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"bellamy" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"So good feel like thirty minutes gone just law that. There's there's a. Hollywood film gone in sixty seconds. If there's ever at meditation film be going thirty minutes has the. Iv are we online or good. Welcome everyone from overseas likely who may have missed the first part of meditation but now we get to do the talk. Actually i'll do the intro again. Drew bellamy and full president of the buddhist society. And i've been invited to give some talks for this layman's ally persons series and my talks are the subjects of eightfold path. And tonight we'll be doing right speech. The carolina is open to not a. This is a list. Not on the number which i believe is displayed on the on the bottom of the screen. So if you're having any problems which is usually everyone including may don't hesitate to to give them a cope. They winding winding now so first of all. I'm going to dedicate this speech to my wife. Because i've come to realize that right speech is a very important part of harmonious domestic relationships. So if she's watching what she's probably not. This is shelly. So i i've collided some of the wrought speech mentioning in the in the sudas and how to look online again. Didn't have much time to prepare for this. Talk and write speeches treated fairly comprehensively in the in the suitors. But there's not too much of online on some of the talks doesn't get doesn't get covered a whole lot. Lot of the talks and buddhism seemed to go straight to the high level stuff and calm or diapers and infinity and jonah's and flying with angels sort of stuff but off think right speeches is is very important and It features in the in the eight fold path. And i'll hypoc get this right roger. You're right thought. Right speech right action right livelihood which i've covered and view right effort right. Mindfulness and riot sumati. And i guess the full path i tend to put into to grouping says there's the i four such as wrought speech few thought livelihood which which really set people up for the second part of the the path the more what they call super mundane part of the path. Which is the right. Mindfulness and meditation understand that when the was talking about the novel i felt path. He expected Practitioners to sort of have ago at everything as best i could on the understanding that If if you got your act together with the with the i four that would definitely make the second four much much easier and an example would be if you were involved in wrong actions. Say you've been in conflict. Involuntary motor and my him. That is very difficult to sit down. consistently on the meditation cushion. And get and get brought samadi so the buddhist sighing get first of all right attempt the other four. And it'll come. It'll come together much easier. So right speeches at the at the stock and i guess it's pretty obvious how wrought speech can help on your spiritual journey it's after wrought thought and before right action and if you're involved in wrong speech which is which is gonna late to conflict than be expending energy on managing these conflicts and it's going to be more difficult to be mindful and and getting and getting the correct meditations so i think that right speech if you sort of follow the rules. I guess that the buddha laid out in conducting yourself in rot speech. It's it's going to help you in the lilac shore and then it's going to help you in spiritual development on the on the supra mundane path. So i decided to go through three sudas tonight. I look at a few. I picked out three from jamaica. Which is the numerical discourses the buddha and this is. This is the book of ones to tens. And it's about two thousand pages. And it's quite hefty and in particular. I find that in the magic cla books. The books of fours and fives have a lot of very practical advice for people who are interested in buddhism and trying their best to spiritually advanced. But maybe sort of a can only go so far because of because of family life. And i've talked about this amata talks. But i'm getting a firsthand thais now of how you can and can't go when you just sort of in the lie will doing the family thing and and the work thing so previous to having my family heavily involved in society and i became the president and also stuff was going on. I'll teaching in prisons visiting prisons on really consider And off thought making great progress and having plenty of time for meditation and study and it was really going well. And i thought i had it together. Spiritually was heading in the right direction. And then i had a family and a lot of that time went out the window. You just you just don't have the time to do all the stuff that you were before and you get brought back to a grounding of what cannot do well i can't do rot speech rot thought right few can work on that stuff and then when my situation changes again with that good grounding then move might be to the lofty attempts at super mundane spiritual spiritual development and in the sudas where the buddha talks about route speech. Of course you know what applies for. The monks applies for the li- table. The monks have much more strict formula. I suppose but the suit is that i came across. He was primarily talking to talking to people so the first of the three. So i'm not gonna react to suit is i'm just going to go through the four or five main points of of h one. The first one was in the book of five number one ninety and this one's called the five the five ways of wrought speech. And this is basically the go-to suda for for for the rules and the first thing that buddhists says in the pseudo when he's addressing dot com remember who it was. The first thing is that you have to speak at the proper time..
"bellamy" Discussed on You Can Heal Your Life
"Cascading down from shock by bringing that healing light from the sun pure light and now we chop to the heavens and turn your palm outward and bring them into that radiance sun above your head. That eighth shock cross you. Xl and bellamy. Yourself this eighth shocker. That is above your head and radiant sun stepping into infinity gentle breath. Your hands behind your back now. Once again for the final round to bring up the energy of the mother bring the energy of the father and the mother together within you and he'll be plea an excel deeply sale a little faster focusing on the acceleration f-.
Ad Aures' Benjamin Bellamy on What the Podcast Index Does for You
"The podcasts. Index does does two things I it's an index and also it defines new new attributes to your podcast where you can say well if you want to send me money. This is how you can do it right our weather. It's subscription tipping or value for value. And all this is available openly to anyone as long as you are using a podcasting two point. Oh certified hosting company and player up.
Benjamin Bellamy, Founder and CEO of Ad Aures, Explains Why Podcasting is a High-Value Medium
"Podcasting is quite different from any other media that we are used to the first thing about podcasting. It'll be obvious but we have to say it's you have a direct relationship. We've your audience. There is a connection a special relationship between the podcast and its audience and his audience. Then the second thing which makes casting so special is that there's a control of or you contents the but castor has total control on his content and then but casting a lows to grow and build network for of partners whether There are other protesters or affiliates advertiser other media the net thing it. The next thing is about catholic persistence when we talk about podcasting. We know that they are median of Of podcast out there But many of them are dead so actually that they're not dead just like a book. Book that's finished written is still very valuable and interesting and the same thing is very for protesting. So they are many many podcasts. That were recorded long ago. Maybe month or years ago who are still variable and relevance and very easily accessible and available to anyone and not thing. Is that you this. Allow you to to build a consistent experience with we've euro jen's and it also allows to have custom and related features that are very specific to podcasting. And we'd see that later. We'll talk about geolocation pay world chapters etc
The Disappearance of Kim Ghelkins and Her Ties to Pee Wee Gaskins
"It didn't take long to zero in on gaskins as a suspect. Investigators were aggressive pounding the pavement looking for leads. That's when they met the mother of dennis. Bellamy diane bellamy and johnny nights. She reported her three children or also missing Mrs night brought the story to ahead. Marianne griffin began it permission. I gave information. That people in the neighborhood are all missing. They would also learn jesse. Judy and johnny sellers were missing and the common denominator in these missing persons. Was pee wee gaskins when they arrived at his home peewee. Wasn't there but the detectives did me sandy. The donna gaskins. It was the ex wife. Sandy who gave the detectives the lead they were looking for. Sandy snell gaskins told the police that peewee and cam often in prospect. Knowing kim was last seen with pee wee gaskins police quickly obtained a search warrant for pee-wee's trailer ninety miles away in prospect. It was there. They found clothing. That belonged to kim calkins. They also found a stolen car on his lot and he was arrested that same day for auto theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor took her out across county allows. It was a minor charge as far as compared to murder was certainly series and have to put him back in jail still. There was no sign of kim calkins who had been missing for nearly sixty days. Police detectives tracked down walter. Neely pee-wee's close friend and applied pressure. Walter buckled but. He had no idea where kim was. He didn't know we had taken her to stay with his daughter. Shirley and gaskins and her husband howard evans. Police knew she wasn't there anymore. Shirley ann thought camp had gone to indiana where she had some family. So police were in a bind. Walter had taken them to pee wee's burial grounds and they were knee deep in digging up bodies but still no word on kim calkins dead or live.
"bellamy" Discussed on The .NET Core Podcast
"If any advice or of say actually what you said on this podcast was wrong. Or any other podcast. Happy feel free to contact me. I've also been in the process of Building a blog which hopefully find it by the time this is out the blog will be live on. Hurry bellamy dot com. Because i couldn't think of a witty name for On that is available So so So that that'll just intending to write you know nothing. That's going to necessarily anything's going to change the world. But it's just sort of going through my junior development Have things that things that i come across any any problems that i've Encounter the been things where is missing documentation or something was difficult. Time is to overcome it. You want to share that. So i can learn in public so other people can basically not have the same pain that i've had a great believer in leading in publican being able to be able to share that with people. Okay what i'll do is. I'll make sure this links in the show notes for people who want to click. There is going to be a full transcription is partially a machine. Transcription so did there'll be some ones. That doesn't quite the the jason jason thing we talked about earlier on a one is at. Ccf its going to fall but for the most it's it's it's correct but yeah The bottom of that transcription of some stuff. The harry's doing when it comes closer to the time to release the episode. I'll check with harrington websites if it's not then i'll mildly yellow drew to get your finger out. Yes sorry. I forgot to say that. Yeah by handles h bellamy. So that's that's why you see that's the primary place you can reach me. Excellent okay. so we'll put links to all of latin charlotte's and the last thing that i have to say is thank you so much for being on the show is wonderful legacy stuff with you and we've gone for an hour and twenty minutes now under still lows to talk about because we didn't actually get to. How in the heck do you manage talking and asked her. How in the heck do you manage supporting frame. What apps with the millions of different framework versions required on computer and must be. It must be difficult. Well yeah it sounds like. We've got a lot of discussion so lots of other times. Absolutely euro is welcome back nine right. Thank you very long as this hasn't schedule. No in a while. I like you said i did thompson spaces in that. Didn't scare me away did it. But i just want to say thanks a lot of me on james been absolute pleasure and thanks for ruining the podcast so diligently all this time it's been it's been a value to me so i'm sure it's been a value to all the listeners out there so i just want to say thanks so are mine in their behalf and now whereas if you're interested as well put a link to the epa tabs and spaces that harry was on into the show not click that and listen to the even more harry counted because a wine out right. Why don't you. Why make you an internet superstar mouth as well certainly go. The face podcast. Well catching next. That was my interview with gary bellamy about the differences between supporting book greenfield and brownfield applications in both dot net slash five anton framework. Be sure to check out the show notes for a bunch of links to some of the stuff that we covered and a full transcription of the interview. The show notes is always can be found out dot net core dot show and they will be a link to them in your pocket and don't forget to spread the word the rating or review your but catcher choice ahead would you dot net call dot show forward slash. Subscribe for to do that and to come back next time for more dot net. Goodness see.
