Fandango is an American ticketing company that sells movie tickets via their website as well as through their mobile app. Industry revenue increased for several years after the company's formation. However, as the Internet grew in popularity and medium-sized movie-theater chains began to offer independent ticket sale capabilities through their own websites. In addition, a new paradigm of moviegoers printing their own tickets at home emerged, in services offered by PrintTixUSA and by point-of-sale software vendor operated websites like "ticketmakers.com". An overall slump in moviegoing continued into the 2000s, as home theaters, DVDs, high definition televisions proliferated in average households, turning their homes into a preferred place to screen films. On April 11, 2007, Comcast acquired Fandango, with plans to integrate it into a new entertainment website called "Fancast.com," set to launch the summer of 2007. In June 2008, the domain Movies.com was acquired from Disney. With Comcast's purchase of a majority stake in NBCUniversal in January 2011, Fandango and all other Comcast media assets were merged into the company.
In March 2012, Fandango announced a partnership with Yahoo! Movies, becoming the official online and mobile ticketer serving over 30 million registered users of the Yahoo! service. On January 29, 2016, Fandango announced its acquisition of M-GO, a joint venture between Technicolor SA and DreamWorks Animation which it would rebrand as "FandangoNOW". In February of that same year Fandango announced its acquisition of Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Time Warner's Warner Bros. Entertainment; as part of the deal, Warner Bros. would become a 30% shareholder of the combined Fandango company. In December 2016, Fandango Media purchased Cinepapaya, a Peru-based website for purchasing movie tickets, for an undisclosed amount. Fandango charges a premium to use its services, ranging from 75¢ to $2.50, which reserves a ticket to be printed out upon arrival at a movie theater, thereby avoiding lines. Seating was promised for sold-out shows, but this feature was discontinued for most theaters, as not all were equipped to handle reserved seating and will call lines.
With ticket prices in many areas exceeding US$10.00, purchasing tickets through Fandango and other ticketing websites can make movie-going an expensive proposition. Fandango's advertisements play before previews at participating movie-theater chains and feature lunch bag puppets telling various one or two-line jokes and riddles centering on the company's name; the company produced an advertising segment, based on the song, "We are the World". Fandango's website offers exclusive film clips, celebrity interviews, reviews by users, movie descriptions, some web-based games to their members; as of March 5, 2015, Fandango provides customers with memberships the ability to refund or exchange their orders 2 hours before the showtime of their film. Fandango's Android app was listed among Techlands 50 Best Android Applications for 2013. Fandango is one of three major online advance movie ticket sale sites, along with MovieTickets.com and AtomTickets.com. Before being acquired by Comcast in April 2007, Fandango was owned, with the major stakeholder being the second largest movie-theater chain in the U.
S. Regal Entertainment Group, including the United Artists and Hoyts theater chains. Along with other partners, Regal founded Fandango to prevent the older MovieTickets.com from establishing a monopoly on phone and online ticketing services. It's advertising agency decided on its name because it sounded "fun and smart," "easily pronounce and remember--even though it has nothing to do with movies."Mergers of movie chains have complicated matters regarding which company provides online ticketing for a particular chain. Upon Regal's acquisition of Consolidated Theatres, that chain was under contract to MovieTickets.com. On the other hand, Regal's acquisition of the Hoyts chain resulted in Fandango taking over their online ticketing. Prior to 2012, Fandango did not provide online ticketing for many AMC Theatres. However, it provided online ticketing for those AMC Theatres part of the Loews Cineplex Entertainment chain, due to contractual obligations in place prior to the 2005 merger of the two movie chains.
