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Ronni Chasen

Postby MinM » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:11 pm

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1) Ronni Chasen was brought up in the Andrew Breitbart thread. It just so happens that Wall Street 2 was one of the last things she worked on...
Chasen became known in Hollywood for her PR work on such films as On Golden Pond, and the second film in the Oliver Stone/Michael Douglas Wall Street movie franchise, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. She was pushing for Oscar recognition for Douglas in his role as the money hungry, risk averse character Gordon Gekko...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronni_Chasen

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Hollywood...

Postby MinM » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:03 pm

Professor Researches CIA’s Effect on Films
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TCU Daily Skiff, February 24, 2012

Stemming from a love of spy films and espionage thrillers, assistant professor of film-television-digital media Tricia Jenkins wrote a new book examining the CIA’s influence on the film and television industries.

The University of Texas Press released “The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television” in early February. Sponsoring editor at the University of Texas Press Jim Burr said the book’s originality piqued his interest.

“It was a topic that I hadn’t seen covered before,” Burr said.

Jenkins said she always loved the spy thriller genre and its relationship to the CIA. This interest led to the idea for the book, she said.

The book required a year of research before it could be written, Jenkins said. After finishing her research, she wrote the book within nine months.

Her research also formed the basis for Media, Politics and Social Values, a class she taught last spring. The class was a study in government propaganda, she said.

Jenkins encountered resistance from both the CIA and the entertainment industry when she was researching the book, she said.

But, Jenkins said she still managed to talk with many sources about the subject. Jenkins said she spoke with people who worked for the CIA as liaisons to the entertainment industry.

The liaisons attempted to make the entertainment industry present more favorable depictions of the CIA in films and television shows. She also talked with screenwriters and producers who worked with the liaisons.

According to the University of Texas Press website, Jenkins’ book discusses how the CIA influenced the production of many entertainment projects. Examples of films impacted by the CIA included “The Sum of All Fears”, “Syriana” and “The Good Shepherd”.

http://www.tcu360.com/campus/2012/02/14 ... fect-films

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Re: Ronni Chasen

Postby MinM » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:06 pm

IanEye wrote:i enjoyed both "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "One On One".

here is a film called "Bait" that premiered on Tuesday September 12th, 2000, that has the World Trade Center as a main character.

the plot is about all of the gold that was underneath the World Trade Center and a plan to steal it.

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Re: Ronni Chasen

Postby PufPuf93 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:05 pm

MinM wrote:Image
1) Ronni Chasen was brought up in the Andrew Breitbart thread. It just so happens that Wall Street 2 was one of the last things she worked on...
Chasen became known in Hollywood for her PR work on such films as On Golden Pond, and the second film in the Oliver Stone/Michael Douglas Wall Street movie franchise, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. She was pushing for Oscar recognition for Douglas in his role as the money hungry, risk averse character Gordon Gekko...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronni_Chasen

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This makes no sense for the police to conclude the gunman acted alone given the tip that led the police to the person of interest (who suicided alledgedly with same gun).

from the Ronni Chasen wiki:

---Investigation

Beverly Hills Police Department sources stated that Chasen received approximately five gunshot wounds to the chest, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle just after turning from Sunset Boulevard onto Whittier Drive. Police surmised that Chasen's killer was an expert marksman and likely shot her from an SUV or truck that pulled alongside her car.[14] A leaked coroner's report noted that hollow-point bullets might have been used by the gunman.[14]