"bellamy" Discussed on The .NET Core Podcast
"Does the bill on. Harry's machine sends the e books in symbols data by machine. And i run from that but at the same time harry can hit build on. His machine doesn't conflict symbol genius. Genius i think the main takeaway from this is that if i send you a link please please. Don't click it. Not unless you are sending me a link to some kind of cat gif. You never know what i'll be embedded in that would you. Oh my goodness so. We're talking about how it gets easier. The closer to now you get. It gets easy but then legacy isn't now if we if we go back to my initial definition of sorry the initial declaration claiming that definition. Because it's not mine it's not mine everybody If we go back to that initial definition i. it's not just code. That was written. Twenty years ago is it could be code. That was written last week by By anybody you know. Could've it could've been you. You could've taken somebody could you could've taken ashore kuhn decided you know what i'm not gonna. Td this. because i don't have time and then it comes back to bite you a week later when you go. Oh no. there's a book in it and then he do get blame. It comes like your name. And then yoda. I am that which i said i would never be. Yes that's it. so then. What's the easter a difference. It must be different difference. We've just been ages complaining about framework a rather about supporting applications. That were written for not very much is a but what as the difference if there is a difference indeed between supporting apps on framework and supporting apps on coal and five. I mean you said they really haven't touched five. It's the same tooling right. Yup i think. I think the main thing my main takeaways the is the The the cic d. experiences easier and it's it's built more on testing digging wrong. You can definitely do. It's been written in a relatively recent version of visual studio and relatively recently. And even if not you could probably converted but core set-out from the outset to have these things as first class citizens in know doing unit testing is a is a first class citizen in the in the core ecosystem. It certainly. It isn't framework. It feels like it's enough to poll dependency. Injection is is is a first class citizen. Even you could argue. I'd say web viscera era orifice cost sisters in in When i i don't really feel that they are in in framework. You could argue. Nbc is is a is a big stride towards the but it still doesn't feel Slick as the experience. You have with With framework that. Sorry with call one thing. I didn't discuss. Which i think is quite a big difference actually is the configuration system in dominant versus dot net framework because the configuration system in dot net. Core is fantastic. And my opinion. I think the way that you can load bits of conflict over the sort of on top of each other and they kind of merge together into a you know a a whole which then becomes you can extract these pieces of configuration out in a structured fashion. They become you know you're not just getting strings out of you. Not using key value pairs anymore. You going right okay. Let's let's extract this i- options you know my poco or you know. Why don't we you know or you can get the configuration outlets walker. You can stick an interface on your on. You configurations class and start injecting that way and in then you put it into your dependency injection through. Its it's so much more integrated into the into. And if you've ever if you've ever used as your keevil with dip so great using it jacques evil and if you know if you have a thing well i i really can't. I don't know how not to embed my my application keys inside my inside my repo Volts a pretty. Good start stop you. Kiva is is great issue in And you can just add it. You know you can. There's i believe there's a configuration setting which is at odds york evil and you pass it some key e-zpass parameters you can get it to us managed identity as well so you can get it to to talk directly from an app service to these york evil as long as you wanted to permissions and scott the necessary permissions. It needs bank. There you go it pays in your room In your configuration. As if it was in jason filed underneath. I actually trying to. This was one of those. I can't get this to work properly. So i might do something totally ridiculous when you go full mad scientist. He s trying to solve some problem. I thought well well. I need to write dynamic configuration files on the fly. I shouldn't admit to this because this is this is pretty disgusting in some ways. But i'm gonna tell anyway just for the fun site. Well i i want to try and write a dynamic configuration file. As part of my pipeline. So i can. I can pass some things on the of nell pick it up. I don't really want to bother writing doing some. Jason decentralization to build jason. And i don't bill jason manually because that feels to heavyweight not feel it feels a bit nasty china much brackets and blah blah blah. But there's actually an ini file. Conflict provider built into net so any files. If you've never seen the are incredibly incredibly simple so you can just write out some. You know you can use power shelter right out. Loud straightens into a file save don dot any extension. And then you can write your app so that it checks forward any file with a particular name. Don't do that kids. Please don't do it but you can do it. And that's what counts. But i think. I think that's. That's the biggest difference. We've talked about a lot of stuff so far. But i think the biggest difference between framework can call is like the ease of use. Like you were saying then about. Oh i just need to add i'm extrapolating and i'm not quoting directly but i just need to add a few lines of codes in my app. Annika joke able to do it right. And like you said then it stops you from committing your secrets into source social which is I think if you to get up and such for removing apia such books such for the phrase removing api keys and you get millions of commits for loads of for all the different repos where somebody's committing removing a bianchi now brockman. That goes is what they've done is they've hot. Go to the. Api into some convey gore even in some code hickam pilots worked committed brilliant. Whoops of committed api remove it. That doesn't provoke it at all. Doesn't replace it in. Get history be rewind to fulfill that that get and get the api. So things like Is your keevil. Doesn't address version and a google compute version as well or indeed. Use a secrets which is wonderful for is just making it. Easier to fall into the pit of success brother. The pits a failure And i'm not trying to say donna framework let you fall into the failure rate. Did i almost any programming framework. Api library with let you fall into the pit valley if you really want to. But it felt at least with the comfort for me with donna framework apps. You had this huge. Xml file that. You have to figure way you'll come fig bit went into and if it went over a certain size he.
The Conviction of The Infamous Serial Killer, "Pee Wee" Gaskins
"And prosecutors convinced he had been involved in killing eight friends family members and associates over six years but convicting pee wee gaskins and sentencing him to the electric chair would prove more difficult than they would imagine. Eight bodies eight victims and eight chances to get convictions. They would start with the strongest case. The murder of dennis bellamy. Here's jim beattie to remind us of how it went down. Did his bellamy. It was the first person that he was tried for killing. First of all he was older brother of two other of period's victims. Diane bellamy neely and john henry knight he bullied want nearly beat him up. Put him in the hospital several times and he was one of those people that peewee would quickly say he did not deserve to live. He was a evil person in p. Was judging jerry on his mellanby right right there in his yard he pistol whipped has bellamy he was a fierce enemy of the pistol whipping occurred when dennis showed up drunk and caused a scene. Cussing groping women at one p was popular weekend cookouts
"bellamy" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"They'd be everybody in the whole here and also to those looking on the internet it. Welcome to center in tonight for the regular wednesday midweek meditation and to not right pleasure in presenting to you. Mr drew bellamy. Drew is a past president of the society. The president here just three to four years ago. I guess and is a very well. Esteemed steamed a member of the society. Jewish businessman is probably not your typical Made a tighter but he certainly knows a failure to that innovation in a of the bat buddhism but he also runs a fairly successful business here in perth. And he's one of the georgia's tears crab maybe and and indeed a family man as well so without further dude is big right pleasure to hand over drew. Who's going do tonight's meditation and and give us a tool. Thank you thanks dennis. Thanks for coming. Everyone and anyone who's watching online a you can't see online but the audience is mainly over this side so you might see right hand side a favorite so format. We've got an hour. And i was just going to do. Maybe twenty minute meditation and then to something walk at twenty five minute talk and that talks on view tonight and then we might have ten minutes for a bit of inside cuban. I consider myself a in any way. We have ten minute conversation on on what was discussed tonight. So we'll we'll start off with the meditation and i'll give you a little garden. Says we shall we should. We didn't lots of big place x threatens so as lots being dimmed just gently closing our eyes and Settling into the chair cushion that were on and getting a few for what sort of state your body into not. There's probably a little bit attention the body if you've had a working day and then rushed down some dinner come here you want. Stop feeling the body and feeling for this tension and you might start at your toes. You might wiggle your toes up to your fate. Just make sure they come to be placed in what position you might be sitting in. Must feel your cops intention may been on your fatal day. Nays a good rest is down as or any pains as you move towards hips for those of us. That are good. You might just focus briefly on the discomfort. Just ignore it as being part of the human condition muddy. You could you up your stomach. Maybe intention a rushing coming and going of the maybe just ignore that tension and give yourself mission to lift tension guy even this brief meditation and then moving up to the chest. Is there any tension chest tightness. That's stopping breathing fully in and releasing the breath flee out. There is any tightness. Maybe you can let a guy just deeply breathing not holding medaglia breathing out imagining tension dissipates. Outwards out breath moving up to your shoulders tile. This is a place for tension. Billion shelves.
Nats Defeat Yankees 11–4
"The nationals took advantage of three Yankees errors to score six times in the eighth inning of an eleven four route in the Bronx Josh Harrison slammed a three run Homer that put the nets in control we got prison with more opportunities no drive guys in today and you know we got it done so it was exciting to to have one of these games have one of those innings as well and it was it was a full team effort program to get the first game of the series Erin judge made the first error of the inning infielders DJ lemay you want Gleyber Torres also made a fitting miscues Juan Soto editor two run blast in the ninth Josh Bellamy young combs also went deep as Washington ended a three game losing streak let me hear what Gary Jack let me heal and Gary Sanchez homered for New York I'm Dave Ferrie
"bellamy" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"Let's accidents. So you're saying that i did to understand spiracy back in the days of the complete crap i was into it then to until it tell i completely found love with hundred mesh and has an old podcast on hundred mashed. If you want to go into it we can get to blow up some some sand of mine. that was cool but russian So yes. I think there's two things we can get into the the two big four as a natural gas in three and that was the word notre gross did not do so will mostly weather though. Yeah and actually over the course of if you look on average with you'll get henry hub. We've sort of been averaging three bucks before this year. Were at two bucks this year. And so you think about what's going on with natural gas. Well it is great. It looks a little greener. People are more comfortable with the pricing. They can hedge at three dollars and they can a lot of folks who are seeing the long-term directory of gas at at over to fifty and that's a considerable differentiating piece that we had a couple of years ago saying hey we could get down into the know. The twenty one outlook for gases pretty solid on declining associated gas production and alan g is going great guns right now Lemming we basically maxed out of liquefaction ellis and that's and that's a huge component of that so also so the other piece of this goes into those too big for it was liberty oilfield services saying that we're going to the hanes school and then yoji calling out this this dorado play which is really part of their eagle play and so you have to say why these two big companies saying hey were in love with natural gas when g made a concerted effort to pivot hard and fast against natural gas and left sort of everybody else in the dust and now they're saying hey we go back and the reason is the break evens are so low so to fifty. Mcs starts looking. Pretty damn good when you're when you can break even under a buck fifty and i think it was a gentle had said to a at a conference recently The india she said this week. We're basically they can if you can produce in the us for buck fifty and we can and you can get it to the coast and export for under three dollars around three dollars. And then you can get a rod for five bucks include action. You can start seeing where this makes sense. I think the transportation side is a little confusing but this the break evens in the us and that blue drive costs down. And i think if you're just now seeing if you're just now saying liberal field services just now getting to the hansel and poke the wells that produced right now. The pac twelve thousand mcse day on average monsters is a great wells. The hanes villas is crushing. It is thermally mature..
Harris Shot In Final Seconds Leads Philadelphia 76ers Past Los Angeles Lakers 107-106
"Lakers and the sixers play the game for the night last night. Lebron james lakers was there and of course. It was a night of solemn remembrance for many in philadelphia including joel embiid who was remembering kobe. Angie bryan with his custom shoes and it was a moment of silence for kobe. Philly native bellamy take into the third quarter with the sixers. Five with this very scary moments. Look gillette who go up and come down hard scary anyone be that but worst of all for embiid and it is lebron who makes the contact there and beat goes down hard and was in obvious pain afterwards. He said this you look at it a very dangerous player. Not guaranteed dining was may i would have probably been ejected. Maybe one way or another thankfully he came back and he was like fourth quarter. Pick it up a little over a minute. Left the lakers are down four. That's contagious. Caldwell pulled for three in the corner lakers within one lebron by the way had thirty four afterwards stop fifteen seconds to play. Lebron anthony davis yes. A at twenty three lakers the thirteen. Nothing to take the lead with eleven seconds left sixers last shot. Where are you going to go. Tobias harris for three to it's called he knocked it in twenty four points for harris twenty. Four embiid the lakers first road loss of the season. Sixers take it one seven one. Oh
"bellamy" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Bills. Big country feet were on the stairs. Miss Bellamy trembled for her knock. Wait a minute, Bill. I have not thought out what I'm going to say to you. And she left any stray spruce needles on the coffer had any fallen as she climbed the stairs breathless with recollection. Bells at the door. She knocked And entered with the tray. Explain that monstrosity, said Mr Bellamy, pointing to the Christmas reef She had hung last night at the stroke of midnight. Merry Christmas, Papa, dear. Oh, how cunning of uto hang up. Mistletoe. What girl in the world would want more than a bow like you. Can I have my presence now? It's one past midnight. Papa. Oh, Papa! Darling, you have given me a brass thunder for my fireplace. Oh, Papa, a medallion sewing drum. An emerald ring. Ah, purple velvet pen. Wa I wish you a very merry Christmas, Papa. Don't pretend you know nothing about it. My good woman. Why did you do it? Belle have you no respect for other people's property. Do you think I can have my bedroom, re papered every week or so merely for the sake of your vulgar whims. Kind, stupid. Bell shook out the napkin and she said as she sprinkled a little salt on the lightly boiled egg. I'm sorry, Miss Rhoda, that I know seemed to do what's right. I thought you'd like the wreath. The old lady cackled hideously as screamed you ghosts, you namby pen be hung it there myself. Made unruffled, smiled and said, Merry Christmas, Miss Rhoda. When she had gone, the spinster closed her eyes against Ernest Leonard's painted pine cones. She nursed her hurt. Like a baby. Had a nucleus breast. With tear Liss eyes. Yeah. Just just just just.
Ex-New York Jets WR Josh Bellamy charged in $24 million coronavirus relief loan scheme
"Former New York jets wide receiver Josh. Bellamy was charged for his alleged role in a twenty four million dollar fraudulent pandemic loan scheme. Oh, the US Justice Department arrested him in in Florida. He's charged with getting loans. Twenty four million dollars with the loans him in ten compadres. The wide receiver, former wide receiver spent it on Gucci. Dior. Jewelry Trips on casino trip I don't know this guy white possession type receiver wes welker Cologne. He's an African American receiver oh former receiver cut comrades. Lame they didn't They didn't know anything about the legal troubles. They just happen to cut them the day before the US Justice Department arrest
Former Chicago Bears Player Josh Bellamy Charged In $24M COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
"A former U of our football player and NFL player has been arrested. I am charged in a cove ID relief fraud scheme. 31 year old Josh Bellamy was charged in a federal criminal complaint in Florida with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The complaint alleges that Bellamy conspired with others to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent PPP loans. Bellamy is alleged to have obtained a loan of more than $1 million for his own company Drip Entertainment. Prosecutors say Bellamy spent the money on luxury goods and at a Miami casino. Josh Bellamy was a receiver who played it. Louisville under then coach Charlie Strong is NFL career included stints with the Bears and Jets.
Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox
"I'm Kim, masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as my usual banter buddy on the business, Matt Bellamy and Matt this is very unfortunate situation that has developed There's a sort of a back and forth in the black media world, their business antisemitic incidents most recently I think is nick. Cannon was on a podcast, endorsed some clearly antisemitic views about Jews controlling the media, and whatever the these are old tropes. I have to say to her credit. jemele hill weighed in saying this kind of talk is unacceptable as did Kareem abdul-jabbar and a column in the Hollywood reporter, but this nick cannon incident he led to him, being fired by Viacom CBS a, he initially clapped back, and said you know. The CBS was treating him unfairly, and then seemed to have major change of heart and apologized and said he was gonNA learn, and he was sorry for the hurt he had inflicted, but. What's interesting to me? Is that while he fired? He had this show on vh. One called wild and out and other things going on CBS. He also is the host of the mass singer on Fox and you know. How surprised are you that Fox said that apology is completely acceptable. We're hanging with you on the mass singer. Yeah, I mean this really does point to an interesting dichotomy that's emerging especially when you look at a lot of the heightened sensitivity around these issues of hate, speech and inappropriate comments that have really come about over the past six to eight months. Fox seems to be an outlier here and a lot of people have put it in monthly. Yes, a lot of people have pointed to Fox News, which obviously is the home of many incendiary comments? Tucker Carlson was recently forced to go on one of those quote, unquote preplanned Fox News vacations when it was revealed that his lead writer was revealed to be posting anonymously on racist and homophobic and sexist websites. This is always been you know. The Fox News is separate from Fox Broadcasting Corporation which is run out of La. It's all owned by the Murdoch's, but Fox's always positioned itself as we have the LA operation. And then we have this Fox News thing, but here you have. Have a very specific incident on a Fox show with the host of not just a Fox show the most popular show on Fox and the Murdoch seemed to be okay with it. It sends a message that this isn't just Fox News separate from the La Company. This is all one company in the Murdoch's seemed to be endorsing a very tolerant. Shall we say view of this kind of speech? Yeah, the MURDOCHS ARE GONNA Murdoch. You know they they run the company. It's theirs and. Walk is possibly even more conservative than his father Rupert I'm not saying that a person can't apologize. Learn but I think when you make comments like this that nick cannon made. You. You don't just return with no without missing a beat. It's like okay, thanks. That's great. That just feels to me like it needs a little bit more of a pause. And why don't you go away for a little while and seek the truth and come back when you you feel that you know there's been a an interval I. Don't know if you reversed the situation and he were white host. Making these kinds of comments about say black people. That host would still have a job. That's an interesting question I. Don't know, but what is also interesting is just the state of the. The Fox company now because until last year Fox owned a movie Studio Television Studio a lot of businesses that have traditionally more liberal and more creative types in them. Now they've gotten rid of all that stuff to Disney and the Fox company is Basically Fox, news sports and the Fox Broadcasting Company, and it really has allowed them to be insulated from what's going on in the rest of media, which has been very attuned to these issues and very intolerant of this kind of hate speech. Fox's now kind of sewing its own path. Yes, now it's a little more obvious. Thank you, Matt! Belen former editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters, and this is the Hollywood
Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown Twenty Years Matt Bellamy my usual Banter Buddy on the business and Matt the Ninety Third Academy Awards ceremony has been pushed from February twenty eighth to April twenty fifth for. Obvious reasons. The eligibility period for films which normally would end on December thirty first. It's been extended to February twenty eighth twenty twenty, one. Because of you know. These films have not had opportunity to play or necessarily get the kind of attention. They would normally get. That's the argument now. The Oscars has been pushed before in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, due to La Flooding, and then in sixty eight because of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King and again in one, thousand, nine, hundred, one, because of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan so I. Think it's fair to conclude that. When they pushed the Oscar ceremony something very very bad is happening as it is now, but this was necessary. However, if you're ABC, just from a business point of view, this is bad news. Also yeah I mean there's A. A couple ramifications here one is for ABC I mean this is their super bowl. They count on a ton of AD revenues about hundred forty hundred fifty million dollars in ad revenue last year that they can usually count on in February that is now pushed out of q one into cue to if the Oscars take place as planned which are that's a big question mark. Will we have big scale events with celebrities walking a red carpet even in April of next year? We don't know the second is the impact on the film released calendar because. Because assuming at some point that movies do comeback and we start to get movies released in theaters again these big year end movies that everybody sees every year and you know come out around Christmas time and get a lot of the awards attention and go on to win Oscars that window is now going to shift into the January February march window, which is going to change a lot of strategies for these film companies because you don't now have to crowd. You're movie into that year end corridor in order to make an impact with Oscar voters. Voters, you can give it a little bit more time and that February. March time period is usually a dumping ground where you don't put your best movies now. Maybe you're going to put your best movies there because you know, you can get Oscar attention as well as some box office. Yeah, and what's really still very unclear win theaters will open theaters, clinging to to July, as is as our Warner Brothers with Christopher Nolan's ten and a couple of Disney with Milan they push tenant two weeks i. don't really get how that solves anything but. It makes us so they're not I now Milan will be I will be the Guinea pig, so to speak and then Warner. Brothers we'll have tended after that, so they won't be the Guinea Pig the other thing that is. Speaking of Guinea Pigs. The academy is going to try to do require going forward diversity as a criterion for eligibility for Oscar and they haven't specified what that means I I would certainly not argue with the goal Hollywood has been very very stuck for a very long time in terms of diversity goals, but you know it's something where they have to be very careful. You can't just mandate something like that without really choosing how it works, you know and and again. I want to stress how I totally support that goal, but you're sort of a strange territory telling creative people you must do X. and we don't know what xs yet, but you know. This is something where I think. There's a swimming Zaidi that it will end up being like the most popular picture category that ultimately just sort of went away. This should work, but the question is how yeah! It's a big question because you know for years and years, the academy has always said that the diversity problem is not the academy's problem. It is Hollywood's problem, and it's just at the Oscars are reflection of what the industry is doing, so you shouldn't blame the academy for the diversity problems of Hollywood. This is a flip of that. They're saying we are taking this on. On as an organization and saying that you will not be able to be eligible for an Oscar unless you adhere to some basic diversity principles, and they have yet to articulate what those are, so they just WanNa. See what the logistics are going to
Cops and Live P.D. canceled following protests against police violence
"I'm Kim. Masters and this is the high. Would breakdown joining me is my banter buddy on the Business Matt Bellamy and Matt, the protests that have been going on around the world are really relevant to Hollywood and we see Hollywood. Reacting are trying to figure out how to react to broader concerns about racism and also concerns about the way. Television and movies have contributed to the perpetuation. Of an idea about police, and how they function, this is just filters all kinds of programming, even if it's not a cop show, and it has created a situation where the cops in the public mind get a certain amount of benefit of the doubt as the heros that they are portrayed, even if they break the rules. And, so this now is something we see cops being canceled. We see a live PD, which is hit for an e cops has been on for years and his money maker, but like PD is Annie's number, one show and Anne pulled the plug. Yeah, and they pull the plug after recently ordering one hundred sixty episodes of the show and I think that's really a testament to the soul searching that's going on at a lot of these networks, and if you look at the top ten most watched shows from the past season most viewed you look at blue bloods you look at Ncis you look at Chicago PD. You look at all. All of these police oriented shows that that really do portray these police as flawed, but ultimately heroic, and I think that's what's really going to be the subject of soul-searching, and I wonder if you know beyond the obvious like these verite shows that you can go after right now I wonder if the creatives behind some of these police, procedural shows are really going to reassess how their characters are portrayed. Yeah, I mean most of these shows are run by white men, and there's a certain accepted myth about how things work at is not based in reality, and these shows don't reckon very often with racial injustice and how the Justice System Perpetuates racism. You know it's interesting. My Colleague Lesley Goldberg talked to Warren light who runs law and order Svu and asked him you know how `bout this portrayal, and he's sort of had to say. It was clear that Dick Wolf would ever who, in he has so many shows on TV, and they run in reruns. That Dick Wolf whatever you know. Step away from that portrayal of cups and again this filters through, and it's not just about cops. I mean you just saw Hbo Max pull gone. With the wind because of racist stereotypes, the glorification of the South in the era of slavery. It'll be back. It's not being censored is still available. You can buy a lot of these shows that are being looked at but. It the they're going to bring it back with some context to make it clear that this represents a certain view of the world that is no longer acceptable view of the world and Disney did that when the Disney plus dreamer launched. They realized that some of the Older Walt Disney content was not culturally appropriate anymore, and it's easy to alter things from the past, but what's more interesting to me is when we go from here. Here, and whether these concerns that have come to the forefront today where you see the entire New York Times nonfiction bestseller list devoted to issues of race and injustice. This is clearly permeating the culture right now, and where will Hollywood take it? There's GonNa. Be a lot of scrutiny on the content of these shows going forward. Yeah, I think we're going to need some change in the executive suites, but we'll see going forward. Thank you. Thank
California to announce protocols to resume Hollywood production
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Bellamy and Matt. Hollywood is just thirsting to get back to work. There are so many tens of thousands of people who work in this industry and are unemployed. And of course you know as a huge ripple effect People are trying to come up with inventive ways to go back into production. Of course the state the state is a key part of this and Gavin. Newsom our governor who has been trying hard to control the the spread of disease from this outbreak did say that as of Monday there will be some protocols in place and he believes that most counties in California unfortunately not La county where word the numbers are still not so good. They're getting better but they're not. They're behind other counties but the great majority of counties will get these protocols and he believes they'll be able to start some kind of production and that's a big deal because I think a lot of people in town figured that the restrictions on production we're GONNA last months and months and if people can start going back to production in the next weeks or so. That's a big deal. I mean we saw Over the past week you reported on a plan that Jason Blum. The horror producer has to house people in a hotel on the universal lot and to carefully go back to production We saw tyler. Perry Georgia released an extensive plan this past week where he is going to personally fly people on his private jet. He's going to quarantine them when they arrive. They'RE GONNA use protocols on the set of his shows that he does and he is going to try to create a enclosed universe for people working on his shows and that may be the new normal for a while. Productions are allowed to proceed. But there's going to be these different protocols of WHO's allowed on said where they're allowed to go when they're not working and increased sanitation protocols. Yeah I mean you do worry a little bit about human nature. I mean this producer in Thailand is actually in production now and people have armbands or wristbands of some kind that you're allowed to stand here. You're allowed to stand there you know. They're big questions looming. Like who is willing to go where I mean tyler. Perry's talking about flying people on private jet. Which is I guess in that respect. It's very good to be something more than one respect. Good to be tyler. Perry but commercial flights You know any kind of sizable crew. That's going to create such an open door for problems. And the Jason Blum production that I wrote about where they want to actually put them in a hotel adjacent to the lot and they don't have approval they say they're not gonNA go forward without approval from authorities and protocols and play. I think they'll have to run it pasta. Sag after all of these things are going to be required but that Zeh have no insurance. So that's a six point five million dollar budget. If that has to shutdown universal will be like well okay but you can't do that on a big production and you can just see the insurance companies. Who are not writing any any policies for covid. Nineteen right now. You know when they do if they do at some point will be scrutinizing for any lapse in following protocols and people. Aren't that great following protocols. No but something has to be done. I mean there was this this past week a call with the governor and some executives and people who are on the recovery taskforce talking about this issue and it's predictions are that there will be a one hundred sixteen billion dollar loss to the entertainment industry over five years and they've got to figure out how to get back to work because there is staggering unemployment in this industry and there is a way back if you take precautions and the insurance industry will come around. They may not be writing policies right now but at some point. This is our new normal until there's a vaccine the insurance industry will catch up and they will figure out how to write policies for these productions slowly and maybe with push from the federal government of some people in Congress. Get THEIR WAY. We'll see
"bellamy" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Surveillances. Perfect any kind of resistance will be difficult Maybe futile but the fact that the propaganda machine is working so hard all the time it makes me think that that is a mask for a deep sense of insecurity because if they really had the kind of control that I kind of worry that they have. I don't think they'd have to worry so much about what we think. And getting our by and pitting us against each other so maybe there is time to grow a couple of pear trees. Yeah it's been it's been very revealing. I think to have seen this year though in the Atlantic and The New York Times articles that are explicitly sort of mask off saying we need to ditch the whole free speech paradigm. We need censorship. It's very important and I think that does I agree. It shows a kind of a kind of desperation to move things as quickly as possible. I'm not sure exactly what that's about an I. I struggle to understand it in some ways because I I feel like if I were on top you know I I'd be trying to move it by inches in as slowly as possible so people don't even really notice it so I don't know if that's an insecurity about the fact that old guard media seemed to be dying and there's so much alternative media on the Internet that people are accessing in so there's a kind of insecurity about control over official truth. I don't know if it's an insecurity about Sort of American empire having various problems if it's an insecurity about some like hitting ecological limits. It's hard for me as well. I think they I wonder. Sometimes if it's an a generational or internet generally racial opportunity that they see that they've got this Jen rising. Where they're they've been weaned on their screen since were babies and made this cash before. My mother watches Fox News. My kids get everything from Youtube. I was there for the dawning of the Internet. So I saw all the truth while it was sucking us into our addiction by thinking it was good thing and maybe they feel like this is the moment to kill off all the boomers and he. I mean that's what they're doing and then convinced this generation that they're giving checks for sitting around plugging in and tuning out tuning in plugging in tuning in. And then take this opportunity to say. Okay everything's changing right now. You can't even keep up with all the changes. I think you're right about that Monica. There's always two simultaneous methods. That are going on that these propaganda social engineers use. They use one. They try to legitimize what they're trying to push through and then the other one is like you mentioned a moment ago. Bellamy it try and do it. Subtly outside of people's awareness so that ultimately when people look around and it has put in place but it doesn't really impact them because it didn't happen all at once the legitimization process is is exactly what you're saying when they see the opportunity when more and more people are okay with what they're trying to push through they put that message out there and people start asking for it and start agreeing with what they're saying and then they can assure shirt and faster And they'll they'll push or pull on the things that are working. Throw everything out there against the wall. What it doesn't stick come back to that later yet. I suspect what is catcher coming down? The pipe is some kind of universal basic income. As as you were hinting at Monica which is just to kind of make you comfortable with the transition. Yes which they this is. Something that annoys me is that they push the technology they subsidize the Technology Department of Defense put so much into the university's building technology. Then they tell us that. Oops technology's taking all of your jobs here. We're going to give you pay off but we pay for that