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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Business, SJW-style

I wish Marvel Studios would hire Megan Ellison to run it:
According to The Wrap, Annapurna Pictures has run into financial difficulties as of late, culminating in the "jettisoning of two upcoming films with marquee talent" and the exit of its film division head.... Coming in December, Annapurna will be releasing the Christian Bale star vehicle "VICE," another leftist propaganda film in which Bale plays former Vice President Dick Cheney opposite Sam Rockwell playing President Bush. The film is reported to have cost a "bloated $60 million to produce" when it should have cost only half that. Factor in marketing cost and the film hasn't got a prayer.

"There is a financial issue going on," a source told The Wrap. "Her dad has put a lot of money into the company and I don’t think he wants to support her behavior and what’s been going on. There are restraints — the money is not flowing."

Annapurna also recently dropped its slated film about Fox News founder Roger Ailes just three weeks away from starting production. It had been approved for a whopping $35 million budget.

A source close to Megan Ellison says she has been making political passion projects with zero regard for financial cost or box office potential.

"She makes bad decisions," the source said. "She wanted to chase all these expensive movies that weren’t going to make money, and she said, ‘I don’t care whether they make money.’ That’s not how you run a company."
It is if you're an SJW. From a Financial Times article in 2014:
She is Megan Ellison and, depending on who you talk to, she is either the saviour of an industry that has succumbed to brain-numbing comic-book movies and superhero sequels or a wealthy heiress who splashes the cash on films that don’t necessarily make financial sense.
It would appear we have the answer to that question.

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69 Comments:

Blogger Hammerli280 October 11, 2018 1:03 PM  

It never ceases to amaze me how much of SJW economic knowledge is looting and cargo cults. These twits could not run a hot dog stand without a subsidy.

Blogger Steve Canyon October 11, 2018 1:10 PM  

She banked on daddy not cutting off the subsidies.

She can only hope to play a transsexual Fonzie in a Happy Days reboot

Blogger Looking Glass October 11, 2018 1:21 PM  

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Megan+Ellison&t=vivaldi&iax=images&ia=images

It's always amazing what you can tell about the business acumen of someone by posting the pictures they want of themselves out there.

Also, massive wealth + daddy issues kind of screams out.

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 11, 2018 1:22 PM  

Q: Who knew SJW imaginism could cost so damn much?!

A: Her Daddy. Belatedly, as it turned out.

Blogger Looking Glass October 11, 2018 1:31 PM  

Longtime Lurker wrote:Q: Who knew SJW imaginism could cost so damn much?!

A: Her Daddy. Belatedly, as it turned out.


Looking at the earlier films, it looks like the product took a nose dive around 2015, which means decision making between 2012/2013. She apparently got a lot of money at 25, from her father, so it's likely the demons started really getting their fingers into her at that point. Everything else, from here, is just waiting on the inevitable implosion.

Blogger qualitycontrol October 11, 2018 1:41 PM  

What really struck me is how her company bought the terminator franchise. I bet she wanted to show her dad that she's better at making action movies than her brother. The last few movies of the Mission Impossible and Star Trek franchises have been somewhat entertaining commercial successes. It wouldn't surprise me if her interest in movie making is simply out of jealousy for her older brother.

Blogger SmockMan October 11, 2018 1:41 PM  

Looked up her picture on the tubes to see how SJW she is. Yep.

Blogger Warunicorn October 11, 2018 1:45 PM  

From the article:

A source close to Megan Ellison says she has been making political passion projects with zero regard for financial cost or box office potential.

"She makes bad decisions," the source said. "She wanted to chase all these expensive movies that weren’t going to make money, and she said, ‘I don’t care whether they make money.’ That’s not how you run a company."



If she really said this...dear Lord...

Blogger widlast washere October 11, 2018 1:46 PM  

Ugh, she's got the manjaw thing going and looks a bit dull in the eyes.

Blogger Careless Whisper October 11, 2018 1:50 PM  

For further laughs, Out In Business tells us that her life partner Robyn Shapiro "is the Co-Founder of Seek, a new line of snack foods featuring the protein-rich cricket."

