Madman Entertainment Pty. Ltd. is an Australian distribution and rights management company, specialising in feature films, television series and anime across theatrical and home entertainment formats in Australia and New Zealand. Its headquarters are in Victoria. Madman launched in 1996 as an anime distribution company, but has since expanded, it manages the distribution of live-action titles through its labels Madman Films, Directors Suite, Madman Sports, Madman Laughs, Madman Television, Bollywood Masala and Eastern Eye as well as children's entertainment through its Planet Mad and Mad4Kids labels. Madman has a theatrical distribution arm called Madman Cinema. In addition, the company distributes programmes acquired or produced by Australia's Special Broadcasting Service on DVD and Blu-ray; until 2005, Madman was the distributor for Umbrella Entertainment. Umbrella is based in Kew, Victoria, it focuses on the genres of horror, arthouse and Ozploitation, as well as restoring and remastering old Australian films.
On 1 May 2006, Madman Group was purchased by Funtastic Limited for A$34.5 million, in order to acquire the media rights to titles for which Funtastic held the toy rights. Madman founders Tim Anderson and Paul Wiegard signed an employment agreement upon the acquisition, remaining on Madman's board of directors. On 23 February 2008, Madman announced that it had reached a distribution deal with Viz Media to distribute Viz Media's manga titles in Australia and New Zealand; the distribution deal ended in April 2016, with Simon & Schuster taking over distribution of Viz's catalogue, Madman Entertainment ceasing distribution of all manga titles. At the 2008 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Madman announced plans to explore new distribution methods. Madman launched the Madman Screening Room, a video on demand streaming service, with School Rumble being the first title on the platform. Madman began releasing Blu-ray Disc titles, starting with The Transformers: The Movie in June 2009. On 1 June 2009, Madman Entertainment produced an English adaption of Tamagotchi: The Movie, a 2007 film based on the Tamagotchi digital pets from Bandai and WiZ.
Madman intended to dub the film's sequel, Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe!, but the dub was cancelled for unknown reasons. In April 2008, the company announced a collaboration with British company Warp Films. Warp and Madman plan to make "at least two films together over the next three years, starting with Tyrannosaur." On 4 March 2014, Funtastic Limited announced its intention to sell Madman Entertainment due to Madman's market value being half of its carrying value. On 31 July 2014, original founders Tim Anderson and Paul Wiegard, along with a small group of investors, purchased Madman Entertainment from Funtastic for A$21 million. In early 2016, Madman announced Madman Anime Festival, an annual anime convention to celebrate its 20th anniversary; the convention was held in Melbourne on 3–4 September of that year. Following the inaugural convention, Madman announced that it would expand to Perth and Brisbane in 2017; the convention became the host for the preliminary rounds of the Madman National Cosplay Championship in Perth and Brisbane.
In April 2017, Madman Media Group announced it had purchased Garage Entertainment from SurfStitch Group for "a nominal cash consideration", acquiring Garage Entertainment Pty. Ltd. and TMG Media Pty. Ltd. with Madman and SurfStitch agreeing to negotiate a strategic partnership for content development and advertising services. On 17 February 2018, Madman co-founder & CEO Tim Anderson confirmed that on 15 November 2017, Sony Music Entertainment Japan subsidiary Aniplex had become a minority shareholder in Madman's anime business, Madman Anime Group, was issued an undisclosed number of shares. On 23 May 2018, it was revealed that investors Adrian MacKenzie, Brett Chenoweth, Charbel Nader were examining options to sell the Madman Media business, or bring in another investor, after PwC Australia conducted a strategic review, with Madman being valued around A$50 million. On 6 February 2019, Madman Entertainment sold Madman Anime Group to Aniplex for A$35 million. On 13 February 2020, it was announced that Madman Entertainment and Cinéart partnered to launch a US$1.6 million film development fund for three years.
