Sunday, July 21, 2024

Monday, July 15th, 2024, screening of independent director Miguel Faus' s Spanish-language satirical drama CALLADITA (The Quiet Maid) Europe's first NFT funded new film and television platform via Bingeable unviels a new dynamic.

Nestled within a script, tailormade for aspiring actors and buttressed on all sides with a star-studded cast, which included, actors Ariadna Gil (Pan’s Labyrinth), Luis Bermejo, Pol Hermoso, Violeta Rodriguez, Nany Tovar, and the "quiet maid" herself , Paula Grimaldo, who stole every scene, while carrying the entire film---Miguel Faus' s Spanish-language satirical drama CALLADITA (The Quiet Maid)---on her pretty shoulders,  Monday, July 15th, 2024,  Harmony Gold Theater - 7655 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90046, showcased remarkable performances.

  In addition, screenwriter, director and producer's, Miguel Faus, collaborating with the magic of directors Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh and Roman Capollo--son of famed "Godfather" director Francis Ford Capollo-----launched CALLADITA ,(The Quiet Maid), Europe's first NFT funded new film and television platform via Bingeable, and Decentralized pictures, harnessing a bitcoin type funding dynamic, which may be a gamechanger , as it gives filmmakers new alternatives and much more power regarding film funding.

The film, according to Faus, is designed to illuminate the plight of migrants, without papers, who attempt to branch out and make a new life. The main character, played by Grimaldo is a maid, who has two chances, seemingly few and none, as her bosses lied to her about providing her relief from her arduous domestic worker chosen path with papers. Upon sensing that "The quiet one" is not as meek and pliable as once thought, management decides to fire her, and have her returned from whence she came. However, the maid shows them what is under her quiet demeanor, unbeknownst to them, by flipping the script on their son, who tried to blackmail her into having sex, gangbang style with a herd of men, and snatches his digital money via a most cunning style, most stealthily and most quietly. 

Founded by legendary director/producers, Francis Ford Capollo(GodFather) and George Lucas(Star Wars), Decentralized Pictures, a non profit, in 1969, provides access to a duality in that entertainment professionals are available to help first time filmmakers, via their cofounding partner Zoetrope, to get mentorship and funding. 

Similarly, Bingeable utilizes blockchain-backed decentralized marketing, according to, and then synergizes marketing, distribution and more through the NFT mode. The uniqueness of this new medium is defined and elaborated in depth in the article, by by Kyryl Sidak Data Scientist, ML Engineer,    "NFT in Blockchain Exploring, the Intersection of Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology". It is as follows:

NFT in Blockchains

Exploring the Intersection of Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology

by Kyryl Sidak

Data Scientist, ML Engineer

May 20247 min read


Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have revolutionized the way we perceive digital ownership and value. Rooted in blockchain technology, NFTs provide a secure and verifiable method to represent ownership of unique digital assets. This article delves into the fundamentals of NFTs, their connection with blockchain technology, and their broader implications for various industries.

What are NFTs?

NFTs are digital assets that represent ownership or proof of authenticity of a unique item or piece of content, often in digital form. Unlike cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, which are fungible and can be exchanged on a one-to-one basis, NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable.

NFTs can represent a wide range of digital and physical assets. For example, a piece of digital artwork, a video clip, music tracks, virtual real estate, or even tweets can be minted as NFTs. The unique aspect of NFTs lies in their ability to prove ownership and authenticity, making them invaluable for artists, creators, and collectors.

Example of an NFT:

  • Digital Art: A unique piece of digital artwork by an artist, verified on the blockchain.
  • Virtual Real Estate: Ownership of virtual land in a digital world, such as Decentraland.
  • Collectibles: Unique digital trading cards or virtual pets.

NFTs are powered by smart contracts, which are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement directly written into code. These smart contracts reside on blockchain networks, ensuring that the ownership and transfer of NFTs are secure and transparent.

How NFTs Work

NFTs leverage blockchain technology to provide a decentralized, immutable record of ownership and transaction history. When an NFT is created (or "minted"), it is recorded on the blockchain, along with metadata that describes the asset. This ensures that the NFT is unique and can be tracked across its lifecycle.

Key Characteristics of NFTs:

  • Uniqueness: Each NFT has distinct information or attributes that set it apart from other tokens.
  • Ownership: Ownership of NFTs is verifiable and traceable on the blockchain.
  • Interoperability: NFTs can be used across different platforms and applications, thanks to standardized protocols like ERC-721 and ERC-1155.

The uniqueness of NFTs is ensured by their metadata, which can include information such as the creator's details, the creation date, and a description of the asset. This metadata is often stored off-chain, with a reference or hash stored on-chain to maintain the link between the asset and its metadata.

In conclusion, one can join the Bingeable and the Decentralized platfrms and not only get help, as many new doors are opened to opportunities for funding and mentorship but also, one can get paid using them, as well! 

This film is quite good. I recommend seeing the quiet maid's poolside manner scene, in which she receives a cool poolside "hello", from her new male pal via an online dating site on a nice big pink floating Flamingo. Quite a rubber duckie moment for sure,


 Paula Grimaldo, Ariadna Gil, Luis Bermejo, Pol Hermoso

 Paula Grimaldo, Ariadna Gil, Luis Bermejo, Pol Hermoso

Friday, July 5, 2024


From June 25th-27th, 2024, the Peninsula Hotel, located at 9882 S. Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills hosted an incredible trifecta cocktail reception, culminating with an amazing auction which was facilitated through Julien's Auctions, of the late Princess Diana's Royal famous clothing. 

