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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hollywood's latest financier: the Lottery

Jackpot winner antes up $30M for film production:

Hollywood's Latest Financier: the Lottery | The Wrap

"The latest film fund, $30 million to make romantic comedies, thrillers and faith-based dramas, comes from the lottery winnings of Cynthia Stafford, a single Hawthorne homemaker who shared a $67 million jackpot with her father and brother in 2007.

Now she wants to make movies."
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Come to think of it, that's probably what I would have done...
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That's a good way to lose $30,000,000. Hope she was smart about it.
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I love it. Only in America. And only in Hollywood.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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Come to think of it, that's probably what I would have done...
When you do win... I have the 4th funniest script ever written...
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Old December 10th, 2009, 05:45 AM   #6
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Who knows. There may even be a tax advantage she can make use of.

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Her first madcap screwball comedy title can be “Riches to Rags.”

Someone should tell her:

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Lottery money is paying for an educational film about the Niobrara River in Nebraska. It comes my way via a river-hugging group, The Friends of the Niobrara and Nebraska Games and Parks Commission. It is just like winning the lottery, almost a license to break even.
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