Blogger beerme October 11, 2018 1:52 PM  

Megan Ellison looks like the stereotype of a school shooter in those pictures.

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2018 1:54 PM  

I was going to say funding his daughter’s film studio might ultimately be cheaper than underwriting America’s Cup or his $100m open deck AC72 submarines?

But Larry earned the right to throw away his own good money after bad.

Blogger Ingot9455 October 11, 2018 2:00 PM  

Star Trek Beyond was the worst performing movie in the franchise and only vaguely paid out. To make the next one, (supposedly another time travel adventure directed by a woman) the studio was asking all the actors to take pay cuts. Chris Pine walked.

Blogger Doug Cranmer October 11, 2018 2:14 PM  

It's the eyes.

There's something wrong with her eyes.

Blogger Nate October 11, 2018 2:16 PM  

this has to be a whole chapter in Corporate Cancer

Blogger Don't Call Me Len October 11, 2018 2:24 PM  

How does a biopic of anyone cost $60 mil? Somebody got themselves a brand new private plane.

Of course, Hollywood attitudes and accounting being what they always have been, a lot of leeches have spotted a rich blood source and dug themselves right in. It's the one thing you can count on in that town.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction October 11, 2018 2:24 PM  

I mean, that's great if you don't care that they make money Megan and if it were your money no one else would care. But it isn't your money.

Blogger Damn Crackers October 11, 2018 2:32 PM  

@1 - It is interesting that I have to explain to my college classes (and a few ignorant colleagues) what a Cargo Cult is.

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2018 2:41 PM  

Not Hollywood but deepstate pedo this time: Rand Paul fighting on the side of angels:
https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1047224807539068929?s=20

Blogger pyrrhus October 11, 2018 2:43 PM  

@14 It's the eyes.

There's something wrong with her eyes.

And the jaw that goes on forever...seems mutant.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey October 11, 2018 2:45 PM  

She was doing pretty well with her studio up through 2015. Then came the God Emperor. Looks like the TDS pushed her totally over the brink, now she's gone full damn-the-torpedoes SJW.

Blogger Nostromo October 11, 2018 3:01 PM  

Neo-cons et al like to rag on Rand Paul, but only the GE is on the side of the angels more often. He's the stopped clock of the R party. He's right twice a day, which is a hell of a lot more than the rest of the worthless scum.

Blogger Shimshon October 11, 2018 3:02 PM  

Why make a movie even SJW's can't possibly have an interest in watching? And why would Christian Bale attach his name to this? Is he also now prone to making bad decisions?

Blogger Iron Spartan October 11, 2018 3:08 PM  

So how can we encourage the meltdown?

Seems to me the faster and harder things tank, the better.

Blogger Looking Glass October 11, 2018 3:10 PM  

Shimshon wrote:Why make a movie even SJW's can't possibly have an interest in watching? And why would Christian Bale attach his name to this? Is he also now prone to making bad decisions?

Appears he probably made bank from the film, so it was a smart business decision for him.

The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey wrote:She was doing pretty well with her studio up through 2015. Then came the God Emperor. Looks like the TDS pushed her totally over the brink, now she's gone full damn-the-torpedoes SJW.

Movies are normally in production for 2-4 years, so the problems started before 2015. Likely around 2013 and when she started making actual decisions. Previous, she was more than likely just providing funding. Trying to get deeply involved more than likely just made it obvious how out of her depth she was.

Blogger Daniel October 11, 2018 3:31 PM  

Ha ha their biggest money maker was Sausage Party.

Blogger SDaly October 11, 2018 3:44 PM  

There's something very "off" about Larry Ellison himself. Dollars to doughnuts there are going to be news stories about evil doings on his private Hawaiian island.

Blogger VFM #7634 October 11, 2018 3:51 PM  

@SDaly

(((Larry Ellison)))

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2018 3:53 PM  

Rand Paul has finally grown up to point of being ready for prime time.

