Fuji TV

Fuji Television Network, Inc. is a Japanese television station based in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan known as Fuji TV or CX, based on the station's call sign "JOCX-DTV". It is the flagship station of the Fuji Network System, it is known for its long-time slogan, "If it's not fun, it's not TV!"Fuji Television operates three premium television stations, known as "Fuji TV One", "Fuji TV Two", "Fuji TV Next", all available in high-definition. Fuji Television is owned by Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. and affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group. The current Fuji Television was established in 2008. Fuji Media Holdings is the former Fuji Television founded in 1957; the headquarters are located at 2-4-8, Minato, Tokyo. The Kansai office is found at Aqua Dojima East, Kita-ku, Osaka; the Nagoya office is found at Higashi-sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya. The Japanese television station has 12 offices in other parts of the world in locations in countries such as, Germany, Russia, USA, South Korea, Italy and the UK.

Fuji Television Network Inc. was founded in 1957 by Nobutaka Shikanai and Shigeo Mizuno, presidents of Nippon Broadcasting System and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting respectively. It started broadcasting on March 1959. In June of that year, Fuji TV formed a network with Tokai TV, Kansai TV, KBC Television. In October 1966, a news network of exchanging news with local stations with the name of FNN was formed. On April 1, 1986, Fuji TV changed their corporate logo from the old "Channel 8" logo, to the "Medama" logo used by the Fujisankei Communications Group. In 1986 and 1987, Fuji TV worked with Nintendo to create two games called All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. and Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic for the Famicom. All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was a retooled version of Super Mario Bros. with some minor changes, such as normal levels being replaced with levels from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and some enemies being replaced with Japanese celebrities with comedic effect. Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic became the basis for Super Mario Bros.

2, subsequently released a year later. In October 1987, Fuji TV began branding their late-night/early-morning slots collectively as JOCX-TV2 in an effort to market the traditionally unprofitable time slots and give opportunities to young creators to express their new ideas. JOCX-TV2 featured numerous experimental programs on low budgets under this and follow-on brands, a notable example being Zuiikin' English which first aired in spring 1992; the JOCX-TV2 branding itself was changed in October 1988 to JOCX-TV+, which lasted until September 1991, when it was replaced with GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT in October 1991. Meanwhile, Fuji TV helped produced only the third series of the British children's television programme Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends with its creator and producer Britt Allcroft; the GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding lasted until September 1992 when it was replaced with the JUNGLE branding, which lasted from October 1992 to September 1993. The JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding was introduced in October 1993 to replace the previous JUNGLE branding, lasted until March 1996 when Fuji TV decided to stop branding their late-night/early-morning slots.

On March 10, 1997, Fuji TV moved from their old headquarters in Kawadacho, into a new building in Odaiba, Minato designed by Kenzo Tange. Since 2002, Fuji TV has co-sponsored the Clarion Girl contest, held annually to select a representative for Clarion who will represent Clarion's car audio products in television and print advertising campaigns during the following year. On April 1 2006, Fuji TV split up the radio broadcasting and station license of Nippon Broadcasting System into a newly established company with the same name; the remaining of the old Nippon Broadcasting System was dissolved into Fuji TV. This resulted in the assets of Nippon Broadcasting System being transferred over to Fuji TV. On October 1, 2008, Fuji TV became a certified broadcasting holding company "Fuji Media Holdings, Inc." and newly founded "Fuji Television Network Inc." took over the broadcasting business. Fuji TV, which broadcasts Formula One in Japan since 1987, is the only media sponsor of a Formula One Grand Prix in the world.

Fuji TV has licensed numerous Formula One video games including Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle. On August 7-21, 2011, more than 2,000 protesters from Japanese Culture Channel Sakura and other groups rallied in front of Fuji Television and Fuji Media Holdings' headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo to demonstrate against what they perceived as the network's increased use of South Korean content, information manipulation and insulting treatment of Japanese people. Channel Sakura called Fuji TV the "Traitor Network" in these protests. Further on June 29, 2015, Fuji TV apologized for running subtitles during a show earlier in the month that inaccurately described South Koreans interviewed on the street as saying they “hate” Japan; the apology came after a successful online petition over the weekend, with people stating the major broadcaster had fabricated the subtitles to breed Anti-Korean sentiment amongst the Japanese public. Fuji TV explained that both interviewees indeed spoke of their dislike of Japan during the interviews, but it accidentally ran clips that didn't contain that message.

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Giacomo Mantovani

Giacomo Mantovani is an Italian film director and film producer. Mantovani was born in Modena, he studied advertising graphics and applied arts at the M. Fanoli State Institute. After this, he moved to Venice and entered the Accademia di Belle Arti, specializing in new technologies of the arts, following the cinema lessons of Carlo Montanaro, he developed his aim to deepen the learning and discovery of expressive means and techniques through which non-verbal communication is conveyed, producing the short films Fame and 2006. In February 2008, he earned a degree in New Technologies for the Arts with the short film Paranoico, which received much international recognition. Mantovani moved to London in 2009, where he started working as a director and producer and founded his own production company, Avant-garde Pictures; this produced the award-winning short films Political Adamant. Mantovani's approach to filmmaking includes the rigorous use of storyboards. Official web site Avant-garde Pictures Giacomo Mantovani on IMDb The Dark Side of the Mind

Randall Skanchy

Randall N. Skanchy is a Utah Third Judicial District judge for Salt Lake County, Utah in the Salt Lake City District Court. Skanchy was first appointed in January 2001, being retained in 2010. Judge Skanchy took his bachelor's degree from Weber State University and graduated in Law at Brigham Young University in 1980, his favorite hobby is fishing. He has three children, he likes the Civil War history, keeping a book with facts about that time. Judge Skanchy was appointed to the Third District Court in January 2001 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. On this court, he serves Salt Lake and Tooele counties. At the time of the appointment, he was working as an attorney at Jones, Holbrook & McDonough law firm, in Salt Lake City, he has 21 years of experience on litigation in civil and environmental causes, both in state and federal courts of law. Prior to the court appointment, Skanchy has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and dealt with federal and state environmental superfund matters throughout the western United States.

From 1996 to 1999, he was the head of the Utah Food Bank, a member of the Community Services Council from 1996 to the year 2000. Besides working as a court judge, Judge Skanchy works as an adjunct professor for the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah, he is a member of the Utah Judicial Council's Ethics Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar Litigation Committee and the Board of District Court Judges. In 2010, Judge Skanchy was retained with 72.55% of the votes in the counties of Salt Lake and Summit. Judge Skanchy acts in many areas in the Third District Court, with a special mention to the Salt Lake Drug Court, in which he handles drug possession cases as well as drug trafficking cases. In November 2010, he participated in a graduation ceremony of a program designed for people who are addicted to drugs and gives education, counseling and a new hope for those people's lives. In the ceremony, Judge Skanchy said: "It's a battle, it's an important battle to win.

I know we're winning it not just for them but for their children, for their spouses, for their mothers and fathers." This program was remarkable because "at some point it changes from us forcing them to want to do this to them embracing it and doing it." He serves as a criminal judge for the Third District. "Graduation marks new beginning at drug court" - Utah State Bar's Litigation Section Questionnaire for Judge's Benchbook - Randall M. Skanchy Salt Lake County Bar Judge Profile