FROM Tom Quinn
Radius’ Tom Quinn on ‘Snowpiercer’ The dystopian thriller Snowpiercer has a respected director, a recognizable cast and critical acclaim. But on its opening weekend in June, it only played at eight theaters. Just two weeks later, Snowpiercer was available on VOD. With all the hype, many wondered why the film didn’t stay exclusively in theaters longer. Radius, the boutique label of The Weinstein Company, is the distributor behind this multi-platform release plan. Kim Masters spoke to Tom Quinn, the co-president of Radius, about the economics of VOD and whether or not he left money on the table with his strategy for Snowpiercer.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.