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Posted on April 1 at 8:32 p.m.

First of all, the lead is written incorrectly and is against objective journalism, which I assume you are all defending here. Here's what your editor should have put thru:
"Mike Eliason, prize-winning photog was fired for violating NP policy, etc. etc. However, according to Eliason, he believes he was terminated for complaints he made to Cal/OSHA about mold in the building, claiming the NP was negligent."
You should never use "apparently" or "supposedly" or (not in article, but I'm including it) "obviously."

Also: For all those who are calling Eliason a "class act" and "one of the best journalist photographers in SB"...please raise your hand if you were supporting his work by purchasing the News-Press.

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Posted on April 17 at 3:09 p.m.

I'm talking about productions where you actually pay people.

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Posted on April 11 at 6:15 p.m.

Here's a few things that bug me about CFSSB:

1) Finola Hughes already has a job as an actress on a soap, and she's using this film as a way to show she can direct, as she said in another article, and hopefully get to direct an episode of GH or "a professional feature." So when she gets her DGA card on the backs of her volunteers, will any of them get an entry way into the Hollywood industry? My guess is no. Thanks everybody!

2) How can CFSSB sell a film for distribution--for example, Netflix, VOD, DVD sales, etc.--and still be a non-profit? As soon as a product is sold you are a business, and not a non-profit. I think CFSSB thinks they are making a radical new thing, but the reason its "never been done before" is because it's...shhhhhh...illegal...and against non-profit rules. This is not a one-time thing, like a play or a musical or a lecture, etc. This is a tangible, sellable object. Good luck getting all that free labour next year!

3) It would be good to actually have films shooting up here, with tax incentives to bring productions to town and *hire local professionals*, you know, where you pay creative people for their talents. Film Commissions in other cities do this. Does ours?

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