The beloved Princess's dresses, coats, hats, shoes, and bags, which had dazzled hundreds of thousands via a tour through Hong Kong, Ireland, and New York landed in Los Angeles like a tornado and the money that ignited Los Angeles's auction community will be talked about for many years!!-----proceeds went to Muscular Dystrophy.

Interestingly enough, some of her letters and photos from1981 to 1995 auctioned off to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars also. The exact monies raised per item, according to the article entitled "Princess Diana's Elegance & a Royal Collection" Auction at the Peninsula Beverly Hills--by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural, are as follows:

-$910,000 for a Victor Edelstein off-the-shoulder Spanish flamenco-style magenta silk and lace evening dress.

-$780,000 for a Murray Arbeid midnight blue strapless tulle Diamante Star gown with a fitted bodice.

-$571,500 for a Catherine Walker black velvet and white lace Victorian revival evening gown.

-$444,500 for a Catherine Walker pink floral shirt dress.

-$390,000 for a pair of green satin Kurt Geiger evening pumps with jeweled vamps.

Sunday, May 19, 2024


 IS THE APRIL  1ST NEW CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE A POLITICAL BURNT OFFERNG, as the saying, "Be careful what you wish for, rings loudly, like a Sunday church bell harbinger of tribulations, heralding in a new time, day or era? Some may find themselves both benefits challenged and in the unemployment line. 

According to, Richard B. McKenzie,  professor of economics emeritus in the Merage Business School at the University of California, whose article, California Dreaming: The effects of California's "Fast Food" minimum wage, ' Faced with an above-market minimum wage, employers will be pressed to offset the money-wage hike with savings in labor costs that can come with replacement of covered workers by uncovered “non-human workers”—kiosk order takers and “burger bots.” These “tech workers” have an enviable market-wage advantage over their human competitors: Their legal California minimum wage is hard to beat: $0.00!'

Furthermore, McKenzie states that the rise in wages will mean losses of benefits, as many minimum-wage workers belong to multiple welfare programs, and cites agreeably with economist Craig Richardson by saying, this leaves ' covered minimum-wage workers facing higher marginal tax rates that are higher than the marginal income tax rates paid by the rich—even higher than 100 percent (which means that some covered minimum-wage California workers on welfare will lose more in benefits than the money they gain from the $4 increase in their minimum wage), an unseen consequence that hardly their incentives to continue working. '

Interestingly enough, McKenzie states, as all California companies were already, in order to operate effectively, forced to pay more than required, the anticipated impact of this new wage increase is likely to do more harm than good--- many minimum wage earners were already getting more than $16, or more before the new mandate went into effect.

In Conclusion, McKenzie hypothesizes a political motivation for the April 1st wage increase mandate as he said, ' Nevertheless, many state politicians continue to favor minimum wage increases. The reasons are not as clear as may be thought: “Politicians want to help poor workers” or “They have simply not appreciated the economics of the minimum wage in competitive markets.” These are not inconsequential points, but they seem too obvious and facile for my academic proclivities. I am inclined to believe that both proponents and opponents of minimum-wage hikes find the political forces behind minimum-wage hikes more powerful than the economic forces. But that is hardly a comfortable admission.'


Friday, March 29, 2024

Los Angeles Fashion Week by Art Hearts Fashion, Thursday March 21, 2024, featured beautiful models and man's best friend. It was a smash success.


Los Angeles Fashion Week by Art Hearts Fashion, Thursday March 21, 2024, featured beautiful models and man's best friend. It was a smash success. Man's best friend, swathed in designer doggie gear yearned to outdo its owners, while warming the attendees' hearts, strutting their little furry stuff down the runway.

Snuzzled and at times muzzled in The New Mart, 12 East 9th street, Los Angeles CA 90015, each designer outfit worn by the trained dogs were accompanied by a human model guiding it, by leash, as onlookers adored the little furry ones and the designs worn by both the critter and the human.

The designers were Nicole Miller, Carmen Steffens, Hale Bob, Michael Costello, Trina Turk, Orlebar Brown, Patbo, Onia, Furne Amato, Walter Mendez, Vilebrequin, Jovani, Cotton INC, Black Tape Project, Mr. Triple X, and Michael NGO.



BLU TALKS OPENED AT UCLA  FEATURING AN ECLECTIC LIST OF SPEAKERS FROM VARIOUS DIVERSE SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRAJECTORIES MARCH 25-26, 2024. A think tank, designed to encourage educated discourse among, featured speakers hailing from all walks of life, and successful business arenas, BLU, which stands for business, life, and th universe, has been featured among impressive venues such as, Apple tv, Imdb, KNEKT, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, just to name a few.

Cory Poirier, its founder------an Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine columnist-- has implemented this galvanizing exchange within podcasts, book series, and branded talks, hails from Canada---he brands his live BLU events as "Speaking Re-Imagined". 

Most recently on March 25, Poirier interviewed Eric Zuley, known as the "Digital Dick Clark" celebrity influencer, founder of EZWay Network. It is comprised of a myriad of wealth creation podcast, radio, newspaper, marketing and entertainment driven components, among a versatile field of influencers. Zuley replied that his faith in God and his dad, were his main driving forces. Zuley and Poirier, it was revealed during the interview, had collaborated previously within various functions and events. 

In conclusion, the events from March 25th-26 were filled with incredibly talented influencers such as, Anita Parker, tv network actress, Megan Henry, but arguably the most warm-hearted guest, as he brought his love doggie with him, was influencer, Davis Hawn.