Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mabruk to Egypt!

As I have quite a few Egyptian friends and business associates here in the UAE, I was watching the Mubarak protest with interest.

It's hard to imagine being an American, what their lives have been like. Make no mistake, there are a lot of things in the US that are broken, but we have the opportunity to at least address the issues. Many Egyptians had to leave their own country to find work, as opportunities there are scarce. Around 40% of the population live on $2 a day or less, that is not living, it's barely existing.

I have gotten caught up in the unfolding drama, one of my friends lost a family member in a shooting. But the Egyptians did it and they did it with class, their heads held up. It's amazing to see all types of people, young, old, poor, educated, standing in Tahrir Square. asking for nothing more than what we all should have a right to ask for, our freedom.

Mabruk to the Egyptian people! It will be exciting to see what unfolds in Egypt now.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Making the movie

We launched a film fund with a wealth management company in Zurich, which went well. Jason Marsh, the fund manager, is no longer involved with the Antar the Black Knight project, that has been somewhat stressful, but these things happen.

Making this movie is a movie in itself! Unfortunately it has been a LOT harder that it has to be, but dealing with so many different people is a challenge.

Lots of good things moving forward with the franchise as far as some of the merchandise and animated series.