he was much worried about me, what I would think and what would happen to family's reputation. Naga Chaitanya consoled me very much as he thought I will be worried. They both have been together for 4 years in the marriage life but no problem like this came between them. Both were so close and I … [Read more...] about Nagarjuna Hits Back At Media Reports For Quoting His ‘False’ Statements On Samantha-Naga Chaitanya’s Split