CFC TALENT ONSCREEN AND BEHIND THE SCENES AT TIFF 2018

first_img Facebook Toronto – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) proudly announces an array of CFC alumni and residents who will be participating in the 43rd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF), which runs from September 6 to 16 in downtown Toronto. As actors, composers, directors, editors, producers, speakers and writers, their involvement ranges from presenting their films to pitching new projects. These alumni (shown below in bold) represent the breadth and dynamism of contemporary Canadian talent involved in many of the festival’s buzziest projects – a hallmark of the CFC’s role in contributing to the festival over the past 30 years.TIFF’s star-studded Special Presentations programme spotlights CFC alumni in these hotly anticipated features, all world premieres:Anthropence, the latest project by award-winning Canadian filmmaking team Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and and CFC alumnus Nicholas de Pencier, follows up their earlier Manufactured Landscapes with a new, sobering look at our destructive reengineering of the planet.The coming-of-age drama of a teenage boy, Giant Little Ones, is directed by Keith Behrman, also has Daniel Bekerman as executive producer, Lauren Grant as co-producer and Brendan Brady as line producer.Paula Devonshire is line producer on Neil Jordan’s anticipated psychological thriller, Greta, about a lonely, mysterious widow whose friendship with a naïve young woman takes on an increasingly sinister tones.Tickets will be hard to come by for The Grizzlies, directed by CFC alumna Miranda de Pencier, produced by alumnus/mentor, Damon D’Oliveira, and made in creative collaboration between de Pencier and Inuit producers Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Stacey Aglok MacDonald – the inspiring, true story shot on location in MacDonald’s community in Nunavut.Strike-it-rich drama The Hummingbird Project stars Anna Maguire in a tale of two scheming cousins who try to build a thousand-mile-long, four-inch-wide tunnel from Kansas to New Jersey that will give them a one-millisecond edge on transactions at the New York Stock Exchange.Patricia Rozema’s Mouthpiece features the talents of CFC producer alumni Brendan Brady and Jennifer Shin, as well as CFC mentor Christina Piovesan. The film adapts an award-winning two-hander about an aspiring writer attempting to reconcile her feminism with the conformist choices of her mother after her mother’s sudden death.Director Stella Meghie returns to the festival after her 2016 hit Jean of the Joneses with her follow-up feature, The Weekend, in which an acerbic comedian becomes romantically entangled with her ex, his new girlfriend and another guest on a weekend getaway.Through Black Spruce, directed by writer-director alumnus Don McKellar (who also was the recipient of our 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence) explores how a young Cree woman’s disappearance traumatizes her family and triggers events in both Toronto and the remote Northern Ontario community she fled years ago. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Nicholas de Pencier will also be speaking at the TIFF Industry Conference, a six-day event taking place from September 7 to 12, on the Foundations panel on post-production. The Foundations stream is designed for up-and-comers and explores all aspects of the business, from craft to distribution, with tangible tools for creative practitioners.TIFF Docs features Tiffany Beaudin’s editing on Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, the fascinating portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade for law and peace.In the exclusive Short Cuts programme, look for the highly anticipated directorial debut from editor Matthew Hannam, Paseo, a richly textured and eerie short film that traces the journey of an alienated woman visiting Barcelona. And kudos to 2018 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program producer Evren Boisjoli for his work on Fauve; set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.The Discovery series spotlights the future of world cinema and shines with CFC talent in two films. Clara, which Matt Lyon edited and for which Jonathan Kawchuk composed the music, chronicles an obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research partner searching for the existence of life on distant planets. Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers, which Simone Smith edited, Matt Code and Paul Barkin executive produced and for which Casey MQ composed music, tells the tale of two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town.CFC’s Andria Spring was a producer of the Midnight Madness’ Assassination Nation, a Salem-set thriller in which four young women are accused of hacking and publishing their community’s private information, launching a proverbial witch hunt with very real consequences.Photo credit: Mark Banks.From the 2017 CBC Actors Conservatory, Devery Jacobs is one the four Canadian TIFF Rising Stars, which features the talents and careers of Canada’s most gifted up-and-coming actors. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk territory, Jacobs is an actor and filmmaker who gave an award-winning performance in CFC Features’ RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS. Look for her in upcoming credits on the TV shows Cardinal, American Gods and alumni Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen’s The Order.The 20th edition of Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS is a hot-ticket industry event showcasing new voices in Canadian filmmaking. So it’s no surprise to see it well represented by CFC alumni on four of the six selected teams:Born out of their time working together in the 2017 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, producer Alona Metzer, director Thyrone Tommy and writer Marni van Dyk are dream-teaming up for Learn to Swim. Here, a jazz musician tries to escape after a tragic and mysterious loss, only to find himself haunted by the painful truths of his past.Josh Epstein wrote and produced last year’s CFC Features film, TIFF hit and TIFF Top 10 selection ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL. He joins the team pitching Saint Joan’s Seven, in which a washed-up wrestler meets his toughest match when he’s forced to mentor the Saint Joan’s Seven — a class of misfit, juvenile delinquent girls with a knack for violence.The Incident Report features director Naomi Jaye. Mid-level librarian Miriam Gordon begins receiving a series of odd, increasingly hostile letters from a mysterious author who casts himself as Verdi’s tragic hunchback, Rigoletto, and Miriam as Gilda, his murdered daughter.Gharrett Paon and Bretten Hannam team up for Wildwood. This inspiring two-spirit coming-of-age drama focuses on a rebellious Mi’kmaw teenager who runs away from home to find his birth mother and reclaim his heritage.Earlier in July, TIFF announced new participants in their Share Her Journey Campaign, which includes several CFC alumnae: two of the campaign’s ambassadors are actor-producer Jennifer Podemski of Moccasin Flats and writer-director Molly McGlynn of Mary Goes Round (a film first developed in our Cineplex Entertainment Film Program’s Writers’ Lab); and writer Nikki Saltz has been named the inaugural Micki Moore Resident for her feature screenplay, Work It.CFC warmly congratulates all of our alumni participating in this year’s prestigious festival. We will celebrate their achievements in person at the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser on September 9, 2018, on the CFC grounds from 12:30 to 3 p.m. CFC Founder and Chair Emeritus Norman Jewison and CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw will host select Canadian and international onscreen talent as well as film, TV and digital media industry professionals at this popular annual fundraiser, which supports the development of Canada’s content creators and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based entertainment industries.SEE FURTHER INFORMATION ON ALL OF THESE ALUMNI FILMS AND EVENTS AT TIFF.NET.Join the ConversationTwitter: @cfccreatesFacebook: Canadian Film Centre (CFC)Instagram: cfccreatesAbout the CFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. cfccreates.com Advertisementlast_img read more

