ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. Entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) Nick Maniatis, who ran the state’s film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque. He described it as a “golden era,” saying the amount of content that’s out there is amazing. “A year ago you could say all the major studios — take Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, all of them combined — would do about 300 or 400 projects a year. This year, we will do 1,000 … [Read more...] about Los Gatos-Based Netflix Leads Rush to Build Moviemaking Mecca in New Mexico
It’s officially August and legendary American rapper A$AP Rocky remains in a Swedish prison. That reality doesn’t sit well with Smoke Room editor-in-chief David Hookstead, who has continued his calls for military action to free the American icon. In the 9th episode of the “Smoke Break,” Hookstead discusses A$AP’s future, and muses about another music icon.Will 50-year-old Jennifer Lopez begin to look her age before A$AP is free? Listen to Hookstead’s thoughts in the latest edition of the Smoke Break! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Caller (@dailycaller) on Aug 2, 2019 at 6:53am PDT NOW CHECK OUT The Daily Caller’s most popular shows: Jim Jordan Wants To Hold The Russian Collusion Investigators Accountablehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1SRewzntE0&list=PLuq9rBpmQwBS2Cp67BwbcG5ks5GMmTbea https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/29/jim-jordan-on-origins-of-russia-probe/ Dan Crenshaw Slams Social Security … [Read more...] about Smoke Break: Will J-Lo Start Looking Her Age Before A$AP Gets Freed?
The next judicial election on your local ballot will no longer have candidates with hyped-up labels like “hard-core gang prosecutor” and “government corruption prosecutor.” Under a new state law effective in January, judicial candidates will be limited to formal ballot titles, of three words or less, that describe only their official positions, such as “deputy district attorney,” or “attorney at law.” “Permitting exaggerated and misleading designations on official ballot materials does a disservice to the public,” said state Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, whose bill, SB235, was signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. “Unfortunately, candidates who use such language have proven effective at winning elections.” Most judges in California are re-elected to six-year terms without opposition, but when an incumbent is challenged or a judgeship becomes vacant, prosecutors are the most frequent candidates. Allen cited a … [Read more...] about Candidates for judge no longer allowed to hype their job titles on ballots
Voters are justified in removing judges who are crooked or inept, but not because they disagree with their rulings, said the judge who may become the first in California to be recalled in 86 years over his sentencing of a Stanford swimmer in a sexual assault case. When judges who can’t or won’t do their jobs aren’t reined in by appellate courts and the state’s judicial disciplinary commission, “perhaps there’s a place for the judicial recall,” Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said Tuesday in his first meeting with an array of news media since the campaign to remove him from the bench began in 2016. But recalls, he said, “should be reserved for misconduct by a judge or incompetence. ... I don’t think there’s a place for a judicial recall based on lawful decisions by a given judge.” The danger, he said, is that “judges will feel that silent creeping force, that corrupting force” before … [Read more...] about Persky warns against the dangers of recalling judges as he fights to keep his job
Savvy. It’s a word Clayton Valley High football coach Tim Murphy has used to describe his team on multiple occasions during the 2019 season. The adjective never fit the Ugly Eagles better than it did Friday night. Trailing visiting Elk Grove by 12 points with less than five minutes to play, Clayton Valley scored twice inside the last 2½ minutes for a 28-26 victory in the CIF 2-AA Northern California regional playoffs. “This is amazing,” said Clayton Valley quarterback Jake Kern, who led the comeback with touchdown passes of 40 and 42 yards “The course of the game, the way we played, persevering when we were down. Elk Grove played great. ... Just amazing.” The win advances the Ugly Eagles (9-5) to the 2-AA title game at 4 p.m. Friday against Aquinas-San Bernardino (13-2) at Cerritos College in Norwalk (Los Angeles County). It’s the program’s third trip to a state final after finishing as runners-up in 2014 and 2015. Elk Grove (10-5) was … [Read more...] about Late TDs allow Clayton Valley to reach 2-AA state championship game