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.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."