This year’s “Quest for the Stanley Cup” will provide “exclusive access” to the NHL bubbles, but raises access questions in the process
Quest for the Stanley Cup started in 2016 as a behind-the-scenes NHL playoff series from famed producer Ross Greenburg (SHS 1973), the former president of HBO Sports, in association with NHL Original Productions. It aired on Showtime for its first two seasons, then moved to ESPN+ in 2018 as part of their expanded hockey coverage, and has been there since and has been generally well-received by those looking for behind-the-scenes footage from each year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.Read more
Chegg CEO and President Dan Rosensweig on how the coronavirus is impacting higher education, the debate over in-person vs. remote learning and a lawsuit by a Yale student claiming online classes are inferior.Read more
Desperate to continue the tradition of a family beach week, I hatched a plan that would allow some mask- and sanitizer-enhanced semblance of normality.
So a few weeks ago, I rented a cute house on the Delaware shore. It had a screened-in front porch and a little cottage out back, in case someone needed to quarantine.
Expects 2020 Revenue Growth to Exceed 45%. Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG), a Smarter Way to Student®, today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
"Chegg was built with a belief that learning would move increasingly online and we have always bet on that inevitability," said Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg Inc., "The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated that shift and it is now clear that learning tools and academic support must be available online, affordable, on-demand, tailored to the individual learner, and geared towards the skills needed in the modern workforce."Read more
IN DECEMBER 1999, then US Representative to the United Nations (UN) Richard Holbrooke (SHS 1958) visited Zambia as part of his 12-nation tour of Africa. In the company of Senator Russ Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin with the late Mwansabombwe MP Rodgers Mwewa and several other US officials, Holbrooke took a walk from some place I do not remember to the Fountain of Hope in Kamwala.
Here, Mwewa was keeping around 600 street kids.
I covered this walk and this visit for the Voice of America. I had come to know about Fountain of Hope through the late Sydney, who was popularly known in theatre circles as “Sido”. I remember Sido even telling me about the board Rodgers Mwewa was trying to put together to help run Fountain of Hope. He even extended an invitation to me to join the board. I can’t remember what my response was, but I never sat on the board.
That’s the kind of opening scene you want: An extensive preview that draws you into the story. It’s great writing, and it’s great because it follows from a great lesson: Intention and obstacle shape the story.
I picked up this lesson in Aaron Sorkin’s (SHS 1979) MasterClass (not affiliated). Here are 49 more.Read more
Netflix has acquired the multimillion-dollar worldwide rights to “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” the latest film from writer and director Aaron Sorkin (SHS1979) based on the true story of a protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Paramount was previously the distributor on the film and was meant to release it theatrically in September before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Netflix now plans to release the film globally later this year after acquiring it for about $56 million, according to Deadline.Read more
Yes, of course, Americans’ health is priceless, and reining in a deadly virus that has trashed the economy would be invaluable.
But a Covid-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.
The last vaccine to quell a global viral scourge was the polio inoculation, which ended outbreaks that killed thousands and paralyzed tens of thousands each year in the United States. The March of Dimes Foundation covered the drug cost for a free national vaccination program.Read more
Strauss, who is moving her producing deal to Sister, is coming off a 34-year tenure at HBO where she has spent her entire career to date, from a temp through a slew of executive jobs, including entertainment president, to an Emmy-winning producer.Read more
What would have become of Anne Frank had she survived the Holocaust? That intriguing hypothetical is the premise of “The Book of Ruth,” a short film premiering online at the DeadCenter Film Festival on June 11. The debut film from Israeli American actress-writer-producer Chen Drachman stars Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966) as a Jewish grandmother whose secret identity we discover via a conversation with her granddaughter (Drachman) after a Passover seder.Read more