Thursday, August 26, 2010

Three Things For Today

Jeff Plunkett as Shu in Clonehunter.

  • We've done a lousy job with craft services on Earthkiller. We're halfway through the shoot and I have to do a better job of making sure everyone has snacks and stuff they want. I'll go broke if I provided as much liquor as anybody could drink though. Sheesh! Our cast and crew can finish off a bottle in no time! But that doesn't mean we shouldn't have more fruit and crunchy things on set. We should.

  • Bill Cunningham points out that Blockbuster is looking at Chapter 11. Note that this does not mean the end of Blockbuster. No, rather our bankruptcy laws protect Blockbuster by letting it dump the leases on 500 stores (if the LA Times article is correct.) And note too that even after closing 500 more stores, Blockbuster will have thousands of stores.

Also, as far as I know, there are hundreds of independent Blockbusters in addition to the nationwide chain. At least this is what I've been told.

Now if we can all convince our parents, aunts, uncles, and friends, to use Blockbuster's online service rather than NetFlix, we might have an independent movie business again. ;-)

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