technology. That's like our jobs that that chafes me sure. So what what do you? I'll just Kinda wrap up with this question of do you feel like can you give some insight into how as such a young person you were willing to. I feel like you've kind of stepped out of the gone off the grid earlier than most people and I wonder if there was an Aha moment that maybe can help awaken younger people to you know kind of still have the time to make make a good life out of me it would be just it would just be a it would be a an act of psychic exhaustion rather than hit ennobling hope and I want you to impart if you would some some some thing that might attract people taking control of their lives in that way having some insight even if it's just a book read a Gateway Book. Okay your invitation to desertion. Perhaps sure I'd be happy for anyone to be reading that. I think that does kind of summarize the case as I see it. I mean I wrote that a few years ago. I've read it little bit differently now. I guess yeah. I think I ended up doing this because I thought it was the the sort of right any Completely off grid obviously speaking to through the Internet I mean I have electricity I house and stuff but I guess I decided on this because I just thought no matter what happens. We're going to need people who have built up autonomy outside of the normal economy whether it's because the system starts to degrade and fall apart under its own contradictions. I mean people are going to need a food systems and knowledge of how to create those food and fuel systems in RO building materials. That kind of thing If there ends up beings them kind of you know civil war or sort of mass insurrection. Scenario people are going to need this kind of thing if if we're able to you know what I would like to see. The kind of soft landing withdraws strategy alert need to be doing that. And it's the kind of thing that you know basically I decided to do this and do media it. Sometimes we think of of doing the good as this kind of sacrifice like you like you have to do the right thing even though you don't really want to. I think that's a really backward in degraded morality. I mean I think when you do the good it makes your life better. And that's what I see myself doing. I'm happy doing what I do. I don't get up in the morning. And think like a gotTa go. Whatever the testing day is I think is you. Use your mind to use body. I think those are the two things you hit on the two things that are really appealing to the whole person so to a real human being a three dimensional human being which is that. It isn't just a series of chores is how I kind of think of growing but you are the first of all the way. You've cracked the code on that though. I of course. Brilliant and beautiful but that it's an act of booth of knowledge and a repository of knowledge building knowledge which is very appealing to kids from what? I see that they really like that a lot. And if you pour garbage into their brains they'll suck it up like a sponge but if it's something inherently good I think they recognize that and being creative I think also is a need and I'm not saying you just have to like finger painting. Just whatever creation is if it's a beautiful writer Bellamy beautiful right that is clearly an act of art and I love it and I can see that being very satisfying and I and this repository of knowledge concept is so important. Someone recommended to me that I buy the foxfire series just to have in book. Have you heard of this? The Fox series. Yes so it's this repository of knowledge from mountain people. I think I don't know if it's Appalachia what I just got it. So it's this important repository of knowledge and just think that it is inherently appealing. What you're saying and that you're happy I believe it inside of so how yes. So how can people learn more about what you're doing and kind of access your stuff directly going forward for our listeners? Can you give us a little rundown of what's the best sure? I have a really shitty little website. That's going to be working on to make it a little better. It's IT'S BILL FITZPATRICK DOT COM And I'M GONNA be adding links to it and so forth I started recently doing a video With a friend who arrived at a similar position to mind by going through right wing half rather than my mind. I went through a left-wing path. I don't really concern myself. Left wing or right wing. I think he would say the same but he went sort of the way and arrived at the same roughly the same conclusion. And that's called liberty and logos. Were on hiatus right now. 'cause he has a whole complex situation going on but we're going to get back to doing it regularly I have a blog on there and I also do a journal. Backwoods that is print journal print only and their two issues out now and I just created a new editorial collective to be working on the third. And if you want to know about any of these things I have contact form on my website and you can just reach out to me through that I have really enjoyed liberty and logos. I hope that you guys get back to that there. The funniest the funniest thing I I did have to give yourself let had a little chuckle as somebody emailed you kind of started taking shots at fire which I get it like. Would you can just reduce the technology thing to absurdity. And then you answered well. Some people think that like green that I mean gray matter was really our downfall. Any ability to for abstract thought kind of separated US our most natural state. So you can get searched. Always actually glad that you pointed out than it does not have to be that way that there can be something accessible and hopeful about it and I absolutely love the idea that we have some time and people I think people I think that there will be a critical mass of people who are awakened by. What's happening here? It was very unnerving for me to realize how quickly the powers that be could. Just turn off the Spigot of my most basic necessities. I mean I don't know how to get clean water. I mean I could not dry. Couldn't survive three days so that woke me up. I mean nine not enough to get off the couch because but most Americans are getting paid to stay on the couch. They're probably GONNA not wake up anytime soon but I think they're plenty. People will wonder about the this sort of normalization of universal basic income asocial control mechanism because you get people dependent on it and then you can just sort of you turn it off or decrease it or whatever at as a way to punish descent then at that point maybe they just start sterilising people without their knowledge. I mean what do they need them for? You know what I mean. Yeah yeah sure that that I know is I know in of Rockefeller Conspiracy World that I needed to that. I'm not familiar with. I know one of the the recurring ideas that seems to come up in that circle is that they need to decrease the population to about one billion which means you know one seventh of what is now right. Yeah that's let's hope that's a long term and not a short term plan as a mom I just to touch on the were. You brought up about the fire and stuff yet. You can sort of rewind. The technology thing is as as much as you want and sort of say like. Oh it was a mistake for ever to have come out of the trees. I will say that there are some interesting essays. I ultimately disagree with them and think that they're wrong but there are some interesting essays by kind of dissident public intellectual Johnson who did look into the kind of almost as deeply as you can into looking at things like how does our concept of time functioned in authoritarian way and the way that we measure time and some of his very interesting stuff. So I'll just give I shout out to him yeah I actually did not mean to come off mocking at that. Really because I- i- questioning assumptions is the one thing that could probably save us that that that's the essence of propaganda. People don't question that much they don't question what's actually the propaganda on the surface. Much less the underlying assumptions once. You start questioning assumptions. It's a lot easier to understand what you know to be true and what you do not know to be true. And that's the beginning of knowledge. So I I respect the person a lot of fire. I didn't think about it. I thought of it if I if I thought it would email but I but it is funny that you can just keep going back. But I but I I would that idea of time. Yes because then that connects to the kind of next dimensional thinking which we might have to say for another time ensure I'll ask you about I'll ask you about pan psych as a next time. If you'll do it and I really appreciate your time. I I love exploring your work. I think I might have to get your print publication. I do feel that will be my steph. That'll be crossing over the line. I will join you as a pretext. Luddite Yes yes. I know I believe it so thank you so much bell may really really appreciate it and I.
"bellamy" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Welcome to the propaganda report. This is Monica Perez. I'm Brad Brinkley. These Kuroda Times I think many of us are wondering how we got so cowering lead dependent for every necessity of life on assistant totally beyond our control. I recall a gun. Rights advocate. Say You may some day have no hope of prayer for a good guy with a gun to come. Secure your home but I never imagined that someday I might have nothing more than a prayer to secure my next meal. Well our guest today did imagine that it has been doing something about it from exploring his materials. Ever since I first heard of him I find a simple description eludes me. So I'm going to go with the easiest label his a anarchist. But so much more we're GONNA dig into all of it so without further ado. Let me introduce Bellamy Fitzpatrick Bellamy. Welcome fix so much for having full. Thank you for your time. I imagine you're very busy person. In every way both in how you conduct your life and how you share your message and insights with people who like me who this is just one of those situations. I always knew that their whole ways of thinking. I never even thought of just hold big picture things and your when you on a Pete Canoas podcast and I had just read. I never even thought of Reading Ted Kaczynski's manifesto and then like they did some Netflix thing. They were talking about it and he has he put out a book recently. Kind of probably rehash of that at included. The manifesto called technological slavery. I don't know what possessed me to buy it. Who they put it was like. Oh Wow I get it. And that would explain why my efforts to kind of promote liberty and restore the bill of race like it just feels kind of hopeless like we've moved beyond that and then. Pete said you should listen to Bellevue. Fitzpatrick. I just did a podcast with him. And then I just had to pick your brain myself. But I don't think my listeners really know too much about green anarchy or kind of where you're coming from or why even for me. Identifying technology as the problem was a big leap and it was recent so I just wonder if you could give us a little a little bit about your background. What green kissed is and kind of what your bigger philosophy? Maybe what you're doing sure so I guess I'm not sure how to unpack that. It's too much. That'd be the whole hour. I'm not saying anything else. The entire time I unpacked. Evita my story on on Pete's PODCAST and I'm not sure how much your audiences overlap and I would hate to be redundant and talk about myself a lot so I guess I'll just say on. I'm someone who I'm good. Feel free to give us anything. It doesn't matter it's a this. It was so new to me that hearing it twice it would be a benefit. Sure sure. So I'm I'm someone who I think like lot of people. I was drawn to radical politics through early experiences so grew up with a somewhat dysfunctional family. I loved it very much but there were problems in the home and the police got involved at various points so I think at an early stage of life I was sort of inoculated with this idea that the state can be an adversarial force in that. It's not just there to help you. Secure your safety and so forth and eventually seeing The little bit of forest around my home clear cut at a young age. I was very troubled in disturbed by that in wondered. Why are these things happening to the natural world around me where these things happening to my family? Than as I became a teenager I became more and more troubled by what seemed like a kind of world system that was just devouring nature and it was only a few years later that I became more able to piece it together. Into a the beginnings of a cohesive worldview say around the age of nineteen was when I started calling myself an anarchist generally and then a few years after that I got more and more into the green tendency and part of that came out of experiences doing various kinds of I guess what I would call normative left activists kind of stuff and very quickly seeing the limits of that. And how so much of it was aimed at S- really petitioning this ruling system to accommodate you better and even when that activism involved more superficially adversarial tactics like you know Street protests that edge into being riots or blocking things and the you know these sort of normal activists things of chaining yourself to something or something like that. It's still when you got past that kind of superficial oppositional nature. You're still basically asking the state this bureaucracy. These corporate forces to Church to change on behalf of your begging and so I quickly got frustrated with that and and got more into green anarchism which I guess if I were to put it in a phrase would just be anarchism that if if you consider anarchism ethical system that then leads to a particular political view coke green anarchism doing that but in a way that really looks at ecology and technology as fundamental components of that. And I think you can. You can trace it. Will you can trace it way back. Because you see there are a various thinkers in the West and elsewhere who were concerned with the role of Technology. You see that in for example the ancient Don you see it in. Plato actually You see it in the STOIC. But I guess I would say the modern tendency really got going with people like Henry Throw and Leo. Tolstoy throw in. Tolstoy anarchists have signed. I would say and who were not just concerned with political authority but kind of the feeling toned fabric of life. What does everyday life look like? What are your relationships? Are they with living beings or are they with these kind of unnatural settings that we create for ourselves? Tolstoy being Christian was very enamored of voluntary simplicity. And and this kind of immediacy of life experience that meant Eschewing technology to a certain degree you also see The nineteenth century geographer an anarchist Clues who was really. I think one of the first modern Western people to be talking about what we would now call via regionalism. So this idea that different ways of life are suitable to different local ecology and we should actually be thinking about how to intimidate ourselves with the ecology around us and not just have this sort of standardized industry-driven way of life that is papering over the relationships with the organisms in our immediate environment. Yeah yeah no I. I could literally I do. Listen to your stuff like I will listen to you for hours without saying anything because I do but I think I just wanted to point out something that I I notice a lot. Two things one is that the it seems to me that the biology the bio regionalism St. This is the thing. I'm trying to like reconcile I'M A. I'm a libertarian. Party libertarian like black and white kind of libertarian. But it's not that I'm closed minded. I will I get. I get this and I'm beginning to like beyond this with because it goes to what you were saying about. Chaining Yourself RETREA. You're just bagging and I feel like I've been thinking about what to do how to restore justice sanity. Whatever within the system and I think the system has is it has grown beyond that being able to constrain it. But I feel like as a as a libertarian. I still don't want to use like Force or higher level of organization in order to solve these problems and the bi-regionalism thing makes me think back at what maybe the emergence of culture as a reflection of the geography and geology around them. And that's how that actually the the civilization the technology the pushing down of an overarching control structure onto that was what went wrong so for me. I'm like as a libertarian. How do you get? How do you get people to respect the environment that like forcing them? But it's it's kind of in a way looking to that the that the system the overlay is a mistake. You know is like a is like a corruption of maybe the dual nature of Man. Whatever like it's just purely materialistic power structure that's over what the natural relationships would be and and so. It's easier for me to reconcile the libertarian thing. When you look at what like closer to our natural organization would look like By looking back so my regionalism idea but I I wonder if what did you. What did you want to say? I have a question about something that you said you. You said that you were you saying that you got frustrated with corporate type of activism will frustrated. I guess with the the sort of normal left activism. Like the you know doing these protests doing these blockades of things doing these This kind of standard stuff from anything from campus activism to kind of big organization. Yeah Yeah it just I. I was doing that for few years. Fairly a fairly involved way and every time I just thought this is going nowhere for one reason or another. It was would be obvious to me. That wasn't really going to go anywhere. That's interesting we cover a lot of that stuff and notice that it is often controlled from the top and the goal post often shifted about what the goals are to string the activists long. Yes yes I think. That's exactly right. I saw that in action when the students kept protesting austerity in Europe. And at the same time I was protesting obamacare and some tourists on a train in DC sesame. What's all this Ruckus about and I said? Well you know how you guys go out on the street and beg for a an end to austerity and more government spending. We're actually fighting to have more having less of it and and that's when it started to hurt me like those people. The argument the best argument for more liberty is in the big sense of the word. Is that with the with the State? Really? You can't even like vote with your dollars. You can't vote with your feet you you just have to beg to to beg into vote and And to really just play this role in one way or another that is giving legitimacy to the state right whether you vote or you protest either way you are you're Reaffirming in emphasizing. The idea that these are the masters of your life and you relate to them in various ways but it's always about getting them to do something for you and this naked they frame it and set the terms so I have a question though that relates that from the Kuczynski stuff and I know it sounds scared like tags in ski. I'm also I just finished his or am almost finished with the biography. Harvard in the unabomber just to kind of put my feet on the ground. Like you have to separate out has thoughts with his actions his own psychological problems but but the but his thoughts and he admits himself in his manifesto that they're not original and he cites references stuff but he really writes some very well in a way. That's very accessible. So I found it helpful to refer to what he is saying a little harder to get through like Elul and thank you very much for this food recommendation. Take me some time but what Kaczynski said is basically that I think from going wrong. That technology runs the show. And then it's going to that. We all pivots technology..
