Michael Giacchino is an American composer of film scores. He has received an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards). Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Up, Super 8, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2. Giacchino was born in New Jersey, his father's ancestors came from Sicily and his mother's ancestors emigrated from Abruzzo in the center of Italy. Giacchino grew up in New Jersey, he graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey in 1986. Giacchino began combining images and music at age 10, when he began creating stop-motion animation with homemade soundtracks in his basement.
While in high school, an art teacher who mentored Giacchino recommended to his parents that he attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Giacchino describes visiting the school with his parents thus: I thought, this is fantastic, they have colleges like this? Where I can do the things that I am interested in doing? That was amazing to me. I loved SVA. I loved the kind of freedom, it was kind of like this great experiment—okay, you're here because you like something. So let's see how much you like it. We're not going to regulate you too much. We're going to see how passionate and driven you are, how much you want this thing. Giacchino enrolled at SVA, minoring in history. During his final year at SVA, his instructor in film publicity announced an unpaid internship was available at Universal Pictures. Giacchino, the only one interested, obtained the six-month position, which he filled at night while attending school during the day and working at Macy's to pay his rent, he graduated from SVA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, after which he took music classes at the Juilliard School.
When Giacchino's internship ended, Universal hired him, giving him a job upon graduation from college. He moved to Disney, when Disney relocated to Los Angeles, Giacchino moved with them, working in publicity, while taking night classes in instrumentation and orchestration at UCLA, his work for Disney had him interacting with the various personnel who worked in films, such as the producers who hired composers, so when a job at Disney Interactive opened for a producer, Giacchino obtained the job, thinking he could hire himself to write music for the games he produced. Giacchino's composition work for Disney Interactive during the 16-bit era included the Sega Genesis game Gargoyles, the SNES game Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow and the various console versions of The Lion King; however his first major composition was for the DreamWorks video game adaptation of the 1997 movie, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The video game was one of the first PlayStation- console title to be recorded with an original live orchestral score.
Giacchino has since continued his relationship with DreamWorks which included composing the score for the Small Soldiers video game in 1998, providing full orchestral scores for many of their popular videogames. He worked with Pandemic studios to create the theme for Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. Giacchino's award-winning compositions covers the first four instalments of the Medal of Honor series, Heroes: 2, the scores for several other World War II-related video games like Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. Additionally, Giacchino composed themes for The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, co-wrote the theme of Black with composer Chris Tilton, he composed the score for Alias, based on the television series of the same name. In 2008 Giacchino wrote music for Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. In 2007, he returned to the Medal of Honor franchise as he composed the music for Medal of Honor: Airborne. Giacchino's work on various video games led to his entrance into television.
In 2001, J. J. Abrams, producer of the television series Alias, discovered Giacchino through his video game work and asked him to provide the new show's soundtrack; the soundtrack featured a mix of full orchestral pieces intermingled with upbeat electronic music, a departure from much of his previous work. Giacchino would go on to provide the score for J. J. Abrams's 2004 television series Lost, creating an acclaimed score which employed a unique process of using spare pieces of a plane fuselage for percussion parts; the score for Lost is notable for a signature thematic motif: a brass fall-off at the end of certain themes. Just like his counterpart Stu Phillips, he worked with the television show creator Abrams on his shows with his music scores while Abrams supplied the show's main themes on certain series such as Alias. In 2004, Giacchino received his first big feature film commission. Brad Bird, director of Pixar's The Incredibles, asked Giacchino to provide the soundtrack for the film after having heard his work on Alias.
The upbeat jazz orchestral sound was a departure in style not only for Giacchino but for Pixar, which had relied on Randy and Thomas Newman for all of its films. Director Brad Bird had sought out John Barry – best known for his work on the early James Bond films—but Barry was unwilling to repeat the styles of his earli
Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, writer and director. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles for his role and Geeks was cancelled after one season due to low viewership. Rogen got a part on sitcom Undeclared, which hired him as a writer. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, Apatow guided him toward a film career. Rogen made his first movie appearance in Donnie Darko with a minor role in 2001. Rogen was cast in a supporting role and credited as a co-producer in Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Universal Pictures subsequently cast him as the lead in Apatow's films Knocked Funny People. Rogen co-starred as Steve Wozniak in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic in 2015. In 2016, he developed the AMC television series Preacher with his writing partner Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin.
