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Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot, his other films include The NeverEnding Story, Enemy Mine, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm and Poseidon. Petersen was born on 14 March 1941 in Germany. From 1953 to 1960, Petersen attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg. In the 1960s he was directing plays at Hamburg's Ernst Deutsch Theater. After studying theater in Berlin and Hamburg, Petersen attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin, his first film productions were for German television, it was during his work on the popular German Tatort TV series that he first met and worked with the actor Jürgen Prochnow — who would appear as the U-boat captain in Petersen's famous Das Boot. Petersen made his first theatrical feature film in 1974, the psychological thriller One or the Other of Us, based on the novel Einer von uns beiden by Horst Bosetzky and published anonymously under his pseudonym and starring Jürgen Prochnow.

He next directed the 1977 film Die Konsequenz, a b/w 16 mm adaptation of Alexander Ziegler's autobiographical novel of homosexual love. In its time, the film was considered so radical that when first broadcast in Germany, the Bavarian network turned off the transmitters rather than broadcast it, his next feature was the World War II epic Das Boot, released in early 1982. The film chronicles the experiences of a German submarine crew engaged in the "Battle of the Atlantic". Though not an immediate financial success, the film received positive reviews and was nominated for six Academy Awards, two of which went to Petersen; the film starred Jürgen Prochnow as the U-boat Captain, who became a good example of Petersen's action characters, a man at war and who dares danger and fate at sea. After The NeverEnding Story, Petersen's first English-language film, he directed Enemy Mine, not a critical nor box office success, he hit his stride in 1993 with the assassination thriller In the Line of Fire. Starring Clint Eastwood as an angst-ridden presidential Secret Service guard, In the Line of Fire gave Petersen the box office clout he needed to direct another suspense thriller, starring Dustin Hoffman.

The 1997 Petersen blockbuster Air Force One did well at the box office, with positive critical reviews from movie critics. For both Air Force One and Outbreak, Petersen teamed up with the German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who has worked with director Martin Scorsese. By 1998, Petersen was an established Hollywood director, with the power to both re-release his classic Das Boot in a new director's cut and to helm star-studded action-thrillers; as such, he was considered for the first movie in the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Petersen pulled out of the running in March 2000. In the 2000s, Petersen has continued to direct two summer blockbusters, such as The Perfect Storm and Troy. Petersen's $160 million epic film Poseidon, a re-telling of the 1969 Paul Gallico novel The Poseidon Adventure, was released by Warner Bros. in May 2006. The film performed poorly in the US cracking $60 million in domestic box office receipts by early August, although international sales surpassed $121 million.

Although hired to direct the film adaptation of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, scheduled for release in 2008, he "moved on" from the project. His potential projects include a live-action adaptation of the 2006 anime film Paprika and a film adaptation of the science fiction novel Old Man's War. After a ten-year-hiatus, Petersen returned in 2016 as director of the heist comedy Vier gegen die Bank, his first German-language film since Das Boot in 1981. Wolfgang Petersen on IMDb

Matt Odmark

Matthew Thomas Odmark is an American musician most known for being a guitarist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Matthew Odmark was raised in New York where he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School, he studied English literature at the University of Rochester. As a youth he knew pianist Charlie Lowell; when guitarist Matt Bronleewe left Lowell's band Jars of Clay, Odmark took his place as guitarist and backing vocalist. In 2001, Jars of Clay were awarded honorary graduations from Greenville College due to their demonstrated understanding of their craft. Despite never being an attendee of the school, Odmark was granted this award also. Matthew Odmark is married to Kristen Odmark, they adopted their son, Dylan Matthew Odmark, in 2007. They adopted another son, Owen Leigh Odmark, in 2009. In 2001, at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards, Odmark received "Best Acoustic Guitar"

Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson song)

"Remember Me" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Hudson and was released on March 3, 2017 by Epic Records. A midtempo ballad, "Remember Me" was written by Hudson, Jamie Hartman, Konstantin Sherer and Vincent Stein, with production by Hartman and Stein. Following the release of Hudson's third studio album JHUD in 2014, it was announced she had left RCA Records and had signed a new contract with Epic Records on June 28, 2016. Hudson said to Billboard magazine: "I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new chapter with two of the most prolific musical legends of this generation, there is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a special collaboration and I know that the result will be something unforgettable. I am looking forward to the creative process and sharing new music soon!"On March 2, 2017, a day before the song's release, Hudson released an audio clip of the song on her YouTube channel. On March 5, 2017, Hudson performed the song on The Voice UK; the song was met with positive reviews from critics.

