Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Quickies (v.3.30.10)


- 'Upwards' Indeed: Zoe Lister-Jones couldn't be any sweeter when we worked together on a feature a few years ago and I'm happy that her $15,000(!!!!) budget film is getting high praise. (NYT)

- Leading Killer: Does it really surprise anyone that China led the world last year in executions? It also shouldn't surprise anyone that Texas the United States led the field in the Americas. (NYT)

- Confusing Ad: It's reported that a 30-second commercial spot during the series finale of 'Lost' will cost $900,000. No word if there's a criteria for the ads to be frustratingly confusing. (EW)

- Completely 'Normal': Upon hearing it recoup its initial $4 million investment, 'Next To Normal' is launching a nationwide tour later this year. I'll hound everyone about it when more details are released. (Playbill)

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- LOL @ MTA: The Working Family group is planning to unleash a series of ads parodying Subway notices to get mayor Michael Bloomberg's attention to act on his campaign promise to fix the MTA. The MTA is not amused, but the millions of daily commuters sure are. (NYD)

- Oklahoma Fail: In an attempt to pass a bill stripping hate crimes against gays and lesbians, Oklahoma lawmakers cited the wrong section of the US code. So they'll no longer prosecute anyone who acts violently because of someone's "race, color, religion or national origin." MEGA FAIL, Oklahoma! (ThinkProgress)

- Livin' La Vida Loca: Speaking of gay, Ricky Martin is out. As if we haven't known for ten years. (People)

- Mean Girls: An Irish immigrant teenager in a small town in Massachusetts committed suicide after months of heckling and bullying from her classmates. A truly sad story, the tight-knit community is demanding answers who school officials failed to intercept the well-known bullying acts. (NYD)

1 comment:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

The Ricky Martin thing was a bit weird.