"...According to the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, those states are the smart ones. In a heavily publicized report titled "State Film Subsidies: Not Much Bang for Too Many Bucks," former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Vice President Robert Tannenwald called production incentives "costly" and "ineffective." He lambasted states like Connecticut and California, which, rather than Texas-style post-production reimbursements, use transferable tax credits: If productions come in under budget, they can sell off the excess credits..."
"...The panic around SB 4 is also hurting participation in direct community services targeting low-income residents, from food pantries to housing services. "We have heard, anecdotally, that some people are being deterred from our services because they fear action by ICE at food distribution sites," says Paul Gaither, a spokesperson for the Central Texas Food Bank, which serves 21 counties including Travis, Williamson, and Bastrop..."
"...The camera ventures to Las Vegas and uses the glorious and ambiguous power of the gambling capital to turn everyday life into an exciting crime story."Stopover" / Italy, Romania (Director: Ioana Uricara; Screenwriter: Cristian Mungiu) – Lost and found in between plane rides."The Wind is Blowing on My Street" / Iran, USA (Director and Screenwriter: Saba Riazi) – A young girl in Tehran accidentally gets left on the street with no head scarf. She is forced to interact with a neighbor who keeps her company in an environment where her mishap could equal trouble.INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY SHORTS "Grandpa’s Wet Dream" / Japan, USA (Director: Chihior Amemiya) – A 75-year-old Japanese man has been acting in adult videos for 15 years without telling his family."The High Level Bridge" / Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Trevor Anderson) – Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton's High Level Bridge in memory of those who have jumped."Incident by a Bank" / Sweden (Director and Screenwriter: Ruben Östlund) – A detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery."Negativipeg" / Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Matthew Rankin) – Rory Lepine gives a personal account of his fateful and infamous encounter with The Guess Who's legendary lead singer, Burton Cummings, in a Winnipeg 7-Eleven in 1985..."
"...2pm: Involuntary (with "Incident by a Bank")..."
"... Plus masks. One go-getter donned what the the Austin Police Department describes as a "Halloween mask, green with fangs" and marched in to the Prosperity Bank on Research Boulevard, brandished a gat, and made off with some money – leaving behind these freaky surveillance photos..."
"...According to the lawsuit, filed by attorney Adam Loewy on behalf of Jackson's mother and stepfather, Billie and Larry Mercer, Jackson was the victim of an "enraged" Kleinert who pursued and shot Jackson because he was a black man attempting to enter a closed bank in a "predominantly white area" of town. "I think there's no question" that is what actually happened, Loewy told us today...."
"...Jackson was killed on July 26 by a bullet to the back of the neck, fired from the gun of 19-year department veteran Detective Charles Kleinert during a scuffle under a bridge over Shoal Creek near West 34th Street. Kleinert had been inside a nearby Benchmark Bank conducting a follow-up investigation to an earlier, and unrelated, bank robbery when Jackson came to the bank's locked door and tried to get inside..."
"...Still, there are a few noteworthy moments in Coffey's time with APD. There is John Coffey, for example, on bicycle patrol on the Drag, arriving on the heels of a bank robber and scooping up money that the bandit has dropped on the street..."
"...The 100 Club has set up a trust for Padron's family and donations can be made at any area Chase bank. More information on donations to Padron's family can be found online at the 100 Club of Central Texas and the Greater Austin Crime Commission...."
"...Not a creature was stirring, to steal a phrase. I made my way over to the Eiffel Tower, then doubled back down the Left Bank..."
"...If you’ve never seen Bob’s Burgers, this season 3 standout is a fine place to start: It provides a crash course in what makes each Belcher so particular, and dear: Downer dad Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is a good man who can’t catch a break – of course he’d attract the attention of a homicidal truck driver; Linda, his counter ballast, so cheery; sensitive, boy-obsessed Tina (Dan Mintz), who asks Santa for a dry erase board so she can write down, and then erase, her most private thoughts (“penis fly swatter”); roly-poly middle child Gene (Eugene Mirman), a dreamer and a tiny bit of a dim bulb; and shifty Louise (Kristen Schaal), pint-sized but with a bright future (most likely to mastermind a bank heist? Or overthrow a small country?)...."
"...Doing that directly, of course, may prove difficult, since the site can shift from server to server, change its name, and still be accessible by Tor users. That's why lawmakers seem intent on cracking down on the Bitcoin exchange, which functions like a bank and thus has transactions that are traceable..."
"...In one small room, a TV crew was setting up lights for a satellite interview with Bush's chief strategist, Karl Rove. A bank of TV monitors in the next room followed the news on every station, ready to pounce on any item that might help the cause..."
"...American Paradise D: Joe Talbot Folktale meets modern tragedy, American Paradise is the story of a man in Donald Trump's America who attempts to shift his fate with the perfect crime: a bank heist in a "black-guy-mask."..."
"...Carnage Park Director/Screenwriter: Mickey Keating The year is 1978. A team of wannabe crooks botch a small-town bank heist and flee with their hostage deep into the California desert, where they find themselves in a harrowing fight for survival against a psychotic ex-military sniper..."
"...support for Chalabi, a long-time favorite of Washington hawks. (It bears noting that Chalabi was tried and convicted in absentia by the Jordanian government for bank embezzlement, in 1989, and has come under fire more recently for peddling dubious pre-war intelligence to the U.S.) The author also asserts that "what we have accomplished in Iraq is worth it." When considering specific scenarios, he sometimes hews to an improbably sunny view..."
"...-- R.B. Banking on Henderson..."
"...A torrential downpour forces the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to start releasing water from the lakes, flooding areas along lakes Travis and Austin, as well as Town Lake, while Austin's creeks overflow their banks. The temperature drops sharply as the wind gusts up to 20-30 miles per hour, tearing power and telephone lines from their poles..."
"...Stephanie Black is a documentarian whose past efforts include work on the Leonard Peltier film, Incident at Oglala, and a longstanding association with PBS and the Children's Television Workshop. She uses the history of Jamaica and its interactions with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and U.S.AID and international trade agreements to show how globalization -- initially developed as a means to assist Third World countries in the shoring up of their flagging economies -- has instead had the opposite effect, crippling the once robust Jamaican economy and forcing the island's indigenous workforce and farmers to make ends meet by working at the massive “Free Market Zone” just outside of Kingston, where many come to work in an IMF-sponsored tax-free environment for little more than a dollar a day..."
"...in the back of the neck, after a pursuit and a struggle under a bridge over Shoal Creek near 34th Street. Police say Kleinert had been at a nearby Benchmark Bank conducting a follow-up investigation on an earlier, and unrelated, bank robbery when Jackson came to the locked front door and twice tried to enter..."