[linux-elitists] Re: pho: Tonight on Disney
Mon Oct 22 08:05:10 PDT 2001
"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> So, this is what they're showing on Disney these days.
> Anyone confirm this?
"The Proud Family" is produced by Hyperion Pictures
(http://www.hyperion-studio.com/, but don't even bother trying), which
is run by Tom Wilhite, former Disney head of Motion Picture and
Television production (he produced TRON!).
The poor music industry:
"Warner Music Group's revenues totaled $939 million,
down 1% from the prior year's quarter, due primarily
to lower industry-wide music sales and unfavorable
currency exchange rates."
"[EMI] Group operating profit (EBITA) increased by £41.9m
(14.4%) to £332.5m, reflecting underlying profit
growth of 20.6% and a £13.1m decrease in new media
"[Sony Music] Sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001
by 94.8 billion yen, or 13.4%, to 612.1 billion yen
compared with the previous year. Operating income decreased
by 7.8 billion yen, or 27.5%, to 20.5 billion yen and the
operating margin decreased from 4.0% to 3.3%."
NOTE: 612 billion yen is about 5 billion dollars.
"PARIS, September 25, 2001 Vivendi Universal [Paris
Bourse: EX FP; NYSE: V] announced today that for the
first half of 2001 ended June 30, EBITDA (earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) grew 42%
to nearly 4 billion euros, operating income increased 65%
to 1.9 billion euros, and revenues increased 11% to 26.4
billion euros versus pro forma1 results for the first half
of the prior year. Compared to actual first half 2000
results, EBITDA grew 54%, operating income increased 64%,
and revenues increased 36% in first half 2001."
Someone ought to bend Disney over in print for this shameless pandering.
> on Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 12:05:59AM -0700, Lara Lavi (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Well Pho Pholks
> > Lara Lavi here from Very Juicy Records
> > I relay this without passing judgement just sharing with you what I just saw
> > this evening.
> > I turn on the TV with my little 2.5 year old to watch some Disney show
> > about an African American teen girl (The Proud Family - animated show)
> > and here is the story line ( I think I missed the first couple scenes
> > but here is the general jist.
> > 1. Girl working at her antiquated computer her dad gave her in her
> > room.
> > 2. Mystery guy (cool hip hop looking dude in black) shows up at her
> > window and supplies her with an up to date computer, takes her into
> > "the Matrix and shows her a web area called Free Jackster where she
> > can get all the music she could ever want FOR FREE,
> > 3. The girl asks if this is illegal and mystery guy explains it is
> > our birthright to have free music, creativity should not have a price
> > 4. Girl gets addicted to collecting free music, her obsession leads
> > to telling all her friends. soon the site is getting millions of hits
> > from kids to grandmothers.
> > 5. Next scene at the The Wizard Record Label board room where "Sir
> > Paid Alot" enters to complain his royalty check was only five cents.
> > This alerts The Wizard (head of the label) that there is a retail
> > problem he needs to look into.
> > 6. Teen Girl's house is surrounded that night by police and press
> > and she is arrested for illegal downloads, gets a warning,. The news
> > makes it clear that millions of people can;'t be stopped, Parents take
> > computer away from girl and explain why free downloads is STEALING. -
> > kind of an abirdged explanation of how copyrights work.
> > 6. Next scene, Asian Guy's retail record store is empty, guy is
> > crying on the floor. Teen Girl who happens to work at the store show
> > up to work, aisian guy fires her for supporting all the free downloads
> > 7. Next scene charts showing record sales are down down down to
> > nothing because people get the music for free
> > 8. Mystery guy shows up at teen girls' window again to try and
> > convince her to go back to downloading but she says NO
> > 7. Guy: "You still downloading?", Teen Girl: DOwnloading is
> > stealin" Mr. Guy from Free Jackster: " I know you are afraid I am
> > trying to show you a world without rules" Teen girl says no its wrong
> > GOODBYE
> > THE END
> Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
> What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Home of the brave
> http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/ Land of the free
> Free Dmitry! Boycott Adobe! Repeal the DMCA! http://www.freesklyarov.org
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Rusty Foster :: firstname.lastname@example.org :: http://www.kuro5hin.org
That's one thing sorely missed in Vegas... there's no
such thing as an old building here; whenever one is
discovered, they blow it up on live television.
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