Loews had attempted to break the contract in 2002 under pressure of bankruptcy and from AOL Moviefone and its partner, Loews' Cineplex subsidiary. As of February 8, 2012, Fandango began providing ticketing for all AMC Theatres in the US, after which MovieTickets.com's fellow shareholders sued AMC for breach of contract. AMC and MovieTickets.com settled in 2013, with an agreement that the theater chain's online ticketing would be available on both Fandango and MovieTickets.com. In May 2012, Fandango announced a partnership with former partner of MovieTickets.com. Atom Tickets, a movie ticketing app and website, launched in 2014, has been called a "serious competitor" for Fandango. In July 2009, it was revealed that Fandango along with other websites, including buy.com and Orbitz, were linked with controversial Web loyalty
John Morrison (wrestler)
John Randall Hennigan is an American professional wrestler and traceur, who wrestles for Impact Wrestling under the ring name Johnny Impact, where he is the current Impact World Champion in his first reign. He is best known for his tenure in WWE where he used the ring names Johnny Nitro, he is known for wrestling in Mexico's Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Lucha Underground under the ring name Johnny Mundo, under various names on the independent circuit. Hennigan was the winner of Tough Enough III, a televised competition that would award the winner a WWE contract, was assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, to continue his wrestling training. Hennigan was called up to the SmackDown! Roster in April 2005 and on his debut match, Hennigan won the WWE Tag Team Championship. In the main roster, Hennigan won the ECW World Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship three times, is a five-time world tag team champion. After leaving WWE in November 2011, Hennigan began wrestling overseas on the independent circuit before finding success in lucha libre wrestling promotions Lucha Underground and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide.
In Lucha Underground, Hennigan won the main event of the debut episode, as well as the first ladder match and steel cage match in the promotion's history. He is the second Triple Crown Champion, having held the Lucha Underground, Gift of the Gods and Trios Championship once each. In AAA, he was the promotion's first-ever triple champion, holding the AAA Mega, Latin American and World Cruiserweight Championships simultaneously, he won the 2016 Lucha Libre World Cup. Hennigan signed with Impact Wrestling in 2017, he headlined the promotion's 2017 and 2018 Bound for Glory events and won the Impact World Championship once. Before getting into professional wrestling, Hennigan attended the University of California, Davis studying both film and geology. Upon deciding that he did not want to pursue either path, Hennigan began his professional wrestling career training at the Supreme Pro Wrestling school in Sacramento, California. After failing his audition for Tough Enough 2, a competition in which the winner earned a World Wrestling Federation contract, he was accepted as a cast member for Tough Enough III in 2002 becoming the co-winner with Matt Cappotelli.
For winning, Hennigan was awarded a developmental contract and assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, to continue his training. Hennigan competed in the Acolytes Protection Agency's invitational Bar Room Brawl match at Vengeance in July 2003. Hennigan and Cappotelli made an appearance on an episode of Heat in January 2004, losing to Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak in a tag team match. On March 1, 2004, Hennigan debuted as a heel on the Raw brand under the ring name "Johnny Blaze", his gimmick was that he was the assistant of the Raw General Manager, Eric Bischoff. The next week his name was changed to "Johnny Spade", three weeks after that it was changed to "Johnny Nitro"; the Nitro name, which stuck, was a reference to WCW Monday Nitro, the flagship show of World Championship Wrestling for which Bischoff had worked. To drive the point home, he began using the Nitro theme as his ring entrance music. Nitro acted as Bischoff's apprentice and assistant until June, when he was sent back to OVW.
To explain his departure, Nitro lost a match on June 7 episode of Raw against Eugene, which carried the stipulation that upon his loss, he lost his job. Upon his return to OVW, Nitro was put into a feud with his former partner Matt Cappotelli. During the course of the feud Melina was brought into the company as Nitro's ex-girlfriend and an ally of Cappotelli, only to turn on him and side with Nitro. Not long after and Melina were joined by Joey Mercury, forming the stable MNM. MNM wrestled in OVW for around a year, holding the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship once, before losing the titles to Cappotelli and Johnny Jeter in January 2005, they were soon called up to the main SmackDown! Roster in April that same year. In their debut match on the main roster, MNM won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. MNM held the titles for three months, having successful titles defenses against the teams of Mysterio and Guerrero and Hardcore Holly and Charlie Haas, before dropping them to the Legion of Doom at The Great American Bash.
They won the titles again in a four-way match defeating The Mexicools, William Regal and Paul Burchill, LOD, but lost them to Mysterio and Batista days before Armageddon in December. Due to help from Mark Henry, MNM defeated Mysterio and Batista in a rematch on December 30 to win the championship for the third time, they began a rivalry with the team of Paul London and Brian Kendrick that lasted over three months, until they dropped the championship to London and Kendrick at Judgment Day in May 2006, with the storyline leading to Nitro and Melina turning on Mercury after the match, breaking up the group. That night and Nitro were booked off the SmackDown! Brand by having the General Manager, Theodore Long, "fire" them; the next week, along with Melina, debuted on the Raw brand in a loss to WWE Champion John Cena. Nitro was placed in the WWE Intercontinental Championship picture, beginning his first reign at Vengeance in June after defeating champion Shelton Benjamin in a triple threat match involving Carlito.
