Sunday, October 4, 2020

 It's that time of year!

The holidays are right around the corner -- but it's also that super-special time of year when we remember to make a post in our neglected blog. 

Thank you to COVID-19 so many things got off track in the movie world. 

Even as we prepare for a virtual AFM 2020 Cineworld and Regal Cinemas are "temporarily" closing their US and UK theaters. 

And yet we forge ahead with foolish delight.

We are back in development on a number of projects; one we hope to have ready by the time the AFM rolls around this November 9th. Our own Laurie Ashbourne will be manning a booth at this year's event. Stop by to say howdy and see what we have cooking!

Other than that it's all quiet on the Midwestern front. Mostly. 

We are making as much noise as we possibly can to remind people to vote, posting links on how to, and shedding light on voter suppression. (This 2019 video shows how hard it is to vote in oppressed voting districts:

We are also supporting the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) to block legislation that opens wild and protected lands to logging and mining. At the forefront are:

Tongass National Forest:  

  • The current admin wants to open up nearly HALF (9 million acres) of the Forest to logging. The Tongass Forest has been called North America's Rain Forest. It's old growth trees have been sweeping carbondioxide from our atmosphere. 

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 

  • The current admin wants to open this wilderness refuge for oil exploration and drilling. The Arctic Refuge is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife in the arctic; butterflies, salmon, polar bears, black and brown bears, wolves, moose and more. 

Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase:
  • The current admin wants to reduce the park lands by 85% (1.3 million acres). This land is home to a rich variety of wildlife and indigenous tribes. Recently, the discovery of prehistoric fossils.

Just a few things to add to the jumbled mix of everything else to think about. And after all of the good fights it's time for a movie!

Until our next quarterly (or bi-annual) update, be well, stay safe, watch a movie, have a cupcake, find happiness, and VOTE!

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