Netflix Doubles U.K. Production Budget to $1 Billion, After ‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ Global Success

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Streaming giant Netflix has doubled its U.K. production budget to $1 billion, following the global success of shows including “The Crown” and “Sex Education.”

Netflix is spending this budget on producing more than 50 shows in the U.K., despite a fraught year that has seen production on “The Witcher” shut down twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The U.K. is an incredibly important market to Netflix and we’re proud to be increasing our investment in the U.K.’s creative industries,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ and ‘The Witcher’ are among the shows that have been made in the U.K. this year and will be watched by the world. And these shows are a testament to the depth of talent that exists here.”

“We will continue to invest in the best content in every genre, and are fully

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Illinois Wesleyan University’s Virtual Production of CHESS Premieres This Weekend

Illinois Wesleyan University's Virtual Production of CHESS Premieres This Weekend

Illinois Wesleyan University’s virtual production of Chess begins streaming this weekend on Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 2pm and 7:30pm.

Chess stars Lizzie Maguire as Florence, Matthew Fecko as Anatoly, Andy Jump as Freddie, Michael T. Votaw as Molokov, Dylan Holt as Arbiter, Mike Jostes as Walter, Cheron Whittley as Svetlana, Trey Ehrhart as Gregor, Darian Conn as Nikita, Jared Garner as Harold, and Josie Corraro as Jo. The ensemble features Angie Cornwell, Megan Boggs, Bryant Cobb, William Dusek, Jacqueline Galliano, Erika Harper, Jacob Nuti, Maura Pawelko, Ryann Piker, Kameron Roberts, and Joe Storti.

Check out rehearsal footage from the production below!

Chess is one of many productions to be streamed at the University. Future shows include Mary Jane by Amy Herzog, Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, and Songs for a New

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Global Education ERP Market 2020 Sales Channels, Technology and Production Analysis, Business Growth by 2026

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Nov 10, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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Eastern New Mexico University Presents Virtual Production, YOU’RE ON MUTE

A six week exploration of themes and challenges that have been present during the pandemic.

Eastern New Mexico University Presents Virtual Production, YOU'RE ON MUTE

The ENMU Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking’s virtual Fall 2020 season closes with You’re on Mute. For the past six weeks, ENMU theatre students have been creating an original piece of theatre, under the direction of instructor Ricky Quintana, based on themes and challenges that have been present during this pandemic.

Entirely done over Zoom, the process has presented many obstacles as well as triumphs as the department continues to navigate the emerging digital performance era.

“I feel like I’m drowning, there is an immense pressure holding my head down,” cries ENMU senior Lara Harkness, who portrays a woman suffering from loneliness, yearning for something new.

The stories cultivated for this show have been pulled from personal experiences as well as research done from existing interviews, news articles, and images. Covering topics such

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With turbopump issues “sorted out,” BE-4 rocket engine moves into production

A BE-4 rocket engine undergoes tests in West Texas.
Enlarge / A BE-4 rocket engine undergoes tests in West Texas.

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Blue Origin appears to have solved some development issues related to the turbopumps in its powerful BE-4 rocket engine.

United Launch Alliance Chief Executive Tory Bruno said Friday that the problem was “sorted out,” and that the full-scale, flight-configured BE-4 engine is now accumulating a lot of time on the test stand. Bruno made his comments about one hour into The Space Show with David Livingston.

Bruno’s company, ULA, is buying the BE-4 engine to provide thrust for the first stage of its upcoming Vulcan-Centaur rocket. This booster may make its debut next year, although ULA is still awaiting delivery of BE-4s for the first flight. Two of these large engines—each providing about 25-percent more thrust than the RS-25s used on the Space Shuttle—will power each Vulcan rocket.

Blue Origin has been hotfire-testing the BE-4 engine for

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Tesla Model Y Rival Revs Up Production

Buyers of the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric are seeing hard production dates.

Several people who placed orders for the Ford Electric crossover are receiving notifications of production dates of December 7, 2020, according to posts on the Mustang Mach E Reddit forum and the Mach E Club. Other December dates were also cited.

In an email, a Ford spokesperson told me that “production date emails” went out on Thursday.

The Mustang Mach-E is one of the most anticipated new electric cars and has one of the best chances of stealing some thunder from Tesla’s popular Model Y. Both cars are classified as crossover SUVs, aka, a compact SUV.

Ford has previously stated that the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is slated to be available by late this year though volume availability isn’t expected until 2021.

Ford recently reduced prices on some versions of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

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