Nitro held the belt for four months, feuding with several challengers before losing it to Jeff Hardy on October 2 episode of Raw. Nitro engaged in a feud with Hardy. Nitro recaptured the
President of the French Republic
The President of the French Republic is the executive head of state of France in the French Fifth Republic. In French terms, the presidency is the supreme magistracy of the country; the powers and duties of prior presidential offices, as well as their relation with the Prime Minister and Government of France, have over time differed with the various constitutional documents since 1848. The President of the French Republic is the ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra, Grand Master of the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit; the officeholder is honorary proto-canon of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, although some have rejected the title in the past; the current President of the French Republic is Emmanuel Macron, who succeeded François Hollande on 14 May 2017. The presidency of France was first publicly proposed during the July Revolution of 1830, when it was offered to the Marquis de Lafayette, he demurred in favor of Prince Louis Phillipe. Eighteen years during the opening phases of the Second Republic, the title was created for a popularly elected head of state, the first of whom was Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, nephew of Emperor Napoleon.
Bonaparte served in that role until he staged an auto coup against the republic, proclaiming himself Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Under the Third Republic and Fourth Republic, which were parliamentary systems, the office of President of the Republic was a ceremonial and powerless one; the Constitution of the Fifth Republic increased the President's powers. A 1962 referendum changed the constitution, so that the President would be directly elected by universal suffrage and not by the Parliament. In 2000, a referendum shortened the presidential term from seven years to five years. A maximum of two consecutive terms was imposed after the 2008 constitutional reform. Since the referendum on the direct election of the President of the French Republic in 1962, the officeholder has been directly elected by universal suffrage. After the referendum on the reduction of the mandate of the President of the French Republic, 2000, the length of the term was reduced to five years from the previous seven.
President Jacques Chirac was first elected in 1995 and again in 2002. At that time, there was no limit on the number of terms, so Chirac could have run again, but chose not to, he was succeeded by Nicolas Sarkozy on 16 May 2007. Following a further change, the constitutional law on the modernisation of the institutions of the Fifth Republic, 2008, a President cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac are the only Presidents to date who have served a full two terms. In order to be admitted as an official candidate, potential candidates must receive signed nominations from more than 500 elected officials mayors; these officials must be from at least 30 départements or overseas collectivities, no more than 10% of them should be from the same département or collectivity. Furthermore, each official may nominate only one candidate. There are 45,543 elected officials, including 33,872 mayors. Spending and financing of campaigns and political parties are regulated.
There is a cap on spending, at 20 million euros, government public financing of 50% of spending if the candidate scores more than 5%. If the candidate receives less than 5% of the vote, the government funds €8,000,000 to the party. Advertising on TV is forbidden, but official time is given to candidates on public TV. An independent agency regulates party financing. French presidential elections are conducted via run-off voting, which ensures that the elected president always obtains a majority: if no candidate receives a majority of votes in the first round of voting, the two highest-scoring candidates arrive at a run-off. After the president is elected, he or she goes through a solemn investiture ceremony called a "passation des pouvoirs"; the French Fifth Republic is a semi-presidential system. Unlike many other European presidents, the French President is quite powerful. Although it is the Prime Minister of France, the Government as well as the Parliament that oversee much of the nation's actual day-to-day affairs in domestic issues, the French President wields significant influence and authority in the fields of national security and foreign policy.
The President's greatest power is his/her ability to choose the Prime Minister. However, since the French National Assembly has the sole power to dismiss the Prime Minister's government, the President is forced to name a Prime Minister who can command the support of a majority in the assembly, he or she has the duty of abritrating the well-functioning of governmental authorities for efficient service, as the Head of State of France. When the majority of the Assembly has opposite political views to that of the President, this leads to political cohabitation. In that case, the President's power is diminished, since much of the de facto power relies on a supportive Prime Minister and National Assembly, is not directly attributed to the post of President; when the majority of the Assembly sides with them, the President can take a more active role and may, in effect, direct government policy. The Prime Minister is the personal choice of the President, can be replaced if the administration becomes unpopular.