He serves as a writer, executive producer, director, with Goldberg. Rogen and Goldberg co-wrote the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, The Green Hornet, This Is the End, directed both This Is the End and The Interview, he has done voice work for the films Horton Hears a Who!, the Kung Fu Panda film series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sausage Party, will provide the voice of Pumbaa in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King. Seth Aaron Rogen was born on April 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family, his mother, Sandy, is a social worker, his father, Mark Rogen, worked for non-profit organizations and as an assistant director of the Workmen's Circle Jewish fraternal organization. Since Rogen's father is American, he has American citizenship by birth, though the actor has stated "I associate with being Canadian much more than being American" because he grew up in Canada, he has described his parents, who met on kibbutz Beit Alfa in Israel, as "radical Jewish socialists."
Rogen has an older sister named Danya, attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School, incorporating many of his classmates into his writing. He was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp. Rogen was raised Jewish; as a child, Rogen did not want to pursue any career other than comedy, stating "As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, the job I wanted". He got his start in show business at age 12 after enrolling in a comedy workshop taught by Mark Pooley, his early comedy routines involved jokes about his bar mitzvah, his grandparents, his camp counsellors. During his teenage years, he would perform stand-up comedy routines at places like bar mitzvahs and small parties shifting to bars. A mohel paid him to write jokes. At the age of 13, he co-wrote a rough draft of Superbad with childhood friend Evan Goldberg, whom he had met at bar mitzvah classes. Based on their teenage experiences and Goldberg spent the rest of their time in high school polishing the script.
They worried that American Pie had beaten them to the idea for the movie, but they decided that the film "managed to avoid all honest interaction between characters..., what we're going for."His mother was supportive of his comic endeavours and would drive him to stand-up gigs at the comedy club Yuk Yuk's. With his deadpan humour, he placed second in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest at 16 years old; when Rogen was 16, his father lost his job and his mother quit hers, forcing them to put their house up for sale and relocate to a smaller apartment. Around this time, he landed a role on Judd Apatow's television show Freaks and Geeks after attending a local casting call. Rogen dropped out of high school, began working for Apatow, relocated with his family to Los Angeles. Rogen paid the bills and had become the main wage earner at just 16. Rogen's acting debut was in Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, a cult hit series first released in 1999 as Ken Miller, a cynical, acerbic "freak". Revolving around a group of teenagers' lives and Geeks first aired in 1999.
Although well-reviewed, the show was NBC's lowest-viewed program and was cancelled after one season due to poor ratings. Impressed with Rogen's improvisational skills, Apatow chose him as the lead in another of his shows, Undeclared. Rogen was set to play a popular but nerdy college freshman, but the network did not think he was leading male material. Apatow opted not to go along with the show. Rogen served as a staff writer to the short-lived production. Following the show's cancellation in 2002, Rogen did not get many auditions, not upsetting to him as he always thought he would achieve better success as a writer, he would soon be a part of Apatow's "frat pack", a close-knit group that includes Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Of the awkwardness of a grown man spending so much time with a teenaged Rogen, Apatow said: "I'm such a comedy fan that though he's 16, I know I'm hanging out with one of the guys who's going to be one of the great comics." Around this time, Apatow would come up with odd requests for Rogen and Goldberg, such as turn an idea of his into a movie in 10 days and come up with 100 one-page ideas for films.
Regarding Apatow's professional effect on Rogen, the actor said in 2009, "Obviously, I can't stress how important Judd's been to my career". Rogen had roles in Donnie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. A big career point for him was becoming a staff writer for Sacha Baron Cohen's last season of Da Ali
Laura Maureen Bertram is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trance Gemini in Andromeda. Bertram was born in Toronto and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, she earned her degree in history from the University of Guelph. She has two younger sisters named Jennifer, who are former actresses. In 1997, Bertram was a ceramics instructor at Kilcoo Camp, she used to sing in the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. Her credits include the TV series Ready or Not, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Seasons of Love, Andromeda as Trance Gemini, the movies Night of the Twisters, Dear America: So Far From Home. She was a series regular on Season 2 of Robson Arms. Bertram is a high school teacher. Bertram has won two Gemini Awards for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" for Ready or Not in 1995 and for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" for Ready or Not in 1998, she has been nominated for two Gemini Awards for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" for Ready or Not in 1996 and for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Platinum in 1998.