Rap-Up stated in a review "The Oscar and Grammy winner flexes her powerful pipes on the rousing record, which she co-wrote with Jamie Hartman." Mike Wass from Idolator stated "Jennifer Hudson found the appropriate vehicle for those bone-rattling vocals on'Remember Me', the first taste of the diva's fourth LP is soaring mid-tempo ballad with gut-wrenching lyrics". The music video for "Remember Me" premiered on April 10, 2017. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number sixty-seven on the UK Singles Downloads Chart on March 10, 2017. In its second week the song fell thirty-one places to number ninety-eight before falling out of the Top 100 downloads chart; the song re-entered the chart at number seventy-one on April 14, 2017. On April 21, 2017, the song reached its peak charting at number fifty-five. In Scotland, the song debuted at number sixty on the Scottish Singles Chart. In its second week the song fell thirty-six places to number ninety-six. In its third week the song rose to four places charting at number ninety-two before falling out of the Top 100.

The song re-entered the chart at number fifty-seven on April 14, 2017. On April 21, 2017, the song reached its peak. Credits adapted from Tidal

Hi-5 (Australian band)

Hi-5 are an Australian children's musical group, formed in 1998 in association with the children's television series of the same name. The group is composed of five performers who entertain and educate preschool-aged children through music and play. Helena Harris and Posie Graeme-Evans created Hi-5 as a Nine Network television series, which premiered in 1999; the original members were Kellie Crawford, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Nathan Foley, Tim Harding and Charli Robinson. Four of their albums reached the top 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart, It's a Party, Boom Boom Beat, It's a Hi-5 Christmas and Hi-5 Hits; the original members had all departed from the group by the end of 2008, following de Leon Jones, who went on maternity leave in 2006. The membership has since changed several times; the members have starred in numerous television series, released music albums, performed on worldwide tours. The television series features puppet characters Chatterbox and Jup Jup, who are included in the group's live stage shows.

Hi-5 were one of Australia's highest paid entertainment entities, placing in the Business Review Weekly's annual list several times, earning an estimated A$18million in 2009. The members of Hi-5 are employees of the brand, once owned by the Nine Network, do not hold equity, their albums have been certified by the Australian Recording Industry Association as double platinum and gold. By 2004, the original line-up had received five consecutive ARIA Music Awards in the same category, Best Children's Album, a then-record. By that time they had received three Logie Television Awards for Most Outstanding Children's Program; the newer iterations of the group did not experience the same popularity or critical success as the original line-up. Hi-5 were last nominated for a major Australian award in 2012 and have not released an album since 2014; the brand was sold by the Nine Network to Malaysian-based group Asiasons in 2012, who shifted the band's commercial focus to the Southeast Asian market. After an attempted television revival in 2017, the group's production company relocated to Singapore and began employing a roster of temporary performers for touring purposes.

Hi-5 were formed in 1998 in Australia as a children's musical group. Television producer Helena Harris, who had worked on Bananas in Pyjamas, co-created Hi-5 as a concept for a new television show, she and co-producer Posie Graeme-Evans developed the series as preschool entertainment, blending educational theories with a pop music appeal, using music and movement to capture the attention of children. The band's work was designed to have multiple layers and cater for a wide range of ages in the audience, while being aimed at those aged 2–8. Featuring five performers, the cast were intended to act as older siblings of the audience, rather than adults teaching children. Harris has stated that Hi-5 was a television series, but the music itself had the ability to stand alone; the name of the group was derived from the high five gesture. Harris stated that her inspiration for Hi-5 came from living in England, where she realised she could develop a show with universal appeal, with accessible themes such as family and animals.

She strove to incorporate items of current interest to keep children engaged, modelled the style of the group on the fast-paced nature of contemporary music videos. Harris recalled watching pop group, the Spice Girls, who she believed were dancing moves of a standard which preschoolers could replicate; the creators saw the need for "life-affirming" television for maturing preschoolers, found that most children learned from shows which incorporated movement and song. After auditions for the group in June 1998, the television pilot for Hi-5 was produced in mid 1998, with the original cast consisting of Kellie Crawford, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Nathan Foley, Tim Harding and Charli Robinson, who were aged between 18 and 24 at the time of filming. After being commissioned and filmed, the series first aired in April 1999; the corresponding debut album and Jive with Hi-5, was released in September by Sony Music and reached No. 33 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The group toured around Sydney in their first year.