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District 13, is a 2004 French action film directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced by Luc Besson. The film is notable for its depiction of parkour in a number of stunt sequences that were completed without the use of wires or computer generated effects; because of this, some film critics have drawn comparisons to the popular Thai film Ong-Bak. David Belle, regarded as the founder of parkour, plays one of the story's protagonists. In 2010, social problems have overrun the poorer suburbs of Paris. Unable to control B13, the authorities surround the entire area with a high wall topped by barbed tape, forcing the inhabitants within to survive without education, proper utilities or police protection. Police checkpoints stop anybody going out. Three years the district has become overrun with gangs. Leïto is a fighter of such gangs, he disposes of a case of drugs down a drain escapes the gang who has come to collect the drugs. The gang's leader, kidnaps Leïto's sister Lola in retaliation. Leïto is able to rescue her and take Taha to the police station, but the police arrest Leïto and let Taha leave with Lola, stating that they are leaving the district.
Six months undercover policeman Damien Tomaso completes a successful operation at a casino in Paris. His next assignment: Taha's gang has taken a bomb from a nuclear transport vehicle and accidentally activated it, giving it 24 hours before it wipes out the district. Posing as a prisoner, Damien infiltrates the district to disarm the bomb. Leïto sees through Damien's cover, but the two reluctantly team up to save Leïto's sister as well; the pair surrenders to Taha in order to gain access to his base, where they find the bomb has been set up on a missile launcher aimed at Paris, with Lola handcuffed to it. Taha demands a high ransom to deactivate the bomb. After Damien gives them Taha's bank account codes, they drain his funds. Leïto and Damien escape, Taha is killed by his own men when they realize he will be unable to pay them; the much more benevolent K2 allows Leïto and Damien to stop the bomb. After fighting their way to the building, Damien calls his contact to receive the deactivation code.
However, after recognizing certain symbols in the code, Leïto deduces that the government has framed them, the code will detonate the bomb instead of deactivating it. After Leïto and Damien fight, Lola is able to restrain Damien long enough for the timer on the bomb to run out; the bomb does not explode. The pair return to the government building with the bomb and use it to force the government agent to admit that he had planned to blow up B13 as a means to end its existence, catching it on camera and broadcasting nationally. Soon the rest of the government promises to tear down the containment wall and bring back schools and police to B13. Leïto and Damien depart as friends, Lola kisses Damien, encouraging him to visit B13. David Belle as Leïto Cyril Raffaelli as Damien Tomaso Tony D'Amario as K2 Dany Verissimo as Lola Bibi Naceri as Taha François Chattot as Krüger Nicolas Woirion as Corsini Patrick Olivier as The Colonel Samir Guesmi as Jamel Jeff Rudom as Yeti District 13 received positive reviews outside France.
It holds a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 110 reviews. In France, reviews were less positive; the main issues discussed by the French critics were the similarity with both Escape from New York and Ong Bak, the shallowness of the plot. Lisa Nesselson of Variety called it "fast, dumb fun". Filming of a sequel titled Banlieue 14, began in August 2008 in Belgrade and continued until October 2008. David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli both reprised their original roles of Leito and Damien, respectively; the film with Luc Besson again producing and writing the screenplay. The title for the sequel was changed to District 13: Ultimatum in the post-production stages, it was released in France on February 18, 2009, the UK on October 2, 2009. Brick Mansions is an English-language remake of the film. Set in Detroit, it began pre-production in 2010 by EuropaCorp. Released in April 2014, it stars Paul Walker as Damien, with David Belle reprising his role from the original and rapper RZA as the gang leader.
The film is Walker's final film, finished before his death in November 2013. District 13 on IMDb District 13 at AllMovie District 13 at Rotten Tomatoes Interview with director Pierre Morel at SFFWorld.com
Sébastien Foucan is a French freerunner of Guadeloupean descent. He considered an early developer of parkour. Known for his views on the philosophy of Parkour and freerunning, Foucan stresses the need for training in the basics of both for individual safety and to maintain a positive public perception of the activities; as creator of freerunning, Foucan has stipulated its values: Follow your way. In addition to those programs, Foucan appeared as Mollaka in the 21st James Bond film, Casino Royale, he spent three months in the Bahamas on the film. Foucan appeared in the music video for Madonna's 2005 single, "Jump", accompanying the singer on her 2006 "Confessions Tour", he helped K-Swiss develop the first in a line of five freerunning-shoe models. Foucan appeared in a trailer for Mirror's Edge, his most-recent role is assassin Anton Bogart in The Tournament. It was reported on 3 January 2012 that Foucan would be among 15 celebrities in the seventh series of Dancing on Ice. On 19 February, he was eliminated in a double Ultimate Skills skate-off with Heidi Range.
