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“Pez Movie in The Works”

Posted: August 3, 2015 by AMCPress & Co in Candy, TV Shows and Movies
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It was just announced that  Pez Candy will now be getting movie treatment. Envision Media Arts is delevoping an animated film based on the 88 year old pressed chalky tablet shaped candy which has oftened featured iconic pop culture characters which we all grew up with.

Cameron Fay will write the screenplay while Lee Nelson and David Buelow will be producing it for EMA along with Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer and Jonathan Hung who brought the project to EMA and will executive produce alongside EMA’s David Tish.

Nelson said in a statement that “Pez candy is beloved by children and adults a like. He also stated Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many.”

EMA most recently completed the drama “Henry Joseph Church” starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson. The studio has also financed and produced five films in the past five years which includes the 2012 Sundance Film Festival “Celeste and Jesse Forever” with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg.

 

It was announced that Doctor Who will be returning to BBC America in September with all new episodes.  Don’t forget to tune into all new episodes of Doctor Who. While you are waiting for Doctor Who to return check out the trailer for series 9 of Doctor Who.

The  feds inicated that less than half the states meet the obiligations under the special education law. 

The U.S. Department of education just reported that 19 states qualified to meet requirements which was designations for 2013-2014 school year. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It states that the education department must evaluate states on an annual basis. 

The ratings carry a significant weight. When a state fails to meet the requirements for two years or more. The department of education would step in and take action, which would include corrective action plan or withholding funds and among other steps to help correct all issues. 

This is the second year that the department of education relied on stricter measures to assess compliance. 

The previous states were graded based on adhering to procedural requirements like completing evaluations or due process hearing. The Feds are taking into account students preformance and functional outcomes for kids with disabilities. Which this would taken into account as well for an addition compliance. The states were notified by letters dated 30th of June. About there standing. 

This is the nineth consecutive year, the Feds said that Washington, DC “needs intervention.” The same designation was given to the state of Texas for the second year in a row. The states that were determined to “meets requirements” for 2013-2014 school year are Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

There’s still more to do to make sure all needs are met for all students and no matter if someone is in special education classes or not. Every student should have the ability to have a good education. It also doesn’t help that the department of education can take funds away from schools that maybe struggling to meet the obiligations there’s no excuse for the schools not keeping up with this obiligation to meet the special Ed requirements. I think there is other ways to go about correcting the issue of special education requirements. It can hinder students to learn. 

I recently read an article on Disability Scoop. Carnival Corp. the world’s largest cruise company has now reached a settlement with the U.S department over complaints that many ships don’t offer access to passengers with disabilities. 

Under this agreement which was announced on Thursday. Carnival must pay $55,000 in penalties plus another $350,000 in compensation to passengers who complained about the disability access on the ships in the company’s Carnival Cruise Line which includes Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. 

The Miami based cruise company agreed in the settlement to make 3 percent of the 49 ships accessible to passengers with disabilities. Carnival must appoint compliance officer to help ensure the company meets the ADA requirements along with providing ADA training to employees and managers. We here at AMCPress&Co are thrilled that Carnival Corp. is going to be making these changes so people can enjoy their vacations especially if they enjoy cruises. 

This isn’t the first lawsuit Carnival has faced. Carnival has faced lawsuits dating back to 15 years from passengers with disabilities who made complaints about the access issue on the ships. We here at AMCPress&Co are thrilled that this cruise line will be more accessible. At one point or another families want to take cruises. This will make it possible for families who have family members who have disabilities the ability to enjoy their vacation and not have to worry.