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Thomas Tull
THOMAS TULL (born 1970) is an American businessman and film producer. He is the former chairman of the Board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Legendary Entertainment . His firm has produced and/or financed several major motion pictures, including The Dark Knight Trilogy , The Hangover and its sequels, 300
300
, Man of Steel and others. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Filmography as producer * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREERTull grew up in Endwell, New York
Endwell, New York
, the son of a dental hygienist single mother. As a youth, Tull was an athlete, playing baseball and playing football , earning a football scholarship. Tull graduated from nearby Hamilton College in 1992. After college, Tull abandoned plans to become a lawyer and instead went into business, starting a chain of laundromats . Tull went into the field of financing, buying and selling several tax and accounting offices. In the private equity business, Tull rose to President of Convex Group and later as the Chief of Operations of Tax Services of America. His firm invested in entertainment, where Tull began to learn the entertainment business. After discussing the potential of private equity with a film executive in 2003, Tull quit Convex, raising $600 million in equity to finance movies under the Legendary Pictures banner
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San Diego Comic-Con
Coordinates : 32°42′22.60″N 117°09′42.63″W / 32.7062778°N 117.1618417°W / 32.7062778; -117.1618417 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL STATUS Active GENRE Multi-genre VENUE San Diego Convention Center (main) Downtown
Downtown
San Diego
San Diego
(various) LOCATION(S) San Diego
San Diego
, California
California
, U.S. COUNTRY United States
United States
INAUGURATED March 21, 1970; 47 years ago (1970-03-21) (as Golden State Comic Book Convention) ATTENDANCE Around 167,000 in 2015 ORGANIZED BY Comic-Con International FILING STATUS Non-profit WEBSITE www.comic-con.orgSAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego
San Diego
, California
California
, United States . It was founded as the GOLDEN STATE COMIC BOOK CONVENTION in 1970 by a group of San Diegans that included Shel Dorf , Richard Alf , Ken Krueger , and Mike Towry ; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, is COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO; but it is commonly known simply as COMIC-CON or the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON or "SDCC"
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Endwell, New York
ENDWELL is a hamlet (and census-designated place ) located in the town of Union in Broome County , New York , United States
United States
. Its population was 11,446 at the 2010 census. Endwell is situated between the villages of Endicott and Johnson City . It is west of Binghamton and is considered a suburb of that city. Endwell is also the home of a popular local park, Highland Park, well known in the area for its annual Fourth of July
Fourth of July
fireworks display as well as its classic carousel . Although most children residing in Endwell that attend public schools are served through the Maine-Endwell School District, some attend the Union-Endicott School District. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 References HISTORYEndwell used to be known as "Hooper," but the name had to be changed in 1921 because of post office regulations. There were too many locations in the state with the name Hooper. The most likely story, shared by an elderly man who attended the meeting to change the name: Endicott Johnson Corporation was producing a line of shoes called the "Endwell"
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Hamilton College (New York)
HAMILTON COLLEGE is a private, nonsectarian , liberal arts college located in the village of Clinton, New York , in the Mohawk Valley region of the Eastern United States (in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains ). Founded as a boys' school in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812. It has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its sister school Kirkland College . Hamilton's student body is 52% female and 48% male, and comes from 49 U.S. states and 45 countries. Hamilton College is ranked 12th among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" in the 2017 U.S. News "> Hamilton College as painted from a hot-air balloon by watercolor artist Richard Rummell in the early 1900s. Hamilton began in 1793 as the HAMILTON-ONEIDA ACADEMY, a seminary founded by Rev. Samuel Kirkland , a Presbyterian minister , as part of his missionary work with the Oneida tribe . The seminary admitted both white and Oneida boys. Kirkland named it in honor of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton , who was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy. The Academy became Hamilton College in 1812, making it the third oldest college in New York after Columbia and Union , after it expanded to a four-year college curriculum. By the end of the nineteenth century, its colorful ninth President M
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Film Producer
FILM PRODUCERS fill a variety of roles depending upon the type of producer. Either employed by a production company or independent , producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. During the "discovery stage", the producer has to find and acknowledge promising material. Then, unless the film is supposed to be based on an original script, the producer has to find an appropriate screenwriter . For various reasons, producers cannot always supervise all of the production. In this case, the main producer may appoint executive producers , line producers , or unit production managers who represent the main producer's interests. The producer has the last word on whether sounds or music have to be changed, including deciding if scenes have to be cut. They are in charge of selling the film or arranging distribution rights as well. The producer's role can vary significantly from project to project, based on the circumstances and funding. They generally are in charge of things like hiring staff, creating filming schedules, checking and approving locations, and much more
