TV shows and movies with more diversity make more money

TV shows with more ethnically diverse casts actually receive higher ratings, while diverse films make significantly more money: for instance, movies with relatively high onscreen minority involvement (21-30%) posted $160.1 million in global box office receipts in 2011, while those with lower involvement (less than 10%) made just $68.5 million.

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Hi everyone, we are pleased to present to you the Profit Proposals for the 2nd episode of HITRECORD ON TV - RE: FANTASY. THIS ALBUM contains each of the Profit Proposal documents, including a .PDF.

These Documents are a conversation - so let us know what you think of the proposed splits. Please provide your feedback on the applicable Profit Document by Tuesday March 11th.

Thanks again to all the Contributing Artists. <3

The economic “recovery” just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first quarter, leading to the biggest drop in hourly pay on record. Hourly pay for nonfarm workers fell at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday.

 … Hourly pay has grown by just 2 percent per year, on average, for the past four years, the weakest four-year stretch on record. At the same time, corporate profits are at record highs, and until a recent swoon, the stock market was setting records, too. Workers haven’t been reaping the rewards, but their employers have been.

"U.S. companies are making record profits. And more of the money is staying offshore, and lightly taxed.

A Wall Street Journal analysis of 60 big U.S. companies found that, together, they parked a total of $166 billion offshore last year. That shielded more than 40% of their annual profits from U.S. taxes, though it left the money off-limits for paying dividends, buying back shares or making investments in the U.S. The 60 companies were chosen for the analysis because each of them had held at least $5 billion offshore in 2011.

The practice is a result of U.S. tax rules that create incentives for companies to maximize the earnings, and holdings, of foreign subsidiaries. The law generally allows companies to not record or pay taxes on profits earned by overseas subsidiaries if the money isn’t brought back to the U.S.”

(Via Wall Street Journal.)

Gotta love when the WSJ tries to feign surprise about these “discoveries” when on Sunday, they are the same newspaper editorializing in favor of the policies that maintain this!

RE: 2011 Profit Updates

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update: the final profit splits for RECollection Vol. 1, Tour 2011, and The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1 have now been posted.

We’re now in the midst of inputting all of this data to our database so we can get payments out to you ASAP.  Our aim is to have checks printed for all three productions at the beginning of March, and have all the the checks in the post shortly thereafter.  We will provide the community an update once this happens.

After this round of checks are distributed, we will begin resourcing and entering the data for all of 2012’s productions. 

As always, we really appreciate your patience!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment HERE!

Thanks Again! <3

Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state: “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night.