Michael Brown, professionally known as Michael Ealy, is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Barbershop, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Think Like a Man, About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too, The Perfect Guy. Ealy starred as Dorian the android in the Fox TV science fiction police drama series Almost Human. Ealy was born in Washington, D. C. and was raised in Maryland. Ealy graduated from Springbrook High School and attended the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, his mother worked for IBM and his father was in the grocery business. He started his acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in a number of off-Broadway stage productions. Among his first film roles were Kissing Jessica Stein, his breakout role came in 2002's Barbershop, in which he plays reformed street thug Ricky Nash, a role that he reprised in the 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. In 2003, he played the role of Slap Jack in the second installment of the Fast and the Furious film series, 2 Fast 2 Furious. In 2004, Ealy appeared in Never Die Alone with DMX.
He appeared in Mariah Carey's music video for her hit single "Get Your Number" from her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi. In 2005, Ealy co-starred in the Television film version of Their Eyes Were Watching God, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, starring Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry; the same year, he starred in the independent film Jellysmoke, directed by Mark Banning. He starred in the Showtime television series Sleeper Cell, the first season of which aired December 4–18, 2005, the second season of which, Sleeper Cell: American Terror, aired December 10–17, 2006. On December 14, 2006, Ealy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in Sleeper Cell: American Terror in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. In December 2008 he was featured in the movie Seven Pounds alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas, he starred as the male lead in Beyoncé's "Halo" music video, as CIA Field Officer Marshall Vogel in the ABC television series FlashForward.
Ealy appears in the limited-edition coffee table book by celebrity photographer John Russo, published by Pixie Press Worldwide. He is working on independent writing projects. In 2009, Ealy performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. In 2010, Ealy appeared as attorney Derrick Bond in the second season of The Good Wife, he co-starred in the 2010 action movie Takers as Jake Attica, appeared as Travis Marks in USA Network's original series Common Law about two cops who have to go to couples counseling because they argue too much. Common Law premiered following Fairly Legal on Friday, May 11, 2012. Ealy appeared as Dominic in the 2012 ensemble comedy Think Like a Man and its 2014 sequel, Think Like a Man Too, appeared as "Papa Joe" in the 2012 inspirational film Unconditional, he appeared opposite Think Like a Man co-star Kevin Hart in the 2014 remake of About Last Night.
In 2013, Ealy signed on to play co-lead "Dorian" in the Fox television series Almost Human. The sci-fi police procedural takes place in the year 2048 and follows the relationship between two cops as they struggle to solve futuristic crimes that involve complex technology. Ealy depicts the android "Dorian", an older, "DRN" android model, considered to be less reliable due to its artificial emotions and, tasked with protecting his partner John Kennex; the show aired for one season on Fox from 2013 to 2014. In 2015, Ealy played serial killer "Theo" in season 3 of the Fox television series The Following, he starred as Eric Warner in the second season of the ABC mystery crime series Secrets and Lies, which aired in fall of 2016. Since 2017 Ealy has starred in the fourth season of Being Mary Jane opposite Gabrielle Union. In October 2012, Ealy married Khatira Rafiqzada, his girlfriend of four years, in a ceremony in Los Angeles, together they have a son and a daughter. Michael Ealy at AllMovie Michael Ealy on IMDb
Karyn Parsons is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996. Parsons starred in the 1995 film Major Payne opposite Damon Wayans. Parsons was born in California. In an interview for Essence in 2008, she described her parentage as biracial, her mother, Louise Parsons, is an African American from Charleston, South Carolina and her father, Kenneth B. Parsons, is from Butte, Montana, she attended Santa Monica High School. Parsons starred as Hilary Banks on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996, she co-created, co-produced, co-wrote, co-starred on the Fox sitcom Lush Life in 1996, canceled after four episodes. In 2001, she starred in the critically acclaimed but short-lived television series The Job with Denis Leary. Besides television, Parsons has starred in several films in comedies such as Late Nights, Major Payne, The Ladies Man. Parsons is the creator of a line of animated films about unsung black heroes.