Hi-5 won the 2000 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program, ARIA Award for Best Children's Album for Jump and Jive with Hi-5. Hi-5 continued to film one television series and record one music album each year, with their releases receiving album accreditations. Four of their albums reached the top 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart, It's a Party, Boom Boom Beat, It's a Hi-5 Christmas and Hi-5 Hits. Hi-5 toured nationally every year, with sell-out concerts in venues such as the Sydney Opera House; the quintet's production of Hi-5 Alive won the 2002 Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children, while their Space Magic production was nominated in the same category in 2006. In 2001, the members stated. Crawford described the band as "a pop group for kids". In 2002, Crawford and Foley entered a romantic relationship; the couple were engaged in 2005, however called off the wedding plans in late 2006. The television series premiered in the UK in early 2003, wh

John William Gerard de Brahm

John William Gerard de Brahm was a German cartographer and mystic. He was born in the eighth child of a court musician employed by the Elector of Trier, he became "Captain Engineer" in the Imperial Army, but after his marriage emigrated to the British colony of Georgia. In the 1750s they baptized children at the "Independent Congregational Churches" in Stoney Creek and Charleston, in present-day South Carolina. In 1754 he was appointed by the British as surveyor general for Georgia Colony. In August 1756 he traveled to the Cherokee Overhill country on the banks of the Little Tennessee River as the engineer constructing Fort Loudoun, he is said to have been the most prolific mapmaker in the Southern Colonies in the late eighteenth century. He drew up the plans for the New Bermuda settlement in Florida. An ally of European colonisation, his contact with American Indians led him to despise European imperialism as a sin which would bring destruction to the world, he believed that the American Indians had been corrupted by the immorality of traders and their attempts to civilise them.

He was imprisoned in France by the American Revolutionary government, accused of being loyal to the British cause. His wide-ranging travels show. By 1784, Quaker records show him living in Philadelphia. There his writings on Cosmography were inspired by the ideas of an earlier German mystic, Jacob Boehme, he perceived the eighteenth century carving up of lands for personal glory as a tyranny of reason. He died in Philadelphia. Atlantic Pilot, Time an Apparition of Eternity and Voice of the Everlasting Gospel, Apocalyptic Gnomon Points out Eternity's Divisibility Rated with Time Pointed at by Gnomons Sidereal, De Brahm, derided by contemporaries, never managed to gain many followers to his religious thought, his criticism of dynastic politics and the aggression of nation-states as well as his anti-imperialist position was not well received in the intellectual climate of the early American Republic. The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

Jenny Cooper

Jenny Cooper is a Canadian actress who made her professional debut in 1995 in the Canadian TV series Jake and the Kid as the series regular Molly, went on to star in the Showtime series Fast Track and has subsequently been a guest star in numerous shows including Monk, The Outer Limits and CSI Miami. She starred in the Showtime mini series The Feast of All Saints. Cooper is a regular cast member of the 2015 Open Heart TV series, a mystery drama commissioned by the YTV and TeenNick channels, being created by the producers of the Degrassi TV shows, she portrays Jane Blake, the leading trauma surgeon at Open Heart Memorial who would rather save lives than tend to her own family affairs. Her daughter Dylan, portrayed by Karis Cameron, takes a job as hospital volunteer and secretly attempts to solve the disappearance of her father. Cooper had a recurring role as Valerie Harris on four episodes of the Fox TV series 24, portraying a Homeland Security official, part of a takeover of the Counter Terrorism Unit.

She said in a Toronto Star interview in 2008 that the project reunited her with Jon Cassar, the show's executive producer who had directed her on Jake and the Kid. Because each season of the show took place on one day, she never had a wardrobe change, she said, "You get seven multiples of the same outfit. Good thing I look good in blue. I had a navy blue suit with a light blue shirt."In 2013, Cooper was the screenwriter, co-producer and one of the lead actors on the Canadian film I Think I Do. The romantic comedy was set in Edmonton and filmed on location in the city. Cooper portrayed the sister of characters portrayed by Mia Kirshner and Sara Canning, who together run a wedding planning company. Cooper was born in 1974 in Toronto, grew up in Key Biscayne and lives in Los Angeles, she began acting in school plays at age 11. Jenny Cooper on IMDb Cooper's Twitter account