Not sure about all the legalities involved with the shooting of what amounts to a commercial for Ford Motor Company, but here it is.
Or at least that’s the code name.
On Claremont on the way to Rockridge, where I know people who got mugged the past month or two, just saying*
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*I’m just saying, what the Heck was that from KQED Pop about staying out of East Oakland and West Oakland? So, specific issues here: 1. What’s KQED Pop in the first place? Pop as in popular? Pop as in vapid content? Is it the online branch of KQED? IDK. It seems like a branch of a branch, designed to appeal to the Facebook Generation. And there’s some interaction with The Bold Italic website? Hardly surprising. Did KQED hire consultants to start this thing up? I wonder. 2. The commenters at KQED Pop are saying how the only safe places in Oakland are Piedmont and Rockridge and I’m thinking, yeah, well, Piedmont is a a special case (and it’s not really even in Oakland), and Rockridge, well, as stated, I know multiple people who’ve been mugged there the past couple of months, and sometimes that makes the news but most of the time the overwhelmed and dysfunctional OPD is not even interested in taking a report when you tell them there were no injuries. 3. So, you’re planning on leaving your editing job at the biggest(?) public broadcaster in the land and you(?) greenlight something that’s (obviously) going to piss people off? Connection? IDK. 4. Oh, you want advice from me on how to run your IDEO-designed site? All right, get rid of the very expensive clubhouse, for starters. Oh, and at some point, federal and state tax authorities will take a closer look at your numbers and they just might decide to disallow certain corporate deductions and credits and whathaveyou and then what will you be left with? Mmmmm
I’ll tell you, it was mesmerizing seeing this jackass up on the big screen, spinning away on clear (and yet not so clear) old-school analog* film.
And he’s still lying about his more recent issues, having to do with the statue of militations. So his big Oprah confession was a lie as well? News to me.
Anyway, this one will stay with you.
Current sked below.
*I think they went with digital for other parts of this movie
Greece had the 2004 Summer Olympics, San Francisco had the 2013 America’s Cup, and Mendocino has, what, Need for Speed, which is, what, a Fast and Furious ripoff?
Anyway, the multiplier effect is a lie, as always.
“Mendocino County Film Commission’s Efforts Generate $3 Million for Mendocino County!
FORT BRAGG, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 — “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul was just one person in the 160 person cast and crew which helped to boost the economy of rural Mendocino County earlier this year. Paul stars in the upcoming film produced by DreamWorks Pictures, NEED FOR SPEED, which filmed in Mendocino County and San Francisco before moving on to film in various locations across the country.
NEED FOR SPEED is based on the popular Electronic Arts video game and marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing. The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes–one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Driving scenes showcased the spectacular Mendocino coastline, wine country and rolling hills, filmed in the county, thanks to the support of businesses, residents, county supervisors, cities and the Mendocino County Film Commission.
The direct spend in the county was about $3 million, which included $490,766.66 in lodging expenses alone! Catering, groceries, location fees, hardware, lumber supplies, office rental, equipment, supplies, local wages, local purchases, gasoline, city, county, other government permit fees, off duty personnel (police & fire) are examples of some of the expenditures.
According to the LAEDC (Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation) every dollar spent has a multiplier effect of 2.95. Which means each dollar spent on film production in California generates total output (business revenues) of $2.95 statewide, including the initial dollar.
Carmel Angelo, CEO for Mendocino County said, “Films like NEED FOR SPEED bring much needed revenue to Mendocino County. As Chief Executive Officer, I’m always looking for ways to improve the financial picture. Producing films here is one way to enhance our local economy.”
Mendocino County Film Commissioner Debra De Graw worked with Location Manager Patrick Mignano and Director Scott Waugh. The permit process alone began as early as August 2012 and involved liaising and problem solving with multiple government and film agencies.
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Chair, Dan Hamburg, said, “The Board of Supervisors strongly supports having the film industry at work here in Mendocino County.”
Release date for the film is scheduled for March 14, 2014.
SOURCE Mendocino County Film Commission
Mendocino County Film Commission
CONTACT: Debra De Graw, 707-961-6302 / firstname.lastname@example.org
You think you’re special, Angelenos?
You’re not special.
Anyway, nice headgear, Hollywood.
But remember, minimum wage in these parts is $10.55 an hour. (Sometimes you Hollywood people don’t understand that.)
All right, on with the show:
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Someday, I’ll wear noteworthy headgear and ride a tourist bus around town.
Here’s a retread post from 2011.
So, even though we might not have a blue* Mayor…
…we do have a blue City Hall. IRL, SRSLY, this is what City Hall, the Highest Classical Dome in the Western Hemisphere,* looks like at night these days:
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And here’s an effort from Do Not Lick, who asks, “How Broke is San Francisco?”
As they, say, Smurf Happens:
San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue in Honor of The Smurfs
City Hall, San Francisco\
Smurf Village at Hillsdale Shopping Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center
10AM-3PM – Thursday, July 28th, 2011
*Or sunburned, take your pick. This photo, which is sometimes used to show people what Ed Lee looks like, is way, way, way, way oversaturated
I would show you a one-click fix but I am ignorant of how to do such a thing. PhotoShop’s Replace Color on a sunburned area would be a start…
Oh, wait a sec, here we go – a simple black and white does the trick:
*That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
“Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol“