Electoral College Documentary to Screen at Denver’s EFPalooza

Movie Poster for Winner Take All"

Winner Take All screens March 21st at Denver’s Historic Bug Theater

“Winner Take All,” a film about the U.S. electoral system, was named “official selection” of the Emerging Filmmakers Project 2020 festival

As adopted by 15 states and the District of Columbia and under ongoing consideration by Virginia’s legislature, the compact fully preserves the Electoral College.”

— Michael Steele, Former chairman of the Republican National Committee

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Denver, Colo., February 28, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / — Colacino Productions LLC, in association with Winner Take All Documentary LLC is pleased to announce that the documentary film, “Winner Take All,” (winnertakeallfilm.com) has been named an “official selection” of the 2020 EFPalooza Film Festival (http://www.efpdenver.com/2020-efpalooza-film-festival/, https://www.facebook.com/events/229202978128408/). The event is a three-day film festival celebrating the best of the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project, the home of Denver’s independent film scene since 2002. This year’s event will be held March 19th, 20th and 21st at Denver’s historic Bug Theatre. “Winner Take All” will screen in the 1:00 p.m. “Saturday Afternoon Shorts” block on March 21st.

“Winner Take All” explains how the frequently misunderstood Electoral College works, why its election results have conflicted with the popular vote, and a national movement afoot to change the way it works through an interstate compact. “As adopted by 15 states and the District of Columbia and under ongoing consideration by Virginia’s legislature, the compact fully preserves the Electoral College,” wrote Michael Steele in a letter published in The Wall Street Journal on February 20, 2020. “The problem isn’t the Electoral College itself” says filmmaker, Don Colacino. “It’s the way states have chosen to allocate votes,” a key concept addressed in the film by Constitutional scholars, legislators, and the founding documents themselves.

With growing interest in the topic, EFPalooza is the third festival to recognize the film in the lead-up to the 2020 election. The League of Women Voters is also screening the film at various voter outreach events in Colorado and Maine and is also available on Prime Video in the U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081N215SX and the UK https://www.amazon.com.uk/dp/B081N215SX.

More information can be found at winnertakeallfilm.com. Winner Take All Documentary LLC created the film in association with Colacino Productions LLC (colacinoproductions.com), a Business-to-Business (B2B) film production company focused on documentary, commercial, and industrial films. The company provides both documentary- and narrative-style content creation and production services.

For more information please contact info@winnertakeallfilm.com. To learn more about the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project visit the EFP website at www.efpdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.

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Nationally-Recognized Law Firm Focused on Public Finance Adds Distinguished San Antonio Attorneys


McCall Parkhurst & Horton Adds Distinguished San Antonio Attorneys

This new team provides us the opportunity to achieve more for the betterment of our clients.”

— Managing Partner, Carol (C.D.) Polumbo

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nationally-Recognized Law Firm Focused on Public Finance
Adds Distinguished San Antonio Attorneys

McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P., a prestigious Texas public finance law firm, is welcoming change as three attorneys, Clay Binford, Lauren Ferrero and Rose Kanusky, are joining the firm in its San Antonio office. As leaders in the bond and public finance sector, the new attorneys look forward to the opportunities presented by joining the accomplished organization.

Managing Partner Carol (C.D.) Polumbo serves as bond counsel from the Austin office with over 30 years of experience and shares her enthusiasm for the new members of the firm, “ This is an exciting time for the firm, and the transition will allow us to continue to lead and strengthen our resources in an industry with so much potential. This new team provides us the opportunity to achieve more for the betterment of our clients.”

Ranked as the number one public finance law firm in Texas for the past 15 years, McCall has 22 partners, as well as an extensive team of established attorneys in its four offices: Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.