On December 1, 2010 the Los Angeles Times reported that a man believed to be involved with Chasen's murder committed suicide after being confronted by police at the Harvey Apartments on Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood and that the suspect in Ronni Chasen's slaying had been under police surveillance before he killed himself.[14] The Los Angeles Times reported the man, a convicted felon named Harold Martin Smith,[3] was approached by police in the apartment lobby, at which point he pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head.[15] On December 6, 2010 it was reported that the man was no longer considered a person of interest in the murder. However, on December 8, 2010 the Beverly Hills Police Department declared its preliminary conclusion that Chasen's murder had been a random act of violence, a robbery attempt turned violent. According to the police, the gun the suspect used to kill himself was the same one used to murder Chasen. Police said they believed the man acted alone and it was in no way connected with road rage – an operating theory the previous week. The big break in the case was a tip through America's Most Wanted – after the suspect began bragging to neighbors that he shot Chasen and got $10,000 for it. The AMW tipster – who wants to remain anonymous – stands to collect a $125,000 reward.---
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Re: Ronni Chasen

Postby Rory » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:19 pm

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... 2604.story

More than three years after Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was fatally shot in Beverly Hills, the L.A. County coroner’s office released the autopsy in her case that reveals new details about the high-profile slaying.

The report shows that Beverly Hills police initially believed Chasen was killed in a drive-by shooting as she drove her Mercedes home after a film event. Police later concluded it was actually a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bike.

Beverly Hills police said Friday that detectives requested that the coroner’s file remain private for all this time out of respect for Chasen’s family. The report was released as part of a settlement between a documentary filmmaker who had sued Los Angeles County for access to the report.

“Based on the circumstances, the coroner felt that no legitimate reason remained to maintain the security hold, so the hold was lifted and the document released,” Craig Harvey, an official with the coroner’s office, said in an email.

Chasen was killed Nov. 16, 2010, as she was driving home from a movie premiere after-party about half an hour after midnight. Witnesses found the 64-year-old publicist slumped over the steering wheel of her black Mercedes-Benz coupe, which had crashed into a light pole.

Homicide detectives originally suspected that Chasen was at a red light at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Whittier Drive when someone drove up next to her and fired four shots through her passenger window, the report states.

After being struck by gunfire, she then made a left turn and drove for about a quarter of a mile before she crashed, according to the report.

Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics took Chasen to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors attempted to revive her. She was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m.

The autopsy found that bullets had pierced Chasen's heart, a pulmonary vein and other internal organs. Two bullet wounds were also found in her back.

The case stretched from days to weeks as investigators interviewed witnesses that included friends and associates of Chasen. Search warrants were served at her home and workplace.

Three days after the shooting, the mayor of Beverly Hills publicly floated the theory that Chasen had been shot from another vehicle. But as the investigation continued, the initial theory shared by police in the coroner's report changed.

Investigators got a break three days after Chasen’s death was reported on TV's "America’s Most Wanted" on Nov. 20, 2010. A man told an operator that someone he knew was claiming to be involved in the shooting.

The tip led investigators to Harold Martin Smith, a 43-year-old former convict. Smith shot himself in the head when investigators attempted to question him Dec. 1, 2010.

He was suspected of shooting Chasen after a botched attempt to rob her while on his bicycle, although police said they found no indication that he had entered her car.

Smith was subsequently linked to Chasen’s murder after ballistics tests showed the handgun he used to shoot himself was the same weapon used to kill Chasen, officials said.

When Beverly Hills Police Chief Dave Snowden announced the preliminary results of the investigation, some expressed skepticism that the shooting could have been a random attack.

But the investigation led by Sgt. Mike Publicker “reviewed in excess of 150,000 emails and texts belonging to the victim and investigated thousands of tips received on the Police Department’s hotline,” according to the department.

Investigators reviewed thousands of financial documents belonging to Chasen, recovered video and closed-circuit TV footage and conducted numerous interviews with family, friends, professional contacts and others, officials said.

The Beverly Hills Police Department released a statement Friday, saying it was “proud” of its investigation and that it stood by its final conclusion in the case.
The department also called for privacy for the Chasen family.

“The Police Department has always been sensitive and protective as to privacy and feelings of the Chasen family and others who have been victims of such a tragedy,” the statement read. “We have great respect for the friends and family of Ms. Chasen; we are hopeful that others will continue to respect their privacy."


Bwahahahahhaha - sidesplittingly funny. Nothing to see here - just a random murder :wink
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