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(Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP) Heart ’s Ann Wilson says a biopic about her band Heart is being produced for Amazon . The singer of the classic rock band made the announcement to host Lyndsey Parker on SiriusXM’s Volume West show. Wilson said Carrie Brownstein of the punk band Sleater-Kinney and the costar of  IFC’s Portlandia , will write and direct. “I saw the first draft of the script,” Wilson said on the show. “It’s really cool. She’s working with the movie company — Amazon — and with the producer, Linda Obst, who did Sleepless in Seattle.” Obst’s other production credits include Flashdance, One Fine Day, How to Lose a Guy in great post to read 10 Days and the TV series Hot in Cleveland. The Heart story will cover Ann and sister Nancy Wilson ’s rise to one of the biggest bands in the world. No casting decisions have been made, and Ann Wilson said she has no preference. “I just don’t have any idea. I’m too close to it,” she said. “I’m just as excited about finding out as you are.” Wilson said actress Anne Hathaway has expressed some interest in the role. But, Wilson allowed, “I don’t think she’s exactly right for it.” Whether the actors will be required to sing the Heart catalog is also up in the air. “That’s still in development right now,” Wilson said.

https://deadline.com/2020/11/heart-ann-wilson-reveals-bands-biopic-being-produced-at-amazon-1234622720/

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Fitch ranks ZIG's business profile as 'most favourable' compared with other large European insurance groups', based on its competitive positioning, its business risk profile, and diversification. Given this ranking, Fitch scores ZIG's business profile at 'aa+' under its credit factor scoring guidelines. ZIG is one of the largest composite insurance groups in Europe, with a strong global brand. The group has a major presence in many mature European markets and the US, and targets emerging markets as an area of growth. Fitch views underlying earnings as strong, primarily driven by ZIC's diversified profit sources. However, ZIG's business operating profit declined 40% yoy in 1H20 to USD1.7 billion, burdened by COVID-19 related claims of USD686 million, larger catastrophe-related losses and negative market movements. Despite the increase in the combined ratio to 99.8% in 1H20 (1H19: 95.1%), ZIG was able to achieve price increases of about 8% in 1H20. This compares favourably with 2019, particularly in commercial insurance, and the positive trend continued in 3Q20. Factors that could, individually or collectively, lead to positive rating action/upgrade: --Positive rating action would be prefaced by Fitch's ability to reliably forecast the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the financial profiles of both the global insurance industry and ZIG.

https://www.fitchratings.com/research/insurance/fitch-affirms-zurich-insurance-company-ifs-at-aa-outlook-stable-23-11-2020
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