Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way. The site was founded in 1999, was bought in 2008 by IMDb, which itself is owned by Amazon. From 2002 to 2011, Box Office Mojo maintained popular forums on its website. Brandon Gray began the site in 1999. In 2002, Gray grew the site to nearly two million readers. In July 2008, the company was purchased by through IMDb. From 2002 to 2011, Box Office Mojo had forums; the forums had more than 16,500 registered users. On November 2, 2011, the forums were closed along with any user accounts, users were invited to join IMDb's message boards; the IMDb forums were subsequently closed on February 20, 2017. On October 10, 2014, all traffic to Box Office Mojo was redirected to IMDb's box office page, before returning the following day. On October 23, 2019, Box Office Mojo unveiled a dramatic redesign resembling IMDb, was rebranded as "Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro"; the redesign was criticized for being difficult to navigate and moving much of its content behind a paywall.

Several features provided for free, such as box office data for franchises, actors, distributors and inflation-adjusted figures were moved to IMDbPro, the subscription service of IMDb. The international section covers the weekly box office of 50 countries and includes historical box office information from three more, as well as provides information for box office results for individual films from up to 107; the site creates an overall weekend chart, combining all box office returns from around the world, excluding the United States and Canada. The overall weekend chart tracks the Top 40 films as well as fifty additional films with no ranking. Box Office Mojo International reports the release schedule of upcoming films for Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Norway and the CIS, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, India; the site additionally has yearly and all time features for its various territories. However, Box Office Mojo does not include all the international films some with high international box office, in the Mojo Yearly and All Time Worldwide Box Office Charts.

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Leslie Browne

Leslie Browne is an American prima ballerina and actress. She was a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in New York City from 1986 until 1993, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award at age 20, for portraying a young dancer invited to join a large New York ballet company in The Turning Point. She was born in the daughter of dancers Isabel Mirrow and Kelly Kingman Brown, her mother Isabel died in 2014. Her middle name, was the name of her maternal grandmother, Sue Brown, a respected dance teacher in Mississippi, she has one sister. At the age of seven she began dancing, would be trained at her father's studio in Arizona, along with her brother Ethan and her sister Elizabeth, she earned a scholarship to study at the School of American Ballet joined the distinguished New York City Ballet. She studied acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, she added an "e" to her last name for her stage name considering it more feminine after being mistaken as male in a Playbill.

The late Nora Kaye and Herbert Ross were her godparents. In 1976 she joined the American Ballet Theatre as a soloist became principal in 1986, she retired from the company in 1993. Since she has made guest appearances, studied acting for three years, made her Broadway debut in the show The Red Shoes, she has been choreographing and teaching dancing. In 1997 she was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the New York City Dance Alliance. In 1977, a film based on her family, The Turning Point was created by her godmother, ballerina Nora Kaye and her husband, the director Herbert Ross. Gelsey Kirkland was to play Emilia, but after Kirkland dropped out due to substance abuse issues as well as a dislike of the script, Ross cast Browne in the role, believing she could play a fictionalized version of herself, she went on to be nominated for the Golden Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Browne appeared in the dance films Nijinsky and Dancers, each directed by Herbert Ross, she appeared on the television series Happy Days as a special guest star as a dancer-girlfriend of Fonzie's.

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Micha Lakin Avni

Micah Lakin Avni is an Israeli businessman, attorney and a human rights and anti-terrorism activist. Avni is the founder and CEO of Peninsula group, between 2000-2004 he was a managing partner at Jerusalem Global Ventures, a venture capital fund known for its investments in software, telecommunications, life sciences-related start ups, he worked as part of the Hi-Tech Practice Group at Yigal Arnon & Co. He was one of the team. Avni serves as the chairman of Concert – Together for Israel, a public-private partnership whose aim is to combat the deligitimization of the State of Israel. Avni's family moved to Israel from Connecticut in the United States in 1984, his father, Richard Lakin, was a civil rights advocate and school principal in Waterbury, Connecticut before the family moved to Israel. He was one of the Freedom Riders who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.. After moving to Israel, Lakin taught English to mixed classes of Jews. Avni's mother is Karen Lakin. Avni chose to Hebraize his surname.

Avni studied at the American School in Kfar Shmaryahu and served in the IDF as a combat soldier and commander in the Golani Brigade. After his military service, he received his LL. B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he studied from 1992-1995. A few years between 2002-2004, Avni continued his studies and completed his MBA in a joint program between Tel Aviv University and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in Chicago. Avni is married to Rita Avni, founder and CEO of one of Israel’s leading forensic accountant firms, Avni Advisory Services. Together they are parents to two daughters as well as two sons from previous marriages; the family lives in Tel Aviv. Avni is a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 1996, the same year he began working as an attorney at Yigal Arnon & Co. From 2000-2004, he became a General Partner at Jerusalem Global Ventures, an Israel-based venture capital fund; as of 2018, Avni is a member on the board of directors at Charge After.

He served as a director at Kashya and the advisory board of Fundbox. He serves as Chairman of the Association of Credit Companies in Israel. In 2004, Avni founded a private company named Peninsula and serves as its CEO. Peninsula provides credit to growing small and medium-sized Israeli businesses that advance Israeli industries; the company’s shares are divided between the investment firm Meitav Dash, Micah Lakin Avni, Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. and the public. In December 2014, Peninsula began to be traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Peninsula is rated “A” by S&P Maalot. Peninsula expanded and established investment private equity fund. In December 2015, the company won a bid of ILS 450 million to the Ministry of Economy for the establishment and management of an investment fund for long-term growth of medium-sized businesses. In August 2017, another fund was launched called “The Peninsula Fund for 100+ Businesses” scaled at about ILS 200 million. In September 2012, Avni wrote an article published in the “Calcalist” journal which discussed limiting the use of cash.

This prompted a discussion. The committee’s conclusions turned into a bill, adopted into law by the Israeli parliament in 2018 and will go into effect at the beginning of 2019. In each of the years 2015, 2016 and 2018 Avni was elected to the list of The Marker’s 100 Most Influential People in Israel following his involvement in opening the credit market to free competition. Avni's father, Richard Lakin, a retired elementary school principal and a peace activist, was stabbed in the face and chest and shot in the head by Palestinian attackers while riding the #78 bus in Jerusalem during the wave of Palestinian terrorism in October, 2015. After his father’s death, Avni published an opinion piece in The New York Times in November 2015 that raised public debate on the issue of social media incitement. Due to the increased amount of activities related to the subject, Avni established a movement against incitement on social media titled “Stop Incitement”, initiated “Lakin’s Law” at the same year; the law proposes regulation of Facebook in Israel in cases of posts.

Avni gave two speeches at the United Nations and interviewed on CNN about it as well as met with the US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. In March, 2016, Avni spoke for the first time before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to condemn the murder of a civilian on a bus in Israel as an act of terrorism, calling the failure of the United Nations and the Secretary-General to do so an act of "hypocrisy."“Killing civilians on a bus is terror. I challenge you to condemn the murder of my father, Richard Lakin”, Avni stated when appearing before the UN and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who visited following the murder in Armon Hanatziv, his second appearance occurred on 09.12.2016 when a closed discussion was held on the cessation of incitement that encourages terrorist activity. Avni said: “extreme terrorist organizations use social networks to incite and encourage young people around the world to join them”, calling the phenomenon, “open source jihad.”

He said social media networks incited Baha ‘Alian, his father’s murderer, described as a shahid on Facebook. Avni called on the UN “to condemn the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Authority for creating a culture of hatred and an ecosystem of incitement to terror, demand that the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinia