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Shaun MacGillivray is President of MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF). While they may not be Disney or Warner Bros., they are a part of the movie business and one that has been around for years, crafting content for an important, niche market. They are one of the top independent producers and distributors of giant-screen 70mm movies, having produced more than 40 titles for IMAX and giant-screen theatres over the years. And just like other major studios, or independent companies within the movie business, they are having to navigate the increasingly uncertain waters brought on by the ongoing pandemic.

The company has been behind movies such as Van Gogh: Brush With Genius, Dream Big and Apollo 11, which went on to win several Emmys and, in the eyes of many critics, should have won the Oscar for Best Documentary. It is a family-owned company that has been going since the … Read more

The “Vanderpump Rules” pregnancy pact was legit! What seemed like a joke agreement between Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent is now (almost) in full effect, with babies on the way for Stassi, Brittany and Lala.

“It was real!” Lala exclaims to ET over video chat, alongside her fiancé, Randall Emmett. “It sounds so cheesy, but I have always been hell bent on having my children grow up the way that I did, which was very much, like, my mom was friends with all my friends’ parents and it was so much fun. I had a great childhood.”

The pact came to be when the four couples travelled to Mexico together a couple of years ago, when Lala and Randall gifted Jax Taylor and Brittany a group trip for their engagement. The women intended to hold off on getting pregnant until after all their weddings … Read more

Keith Raniere headed the group, which has been called a “sex cult” by some of its former members.

Amanda Knox has signed a petition to have authorities investigate the conviction of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere.

Raneire was found guilty of sex trafficking, racketeering, and forced labor conspiracy in 2019. During the trial, witnesses said a smaller entity within NXIVM, called “DOS,” branded women with Raniere’s initials near their genitalia and forced them to have sex with him, according to court documents.

Knox, whose own 2007 conviction of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Italy was eventually overturned, revealed that she joined a bid to have federal prosecutors questioned about alleged evidence, jury and witness tampering in Raneire’s case.

“I was contacted by some former members of NXIVM who claim that Mr. Raniere has been wrongfully convicted, and that the story being told in the media is wrong,” she told Albany Read more

San Francisco and the entire state of Florida are bringing back live music, but in very different ways.

Florida has dropped all COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, per an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Moving forward, the state can reopen and operate at full capacity — that means indoor and outdoor venues, bars, and clubs are all fair game.

“Every business has the right to operate,” DeSantis said. “Some of the locals can do reasonable regulations. But you can’t just say no.”

San Francisco, on the other hand, is taking a much more reserved approach. Mayor London Breed recently announced a new JAM permit, which allows businesses to apply to host live music events in outdoor spaces. Venues with parking lots or other outdoor areas are welcome to apply here for free.

Breed said, “Arts, entertainment & nightlife businesses are at risk of permanent closure due to COVID-19. … Read more

Pubs in England will be fined £1,000 for playing music over 85 decibels under a new coronavirus law.

The fine is part of a string of legal changes that were made quietly by the government earlier this week, without any prior approval by Parliament, reports The Mirror.

The new law says “all reasonable measures” must be taken to “ensure no music is played on the premises which exceeds 85 decibels when measured at the source of the music” and to stop singing by customers in groups of more than six.

The purpose of the measures is to avoid an environment where people have to shout to be heard – evidence of which has previously suggested that increases the risk of transmission of the virus.

It also says … Read more