September 7, 2014 |
Imagine if Michael Bay, of Transformers and Bad Boys fame, had directed the rom-com Bridget Jones's Diary , or if Oliver Stone remade Sleepless in Seattle . We'd get totally different - in those cases, ridiculously different - movies. The question of how various directors might handle the same story has always fascinated Hollywood producer Chris Moore, who made his name with the acclaimed 1997 sleeper hit Good Will Hunting and his fortune with the wildly successful American Pie franchise.
October 18, 2014 |
They make up more than half the world's population, yet women have not yet taken their rightful place in Hollywood as directors. Not that there's a paucity of brilliant female directors, as is evident from Female Gaze: Contemporary Films by Women , an impressive seven-disc boxed set featuring seven feature films and seven shorts by contemporary female directors from around the world. Inch'Allah Dimanche , by Algerian French artist and politician Yamina Benguigui, is about a woman from the former French colony of Algeria who joins her husband in France, where he emigrated more than 25 years earlier.
February 13, 2014 |
Upping the heat on Time Warner Cable Inc., rival Charter Communications Inc. formally launched a hostile proxy fight by proposing to oust Time Warner Cable's board and replace it with 13 new directors. A proxy fight was a remaining option for Charter after Time Warner Cable rejected three buyout bids, the last in January for $132.50 a share in cash and stock. Time Warner Cable closed at $134.90 Tuesday, down 0.59 percent. In a proxy vote, Time Warner Cable shareholders, such as pension funds, can vote for directors nominated by the company's management or directors nominated by Charter.
March 16, 2016
ISSUE | WOUNDED WARRIORS Directors also should resign The board of directors of the Wounded Warriors Project acted properly in firing chief executive officer Steve Nardizzi and chief operating officer Al Giordano following reports that the two had spent lavishly on non-charitable purposes ("Wounded Warrior founder offers to return," Saturday). The members of the board should have then submitted their resignations for the lapse in their fiduciary duty to properly supervise the two executives.
March 27, 1989 |
Two names stuck out on the brochure: June Prager and John Essick. Prager and Essick were the producing and managing directors, respectively, of the Hedgerow Theatre before departing that venerable stage two and a half years ago. The titles are the same, the name is different. Prager and Essick are the founders of Theatre International Exchange, a new not-for-profit institution dedicated to creating "a professional theater ensemble company of young American actors of talent and promise" to serve as an artistic ambassador to the world from Philadelphia.
April 26, 2016 |
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, as a Class C director of its board. for a three-year term. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden in 2014. Previously, she had been dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Before that, she had been a faculty member at Temple University's Beasley School of Law for nearly 30-years. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the CEO Council for Growth, the board of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, and the board of trustees for the Cooper University Health System.
August 10, 1988 |
Camden Mayor Randy Primas will receive a 25 percent raise if City Council approves salary increases for him and his seven city directors tomorrow. City Council yesterday reviewed salary increases for the mayor and the seven directors - none of whom has had a raise since September 1986. At a caucus session yesterday, the Council also reviewed increases for other municipal employees. The mayor's salary would increase by $11,750 - from $47,250 to $59,000 - effective Oct. 1. The directors include: Business Administrator Patrick J. Keating, whose salary would increase from $47,200 to $57,000; City Attorney Patricia Thornton Darden, from $46,000 to $55,000; Director of Public Works Walter Richardson, from $46,000 to $52,000; Director of Utilities Fred Martin, from $43,000 to $52,000; Director of Economic Development Barbara Coscarello, from $46,000 to $50,000; Director of Human Services J. Allen Nimmo, from $41,000 to $47,000, and Director of Housing Services and Code Enforcement Louis Quinones, from $43,500 to $47,000.
June 21, 2016 |
The directors of the Hershey School oversee an educational facility in central Pennsylvania for impoverished children, but you might not know it from their expense reports. Eight directors ran up an $18,000 tab for a weekend board meeting last June at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, according to internal records obtained by the Inquirer. All 10 spent $362,000 in travel, meals and hotels over the last 21/2 years, including at least 60 limousine rides, often from the Philadelphia and Baltimore airports.
January 19, 2010 |
With a salary of $181,834, William G. Dunn is the highest-paid local government employee in Mount Holly, home to the Burlington County administration building and courthouse that serve a population of nearly a half-million people. But Dunn, 83, does not prosecute criminal cases or administer county operations. His employer resides one street over, and is far more obscure: the Mount Holly Municipal Utilities Authority. Every time they flush a toilet or wash the dishes, the authority's 13,119 ratepayers in Mount Holly and the surrounding communities of Hainesport, Moorestown, Lumberton, Westampton, and Eastampton are contributing to what Dunn, the authority's executive director, calls "my little sphere of influence.
December 16, 2014 |
As a man who built his career as a top-notch salesman and dealmaker, Bill McDermott, 53, chief executive of SAP, one of the world's largest business software companies, has mastered the techniques: Use the person's name, repeat their phrases, say "and," not "but. " And obviously, be a pro at the kind of small talk that connects customer and company. But in October, he topped it all with the release of an autobiography, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office . The book, written in first-person, describes his blue-collar upbringing in Amityville, N.Y.; his business start as a deli owner at age 17; and his ability to inspire disheartened divisions of major companies, from Xerox to SAP, even as he coped with his mother's death and his wife's struggle with breast cancer.