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Remembering Jason: The struggles and death of a Spokane Valley Eagle Scout – The Spokesman

Jason Pederson liked to go snipe hunting.

He’d lead his fellow Eagle Scouts into the woods in the cool of night, flashlights in hand and uniforms on. You can only catch a snipe when it’s dark out.

They would give the group’s newcomer a paper bag and tell him they’d chase the imaginary bird toward him. Suppressing giggles, they’d run away and leave their victim in the dark to discover they’d been duped.

Jason loved it. He loved any prank, really, and he was at home in the woods.

He and his troop would have campouts, hikes and 50-mile canoe trips. As an adult, Jason would go out into the forest for a few days with nothing but a sleeping bag and the bare essentials, just to be alone.

He went outside to grow closer to himself and his family. After Scouts, he did it to cope with trauma. Throughout his life, it was his

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/28/remembering-jason-the-struggles-and-death-of-a-spo/

Dover-shot film ‘Jason’s Letter’ premieres June 11

Independent film, shot in Dover, examines a small town after a police shooting

Terrance Tykeem is fulfilling a promise to the people of Dover by debuting his latest film project, “Jason’s Letter,” in the Capital City.

The one-time-only screening will take place June 11 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.

About 75 percent of the 94-minute film was shot in Dover, and Tykeem told Mayor Robin Christiansen he’d premiere the completed project here as compensation for using city facilities, including City Hall and the public library.

The film shows the impact of a 12-year-old’s reaction to the police shooting of a young black man in a small, unnamed town.

“Jason’s Letter” stars Vivica A. Fox, Quinton Aaron, Claudia Jordan, Joe Gannascoli and newcomer Jamol Manigault as Jason McKey.

Tykeem said the movie is an examination of the racial environment in communities across America. He wants it to start people

Read more at: http://www.milfordbeacon.com/news/20170531/dover-shot-film-jasons-letter-premieres-june-11

Dover-shot film ‘Jason’s Letter’ premieres June 11

Independent film, shot in Dover, examines a small town after a police shooting

Terrance Tykeem is fulfilling a promise to the people of Dover by debuting his latest film project, “Jason’s Letter,” in the Capital City.

The one-time-only screening will take place June 11 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.

About 75 percent of the 94-minute film was shot in Dover, and Tykeem told Mayor Robin Christiansen he’d premiere the completed project here as compensation for using city facilities, including City Hall and the public library.

The film shows the impact of a 12-year-old’s reaction to the police shooting of a young black man in a small, unnamed town.

“Jason’s Letter” stars Vivica A. Fox, Quinton Aaron, Claudia Jordan, Joe Gannascoli and newcomer Jamol Manigault as Jason McKey.

Tykeem said the movie is an examination of the racial environment in communities across America. He wants it to start people

Read more at: http://www.doverpost.com/news/20170531/dover-shot-film-jasons-letter-premieres-june-11

Get Out producer Jason Blum reveals next project: Dee Rees directed horror about black lesbians in rural America

Jason Blum has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s most prolific horror producers, having recently worked on Get Out, Split, and The Purge.

Speaking to The New York Times, the 48-year-old — who heads Blumhouse Productions — revealed one of his many upcoming projects; a horror, directed by Mudbound’s Dee Rees, about two black lesbians haunted by some unfamiliar force. 

The duo apparently met at the Sundance Institute while giving speeches, Rees approaching Blum and offering a movie pitch: “You’ve got me and my wife, two black lesbians, and when we first moved in, we fought every day over all these little things: ‘Why is this over there? Did you move that?’ ”

“Maybe it was a ghost. Or maybe it was some other force — like us not wanting to be there or fitting in. Anyway, that’s my horror-movie pitch.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/get-out-jason-blum-dee-rees-horror-black-lesbians-rural-america-a7736221.html

Jason Donovan weighs in on gender-neutral MTV Movie Awards debate: ‘It’s gone a bit too far’

Jason Donovan weighed in on the gender-neutral categories at the MTV Movie And TV Awards.

Kayleigh and Arthur come to blows in latest explosive Big Brother row

Emma Watson won the first non-gendered acting award on Sunday night for her role in Beauty And The Beast.

