A film and television producer wears many hats. They find and launch projects; finance the whole endeavor; hire writers, directors, and other members of the creative team; and generally ensure all elements of the pre-production, production, and post-production run smoothly.
Perhaps it comes as no surprise then that many of the world’s most...Read more
Before he was a leading man in Hollywood, Harrison Ford spent nearly 20 years as a struggling film and TV extra acquiring a slew of credited and uncredited roles. The self-ascribed “late bloomer” finally got his big break when he scored an audition with George Lucas for a part in 1973’s “American Graffiti.” A few years later he was ...Read more
Before Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsay, Martha Stewart, and Nigella Lawson made their names as television food stars, there was Betty Crocker.
The history of cooking and food shows began in 1924 began with the composite character created by consumer food producer General Mills. “The Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air,” a radio show, ...Read more
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, postsecondary school enrollment has declined by 938,000 students—that’s a 5% drop from fall 2019. From 2020 to 2021 alone, there were about 465,300 fewer undergraduate students who chose to attend college. Though it remains to be seen whether numbers will bounce back as campuses emerge from the...Read more
Many companies throughout the United States are facing what’s become known as the “Great Resignation.” The pandemic gave employees a different perspective about what they wanted from their work lives. With so many people leaving their previous jobs, this means many companies are desperately looking to hire staff.
The Bureau of Labor ...Read more
Insider Intelligence forecasts that total influencer marketing spending in the U.S. will exceed $4 billion by the end of 2022. If true, this will represent a continuing upward trend—the total spend in 2021 hit $3.69 billion, itself an increase from 2020’s pandemic-affected $2.76 billion.
In recent years, influencer marketing has ...Read more
When thinking of the visionaries behind some of the greatest films ever made, many people would likely envision their favorite directors, auteurs who have made an indelible mark on viewers through a uniquely cinematic combination of story, emotionality, and style. Others may imagine cinematographers, through whose lens and framing movies are ...Read more
The average movie-going audience might be forgiven for not being able to name a given film’s producer, while still being able to rattle off the name of every actor and actress who performed in it. While actors are often the most visible creatives in cinema, it’s the producers who secure financing who often have the most creative control. ...Read more
Stacker transcribed city populations from the 1870 census. The data set can be downloaded on Github or data.world.
Civil Divisions All ages Total All ages Male All ages Female 5 to 18 Male 5 to 18 Female 18 to 45 Male 21 and upward Male State County Eufaula 3185 1504 1618 470 511 585 701 ...Read more
Business travel is back on the rise, which means that whether you were a frequent flyer or just an occasional out-of-towner, you’re likely going to be hitting the road again. According to the U.S. Travel Association, companies are planning to spend more money on both domestic and international travel through 2025. This means roads, airplanes,...Read more
Man’s best friend is a truly amazing animal.
Our dogs know so much about us. Not only do they learn to communicate with us without speaking, but dogs also have an uncanny ability to sense our moods. And that’s just as pets: Working dogs can be trained to perform even more incredible tasks, like guiding the blind, detecting bombs, ...Read more
The internet of things has become a buzzword you’ve likely seen in the news over the last several years. As more people buy smartwatches, autopilot-enabled cars, smart TVs, game consoles, or even smart refrigerators, the internet of things grows in its vastness and depth, with billions of electronics online at any moment.
These rapid ...Read more
Medical bills can be overwhelming, not just for people but for pets too. Every pet has its own unique needs, and it’s the duty of their owners to ensure their four-legged family members stay healthy, happy, and by their side for as long as possible.
Preventative care is the best way to keep your pet healthy: It refers to simple steps pet ...Read more
Yes, shoes can be considered utilitarian, but for many people, they’re beloved. How deep does that love go? Former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos opened the Shoe Museum of Marinka in the early 2000s to showcase her more than 2,700 pairs of shoes. Footwear doesn’t need to be fancy to be meaningful. A favorite pair of muck boots can ...Read more
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work environments have grown in popularity and seem to be here to stay. As of January 2022, 58% of employees work in hybrid models, according to a Future Forum survey of more than 10,000 knowledge workers. Of those surveyed, 95% say they desire the type of work schedule flexibility that a hybrid model can ...Read more
Household chores are more than inconvenient necessities or things to “make” your children do: They can function as building blocks for a young person’s development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even established a set of milestone criteria parents can use to both gauge their child’s development and make inroads ...Read more
Selling a home can be stressful no matter the price bracket or the neighborhood. Additionally, the pandemic has added more complications to the current housing market in America, even as the Federal Reserve made a concerted effort to limit the economic damage of the world shutting down for such a long period of time.
The average interest ...Read more
As Americans ease out of the pandemic phase, many have been feeling the financial crunch of inflation as the cost of food, fuel, and services have rapidly risen. While the rate—and speed—of inflation hasn’t been seen for decades, consumer spending on housing, utilties, and household goods has actually been on a steady rise well before ...Read more
If you’re asked to name a few loyal friends, chances are your dog’s name would be top of mind. They’re the friends waiting patiently by the door when you return home, showing every ounce of gratitude for a full dinner bowl. Their loyalty and companionship have earned them a spot as “family” for many pet owners.
It can be difficult ...Read more
Imagine our world, then picture it fully digital. For many, it looks like the metaverse, an immersive virtual space where we can log on to meet friends, shop, work in virtual offices, and even buy virtual real estate. Offering an estimated $800 billion market opportunity, the metaverse is eyed by online game creators, social networks, and ...Read more