“We were scheduled to be at WonderCon in Anaheim, California and in San Diego Comic-Con where last year we partnered with The Jim Henson Company and licensed the FARSCAPE brand for the 20th anniversary,” said James Ganiere, Rio Vista Universal CEO. “We were on track to promote and expand our sci-fi/fantasy fan base with this new franchise Almythea at the conventions. The first book was launched in Australia, fall 2019 at Supernova pop culture comic book convention with author A.J. Cootes and headlined by Cliff Simon (Stargate franchise’s Lord Ba’al). Most would see the cancelation of comic conventions as a huge set back, but team Almythea pivoted and focused on feature film attachments. The lull in activity provided team Almythea an opportunity to put together a formidable team during this slow period. As a consequence Almythea as a project is now much further along with the feature film than we imagined we would have been at this stage.” … [Read more...] about Rio Vista Universal, Porchlight Entertainment Worldwide, Priscilla Presley To Develop ‘Almythea’ Film Series
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8:45 a.m. Nancy Pelosi has not been tested for coronavirus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, has not been tested for coronavirus or for antibodies, she told reporters Thursday morning. After she was in the same room in March as a colleague from New York who tested positive, Rep. Nidya Velásquez, Pelosi asked a physician if she should get a test but was told it wasn’t necessary because she had no symptoms. “The doctor says, ‘No, you don’t need to and you’d be putting yourself ahead of other people in line,’” Pelosi said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco financial scenarios ‘keep getting worse every week’
"A lot of organizations are jumping in, doing online content, getting PPP loans, getting extra gifts," he says. "There's a sense of energy and commitment, which is great. But I think the real challenge is yet to come: the next phase, when we're allowed back into our offices and not allowed to produce." Now you're in this long slog, without ticket sales. That is going to be the really hard time. And it's one of the reasons I caution against spending too much money on the online stuff right now." … [Read more...] about Arts groups in distress call on a former Kennedy Center president for help
For Beth Wilson of New York, it was a bistro table and chairs to match the ones at a Paris cafe where she and her husband “ate every morning for breakfast on our honeymoon.” The chairs, she said, look great, “but the table came broken.” … [Read more...] about Retail therapy for the pandemic: What have we bought and why?
6:32 p.m. Marin County seeing cases in essential workers, official says: Health officer Matt Willis said Marin County has collected work history of people tested for the coronavirus since May 4 and found most who test positive “have been out in the workforce during the shelter-in-place” in such workplaces as grocery stores, construction, hospital and long-term care facilities. “This is important to think about as we reopen to even more of us joining the everyday work force,” Willis said in a daily update. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: San Franciscans mask up as 30-foot rule kicks in