Clay Binford, who joins McCall as a partner, expresses his delight with the move, saying, “The benefits provided to our clients by the opportunity to join a group with unmatched industry reputation and dedication was simply one that we could not pass. The compatibility of our practice and these industry leaders was obvious to us, and it’s more than clear that our goals align and lead us in a direction built for growth and success. In my role as Partner, I personally look forward to the great things that are to come in this new venture, as McCall Parkhurst & Horton continues to thrive in delivering the best bond counsel service in our great State.” Since joining the industry in 2001, Clay has garnered a State and national reputation for legal proficiency and creative approaches to problem solving in traditional and large-scale non-traditional municipal finance transactions.

Well-immersed in public finance, Lauren Ferrero focuses her practice on assisting state and local government entities in a variety of debt financing transactions, in addition to working with a large scope of both public and private partnerships. Regularly, Lauren serves as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, trustee’s counsel, and as counsel in related areas of the law requiring public finance expertise. Lauren joins McCall as a Senior Associate.

Nationally recognized by Best Lawyers (2018-2020) and a 20-year Texas litigation veteran, Rosemarie Kanusky has, over the past five years, dedicated her talents to conquering the field of local elections. Over that period, Rose has on average, annually advised approximately 35 local governments regarding legalities, logistics, and ethical considerations inherent in the conduct of local elections, focusing primarily on bond and tax elections. Her litigation experience has proven invaluable in successfully defending election-related controversies. Rose joins McCall as Senior Counsel.

For these reputable San Antonio professionals, the decision to join McCall reflects a desire to associate with a firm whose industry focus and dedication is aligned with their philosophy of client representation. Over the course of years, this group has accrued considerable recognition within the Texas public finance industry for their tenacious performance and untiring dedication to client service. To a person, they embrace the challenge of continually improving their respective and collective public finance expertise and look forward to adding their experience to McCall and expanding the list of clients for whom they serve.

For more information about McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P., visit: www.mphlegal.com


About McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P.: Founded in the booming City of Dallas in 1919, McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P. is a top-performing bond counsel firm for a wide-array of public securities. Having offices in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston allows for the century-old firm to appropriately meet the needs of growing areas across Texas and beyond, and to deliver cost-effective and efficient legal services to its clients. The firm’s commitment to diversity sets them apart as an industry leader, recruiting and retaining minorities from all different backgrounds. Nationally recognized for its exceptional expertise, McCall has been a seven time recipient of the “Southwest Region Deal of the Year” by The Bond Buyer, including transactions for the renovation of Love Field (2011); the creation of the Texas Water Development Board State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas Revenue Bond program (2016); and the improvement and expansion of D/FW International Airport (2019).


Alex Gutierrez
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Journalist Calls for Nuclear Waste X-Type Prize

Llewellyn King, Host, White House Chronicle

Trump Tweet Ignores Over $15 Billion Investment in Yucca Mountain

The possibilities for a solution other than any that are now on the table might come forth as a result of a large incentivizing prize.”

— Llewellyn King Executive Producer and Host, White House Chronicle

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Syndicated columnist and broadcaster Llewellyn King has responded to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of support for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, with a call for a $20 million prize-led attempt to find a wholly new nuclear waste solution.

In a column, distributed by InsideSources, King said all previous solutions have been politicized and a fresh start is needed.

On Feb. 6, Trump tweeted, “Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my Administration will RESPECT you! Congress and previous Administrations have long failed to find lasting solutions — my Administration is committed to exploring innovative approaches — I’m confident we can get it done!”

The site in Nevada had been selected as the nation’s repository for civilian nuclear waste and more than $15 billion to $18 billion had been spent on site characterization, and the construction of the repository which included train lines to move the waste-handling equipment, a passive cooling system and other safety aspects.

King said starting with President Jimmy Carter’s rejection of reprocessing spent fuel in 1977, nuclear has been politicized, and those calling themselves environmentalists had fastened on nuclear waste as a club with which to beat up the nuclear option.

King said he believes that the possibilities for a solution other than any that are now on the table might come forth as a result of a large incentivizing prize. He also said he thought reprocessing might be an intelligent start at this time to reduce the volume of waste presented by the whole spent uranium-fuel core having to be stored.