The first in the series is about a slave who mailed himself to freedom. Parsons married The Young and the Restless actor Randy Brooks in 1987. Parsons married director Alexandre Rockwell in 2003. Together they have a daughter, a son, Nico. Karyn Parsons on IMDb
Lori Petty is an American actress and director. Her roles include playing Tyler Endicott in the 1991 film Point Break, Kit Keller in A League of Their Own, the title role in Tank Girl in 1995, she guest-starred in the second season, became a recurring character in the third and fourth seasons, of the Netflix Original series Orange Is the New Black as Lolly Whitehill. Lori appeared on the television series Prison Break in the last episode of season four. Petty, the eldest of three children, was born in Chattanooga, the daughter of a Pentecostal minister, she graduated from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1981, worked for several years in Omaha, Nebraska, as a graphic designer before pursuing acting. Petty got her break starring with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker. Petty played the surfer. In 1992, Petty was featured in A League of Their Own, opposite Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, she played the title role in the film adaptation of the British cult comic book Tank Girl in 1995. Her other films include Free Willy, The Poker House, In the Army Now.
She co-starred in the television series Lush Life with her friend Karyn Parsons, but it was cancelled after five episodes. She joined the cast of Brimstone as the owner of Stone's hotel. Petty provided the voice of the supervillain Livewire on the Warner Bros. series Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures. Although she was cast as Lt. Lenina Huxley in Demolition Man, disagreements over the character's direction led producer Joel Silver to recast the role with Sandra Bullock. Petty played the role of "Daddy", an alpha female inmate in Prison Break: The Final Break, she starred in a series of television commercials created by Merkley Newman Harty's Steve Bowen for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's "Go, Baby, Go" advertising campaign in 1998. Petty's directorial debut, The Poker House—a film dramatizing her own difficult childhood—won awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival, she narrated the first three books of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series—One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly.
C. J. Critt read the unabridged version for Recorded Books. Petty read the abridgments for Schuster. Lori Petty on IMDb
John Ortiz is an American actor and artistic director/co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company. He is known for his antagonist role as Arturo Braga in Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6, Clyde in Jack Goes Boating, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ortiz's other film performances include Guajiro in Carlito's Way, Sheriff Eddie Morales in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Javier J. Rivera in American Gangster, Ronnie in Silver Linings Playbook, Victor Nieves in Kong: Skull Island. Ortiz was raised in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Ortiz resided in that borough with his wife Jennifer and son Clemente until 2010, when Ortiz and his family moved to California. In 1993, John made his film debut as Al Pacino's young cousin Guajiro in Carlito's Way, he went on to appear in over 30 films including El Cantante, Take the Lead, Before Night Falls, Amistad and Narc. His recent film performances include those in Ridley Scott's American Gangster as Russell Crowe's partner Javy Rivera, Michael Mann's Miami Vice as drug lord Jose Yero.
Among Ortiz's television roles, he has played the lead in J. J. Abrams’ Hope Against Hope for HBO, a series regular on Denis Leary's series The Job and CBS’s Clubhouse as well as the NBC cop drama Blue Blood, directed by Brett Ratner. In 1992, Ortiz formed Latino Actors Base with 13 other Latino actors to provide themselves with a place to work and an opportunity to become a knit ensemble. Today, that ensemble is known as LAByrinth Theater Company: an award winning troupe of over 100 artists from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and creative disciplines. With LAByrinth, he played the role of Clyde in the world premiere of Jack Goes Boating by Bob Glaudini. In 2006, he appeared as Che Guevara in the world premiere of School of the Americas by Jose Rivera, a co-production between LAByrinth Theater Company and The Public Theater. Other co-productions between LAByrinth and the Public include the role of Jesus in the world premiere of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, José Solo in Guinea Pig Solo by Brett C.
