Anonymous Content is an entertainment company founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin. It is based in Los Angeles with its offices in New York City. Anonymous Content was founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin. In May 2011, it was announced that Anonymous Content's talent management division had been expanded by adding managers Tony Lipp, Sandra Chang, Doug Wald, which brought several major talents with them. In March 2014, Anonymous Content appointed David Fierson as Head of Business Operations. In May, the company signed a three-year first look production deal with Paramount Television, in which Paramount would produce and distribute scripted programming developed by Anonymous. Michael Sugar became a partner at the Los Angeles-based company. In September 2015, Alix Madigan left Anonymous and joined Broad Green Pictures working staff producer. In January 2016, Anonymous Content signed on a deal with MBC Group's 03 Productions to help and advise them on developing and producing both Arabic and English-language content.
In February, Kevin Cotter was hired as Director of Literary Affairs at the company's New York office, where he would oversee researching books and other intellectual property for the company to develop and produce. Anonymous Content on IMDb
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the "Big Three" alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions each year, it has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections across cinematic genres. Around twenty films compete for the festival's top awards, called the Golden Bear and several Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick; the European Film Market, a film trade fair held to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit. The trade fair serves distributors, film buyers, financiers and co-production agents; the Berlinale Talents, a week-long series of lectures and workshops, is a gathering of young filmmakers held in partnership with the festival.
The film festival, EFM, other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists produce media coverage in over 110 countries. At some high-profile feature film premieres held during the festival, movie stars and celebrities are present on the red carpet; the Berlin International Film Festival was founded in West Berlin in 1951, with film historian Dr. Alfred Bauer as its first director, a position he would hold until 1976. Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca opened the first festival. Bauer was succeeded by film journalist Wolf Donner in 1976. After his first Berlinale in June 1977, he negotiated the shift of the festival from the summer to February, a change which has remained since. After only three years in the role, Donner was followed by Moritz de Hadeln who held the position from 1980 until current director Dieter Kosslick took over in 2001; the festival is composed of seven different film sections. Films are chosen in each category by a section director with the advice of a committee of film experts.
Categories include: Competition: comprises feature-length films yet to be released outside their country of origin. Films in the Competition section compete for several prizes, including the top Golden Bear for the best film and a series of Silver Bears for acting and production. Panorama: comprises new independent and arthouse films that deal with "controversial subjects or unconventional aesthetic styles". Films in the category are intended to provoke discussion, have involved themes such as LGBT issues. Forum: comprises experimental and documentary films from around the world with a particular emphasis on screening works by younger filmmakers. There are no format or genre restrictions, films in the Forum do not compete for awards. Generation: comprises a mixture of feature-length films aimed at children and youths. Films in the Generation section compete in two sub-categories: Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. Awards in the section are determined by three separate juries—the Children's Jury, the Youth Jury and an international jury of experts—whose decisions are made independent of one another.
Perspektive Deutsches Kino: comprises a wide variety of German films, with an emphasis on highlighting current trends in German cinema. There are few entry requirements, enabling emerging filmmakers to display their work to domestic and international audiences. Berlinale Shorts: comprises domestic and international short films those that demonstrate innovative approaches to filmmaking. Films in the category compete for the Golden Bear for the best short film, as well as a jury-nominated Silver Bear. Retrospective: comprises classic films shown at the Berlinale, with films collated from the Competition, Forum and Generation categories; each year, the Retrospective section is dedicated to important filmmakers. The special Homage series examines past cinema, with a focus on honouring the life work of directors and actors. In addition to the seven sections, the Berlinale contains several linked "curated special series", including the Berlinale Special, Gala Special, Forum 5, Culinary Cinema and the Homage.
