Movie producer Weinstein seeks to dismiss sex charges based on emails

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a New York judge on Friday to dismiss rape and sexual assault charges against him, releasing emails between one of his accusers and Weinstein they said were not shown to the grand jury that indicted him.
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Movie producer Weinstein seeks to dismiss sex charges based on emails

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a New York judge on Friday to dismiss rape and sexual assault charges against him, releasing emails between one of his accusers and Weinstein they said were not shown to the grand jury that indicted him.


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The Executive Producer Behind the Empowerment Experience at Essence Festival

Meet Gina Charbonnet, the founder of GeChar Inc. and executive producer behind an empowerment experience at the Essence Festival. Over the last 19 years, she’s made a business out of women’s empowerment. And believe it or not, when it comes to producing an exceptional event she learned her best business lessons from working at her family’s funeral home.

Considering your family owns the famed Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home, you come from a history of entrepreneurship. What are some of the best lessons you learned about entrepreneurship from your family?

Growing up watching my grandfather and dad invest meticulously in the funeral home business, which served the community, gave me a bigger understanding of the importance of branding, especially in a service-oriented business. The funeral home was competing with five other funeral homes in the same area for clients.

Best lessons I learned was that relationships and networking are very important to maintaining and sustaining your business. I also learned that having a presence in and supporting the community you serve is important as well.

Being in the funeral home every day, playing and pretending to be a receptionist that greeted clients or the funeral director that took care of the family arrangements, I learned life is production, and planning a funeral was planning a person’s last rite of passage, their last act—it inspired me to go into the entertainment and production business. It taught me to develop and work on projects that would organize and bring together all the elements creatively and logistically to tell stories.

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From Sunday brunches to full-day conferences, women’s empowerment has become a multibillion-dollar business. What was the “aha moment” that inspired you to turn empowerment into your business: GeChar Entertainment and Production?   

I made a choice early on that I wanted to work on projects that educate, create equity, have a social justice focus, and shift the way people think about our interconnectivity. I created GeChar’s mantra, Consciously Moving the Crowd, because I wanted everyone to know that the work we create contributes to building awareness and making people conscious.

So for me, my aha moment was when I first started working on the ESSENCE Festival’s Empowerment Experience with Susan Taylor the former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine. Realizing I was working alongside the icon that graced the pages of ESSENCE Magazine and who encouraged women to embrace their spirituality and love themselves, it was a turning point in how I saw myself and my potential. I realized I was working on conversations and messaging that was actually touching people’s lives and changing the way they thought about themselves and their communities.

It’s not just about working on projects that empower the masses, it’s about embracing the ideas we live, breathe, and develop and experiences that we create. It shifts your life, your vision, and the lives you touch when you realize that the work you are doing is empowering people. So, I would have to say my aha moment was the realization that the work we were doing and creating through our programming was actually changing people’s lives.

What is the biggest change you’d like to see in the industry and how are you working toward making that change happen? 

I think creating content and experiences all age groups can embrace. In the next 5-10 years, millennials will be the new audience. We have to figure out the formula for making programming more inter-generational so we can learn from each other and create dynamic and engaging programming that is marketable via social media.

In addition to Essence, you have worked on the New Orleans Jazz Festival, with Black Girls Rock, and more.  What’s the most underestimated or overlooked tip for creating a great event? 

So many times people overlook the audience. You can spend months with a client that has amazing ideas for events and projects, but you have to really do your marketing research to figure out if your idea is viable enough to attract an audience and sponsors.

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May producer prices jump in the biggest annual increase in nearly 6 1/2 years

U.S. producer prices increased more than expected in May, leading to the biggest annual increase in nearly 6-1/2 years.
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DMX producer hasn’t been paid royalties for a decade: suit

A famed hip-hop producer for DMX claims he hasn’t been paid royalties in nearly a decade. Michael Gomez, who worked under the name DJ Shok with the Yonkers-based Ruff Ryders on Grammy-nominated DMX records like 1999’s “. . . And then there was X,” says in a suit he’s been trying to get the funds since at…
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U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.3% In March, More Than Expected

Producer prices in the U.S. increased by more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday. The Labor Department said its producer price index rose by 0.3 percent in March after edging up by 0.2 percent in February.
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Executive producer Terence Wrong on airing ‘O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession’

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Singapore Producer Prices Fall In December

Singapore’s producer prices declined for the first time in one year in December, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday.
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‘Marilyn 1962’ Adapted Into Mini-Series with Exec Producer Michel Merkt (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based Barry Films (“Life”) partnered with Marianne Maddalena (“Scream”) to option rights to “Marilyn 1962,” Sebastien Cauchon’s novel chronicling the last months in the life of icon Marilyn Monroe. The critically-acclaimed book, which was published by Editions Stock in France and Chuokoron Shinsha Publishing in Japan, sheds light on what Monroe’s life and psyche was […]

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Watch: ‘Mortal Engines’ Trailer From Producer Peter Jackson

Watch: 'Mortal Engines' Trailer From Producer Peter Jackson

Universal Pictures has pulled back the curtains on Mortal Engines, a steampunk fantasy film presented by Peter Jackson. Jackson is also responsible for film’s adapted screenplay alongside writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, the trio behind The Lord of the Rings. For some filmgoers that will be enough to go on, but let’s check out the trailer and see why this "epic new saga" is worthy of our attention.