Leonard. Other LAByrinth Theater credits include Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis in London and New York and Where's My Money? Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley. In 2003, Ortiz made his Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz’ Pulitzer Prize winning play Anna in the Tropics, he appeared in three world premiere plays by José Rivera: The Adoration of the Old Woman at La Jolla Playhouse, Sueño at MCC Theater and The Street of the Sun at Mark Taper Forum. He was featured in two New York premieres of Rivera's plays: References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot at the Public Theater and Cloud Tectonics at Playwrights Horizons. Ortiz appeared in The Skin of Our Teeth and De Donde at the Public Theater, he appeared in the feature films Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Glory, Public Enemies and Fast & Furious, Jack Goes Boating, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, in January 2009. In Summer 2009, he starred on stage in Othello at the Vienna Festival. Beginning in December 2012, he appeared as Jackie in the Stephen Adly Guirgis play The Motherfucker with the Hat at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
He co-starred in Silver Linings Playbook. John Ortiz on IMDb Lab Theater: John Ortiz
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television is the television production arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment; the division was started on March 21, 1955 with its first and most successful head being Jack L. Warner's son-in-law William T. Orr. ABC had major success against its competition with Walt Disney's Disneyland TV series and approached Warner Bros. with the idea of purchasing the studio's film library. WB formally entered television production with the premiere of its self-titled anthology series Warner Bros. Presents on ABC; the one-hour weekly show featured rotating episodes of television series based on the WB films and Kings Row, as well as an original series titled Cheyenne with Clint Walker. The first one-hour television western, Cheyenne became a big hit for the network and the studio with the added advantage of featuring promotions for upcoming Warner Bros. cinema releases in the show's last ten minutes. One such segment for Rebel Without a Cause featured Gig Young notably talking about road safety with James Dean.
With only Cheyenne being a success, WB ended the ten-minute promotions of new films and replaced Warner Bros. Presents with an anthology series titled Conflict, it was felt. Conflict showed the pilots for 77 Sunset Strip; the success of Cheyenne led WBTV to produce many series for ABC such as Westerns, crime dramas, other shows such as The Gallant Men and The Roaring Twenties using stock footage from WB war films and gangster films respectively. The company produced Jack Webb's Red Nightmare for the U. S. Department of Defense, shown on American television on Jack Webb's General Electric True. All shows were made in the manner of WB's B pictures in the 1940s. During the 1960 Writers Guild of America strike, WB reused many plots from its films and other television shows under the nom de plume of "W. Hermanos"; this was another example of imitating Warner Bros' B Pictures who would remake an "A" film and switch the setting. Two of the most popular stars, James Garner and Clint Walker, quit over their conditions.
Garner never returned to the Warner's fold during this period. Successful Warner's television stars found themselves in leading roles of many of the studio's films with no increase in salary. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was the lead of 77 Sunset Strip, in a recurring role on Maverick, headlined several films until exhaustion forced the studio to give him a rest. Many other actors under contract to Warner's at the time, who despite their work conditions, did see their stars rise over time, albeit for most only included Jack Kelly, Will Hutchins, Peter Brown, Ty Hardin, Wayde Preston, John Russell, Donald May, Rex Reason, Richard Long, Van Williams, Roger Smith, Mike Road, Anthony Eisley, Robert Conrad, Robert McQueeney, Dorothy Provine, Diane McBain, Connie Stevens, who had recorded songs, "Kookie, Kookie" with Edd Byrnes in 1959. Burns and Troy Donahue would become teen heartthrobs. Another contract player, Englishman Roger Moore, was growing displeased with Warner as his contract was expiring and would relocate to Europe from Hollywood, becoming an international star on TV, in films.