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Marie Avgeropoulos is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100. Avgeropoulos was born on 17 June 1986 in Ontario to Greek parents, she grew up fishing and camping, spending most of her free time outdoors. Avgeropoulos started playing drums when she was 16. After studying broadcast journalism for two years in her hometown, Avgeropoulos moved to Europe. Several months she came back to Canada and settled in Vancouver. One of her friends invited her for a casting call in Vancouver, which happened to be looking for drummers. A talent agent invited her to appear in various national commercials, she caught the attention of director Chris Columbus. He hired Avgeropoulos for I Love Beth Cooper, which became her first feature film role, her appearance in the film gave her the opportunities to star in television shows. In 2010, Avgeropoulos was cast as Kim Rhodes in the film Hunt to Kill, which became her break-out role.
Early in 2013, Avgeropoulos made her break-out in television after being cast for a recurring role in The CW's Cult. However, the series failed to attract viewers and after episode 7, the show was cancelled; the remaining six episodes of the show were broadcast in the summer. Not long after the show ended, The CW cast her as one of the main characters in their new sci-fi, The 100, to portray the character Octavia Blake. In late 2018, Avgeropoulos was involved in a domestic violence incident when she and her boyfriend began arguing in a car on the Ventura Freeway shortly after midnight on August 5, 2018. Avgeropoulos was accused of striking him multiple times in the head neck and arm, resulting in minor injuries according to the District Attorney’s Office, she was charged with domestic violence. Avgeropoulos's boyfriend has dropped the charges and stated his reason for dropping them was because she doesn't pose a threat, she was in a relationship with American actor Taylor Lautner from 2013 until 2015.
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Anjelica Huston is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. Huston became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, joining her father, director John Huston, grandfather, actor Walter Huston, she received further Academy Award nominations for her performances in Enemies: A Love Story and The Grifters, for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Huston earned BAFTA nominations for her work in two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors and Manhattan Murder Mystery, she received acclaim for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, earned two Golden Globe nominations for starring as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family and its sequel. Subsequent film credits have included Buffalo'66, Ever After, Blood Work, Daddy Day Care, Seraphim Falls, Choke, 50/50, The Cleanse, she works with director Wes Anderson. On television, Huston has had recurring roles on Huff and Transparent.
She won a Gracie Award for her portrayal of Eileen Rand on Smash. Huston made her directorial debut with the 1996 film Bastard out of Carolina; this was followed by Agnes Browne, in which she starred. She has written two memoirs: A Story Lately Told and Watch Me. Huston was born in Santa Monica, is the daughter of director and actor John Huston and prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma. Huston's paternal grandfather was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston. Huston has Scottish, Scotch-Irish and Welsh ancestry from her father, Italian from her mother, her father was an Irish citizen. She spent much of her childhood in Ireland which she still considers home near Craughwell, County Galway, attended school at Kylemore Abbey. Huston has an older brother, Tony, a younger maternal half-sister named Allegra, whom she called "Legs", a younger paternal half-brother, actor Danny Huston, an adopted older brother, Pablo, she is the aunt of Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston. She lived in England, where she attended Holland Park School.
In the late 1960s, she began taking a few small roles in her father's movies. She began other small roles too, for example, her hands for Deborah Kerr's in the British Casino Royale and advanced to bigger roles in 1969, starring in A Walk with Love and Death, where she played the 16-year-old French noblewoman Claudia opposite Assi Dayan. In the same year, her mother, 39 years old, died in a car accident, she relocated to the United States, where she modeled for several years. While modeling, she worked with photographers such as Bob Richardson. In the early 1970s, with Pat Cleveland, Pat Ast, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, others, became one of fashion designer Halston's favored troupe of models, nicknamed the Halstonettes. Huston studied acting in the early 1980s after deciding to focus more on films, her first notable role was in Bob Rafelson's remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Her father cast her as Maerose, daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man in the film adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor.
Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent had won one. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters, she starred as the lead in her father's final directorial film, The Dead, an adaptation of a James Joyce story. She was cast as Morticia Addams in the hugely successful 1991 movie adaptation of The Addams Family. In 1993, she reprised the role for the sequel Addams Family Values, she starred in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster Ever After: A Cinderella Story alongside Drew Barrymore and Melanie Lynskey as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent. She starred in two Wes Anderson films, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as well as appearing in a minor role in 2007's The Darjeeling Limited, she voiced the role of Queen Clarion in the Disney Fairies film series starring Tinker Bell. Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2010.
