AGC Studios to Finance Scott Free Thriller ‘Panopticon’

Erwin Oropesa

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Signaling its second project bound for Cannes’ late June virtual market, AGC Studios will fully finance and co-produce criminal justice thriller “Panopticon,” AGC chairman-CEO Stuart Ford announced Thursday.

Sales arm AGC International is handling international sales; CAA Media Finance, which arranged for the film’s financing, will represent a domestic sale. The two companies will co-represent Chinese distribution rights  

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Set up at Scott Free Productions, and based on a screenplay from Emily Jerome which made the 2017 Black List, “Panopticon” will be directed by Andrés Baiz, a founding father of Colombia’s modern-day cinema who made one of its highlights (“The Hidden Face”) and has gained large international profile directing 12 episodes of “Narcos” and now four of “Narcos: Mexico.”

Active casting is ongoing with production scheduled to begin in Fall 2020 on a feature which aims to take a

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Edited Transcript of AP.PS earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 8:00am GMT

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Q1 2020 Aboitiz Power Corp and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc Joint Analyst Briefing

Cebu City May 28, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Aboitiz Power Corp earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00:00am GMT

* David L. Rafael

AboitizLand, Inc. – President & CEO

* Emmanuel V. Rubio

* Francisco Victor G. Salas

* Liza Luv L. Tajanlangit-Montelibano

* Ma. Racquel J. Bustamante

* Manuel R. Lozano

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. – CFO, Corporate Information Officer & Senior VP

Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc. – CEO

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. – President, CEO & Director

Francisco Victor G. Salas, Aboitiz Power Corporation – Investors Relations Officer [1]

Good afternoon to all of our friends out there. I’d like to welcome you all to the first quarter 2020 analysts’ briefing. We’ve come a long way since our first broadcast last March 7, 2017. But as … Read More

Europe’s Debt Reckoning May Mean Tough Choices on Who to Tax

Erwin Oropesa

(Bloomberg) — Europe’s leaders may be united on the need to throw money at economies during the coronavirus crisis, but they have yet to confront how to pay for it all.

That reckoning could force governments across the region into tough choices about where to lay the burden among voters already disillusioned with political establishments — a decade after the global financial crisis presented them with previous bills to settle.

Europe’s austerity experiments since then, from Greece to the U.K., provide cautionary tales of either the economic damage or electoral fatigue that spending cuts can cause. With those bitter experiences in mind, politicians are already fielding questions about tax hikes on either wealth or income — even if they too might threaten to hurt growth.

Alternatives include tolerating higher debts such as Japan does, or perhaps trying to inflict a dose of inflation to erode them away — itself a

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