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News From the Control Tower 5/12/2023

--Amanda Vaught

I loved the article about the Habsburg-pretender to the Austrian throne living his best life as a race car driver; it’s a nice contrast to the pomp of the recent coronation in England. Then there was a nice pair of articles on the WGA writer’s strike: one from a writer explaining their goals, and one on the incredible deal that Tyler Sheridan has to make the hit show Yellowstone.

Next we look into the future some to how Norway is doing now that most of their cars on the road are electric. Maybe you’d have guessed it, but the air is cleaner and asthma rates are down.

Finally, Florida passed a new ESG law. If you want to familiarize yourself with the consequences of this, bone up by viewing my recent webinar on ESG.

1. The Prince With No Throne

If the Austro-Hungarian Empire still existed, 25-year-old Ferdinand Habsburg would eventually be its ruler. Instead he’s a racecar driver.

2.  Writers Like Me Have Shut Down Hollywood. Here’s Why.

The Writers Guild of America is on strike because Hollywood bosses have treated our demands for fair and sustainable working conditions with contempt.

3.  Paramount Can’t Say No to the Man Behind ‘Yellowstone’: $50,000 a Week for His Ranch, $25 Per Cow

Taylor Sheridan writes most of the company’s hits, giving him clout to dominate the big-budget productions through his network of commercial projects, pushing costs to among the highest in Hollywood

4.  In Norway, the Electric Vehicle Future Has Already Arrived

About 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are battery-powered. As a result, the air is cleaner, the streets are quieter and the grid hasn’t collapsed. But problems with unreliable chargers persist.

5.  Florida’s new law makes ESG murkier