TV advertisers are changing the channel
"I'm Kim Masters and this is Hollywood breakdown joining me as my regular Banter Buddy on the business at felony and Matt normally a lot of reporters would be gathering with a with masses and masses of advertisers in New York. This time of year for the upfront presentations when these advertisers are are given very splashy star studded presentations in places like Carnegie Hall Where CBS does presentation and these they unroll the fall shows and they they and there's huge parties. I mean this is where billions of dollars worth of advertising are are starting to get sold on the basis of the shows. I remember the year back when they played. Abc played the entire pilot for modern family. That's really rare. It's what you do when you think you have something great and you think all the advertisers will want to be a part of it and you can make a lot of money. So of course there's not a prince this year and their virtual. They're doing these things they're trying to do them. In one way or another different networks taking different approaches some of them are having sort of virtual presentations. Some of them are having smaller. Smaller group presentations virtually of course and it augurs badly all of this because advertisers are really fleeing the businesses not there. It's going to really really be devastating for television that is driven by advertising. Yeah I mean this has been analogize by a couple of analysts to the two thousand eight recession and what that did for the print advertising market which is it exacerbated trends that were already afoot and just absolutely accelerated and made them devastating to the print. Business and people think that this might be the case for traditional LINEAR AD driven networks. Where there are you know. They're the trend has been away from these massive commitments but the business has been okay because they've been able to get creative and come up with hybrid ad packages that a lot of advertisers could buy into but this year. I mean there was a Wall Street Journal piece this past week that estimated just in the third quarter between a billion and one point five billion in ad commitments are just going to go away and advertisers are experimenting more and they're seeing more traction on digital platforms and they're using this pandemic to experiment and do do things and will that Ad. Revenue Comeback knows. Yeah they have the ability advertisers in many cases to cancel existing commitments. To get out there trying to I mean they buy these ads well in advance of the TV season and they do have in some cases an chance. They did have a chance to cut back on some of their commitments before may first so things like General Motors pepsi-cola and and Pepsico and cracker barrel and General Mills. Big Huge companies have been trying to take advantage of that cancellation option to varying degrees. And and there was a survey released from something called advertiser perceptions that marketers will plan to spend thirty three percent less this year during the up fronts compared with last year and that is a six point. Six billion dollar decline. If that's right and I'll read you a quote from the one of their executives the upfront strikes at the heart of the uncertainty advertisers are struggling with. They can't commit long term but at the same time you know they do. Advertising isn't going to go permanently away if you're hoping lower to attract customers you got gotta advertise somewhere and TV. I think it's still a big tent broadcast TV. And the ratings have been up for broadcast network. They've been up everywhere during the pandemic. But we're starting to see some softening as these were made it. Home episodes become more ubiquitous. I think that's probably going to continue over the summer. In the fall. People are afraid to spend money so advertisers can advertise but people aren't necessarily buying and those companies are hurting to thank you. Matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy joins me this Monday at one thirty business. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
"bellamy" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Bellamy are making this roster sounds like a buddy cop show I can say Bellamy this fall on NBC listen as long as I write I really don't care a line I would say even that feels like if you're stealing my material I might I might be partly rated care homes those that I. flattery whatever they say about that yes everywhere imitation yeah it is it gets the point where it's only in your supply was right though yeah but I was right it's just there's no coming back it's like that it's like the U. mad bro meme on the internal coming back for that can't do anything don't you you absolutely can we had a lot of text here on the attacks one five six six nine zero yeah in what one of the things that was pointed out here Nick right apparently with the FS one predict the Broncos ago three thirteen that's what I I even listen to Nick right I I don't know if he's a nice guy or not it D. blocked me on Twitter once and then recently out of nowhere unblock me busy after his nuggets take your member that a couple years ago when they were in the playoffs movies last year like you said the nuggets there have the star power internally blocked okay yeah he he he walked me for our friend could you ball yeah I'd put out some Brock Osweiler information with Mike McCall a couple years ago and he was like well they should go good Colin Kaepernick Michael they already tried that road also Makuch McCauley and asked whether have a relationship and he just walked effects I guess you'd like facts or something anyway block letters whatever we've got a lot of people chiming in our poll question Anthony route thirty three what's the biggest bigger hot take my men on the Top Gun or where we are on the call sheet of green day's American idiot Monroe certain swing a little bit more in your favor right now almost fifty four percent are saying it's my mess of Top Gun right now been around forty six percent so this is closer than I expected I I really well I don't know I mean it's sort of residences I do what that's about but wouldn't dare physical and say that I'm not like I got a mandate from the American people you know well sandy has a really good facts ready to go out I think helps way this thing back even NGL telephones and ten which one how Green Day American idiot has a Broadway show and Top Gun just isn't that curtain one thanks it's weird spin facts Katz a long time SO good how dare you how dare you bring cats into this spider man into the dark got a Broadway show with all music by you too from pretty cool actually watch that still I don't see that Albert but I can't get through the disaster is is a disaster for the movie was was hot it's going in a direction like you know cats was a Broadway show there that's something so you think Tom could and should have a Broadway show so we can all laugh and say how much that sucks you pretending you wouldn't go see I think a Kenny Loggins scored it doesn't belong on Broadway I think they're missing an opportunity for it to be on it I can't wait to see somebody pushed a little cardboard jet plane across the stage the buzz the tower this is systematic way Broadway's got a little bit more off off Broadway I think there's a little bit more production budget but like there's there's off Broadway there's off off Broadway and then there's like that show which is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean outweigh underground they recreate the goose thing they're like throw him ejective office when you see like all of a sudden they replace it with like a like a stuffed dummy like they just throw him will use real sand for the vitals right yeah because that's the meter which says heat lamps and glistening just the second worst move to gratuitous worst scene in movie history who is seen in in in a couple things here is from crystal lake with the did the draft but I'm also not going to pretend bowls is the answer long term or that they still can't bring in better competition this year I'm I'm with ya listen we're we're kind of on the same page what we were saying up to the draft is what they're going to do right that doesn't necessarily mean it's it's completely the right thing or everybody has to I read a lot for them to go not got Trent Williams personally but I was more interested in relaying the facts and what was going to happen that's what we do on the show we you know we don't need it to discord she with Dragonfire hot takes you know we we don't have to pretend that the competition is beholden to some special interest we don't have to make things up for you what would have to craft a narrative so that you guys will listen to I'll have to beg for listeners you guys listen already could you call we we do think you're cool I don't have to I don't have to see here may end and craft this narrative the jury duty has to score fifty million touchdowns and and nine billion yards in order to validate the pick him at fifteen I don't need to do stuff out of the big for listeners yeah I'm not the Keith sweat a radio for it but that one place that one place you're welcome that would place a book the overwhelming response by the way that tweet you sent out about that that that I take right if people just railed it but I went through the the comments are written it's still destroyed it doesn't they don't have to put a number out there to validate the pick does he make the offense better we'll be able to tell we Jerry duty hits the field that's where we'll be discussing if the pick was worth it before we started training camp miss me with that one right back I got to take a shower in the orange blue kool-aid battle here I want to let let's go ahead and do this right now by the way good job out there let's going because right now what does it mean for Jerry Judy K. what does it mean if Jerry Judy is wide receiver one this year what we saying about Jerry Charlie hurt no then either Jerry Judy exceeded expectations came out like gang busters and completely validated that picks or Courtland had a regression one of the two okay are you going to lean towards knowing what we know about jury duty knowing what we know about Courtland Sutton are you gonna lean towards the positive end of that spectrum or is this one of those like Hey listen Cortland regressed the mob you know where our lives not wider C. one was a good thing the upside I mean we're we're we're all curious here right okay saying why not I can't see a scenario in which that that's a real I can't either especially what drew lock importance of rebel to establish Kerr at the end of the year in fact actually in reality what we should be talking about is no offense the second that style that's a conversation I'm interested in having yeah is no fat or Jerry Judy wide receiver to Eric ones as for for putting labels on it we're we're we're talking ranges here for just a little bit okay I don't like I and I get that I get that that's we gotta do for this conversation but let me preface this conversation by saying I don't care wide receiver one wide receiver to tight end one tied into I don't care just catch the ball at the end of the day if you got production cool okay limit let me frame like this that okay what if he is wide receiver one by Lee's definition amount of yards yes the most yardage on the TV all that that's not something we expected right but cool that validates the pick me change the trajectory of what you think about this often doesn't it I would think so I mean it depends on the manner in which they got there but yeah I mean the kind of Dallas I mean it's not your fault well said be John reductions on this team where you're peppering him with fifteen to twenty targets yeah Michael Thomas were you just force feed me balls are going to be like that well but I've been I mean I think that there is there's only a certain number of balls to go around and all the sudden we got some exciting skill position weapons so somebody's gonna get all it's gonna be feast or famine different ways for different people somebody's gonna get short changed because there's too many weapons at this point you know if these guys progress the way we think they will there's too many people are not a balls to go around okay so let's go to the other in the range on jury duty and and again this is more of a ceiling to floor has a four hundred yard four touchdown season yeah we're gonna call that a disappoint okay somebody upset so he B. wide receiver for on this team at that point basically a receiver for because usually for three or four yeah because you're thinking like okay well obviously Courtland Sutton did well or did what we expected weighted landed well so who's the other guy even the targets with creek was a ham or was he Alberto dot so what we're we're trying to establish a range that that ultimately what this game is is trying to establish a rage the high end of jury duty is a he's over a thousand yards if you're charging for a thousand yards anybody who called the anybody who said anything negative about that draft pick should be launched to the moon although those people the ones you're referencing those who would say well we inspired him to be better because we were so negative about the pick right because radio duties the guys it's clearly pushing the buttons for for NFL players but if he comes in in the Los Angeles say I'm the one that self absorbed and self important nobody said it all the way out here actually a lot of people say that about you but but on the low air so unimportant it's ridiculous I don't listen on the low end okay what does it mean if Jerry Judy has as you put a four hundred or so your receiving year he he struggles kindly Christine is healthy the entire does it help you talk to Chris Simms predicted him outside his top five wide receivers he can't get off press man he doesn't play physical I'm not I'm about what is rolling my eyes right now they're like what does it mean if we're coming through the season same boy cherry tree seems like he's struggling he's swimming in the soup out there what does it mean what we say about role that's a thing like the the wide receiver position takes a long time to develop it typically takes two to four years for a wide receiver really hit their stride in a week so if he comes out going off like gangbusters cool good he's ahead of the curve if he doesn't we don't know yet it's too early to evaluate what you got is flamethrower radio guy out here make it up this stuff well you have to get these benchmarks I've arbitrarily set but he's a bust well we don't know I know not and I'm not trying to be that guy by the way this is more just for all I know you're not I I've yet very specifically not calling somebody out by name that I'm calling out yeah but I think we we can I'm not traceable couch it as loop takes awhile for receivers to develop Jerry rice had forty nine receptions for nine yards and three touchdowns in his first season how many people call that a boss if you had forty nine catches for three touchdowns in your rookie season now their recent disappointment there will be P. their flamethrower radio guy would be ready to roll this guy over instead of the all time leading receiver in NFL history takes a little bit time it does and there's an investment there so you know it it's not like we talked about quarterback a year one year terrorized by one year fifty seven yards a game and had three touchdowns for season is a sixteen game season nineteen eighty five only people right here you're right tomorrow LA can't draft draft is Jerry rice clown only scored three touchdowns did you know that that is gonna be kind of fascinating band it's it's it's just it's working people do though they set up the space arbitrary narratives are set up is the statistical benchmarks that are unlikely to be achieved and they got a split narrative that they can run with a guy doesn't hit they can say seo is right he's a boss and if they do here they could do exactly what you said and say well I'm motivated in the what I'm fascinated to see and this is this is legit this is what the fans with anybody are fascinated to see is the trade off of games so let's just for argument's sake say Courtland Sutton's wide receiver wonder what he's been targeted most K. targeted most but then there's game for cage a hammer has a good game but you're just not some of the happen the Alabama games really but he said there will be games where was jury duty night there be games were the what they spent the night there be games were even Henry Ruggs when the guy you're going to see some of that for the Broncos issue you know that you've got an abundance of target you're going to see things like that but the expectation of a first round wide receiver zero three hundred yards every game but that's what I'm saying you know what I'm saying that it's not just rich enough alright you guys it's it's also from fans that's what get on for this thing and that's kind of what this exercise ultimately resigned flick over the head hunter your games accords that have last year well yes just give me a number three it was two two hundred yard games last year all right albeit a Buck twenty in that loss against the raiders they need a forty yard game against bears as a bad day was for the offense especially that'll lead all the way into the fifty yard game against fourth quarter yeah with that we we talk with the touchdown the ridiculous calico you know but you know fifty R. K. twenty seven yard game against buffalo thirty yard game against Houston forty yard game its alliance fifty yard game against the raiders sometimes it's up and down sometimes it's like that sometimes inconsistencies Jerry Judy's a rookie wide receiver let's see a.
