Spinning the disastrous box office of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s Justice League film cannot be done with any credibility. The film failed to connect with audiences and critics. The departure of director Zack Snyder due to a personal crisis has been blamed for some of the film’s failure. Replacing a director doesn’t usually lead to the creation of a well-crafted finished film. Rumors recently emerged that Snyder did shoot enough footage that his version of the film could be edited and released on home video. Warner Bros., however, has zero interest in releasing the Zack Snyder cut of a film ultimately completed by Joss Whedon.
Warner Bros. noted that significant special effects work, editing, and sound mixing would be required to release the Zack Snyder cut in an acceptable version. Since the theatrical version of the film failed to break even, Warner Bros. doubtfully wishes to spend millions upon millions of dollars on a DVD/Blu-ray that won’t make its extra costs back.
Interestingly, rumors recently emerged that a far more complete version of the Snyder cut does exist. If this version didn’t require editing or mixing, then releasing it wouldn’t come with added cost. Don’t look for Warner Bros. to release such a DVD even if Snyder’s cut truly is a complete version. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment want to put the disastrous release of Justice League back into the past. Releasing a better version of the official one simply draws more attention to the current cinematic woes facing heroes of DC Comics. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. need Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 2 to perform quite well at the box office. Anything that reminds fans that Warner and DC Entertainment delivers duds doesn’t help the cause.
That said, the Zack Snyder cut may eventually be released in the future. However, that time could be many years away.
The career of film director M. Night Shymalan has taken a steep drop since his groundbreaking movie, The Sixth Sense, helped establish him in the movie business. While he’s been able to make some critically-acclaimed features since then, including Split and The Visit, his ability to have more major studios offer him the opportunity to make high-budget features remains in question.
Shymalan attempted to mine some additional goodwill from The Sixth Sense by making a film entitled, Unbreakable, which again starred Bruce Willis. This was expected to set the stage for additional sequels down the road. Instead, a lukewarm box office for this project resulted in the prospect of follow-up movies disappearing.
Quality has never been Shymalan’s problem when it comes to connecting with certain audiences or critics. The problem has stemmed from gaining attention from wider audiences, which he hopes to do with his new film, Glass. The movie attempts to merge characters from Unbreakable with those from Split, with some of the early buzz seen as a definite positive.
Shymalan himself took to social media to point out the fact that he showed 12 minutes of the still-unreleased film to distributors for both Universal and Walt Disney. In the latter case, Disney’s knowledge of the international marketplace is expected to provide major benefits when it comes to being able to bring in audiences.
The comic book aspects of Glass figure to garner attention from one of the industry’s most integral demographics: young people. While a quality film and that particular market seem to be a match made in heaven, some studio executives may be reluctant to work with Shymalan until the results come through. Yet a mere 12 minutes of the film was enough to impress people that are just as important to the future of his career.
Clayton Hutson is a well-known tour manager who holds titles including FOH, Monitor Engineer, and day-to-day production manager. He is also recognized as a longtime user of DiGiCo products having used DiGiCo consoles in many tours that he has managed. Clayton owes his support and loyalty of DiGiCo consoles to an experience at a concert with Marilyn Manson where he used the console which proved to be reliable, efficient, and worked wonders during the entire gig. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Clay/Hutson
Clayton Hutson has so far managed successful tours and concerts in different venues ranging from casinos, churches, clubs, and sold-out shows. He is a hard worker who takes control of everything in his area of interest during the tour concerts that he manages. Clayton has the urge to deliver 100 percent to whoever he works for by ensuring he employs quality tools such as the DiGiCo consoles which he trusts to produce the best sound during the concerts.
Clayton Hutson has also taken part in the processes that involved the development of automated rigging systems including the Kinesys Elevation 1+ systems. During the process, his role as an automation operator involved giving expert advice about putting safety first for all during the design phase of the system. Clayton talked about the system being safe while doing the job and reliable while making movements.
Clayton is passionate about what he does making sure everything is in order before, during, and after the gigs he takes part in. He is also known to multi-tasks his roles as the FOH and the Monitor Engineer. Knowing what both the crowd and whoever he works for wants, he ensures things run smoothly and everything is perfect. Clayton also points out the existence of challenges of working with acoustic instruments during the gigs but doesn’t allow that to stop him from making the best sound either. He does what he can to deliver the best no matter what.
Clayton Hutson is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated tour managers in the world. Indeed, he is one of the finest if not the very finest of them all in the industry.
As Justice League gears up for release on home media, the movie’s official Instagram account has released movie posters for Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (played by Ray Fisher).
The Justice League Blu-Ray is being released on March 13, 2019, only a few months after its theatrical release last November. This may be because the film barely made back its $300 million budget; Warner Bros. may be hoping to hype up its home releases in order to make back its money and get the DC Extended Universe franchise back on track.
The posters both use a minimalist design where a silhouette of the character contains a visually interesting picture. In Aquaman’s, the King of the Sea can be seen standing waist-deep in the water at night, with sea and sky both bathed in a pretty but eerie green. Cyborg’s strikes a similar somber mood, but uses purple in what seems to be a wrecked city, with the shape of Parademons (monstrous minions of the villain Steppenwolf) flying in to attack him.