Warners contracted established stars such as Ray Danton, Peter Breck, Jeanne Cooper and Grant Williams. These stars appeared as guest stars, sometimes reprising their series role in another TV series; the stars appeared in WB cinema releases with no additional salary, with some such as Zimbalist, Walker and Danton playing the lead roles. Some stars such as Connie Stevens, Edd Byrnes, Robert Conrad and Roger Smith made albums for Warner Bros. Records. One particular recording, a novelty tune titled Kookie, Kookie became a big hit for Edd Byrnes and Connie Stevens; the following year, Connie Stevens had her own hit, with Sixteen Reasons. It was during this period, that shows Westerns like Cheyenne and Maverick. Depending on the particular show, William Lava or David Buttolph would compose the music, with lyrics by Stan Jones or Paul Francis Webster, among others. For the crime shows, it was up to the songwriting team of Jerry Livingston and Mack David, who scored the themes for the sitcom Room for One More, The Bugs Bunny Show.
In 1960, WBTV turned its attentions to the younger viewer, for one program, anyway, as they brought Bugs Bunny and the other WB cartoon characters to prime time, with The Bugs Bunny Show, which featured cartoons released after July 31, 1948, combined with newly animated introductory material. That year saw the debut of The Roaring Twenties (which was thought to be a more benign alternative to Desilu's The Untouchables. Whether or
The multiple-camera setup, multiple-camera mode of production, multi-camera or multicam is a method of filmmaking and video production. Several cameras—either film or professional video cameras—are employed on the set and record or broadcast a scene, it is contrasted with single-camera setup, which uses one camera. The two outer cameras shoot close-up shots or "crosses" of the two most active characters on the set at any given time, while the central camera or cameras shoot a wider master shot to capture the overall action and establish the geography of the room. In this way, multiple shots are obtained in a single take without having to start and stop the action; this is more efficient for programs that are to be shown a short time after being shot as it reduces the time spent in film or video editing. It is a virtual necessity for regular, high-output shows like daily soap operas. Apart from saving editing time, scenes may be shot far more as there is no need for re-lighting and the set-up of alternative camera angles for the scene to be shot again from the different angle.
It reduces the complexity of tracking continuity issues that crop up when the scene is reshot from the different angles. It is an essential part of live television. Drawbacks include a less optimized lighting which needs to provide a compromise for all camera angles and less flexibility in putting the necessary equipment on scene, such as microphone booms and lighting rigs; these can be efficiently hidden from just one camera but can be more complicated to set up and their placement may be inferior in a multiple-camera setup. Another drawback is in film usage—a four-camera setup may use up to four times as much film per take, compared with a single-camera setup. While shooting, the director and assistant director create a line cut by instructing the technical director to switch between the feeds from the individual cameras. In the case of sitcoms with studio audiences, this line cut is displayed to them on studio monitors; the line cut might be refined in editing, as the output from all cameras is recorded, both separately and as a combined reference display called the q split.
The camera being recorded to the line cut is indicated by a tally light controlled by a camera control unit on the camera as a reference both for the actors and the camera operators. The use of multiple film cameras dates back to the development of narrative silent films, with the earliest example being the first Russian feature film Defence of Sevastopol and directed by Vasily Goncharov and Aleksandr Khanzhonkov; when sound came into the picture multiple cameras were used to film multiple sets at a single time. Early sound was recorded onto wax discs; the use of multiple video cameras to cover a scene goes back to the earliest days of television. The BBC used multiple cameras for their live television shows from 1936 onward. Although it is claimed that the multiple-camera setup was pioneered for television by Desi Arnaz and cinematographer Karl Freund on I Love Lucy in 1951, other filmed television shows had used it, including the CBS comedy The Amos'n Andy Show, filmed at the Hal Roach Studios and was on the air four months earlier.
The technique was developed for television by Hollywood short-subject veteran Jerry Fairbanks, assisted by producer-director Frank Telford, first seen on the anthology series The Silver Theater, another CBS program, in February 1950. Desilu's innovation was to use 35mm film instead of 16mm and to film with a multiple-camera setup before a live studio audience. In the late 1970s, Garry Marshall was credited with adding the fourth camera to the multi-camera set-up for his series Mork & Mindy. Actor Robin Williams could not stay on his marks due to his physically active improvisations during shooting, so Marshall had them add the fourth camera just to stay on Williams so they would have more than just the master shot of the actor. Soon after, many productions followed suit and now having four cameras is the norm for multi-camera situation comedies; the multiple-camera method gives the director less control over each shot but is faster and less expensive than a single-camera setup. In television, multiple-camera is used for sports programs, news programs, soap operas, talk shows, game shows, some sitcoms.