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Businessman
A BUSINESSPERSON is a person involved in business – in particular someone undertaking activities (commercial or industrial) for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales, and revenue utilizing a combination of human , financial , intellectual and physical capital with a view to fuelling economic development and growth . An entrepreneur is an example of a businessperson. The term "businessperson" may refer to founder, owner, or majority shareholder of a business or it can also be used to describe a high-level executive who does the everyday running and management of a business even though the executive is not the owner. The term may sometimes mean someone who is involved in an upper-level management role in a corporation , company, enterprise, firm, organization, or agency. This can especially apply to the founder, an owner, a manager, an executive, or an administrator in charge of total management of a corporation , company, organization, or agency. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Prehistoric period: Traders * 1.2 Medieval period: Rise of the merchant class * 1.3 Renaissance to Enlightenment: Rise of the capitalist * 1.4 Modern period: Rise of the manager * 2 Qualifications * 3 Salary * 4 Business guru * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYPREHISTORIC PERIOD: TRADERSSince a "businessman" can mean anyone in industry or commerce, businessmen have existed as long as industry and commerce have existed
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Chairman Of The Board
The CHAIRMAN (also CHAIRPERSON, CHAIRWOMAN or CHAIR) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board , a committee , or a deliberative assembly . The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. The chairman presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion. When the group is not in session, the officer's duties often include acting as its head, its representative to the outside world and its spokesperson. In some organizations, this position is also called _president _ (or other title), in others, where a board appoints a president (or other title), the two different terms are used for distinctly different positions. CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 Usage * 3 Vice chairman and deputy chairman * 4 Public corporations * 4.1 Chairman
Chairman
and CEO * 4.2 Executive chairman * 4.3 Non-executive chairman * 4.4 Examples * 5 Duties at meetings * 6 Powers and authority * 7 Disciplinary procedures * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 Further reading TERMINOLOGYOther terms sometimes used for the office and its holder include _chair_, _chairperson_, _chairwoman_, _presiding officer_, _president_, _moderator _, facilitator, and _convenor_. The chairman of a parliamentary chamber is often called the _speaker _
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Chief Executive Officer
A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive , leader or administrator in charge of managing an organization . CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations (e.g., Crown corporations ). The CEO of a corporation or company typically reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues, or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs typically aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. Titles also often given to the holder of CEO position include president , CHIEF EXECUTIVE (CE), and MANAGING DIRECTOR (MD), as well as REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR (RD) in Japan . CONTENTS * 1 Responsibilities * 2 Characteristics * 2.1 Celebrities * 3 International use * 4 Related positions * 4.1 US * 4.2 UK * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links RESPONSIBILITIESThe responsibilities of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure. They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are typically enshrined in a formal delegation of authority
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Legendary Entertainment
LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT (also known as LEGENDARY PICTURES or LEGENDARY) is an American media company based in Burbank , California . The company was founded by Thomas Tull in 2000 and in 2005, concluded an agreement to co-produce and co-finance films with Warner Bros. , and began a similar arrangement with Universal Studios
Universal Studios
in 2014. Since 2016, Legendary has been a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Divisions and ventures * 2.1 Legendary Digital Networks * 2.2 Legendary Comics * 2.3 Legendary Television and Digital Media * 2.4 Legendary East * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Released * 3.2 In production * 4 Television * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Thomas Tull founded Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment
after raising $500 million from private equity firms . It was one of the first companies of its kind to pair major motion picture production with major Wall Street private equity and hedge fund investors, including ABRY Partners , AIG Direct Investments , Bank of America Capital Investors , Columbia Capital, Falcon Investment Advisors, and M/C Venture Partners . Legendary Pictures, Inc
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The Dark Knight Trilogy
The fictional superhero Batman , who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics , has appeared in various films since his inception. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger , the character first starred in two serial films in the 1940s, Batman and Batman and Robin . The character also appeared in the 1966 film Batman , which was a feature film adaptation of the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward , who also starred in the film. Toward the end of the 1980s, the Warner Bros. studio began producing a series of feature films starring Batman, beginning with the 1989 film Batman , directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton . Burton and Keaton returned for the 1992 sequel Batman Returns , and in 1995, Joel Schumacher directed Batman Forever with Val Kilmer as Batman. Schumacher also directed the 1997 sequel Batman & Robin , which starred George Clooney . Batman & Robin was poorly received by both critics and fans, leading to the cancellation of Batman Unchained. Over the course of seven years, Warner Bros. commissioned Darren Aronofsky for an adaptation of Batman: Year One and Wolfgang Petersen for Batman vs