The partnership provides the companies first look options for distribution, is expected to back 16 projects. Madman Anime Group Pty. Ltd. is an Australian distribution company focused on anime and Japanese media. Founded in 2016 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Madman Entertainment, it was sold to Sony Music Entertainment Japan's subsidiary Aniplex in 2019 after investment in 2017; the company was consolidated under Sony Pictures Television's Funimation in 2019, along with Aniplex's Wakanim. The company handles licensing and distribution of anime, as well as video on demand through AnimeLab, hosts the Madman Anime Festival conventions. In late 2018, Madman confirmed that they had reached a distribution deal with Funimation, with Madman becoming the local distributors for select Funimation titles in Australia and New Zealand, Funimation handling licensing and localisation for titles. On 24 September 2019, Aniplex and Sony Pictures Television announced that they were consolidating their anime streaming services, with a new joint venture comprising Funimation, Madman Anime Group and Wakanim, with Funimation acquiring and distributing titles for FunimationNow, Madman Anime and Wakanim.
The consolidation reorganised AnimeLab as a direct subsidiary of Funimation. AnimeLab is a video on demand service that specialises in the online streaming and simulcasting of Japanese anime series. The
İrem Karamete is a Turkish female fencer competing in the foil event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is the first Turkish fencer to qualify for the Olympics since 1984, she is a student at Özyeğin University in Istanbul. İrem Karamete was born into a fencing family in Istanbul, Turkey on June 20, 1993. Her father Mehmet Karamete coached the Israeli and German national fencing teams, his spouse Nili Drori. İrem's mother Nili competed in the women's individual foil events for Israel at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. Her older sister Merve Karamete performed fencing, was a member of national team. After completing her secondary education at the Private Basınköy High School, she entered Özyeğin University in 2011. While her career choice was dentistry, she was persuaded to study industrial engineering instead. Karamete began with fencing sport at age of ten, she won the Turkish Juniors Cup. In 2011, she became runner-up at the Turkey Fencing Championships. Karamete captured the gold medal at the Turkey Fencing Champions in 2014.
She was the runner-up of the Intra Universities Fencing Championships of Turkey in 2012, the winner in 2014 and 2015. Karamete is the captain of her university's fencing team. Karamete won a silver medal at the European Cadets Cup. In 2012, she took the gold medal at the 9th Mediterranean Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship held in Poreč, Croatia with the Turkish women's fencing team after defeating France in the final, she has a bronze medal won at the Mediterranean Championships. Karamete competed at the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest, Hungary without advancing to the Round of 32, she took the bronze medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Turkey. She captured a silver medal in Cancún, Mexico, a gold medal in Antalya, Turkey and a bronze medal each in Koçarlı, Turkey and Copenhagen, Denmark at the Satellite tournament events of the 2014–15 Fencing World Cup, she represented her country at the 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan. Karamete was the silver medalist at the 2015 Balkan Championships in Serbia.
She qualified for participation at the 2016 Rio Olympics after succeeding at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification tournament held in Prague, Czech Republic. In doing so, she became the first Turkish fencer to compete at the Olympics since 1984
Graciela Palau de Nemes was a Cuban literary critic, one of the critics of the works of the Nobel laureate poet Juan Ramón Jiménez as well as of Spanish and Latin American literature, in general. Her academic contributions to the criticism of poetry and poetics, modernismo and the epistolary genre were recognized both nationally and internationally; as a pioneer of and guiding force for the teaching of language at the University of Maryland, Dr. Nemes was a symbol of the contributions of Latin American women to the intellectual development of the Humanities at Maryland. Dr. Nemes came to the University of Maryland in 1946; the poet and his wife, Zenobia Camprubí, taught at the University from 1943 to 1951. Jiménez became Dr. Nemes' unofficial mentor while she undertook language teaching and pursued her master's and doctoral degrees. Dr. Nemes finished her dissertation and graduated in 1952 and this marked the beginning of her illustrious career, it was Dr. Nemes who nominated the poet for the Nobel Prize in literature, which he won in 1956.