Following Trolls World Tour kerfuffle, AMC wont play Universal films
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as map. Felony and Matt about three weeks ago. Universal put trolls world tour available on demand in the midst of this pandemic and this past week. Universal has been very celebratory about that that effort to do this and said that generated one hundred million dollars in premium video-on-demand P. B. O. D. And many people sort of took this to mean that. I think correctly universal likes this Jeff. Shell the head of NBC. Universal said this release demonstrated the viability of this approach to releasing films but the theater chains of the world the big ones like AMC. We're not happy because to them. This is an attack on their windows that the movie trolls would have a nice long theatrical run and make a lot of box office which they would split with the studios but nonetheless this is how they survive obviously and they're very challenge right now they immediately said we're not gonNA play any of your movies now that can't be a real threat but it shows the level of intensity around the decision that universal made. Yeah let's unpack this because there's a lot going on here yes. The theater chains were upset. Amc said No. We will not play any universal movie. Cinema world others have made kind of lesser statements. But in the same vein of this model will not stand so to speak. But it's this is such a unique situation that I really think that what Jeff Schell was doing was the opening salvo in a negotiation. This is a guy who came up through the comcast cable system. He has long been known to want to shorten the theatrical window. The window between when movies are in theaters and when they go to premium video On demand all the others and this is his opening shot he knows. This pandemic has caused a lot of upheaval. It allowed them to put this movie on demand and he wants to experiment more and he wants the theaters to come along and he knows that this is not going to end where they have placed their markers in the sand. It's going to me in negotiation and what he wants is a shortening of that window. Maybe cut the theaters in a little bit on some of that. Vod revenue. There's going to be a compromise in his view that will allow these studios to change the wind. Doing and all of this bluster is just a preamble to that negotiation in my opinion well and I think the picture that's painted here as you say. This is a unique situation in. They had this movie is quite expensive. You don't see them putting a however the next fast and furious movie or any of their really big budget movies are trying to put them on demand like this because the economics don't work. Universal may be more or less hostile to the theatrical window or some people think they really want to wipe out theaters. Which is crazy and would destroy the business as we know it. But you right now. They need that box office if they can get it back someday. When we're not in this. They had spent a lot of money on this movie. The other movies that you're seeing moved are tend to be less expensive. This one probably about ninety one hundred million they had spent thirty million or so just domestically to market in the United States so they have expenses associated with it that suggests that even though they have generated all this revenue they are not necessarily going to be rolling in money at all from this and probably will lose but he is making it sound successful because as you say he wants what he wants and that is his endgame to shorten the window so that they can get to these other. You know when you have a movie. That's played in theaters for a while. And you have to let them sit there and sit there and sit there after the big adspend and the display in theaters. You Wanna be able to get to the other stuff that you're selling these after theatrical windows on demand windows and the DVD's sales that's what they want to get to sooner while it's more fresh in people's minds so that would be the end game. And otherwise I think any other studio the idea of Doing this kind of thing with the none of them have done it with a big movie. Right and universal is not the only studio experimenting. And you see Warner Brothers. Do this with the Scooby Doo movie. You've seen some other announcements of direct to premium video on demand. And they like this because they get a way to salvage these movies at a time when there is no movie theaters and they get a larger percentage of the revenue than they would get if they had to split it fifty fifty with a theater. Yes but at the same time. They spent a great deal on this movie. It's very unclear what happened if it weren't a sequel. If it weren't something that they've spent all that money to advertise it's also unclear. How much money they will ring out of other revenue streams that normally. Follow if this is you know the way they're going to go forward like normally they get the anticipate certain amount of money if it ran in theaters in this case is is that reduced because they ran it on demand like this. All of this remains to be seen a matinee will be watching. Thank you matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy Former editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the
Reopen for business? Movie theaters say not so fast
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as my Banter Buddy on the Business Matt Bellamy and Matt We are seeing Governors of certain particularly Southern States notably Georgia saying that they are ready to reopen theaters. Now the question and it's a really big one is a couple of questions first of all. Do people want to go to the theaters? Do Theater owners want people coming to their theaters? there is resistance to this. So and there's a question of even with with movies being pushed big movies. What exactly are they planning to show in the theater? So there's resistance to this and it's really you know with a lack of leadership which we've talked about many times coming from the federal government. The stuff is all over the map. And we we have no idea how this is gonNa work or when it's going to work. Yeah I mean this was a perplexing one because it doesn't really matter if the governors of some of these southern states say that movie theaters can open if there's no product for these theaters to show. There's not much demand among consumers and there's not going to be much desire for these theater owners to spend the money to reopen when nobody's GonNa come so then we saw the National Association of Theatre. Owners issued a statement saying that they're not going to advise their members to open theaters until many of these larger market states like they can say it but New York California Texas some of these bigger markets they give the go-ahead for people to go back and the studios. Start saying okay to present their movies in the theaters because no studio is going to put out a hundred million two hundred million dollar movie when only a few markets are open. That's just spoils the entire release strategy. The reason these movies have been moved for. The most part is because the studios need a mass amount of people to see these movies in order for them to make financial sense and without a bunch of theatres open. It doesn't make sense to put the movies in the theaters. Yeah and they need to run an ad campaigns like they run these things well in advance now the one movie that is sort of a big ones sitting there right now is Christopher Nolan's tenant and that is scheduled for July and as we are led to understand that he feels that by then it will be okay. He is among the a-list final cut directors who is passionately committed to having his movies in theaters will not see things any other way. And everybody's watching to see whether Warner Brothers can actually do this or whether you know it could undermine the movie if they go too soon so that is the one I think where people's attention in the industry right now is focused. Yeah and from what I have heard the conversations between Warner brothers. Christopher Nolan have centered on him wanting to be first out. He is such a proponent of the theatrical experience that he sees his movies potentially being a galvanizing point for movie goers to say we if we are invited back and it's deemed safe by the governments. We are going to rally around this movie and And it will send a signal to the rest of the industry that it's okay to release these big movies and you see everyone else lining up behind him because a week later Disney his slot in Milan which was pushed from. Its March date into late July. After the Chris Nolan movie. And then there's wonder woman that's slated for August and then we get into a more regular blockbuster release schedule. That's a big if but if it does look like. The theaters can reopen in July Chris. Nolan will gladly be the first one out of the gate. Yeah that would be a queasy proposition for me. But the Chris. Nolan is a man with nerves of steel. We'll we'll see what happens. Thank you matt thank
"bellamy" Discussed on KCRW
"And this is the Hollywood break down joining me remotely is Matt Bellamy of The Hollywood Reporter hello Matt hi there so this is really it's the Hollywood break down break down in addition if for for now yeah a lot of people are at home obviously as they should be as they should be they are looking for the stream things we've talked about in the past about how it is that the studios don't want to put their really big budget movies on on demand because the finances the interview questions don't make sense the streamers several are poised to come online and people have been asking why don't they go faster why didn't H. B. O. Max go faster they're supposed to launch in may they are asking you know peacock which is the NBC universal offering why doesn't it go faster now that and they were supposed to do a soft launch and then really go wide in July the truth is they would love to go faster but in this environment if things are going so crazy I don't even know if this would have happened with or without corona virus but they don't know if they even have the technology to support the onslaught to get everything ready so that is a big a problem that is if you want to know where it is that's the answer the question really is will they make the dates that they had set for themselves in the first place yeah and everything I have heard is that they are you know scrambling everyone's working from home and the priority is to keep these launch dates H. B. O. Max is the priority of A. T. and T. and Warner media they really want to make that day they've had to delay production on the friends reunion special which is going to be the big lower they have the friends library on H. B. O. Max that is still on track I'm told to be finished by the time that their launch date comes and with the with peacock they now have no Olympics to promote the big plan for NBCUniversal was to showcase peacock via the Olympics and have some of the minor competitions on peacock but also a lot of the commentary and promoted heavily during the Olympics that's gone they're really going to be relying now on the library content they have the office they have a bunch of originals and they have things that they can promote but without the Olympics that's another challenge for them a lot of tech will stop and I'll let you know Jeff shell the chairman of the NBC universal now be incoming chief chairman as Steve Burke retires has been diagnosed to publicly with corona virus has said publicly that he is recovering so it just part of that light life for living right now is that kind of news meanwhile quickly it is something that Hollywood loves to talk about this is Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's big attempts to sell little short programming short videos this is something that was a lot of skepticism about in Hollywood even before this this epidemic this pandemic at will people eat it's aimed at young people will they pay money to for this thing which I think we're finding a lot of people despite their attempt to advertise it a lot and promoted me still bunches of people out there haven't heard of it and died I don't know whether people will pay for quickly but quickly has certainly been paying for content yeah that's the interesting thing here this is a two billion dollar venture most of that money is being spent on high end studio quality short form content which in Katzenberg's view has never been tried before yes there been other things that have you know try to get people to pay for short form content go ninety was a big venture from Verizon you too bye said various premium tiers of trying to get people to pay hasn't really worked but Katzenberg says this is a different value proposition because this has stars this is people you recognize creators that come from overall deals with the big studios all of that is included in quick B. and it is tailor made for mobile which is where the audience is going especially young people so you will people pay five dollars eight dollars without ads to watch this kind of content we'll see April six is the launch date and they are zooming towards that they're not delaying based on the world stage and I think not even Katzenberg knows how this is going to play out one of the many many unknowns thank you Matt thank you that's Matt Bellamy editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter he joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business I'm Kim masters and this is the Hollywood break down and I'm Jonathan Bastian and you're listening to morning edition here on KCRW it's seven fifty it's KCRW in this is moments of serenity with me Garth Trinidad the ocean is a source of solace and peace maybe you can go to the beach right now so instead we'll bring it to you be well instating the KCRW thanks for listening to K. 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Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?