Since 2002 a 50-second trailer opens the performances in all sections of the festival with the exception of the Retrospective. The Golden Bear is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Golden Bear Best Motion Picture Best Short Film Lifetime Achievement Silver Bear The Silver Bear was introduced in 1956 as an award for individual achievements in direction and acting, for best short film. In 1965 a special film award for the runner-up to the Golden Bear was introduced. Although its official name was the Special Jury Prize from 1965 to 1999, has been the Jury Grand Prix since 2000, it is known as the Silver Bear as it is regarded as a second place award after the Golden Bear. In 2002 a Silver Bear for best film music, in 2008 an award for best screenplay. Jury Grand Prix Alfred Bauer Prize: in memory of the Festival Founder—for a feature film that opens new perspectives on cinematic art Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Short Film Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Not awarded every year, in some years more than one award is made.
Outstanding Single Achievement - Not a
D.E.B.S. (2003 film)
D. E. B. S. is a 2003 American action comedy short film directed by Angela Robinson. D. E. B. S. Made the film festival circuit including the Sundance Film Festival, L. A. Outfest and New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, receiving a total of seven film festival awards. D. E. B. S. is an emulation of the Charlie's Angels format. It features a lesbian love story between one of the villain. A narrator explains that there is a test hidden in the SATs which measures an applicant's ability to fight, cheat and kill. Female students who score well on this hidden test are selected to become members of the secret paramilitary group D. E. B. S. Which stands for Discipline, Energy and Strength. Focusing on one squad of D. E. B. S. Composed of the team captain Amy, the tough Max, French exchange student Dominique, the prissy and insecure Janet, all of whom faces off against a ruthless villain named Lucinda Reynolds known as Lucy in the Sky. Spoofing television prime time shows, a listing of "Previous on D. E. B. S." Shows the team's boss Mr. Tibbs explaining that Lucy in the Sky was spotted entering the United States again.
Max is frustrated knowing that for some reason Lucy keeps capturing Amy and the team has to rescue her. Amy is captured, leading to Max to take over the team to lead them to Lucy's hideout in a dockside warehouse. Max and the chain-smoking Dominique make entry into Lucy's hideout and soon are facing off in a gun battle with Lucy's henchmen, led by her right-hand man Billy Skids. Meanwhile, unknown to either Lucy's henchmen or the D. E. B. S. Lucy and Amy are lovers and Lucy keeps capturing Amy so that the two of them can have sex, with Amy timing them to know when her colleagues will appear to "rescue" her; this time Lucy becomes frustrated over the same routine they have to go through over their secret romance each time. Amy tells Lucy that she loves her, Lucy is happy. Elsewhere, Max and Dominique defeat Lucy's henchmen; the three D. E. B. S. Arrive at a locked door to Lucy's quarters where they hear Amy screaming out, leading them to try to break down the door, but Amy is not screaming in passion as she climaxes from the sex.
Lucy and Amy dress where Amy tells Lucy that she can capture her again next week during the D. E. B. S. Mission to Uganda. On cue from Amy, Lucy punches her out and makes her escape as Max and Dominique arrive, none of them aware to Amy's secret tryst with the enemy. Amy thanks them for rescuing her—again; the four D. E. B. S. Walk out of the warehouse and into the sunset as Janet asks Amy if, her sweater that she's wearing and if she got blood or any dirt on it. Alexandra Breckenridge as Amy Tammy Lynn Michaels as Max Shanti Lowry as Dominique Jill Ritchie as Janet Clare Kramer as Lucy in the Sky / Lucinda Reynolds Daryl Theirse as Mr. Tibbs James Buckhammer II as Billy Skids The move from a short film to a feature-length film for this lesbian-themed film is significant not only because of the theme but because several of the persons involved in this short are lesbians and the short was sponsored by a grant from POWER UP, which promotes gay women in entertainment; when moving from the short to the feature film version, Robinson told AfterEllen.com that "The relationship between Amy and Lucy is still the heart of the movie...
