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11 Dec 18
Music City Lifestyle

Search All Real Estate 37207 Davidson County TN is a wonderful place to live. Southern hospitality is alive and kicking in Davidson County and this is one of the most welcoming and friendly cities you will ever find in Tennessee! From the amazing culture to the historic homes and properties for sale, Davidson County is […]

11 Dec 18
Studio Block

At Home store opens in Longmont – The Daily Camera https://t.co/eS8DR7DDdY — Studio Block (@StudioBlock1) December 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/StudioBlock1 December 10, 2018 at 04:23PM At Home store opens in Longmont – The Daily Camera https://t.co/eS8DR7DDdY — Studio Block (@StudioBlock1) December 11, 2018

11 Dec 18
The Bug Online

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS: The animatronic ‘John Howard’ the Liberal Party has been deploying in key marginal seats has suffered a mechanical breakdown and will be out of action at least until the new year. Spokesperson for the Liberal Party secretariat in Canberra, Ari Gant, told The Bug the party wanted to see the machine back in […]

11 Dec 18

I made this little project using Papermania’s At Home with Santa ultimate paper pack which includes lots of die-cut shapes like the very pretty 3D stars. If you don’t have the paper pack, make the stars using Xcut Nesting Stars Dies, score from the centre to each point using an embossing pen/tool and alternate mountain […]

11 Dec 18
Blog Of the Serverless Spirit

Introduction In this article we will take a look at how we can use the Microsoft Bot Framework SDK v4 and Microsoft ComputerVision SDK together to create a fun bot which can analyze the image, generate a thumbnail and extract text from the printed and handwritten text on images (OCR). The bot discussed here performs […]

11 Dec 18
Dean Speaks Out

(Moving Toward the Light II, watercolor on paper, 87 1/2″ x 49″ 2015) The description of Moving Toward the Light on Joseph Raffael’s website reads in part: “A major new book on the artist covering the past 17 years of his life and work in the South of France. Reproducing 88 works in rich color, […]