Compared to co-stars Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Flash, these two Leaguers are less well-known. Momoa’s portrayal of Aquaman was seen by many as a standout performance of a somewhat jerkish but fun character who has fun fighting against evil. Fisher’s Cyborg is somewhat more divisive—some note that he seems oddly somber compared to his boisterous comic book and cartoon counterpart—but nevertheless earned fans.
Aside from hyping up the Justice League Blu-Ray release, Aquaman’s poster could be seen as an endorsement for his upcoming solo film, which will be released on December 21 of this year. Cyborg is a bit of a mystery, however; his film has been announced, but seems to be off its upcoming slate.
On January 30, 2018, Paul Simon announced his “Farewell” performance to take place on the final night of the British Summer Time festival on July 15, 2018. Simon plans to perform in a familiar location for his career finale as Hyde Park in London has heard his tunes before. So far, fellow 1960s and 1970s music performer James Taylor is slated to perform before Simon’s performance. The announcement of other performers will take place on the day tickets become available—February 2, 2018.
Though the show is billed as a “Farewell” performance, it is not clear if Simon means the performance to be his last touring performance or to mean he is retiring from the music scene altogether. After seven decades in the music industry, Simon has shown an inclination to quit the business. In 2016 when he indicated in a New York Times interview that showbiz no longer interested him.
Paul Simon’ career boomed after the duo of Simon & Garfunkel produced the soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Graduate. In 1970, Simon split with Garfunkel to perform in solo settings. Simon is enrolled in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer.
Fellow 1970s performer, James Taylor, is a singer-songwriter that mirrored the sense of loss that dominated the 1960s. His emotionally charged music appeals to an audience across the social spectrum. The winner of six Grammy Awards, James Taylor is still a force to be reckoned with in the music world.
Together, Simon and Taylor created and explored the mysticism behind the 60s movement. From sublime metaphors to outright statements, the two singer-songwriters have influenced the exploration of music in the pop culture, creating movements within the movement promoting peaceful thought and equality for all.
The performance on July 15, 2018, will close the 2018 British Summer Festival with a flourish. Hyde Park can hold up to 150,000 people, and the bets are that the tickets will sell out in February.
David Giertz of Nation Wide is advising financial advisors to speak with their clients about Social Security. It is an important aspect of settling into a retirement package. However, the Social Security platform is extremely complicated. There are roughly 2700 different rules that must be understood so that the process can be executed properly. Many financial advisors tend to skip around the Social Security aspect of retirement. Yet, retirees stand to lose a lot of money in the long run if they do not implement the Social Security at the correct time. David Giertz also notes that clients are leaving advisors due to lack of information. Studies conducted show that customers will move on and choose a new advisor if their current financial advisor does not speak with them about Social Security.
David Giertz has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He has a great deal of experience in leverage strategy and innovation skills that build profitable growth. David served as the President of Nationwide Financials Sales and Distribution Organization. He grew the company from 11 billion to 17.8 billion in revenue during his tenure. Giertz consistently exceeded expectations and provided the wholesale strategy to the private sector retirement plans, annuities, life insurance and mutual foreign funds through banks.
David Giertz is a certified business coach. He led the Financial Institutions Bank channel in 2004. By 2009 the channel had grown and acquired the Warehouse Distribution channel. David became a part of Nationwide in 1999. He assumed the title of Regional Vice President and was based in Miami Florida. David raised revenue by 40% in his territory, which comprised of seven different States and Puerto Rico.
David Giertz was with Citigroup before joining Nationwide. He spent 10 years there as a financial services advisor and moved up to Area Director. Giertz eventually won the position of Executive Vice President of Sales where he pushed the expectations of corporate goals.
David is heavily involved with community organizations and has held positions such as Chair of Board of Trustees with Millikin University. David also spent nine years as the Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee at Millikin University. He spent time on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Broward County. David’s educational background consist of an MBA from the University of Miami, as well as a BS from Millikin University.
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When Troy McQuagge son took the reins at USHEALTH Group in 2010, he wanted to change the priorities and direction of the company. One of the ways he did so was by establishing the HOPE program. The Helping Other People Everyday project was designed to make a positive impact in the lives of ordinary people across the country. Troy wanted the company to integrate itself into local communities in ways that really matter to individuals.
The program has had a number of successes.
Soon after the HOPE program was set up, USHEALTH employees partnered with the Phoenix of New Orleans organization to help those still reeling from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. HOPE volunteers went into the areas that were most affected by the storm and helped residents rebuild their homes. They carried out razing and restoration activities of all kinds so that people could have safe and secure housing. Read more on prweb.com about Troy McQuagge Son
In 2011, HOPE intervened on behalf of The Crisis Nursery, which is a children’s shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. The team provided thousands of dollars for the purchase of shoes, baby formula, and other items. Many disadvantaged children and their families benefitted from this effort, and a number of them were saved from quite desperate circumstances.