She became the major critic of Jiménez's works and was recognized as such by subsequent generations who benefited from her early work. The Zenobia-Juan Ramón Jiménez Foundation in Spain counted her as an honorary member. In 2004, a street in Moguer, Jiménez's birthplace, was named in her honor. On the 50th anniversary of Jimenéz's Nobel Prize, Dr. Nemes was invited to speak at no less than eight major conferences dedicated to Juan Ramón Jiménez and Zenobia Camprubí. Dr. Nemes delivered opening and closing plenary lectures throughout Spain: in Madrid, Huelva and Moguer, she was one of the participants in the Seminar that took place at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and was interviewed by the media. She was invited to a conference and panel presentation centered on Jiménez and New York that took place at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. One of the prizes in the Hispanic World was awarded to Dr. Nemes in 2006; the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise is an honorary Spanish Order, established by Royal Decree on May 23, 1902 to pay tribute to achievements in the fields of education, culture and research.
Dr. Nemes joined a long list of scholars, writers and scientists who have received this award, among them Mercedes Salisachs, Laín Entralgo, Joaquín Rodrigo and Antonio Domínguez Ortiz. Years before, she had received the Medalla de Mérito Civil from the Spanish government. Works by Graciela Palau de Nemes Universidad de Rioja, Spain
The Canadian Review of Music and Art was a Canadian magazine, published between February 1942 and 1951 by Canadian Review Publishing. The magazine was based in Toronto and covered a variety of topics on the arts, from music to painting to sculpture to dance and craft works; each issue featured several individual Canadian artists and musicians in addition to profiling Canadian arts organizations. Christopher Wood served as the journal's chief editor for the magazine's duration. L. de B. Corriveau took over as Managing Editor in December 1942. Composer Godfrey Ridout notably served as assistant editor in 1942-1943. Like many publications during World War II, the magazine was published irregularly due to material shortages, labour difficulties, other war related problems. Rising prices and continued problems with material shortages after the war forced the publication to cease in 1951
The Boeremag is the label given to a group of men convicted of treason in South Africa, whose government described them as a South African right-wing terrorist organization with white separatist aims. The Boeremag were accused of planning to overthrow the ruling African National Congress government and to reinstate a new Boer-administered republic reminiscent of the era when Boers administered independent republics during the 19th century following the Great Trek. South African law-enforcement officials charge the Boeremag for being responsible for the 2002 Soweto bombings and arrested twenty-six men, alleged to be members of the Boeremag, in November and December 2002 seizing over 1,000 kilograms of explosives in the process. Further arrests followed in March 2003, it has since been alleged that the Boeremag case was orchestrated by the Crime Intelligence Department of the South African ANC government as exposed by ex-crime intelligence captain Deon Loots in his affidavit to the High Court, published in various media articles.
It has been revealed that the South African government provides an annual slush fund of R600,000,000 for its crime intelligence department to source any anti-government movement, which does not require accounting for. The first trial of Boeremag suspects began under tight security in Pretoria during May 2003. Twenty-two men were charged with forty-two counts of treason and illegal weapons possession. Six pleaded not guilty, two have not entered pleas, one refuses to plead, thirteen are challenging the court's jurisdiction, alleging that the post-apartheid constitution and government of South Africa are illegitimate. During the trial plans to blow up South African actor Casper de Vries together with eight other individuals were revealed; the group is quoted as saying that the reason for this plan was because De Vries "was not on the right path". In October 2004 the Pretoria High Court heard testimony from a witness, Deon Crous, who stated under oath that he had assisted two of the accused, Kobus Pretorius and Jacques Jordaan, to manufacture 1500 kg of explosives.
Crous testified. One of the planned bomb attacks was cancelled as there was too high a risk of white civilians being injured; the bombs were to be detonated on December 13, 2002, with various attacks planned to follow the bombings. In early May 2006 Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws, two of the leading members being tried, were reported to have escaped; the two men were recaptured on 20 January 2007 and were set to appear in court to face charges of escape and the illegal possession of firearms. In late October 2013, Mike du Toit, the ringleader of a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and expel Black people out of South Africa, was convicted of treason and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Twenty other members of Boeremag were sentenced to prison terms of between five and 35 years, they included Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws, two of the co-conspirators of Du Toit who were given longer sentences for their role in planting bombs in their attempt to assassinate Nelson Mandela. These men have been imprisoned since 2002.
