Hollywood “boiler room” sold $2 million in fake precious metals; two arrested

Bring on a Hollywood-style disaster for the blockbuster film

The Broward County State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case. Frade and Quinones are accused soliciting investors through their Hollywood-based company, Integrated Market Capital Investments, doing business as Midas Asset Exchange in Hollywood. After making the investment with Midas Asset Exchange, investors typically received account statements showing the alleged purchase of metals.
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Lucas might have virtually started a new religion with the Star Wars movies, but he milked them for every merchandising dollar he could for 35 years, then sold the rights to Disney for a staggering $4bn . How does he expect Disney to recoup that money? By making low-budget Star Wars art movies? To then turn around and suggest that, “I couldn’t even get Red Tails into theatres and I’m George Lucas” is even more hypocritical. As if the Lucas name alone should suffice, rather than the quality of the movie, which, in this case, was not high. And yes, Spielberg, you gave us Lincoln, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and many more decent movies.
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The Hollywood Reporter Announces Nine Hires, Five Promotions

The Hollywood Reporter has announced the promotion of five staffers and addition of nine more to the expanding media company. May also marked a flagship month for the publication’s website, THR.com, receiving the highest traffic in its history. our editor recommends The Hollywood Reporter Nominated for 27 SoCal Journalism Awards Jeanie Pyun has joined the staff as features director.
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