Founder of The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation and entrepreneur Simone Bresi-Ando discusses the first international edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE Conversation which will take place in New York today (March 6th).
A laptop, an idea and a dream. That is what I started out with in 2009. I still have that laptop, the ideas keep flooding in and my dreams are so big they often scare me.
To get to this point has been grit, blood, sweat and tears. It’s also being random acts of kindness from strangers, support, love and guidance from friends and family and a deep search and journey to a better me so I can really stand before you all and say without a shadow of a doubt. That I – AM – POSSIBLE. [Simone Bresi-Ando]
This woman is an inspiration who I am proud to call a friend. Congratulations Simone.
After its successful run on the small screen, the hit Caribbean TV series from Barbados “Keeping Up With The Joneses” (KUWTJ) has now moved to the big screen in the UK.
“KUWTJ: The Movie” is centred around the fictional Jones family (father Irving, mother Angela, daughter Tracy and son Nathan) who became famous after starring in a TV reality show. Life is going well but when the Joneses are kidnapped at a beach picnic, all seems to be lost. But hope is at hand when Angela’s brother and three of his friends from a local institution go on a mission to save them.
KUWTJ will premier at the following venues:
London – Stratford Picturehouse Cinema - 6pm Thurs 27 March 2014 (Click here to purchase tickets).
Birmingham - Drum Arts Centre - 7pm Thurs 20th March 2014 (Details on tickets to come soon).
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Labour’s David Lammy has spoken out about the lack of cinemas in London.
According to The Evening Standard the MP for a struggling and angry Tottenham undertook research which found 27 out of the 73 constituencies in London had no cinema.
An INCENSED Lammy said:
“It’s as if poor people have been written out of the script when it comes to cinema in London.
“It’s unacceptable that there are still so many constituencies across the capital where people are expected to travel into the centre to access cinema.
“The British Film Institute and the Arts Council that control funding for arts and film have to do much more to correct this. When you look at how much the Arts Council spends on opera — surely a small slice of that redirected could go a long way.” Constituencies in Ealing, Brent, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Dagenham, Lewisham, Tooting and Mitcham were among those with no cinema.
In response to this disgusted Tottenham resident and Mad News reader Vanessa Wallace said:
People are losing their homes, there are benefits sanctions, support services are being cut, food banks are closing, people are struggling, but all Lammy wants to talk about is cinemas?
Then again I suppose people won’t be so worried about low employment opportunities, whether or not their children are safe going to and from school and whether they can pay this months rent, now that their housing benefit has been reduced due to the government changes to benefits, as long as they can go and see ‘Despicable Me 2′ at a venue that is on their doorstep!
I for one have been losing sleep for years over the absence of a cinema in Lewisham. Travelling to Peckham and the West End was beginning to take its toll. It has troubled me deeply but now I can rest easy because the lack of a good cinema in my borough is at the top of David’s agenda.
FINALLY David is tackling the important issues.
Well done David. Now let’s all stand up and give the man a round of applause.
On a serious note, while members of his constituency are facing real issues on a daily basis that HE was voted in to tackle ( e.g. healthcare, education, crime, police brutality etc), David chooses to sit in his office doing pointless cinema “research”. He receives a salary for doing this???
The man is not serious.
Rest In Peace Bernie Grant.
That was a good live performance. I will give him that. Well done Pharrell.
Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith have both won Razzie Awards for their efforts in the sci-fi film After Earth.
The father and son won three awards, Jaden Smith for worst actor, Will Smith for worst supporting actor and worst screen combo.
After Earth cost $130m (£78m) to make and was co-written by Will Smith and directed by M Night Shyamalan. The film only grossed $60m at the US and Canadian box office.
Jaden and Will did not attend the ceremony.
The Golden Raspberry Awards, called the Razzies for short, is an award ceremony in recognition of the worst in film. Founded by American copywriter and publicist John J. B. Wilson in 1980, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in “blowing a raspberry”. The awards themselves are in the form of a “golfball-sized raspberry” which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray-painted gold.
Hahahahahahahaha – Oh dear!
The Razzies crack me up. I would love to attend a ceremony one day.
I still have not watched After Earth but judging from the clips that I have seen it just looks like one big old vanity project for the Smiths.