Grode is bullish because digital-media revenue for movies, TV and videogames exceeds forecasts over the past two years. “Because that inflection point happened earlier than expected, it’s going to factor sooner into financing and M&A,” he predicts. He’s also upbeat because digital generates higher profit margins than the physical media it displaces, helping studios attract investors. Grode’s practice includes the $341 million bond for the AMPAS museum, a $300 million securitization for Dick Clark Productions/Guggenheim Securities, and a credit line for distributor A24.
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Sandler might not be talking about politics much, but he does occasionally speak up about religion. It's no secret that "The Chanukah Song" was what helped to elevate him to the national spotlight during his early days at SNL (and made the pages of Rolling Stone when he revisited the song in 2015, with help from Seth Rogen, Geddy Lee of Rush, Drake, and Subway's ill-fated Jared). Mondoweiss picked up on a piece of Sandler's interview with Howard Stern where he took a moment to talk about his feelings on one of the world's long-standing, hot-button topics: the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
"I like when you get upset about Israel, and I get nervous about Israel, too," he told Stern. "That's from my house. My father and mother — very pro-Israel." They went on to talk about Roger Waters and his shout-out to fellow musicians and performers that he wanted to boycott Israel, with Sandler saying, "[...] I'm disgusted that they single out Israel," amid a curse-laden rant directly toward the boycott. Not only does Sandler say he's a staunch defender of Israel, he's also done ads for a telephone company there.
Oddly, there are some signs that Israel doesn't feel the same about him. In 2011, +972 reported that one of their top bloggers, Ido Kenan, had gotten a picture that they said took a step back into the Middle Ages. It was an advertisement for Sandler's Jack and Jill , and the image of him as Jill had been blacked out with spray paint. Women are typically not allowed to be shown in such a way in orthodox areas, and the blogger suggested that it was an orthodox graffiti artist that chose to make his point very, very clear by defacing the ad.
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He was pretty great about. I think the diet got a little tough, but he was pretty great.