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42 minutes ago, Remarkableriots said:

@sblfilms How bad would it be on your businesses if the federal minimum wage went to $15/hr added onto what's happening now?

We would be fine long term. Most of my low level staff is around $13/hr with tip share from our concession app. But pricing would certainly adjust over time to compensate for increased labor costs. 

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It's been since the weekend of January 17th wherein I saw "Bad Boys for Life" when I was last in a movie theater. I typically went AT LEAST once if not 2-3 times a month depending on what was releasing. This news between Bond pulling out & theater chains shutting down for the foreseeable future, alongside the fact that I reside in NYS, just was the final knockout punch I did not need this year. I had held out a modicum of hope for Bond in November, now that is shattered and it will ultimately be nearly a year and a half all told before I find myself in a theater again.

 

Meanwhile, actual CDC scientists have come out to state that NOT ONE INCIDENT of spread of COVID has come from those theaters which are open. They did a tremendous job to minimize as much as possible any potential spread of the virus. Just really hits hard and hurts me deeply a medium of entertainment that I love and care for deeply is not only suffering to such a degree, but so substantially to the point where it very well now may never again be the same.

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Disney is going straight to D+ with Soul on Christmas Day. No additional cost, further cementing that Mulan did NOT do well as a PVOD title. PVOD doesn’t work. Gotta bring content that keeps subscribers and brings new ones. They learned that quick.

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2 hours ago, sblfilms said:

Disney is going straight to D+ with Soul on Christmas Day. No additional cost, further cementing that Mulan did NOT do well as a PVOD title. PVOD doesn’t work. Gotta bring content that keeps subscribers and brings new ones. They learned that quick.

 

Sadly they had to learn it. :p

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They definitely learned that PVOD may not have been worth it but considering that met their 5 year subscriber streaming goals two months ago I don't think they really care at this point. They just have to produce enough content to have subs keep their subscriptions when the Mandalorian ends. The pandemic seems to have been a boon to them and other streaming services (not Quibi) 

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