The boss is trying it on. The job retention scheme allows employers whose businesses have been halted by coronavirus to put their staff on leave and claim up to 80% of their wages from the government. It allows volunteering or training so long as it does not provide services or profit for the employer. … [Read more...] about If you’re on furlough, can you be asked to ‘volunteer’ to help staff at work?
This doesn’t exactly have “trouble-free production” written all over it. Unfortunately not. Once the Cats trailer was released, and immediately became an entirely deserved target for global scorn, director Tom Hooper announced some redesign work. … [Read more...] about The Butthole Cut: if the rumours are true there really was a worse version of Cats
While still at high school, he began sending jokes off to newspapers, many of which were printed. Eventually an agent got in touch and asked him to spend a few hours each day after school writing one-liners for their celebrity clients, for which they would take the credit. He went to NYU, majoring in film, but was kicked out after he failed to show up to classes. No matter, as he was already working in comedy writers’ rooms and making more money than his parents did. He decided to change his name (he was born Allan Konigsberg), something he never regretted aside from the time a saleswoman at Bloomingdale’s asked: “Will that be all, Mr Woodpecker?” … [Read more...] about Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen review – a life and an accusation
Food distribution would also be key, Wanjira Mathai, director for Africa at the World Resources Institute, said. “We must ensure that supply and distribution chains can guarantee the delivery of food to the most vulnerable of our populations, especially in densely populated urban settlements, while at the same time containing Covid-19,” she said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus could double number of people going hungry
“Obviously if someone has an agreement to appear in 100 episodes but they only get to act in 50 during because of the break this would have a massive impact on their earning power so the cast members are relieved that ITV will honour the payments.” … [Read more...] about Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars will be paid for three months despite episodes being axed