Filmmakers Find Financial Incentives on Hawaii’s Oahu and U.S. Virgin Islands — Variety

Oahu and the U.S. Virgin Islands beckon Hollywood and productions from around the world with lush scenery, sunny beaches — and generous, budget-friendly incentives that many filmmakers find too good to pass up. HONOLULU AND OAHU With its wide range of looks and locations, experienced crews, and the best infrastructure in Hawaii, Honolulu and the…

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Geomancy Mandala: almost done

This is great stuff. I wonder if it’s available somewhere as a print?

Wanderings in the Labyrinth

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It’s perhaps ironic. No sooner do I put this project away for the day (or rather a few days) but I think of three more things I want to do to it. Of course. Proof once again that no piece of art is ever finished, but merely abandoned. This is the mandala of Geomancy, astrology and alchemy that I’ve been working on since mid-April or so. It’s a conflation of the sixteen signs of geomancy, the four elements, the fifteen fixed Behenian stars of medieval star lore, fifteen signs or emblems of alchemy, the Tree of Life, and a few other wrinkles. On the whole, I think it’s been a very successful project.

The whole project is visible above, and a couple of details are below.

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NEW WRITERS WANTED!!!

I choose to review comics. How do we do this?

rsz_wewantyouUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!!! MAY 2016

We are looking to take the big boys on we are looking for people to contribute so we can not only take them on but over take them, as such I am looking for people who have a keen interest in the following shows and are able to write WEEKLY reviews. We have the following positions available below:-

  • Agent Carter
  • Banshee
  • Better Call Saul
  • Dr Who
  • Game Of Thrones
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • New Girl
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Orphan Black
  • Ripper Street
  • Shadow Hunters
  • The 100
  • The Librarians
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Goldbergs
  • Vikings

We are also on the lookout for the following positions:-

  • TV YOUTUBER – Got a YouTube reviewing the latest films? We want you!
  • FILM YOUTUBER – Got a YouTube reviewing the latest films? We want you!
  • COMIC REVIEWER – Got a passion for reading comics? Want to review them? We…

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How Much Do China’s Top Movie Stars Get Paid?

I wan’t to start singing here, however, I don’t know the words, and you won’t be able to hear it either, so, what’s the point?

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How Much Do China’s Top Movie Stars Get Paid?

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

Chinese movie star salaries have been skyrocketing lately; some have seen their fees double from one picture to the next.

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Sometimes, A Well Timed Heckle is all You’ve Got

Those that know me, truly know me, in all but The Biblical sense will attest to the following: I’ve made my living by heckling. In fact, if I were a supervillain, I’d probably be, The Heckler!!! As we know, I’m Batman. Sshhh!!! Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret. I read this and had to respond.

Why, you ask? Or maybe you didn’t. I don’t know. Maybe you haven’t even read this far. If you have, three reasons come to mind for a well timed heckle:

  1. To get a laugh
  2. To speed up the proceedings, and finally
  3. editorial commentary

Maybe that last one covers the other two, I don’t know. Having performed stand up comedy for most of my life, I can tell you, it’s not good when you allow a heckler on a roll. You have to shut them down immediately. Fortunately, as most of you know, I’m able to do that, too. Picking your spots, and using a heckle on an occasional basis, is okay sometimes. You may heckle me by replying, or leaving a comment below. Or a tweet. Unless you see this on Facebook, in which case, you should Like this, really. Like this, like this!!! 😉