11 Dec 18
SCNG
Ground was broken Monday on five new buildings at The Culver Studios, the century-old movie factory in Culver City where everything from the opening credits for “Gone with the Wind” to TV shows ranging from “Lassie” and “Batman” to “Arrested Development” were made. #gallery-1473009-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1473009-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1473009-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1473009-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Ground breaking at the Culver Studios. Craig Jones, Director, Americas, Global Real Estate and Facilities, Amazon; Albert Cheng, COO, Amazon Studios; John Schoettler, Vice President, Real Estate Amazon; Michael Hackman, CEO, The Culver Studios and CEO and Founder, Hackman Capital Partners; Mayor Thomas Small, Culver City; Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove; Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City; Councilmember Alex Fisch, Culver City; Councilmember Daniel Lee, Culver City; State Senator Holly Mitchell; Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. (Courtesy Photo) One of the renderings for the Culver Studios on its Innovation Plan, that will modernize and double in size the century-old studio. (Courtesy) One of the renderings for the Culver Studios on its Innovation Plan, that will modernize and double in size the century-old studio. (Courtesy) One of the renderings for the Culver Studios on its Innovation Plan, that will modernize and double in size the century-old studio. (Courtesy) One of the renderings for the Culver Studios on its Innovation Plan, that will modernize and double in size the century-old studio. (Courtesy) Actually, it was more of a ceremonial dirt turn, as half the lot is already dug up or knocked down and backhoes, steam shovels and tractors are hard at work at the site, at the corner of Washington and Ince boulevards. The new Innovation Plan, as the construction project is called, is the property owner’s Hackman Capital Partners’ initiative to make Culver Studios a more attractive, state-of-the-art home for its, um, prime tenant, Amazon Studios, which in recent years has been making a big push in production and streaming. “Our Innovation Plan is going to usher in a new century for the entertainment industry, and this is going to be world class space, world class technology and world class studio support systems – all the while preserving our legacy here at the studio and in Culver City,” Michael Hackman, the CEO of Culver Studios and its owner, said at remarks attended by local politicians, representatives of the architecture firm Gensler that designed the new buildings and Amazon officials. RELATED STORY: Brown’s budget steps up to persuade California’s booming film/TV production to stay home, funding incentives through 2025 Hackman said that between the studios and Culver Steps — a mixed-use, shopping and dining development in downtown Culver City — more than 600,000 square feet of space was being developed. It will include four brand new, creative office and media buildings, the inspiration of which is from the original designs of what the studio was at the turn of the century. (Hackman Capital Partners was also a player in another deal, announced Monday. CBS Corp. announced a $750 million agreement to sell the 25-acre CBS Television City property in the Fairfax District to the developer.) Along with the landmark “Gone with the Wind” mansion (actually an office building) and some recently moved bungalows that Amazon is already occupying, the Culver City lot, which still has seven older soundstages standing, will offer 619,850 square feet of creative office and production support space, 96,263 square feet of stages with 4,736 square feet of stage support space, and two parking structures with 1,930 spaces by the time the Innovation Plan is completed in early 2021. Amazon is leasing two additional buildings on the campus, which will expand its total occupancy to 530,000 square feet. RELATED STORY: Hollywood production is booming, but are there enough local soundstages to support it? “This journey started about two years ago when we were looking for a new home,” Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios’ co-head of television and COO, remarked at the ceremony. “Through a very circuitous route and a lot of work done by a lot of people, we’re happy to be in Culver City, here at Culver Studios. I can’t tell you just how much the employees at Amazon Studios and at Amazon really appreciate Culver City and where we are today.” Plans are to move all the employees of Amazon Studios’ Southern California operation, who now mostly work in Santa Monica, to Culver City when the construction’s completed. Of course, the Internet giant and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” producer had input on what the lot’s new facilities will be like. “Gensler . . . were great partners in establishing everything from what we need in the workplace and the aesthetics we’d like it to be,” Cheng noted. “All that work is very appreciated and we’re very demanding customers, so thank you for going through all the work and making this our home.” Culver City Mayor Thomas Small praised the Innovation Plan at the ceremony. “I really do believe that this is a turning point, not just in our history locally but for, really, a much greater hope and aspiration,” Small remarked.  “I really saw how progressive and how visionary Amazon is, and what kind of a partnership we’re going to have here in Culver City, leading toward the future.” Holly J. Mitchell, state senator for the 30th District that includes Culver City, also attended the groundbreaking event. She put developments at the studio in context with California’s overall effort to attract production to the state and keep it here. She authored legislation that led to the extension of California’s highly effective Film and Television Tax Credit Program through 2025 earlier this year. “We want to create a conducive environment to develop production, and to grow and expand,” Mitchell told the Southern California News Group. “The expansion that we’re about to see here at Culver Studios, in partnership with Amazon, is, I think, the perfect example of that. We know the value to our economy and, to me, the value of one of our oldest studios in the state, Culver Studios. This is fantastic in terms of job expansion and the growth and development of Culver City.” In a separate interview with SCNG, Cheng listed reasons why the location is right for his company. “We chose Culver because, one, we always look at the best place, in general, to house our employees,” Cheng said. “We always make sure that we’re in a place where we can operate effectively. More importantly, this site represents something that I think really means something, which is that the best part about this studio is that it has a huge legacy and historical story, which we will honor and acknowledge. That’s represented by the mansion here. We want to acknowledge that legacy, and then build on top of that.” But not any soundstages in the new buildings, despite the fact that Southern California’s production boom in recent years – thanks in no small part to all the new shows being made for streaming outfits like Amazon Prime and Netflix – has created a severe shortage of local soundstage space. “The office buildings will have opportunities for mixed use that any production can take advantage of,” Cheng, however, assured. “When we get to that side of the programming, we’ll start figuring out what we need.” While he couldn’t predict how many jobs Amazon will generate when their new digs are completed, Cheng did point out that “We’ll be growing. “We’re always making more TV shows and films. I can’t tell you how much more we’re going to do, but we’re constantly growing, it’s a global business. All of our productions that will be operating here are television shows and films that we think of as global opportunities. They’ll be big shows.”
11 Dec 18
Anai's Blog

Session three, of  “Unproductive” begins with a stunning introduction, that brings up many controversial issues that people face in society .These issue’s have constantly been spoken about but no one seems to take action or confront them, but not Roxy. She doesn’t run away from any of these problem nor others. As she faces a […]

11 Dec 18
Beautiful Monsters

On Saturday I had to say goodbye to an old friend, my cuddly fur-buddy, my sweet little black cat, Velcro.  She started having seizures out-of-the-blue on Thursday, and after spending the evening at the emergency vet we thought maybe she would be ok with some medication, but unfortunately the seizures continued, with my main vet […]

11 Dec 18
Whining & Dining

You’ll remember my tirade on Christmas cards, but I’m a true sucker for the family photo shoot. Still, because I can’t not have a controversial opinion on anything these days, between you and me, I’ve been feeling they’re a bit….overdone? I grew up in a time of high-key photography. My mother is a professional photographer, […]

11 Dec 18
Memesita

If you think your family is strange, wait until you see the Bergeron. Or at least their Christmas cards that they have been creating for 16 years. "I can not tell you if it was Laura or me who thought about it, or even if it evolved between us both jokingly, but we had the […]

11 Dec 18
Supergirl and the Invisible Illness

They always say that life is like a roller coaster with its highs and lows, its twists and turns, and even the loops that flip you upside down. When you’re living life with an invisible illness — and even an ileostomy — every day can seem like a new roller coaster ride. Some days are […]

11 Dec 18
YoGail Studio

Even though it was only a year ago, roughly, I can’t remember the exact months that we did IVF for the third time, but I do know that by December of 2017 I was not pregnant, anymore.  I had chronicled the process on Instagram, but deleted those posts about six months after I knew it […]