Moroccan TV offends the nation with a sexually suggestive scene

Rabat – When American movies are aired on national TV channels across the Arab world, a few things are lost in translation. Any offensive language is bleeped and taken out from the subtitles.However, this week Morocco’s Aflam TV turned to the absurd, by pushing the envelope and broadcasting a less than conservative scene from the movie “Stateside,” leaving Moroccans a bit outraged.On Sunday around 8 pm local time, the state-owned channel aired a scene of two women having a provocative conversation with subtitles that translate into: “I wanted to suck his c***.” Mohamed Mouad Chahbane, a Moroccan interpreter, was shocked to see the scene with such a poor translation. He told Morocco World News that he took the snapshot to express his dissatisfaction with the low quality content aired by Aflam TV. “Aflam TV keeps airing this movie twice a week. This is not the only obscene scene. Don’t we have competent translator in Morocco?” he said.The image along with the subtitle went viral on Facebook in Morocco, sparking controversy among Moroccan social media users.Moroccans expressed their anger towards this lack of professionalism, saying the vulgar expression should have been cut from the movie.Morocco World News called Hicham Zerhouni a cultural expert and the Managing principal of TransCultures a U.S. based company with a presence in Morocco that provides media localizations for major film studios. Mr. Zerhouni said that “When a project is done without considering the local cultures of the viewing country, the result could be shocking at times. Subtitling requires a great cultural adaptation for the target market, and the TV channel has a legal and ethical responsibility to culturally review the content before airing in a particular market, especially if they buy a pre-translated content.”Youssef Assadi, a Moroccan journalist told Morocco World News that the airing of such a suggestive scene was a “serious delinquency.”“This is an unacceptable move from this state-owned channel and a transparent violation of the Moroccan audiovisual law,” he explained.“The channel is financed by the taxes Moroccans pay. The channel should have respected the characteristics of Morocco’s conservative society,” he concluded.This is not the first time a Moroccan TV channel causes outrage over airing suggestive scenes. Earlier in June, Morocco’s 2M channel came under fire for broadcasting U.S. singer Jennifer Lopez’s concert, during which Lopez and her crew danced ‘suggestively’ on stage.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Kosovo top UN envoy calls for end to misinformation that could stoke

With ethnically motivated crimes actually declining in Kosovo, the top United Nations envoy there today called for an end to the spread of misinformation about the security of Serbs in the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the UN has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting.Such actions threaten to aggravate inter-ethnic tensions at a time when the first direct talks are underway to determine the final status of the province, where ethnic Albanians outnumber all others communities by 9 to 1. “I have noted with concern periodic statements from certain quarters that risk creating a climate of fear and insecurity among the Kosovo Serbs,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Søren Jessen-Petersen said. “All too often ethnic motive is alleged for crimes merely because the victims happen to be from the Kosovo Serb community. “Whereas we always deplore any attack on any citizen, statements of misleading nature are not helpful and are in fact contrary to the interests of the Kosovo Serbs. This kind of misinformation not only erodes their confidence level, but has a cascading negative impact on inter-ethnic relations,” Mr. Jessen-Petersen added.Crime statistics for the first quarter of this year reveal a marked decline in crimes where the possibility of an ethnic motive has not yet been ruled out. As compared to 72 incidents recorded during January to March 2005, there were only 19 such incidents during the same period this year. Of these, 12 involved Kosovo Serb victims, six Kosovo Albanians and one a Kosovo Croatian. The UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has been seeking to foster communal harmony and promote the return of Serbs who fled ever since it took over the administration of the province after the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) military intervention in 1999. In view of continuing perceptions of insecurity among the Kosovo Serbs, Mr. Jessen-Petersen has called for increased international police deployment in minority areas to support the local police efforts to prevent incidents and help increase community confidence, UNMIK said today.The issue has taken on added significance now as the various parties continue direct talks under UN sponsorship in Vienna to decide the future status of Kosovo. Independence and autonomy are among options that have been mentioned. Serbia rejects independence and Kosovo’s Serbs have been boycotting the province’s provisional institutions. So far the talks have only dealt with issues of decentralization and significant differences have emerged over number and extent of new municipalities to be created with a Kosovo-Serb majority. read more