It was a move that was celebrated by many…except Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who let his feelings on the subject be known during Monday’s show.

Asking whether the next move would be to ‘ban gender’, he told viewers: ‘Let me know your thoughts, and if anyone this we should, I’ve got a doctor you can see later.’

He didn’t stop there, putting the issue to singer and actor Jason Donovan later on, who was on the programme to promote his new project Jason Donovan And His Amazing Midlife Crisis.

Piers said: ‘How do you feel about awards ceremonies now

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/08/jason-donovan-weighs-in-on-gender-neutral-mtv-movie-awards-debate-its-gone-a-bit-too-far-6622217/

Record Executive Jason Flom Shines A Light On The Falsely Incarcerated, One Podcast At A Time

For Jason Flom, the process of proving an incarcerated person’s innocence is an around the clock task. Before the beginning of this interview, the Lava Records CEO took a call from a prisoner named Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez, who was sentenced to 25 years in Sing-Sing Prison for murder. According to a 2014 NBC report, Velazquez – who has been detained since 1998 –pleaded with the courts to grant him another trial where he’ll present evidence that could solidify his innocence.

His story and a number of others who’re fighting to prove their guiltlessness are highlighted on Flom’s weekly podcast titled Wrongful Conviction. Through phone or in person interviews, Flom shines a light on a handful of prisoners’ stories of how being framed by law enforcement or being in the wrong place at the wrong time altered the course of their lives, and how they plan to make up for

Read more at: http://www.vibe.com/2017/03/jason-flom-wrongful-conviction-podcast-innocence-project/

Jason Isaacs takes over captain’s chair in new Star Trek project



Jason Isaacs is starring in a new Star Trek series

Jason Isaacs is taking over as starship captain in the latest Star Trek project.

The British actor has been cast as Captain Lorca in CBS All Access drama Star Trek: Discovery.

The show’s official Twitter account posted a picture of Isaacs with the message: “The U.S.S. Discovery has its captain!

“Welcome aboard.”

Isaacs, 53, posted a picture of the captain’s chair on his account, quipping: “Nice chair. Hope it’s comfy.”

Other cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh.

The new 13-episode series is set prior to the original 1960s programme, which starred Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.

It is expected to air on the streaming service later this year.

Read more at: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/jason-isaacs-takes-over-captains-chair-in-new-star-trek-project-35513899.html

Help Find Jason Ellis, Catherine Stout And Other Missing People

Jason Ellis, of Indianapolis, Ind., has been missing since Dec. 3, 2006. According to Project Jason, Ellis went missing from an apartment that he shared with two roommates. One of the roommates allegedly told police that Ellis, then 20, had left and taken his belongings with him. However, the young man’s last two paychecks were untouched and his car was still parked at the residence. In 2010, authorities told local media that they suspect Ellis is the victim of a homicide, but investigators did not elaborate on what brought them to that conclusion. At the time of his disappearance, Ellis was 160 pounds and 6 feet 1 inch tall. He had a tattoo of his mother’s name, Neatrice, on his chest, tattoos of Scooby and Scrappy Doo on his left arm and a tattoo of a maple leaf and his name, Jason, on his right arm. Anyone with

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/awareness-missing-persons_n_4123660.html

Help Find Shauntay Mayfield, Jason Jolkowski And Other Missing People

Jason Jolkowski, 19, of Omaha, Neb., has been missing since June 13, 2001. According to family members, Jolkowski, an employee at a restaurant in Omaha, received a call from his boss that morning and was asked to come in early. The teen’s car was in the shop so he arranged to meet a coworker at Benson High School, only seven blocks from his home. It’s believed that Jolkowski got dressed in his work uniform and then set off for the school. Somewhere along the way he vanished without a trace. Following Jolkowski’s disappearance, his mother, Kelly Murphy, founded Project Jason, a nonprofit organization that works to increase public awareness of missing person cases. The organization’s Web site can be found at www.projectjason.org. Anyone with information about this case should contact the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-5818.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/awareness-missing-persons_n_4004406.html