I’ll definitely vote for him in 2032.

Blogger Jason Starks October 11, 2018 4:16 PM  

She looks like Robby Benson circa 1985.

Blogger Sim1776 October 11, 2018 4:36 PM  

The fuggernaut is real!

Blogger pyrrhus October 11, 2018 4:56 PM  

O/T Looks like Sears will be liquidated...https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-11/sears-creditors-push-bankruptcy-liquidation-vendors-no-longer-paid

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2018 5:08 PM  

Sears will of course be liquidated. They hired a swampdwelling ex-lawyer Carr from Skadden Arps.

Skadden Arps was of course the party that performed the fiduciary review for the Board of Toys R Us of the 2005 Toys R Us restructuring that set them on path for their eventual liquidation.

People may also recognize Skadden Arps as assisting Podesta Group with Manafort in their Ukraine lobbying.

Sears is done.

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2018 5:24 PM  

They haven't seen the light of John Frum

Blogger Unknown October 11, 2018 5:28 PM  

Megan Ellison (R) and Robyn Shapiro attend the Time 100 Gala, New York City, April 29, 2014

Ellison & her life partner Shapiro.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction October 11, 2018 5:36 PM  

OT but I just got notice about Alt Hero Q and my contribution being refunded.

Blogger John Bradley October 11, 2018 5:38 PM  

Same here.

Blogger Lance E October 11, 2018 5:44 PM  

Hah, speaking of SJW-style business...

I'm sure it's a total coincidence that IndieGoGo suddenly became concerned about the campaign immediately after the semi-mainstream BC coverage.

Blogger ar10308 October 11, 2018 5:45 PM  

My Alt Hero Q contribution was refunded as well.
The IndieGoGo page says the campaign has been shut down.

VFM standing by, waiting for orders.

Blogger Alex October 11, 2018 5:45 PM  

Yup. Just got the notice from IndieGoGo too.

Wow. We’re not even free to give our money to whom we want anymore . . .

Blogger Brad Matthews October 11, 2018 5:46 PM  

Indie Go Go just refunded my AH Q$. Said they determined it doesn't meet their standards. Suppose there will be a post about this soon. Converged, worthless.

Blogger Cederq October 11, 2018 5:47 PM  

#35 Unknown, Manjaw, crazy eyes and a broad spread to the hips... what could possibly be more wrong?

Blogger #7139 October 11, 2018 5:52 PM  

Just received my AH Q refund notice. VFM standing by for orders.

Blogger Mad Italian October 11, 2018 5:54 PM  

Anyone else get a "refund" from IndiGoGo for Alt Hero: Q?

Blogger DJ | AMDG October 11, 2018 5:56 PM  

Yes. I got my refund just now. Here we go!

Blogger Dr Caveman October 11, 2018 5:56 PM  

My indiegogo contribution got refunded as well for the Alt Hero Q campaign not complying with their terms of use. I can't see what those terms are because I get an error loading the site (admin.indiegogo.com took too long to respond), probably because that converged site used a code of conduct to fire all capable sysadmins and their h1b bindi screwed up.

Anyway, I'm miffed enough to double my contribution when the next campaign launches

Blogger Janus October 11, 2018 5:57 PM  

Mad Italian wrote:Anyone else get a "refund" from IndiGoGo for Alt Hero: Q?

I also just received that email.

Part of me is looking forward to what comes next.

Blogger DJ | AMDG October 11, 2018 5:58 PM  

It can’t be a coincidence that this happened on the heels of the Bleeding Cool interview.

Blogger VFM #4388 October 11, 2018 6:02 PM  

Anyone else get a "refund" from IndiGoGo for Alt Hero: Q?

The horde stands ready.

