Noah Staum

Noah Staum is the West Coast Managing Editor at Grit Daily. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in four different countries. Across that span he’s learned Mandarin, adopted an adorable Shiba Inu, and worked for several major dating apps. Noah is based in Los Angeles, California, focusing his coverage on entertainment and entrepreneurship.

Disney Won’t Run Netflix Ads on TV Networks

Competition is heating up as the looming releases of top media conglomerates’ new streaming services converge. Disney executives have reportedly decided to ban serving advertisements from Netflix on any of its TV networks, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. According to sources close to the decision, Disney failed to identify a mutual benefit from serving advertisements for Netflix productions. Netflix does not serve ads on its platform, leaving no opportunity for cross-promotion between...

Behind The Lens of HBO Ballers’ 2019 Cinematography Emmy Nomination

Cinematographer Anthony Hardwick was recently nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award for his work on HBO’s Ballers. Grit Daily talked to the man behind the lens about the award, series, and how he has steadily built one of the more accomplished cinematography careers in Hollywood. While most known for his work on episodic TV — namely Entourage, The Last Man on Earth, Ballers, and Shameless (he still works on the latter two) — Hardwick has also managed the cameras for popular, edgy...

One Week After Jail Release, ASAP Rocky Delivers Unbounded Performance

Some moments in hip-hop are bigger than others. Whether or not the news of rapper ASAP Rocky’s imprisonment in Sweden deserves to be as big as it is, it all came to focus on one big center-stage moment this past weekend at Real Street Festival in Anaheim, CA, where he performed his first show since being released. ASAP Rocky’s return to The States had been much anticipated and highly publicized, with many high-profile individuals, artists, and celebrities pushing for his release during his...

Mongolian Rock Band, The Hu, Throat Sings Its Way To YouTube Fame

An ancient warrior on horseback appears at the skyline, shadowed, and raises his staff as a call to battle. A gang of leather-clad motorcyclists convenes behind him, following his charge through the grassy hillsides. So goes the cinematically beautiful opening sequence of the viral music video “Wolf Totem,” by the Mongolian rock band The Hu, which serves as a strong poetic introduction to the core identity of the band, their music, and the reasons for their rise to YouTube fame.  While the...

DoorDash Delivers Big, Acquiring Rival Caviar For $410 Million

To say that it has been an eventful summer for DoorDash is an understatement. Continuing that trend, the company just announced that it will acquire competitor Caviar for $410 million. The acquisition is a high note for DoorDash in a news cycle that it has otherwise been tumbling downward in recently. “Today’s announcement is another important step forward on our mission to empower local economies,” DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said in a statement. “We have long-admired Caviar, which has a...

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