King pointed out in his article that most of the severest nuclear waste materials are the beta, gamma and X-ray emitters, and that most of these decay away in about 300 years.

The alpha emitters, like plutonium, are quite benign, although they last essentially forever. King said the only danger from plutonium is in weapons proliferation and if you inhale the specks of the metal, you will get lung cancer, but other exposure, including drinking it, cause no harm.

King said aviation has benefitted enormously over the years from prizes, including one for the first flight across the English Channel to Charles Lindbergh’s crossing the Atlantic.

King has been writing about nuclear energy since 1969. He founded The Energy Daily in 1974.

Previously, he was an assistant editor at The Washington Post, an executive at a mass-circulation London newspaper, and a correspondent in Africa for British and American publications.

He is the host and executive producer of the weekly news and current affairs program “White House Chronicle” which airs on PBS and SiriusXM Radio, and a regular commentator on SiriusXM Radio’s P.O.T.U.S., Channel 124.

Llewellyn King
White House Chronicle
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William L. Kovacs, Author of 'Reform the Kakistocracy' to be Featured on Close Up Radio

GREAT FALLS, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Douglas Adams, the noted author, once wrote, “It is a well-known fact that those people who want to rule are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it; anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

William L. Kovacs is the author of Reform the Kakistocracy. A Greek word, kakistocracy is defined as “rule by the least able or least principled citizens,” and according to Kovacs, a senior level public policy adviser for nearly 50 years, we’re currently living in one.

“Our leaders possess little ability to lead and less principle. They care more about loyalty to political party than loyalty to the Constitution and the people,” says Kovacs. “The fundamental question I ask throughout the entire book is ‘who do these elected representatives actually represent? Very few people in this country are represented by the current political system.”

Reform the Kakistocracy sets forth ideas on how citizens can begin to restructure a massive federal government with uncontrollable debt and decades of undeclared wars.

“Our elected representatives should serve as fiduciaries that give loyalty to the Constitution and the branch of government in which they serve,” says Kovacs. “They take an oath to the Constitution. They take an oath to the office in which they serve. They don’t take an oath to a political party which is nothing more than a group of people organizing to control the nation. Once their loyalty is to the political party and not to the Constitution, they’ve fundamentally changed the Constitution by transferring power from our institutions of government to political parties.”

Part I of the book sets out many actions of our federal government that place the nation at risk. Part II sets forth a series of governance principles, that if adopted, would guide government officials in structuring a government that focuses more on addressing the needs of citizens and less on achieving dominance as political parties. Parts III and IV set forth what Kovacs calls “modest proposals” to restructure the kakistocracy. They are creative but not modest.

“It sounds cynical, but politicians find more benefit in conflict than finding solutions to the issues facing the nation,” Kovacs laments. “They don't work together anymore. They don't even talk to each other. Everything's a fight. In the media, one side has one set of facts and the other has another. You really begin to wonder what's real. Government officials should be telling us the truth, whatever that truth is. Americans need the truth to find the right path forward.”

Part V reminds all of us that the Constitution sets forth a clear and legal path for revolution – voting which allows us to replace the entire government in a short period of time.

Close Up Radio will feature William L. Kovacs in an interview with Jim Masters on March 3rd at 10pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

For more information, visit www.reformthekakistocracy.com

Lou Ceparano
Close Up Radio
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Danny Brown, Luxury Real Estate Broker, On How the High-End Housing Market Has Exploded in Los Angeles

Danny Brown, Luxury Real Estate Broker

“The high-end luxury market and uber luxury market in Los Angeles has exploded in January after anemic results in 2019.” – Danny Brown

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Southern California home prices shot from a year earlier in January as buyers battled over a limited supply of homes for sale across the six-county area. The median price of the area — the level where half of the homes sell for more and half for less — clocked in at $533,000, DQNews said Monday, February 24th. That was above the previous year by 6.6%. It's the latest hint that the home market is heating up after muddling through much of 2019.