This Weeks Best YouTube Videos Brick Thieves Ringing in the New Year

first_img‘Happy Feet’ Penguin Spotted In Real Life (VIDEO) The mustache of our primary character here is more than enough reason to watch this video. I mean really, I don’t think I could pull that off. Still, this 2 minute video is a great stop-motion tribute to all things Lego, and if you had Lego bricks as a child  (or as an adult) you’ll appreciate it. The music is whimsical, the stop-moiton effects are fun to watch, and before you know it the song will be in your head and there’ll be a smile on your face. When it snowed across North America a couple of weeks ago, it’s natural to expect that people would run out, grab some sleds or other flat objects they could ride on top of, and hit the slopes. It’s also natural to expect some loving pet owners would take their companions with them to play in the snow. What isn’t quite as natural is this dog who very well may be brighter than his or her owner, or at least more opportunistic. London Fireworks on New Year’s Day 2011 – New Year Live – BBC One Homeless Man, Golden Voice It’s the first weekend of the new year, and some of the best videos on YouTube this week had to do with the New Year – celebrations around the world, festivities near and far, and in particular the fireworks display in the skies over London were particularly amazing – they give new (or perhaps restore) meaning to the word “epic.” Aside from ringing in the New Year, this week saw the release of a fantastic short film all about Lego, a dog that wasn’t about to waste an opportunity to go sledding, and a very happy penguin. Thank goodness for the Brits. Seriously, while mot of us had piddly little 5 minute fireworks displays to celebrate the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 with, in London they went all out with the 10 minute display of dazzling lights and sounds, complete with beautiful explosions towering over the city to a pretty awesome soundtrack.If you stayed in on New Years Eve and watched the ball drop on television or fell asleep before midnight, you owe it to yourself to make up for it by watching this through to the end. The Brick Thief: A LEGO Short Film Originally spotted over at The Huffington Post, this…is a very happy penguin. Very very happy. And while he’s certainly adorable and the video is pretty old, it’s managed to rack up over 600,000 views in the past week because everyone’s got a soft spot for dancing penguins, myself included. Even so, the best thing about the video may not be the penguin himself, but the “what is even happening” looks everyone else has on their little beaked faces. Relax guys, he’s just getting his groove on. Ted Williams has an amazing voice – something out of old time radio days, or movie ads on television.  His voice is so distinctive that he’s been offered several jobs, interviewed by multiple national TV networks, and videos of him speaking have gone viral on the internet. All of this wouldn’t be quite so remarkable if you didn’t realize that Ted Williams is homeless and was struggling to get by before videos of him appeared on the Web. In this CBS interview, Williams tells his incredible story – it’s a heartwarming tale. Dog Sled (Cute Win or Fail?)last_img read more

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

first_img Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4507373 Friday 22 Feb 2019, 11:31 AM THE TAXI APP Mytaxi is to change its name to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.The company emailed its customers today, informing them of the change. Mytaxi was called Hailo, and rebranded in 2017, spending €5 million on a huge ad campaign.In a statement to customers, Mytaxi/FREE NOW said:“The most important thing to remember is that there will be no change to the mytaxi service and app. We’ll still have the same app, the same local team and the same 5-star drivers – just with a new name later this year.”It said that the change was due to a merger between its majority shareholder Daimler and BMW. SHARE NOW, REACH NOW, PARK NOW and CHARGE NOW are also a part of the “new brand family”, but none of these companies currently operate in Ireland.The company has included an FAQs section here to help answer its customers queries. Feb 22nd 2019, 11:31 AM 54,878 Views Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year. Share29 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodha Source: mytaxi Ireland/Twitter We’ve exciting news 😍 We’re joining a new mobility brand family. This means we’re getting a new name and look, and will be changing our name to FREE NOW later this year. Check out more info https://t.co/zLGS3vfq9G #FREENOW pic.twitter.com/YjrA11MHZ9— mytaxi Ireland (@mytaxi_ie) February 22, 2019 80 Comments last_img read more

Messi will play against Roma

Messi will play against Roma

first_imgLionel Messi appeared in the last match against Sevilla just as a substitute as he scored a late equalizer to gain a 2-2 draw – and the coach revealed that he is ready to play a full game against AS Roma.Ernesto Valverde and his Barcelona are currently preparing for the Champions League clash against AS Roma and it will be a huge boost for them to know that their key player is ready to start.The former Bilbao coach spoke about Messi’s fitness as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Messi remained on the sidelines for the last two weeks, I started from the bench because he is not 100% fit and we wanted to avoid any complication for him.”“I am sure he will be eligible to play against Roma, let’s see how he will react but I think he will react well.”“Every team is different if Messi plays, it’s not only at Barcelona. I don’t want to make any reference with what has recently happened.”last_img read more

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

first_imgBrazil great Rivaldo gave former club Barcelona a warning that they must stop relying on an ageing Lionel Messi to bail them out of trouble every time nowThe Argentine striker is considered to be one of the greatest ever players in world football and has graced the Camp Nou over the years with his unique talents.But at 31 years of age, time is beginning to run out for Messi and he was unable to save Barcelona from their recent slump in form.Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone three games without victory ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Wembley against Tottenham.And Rivaldo demanded that Messi’s teammates step up to the plate instead of relying on him all the time.“Right now, the only thing I can say is there are reasons to be worried as it’s rare to see Barcelona struggling for three consecutive matches in La Liga,” Rivaldo told Betfair.“Yes, that’s good for the competition but bad for Barca because the club is not used to losing many points to ‘lesser’ opponents.“The team must be careful because the Champions League is tougher than the Spanish league, and if they are losing points against this kind of opposition, things could get even worse in Europe, so they must wake up quickly.👋✈ London, there we go!🔝👌 @ThomBrowneNY #SpursBarça pic.twitter.com/9HPQUyVJuRDavid Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2018“When you go three matches without a win, I think that both players and manager must share the responsibility.“Barcelona have great players and a good manager, but things are not happening for them now, so it’s time to worry about it, but taking common responsibility and never blaming anyone individually.“Anyway, if Barcelona wants to be crowned Champions League winner this season they absolutely must improve their quality and stop playing as they did last three games.“We all know how good Lionel Messi is as a player and how decisive he is so often, but Barcelona have other great players in the team and to keep depending on his goals and assists is problematic.“Barca needs other players to rise up to the occasion.“Messi won’t last forever and at his age it’s normal that his level starts decreasing slightly year after year, so there must be someone to take the reins.“Of course, Barcelona already have the kind of players that could decide a match, but the truth is that they aren’t stepping up when it’s important, and for all the quality Messi could have, he cannot keep deciding games on his own.”last_img read more

Gaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of ComicCon

Gaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of ComicCon

first_imgGaslamp provides free fun for guests without badges outside of Comic-Con So you didn’t get a badge to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Not to worry. Visitors can still get their pop-culture fix with dozens of free events in the Gaslamp while the convention runs from July 20 to 23. Here are a few:The Laika Experience | 520 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-11pmOscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd.Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.AMC Deadquarters | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pmAMC is being a DEADQUARTERS fan zone to Comic-Con, of course featuring The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages, score a chance to meet cast members, and much more.Kong Skull Island | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 8:30am-7pmWarner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of Kong: Skull Island. The MonsterVerse comes to life as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, enter the Iwi temple to uncover the ancient secrets of Skull Island, and navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself!Rabbitville: A Hop-Up Gallery | 453 Fifth Avenue | Thursday-Sunday, 10am-8pmThe Downtown Partnership and Gaslamp Quarter Association are proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter. Photos of Gaslamp’s history, limited edition t-shirts, and photo opportunities with the iconic rabbits will be available.Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy | Faultline Park (14th and J) | Saturday, 8pmJoin the Downtown San Diego Partnership for a Comic-Con-themed Movies in the Park event. Wear your favorite superhero costume, bring your friends and family (even the furry ones), and watch Guardians of the Galaxy – for free!Fandom Fest | Petco Park Interactive Zone | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-6pmThe largest entertainment fan site in the world is heading back to Comic-Con for a weekend full of parties and fun. Fans are invited to stop by FANDOM FEST at the Petco Interactive Zone all week long, where FANDOM has teamed up with Pepsi to provide a special fantasy food truck dishing out pop culture-inspired foods with drink pairings, a lounge area for fans to congregate, and a stage that will feature live FANDOM programs, fan-participatory trivia games, cosplay shows, and talent interviews. No badge is required!Star Trek: Discovery Gallery & Pedicabs | 363 Fifth Ave | Thursday – Sunday, 10am-3pmCBS is creating a fully immersive Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery; Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit will feature the debut of – and a photo opportunity with – the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair and will showcase additional props, costumes, sketches and more from Discovery. One thousand fans each day will receive complimentary limited-edition Discovery posters, and the location will also house an official Star Trek Shop with items exclusive to Comic-Con.Fans can get free “intergalactic” rides throughout the Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the series’ chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its arm rests which, in this case, will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.Daily Ninjoga: LEGO Ninjago Yoga | Omni Hotel (675 L Street) | Thursday – Sunday, 9amIn honor of the LEGO Ninjago movie coming out in September, fans looking for a good stretch before standing in their next line can head to the lawn at the Omni Hotel to participate in “NINJOGA,” a tai chi/yoga-like workout for the ninja in everyone.Pinball Lounge | Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (333 W. Harbor Dr) | Thurs – Sun, 10am-7pmIf you’re a casual player, stop by the Pinball Lounge for Free Play. It’s a great place to hang out, relax, and regroup while getting to play classic arcade games with friends.For the more seasoned pinball players, there will be tournaments. Everyone is welcome to enter the competition, but only the top four contenders will qualify to compete in the final round.The Netflix Experience | Hilton Gaslamp (401 K St) | Thursday – Sunday, 11am-5pmStep into the world of Netflix at the Hilton Gaslamp for a one-of-a-kind experience with a sneak peak of upcoming original films and series, exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Upside Down with Stranger Things, get immersed into the world of the new film Bright, and dive into the streets of New York City with the Defenders.Impractical Jokers Fan Event | Petco Park | 11:30am – 8:30pmCast members from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” are throwing a big block party with a White Castle food truck, a DJ, a virtual reality experience, sumo wrestling, a mechanical bull and more. They’ll be there signing autographs and fans can watch a never-before-seen episode of the show.FXhibition | Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd) | Thurs (12p-6p), Fri (10a-6p), Sat/Sun (10a-2p)FX Networks will bring several interactive experiences inspired by shows like “American Horror Story” and “Atlanta” to San Diego for Comic-Con. This includes a mixed-reality experience based on “Legion,” which will use Microsoft’s “HoloLens” to bring the show to life.Heroes Brew Festival | Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway) | Saturday 4pm ($20-$99)Beer selections from 60 breweries will be available for purchase at this event celebrating superheroes and beer. An upgraded ticket is also available for access to an unlimited tasting event that will feature more than 50 types of beers from top breweries across the country. There will be a costumed crusader contest, art exhibits, augmented reality technology and live music. 21 and up; heroesbrewfest.comAdult Swim On The Green | Fifth Ave Landing and Convention Way | Thursday – Sunday, 1-6pmAdult Swim Nighttime on the Green| Thursday/Friday, 7-10pmAdult Swim On the Green will feature games, motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, an oversized claw machine with Comic-Con-related prizes and something referred to as the “Meatwad Dome 4D Experience.” “The Green” is open to anyone older than 18. Celebrity guests will be stopping by throughout the Con and AdultSwim.com will be broadcasting some of your favorite shows live.Nighttime On The Green will offer free screenings for fans who want to see the latest series and pilots.Amazon Prime’s Tick Takeover | First and J Street | Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pmThe newest Amazon Original Series, “The Tick” will present a movie set-level experience for fans that includes a challenge-based scavenger hunt that takes fans through multiple rooms replicating locations essential to the show.There will also be an Amazon Prime Member Lounge, where Citizens will have the chance to relax and experience Amazon Prime benefits as they stream the pilot episode of the The Tick.San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive | Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place) | Thurs-Sun, 9am-3pmThe annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns to Comic-Con, and will again be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in the Coronado Ballroom. If you actually want to shed some blood at Comic-Con – donate it!  KUSI Newsroom, July 19, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News, San Diego Comic-Con 2017 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 19, 2017last_img read more

