FROM Christina Lee Storm
'Life after Pi' A year after the visual effects house Rhythm & Hues filed for bankruptcy and won an Oscar for Life of Pi, two filmmakers have made a documentary that tracks what happened. Life after Pi was made by Christina Lee Storm and Scott Lebrecht who both once worked for that VFX house (Lebrecht is still there). They tell The Business producer Darby Maloney what they've learned about the issues affecting California's VFX community and how they fear the loss of jobs for this sector is a harbinger of things to come for the rest of the industry.
Are President Trump's global business dealings illegal? We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar has sued the president, saying the Trump Hotel has an unfair advantage because of its tie to the president.
Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud' Ryan Murphy oversees a small TV empire on FX, with series including American Horror Story, American Crime Story and his latest effort, Feud. The first cycle of that show focuses on the rivalry between movie icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. On all his shows, Murphy now has a strict rule: at least half of the directors and crew members must be women or minorities.
What do Trump's new emissions standards mean for fuel efficient cars? With President Trump unveiling lower fuel economy standards, will carmakers build more gas guzzlers? Also, an investigation looks into the risks of shipping nuclear warheads across the country on old 18 wheelers, driven by underpaid and overworked drivers. And, six years after Fukushima, nuclear waste has reached parts of the U.S. west coast.