In 2012, USHEALTH returned to Phoenix and once again advanced their humanitarian mission. Company leaders gave a $25,000 check to HOPEkids Arizona. This is a charity that helps children with cancer and other serious illnesses. A year later, corporate executives learned that a chapter of HOPEkids was opening near company headquarters. They donated another $45,000 to help get it off the ground and begin its work of serving the children of the community.
Money is an important component of all humanitarian work, but it is not the only thing that matters. It was Troy McQuagge intention to use the HOPE program to change the culture of USHEALTH, and that he has succeeded in doing. Besides raising and donating of money, company employees give of their time and talents. The HOPE program has acted as a call to action within USHEALTH, and many people have responded with their minds and bodies as well as their wallets.
Michel terpins is one of the most successful rally drivers in Brazil he has been in the rallying industry for some years now and has been able to prove his finesse by consistently performing impressively. He is currently considered one of the most elite drivers in the T1 prototype category. Michel terpins is a brother to Rodrigo terpins another equally successful driver. It was not by chance that they both became rally drivers having grown up in a family that had a deep appreciation for sports was one of the biggest motivators for the same.
There father Jack Terpins or Jacko among his friend was one of the best basketball players in the 70’s. He played at club and national level before eventually retiring to become a businessman with various interests in the real estate sector off Brazil. His passion for sports saw him appointed the chairman of sports by the then president in the early 90’s. He always encouraged his sons to be active in sports and lucky for him they did not disappoint.
Michel Terpins began his career as a rider where he competed in the Brazilian cross country championship. Having started at quite a tender age, he would quickly go through the ranks and become an excellent rider.At the end of his career in cross country, he was the reigning champion in the elite category.His brother had always pressured him to join rallying believing he would be a better driver than he was a rider. When Michel finally caved to the pressure, he would join his brother, and together they founded the Bull Sertões Rally Team. This was the team that they would use to compete in future and together they formed a very formidable team. By working together, they were able to hone their skills both as navigators and driver respectively. The team would in future expand when both they had sufficiently acquired the right skills with each branching out to become a driver and acquiring a navigator. The Bull Sertões Rally Team is still Michel terpins team of choice to date, and he has used it to compete in the various editions of the Sertões Rally that he has taken part in.
On Monday, the Leeds International Piano Competition announced its field of competitors for the 2018 competition. 28-year-old Riyad Nicolas is among the contenders. Nicolas, who was born in Aleppo, will be the first Syrian pianist to ever compete for the coveted first-place award at Leeds.
Nicolas began playing piano at the age of six. He is a two-time winner of Syria’s Best Piano Student Prize. In 2005, Nicolas won the Educational Award at the London International Piano Competition. At 15 years old, he was the youngest pianist to compete in the event. He then moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music. In 2013, he won the Norah Sande Award, a prize recognizing the best young pianist in South East England. He has been selected out of 200 applicants to compete in the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition.
The competition is held triennially in Leeds, England and is designed to award the most talented young pianist. To be eligible, all contestants must be professional pianists between the ages of 20 and 29. The first event was held in 1963 and was won by English pianist Michael Roll. The competition is open to pianists from around the world and has awarded performers from countries as diverse as Portugal and South Korea. The first-place winner receives a $33,000 prize and the chance to perform in a series of solo concerts. Winners also receive air time on BBC Radio, a recording session for a solo studio album and a mentorship from pianist Paul Lewis.
Nicolas faces stiff competition from pianists like South Korea’s Saeyoon Chon, third-place winner of the 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and Aris Alexander Blettenberg, winner of the 2015 International Hans von Bülow Piano Competition. To secure the top spot, Nicolas must pass the first round in Berlin. If he places well in the initial round, he will be able to compete in the second round held at the University of Leeds.
Famous musician, John Legend is expected to play Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar Live Concert! in the Easter Sunday production of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice play. Alice Cooper will be playing King Herod. The play will be directed by British director, David Leveaux. Up to this point, Legend has released five albums, his most famous so far being Get Lifted! He has also appeared on Soul Men, Underground, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has also worked with Plat on La La Land.
Aside from Jesus Christ Superstar, NBC has also done The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz as live musicals. The original Broadway version of Jesus Christ Superstar with Jeff Fenholt as Jesus began in 1971, ran until mid-1973 and saw over 700 performances. The show airs on television on Easter Sunday, which is April 1st.
Legend has stated that he’s overjoyed to be a part of the cast. He has also stated that with him in the production that he’s sure that the story will be done more justice. From what Robert Greenblat, Chair of NBC Entertainment has stated, the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar demands an actor with a wide vocal range, which Legend does have a talent for. Another reason that Legend’s casting is ground-breaking is that it will also break the traditional image of Jesus as a man with light skin and light brown long hair.
It’s not known what the real Jesus actually looked like since people didn’t leave much in the way of portraits back in that time. However, some scholars believe that it’s likely that Jesus had olive skin and very dark hair. As devout Christians like to reinforce, however, it’s not Jesus’ physical image that matters in the end but rather what he did for humanity that does.