Acclaimed Realtor at Compass, Danny Brown, seems to have a lot to say in the matter and is in agreement that we are going into a seller’s market. “The high-end luxury market and uber luxury market in Los Angeles has exploded in January after anemic results in 2019,” states Danny Brown. There’s been a half dozen sales over $100 million including a price record of $150m, which Lachlan Murdoch took credit for in December. Then Jeff Bezos shattered that record and bought David Gefferns Jack Warner Estate for $165m. There is plentiful inventory on the upper-end market, so the housing shortage is really on the mid-priced and low ends.”

High-end home sales signaled a recovery in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest report from Redfin, which showed that prices rose a mere 1% to $1.64 million. While the gain is nominal, it could be a sign that the bleeding has stopped after several quarters of falling sales. Certainly, the second quarter's performance was a boost from the first quarter of the year, which saw luxury prices decline 1.7%. In Q1, prices declined for the first time in almost three years, and sales saw their largest decline since 2010 as supply increased by double digits.

Economists attribute the change, seen across the country, to falling mortgage rates, the easing of recession fears and a stark shortage of homes for sale. In Southern California, depending on the county, there were 17% to 28% fewer homes on the market in January than a year earlier, Zillow data show. Similar declines were reported in December. Interest rates had shot up in late 2018 and early 2019, and there was high economic uncertainty— two factors that caused buyers to pull back. At the same time, Zillow economist Jeff Tucker theorized, some sellers, worried the market might turn and wipe out some of their equity gains, listed their homes. But homes sat and inventory swelled. It seems that even with such limitations, it is a good time for people, especially in the high-end luxury market, to sell.

“The world has never seen the scale and scope of these uber sales in Los Angeles,” continues Danny Brown. “Up next is a $500m 100,000 sf spec, “The One”, with a Monaco casino and night club which is being shown quietly off market. It’s a flight to safety. Billionaires parking capital in blue chip estates in A+ locations as a form of diversification and enjoying the unique healthy sunshine and lifestyle that only LA can provide.”

Home prices and sales rose in all six counties compared with a year earlier:

In Los Angeles County, the median sale price rose 6% to $615,000, while sales climbed 14.1%.
In Orange County, prices rose 6.7% to $747,000, and sales climbed 20.3%.
In Riverside County, prices rose 4% to $390,000, and sales climbed 18.3%.
In San Bernardino County, prices rose 12.5% to $360,000, and sales climbed 16.7%.
In San Diego County, prices rose 7.9% to $585,000, and sales climbed 22.8%.
In Ventura County, prices rose 3.2% to $588,500, and sales climbed 18.8%.


Danny Brown


Danny Brown most recently launched season 2 of his hit podcast, The Deal with Danny Brown. The Deal with Danny Brown is a podcast that is devised as a force for good and gives valuable information to people from different industry professionals. The guest all explore how to achieve success in the best ways and give other ideas and suggestions such as being polite, diligent work ethics, overcoming fear, and moving through obstacles. Season 2 debuted with Stryker from The World Famous KROQ and has seen various other special guests such as Jon Orlando and Fred Kreuger.

Prior to working at Compass, Danny Brown was a partner at The Agency where he was one of their most prolific producers, well-respected leaders, and key mentors. He is on the Real Trends list of top 250 agents in the country and closed 37 transactions with just under $100M in volume in 2018. Over his career, Danny has closed over 350 transaction sides and $1B of sales volume.

Remaining a trusted and respected voice among his clients and colleagues, Danny Brown holds an extensive list of high-profile clients, including “C” level executives, tech entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, and developers. He is considered one of the most trusted and knowledgeable sources in the real estate industry and is often called upon to consult for developers, investors, financiers, and fellow real estate agents. You will find him speaking on various industry panels and leading training sessions for up and coming agents. He is a graduate from the University of Southern California, and he's a member of the Jewish Federations Real Estate and Construction Division (REC), and the Jonathan Club.

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
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