Man robs bank in Walnut Grove area

first_imgA robber struck the Chase Bank branch in Walnut Grove at noon Thursday, according to preliminary reports.The robber, described as a 40-something white man wearing a camouflage hat and a beige jacket, apparently entered the bank and demanded money. He did not show a weapon.After robbing the teller, he may have fled in a white GMC Yukon Denali headed westbound on Northeast 63rd Street, according to police radio reports monitored at The Columbian.The bank branch, at 6712 N.E. 63rd St., was also robbed Jan. 21.last_img read more

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns

Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns

first_img About Latest Posts Jason Gouveia Latest posts by Jason Gouveia (see all) Costa Cruises debuts redesigned ‘Costa Extra’ portal for travel advisors – July 24, 2019 You can slide to your gate at this world-class airport – July 10, 2019 Swoop turns one year old today – June 20, 2019 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon said Wednesday he’s resigning after seven years in the top job at the national carrier.Many people have speculated that Luxon has political ambitions, and that he would be a natural fit with the conservative National Party that was ousted from power in 2017 by a liberal coalition led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Luxon said he will take some time to reflect on what he will do next, and that his future work options include corporate life, nonprofits and politics.“I know I am going to get a lot of questions about where to next for me,” Luxon, 48, said in a statement.He said that with both his children finishing high school, he and wife Amanda would have “a new degree of freedom, including career choices.”Should Luxon decide to pursue politics, it would be unusual for any new candidate to rise immediately to a leadership role before first serving for several years in the Parliament.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaBefore joining the airline to manage its international arm in 2011, Luxon served as president and chief executive of Unilever’s Canadian business.He said he will step down as CEO in September but will keep an advisory role at the airline. Chairman Tony Carter said the airline was searching for his replacement and expected to be able to make an announcement “in the near future.”Air New Zealand is 52% owned by the New Zealand government. The airline serves about 17 million passengers each year with a fleet of 115 planes.In its most recent annual results, the company reported a before-tax profit of 540 million New Zealand dollars ($353 million), it’s second-highest profit ever. As a result, it awarded 8,500 staff bonuses of up to NZ$1,800 each. Thursday, June 20, 2019 Tags: Air New Zealand, Luxon << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img By: The Associated Press Share Air New Zealand boss Luxon resignslast_img read more

AI in Action E28 Parsa Ghaffari CEO and Founder at AYLIEN

AI in Action E28 Parsa Ghaffari CEO and Founder at AYLIEN

first_imgWelcome to episode 28 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI across the world.Today’s guest is Parsa Ghaffari, CEO and founder at AYLIEN. AYLIEN leverages Artificial Intelligence to empower thousands of forward-thinking enterprises and developers to collect, analyze and understand vast amounts of human-generated content.It provides an easy way for developers and enterprises to bring the power of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to the applications and solutions they build.In this really fascinating episode, Parsa will chat about:What AYLIEN is all about and what motivated him to set it upSome of the challenges he faced in creating AYLIENThe benefits that the AYLIEN platform can bring to customersLeveraging Data Analytics to deliver a better service to customersHow the potential of NLP will help humans better interact with machinesHis predictions on how AI and NLP will shape our lives in the futureThe ultimate goal with AYLIENWhat did you make of Parsa’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and NLP heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.If you would like to hear more from AI in Action then please subscribe and don’t forget to like and share with your friends on social media.Subscribe to the AI in Action PodcastiTunes: https://apple.co/2THqlDTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2Bow9uGSoundcloud: https://bit.ly/2SdF2wAlast_img read more

Over 60 bullet holes riddled the car

Over 60 bullet holes riddled the car

first_imgIn seconds, the 4 occupants of the VW Polo were dead… The close grouping of shots and the staggering number of bullets fired at the car meant they had no chance of surviving a clearly planned and deadly ambush…Police are hunting for suspects and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward after the shooting on Friday evening in Ezakheni C-section near Makhuzeni Store. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 4 males aged between 31 and 33 were found dead in their silver-grey VW Polo with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. Among the dead was a police officer attached to the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team (TRT).The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.The deceased have been identified as Constable Mboniseni Zungu (33), Thanda (31) and Nkosiyakhe Mabaso (33). The 4th deceased has not been formally identified at this stage.Story updated.last_img read more

