How Hollywood Could Be Impacted By D.c. Shutdown

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View gallery How Hollywood Could Be Impacted by D.C. Shutdown A congressional fight over the federal budget and federal debt payments seemingly distant from the movie and TV industry could have a significant impact on Hollywood if it results in a government shutdown. Plans to film in national parks, obtain passports and fly in crew or stars from overseas all might have to be put on hold. A shutdown also could delay court decisions, force the Federal Communications Commission to hold off approval of TV station sales and delay a variety of trade negotiations. It also could prove especially challenging for Disney and Comcast, both of which have theme parks that draw significant numbers of foreign visitors. In 1995, two government shutdowns delayed the State Departments processing of thousands of visas for foreign tourists, costing the U.S. travel industry hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tourist revenue. Neither company returned a request for comment. Also read: Why Hollywoods Biggest Films Are Leaving L.A. for London The national-park closures which happened the last two times the government shut down, under President Bill Clinton in 1995 would mean movie and TV production couldnt be shot there, something that would affect not just movie and TV shoots butTV commercials. National Park Service staff are required to monitor most filming, photograph and sound recording activities, according to Yellowstones filming policy, which says that filmmakers have to reimburse the government $65 an hour for having park staff on hand to monitor the shooting. A shutdown would make that staff unavailable. In the last shutdowns, the State Department people who process visa were sent home, leaving 20,000 visas unprocessed each day. But a shutdown would affect more than visas and passports.

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The film, produced and directed by Fiona Cunningham-Reid, is structured to follow one season of winemaking. It begins with September’s grape harvest, then moves through fermentation, separation of the mark from the wine in November, winter pruning, March flowering, and bottling of the previous year’s production in May. We learn this is all a lot of work, even for two strong and resourceful women. They accomplish a lot, however, with the help of their friends. This community assists them in pruning the vines, picking the grapes and with bottling. As the film evolves, we begin to learn that many of their friends are not only expats, but also lesbian and gay. The women and their friends clearly derive a lot of joy and camaraderie from working together, as well as pride in making quality wines that are gaining a local reputation, winning medals in regional competitions. The women sell their wines from their small cellar across the street from the village’s city hall. There is some mention of a traditional culture of jealousy of the successes of others in the south of France, as well as some hostility on the part of a few neighbors based possibly on homophobia. This includes an uncooperative neighbor who refuses to move her vehicle on a day that’s long been posted as one on which cars need to be removed from the narrow street alongside the cellar so as to allow the mobile bottling line to set up there. Nonetheless, there appears to be general acceptance of the couple’s enterprise in the community, and a sense that it serves as the welcoming center of a growing contingent of lesbians and gay men. The final film, Boom Grape: Argentine Malbec , directed and produced by Sky Pinnick, is for me the most disappointing.