 

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Japan Producer Prices Rise 0.8% On Year In October

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.8 percent on year in October, the Bank of Japan said on Monday.
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Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger, 74, spends several nights in Paris and ‘hooks up’ with sexy film producer Noor Alfallah, 22

MICK Jagger spent several nights with a sexy film producer 52 years his junior when the Rolling Stones played in Paris.

The rocker, 74, and Noor Alfallah, 22, first hooked up at a private flat in the suburbs two Sundays ago.

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Mick Jagger is pictured in Paris with sexy film producer Noor Alfallah, who is 52 years his junior
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Noor Alfallah is a film producer from the United States

The next day a chauffeur drove her back to her hotel. They repeated the routine on Tuesday and Wednesday.

US-born socialite Noor, 22, watched the Stones perform at the city’s U Arena the next night and they enjoyed three more dates last week.

A source said: “Mick still has his ­legendary charm but even the band were surprised someone as young and beautiful as Noor came to Paris to see him.

“They are both single and seemed to have a lot of fun together, so everyone just let them get on with it.

 

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Noor Alfallah, 22, watched The Rolling Stones perform in Paris and has been on dates with Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger ‘still has his legendary charm’ and spends time in Paris with sexy producer
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Noor Alfallah, who has hooked up with Mick Jagger, is pictured by a car in Paris as she heads back to flat
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Noor Alfallah walks through Paris in stylish black boots and ‘wows Mick Jagger’ on date
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Noor Alfallah, whose dad is Kuwaiti, is pictured on holiday in a bikini

“Mick is showing absolutely no sign of slowing down. He certainly had a smile on his face and famous twinkle in his eye.

“Noor is very confident and well educated so she fitted in well at all the upmarket places they went together.”

Great-grandad Mick was seen arriving at her hotel the day after she watched him perform.

A week ago they had dinner with his backing crew at the Caviar ­Kaspia.

 

Noor has photos on social media posing with Charlie Sheen
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Noor Alfallah, pictured soaking up the sun, ‘fitted in well’ with Mick Jagger in Paris

The following night they dined alone at La Stresa.

Noor, whose dad is Kuwaiti, was ­pictured in leather jacket, skirt and thigh-length boots as she left behind Mick, who was flanked by guards.

The Stones finished their 14-date No ­Filter tour in Paris on Wednesday.

Jagger is believed to have met film graduate Noor through a mutual pal, producer Brett Ratner.

The private Paris flat is where Mick often stayed with his ex L’Wren Scott, who killed herself in 2014.

 

Mick is dad to eight children with five women.

His youngest is ten-month son Deveraux by ballerina ex Melanie Hamrick, 31.

Last night Noor declined to comment.



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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Producer Reveals the Pillars of Singleplayer Campaign

Star Wars Battlefront II is a herculean, three-studio effort from EA to not repeat the mistakes of the first game. There’s a singleplayer campaign now. Multiplayer actually has objectives. And the microtransacitons are… Well. Two steps forward, one step back?

We sat down with Motive Studios producer David Robillard, who went through the “pillars” of the Battlefront II experience. They are quite simply the ability to play as:

  • Troopers
  • Vehicles
  • Heroes

Three different studios have come together to make that possible. DICE, best known for the Battlefield series, has done the multiplayer. Criterion, modern warden of the Need for Speed franchise, has done the vehicle sections. Motive Studios is behind the singleplayer campaign.

There are rare departures from those pillars. One of the first missions (and consequently, one of the things you’ll see most of on the internet pre-release) involves controlling a tactical droid. Robillard was very clear that this is a “one-off.”

So you can expect almost all gameplay to fit into those three categories: Either controlling a trooper, or a ship, or a hero.

From our brief time with the game, controlling a trooper was still every bit a power fantasy as controlling a force-user. As he mentions, you’re Iden Versio of Inferno Squad. The weapons and abilities at your disposal will see you mowing down rebel scum as if it’s easy.

Criterion handled the vehicles for both the multiplayer and singleplayer portions of the game. While the walkers will still have been Motive Studios, the space battle sequences or atmospheric aerial dogfights will have been Criterion.

Robillard mentions one of the things he’s proudest of is how they were able to transition between on-foot combat and aerial vehicle battles seamlessly. It’s the type of thing no one notices, but it’s actually quite nice.

Right at the end Robillard talks about how playing either singleplayer or multiplayer will prepare you for the other, and we can confirm that the singleplayer campaign will allow you to collect and craft things you can use for Star Cards in multiplayer.

As we saw from the multiplayer beta, those Star Cards are a big deal, with bonuses like “+30% Health.” It’s nothing to sneeze at — even if the implementation of such bonuses isn’t the best.

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co.

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against Weinstein by actresses and employees.
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Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Dishes On Working With Hilary Swank, Jack Black and More

Starstruck! Hollywood Media Bridge Founder Phillip B. Goldfine has been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Hilary Swank, Jack Black and

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How Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Will Pay Tribute To A Producer Who Passed Away

Back in March, Middle-earth: Shadow of War producer Michael Forgey passed away following a battle with cancer. According to the team, Forgey would frequently leap in to save the day throughout development, and the team will be honoring that heroic nature in-game.

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US producer prices post biggest drop in 11 months

U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in nearly a year, weighed down by declining costs for services and energy products.
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‘Planet Earth’ producer goes wild during road-rage spat

A former TV producer behind BBC naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries went completely off the rails on a family during a road-rage incident, claiming he wanted one of them “dead,” shocking cellphone video shows. “Planet Earth” producer Fergus Beeley was caught on camera Saturday as he launched the explosive outburst against a family, which…
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