Morningstar SVP Talks Servicing Requirements

Morningstar SVP Talks Servicing Requirements

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investors Lenders & Servicers Regulation Service Providers 2014-01-03 Sandra Lane “”Under the new CFPB [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] rules, servicers will have to provide very detailed and accurate information to borrowers about each aspect of their loans and/or any foreclosure procedures that may occur,”” according to Richard Koch, SVP at “”Morningstar Credit Ratings””:http://www.morningstar.com.[IMAGE]Koch discussed his assessment of the new rules’ impacts in a recent conversation with Louis Amaya, co-founder of “”iServe Companies””:http://www.iservecompanies.com/ on _Mortgage Markets Today_, a “”Five Star Radio presentation””:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/capitalmarketstoday/2013/12/13/new-mortgage-servicer-requirements–koch-svp-morningstar-credit-ratings.””There will be a very strict interpretation of the guidelines with penalties to servicers if they fail to adhere to the new requirements,”” Koch said. He explained that the prominent rule changes will impact nine mortgage servicing areas:# Periodic billing statements–detailed breakdown of the amounts that make up payments# Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rate change notices# Prompt crediting of payments and payoff payments# Force-placed insurance# Error resolution and information requests# Information management policies and procedures# Early intervention with delinquent borrowers# Continuity of contact with delinquent borrowers# Loss mitigation proceduresThough regulators are expected to be stringent when it comes to enforcing the new servicing rules, Koch says there will be some exemptions for small servicers–those that service 5,000 or fewer mortgage loans. To qualify, these must be loans that the servicer or an affiliate originated or owns. This would exempt them from several rules, including sending periodic statements, but not from sending interest rate adjustment notices, timely crediting of payments, and resolution of errors within certain timeframes. [COLUMN_BREAK]””In the past, there have been numerous litigated cases where proof of claims and payment statements presented to the court were not accurate,”” Koch said. “”Some of the new rules were created to correct that.””One prominent area of dispute in the past has been the issue of forced-placed insurance. If a borrower has not obtained insurance for the property, after a certain time period, the servicer can take out insurance on the property and charge the borrower for the premiums.””Force-placed insurance is often much more expensive than borrowers can get on their own,”” Koch explained. “”CFPB rules require that the servicer must have a reasonable basis to believe a borrower has failed to maintain hazard insurance before actually being able to charge that person for the insurance, and this must be done within certain timelines.””Other regulations dictate timelines and standards for interacting with delinquent homeowners including early intervention, establishment of a single point of contact, easy access to records, and guidelines to efficiently manage the loss mitigation process.The benefit to servicers is that these new rules create consistency in a lot of different areas of loan servicing. “”Because this is an industry that really has not been highly regulated in the past, there is a lot of work for them to do to come up to standards in terms of policies and procedures, compliance, and technology,”” Koch said. “”The new rules clearly let servicers know what they will be accountable for in the future regarding CFPB standards. The rules also establish clear expectations so that borrowers will know what to expect from their servicers.”” To prepare for all these changes, a lot of servicing companies have spent the better part of the last 12 to 18 months getting ready for the changeover. Koch says the downside of all this is the added expense for services that must be performed within the same profit margin as before the rules went into effect. “”Ultimately, I think the cost of compliance will encourage or necessitate some servicers to exit the market,”” Koch said. “”However, others with a long track record of compliance expertise may be able to grow their businesses by providing servicing for other companies such as small lenders or credit unions unable to handle their own servicing.”” Koch believes the new regulations will provide opportunity for some, but hardships for others because of the increased burden of time and expense necessary for compliance. Share in Government, Servicingcenter_img January 3, 2014 451 Views CFPB,Morningstar SVP Talks Servicing Requirementslast_img read more

Responding to Increased Flood Risks

Responding to Increased Flood Risks

first_img Share Responding to Increased Flood Risks March 13, 2019 814 Views On Wednesday, the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Preparing for the Storm:  Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program”. The goal of the hearing was to discuss the state of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including affordability challenges and reforms since the NFIP’s inception in 1968.According to the hearing, in 2018, FEMA found significant affordability challenges for lower-income homeowners, as many that are least able to afford higher premiums tend to live in the highest flood hazard areas. FEMA found that “the combination of higher premiums and lower incomes in the SFHA creates affordability pressure on households.”Witnesses, in addition to committee members, included Maria Cox Lamm, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Christopher Heidrick, Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, LLC, Velma Smith, Senior Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Mabél Guzmán, Broker, @properties, on behalf of the National Association of Realtors, Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation, and Raymond J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy, Street Institute.Mabél Guzmán, speaking on behalf of the National Association of Realtors, noted that many homeowners are underinsured, and coastal areas are not the only areas at risk of flooding.“By every measure, floods are getting worse.” said Guzmán in her statement. She stated that many homeowners are unaware of the risk, and a re-structuring of the NFIP may be necessary.Collin O’Mara confirms Guzmán’s statements, noting that the increasing number of natural disasters requires a different approach.“Too frequently, we are responding to disasters after they occur, giving little thought and attention to proactively reducing risk and increasing the resilience of our nation’s vulnerable communities,” said O.Mara in his statement. “Responding after a disaster is necessary; however, without proper planning, resilience measures, and insurance, disasters are much more destructive, and rebuilding is more difficult.”Find the complete hearing  and written testimonies here.center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, News Congress FEMA financial services flood Insurance NFIP 2019-03-13 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows ProgramFall 2019

Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows ProgramFall 2019

first_imgThe East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program in 2019.PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), in cooperation with the Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, conducts the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This program will bring two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands.The Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program draws broadly and deeply upon Hawaii’s unique position as an American state with one of the world’s premier tourism industries. It is designed to build capacity across the Pacific region by creating strong and enduring connections between 32 mid-level Professional Fellows from 13 Pacific island countries and no fewer than 13 Hawaii-based Americans in private and public tourism-related organizations.DatesFall 2019 CohortOctober 7 – November 9, 2019  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘iNovember 10 – 12, 2019  Activities in Washington, DCNovember 13 – 15, 2019  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DCELIGIBILITYApplicants must:Be citizens/nationals of one of the eligible countries (dual U.S. citizens are NOT eligible to apply)Be between the ages of 25-40Be currently employed in their home country (or in one of the other eligible countries) and have a demonstrated history of at least 2 years of employment in the tourism industryBe willing and able to obtain a J-1 visa and spend 6-weeks in the United StatesBe committed to returning to their home country after the programHave a track record of making an impact in their organziation, company, or communityBe capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific business problem or policy challenge being faced in their countryHave sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.Eligible CountriesApplications will be accepted from the following Pacific Islands countries:Federated States of MicronesiaFijiKiribatiMarshall IslandsNauruPalauPapua New GuineaSamoaSolomon IslandsTimor LesteTongaTuvaluVanuatuDEADLINEYour application must be received by midnight March 30, 2019 (Hawaii Time).HOW TO APPLYFor all the details and an online application form go here. [If you are having trouble accessing the online application because you have extremely slow internet access you can download a PDF application form and submit it via email.]The post Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019 appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

consumerSolomon IslandsTourism Solomonstradewebsit

consumerSolomon IslandsTourism Solomonstradewebsit

first_imgconsumerSolomon IslandsTourism Solomonstradewebsites Solomon Islands Minister for Culture & Tourism, the Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo has officially launched the new Tourism Solomons consumer and industry websites, part of the ‘Solomon Is’ rebrand for the national tourist office. “Both websites have been strategically, redesigned and reengineered to specifically dovetail with all the strengths of the national tourist office’s new brand,” the Minister said.“We have more actively segregated our niches, proactively providing access to our operators and providers who service our offerings, at the same time more creatively attempting to bring out the best of the ‘Solomon’s Is.’’ branding with striking vibrancy.”The new industry-focused corporate website, contains a host of information principally created to provide travel agents, wholesalers and operators with the sales tools they need to effectively sell and package the destination. This includes detailed information on the national tourist office’s ‘Hapi Isles Specialists’ agents’ online training program.The new ‘Visit Solomons’ website has been specifically designed to provide visitors with everything they need to know about the Solomon Islands’ multi-faceted travel offerings. Focus is given to the destination’s unique culture and history, diving, fishing, surfing, trekking, birdwatching and additionally a section targeting the romantic travel and couples market complete with readily available matching accommodation and activity options. Both websites have been designed by Fiji-based Webmedia South Pacific.IMAGE: At the official launch of the new Tourism Solomons’ ‘Solomon Is.’ websites – Minister for Culture & Tourism, the Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo (seated fifth from left) with government and tourism officials at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara.last_img read more

Silversea known for its luxurious ships and exoti

first_imgSilversea, known for its luxurious ships and exotic destinations, has unveiled 17 specially tailored Grand Voyages for 2010.Designed exclusively for the traveler who relishes a more leisurely pace, this special collection offers extended voyages from 30 to 91 days. These unique odysseys combine the luxury of sailing aboard intimate, elegant ships with expanded journeys to diverse regions of the world, featuring visits to must-see traditional ports, as well as exotic destinations that are off the beaten path.“Our Grand Voyages are perfectly suited to the traveler who has the time and passion to indulge in travel on a grand scale,” said Steve Tucker, Silversea’s vice president of field sales for North America. “You can explore the most desirable ports of the Mediterranean for 35 days, sail for 40 days around South America and the Caribbean, or take a diverse 64-day voyage that spans from Capetown to Istanbul — and unpack only once.”Highlighting the Grand Voyages are generous savings incentives and, for voyages of 50 or more consecutive days, complimentary Business Class air upgrades (available with the purchase of the optional Silver SKY Air Program).GRAND INAUGURAL VOYAGE OF SILVER SPIRITOf special note is Silver Spirit’s Grand Inaugural Voyage, a 91-day extended journey designed to introduce Silversea’s newest ship to the Americas. Departing Fort Lauderdale on January 21, Silver Spirit is set to explore over 20 countries and 45 ports for the very first time. She will set a southward course to Rio (for an unforgettable evening at Carnaval), sail around Cape Horn and through the majestic Chilean Fjords before heading to the Mexican Riviera. Guests have the option to personalize their voyage by disembarking in Los Angeles, or sailing through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale, or continuing up America’s colonial coast to New York City.In addition to complimentary excursions and other exclusive onshore events, the array of special amenities available to guests sailing 70 or more days aboard the Grand Inaugural Voyage includes such complimentary perks as private car transfers, luggage forwarding service, business class air upgrade, a commemorative gift, and Onboard Spending Credits of up to $2,000 per suite. Fares start at $42,108 per person, based on double occupancy.Listed below is a small sampling of the Grand Voyages for 2010:AFRICA & MEDITERRANEAN: Silver Wind departs February 2 on a 64-day “Reflections of Time” voyage from Capetown to Istanbul, sailing around the southern tip of Africa and northward along the continent’s Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean with calls in 16 countries, including exotic Morocco and The Gambia. Guests will also enjoy such marquee cities as Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome and Athens. Other highlights include overnight visits in Richards Bay, Walvis Bay and Lisbon. Best-available fares start at $23,081 per person.FAR EAST: Silver Whisper departs January 3 on a 42-day “Exotic Mystique” voyage from Auckland to Hong Kong with calls in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Highlights include overnight stays in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.MEDITERRANEAN: Silver Spirit departs August 21 on a 35-day “Mediterranean Treasures” voyage from Istanbul to Lisbon with calls in Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Highlights include a three-day, two-night stopover in Venice.SOUTH AMERICA: Silver Cloud departs January 20 on a 40-day “Sambas & Sunsets” voyage from Santiago to Fort Lauderdale with calls in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, French Guiana, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Thomas. Highlights include the Chilean fjords, Cape Horn and overnight stays in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.All cruise fares listed above are the current best-available starting fares for a Vista Suite, which are cruise-only rates (based on double occupancy) that may include Silver Savings of up to 60%, Extended Voyage Savings of 5% and Venetian Society savings of 5%. These fares do not include port charges and handling fees that can range from $875 to $2,300 per person on these sailings, depending on the itinerary. Silver Savings fares are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and are likely to increase as the sailing date approaches.www.silversea.comlast_img read more

