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The Economic Costs of #MeToo: Quantifying a Movement

Les Moonves, the longtime CBS chairman and CEO, is out as the latest #MeToo casualty in the wake of sexual assault and abuse allegations detailed by The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow.  Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Louis C.K., and Kevin Spacey - also gone, but not forgotten.  As the list continues to grow, so does the outrage and price of keeping a sexual abuser on the payroll.  Just consider the astoundingly low opening receipts of Spacey’s latest film release, Billionaire Boys Club:  $126.00.  Not $126 million, or thousand, but just 126 dollars.  Less than the cost of a new pair of designer jeans. If you wondered how much Spacey (who denies the allegations) would suffer, you can now do the math.

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Women, Production, and an Age of Reckoning

Working together is more powerful than working alone, and that particularly holds true for women who work behind the scenes in critical yet often unrecognized roles in advertising, music, film, live performance, and broadcast media.  

That’s just one reason why our team here at Curmudgeon Group recently launched Scope, a wide-ranging conversation focusing on the most visionary and emerging female producers of today. As a women-owned creative agency, we are in the unique position of being able to cultivate a community of veteran producers, creative leaders, and industry newcomers to alter and diversify the landscape, along with shifting attitudes and expectations.  

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Your Favorite Museums Make Images Free for Public Use

Are you looking for that famous piece of artwork to bring your website to the next level?  Would a historical photograph meet the content needs of your next blog post?  Well you're in luck!  Museums around the world are starting to offer unrestricted image use of the most infamous and recognizable artworks we know and love. 

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pond5 : expanding creative possibilities

In need of royalty-free footage, music, images or sound effects? Pond5 has you covered! as home to the world’s largest collection of stock footage, Pond5 is committed to fueling creativity by empowering media makers.  Pond5 distributes stock imagery, music, and video footage by media makers from around the world on a range of topics and themes, opening up an “ever-expanding world of creative possibilities for artists everywhere.”  

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