When the British film studio company Pinewood opened a production facility outside Atlanta in 2014, it framed the venture as a one-stop-shop alternative to the mature but spatially fragmented system in Hollywood. With a high-tech media center, soundstages, offices, prop houses, and set builders all colocated, Pinewood Atlanta was a turnkey space for filming. An early relationship with Marvel Studios led to a steady stream of big-budget superhero movies such as Ant Man and Captain America: Civil War, and Pinewood Atlanta quickly became a contender in the film business.

But some of its local investors wanted it to be more than just a production facility. They wanted the entire business to have a place at the studios, with development of new shows happening where they’d eventually be filmed, and local workers able to easily commute to jobs on the site, about 20 miles south of Atlanta. So they decided

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Written by Nick Ackerman, co-produced by Stanford Chemist

In a year with the fastest correction (and rebound) on record, it isn’t a surprise that many investments are treading water or negative for the year. Even the utility sector has taken quite a hit, showing a loss YTD of 8.11% based off of the Utility Select Sector SPDR (XLU). That being said, there is one stand out fund; BlackRock Utility, Infrastructure & Power Opportunity Trust (BUI). This fund is showing slightly positive returns YTD. In a typical year, slight positive wouldn’t be anything to write home about. However, for the reasons stated above, it is rare that a utility fund is above water for the year.

The fund’s investment objective is to “provide total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation.” They have quite a lengthy description of their investment policy to achieve this; the

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