Blogger 1100 October 11, 2018 6:05 PM  

Her attitude sounds familiar because I was raised around those (dare I say, J.A.P.s). I grew up around a lot of '''Jewish''' 'American' Princesses that had the acronym JAP. This has nothing to do with people who are descendants of the Japanese. This was just a ,as we used to think of it, in the innocent days of that era as an acronym. I am sure that in this 'enlightened age of today' that we must have been mean spirited youths who did value the gender fluidity of the MKUltra globalists who try so hard to control our thinking. Waaaaaaa.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 October 11, 2018 6:05 PM  

Vox,
indiegogo just sent a refund for AH:Q. I assume I'm not the only one....

Blogger jSinSaTx October 11, 2018 6:06 PM  

Ridiculous that this can happen after a campaign closes. People take on obligations when they have a successful fund. If they let the project stand for the entire period they should be bound.

Blogger James Dixon October 11, 2018 6:06 PM  

Yes on Alt*Hero Q. I just got the email notification from them saying it had been refunded.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction October 11, 2018 6:14 PM  

@46

Same here. I cant say I'm surprised, SJWs gonna SJ, but I'm irritated none the less as I rarely back crowd funding campaigns so that speaks to how good the production values of Alt Hero Q previews were to get me to pull the trigger.

Blogger Mister Karolus October 11, 2018 6:14 PM  

Yep, Alt*Hero Q campaign appears to have been shitcanned. I am really disappointed they pulled the plug after the campaign was funded and done.

Blogger Looking Glass October 11, 2018 6:15 PM  

There's some deep humor in the "Business SJW Style" thread is where everyone is reporting Indiegogo issues. You really can't make this stuff up.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore October 11, 2018 6:15 PM  

My refund came. That's some fragganackle bullsh!t.

Blogger PH October 11, 2018 6:18 PM  

She is open about being a lesbian.

Blogger Seth Schueler October 11, 2018 6:26 PM  

Indiegoggo just returned my alt hero Q contribution. Their trust and safety team decided it contained wrong think.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 October 11, 2018 6:27 PM  

I JUST GOT A NOTICE FROM INDIEGOGO THAT ALT:HERO Q WAS CANCELED!

Blogger Dirk Manly October 11, 2018 6:33 PM  

@35

"Ellison & her life partner Shapiro."

Which, for lesbians, of course, means "3 year partner."

Blogger Dirk Manly October 11, 2018 6:37 PM  

Breach of Contract lawsuit should be very interesting... "It made us feel bad AFTER everything was done" won't impress many judges.

Blogger Xellos October 11, 2018 7:14 PM  

>when it should have cost only half that
I guess we should check these doubles.

Blogger OneWingedShark October 11, 2018 7:22 PM  

Dr Caveman wrote:I can't see what those terms are because I get an error loading the site (admin.indiegogo.com took too long to respond), probably because that converged site used a code of conduct to fire all capable sysadmins and their h1b bindi screwed up.
You could be right -- though, if you replace 'admin' with 'www' it works: link.

Blogger Jack Amok October 11, 2018 10:57 PM  

There's something wrong with her eyes.

And the jaw that goes on forever...seems mutant.


The first several pics I saw of her looked like there was a Y chromosome lurking somewhere, but I finally found one that looked clearly XX.

Anyway, whatever else he might have screwed up, Bill Gates decided a long time ago he wasn't going to ruin his kids with a huge inheritance.

Blogger DeeJay October 12, 2018 2:12 AM  

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Blogger CYGNUS FACETIOUS October 12, 2018 3:13 AM  

Doug Cranmer wrote:There's something wrong with her eyes.
It's like someone MLK Ultra'd Jon Ham, with lots and lots of estrogen. That is a Goblin.

Looking Glass wrote:Movies are normally in production for 2-4 years, so the problems started before 2015
If the Star Wars reshoots of everything under the sun around that time are any indication, a lot of these people expected to cash out on a Hillary win. At an initial 30 million budget, this ought to have been done last year to have been remotely topical for Them.


Blogger Duke Norfolk October 12, 2018 6:59 AM  

she said, ‘I don’t care whether they make money.’ That’s not how you run a company."
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That's bloody hilarious! I just love to see these people fritter away their fortunes.

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