Screen Gems has been outrageously supportive. I was not pressured to tone down the relationship — if anything, we worked together... to make the relationship more complex and intimate". Robinson's interview allayed concerns that the lesbian relationship would be written out or downplayed on the Hollywood big screen as it has in other story-based movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes. D. E. B. S. on IMDb
Holland Virginia Taylor is an American actress and playwright. She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on the ABC drama The Practice, she is known for her role as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Taylor's other notable television roles include The Powers That Be, her film appearances include One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, Legally Blonde. She wrote and starred in the solo play Ann, based on the life and work of Ann Richards, for which she was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Taylor was born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Virginia, a painter, C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney, she is the youngest of three girls in the family. She attended high school at a Quaker boarding school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she majored in drama at Bennington College graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress. Taylor began in the theater.
Throughout the 1960s,'70s, and'80s, she appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including starring roles in Simon Gray's Butley and A. R. Gurney's The Cocktail Hour. In 1983, Taylor appeared in Breakfast with Les and Bess, which prompted the New York magazine theatre critic John Simon to sing, "... Miss Taylor is one of the few utterly graceful, attractive and technically accomplished actresses in our theatre...seeing her may turn you, like me, into a Taylor freak..."Taylor took the role of Denise Cavanaugh on the soap opera, The Edge of Night, who killed herself just to frame her husband. Encouraged by her acting coach, Stella Adler, Taylor took a role that would make her well known: Tom Hanks' sexy, demanding boss in the 1980s sitcom Bosom Buddies, she proved herself to be adept at both comedy and drama. In 1985, she co-starred with Lisa Eilbacher in Mom. Two years she played opposite Alan Arkin in the short-lived ABC sitcom Harry, in which she received "starring" billing.
In 1990, Taylor reunited with former Bosom Buddies executive producers Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett for a role on their ABC sitcom Going Places, playing grand dame television producer Dawn St. Claire for the show's first 13 episodes. From 1992-93, she starred in Norman Lear's The Powers That Be with John Forsythe and David Hyde Pierce, playing the wife of Forsythe's character, a U. S. senator. In early 1994, she joined the cast of Saved by the Bell: The College Years as Dean Susan McMann, just episodes before its cancellation. Following this was her role as high-powered newspaper editor Camilla Dane on the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth, she played the part of Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice. Intended to be a one-time appearance, the role lasted from 1998 to 2003, she won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in 1999. Taylor thanked David E. Kelley, The Practice's producer/writer and creator, for "giving me a chariot to ride up here on: A woman who puts a flag on the moon for women over 40—who can think, who can work, who are successes, who can cook, who can COOK!"Taylor was nominated for an Emmy for her recurring role on AMC's The Lot, has been nominated four times since 2003, for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the TV series Two and a Half Men, playing Evelyn Harper, the snobbish, overbearing mother of Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer's characters.
Taylor's television movie and series guest roles have been extensive and include appearances on ER and Veronica's Closet, recurring roles on Ally McBeal and Monk, as billionaire Peggy Peabody on The L Word. Taylor's movie roles have included Reese Witherspoon's character's tough Harvard law professor in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, Tina Fey's character's mother in Baby Mama, The Truman Show, Happy Accidents, Next Stop Wonderland, George of the Jungle, The Wedding Date, How to Make an American Quilt, Romancing the Stone, D. E. B. S. Cop and a Half, One Fine Day. Taylor's animated roles include that of Prudence, the castle's majordomo and love interest of the Grand Duke, in Disney's Cinderella II and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, she played a role in the animated show American Dad! as Francine's biological mother. Taylor began researching and producing a one-woman play about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards in 2009; the two-act play titled Money and Chalk, starring Taylor as Richards, was first workshopped in May 2010 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas.
It was retitled Ann: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards and opened in Chicago November 16, 2011, was billed as a "pre-Broadway" engagement. It played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, from December 17, 2011, through January 15, 2012; the show next opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 7, 2013. For this role, Taylor was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play. On November 30, 2015, while answering a question about marriage, in a radio interview with WNYC, Taylor revealed that she was in a relationship with a younger woman and that most of her relationships have been with women, her partner was reported to be actress Sarah Paulson. In March 2016, Taylor and Paulson's relationship was confirmed when Paulson stated during an interview that the
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful hero struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic unbelievable events are met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. Common action scenes in films are but not limited to, car chases and gunplay or shootouts; this genre is associated with the thriller and adventure genres, they may contain elements of spy fiction.