Foucan is working with a clothing line, Black Mamba Elite - Motivational Apparel, in releasing his own signature range through the UK company. In 2018 he appeared in Ninja Warrior. Foucan attributed the name free running to Guillaume Pelletier, who he had worked with at the time of Jump London; the word "freerunning" was coined during the filming of Jump London to present Parkour to the English-speaking world. Since it has come to represent Foucan's methodology, which focuses on innovation and expression rather than Parkour's speed and efficiency. Foucan explains freerunning: Freerunning, for me, is my Parkour evolution. I can't say any more that I do Parkour, because if I want to be free to do flips, or let's say I'm learning breakdancing, I would like to incorporate it into my Parkour expression... Not to say I am doing capoeira, breakdancing and anything else. Freerunning is the way. Now people recognize Parkour with flips as freerunning, but only the action of doing Parkour and flips is not freerunning.
It's the action of adding more stuff into your expression. That's the Freerunning attitude. Foucan has described the core value Follow your way, he defines Freerunning following one's own way. Foucan's dissatisfaction with Parkour's limited creativity and self-expression motivated him to develop a similar art of movement which became known as freerunning, he reported that he was forced to define free running as a discipline separate from parkour because others had rejected his practice as not being within their definition of parkour. For example, David Belle and other Parkour enthusiasts have criticized Foucan and freerunning: Free Running? A kind of demonstration mixing parkour techniques, acrobatics to be more spectacular and serve the medias and marketing, but a sport; the term Parkour has been invented by David Belle and Hubert Koundé in 1998 and the word Free Running has been created much by Sebastien Foucan for the purpose of spreading Parkour in a marketing fashion. The problem is that they mixed acrobatics to impress people.
This is. To make a comparison, Free Running is like artistic katas in martial arts, the goal is only to be spectacular. So it doesn't answer to the same philosophy. I mean, when you practice to show how spectacular your jump is gonna be, people aren't focused anymore on the difficulty, on the obstacle but on you; this showing-off attitude isn't the parkour philosophy. In this, Free Running and Parkour are fundamentally opposite if the first one is related to the second one. Like the traditional way and the freestyle way. Foucan has described freerunning as a process of movement aimed at self-development through physical activity and creativity, he regards it as an act symbolic of leaving "fixed path and social systems". Foucan appeared in Ninja Warrior UK 4 and cleared the Heats, but his run in the Semi-Final has not been broadcast yet. Acting Casino Royale as Mollaka The Tournament as Anton Bogart The Antwerp Dolls as Marco Creators: The Past as TammuzStunts The Tournament 55 Degrees North Episode #1.1 freerunning performer Official website Sébastien Foucan on IMDb Sébastien Foucan in British Documentary "Jump Britain" at Google
Laouni Mouhid known by his stage name La Fouine or Fouiny Baby, is a French rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor of Moroccan origin. He owns his own record label, Banlieue Sale Music, his own clothing line called "Street Swagg", he is an established figure in French rap. Born in Trappes in a family of seven children to Moroccan parents from Casablanca, Laouni grew outside Paris in the Yvelines, he stopped his studies at the age of fifteen to devote himself to rap and took his first music lessons. La Fouine, called "Forcené" was an active member of the collective "GSP", it was part of the short-lived group "FORS" with DJ RV, Le Griffon And LaylaD, created to participate at 2 R puissance ART in La Verrière, where he won the second prize. Since Laouni married divorced after becoming the father of a little girl, born in 2002, named Fatima, named after La Fouine's mother; the death of his mother in 2005 inspired his song "Je regarde là-haut" He experienced dark periods in foster homes and prisons.