In 2011, Huston was in the film Horrid Henry: The Movie. Huston appeared on the NBC television series Smash as Broadway producer Eileen Rand. In 2015 and 2016 Huston appeared in the second and third seasons of the Amazon Video series Transparent. Huston has followed in her father's footsteps in the director's chair, her first directorial credit was Bastard Out of Carolina, followed by Agnes Browne, in which she both directed and starred, Riding the Bus with My Sister. For over 20 years, Huston has been developing a film project on William Butler Yeats. During a visit to the National Library of Ireland in 2010 to look through the Yeats collection, Huston said that she was still developing the project. Huston led a letter campaign organized by the U. S. Campaign for Burma and Human Rights Action Center in November 2007; the letter, signed by over twenty five high-profile individuals from the entertainment business, was addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to "personally intervene" to secure the release of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.
In 1995 Huston donated $500 to
Broadcast journalism is the field of news and journals which are "broadcast", that is, published by electrical methods instead of the older methods, such as printed newspapers and posters. Broadcast methods include radio and the World Wide Web; such media disperse visual text and sounds. Broadcast articles can be written as "packages", "readers", "voice-overs" and "sound on tape". A "sack" is common on television, it is narrated by a reporter. It is a story with audio, video and video effects; the news anchor, or presenter reads a "lead-in" before the package is aired and may conclude the story with additional information, called a "tag". A "reader" is an article read without accompanying sound. Sometimes an "over the shoulder digital on-screen graphic" is added. A voice-over, or VO, is a video article narrated by the anchor. Sound on tape, or SOT, is sound or video recorded in the field, it is an interview or soundbite. Radio was the first medium for broadcast journalism. Many of the first radio stations were co-operative community radio ventures not making a profit.
Radio advertising to pay for programs was pioneered in radio. Still, television displaced radio and newspapers as the main news sources for most of the public in industrialized countries; some of the programming on radio is locally produced and some is broadcast by a radio network, for example, by syndication. The "talent" talk including reading the news. People tune in to hear engaging radio personalities and information. In radio news, stories include speech soundbites, the recorded sounds of events themselves, the anchor or host; some radio news contain 12 -- 15 stories. These new bulletins must balance the desire for a broad overview of current events with the audience's limited capacity to focus on a large number of different stories; the radio industry has undergone a radical consolidation of ownership, with fewer companies owning the thousands of stations. Large media conglomerates such as Clear Channel Communications own most of the radio stations in the United States; that has resulted in more "niche" formats and the sharing of resources within clusters of stations, de-emphasizing local news and information.
There has been concern over. The opposition says that the range of political views expressed is narrowed and that local concerns are neglected, including local emergencies, for which communication is critical. Automation has resulted in many stations broadcasting for many hours a day with no one on the station premises; when radio first became popular, it was not used as a source of information. This began to change with a man named Edward R. Murrow. Edward Murrow was an American who traveled to England in order to broadcast news about World War II, he stayed in London throughout the war and was the first to report on events such as bombings in London and updated the people on Hitler's reign. Murrow gained his fame after reporting on Hitler's German army annexing Austria. Many Americans relied on his broadcasts throughout the war to gain information about the war. More people began to rely on radio for information after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. People found out about the bombing through President Roosevelt's broadcast interrupting their daily programming.
It set Americans on edge, people began to rely more on the radio for major announcements throughout World War II. World War II was a time where radio broadcasting became a much larger industry because it was the easiest and quickest way for people to get updates on what was going on throughout the world. Informative radio continued while television reporting began to take flight. Throughout the 40's and 50's television news sources grew, it wasn't until John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Radio could only capture the sound of the event, but television showed people the true horror of the assassination; this was one of the first major events in which news companies competed with each other to get the news out to the public first. CBS News was the first to report that Kennedy was killed. News crews spent the next several days covering everything happening in Washington, including Kennedy's funeral; this set the standard for news stations to have to cover major events quicker and get them out to the public as they were happening.
The JFK assassination helped to transform television journalism to how it is today, with instantaneous coverage and live coverages at major events. Television offered faster coverage than radio and allowed viewers to feel more as if they were experiencing the event because they could visualize what was going on. NBC and CBS were the two competing forces of news broadcasting in the early years of broadcast journalism. NBC was established in 1926 and CBS in 1927. There was a divide in the industry because they were not only competing against each other, but radio news, established. Women had a hard time immersing themselves into radio news seeing as most of the radio broadcasts were men. There was a small number of women who hosted programs that were for homemakers and were on entertainment broadcast. After World War II, the doors for women in broadcasting opened up; this was due to the shortage of men that were home during the war, so news outlets looked to women to fill those