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The Hangover
THE HANGOVER is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips , co-produced with Daniel Goldberg , and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore . It is the first installment in The Hangover
The Hangover
trilogy . The film stars Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
, Ed Helms , Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis
, Heather Graham , Justin Bartha
Justin Bartha
, and Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
. It tells the story of Phil Wenneck, Stu Price, Alan Garner, and Doug Billings, who travel to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
for a bachelor party to celebrate Doug's impending marriage. However, Phil, Stu and Alan wake up with Doug missing and no memory of the previous night's events, and must find the groom before the wedding can take place. Lucas and Moore wrote the script after executive producer Chris Bender's friend disappeared and had a large bill after being sent to a strip club. After Lucas and Moore sold it to the studio for $2 million, Philips and Jeremy Garelick rewrote the script to include a tiger as well as a subplot involving a baby and a police cruiser, and also including boxer Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
. Filming took place in Nevada
Nevada
for 15 days, and during filming, the three main actors (Cooper, Helms, and Galifianakis) formed a real friendship
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300 (film)
300
300
is a 2006 American epic war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley . Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars . The film was directed by Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book. The plot revolves around King Leonidas ( Gerard Butler ), who leads 300
300
Spartans into battle against the Persian "god-King" Xerxes ( Rodrigo Santoro ) and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers. As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo ( Lena Headey
Lena Headey
) attempts to rally support in Sparta
Sparta
for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios ( David Wenham
David Wenham
). Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300
300
within the genre of historical fantasy . The events are revealed to be a story told by Dilios , the only one of the 300
300
Spartans to survive the battle
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Man Of Steel (film)
MAN OF STEEL is a 2013 superhero film featuring the DC Comics character Superman
Superman
. It is a British-American venture produced by Legendary Pictures , DC Entertainment , Syncopy Inc. , and Cruel and Unusual Films , and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures . It is the first installment in the DC Extended Universe
DC Extended Universe
. The film is directed by Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
, written by David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer
, and stars Henry Cavill , Amy Adams , Michael Shannon , Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
, Diane Lane
Diane Lane
, Laurence Fishburne , Antje Traue , Ayelet Zurer , Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni
, and Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman
Superman
film series that retells the character's origin story . In the film, Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton and assumes the role of mankind's protector as Superman, but finds himself having to prevent General Zod from destroying humanity. Development began in 2008, when Warner Bros. took pitches from comic book writers, screenwriters and directors , opting to reboot the franchise
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Baseball
BASEBALL is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding. The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball that is thrown by the opposing team's pitcher with a bat swung by the batter, then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases : first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate. Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team , which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team who reaches a base safely can later attempt to advance to subsequent bases during teammates' turns batting, such as on a hit or by other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning . A game is composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played. Baseball
Baseball
has no game clock, although almost all games end in the ninth inning. Baseball
Baseball
evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England
England
by the mid-18th century
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American Football
AMERICAN FOOTBALL, referred to as FOOTBALL in the United States and Canada, and also known as "gridiron football " or simply "gridiron", is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense , the team with control of the oval-shaped football , attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the team without control of the ball, the defense, aims to stop their advance and take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs , or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team; if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal . The team with the most points at the end of a game wins. American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football . The first game of American football was played on November 6, 1869 , between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton , under rules based on the association football rules of the time. During the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code , which allowed carrying the ball
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