"I was only fifteen when I was placed in foster homes. I became an insomniac for most of the time, but it did not take me to sleep with me. I slept with people in cars, etc.. It was misery", he said to the magazine Planète Rap. After releasing his first street-tape Planète Trappes that made him earn an early legitimacy in rap, he released his first album in 2005 called Bourré au Son marked by the California style; the singles "L'unité" and "Quelque chose de spécial" meet critical acclaim and broadcast on many French radio stations. After putting out Planète Trappes Volume 2 on the market launching his brother Canardo through three titles, La Fouine released his second album entitled Aller-Retour on March 12, 2007; the first single from this album was "Reste en Chien" with Booba. The second single was titled "Qui peut me stopper", "Banlieue Sale" with Gued'1 & Kennedy and "Tombé pour elle" with Amel Bent. Today, this album is certified gold. After releasing the street-tape Capitale du Crime which highlights the rappers of Yvelines, the third album of the rapper Mes Repères released in February 2009 and received a gold disc certification in October 2009.
It included three guest appearances with Soprano on "Repartir à zéro" and still with Soprano and Sefyu on "Ca fait mal" and Canardo on "Hamdoulah Moi Ca Va". Today, this album is certified platinum; the disk Capitale du Crime Volume 2 released on January 18, 2010, ranks third in the album sales in France in the first week of its release. On this album are collaborations with Canardo, Green Money, Vincenzo, Chabodo, A2P Rickwell, Gued'1... In April 2010, La Fouine worked with Admiral T & Medine on the piece "Viser la Victoire", extract the Admiral-T's album entitled L'Instinct Admiral and so on Street Lourd II with the song "Dans nos quartiers" in collaboration with Alonzo and Teddy Corrona. Nowadays, this mixtape is certified gold; the first single from her double album La Fouine vs Laouni is "Passe-leur le salam" featuring Rohff. "Veni, vici" is the second single and the third extract "Caillera for Life" is a collaboration with California rapper The Game in which The Game tried performing in French.
And the fourth from the album entitled "Papa" is a track. The fifth single was released on 21 January 2011 called "Les Soleils de Minuits". La Fouine revealed the list of titles, but the production of the album on 21 January 2011; the music is tracks with Street Fabulous, Animalsons, Dj E-Rise Skalp, etc. while his brother Canardo appears on the microphone on "Bafana Bafana". On 7 May 2011, La Fouine had a concert at the Zenith in Paris, That evening, he performed with Zaho the title "Quand ils vont partir". Moreover, some time after, Kamelancien signed with the label of La Fouine's managers "S-Kal Records". Other notable rappers followed such as Sultan. La Fouine released a reissue of the album on June 15, 2011. While waiting his new mixtape Capital Crime Vol. III, La Fouine released a new edition of La Fouine vs Laouni entitled La Fouine et Laouni including twelve songs of his double album with an unpublished remix "Toute la night" produced by Majestic Drama and "Veni, vici" remixed by Dj Battle featuring Francisco.
Today, this album is certified platinum. Capitale du Crime Volume 3 was released on 28 November 2011, it contained many guest appearances with American stars such as T-Pain on "Rollin' Like a Boss", DJ Khaled at production on "VNTM.com" and Ace Hood on "T'es mort dans le film". The mixtape was certified gold. Meanwhile, he joined the group Trappes Stars created by his former manager Bodé. Trappes Stars was composed of some rappers of Trappes region such as Canardo, Green, MAS, Gued'1 or the A2P. All gathered on a compilation mixed by DJ Battle. On 10 September 2012, La Fouine revealed on social networks the title of his new album entitled Drôle de Parcours; the first single from the album was "Paname Boss" and released on November 2, 2012. This single featured Sniper, Youssoupha, Canardo and Sultan. November 6, 2012, La Fouine released the second single from Drôle de Parcours called "J'avais pas les mots"; the third single is "Ma Meilleure" in featuring Zaho. 60,000 copies of the album were sold and the album was certified gold.