"Breakdown. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me remotely is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. Hello Matt Are There. So this is really. It's the Hollywood breakdown breakdown edition For for now a Lotta people are at home. Obviously as they should be as they should be. They are looking to stream things. We've talked a bit in the past about how it is that the studios don't WanNA put their really big budget movies on on demand because the finances the equations don't make sense. The streamers several are poised to come online and people have been asking. Why don't they go faster? Why DOESN'T HBO? Max Go faster? They're supposed to launch in. May they are asking you know the peacock which is the NBC universal offering. Why doesn't it go faster now? The and they were supposed to do a soft launch and then really go. I'd in July. The truth is they would love to go faster but in this environment things are going so crazy. I don't even know if this would have happened with or without corona virus. But they don't know if they even have the technology to support the onslaught to get everything ready so that is a big problem. That is if you want to know where it is. That's the answer. The question really is. Will they make the dates that they had set for themselves in the first place and everything I have heard is that they are you know scrambling everyone's working from home and the priority is to keep these launch dates? Hbo Max is the priority of at and T. and Warner media. They Really WanNa make that day. They've had to delay production on the friends reunion special which is going to be the big lure they have the friends library on. Hbo Max that is still on track. I'm told to be finished by the time that their launch date comes and with with peacock they now have no Olympics to promote the big plan for NBC Universal was to showcase peacock via the Olympics. And have some of the minor competitions on peacock but also a lot of the commentary and promoted heavily during the Olympics. That's gone they're really going to be relying now on the library content. They have the office and they have a bunch of originals and they have things that they can promote but without the Olympics. That's another challenge for them. A lot of Dick Wolf stuff and I'll note Jeff. Shell that chairman of NBC UNIVERSAL. Now the incoming chairman. Steve Burke retires has been diagnosed publicly with corona virus has said publicly that he is recovering so it just a part of the life. We're living right now. Is that kind of news. Meanwhile qube something. That Hollywood loves to talk about this. Is Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg? Whitman's big attempt to sell little short programming short videos. This is something. There was a lot of skepticism about in Hollywood. Even before this this epidemic. This pandemic will people. It's aimed at young people. Will they pay money to for this thing? Which I think. We're finding a lot of people despite their attempt to advertise it a lot and promoted still bunches of people out. There haven't heard of it and I don't know whether people will pay for Qube. Qube has certainly been paying for content. That's the interesting thing here. This is a two billion dollar venture. Most of that money is being spent on high end studio quality short form content which in Katzenberg's view has never been tried before. Yes there've been other things that have tried to get people to pay for short form content. Go Ninety was a big venture from Verizon Youtube at various premium. Tiers of trying to get people to pay hasn't really worked but Katzenberg says this is a different value proposition. Because this has stars this as people recognize creators that come from overall deals with the big studios all of that is included in Qube and it is tailor made for mobile which is where the audience is going especially young people so will people pay five dollars. Eight dollars without adds to watch this kind of content. We'll see April. Six is the launch date and they are zooming towards that they're not delaying based on the world state. And I think not even Katzenberg knows how this is going to play out. One of the many many unknowns. Thank you matt thank you.
Coronavirus and Hollywood - TV production shut down, some movies shift to streaming
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. I should say joining me from home. Our respective homes. We are not the same home I want to say first of all that our hearts go out to everyone in the entertainment industry is getting so badly hurt in everyone generally but you know this is the business and the Hollywood breakdown in Hollywood has been dramatically impacted by the ongoing crisis. But we are going to also talk about The state of this business because For everyone who is now at risk and not working. The future of the business is of course of huge importance We have seen as you know Matt. Many many cancellations were talking Cannes Film Festival has finally succumbed that to the reality that they cannot hold the event. This year A lot of people are wondering what is going to become of the TV production season which is now on hold as a shutdown. I mean people can still meet and right. Virtually but production is a huge challenge. And then another question that will address as quickly as how why you aren't going to see big movies available for you on demand but I met one you One eight you sort of fill us in on the state of play with the TV business. Well it's interesting because the production of television is all shutdown so you're going to start to see delays in shows that were either not finished or were not even shot yet for instance. Fargo the new season Fargo was supposed to Premiere April. That has been moved to Some time indefinite down the line because they just didn't finish your two episodes left. There are sixty broadcast pilots that are were in various stages of production early stages of production. Mostly those of all been put on hold and the thinking is if this delay lasts until may maybe early June some of the broadcast pilots would be able to shoot and be green lit for series and get on in the fall but if we go any further than that thinking is that the fall season with all the sudden become the January season and there will be tons of repercussions for the television advertising industry from that Beyond that you know the one thing that is continuing as you mentioned is writing and a lot of these shows that had been green lit and have been given the go ahead for. Writers rooms are now meeting via zoom or other ways of getting together. So you're going to see a lot of scripts being stockpile just because people can write them but they just can't shoot them. Meanwhile from the consumer point of view you know the the networks are trying to make some adjustments to make things available that you know that any kind of create events so that people are watching something at the same time and have a sense of community. Hallmark is having a Christmas marathon That you know there are. Disney dropped frozen to more than a month earlier than planned on Disney. Plus as you know. Matt it is not so easy to a lot of people say why won't studios released new movies on and some of them are Sony and is doing it with bloodshot than the Vin Diesel. Movie which had a very abbreviated theatrical run and an universalist doing it with several movies including Emma and The invisible man and the hunt and most notably trolls but this is barely van dated it. It is not a solution that is a thing really for the movie business. As you know Matt Yeah I mean. This is a cost benefit analysis that each studio is doing now because the primary distribution method for these films movie theaters are now closed. So what do you do when the movie theaters are closed? We either find another solution to get it distributed right now or you wait and what we're seeing happening is that there is a class of film. Mid Budget lower budget that the studios are deciding to or some studios are deciding to put online make available for pay per view and digital download now and then there is a threshold over which the movies are simply being moved. And you're seeing this mostly with bigger budget movies like fast and furious nine and the minion sequel which was pushed from July into an indeterminate. Date so I think what we're GONNA see. More DELAYS AS THIS CRISIS GROWS. And then you're going to see lower budget films make it onto digital platforms and just to be clear. It's not at all certain that studios can recoup even their costs when they do this. This is a as one analyst. Put IT IT'S A. It's a sort of a policy of despair strategy of despair and and Desperation rather than a real strategy going forward however could reshape. How people consume entertainment when Finally subsides thank you
Amid Coronavirus, Hollywood Takes a Hit
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Matt. There's a lot of anxiety. A lot of fear about the corona virus and people are being instructed as to what is best to do right now but obviously this is very contagious and while many businesses and the stock market overall are being very impacted clearly. Hollywood the entertainment business is is extremely vulnerable in this situation We've seen predictions that what has already happened. could cost the industry five billion dollars from diminished box. Office Revenue Alone I think that that almost as fanciful thing to say because this is a moving target every day every time you refresh your favorite news site hopefully reliable one. You See Different News and you know we've seen the Disney close temporarily a three theme parks overseas in Asia We've seen you know the bond movie now being moved off of its date in April. That is a movie of great importance to MGM which made it and is as releasing it in the US That company doesn't have other stuff that is critical to to its well-being it's bond and they've moved it now so far nobody else in the movie. Businesses followed suit but it just feels like things are moving in a direction. This completely unpredictable. And everybody's trying to figure out what to do. Yeah I mean I think this weekend will be a key indicator in the US. At least because if you look at what happened in South Korea last weekend box office revenue. There was down eighty percent year over year. And this weekend you have a big pixar movie onward from Disney. That is opening and the projections are that it's gonNA open pretty strong but those projections don't account for the fear anxiety that's out there and are people going to take their children to a movie theater. I don't know no one knows. Yeah let's look at Disney They would seem to me to be facing a lot of difficult questions I mean. They have hotels theme parks. Cruise ships end movie theaters. All of those are question marks right now in the. Us You have spring breaks coming up. You have Easter vacation coming up. I can't imagine what actually what the CON. What the consultations within Disney are like as to win the risks tip into a place where they think they should close these parks here in the US. Which would have a huge impact on their business. Of course or you know. What is the responsible move? Do they panic people? If they say we're now going to close these parks or is it the right. Move to say abundance of caution. Let's close the part. Yeah Disney is caught in a really difficult situation here and it's the first difficult situation for the new CEO. Bob Shape Pack. He's got this to deal with. And I've talked to people at Disney and they really feel that the power of the Disney brand and what they choose to do in. This situation is going to send a message worldwide. They closed the parks in the US that says to everybody that pays attention to Disney which is basically everybody that this is a huge problem and you need to be really afraid. I think the Disney is very sensitive to doing that so far. They haven't moved any of their movies. They have not closed the. Us Parks they seem to be adhering to what the CDC is saying. Which is that. They're not recommending that schools or big public gathering places close but a lot of entertainment industry organizations like everything from Warner media to net flix. They are preventing unnecessary travel. They're pulling out of film festivals and things like South by South West and I think that is the next step. We're going to the parks universal and Disney start to close. Obviously the important thing is to be common rational and hope for the best. Thank you
"bellamy" Discussed on WTOP
"Tied wall Bellamy's franchise mark with seventeen straight twenty five point plus games head coach Scott Brooks wasn't happy with the way his team play in the third quarter I thought we battled to the third quarter was once again that's been a problem we gotta figure that out home or road doesn't matter if you don't come out we gotta make layups we gotta get stops we got a don't give them offense rebounds often three nine killed us all night it was the ninth straight loss to Utah the wizards west coast swing continue Sunday night at the Golden State Warriors ESPN's college gameday she'll be live from Xfinity center late this morning and then at eight o'clock tonight will be the ninth ranked third so soon the twenty fourth ranked Michigan state Spartans a win will earn the terms at least a share of their first ever big ten title but that is not something mark Turgeon has been focusing on small opportunities lead to big ones so tomorrow's game will smell feel like us you know small opportunity but it's Michigan state we just got a little lock in on them and try to figure out a way to win the game and then the rest takes care of itself Maryland is fifty to know at home this season won six in a row overall on the home court CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo is getting the franchise player treatment from the network the two sides have agreed to a deal to make him the highest paid NFL analyst in TV history paying around seventeen million dollars per season according to reports the nets lost to the rays in grapefruit league action eight to one on Friday and Stephen Strasberg spring debut the World Series MVP threw thirty five pitches into ending in a thirty gave up three hits three runs a walk and struck out three judge Jackson W. T. O. P. sports up ahead after traffic and weather some plans for much needed repairs at a popular trail in Alexandria five forty seven if it seems like we've had a lot of rain recently is because we have record amounts and who knows what the summer is going to bring so here's some advice you really should listen to make sure your roof can handle all this rain now I know I know your roof is probably the last thing you want to think about but remember this if your roof to protect your whole house if it's not a good shape you are in for some huge repair bills trust me I learned that lesson the hard way hi it's Chris core when my roof sprang a leak I called Ruth masters and I've been singing their praises on the radio ever since these geysers super honest and very fussy about their work they'll do it the right way with no gimmicky sales tactics like some other companies they simply say before you get any roofing project done always get three estimates just make sure one of the three is from Ruth masters call them at three oh one two three roof three oh one two three roof with Ruth masters the proof is in the roof it's five forty eight traffic and weather on the aids and win a break now we have two issues dealing with ninety five on the Maryland side let's start on the capital beltway just on the air logistics for you at the ramp for exit twenty seven the Kerry's you north toward I. ninety five crash activity city blocking one right lane some of it may be in the gore areas well it's kind of a long gore area with caution as you make your way onto northbound ninety five from the inner loop like you're on north on ninety five you're going to find some more issues and it's a bigger one twos will be north bound after one ninety eight crash involving a tractor trailer rigs a couple of other vehicles still taking up most of the roadway at last report we were still squeezing by single file in the right shoulder to get past all that once you're past that you're in the clear heading for Baltimore and points northward getting there is half the fun on southbound ninety five no reported delays B. W. parkway completely drama free between the beltway's fifty across the bay bridge still a lane eastbound left lane eastbound in the left lane westbound getting to and from the shore Maryland route two hundred the inter county connector westbound lanes blocked at I. ninety five exit nineteen year to work your way around to Columbia pike route twenty nine that's where you can rejoin the westbound lanes of the ICC continue your westbound journeys down not affected no delay there on the on coastal road passing Silver Spring metro both directions between the four ten and Wayne Avenue lanes are blocked for work on the.
