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Who will be held accountable for the fatal shooting on set?

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The head electrician on the film set of Alec Baldwin’s movie rust is suing the actor and other crew members 

ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY, MITRA AHOURAIAN on ticker news

The head of lighting is a friend of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. She was accidentally shot dead on the movie set last month.

The electrician has filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and others, alleging negligence that resulted in “severe emotional distress”.

He says the bullet narrowly missed him.

“I still cannot believe that she is no longer with us,” the head of lighting, Serge Svetnoy said Wednesday during a news conference.

“What a tragedy and injustice when a person loses her life on film set while making art.”

Svetnoy’s general-negligence lawsuit was filed earlier Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“This incident was caused by the negligent acts and omissions of the defendants,” the lawsuit states according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Simply put, there was no reason for a live bullet to be placed in that Colt .45 revolver or to be present anywhere on the ‘Rust’ set.”

Who will be held accountable?

Mitra Ahouraian is an LA-based entertainment attorney and founder of her namesake firm, Ahouraian Law and she says this all signs point to Baldwin did not know that the gun was loaded.

“As an actor who’s production companies attached typically, they’re not very involved in the day to day production, it’s more like a credit and a fee and affiliation. So it’s really going to be the production company for the film. But if it does come down to the point of any individual’s being charged criminally, if there’s bound to be some criminal fault there, then that could potentially come into play in the civil lawsuit,” she told ticker news.

I mean, we’re seeing labour shortages and people were complaining about being overworked on this particular movie set. Could this be the reason why here?

How did the live rounds get put into a prop gun?

The prosecutor was on Good Morning America recently, and Ahouraian says she was saying one of the things that they’re most concerned with is figuring out how the live rounds got there to begin with.

“So I think that’s the most important question, and really not what happened at the moment of the shooting, but everything that happened leading up to that,” Ahouraian says.

“I don’t think it had anything to do with, you know, hours and the things that sort of were coming up in the ISC strike because it all kind of coincided at that time.”

But surely a gunshot can be performed without the real bullets?

Ahouraian says it comes down to cost.

“Doing things in post production isn’t always cheap. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to get the shots you need by having the real prop there. But if I was watching and it didn’t look as real and people weren’t, you know, we’re at less risk of dying. I think I’d be okay with that.”

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What will Trevor Noah do now he’s exiting The Daily Show?

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Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show

Noah announced the news to the show’s audience after a recent taping.

He’s been at the helm for seven years after the high-profile departure of Jon Stewart.

He says it’s been a challenge but also a joy to make people laugh during the Trump presidency and the pandemic.

Of course, his departure comes as the late-night landscape continues to shift.

Noah is planning to keep up his comedy, as he travels around the world to keep making people laugh.

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How Disney beat Netflix at its own game

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When it comes to streaming, there’s a new sheriff in town.

Disney+ has quickly become a major force in the streaming wars, adding over 14 million new subscribers in its latest quarter. That’s a big jump from the 3 million it had just three months prior.

In comparison, Netflix lost nearly 1 million subscribers in the same period.

So what happened? How did Disney+ overtake Netflix so quickly?

There are a few factors at play.

For one, Disney+ has a lot of content that people want to watch. As well as its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the service  has access to popular franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, and The Simpsons. That’s a big draw for people who are looking for something to watch.

In addition, Disney+ is much cheaper than Netflix. A subscription to Disney+ costs $6.99 per month, while a Netflix subscription starts at $8.99 per month. For people who are trying to save money, Disney+ is the more appealing option. Though Disney and Netflix have signalled they’re going to push up their prices.

Disney+ has been aggressive in marketing itself as the superior streaming service. The company has run a number of ads that compare its service favorably to Netflix. This has helped convince people to switch to Disney+.

The Disney effect

The Walt Disney Company launched Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The streaming service is available in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.

As of the second quarter of 2020, Netflix had nearly 221 million subscribers across 190 countries.

Netflix facts

What is the market share of Netflix? In the United States, Netflix has a market share of 37%. That means it is the most popular streaming service in the country.

When was Netflix founded? Netflix was founded on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.

What type of company is Netflix? Netflix is a publicly-traded company. Its stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NFLX.

What is the headquarters of Netflix? The headquarters of Netflix is located in Los Gatos, California.

Disney+ facts

Disney is spending $1 billion per year on its streaming service.

What is the market share of Disney+? In the United States, Disney+ has a market share of 24%.

When was Disney+ launched? Disney+ was launched on November 12, 2019.

What type of company is Disney? Disney is a publicly-traded company. Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DIS.

How much does Disney stock cost? As of August 2020, the price of one share of Disney stock is $115.76.

What is the headquarters of Disney? The headquarters of Disney is located in Burbank, California.

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Scientists discover dogs can sniff if you’re stressed

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Russia has begun vaccinating animals against COVID-19

Dog’s truely are our best friends and it turns out they really are in tune to our feelings by experiencing their world through smell

Scientists have discovered that dogs can detect stress, by sniffing our breath and sweat

Four dogs volunteered by their owners – were trained to “choose” one of three scent canisters.

And in more than 650 out of 700 trials, they sniffed a sample of sweat or breath that had been taken from a stressed person.

Dog highly sensitive scent-detection abilities are already used to detect drugs, explosives, and illnesses – so they really are paw-some animals

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