Team BS is a project and a hip hop collective of La Fouine launched in 2013, an initiative of his record label Banlieue Sale, "BS" denoting the record label
EuropaCorp is a French motion picture company headquartered in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, one of a few full service independent studios that both produces and distributes feature films, as well as the one of the major companies in Europe. It specializes in production, home entertainment, VOD, sales and licenses, recording and exhibition. EuropaCorp's integrated financial model generates revenues from a wide range of sources, with films from many genres and a strong presence in the international markets. Over 14 years, EuropaCorp has produced and co-produced over 80 films and is now distributing over 500 titles after the integration of the RoissyFilms Catalogue; the studio is known for its expertise in the production of English-language films with strong earning potential in the international marketplace. The company produced the successful Taken trilogy and the Transporter series; the company began producing TV series in 2010 through EuropaCorp Television which has adapted EuropaCorp's popular Taxii film franchise.
Luc Besson began directing features with Le Dernier Combat. In 1985 he worked with Pierre-Ange Le Pogam for the first time on the movie Subway. Le Pogam was Distribution Director at Gaumont. Subsequently all the films that Besson made with Gaumont between 1985 and 1999 topped the three-million ticket mark at the box office Meanwhile, Le Pogam developed innovative promotional techniques at Gaumont, which he applied for the first time for Besson’s The Fifth Element; this film was France’s biggest export success of all time until Taken 2 was released in 2012, which established a new record. In 1997 Pierre-Ange Le Pogam became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gaumont. In September 2000 Besson and Le Pogam founded Europacorp; this superseded Besson's earlier production company known as Films du Dauphin. In July 2007 EuropaCorp managed its IPO on Euronext Paris. In May 2008, the CSA, French authority for media regulation, selected the EuropaCorp TV project in its invitation to apply for a mobile TV channel in France.
In 2013 Lisa Ellzey, hitherto producer for Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox, was appointed as executive vice president of U. S. Motion Picture Production of EuropaCorp. In 2018, Besson was accused of rape by an actress. EuropaCorp stocks dropped 17% to just €2.31 after the rape allegation. Today EuropaCorp is owned at 62% by Luc Besson through his company Frontline and at 8.06% by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. Besson is the Chairman of EuropaCorp's Board of Directors. Jean-Julien Baronnet was the Chief Executive Officer of EuropaCorp until November 2008. Christophe Lambert was CEO from 2010 to 2016. Marc Shmuger was appointed as CEO in 2016. Digital Factory is related to EuropaCorp via Luc Besson. EuropaCorp films, post-production of sound for EuropaCorp films is performed chiefly at its Normandy site, while the image editing is done in Paris. In September 2016 it was announced that Chinese film company Fundamental Films had acquired a stake of 27.9% in EuropaCorp, becoming the second-largest shareholder in the company.
In June 2017, EuropaCorp signed a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. And that month, the studio posted a loss of 120 million euros. EuropaCorp has produced the world box-office hits Taken and the Invisibles, Transporter 3 and Hitman. Two EuropaCorp productions have been topping the US box-office: Transporter 2 by summer 2005 and Taken at spring 2009. Many international film stars have appeared in EuropaCorp productions: Jim Carrey, Penélope Cruz, Robert De Niro, David Duchovny, Morgan Freeman, Salma Hayek, Tommy Lee Jones, Jet Li, John Malkovich, Jason Statham, Brittany Murphy, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Lou Reed, others; the films are shot in English. EuropaCorp Japan, a subsidiary of EuropaCorp based in Tokyo, has for core business the distribution of feature films in Japan, it is a joint-venture with three Japanese companies: Sumitomo Corporation and Kadokawa. In 2012, EuropaCorp struck a three-year output deal with Chinese film distributor Fundamental Films for 15 feature films.
Fundamental Films agreed to co-produce three of these films. In May 2015, the company announced an output deal with Polish film distributor Kino Swiat. EuropaCorp relocated to the Cité du Cinéma in 2012; this movie studio complex, located in Saint-Denis in the close outskirts of Paris, at build out will have a total of 9 film stages, with another 12,000 square metres of space devoted to technical units and 2200 square metres for screening and reception rooms. The cinema school Louis-Lumière National Higher School is to be relocated to the complex. EuropaCorp signed a lease with the Nef Lumière, owner of the tertiary complex, for space for its permanent staff and the film crews, with extra space for potential new activities; this tertiary complex is financed by both Vinci. EuropaCorp is a minority shareholder in the company operating the studios, joining Euro Media Group, Quinta Communications and Frontline; the Euro Media Group, which owns several film studios throughout Europe, will provide management of daily operations of these studios of Paris.
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