Some historians consider The Great Train Robbery to be the first action film. During the 1920s and 1930s, action-based films were "swashbuckling" adventure films in which actors, such as Douglas Fairbanks, wielded swords in period pieces or Westerns. Indian action films in this era were known as stunt films; the 1940s and 1950s saw "action" in a new form through cowboy movies. Alfred Hitchcock ushered in the spy-adventure genre while establishing the use of action-oriented "set pieces" like the famous crop-duster scene and the Mount Rushmore finale in North by Northwest; the film, along with a war-adventure called The Guns of Navarone, inspired producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman to invest in their own spy-adventure, based on the novels of Ian Fleming; the long-running success of the James Bond films or series introduced a staple of the modern-day action film: the resourceful hero. Such larger-than-life characters were a veritable "one-man army"; such heroes are ready with one-liners and dry quips.
The Bond films used fast cutting, car chases, fist fights, a variety of weapons and gadgets, elaborate action sequences. Producer-Director John Sturges' 1963 film The Great Escape, featuring Allied prisoners of war attempting to escape a German POW camp during World War II, featuring future icons of the action genre including Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, is an example of an action film prototype. During the 1970s, gritty detective stories and urban crime dramas began to evolve and fuse themselves with the new "action" style, leading to a string of maverick police officer films, such as Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven-Ups. Dirty Harry lifted its star, Clint Eastwood, out of his cowboy typecasting, framed him as the archetypal hero of the urban action film. In many countries, restrictions on language, adult content, violence had loosened up, these elements became more widespread. In the 1970s, martial-arts films from Hong Kong became popular with Western audiences and inspired big budget films such as Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon.
Chuck Norris blended martial arts with'cops and robbers' in films such as Good Guys Wear Black and A Force of One. From Japan, Sonny Chiba starred in his first martial arts movie in 1973 called the Karate Kiba, his breakthrough international hit was The Street Fighter series, which established him as the reigning Japanese martial arts actor in international cinema. He played the role of Mas Oyama in Champion of Death, Karate Bearfighter, Karate for Life. Chiba's action films were not only bounded by martial arts, but action thriller and science fiction. In the 1980s, Hollywood produced many big budget action blockbusters with actors such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Dudikoff, Charles Bronson and Bruce Willis. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas paid their homage to the Bond-inspired style with Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1982, veteran actor Nick Nolte and rising comedian Eddie Murphy broke box office records with the action-comedy 48 Hrs. credited as the first "buddy-cop" movie.
That same year, Sylvester Stallone starred in First Blood, the first installment in the Rambo film series which made the character John Rambo a pop culture icon. 1984 saw the beginning of the Terminator franchise starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This story provides one of the grittiest roles for a woman in action and Hamilton was required to put in extensive effort to develop a strong physique.1987's Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Darlene Love was another significant action film hit of the decade, another "buddy-cop" genre classic, launching a franchise that spawned 3 sequels. The 1988 film, Die Hard, was influential on the development of the action genre. In the film, Bruce Willis plays a New York police detective who inadvertently becomes embroiled in a terrorist take-over of a Los Angeles office building high-rise; the use of a maverick, resourceful lone hero has always been a common thread from James Bond to John Rambo, but John McClane in Die Hard is much more of an'everyday' person whom circumstance turns into a reluctant hero
James Raymond Simpson is an American actor. He is best known for his work on television, which includes It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Late Show with David Letterman, Breakout Kings, House of Cards and Leonard, Black Mirror, Unsolved, his feature film credits include Loser, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Invention of Lying, Date Night, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, White House Down, Under the Silver Lake. Simpson was born and raised in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers, attended Hackettstown High School, where he took his first class in acting. After graduating from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. In 2000, Simpson made his feature film debut in the teen comedy Loser, directed by Amy Heckerling; this was followed by various roles on television, including the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red, appearances on 24, NYPD Blue, Cold Case, Carnivàle. Subsequent film roles included Herbie: Fully Loaded, with Lindsay Lohan.
