Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Ghost nets are basically abandoned commercial fishing nets that are cut lose from boats and left to free float in the ocean. However, some of the nets can be as long as 100 meters square and it is estimated that in the North Atlantic waters almost 620 miles of nets are lost each year. These nets often can live free floating in the ocean to continue ensnaring wild life up to three years after they have been cut from their boat. It's a pretty big deal during the time they are floating, but even worse once they hit the bottom. It is estimated that some of the larger bottom feeding predators in the ocean have been hit the worst with numbers dropping nearly 20 percent.
Thank heavens the Irish are doing something about this! Just another reason to raise a pint on St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, May 16, 2008
I have not been as religious with the posts as I have been in the past, I'm barely churning out one per week, but there is good reason! Yes, I am producing a webisodic or webTV show. It's called "The NoHo Show" and it will debut its first episode on June 1st, 2008. The show is about a group of people who struggle to keep a small theater open in North Hollywood, CA. It's a comedy and we pitch it as "The Office" meets "Waiting for Guffman". A new website for the show will be up by mid week, next week, so keep going over to visit www.thenohoshow.com to peek in and see what's what!
Monday, May 5, 2008
"Feature Film Slate Update:"
"Marvel today updated its feature film slate strategy and plans for the next three years, locking in key release windows for its character franchises. In order to focus its attention on maximizing the success of an Iron Man sequel and the launch of Thor in the summer of 2010 and because Marvel believes that the summer is the optimal time to launch a new property, the Company will not release a self produced film in 2009. Marvel plans to launch its 2010 film slate with the release of the sequel, Iron Man 2, on April 30, 2010, followed by the launch of Thor on June 4, 2010. Additionally, Marvel is planting its feature film stakes for summer 2011 with an Avengers-themed summer - a two-picture project which will debut on May 6, 2011 with The First Avenger: Captain America (working title), followed by The Avengers in July 2011.
Marvel's Chairman, Morton Handel, commented, "Adjusting for the strong year-ago contribution from the Spider-Man JV, Marvel's Q1 2008 operating results continued to demonstrate strong global demand for consumer products based on the Company's portfolio of characters. Marvel's self-produced feature film slate launched this past weekend with a performance that firmly establishes Iron Man as a major new film franchise, and the Company eagerly awaits the June premiere of The Incredible Hulk, Marvel's second self-produced film. In addition, Marvel has been investing in other important areas of growth such as the Internet where, to lead the Company's newly formed Global Digital Media Group, Marvel recently announced the hiring of Ira Rubenstein. Marvel has a strong foundation to build from, and the Company is adding infrastructure to maximize these opportunities."