Texas vs Hollywood

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I really have a problem with government when it comes to me giving them money. They make it so damn hard and impossible that you just want to say screw it and let them suffer. Either they do not have a KNet machine, sales or only take cash in 10kd notes or that the treasury is closed and have to come back tomorrow, or the guy working looks at the papers work and doesn’t want to deal with it today so tells me come tomorrow.

In our company I always say if the customer want to give you money, you do what ever it takes to get it. Open late, go for it! He doesn’t have a car, we go pick it up. As a business making it difficult or hard to pay us makes the customer say screw it and just forget about paying then we have to go chase them down for it.

One company that is open for any time of payments in Kuwait is MTC. They will take money from anyone. They dont ask if its your phone, or someone else’s, if you are going to give them money to pay for a bill they will do it with a smile and give you a receipt. Why waste time asking for ID or verification? You have someone walking in ready to pay 300kd for a bill, you are not going to say”no”.

The Kuwaiti government needs to put KNet in all their treasuries, it will make life so much easier for us and the workers, no more counting the money or checking if its fake or not and paying for security service to come pick it up. Maybe thats next in our “e-Government” system thats always getting delayed.
Google Gulp Google has something great again! Its called Google Gulp!! And comes in 4 great flavors.

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I really have a problem with government when it comes to me giving them money. They make it so damn hard and impossible that you just want to say screw it and let them suffer. Either they do not have a KNet machine, sales or only take cash in 10kd notes or that the treasury is closed and have to come back tomorrow, or the guy working looks at the papers work and doesn’t want to deal with it today so tells me come tomorrow.

In our company I always say if the customer want to give you money, you do what ever it takes to get it. Open late, go for it! He doesn’t have a car, we go pick it up. As a business making it difficult or hard to pay us makes the customer say screw it and just forget about paying then we have to go chase them down for it.

One company that is open for any time of payments in Kuwait is MTC. They will take money from anyone. They dont ask if its your phone, or someone else’s, if you are going to give them money to pay for a bill they will do it with a smile and give you a receipt. Why waste time asking for ID or verification? You have someone walking in ready to pay 300kd for a bill, you are not going to say”no”.

The Kuwaiti government needs to put KNet in all their treasuries, it will make life so much easier for us and the workers, no more counting the money or checking if its fake or not and paying for security service to come pick it up. Maybe thats next in our “e-Government” system thats always getting delayed.
Wired has 2 articles about the movie business in Hollywood and the digital future. One is about Mark Cuban and how he is moving his movie theaters to digital distrubtion system. The other is about Robert Rodriguez filming his movies in all digital format.

Cuban is taking down the movie companies from the front door by really removing them and building his own empire. He doesn’t have to deal with their legacy or control system and wants to create something new and easy and of course to make money. He wants to make it easy to show digital movies and really no deal with the red tape or fears that the Hollywood studios have.

Rodriguez on the other hand is taking Hollywood from the backdoor, buy viagra by not following tradition in being part of the Director Guild (he quit because they wouldn’t let him have co-director with Frank Miller in Sin City), also by not hiring union workers. Also he is one of the few directors to work in all digital foramt, cutting his costs and productions time, which also leeds to more money.

I think now with the digital formats, and more and more scenes being filmed in sound rooms we are going to see less stuff happening in California. Texas and the mid west seems like the new ground for the new film revolution. Land is cheap, creativity is there and they aren’t going to play by the normal rules.

4 thoughts on “Texas vs Hollywood”

  1. well, with new software such as Apple’s Final Cut Express HD, digital movies will soon be the standard. We could even see amateur director makin it big. We could see arab amateurs showing great stuff. I think it would lead to go stuff soon.

  2. Zied, I think we are already kinda seeing it with camera phones, people are making short films out of them. I’ve seen some pretty funny comedy skteches on them and I think it will inspire people to do more advanced stuff.

    Digital is making things easier, the cost of entry is low. Also before learning to use them took classes and practice, but now everyone has a video camera and uses computers. All we lack is some inspiration and an idea.

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