Tony Awardwinning actress Barbara Harris dies at

Tony Awardwinning actress Barbara Harris dies at

first_imgTony Award-winning actress Barbara Harris dies at age 83 FILE – In this Jan. 4, 1967 file photo, Barbara Harris, star of “The Apple Tree” receives Cue Magazine’s “Entertainer of the Year” award from last year’s winner, director Mike Nichols in New York. Harris, the Tony-winning actress whose intelligence, impish good looks and winsomely neurotic manner brightened Broadway musicals in the ’60s and films such as “Nashville,” “Freaky Friday” and “A Thousand Clowns” has died. She was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Barbara Harris, the Tony Award-winning actress whose comic-neurotic charms lit up the Broadway stage and helped her steal films including “Nashville,” ”Freaky Friday” and “A Thousand Clowns,” has died. She was 83.Harris died early Tuesday of lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona, said close friend Charna Halpern, who co-founded the iO Theater in Chicago and had known Harris for decades.Harris played the mother who switched bodies with Jodie Foster in the original “Freaky Friday” in 1976, the same year she starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, “Family Plot.”But it was Robert Altman’s 1975 “Nashville” that would become her best-known film with her memorable performance of “It Don’t Worry Me” in front of a shell-shocked crowd after the violent climax.Harris had been in hospice care and remained restless and hilarious until the end, Halpern said.“What am I supposed to do, just wait here and die?” Halpern remembered Harris telling one of the hospice nurses at one point. “She was just so funny and warm, in everything she did.”She was one of the performers in the historic first cast of Chicago’s Second City improvisational theatre, which opened its doors in late 1959. Over a half-century it has become the proving ground for dozens of now-famous actors and comedians, from Alan Arkin and John Belushi to Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.“The improvisations were the thing,” Harris told the Los Angeles Times. “It gave you a chance to try. If you died, you really died, but it was a great way to learn.”She made her screen debut in 1965 with “A Thousand Clowns,” then got back-to-back Tony nominations in 1966 and 1967 for two hit Broadway musicals, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “The Apple Tree.” She took home the Tony for “The Apple Tree,” which was directed by Mike Nichols and also starred Alan Alda.Harris also racked up an Oscar nomination as best supporting actress in the 1971 film “Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?” It featured Harris in a memorable bit about a struggling actress who meets up with the main character, a successful but angst-ridden songwriter played by Dustin Hoffman.While appearing in occasional regional theatre productions, she concentrated mostly on film in the 1970s and ’80s, when she appeared in the landmark productions of “Nashville” and “Family Plot.”She played Kathleen Turner’s mother in “Peggy Sue Got Married” in 1986 and had a small role in the 1997 John Cusack film “Grosse Point Blank.”Born in 1935 in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Harris was a veteran of two Second City predecessor groups, Playwrights Theatre Club — which she joined while still in high school — and the Compass Players, which was created amid the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Chicago.Her Compass compatriots included Ed Asner, who was among the actors and critics celebrating Harris on Tuesday.“Goodnight sweet lady,” Asner wrote on Twitter. “You were a force.”While still with the Second City, Harris helped bring the troupe and its intellectual humour to national attention with out of town appearances in Los Angeles and, shortly thereafter, on Broadway in 1961 in a show titled “From the Second City.”In 1965’s “A Thousand Clowns,” she played an uptight social worker investigating the welfare of an adolescent boy being raised by his non-conformist uncle (Jason Robards) in a decidedly unorthodox way.In classic ’60s fashion, the plot hinges on the tensions between traditional society and those who question its norms. And, of course, the social worker falls in love with the uncle.“I’m still not sure what the girl I play here is really like,” Harris told The New York Times in 1964. “These scenes we’re doing now, where she’s a repressed social worker — that’s easy. But later, when she cuts loose — well, I haven’t quite figured it out yet. I’m working the character out as I go along.”In 1975 she thrived in “Nashville,” Robert Altman’s kaleidoscopic tale of the country music business.“Altman is attracted to the actor who takes chances, because that’s precisely what he does as a director,” she told Los Angeles Times. “He has such daring. I’d rather see an Altman failure any day of the week than a safe, polished production where all the pieces fall perfectly into place. With Altman, there’s always the possibility that he’ll get into an area of genius.”Harris played a pathetic wannabe on the periphery of the action who in the end proves to be a truly good singer, attempting to calm a crowd that has just witnessed the on-stage shooting of a star.“At that, and in laddered tights, she just about makes off with the film,” the LA Times wrote, “adding another to her list of unforgettable presences.”Harris had no surviving family.center_img by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2018 2:00 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 22, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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