Before the pre-filmed continuing series became the dominant dramatic form on American television, the earliest anthology programs utilized multiple camera methods. Multiple cameras can take different shots of a live situation as the action unfolds chronologically and is suitable for shows which require a live audience. For this reason, multiple camera productions can be taped much faster than single camera. Single camera productions are shot in takes and various setups with components of the action repeated several times and out of sequence. Sitcoms shot with the multiple camera setup include nearly all of Lucille Ball's TV series, as well as Mary Kay and Johnny, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Three's Company, The Cosby Show, Friends, Will & Grace, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, One Day at a Time. Many American sitcom
Chen Chin-te known as Derek Chen, is a Taiwanese politician. Chen attended National Taipei University of Technology and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Through his activism, Chen became known as the "oldest grandson of the tangwai movement." He worked as Yu Shyi-kun's secretary. Chen ended his graduate studies without earning a doctoral degree, to run in the 1991 National Assembly elections. While a member of the National Assembly, Chen served as Democratic Progressive Party caucus leader. Within the DPP, Chen was affiliated with the New Tide faction. In 2000, Chen helped pass laws. Most of the assembly's responsibilities were delegated to the Legislative Yuan. Upon stepping down from the National Assembly, Chen served as leader of Yilan County's Civil Affairs Bureau, he formed an electoral coalition with Chen Tsiao-long, Chiu Kuo-chang, Kang Tai-shan, Liu Yi-te, Lan Shih-tsung prior to the 2001 Legislative Yuan elections. The group vowed to bring reforms similar to those implemented in the National Assembly to the Legislative Yuan.
Out of these six candidates, only the Chens were elected to the Legislative Yuan. Shortly after taking office as a representative of Yilan County, Chen Chin-te became the first DPP official to visit China since Chinese vice premier Qian Qichen explicitly acknowledged the possibility in 2002. Chen began discussing legislative reform upon his return from China, he supported a Legislative Yuan with 140 members, formed an inter-party alliance to discuss the issue in May 2002, alongside fellow lawmakers Alex Tsai and Lu Hsueh-chang. Chen criticized. An amendment cutting the number of seats in the Legislative Yuan was passed that year. In addition to legislative reform, Chen sought to codify the use of referendums, he proposed a bill for that purpose in 2003. That year, Chen was tasked with announcing the party platform regarding referendums; the Referendum Act was enacted in December 2003. Chen was reelected to the Legislative Yuan in 2004, but lost his bid for a third term in 2008 to Lin Chien-jung.
Near the end of Chen's term, he served as convenor of the Organic Laws and Statues Committee. Chen engaged in contentious discussions, occupying the speaker's podium in January 2007 to delay a budget vote, telling Ting Shou-chung, "You are a lackey of China," while debating absentee voting in March 2007. In June, Chen initiated a vote of no confidence against Premier Chang Chun-hsiung, a fellow member of the Democratic Progressive Party, in an attempt to dissolve the Sixth Legislative Yuan, though the vote failed. After Yilan County Magistrate Lu Kuo-hua announced the end of Children's Folklore and Folk Game Festival, Chen attempted to stage a recall vote against Lu. Upon leaving the Legislative Yuan at the end of his second term, Chiu served Kaohsiung County Government as leader of the Environmental Protection Bureau. After Kaohsiung County and Kaohsiung City had merged to form a special municipality, Chen Chin-te served as deputy mayor of Kaohsiung under Chen Chu. Chen Chin-te served as chairman of the CPC Corporation.
He resigned the position on 18 August 2017 after a widespread blackout affected the nation three days prior. Chen succeeded Wu Tze-cheng as acting Yilan County magistrate on 6 November. In January 2018, Chen stated that he would not seek a full term as Yilan County magistrate