In 2008, Simpson starred in The Farnsworth Invention opposite Hank Azaria. His portrayal of Philo T. Farnsworth was described as "superb" by The Chicago Tribune, earned him a Theatre World Award. From 2008–09, Simpson made several guest appearances as Lyle, a fictional intern, on The Late Show with David Letterman. During that time, he appeared in episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name is Earl and Psych. Other notable credits include the cult TV comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which he appeared over several seasons as Liam McPoyle, the A&E series Breakout Kings, where he starred as Lloyd Lowery. From 2012–14, Simpson appeared in the films Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Truth About Emanuel, White House Down, he appeared as Gavin Orsay, a recurring character, on the Netflix series House of Cards. For this, Simpson — along with the rest of the main cast — was nominated on two occasions for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In 2016, Simpson starred with James Purefoy on the first season of SundanceTV's Leonard. That same year, he appeared in a principal role on the first season of HBO's Westworld, his portrayal of William — a visitor to Westworld. For his work on Westworld, Simpson was once again nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; the following year, it was announced. For his performance in the second season, he received a nomination at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. In 2017, Simpson starred in "USS Callister", the first episode of the fourth season of Charlie Brooker's critically acclaimed anthology series, Black Mirror. For his performance, he received a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. Simpson met actress Melanie Lynskey in 2001; the pair became engaged in 2005 and married on April 14, 2007, in a chapel near Queenstown, New Zealand. Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on September 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.
The divorce was finalized in May 2014. Jimmi Simpson on IMDb Jimmi Simpson on Twitter JimmiSimpsonFan.com
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, training and function are similar to those of a professional military, but, formally not part of a government's armed forces. Under the law of war, a state may incorporate a paramilitary organization or armed agency into its combatant armed forces; the other parties to a conflict have to be notified thereof. Though a paramilitary is not a military force, it is equivalent to a military's light infantry force in terms of intensity and organizational structure. A paramilitary may commonly fall under the command of a military despite not being part of the military or play an assisting role for the military in times of war. Depending on the definition adopted, "paramilitaries" may include: Irregular military forces: militias, insurgents, etc; the auxiliary forces of a state's military: national guard, presidential guard, republican guard, state defense force, home guard, royal guard, imperial guard Some police forces or auxiliary police: Indonesia's Mobile Brigade Corps, Detachment 88, India's Assam Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, etc.
Semi-militarized law enforcement personnel within normal police forces, such as SWAT teams in the United States and a number of other countries Gendarmeries, such as Egyptian Central Security Forces and Russia's National Guard Border guards, such as Russia's Border Guard Service, Australian Border Force, India's Border Security Force The United States' Federal Protective Forces Security forces of ambiguous military status: internal troops, railroad guards, or railway troops Volunteer Defence Corps, such as Volunteer Defence Corps in Thailand, Volunteer Defence Corps in Australia, Shanghai Volunteer Corps, Royal Hong Kong Regiment The fire departments of many countries and locales, although unarmed, are organized in a manner similar to military or police forces. List of paramilitary organizations List of defunct paramilitary organizations Category:Rebel militia groups Weimar paramilitary groups List of Serbian paramilitary formations Militarization of police Panamanian Public Forces Fourth-generation warfare Private army Private Military Companies Death squad Violent non-state actor List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel Golkar, Saeid.
Paramilitarization of the Economy: the Case of Iran's Basij Militia, Armed Forces & Society, Vol. 38, No. 4 Golkar, Saeid.. Organization of the Oppressed or Organization for Oppressing: Analysing the Role of the Basij Militia of Iran. Politics, Religion & Ideology, Dec. 37–41. Doi:10.1080/21567689.2012.725661 Mexico's Plan to Create a Paramilitary Force Global Security