"bellamy" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"I'm Bellamy young and today I'm gonna talk about what I wore when I audition for scandal welcome to when I when I went production of glamour and I heart radio I'm your host Terry Simonton each week I'm sitting down with the woman I find fascinating to talk about what she wore during a pivotal moment in her life for using the power of style tell the stories you haven't heard the reason I was excited to talk to actors Bellamy young wasn't because I watched all seven seasons of scandal but because I saw her on Broadway in nineteen ninety seven playing a prostitute in the life a little known musical I was obsessed with as a teenager throughout our time together I found Bellamy to be the ideal conversationalist chatty unguarded and very very funny this week she explains what she wore when she auditioned to play Mellie grant on scandal she had a clear vision of how she wanted to look at her audition and as I learned even celebrities shop at Zara she also told me about how she dressed on her most recent first date what she learned working with women like Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes and about her ridiculously robust body of work including her most recent series prodigal son on fox is our conversation I want to start by asking you what we ask everyone what are you wearing right now today I am actually thanks to Katie Riley who's our amazing costume designer on prodigal son the show I'm doing for fox I am wearing an outfit that that is just a kiss so I'm wearing it thinks is what top and I think its theory pants and some Jimmy choose you know down on the foot seas it's very well not put together exactly but still little joyful yeah you know it's alright it's a press day the podcast is called when I wear when and so today you're going to be talking about what you wore when you audition for scandal and the reason this is notable is because you said in the past that you normally don't buy clothes foundations but in this case you did that right yeah so tell me tell me everything was notable also because I am not a big shop I'm not good at it so it's like twice a year very strategic things that I dream about are things that I need and and for auditions I was always been historically pretty circumscribed I read this part and there was a lot on the page for a mainly because she was a tiny little part I was just getting hired the day before I would work two lines in the pilot you know hopefully it would recur of had no idea it would turn into what it turned into but Tony Goldwyn have directed me in a dirty sexy money a couple of years before and so I just thought to myself who is the partner for Tony Goldwyn link that sort of like all I had to go on because the language was so then and I just had a very specific vision I had like you know a blue and nice blues sort of upscale work shirt sort of blue and I but I wanted clam diggers and I wanted a scarf and I wanted paroles and I wanted to do a like and do a French twist and and I didn't have any of that because that's not who I am and so I did I went out the night before I went to the Grove in LA and wind so I found you know people who cut pants for girls with heart shaped bodies and our our last day bodies and I and I found everything and it's when I look back over my life you know of waking up and getting dressed in the morning it is a pivotal outfit because it really did change my life do you remember what stores you went in everything is of average everyday but I know the pants came from Zara I think the scars came from anthropology I had a vineyard feel more of his vineyard kind of saying you know I had a coming right from walking on the beach and then hosting a dinner party kind of thing you know at ease in both worlds pretending to be a comfortable and parenting but also like ready to be appropriate at a moments and it turned out that Malley had a more a west coast bent eventually but her roots for Sally's coast and you got the part I did our no it was you know for girls in me that I always would see all the time and everything and everybody is just as talented as the next person and we wouldn't have all been happy for each other especially because it was a tiny thing and work the next day and who knows but mice stars in my happy that it turned into when it turned into that it was me I got to go on the ride was it one addition or was it was one is the one I work the next day yeah one outfit so those rumors on and off you go you're in an episode of grey's anatomy an office private practice so as an embedded into our grey's anatomy so you knew Shonda from that I assume yeah I was on the radar are you eager to work with her I remember when I watched grazing gray's first came on the air it it changed television it looked like the world I lived in and not sadly at that point was a great departure from what I was watching on television what we all could see and the writing was so hi I have an electric in human and I just couldn't believe it I wasn't thinking was truly about you know business models at that point I was in like that's a right I'm not I'm not the most played markedly ambitious humans I was like that's the person I want to work for but but I did appreciate the quality of the work and the honesty and so even when she tells a heightened story she still just your heart because she really knows people and yeah so reading the script for scandal was it was then called oh my god damage control and I knew Kerry is going to be the lead and I am Tony was in it and it was just filling up with such great actors that there was no way it can be a loss on always said she wanted to be her west wing and a thanks you probably got her wish I feel like the pop culture pervasiveness Mandel has been tremendous and man as someone who has dipped in and out of that show honestly I feel like I know everything about it just because every time I would sort of go on the internet there was always something about it I agree I agree it was incredible and important for Kerry to be at the forefront and we can amend any luck here because she was the best number one you could ever have a number one always just sets the tone for everyone's experience on sat and off but also you know Lyn Paolo her costume designer on the show she changed the conversation in a big way just through the look of it and not just a livia pope everybody was very specific and very alive so it was it was lovely and then Washington was so welcoming to us their bomb administration was already something Kerry was part often so it was truly surreal to get to be in DC and be so welcomed and so a part of things yeah it's amazing time so for people that don't know what explain the character that you played in scandal I played Tony Goldwyn's wife and so I was being cheated on the pilot I was the first lady of these United States and eventually divorced him had my own Senate seats and then became president of the United States and Bolivia with whom he had cheated on me was my chief of staff Tony Goldwyn is somebody I just feel like I have to mention this because I feel like an I. all this heartache I will say this his performance in ghost is it the greatest cinematic villain since I think scarring the lying king that's my stance on Tony Goldwyn and I was like kind of scared to watch scandal because he always had I just feel like that character in ghost for so impactful for me take care during goes was so impactful for me as it formed every year man I wanted to date subsequently.
"bellamy" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"You gotta know only don't open it don't you coupled with the should you want each state we live on a criminal I should go don't know just growing one would be to Bellamy chairman this is going to be a you're listening to weekend with the breakfast club baby number nine took a call how many we still good grief St get you Golden State yes he is we get to.
"bellamy" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Of animal advocacy or inner journeys of self discovery were our pets become our healers and teachers and we're on a grand adventure today at the animal event of the year we're in Hollywood California at the legendary paramount studios on the blue carpet talking with celebrities who are shining their light on the animals they're all gathered here for the Humane Society of the United States gay led to the rescue coming up I'll be right on the carpet talking with television and film stars there's scandal's Bellamy young the good doctor's Fiona Gugelmin Gordon vision neck from timeless Titanic's Frances Fisher and Isabel Lucas from transformers revenge of the fallen and many many more the Humane Society of the United States is the largest animal advocacy organization in the country they tackle massive issues like dog fighting the wild horse roundup and the humane treatment of factory farmed animals they also provide assistance in education to under service areas so companion pets can be better cared for we love them and the stars are coming down the carpet right now first up is Bellamy young from scandal and a wrinkle in time very good to see you said thank you welcome to I mean this event because you more than ever want to be mindful you know like make sure everything's synthetic or across.
"bellamy" Discussed on ESPN FC
"I would say saudi-omani for as great players. He is still seems to fly under the radar for Liverpool fullbacks as well fullbacks are going to be absolutely crucial. They're going to give Barcelona something to think about. Going the other way, but they're going to have to defend and I do believe that they do both. It's bears mentioning by the way. I know. I said I would talk about this on last week's podcast should had happened. And it did Barscelona did win their title in the league over the weekend. Eight titles and eleven years for Barsa messy. I is team captain. So congratulations to him Barscelona. I don't I don't need to sit here and tell you how dominant they are. But now I will they've lost three times in the last two seasons in lull IGA and one of those was last year after they had already wrapped up the league title. This team does not lose. But Liverpool lost just once this year and was premier look. It was a different Barcelona team to play at no seven. But maybe what we need is a fight between couch and Bellamy that'll do it prior to the game and two thousand seven they had a fight on the golf course. And apparently Bellamy attacked coast with a golf tub. That's where the happy Gilmore. That's where the whole celebration came from when Bellamy scores he goes to the corner flag. Like, it's a golf swing. This should be fascinating both of these Champions League semi finals. I really I'm excited. I'm clearly excited as you are as well. This is the best football on offer around anywhere in the planet these nights. Well, hey, this was a lot of fun. Our thanks to crystal done. Joining us that was really cool look forward to watching more of her in the end WFL and with the women's national all over on the women's national team. And if you miss us don't fret because we'll be back tomorrow night with a first leg Champions League semi final recap podcast red cards man of the match all that stuff on a mailbag and mailbag as well. Hey to you. I say. Bossia take care. Listening to cod off-side soccer podcast..
"bellamy" Discussed on KCRW
"Banter, Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. Hello, Matt happy new year same to you. So Matt there's been this conversation off and on a year. Plus in the time's up metoo movement of what's going to happen to some of these guys at this point. We're starting to find some of the answers and his ranges from kind of disturbing to really disturbing. I would say I don't even know who won the horse race. But as the year wrapped up we I had Kevin Spacey dropping this bizarre. Let me be Frank video in character as the character. He played in the Netflix series house of cards, and it was we're not even gonna play a clip from that because no I couldn't get through the whole thing because it's I was sort of incredulous for the first minute or two, and then just kind of put off and I felt like I was watching something from the very creepy movie that was real and as we're taping. You know, he is awaiting arraignment. He. Tried to get out of making an impersonal hearings in this case of alleged assault. But he is going to have to appear in person. And we will know more it probably more or less as this show is broadcast on the air. However, whatever happens with that. It's pretty clear things are not going well for Kevin Spacey's career, and what would motivate a guy to do a thing. Like that. I think just mystified everybody it really just raises more questions than anything. I mean, it is obviously are the what is he thinking question. But also like who is helping him. This was a video that the production quality was not great. But it wasn't terrible and someone had to make that with him. And nobody around him said, hey, you know, this is a really bad idea. This is only going to Vilnai's you. And then there are these 'paparazzi shots of him. You know, delivering pizza to photographers, and he was wearing a hat that said retired since two thousand seventeen which. Yeah. Seems to make light of his exile after the allegations against him. So I just I don't quite understand the rationale usually when these things come out you kind of understand what they're doing. They're either trying to influence a jury pool or they're trying to mend a reputation. So they could work again. This is just bizarre and doesn't help him at all. Speaking of not helping at all then we have Louis C K. And there's a leaked tape of his set. He did at a club. It was just chock full of material that was not only really offensive stuff about the park land kids, anti-asian racist, just very very offensive and aggressive. There are people who will say comedians need to be able to work on material and take chances, but the creative community did react to this. I'd I'd say the majority was extremely negative people like japa- tau va. Very outspoken about how unfunny this was. And how sad it was. And I have to say I really thought Louis C K if anybody would in a he said he was going to take a year off and reflect and I thought there was a chance that he's obviously a smart guy and has done a lot of material about his own major shortcomings. I thought there was a chance he could come back and do material about what he might have hollow have learned. But instead this just goes into a direction of absolute darkness, and it was disheartening to say the least. Yeah, I mean from a business perspective a lot of these metoo cases, pretty cut and dry. You know, Kevin Spacey will never work again. But in the Louis C K case, people did think that if he had rehabilitated himself if he had apologized profusely and in a way that was meaningful. He doesn't need a network or a. Studio to do what he does best stand up comedy. Or what he did best a lot of people thought he could come back and be a prominent figure again, but this is just a u-turns step in just the wrong direction. And these jokes are just bad. I mean, a lot of people have commented people like Seth Rogaine, big comedy connoisseurs. They're just like this. There's no self reflection here. It's just bad comedy. And that's surprising. Turn louis. C? K also had been a major role in getting taro her own show and Pam Adlawan. Of course, Pignataro broke with him. But boy there that's a complicated guy. And he just clearly chose a fork in the road. And it feels to me like there's no coming back from this at all and another version of this. Where are they? Now, you know, les Moonves says who also had a pretty stunning downfall is reported to have been floating around on a yacht. Over the holidays with David Geffen who seem. Seems to be a judgment free zone. I will say that he's very rich. And I guess he can afford to have no judgments, but meanwhile, it appears that that in at least one case where one of these guys was reported to have said something or appeared to have said something, very unsmarmy. Maybe maybe that didn't really happen. Because les Moonves was reported to have given an interview to this obscure corporate governance, new service of -ffiliated with the very respectable financial times. And he had said that this fight over his hundred twenty million dollars severance was far from over. That's a quote far from over and the quote content. He's supposedly said how quickly the board for gets the job. I did for CBS. They were a rudderless ship. When I went there when I took over, and it was kinda weird because les Moonves could talk to the journal he could talk to any of us. He knows all of this the reporters who cover this beat and has no most all of us for a very long time. And quite well, but he chose this week. Never some head-scratching at the time. They claim that you know, they absolutely positively got him for this interview. But now, it seems like, you know, at least Vanity Fair is raising the question was this really a less Moonves interview. It's not so clear, and the F T is saying that they're going to be reviewing this to reveal whether it's real or not I now believe that this is probably not real because of all the reasons you just said, but then the question becomes the teas are very reputable outlet. How did they get duped? And if someone calls and says that he's less moon as good reporters. Don't just take that at face value. They wanna confirm maybe that didn't happen. Maybe it did. Who knows it would have to be somebody. We we all would recognize his voice. I think but it's so either somebody mimicked him very well where it was him. But it was one of the weirder. Little twists in a year of very weird things going on in just before we go. I just want to mention this problem that Netflix has had this past week. They pulled an episode of Hassan Maggio's talkshow Patriot Act. This is critical of Mohammed bin Salman who is believed to have orchestrated the very brutal murder of Jamal kashogi. This was an episode very critical of the Saudi regime. This is a problem that net flicks is gonna face. I mean, Netflix says they were only complying with valid Saudi law the lawn question is basically like don't say or do anything that we don't like that. That's a very specific law that everybody can understand and. There's been a lot of backlash from public institutions. I mean, it's kind of an incident in the broader political world now. Yeah, I mean, this is a big welcome to Netflix. And they are now a global broadcaster, and they have to deal with the global issues that come up in this world. You know, this is not a new issue television is distributed all over the world and certain things play in certain countries. Certain things don't play and typically there are separate distributors in these various territories that handle this. But when you are a global streamer like Netflix is it's one company that's broadcasting show in America and broadcasting show in Saudi Arabia, and they have chosen to kowtow to the Saudi Arabian government and take this episode down. We'll see if there's going to be backlash in the creative community hasn't been so far, but there has been some rumblings as to why Netflix would just so easily, you know, roll over for this government. They've got a. Balance this because if the creators turn on net legs that is their lifeblood. Yes. Indeed. Thank you. Thank you. That's not felony.