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Lady Blue is an American detective and action-adventure television series. Produced by David Gerber, it aired for one season on the American Broadcasting Company network from September 15, 1985, to January 25, 1986, it was picked up by ABC after its pilot aired as a television film on April 15, 1985. The show revolves around her violent methods of handling cases; the supporting cast includes Danny Aiello, Ron Dean, Diane Dorsey, Bruce A. Young, Nan Woods, Ricardo Gutierrez. Johnny Depp guest-starred on the series in one of his earliest roles. With cinematography by Jack Priestley, the episodes were filmed on location in Chicago. Television critics noted Lady Blue's emphasis on violence, calling Mahoney "Dirty Harriet". Rose said, she prepared for the role by watching Eastwood's films, received advice from Eastwood on how to handle a gun, practiced at a shooting range. After the pilot aired, Lady Blue was criticized by several watchdog organizations as the most violent show on television. ABC moved the series between several time slots before cancelling it in 1986 due to the complaints about excessive violence.
Critical reception to the series was negative during its run, but television studies author Cary O'Dell questions whether that stemmed from contemporary sexism. Lady Blue has not been released on Blu-ray, or an online streaming service; the series' rights are owned by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, but there are no plans for future home releases. A detective and action-adventure television series, Lady Blue revolves around Chicago investigator Katy Mahoney, her violent means of dealing with criminals and tension with her co-workers, she works in the Violent Crimes Division of the Chicago Police Department. The New York Observer's Bryan Reesman described Mahoney as "the fiery red head" with a "trigger happy" personality and "violent excesses", she uses a.357 Magnum, was introduced as capable of "read a crime in progress like most guys read the sports page". Mahoney's reliance on violence is emphasized in the opening scene of the pilot. Television critics and the show's promotional materials called Mahoney "Dirty Harriet" and "Dirty Harriette", comparing her aggressive behavior to Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry, Jon Anderson of the Chicago Tribune described her as "somewhat like Quick Draw McGraw with touches of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood".
According to Rose, Mahoney was inspired by Dirty Harry and Rambo. Mahoney and other characters refer to the number of excessive-force complaints filed against her during the series, she has difficulties with Internal Affairs. Although Mahoney was portrayed at odds with most of her superiors, her boss Lt. Terry McNichols is more sympathetic and understanding towards her. McNichols is portrayed as fond of chili dogs and appreciative of Mahoney's more unorthodox methods of handling criminals, although he still criticizes her reliance on violence. Rose described McNichols as similar to a character in the crime drama The Sopranos. Describing Aiello's performance, O'Connor wrote that McNichols "offer an uncanny impersonation of the punch-drunk Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom in a 1940's movie". Mahoney's father and married lover were killed in the line of duty before the series begins, O'Connor connected these events to the character's "toughness and determination to survive". Other characters include detective Gino Gianelli and his wife Rose, Officer Cassidy, McNichols' niece Willow, Mahoney's informant Harvey.
In one of his earliest roles, American actor Johnny Depp guest-starred in an episode as the brother of a serial killer. Mexican actress Katy Jurado appeared in the pilot as cocaine kingpin Dona Maria Theresa, American actors Ajay Naidu and Jim Brown portrayed "worldly-wise waif" Paquito and a "South Side drug czar", respectively. Aiello's best friend was an extra in the series, the cast and crew calling his character "Detective Joe Background". Tom Shales of The Washington Post described the show's tone as "baldly campy ultra-violent"; the executive producer of Lady Blue was David Gerber. Directors Guy Magar and Gary Nelson worked on the series, while Jack Priestley was the cinematographer. Produced by MGM Television and David Gerber Productions, its musical score was composed by John Cacavas. Actress Arnetia Walker performed the show's theme song, "Back to the Blue". Lady Blue was filmed on location including the Cabrini -- Green Homes. Rose recalled having a difficult time in Cabrini Green since the residents threatened the cast and crew and threw bottles at them during filming.
Mahoney was Rose's first role after playing Vickie Gioberti in the soap opera Falcon Crest. According to Reesman, Mahoney's "steely nerve and conservative stance on crime" contrasted with Rose's "more upbeat, fun-loving, liberal persona". Rose said that she was drawn to the show's genre: "Action shows are so fun because I got to be strapped to things, hoisted over things, shoot the gun, jump on moving cars, it was like doing a western." According to the Orange County Register, Mahoney is one of the actress' best-k