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Take Note: Innocence Project Director On Working To Free The Wrongly Convicted

As the victim of bullying since childhood, Aija Mayrock fought back writing “The Survival Guide to Bullying” in her teens.  As she says today at 22, “I realized that I had to create a little, yet powerful survival guide that any kid could use as a life-saving device when they were being bullied in the gym, the cafeteria, the locker room, the class room, the hallways — anywhere.  A guide that could be a road map, a flashlight, or a friend. So here it is. This book is my gift to you.”  WPSU’s Carolyn Donaldson talked with Mayrock for “Take Note.” 

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Innocence Project Policy Director Rebecca Brown to Speak on Justice December 23 at Montclair Synagogue

Rebecca Brown will speak about “Justice: The Innocence Project” at Bnai Keshet’s Kaplan Minyan on Saturday morning, December 23. The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at 10:30 a.m. with selected songs and readings.

Brown, originally from Montclair, is director of Policy for the Innocence Project, which she joined in 2005. She directs its federal and state policy agenda, which seeks to prevent and reveal wrongful convictions and assure compensation for the wrongfully convicted upon release from prison. Brown and her team have successfully lobbied the passage of more than 100 laws at the state level. She has also served as a Policy Analyst for the Mayor’s Office in New York City and a Senior Planner at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), where she

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Innocence Project Policy Director Rebecca Brown to Speak on …

Rebecca Brown will speak about “Justice: The Innocence Project” at Bnai Keshet’s Kaplan Minyan on Saturday morning, December 23. The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at 10:30 a.m. with selected songs and readings.

Brown, originally from Montclair, is director of Policy for the Innocence Project, which she joined in 2005. She directs its federal and state policy agenda, which seeks to prevent and reveal wrongful convictions and assure compensation for the wrongfully convicted upon release from prison. Brown and her team have successfully lobbied the passage of more than 100 laws at the state level. She has also served as a Policy Analyst for the Mayor’s Office in New York City and a Senior Planner at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), where she

Read more at: http://baristanet.com/2017/12/innocence-project-policy-director-rebecca-brown-speak-justice-december-23-montclair-synagogue/

“My Friend Dahmer” Director Marc Meyers on the Coming-of-Age of a Serial Killer (Interview)

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Filmmaker has made a number of smaller independents that didn’t get a lot of attention or traction, but there are a few reasons why his new movie My Friend Dahmer has deservedly been getting more attention since it premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The first reason is obvious, because there’s a growing interest in murders and serial killers thanks to shows like HBO’s The Jinx and Netflix’s Making a Murderer, but also because Jeffrey Dahmer is still one of America’s more renowned killers and also more recent than others.

Meyers’ movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name by John “Derf” Backderf, who in fact was friends with Jeffrey Dahmer in high school before his murderous streak began, but who saw first-hand the transformation of his

Read more at: http://www.tracking-board.com/my-friend-dahmer-director-marc-meyers-on-the-coming-of-age-of-a-serial-killer-interview/

Jim Carrey Really Regrets Turning Down One Director For Ace …

Of course, depending on who you talk to about this revelation made by Jim Carrey to ScreenCrush, that might have been a better prospect than the film that eventually became the Ace Ventura sequel. With comedic wild man Steve Oedekerk taking up the writing and directing duties of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, a sequel more appropriate to what the studio and fans were expecting was delivered. The film was a financial success, albeit a critical whipping boy. But if Spike Jonze had gotten his hands on the film, then we just might have received a movie that may have tanked, but would eventually become a cult classic over time.

Read more at: http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1702260/jim-carrey-really-regrets-turning-down-one-director-for-ace-ventura-2

Jim Carrey Really Regrets Turning Down One Director For Ace Ventura 2

Of course, depending on who you talk to about this revelation made by Jim Carrey to ScreenCrush, that might have been a better prospect than the film that eventually became the Ace Ventura sequel. With comedic wild man Steve Oedekerk taking up the writing and directing duties of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, a sequel more appropriate to what the studio and fans were expecting was delivered. The film was a financial success, albeit a critical whipping boy. But if Spike Jonze had gotten his hands on the film, then we just might have received a movie that may have tanked, but would eventually become a cult classic over time.

Read more at: http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1702260/jim-carrey-really-regrets-turning-down-one-director-for-ace-ventura-2

Jim Carrey’s ‘Ace Ventura 2’ Rejected Spike Jonze As A Director

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Imagine a universe where Spike Jonze‘s big screen directorial debut wasn’t the critically adored mindf*cksnuggle Being John Malkovich, but instead the second Ace Ventura adventure. (The one where the pet detective was in a rhino’s butt.) It was nearly a reality in the ’90s, but red carpet muser Jim Carrey wasn’t interested in Jonze at the time. He says he regrets that decision to this day.

Carrey’s been busy making the publicity rounds as his Kaufman documentary Jim Andy: The Great Beyond makes the screening rounds. Jonze, a producer on the film, shared the stage with Carrey at the Toronto International Film Festival. Screen Crush reports that Carrey recalled turning down Jonze as the director of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

“I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike forever,”

Read more at: http://uproxx.com/movies/jim-carrey-ace-ventura-spike-jonze/

Jim Carrey Regrets Rejecting Spike Jonze as Director for ‘Ace Ventura 2’

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Some of our greatest directors get their starts in the most unexpected places. For Spike Jonze, it could have been by directing the sequel to Jim Carrey‘s slapstick comedy classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, if fate didn’t have its way.

In other words, Jonze could have won his Oscar 19 years earlier than he did when he brought home the trophy in 2013 for Her.

Back when Jonze was a fresh-faced, untested director, he had vied for the director’s chair for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Unfortunately, he was turned down by Carrey, who has regretted the decision ever since.

Carrey recounted the story at the Toronto International Film Festival [via ScreenCrush] where he was

Read more at: http://www.slashfilm.com/jim-carrey-spike-jonze-as-director-for-ace-ventura-2/

Director Tom Shadyac to shoot true story of racial injustice in Memphis

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Black or African American charges of race discrimination easily outnumber others, but which race has the second-highest numkber?
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After a self-imposed, decade-long exile from mainstream moviemaking, Tom Shadyac — whose hit comedies have earned close to $2 billion at the worldwide box-office — returns to directing this month with a film to be shot in his adopted hometown of Memphis.

Unlike such past Shadyac projects as “Bruce Almighty” and “The Nutty Professor,” the new movie, “Brian Banks,” does not aim

Read more at: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2017/09/07/comedy-director-shoot-true-story-racial-injustice-memphis/643178001/

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Black or African American charges of race discrimination easily outnumber others, but which race has the second-highest numkber?
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After a self-imposed, decade-long exile from mainstream moviemaking, Tom Shadyac — whose hit comedies have earned close to $2 billion at the worldwide box-office — returns to directing this month with a film to be shot in his adopted hometown of Memphis.

Unlike such past Shadyac projects as “Bruce Almighty” and “The Nutty Professor,” the new movie, “Brian Banks,” does not aim

Read more at: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2017/09/07/comedy-director-shoot-true-story-racial-injustice-memphis/643178001/