Niles council members hurry for settlement cash from opioid epidemic lawsuit earlier than deadline

(WKBN) – Money is pouring into Ohio communities as part of a class action lawsuit settlement against drug companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.

The Ohio churches will receive $ 26 billion.

Niles is one of the communities working to get an ordinance to accept some of that money. They held a special council meeting on Wednesday evening to learn more about this money.

Niles is said to win $ 300,000 from the settlement.

This money can be used for treatment, education, distribution crackdowns, and other community needs.

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Gostlin: Is there a reason the city shouldn’t accept this money?
Zuzolo: “Not from a legal point of view. Not that I could see it. “

Philip Zuzolo is a Niles Law Director.

The compensation never has to be paid back.

Johnson and Johnson and three pharmaceutical distributors pay the bill. One such distributor is Cardinal Health, based in Ohio, just outside of Columbus.

“This epidemic has hit us hard,” said Jimmy Julian, a member of Niles City Council.

According to the Ohio Attorney General’s website, Trumbull County ranks sixth in the state for all opioid-related deaths.

Niles has the second largest death toll in Trumbull.

“It will go into resources fighting this epidemic, which is still rife in northeast Ohio but across Ohio as a whole,” said Julian.

The distributors have 17 years to pay their severance payments. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson and Johnson will cease selling and promoting the sale of opioids.

“Very much needed by the police, courts and various educational programs, and hopefully it can help families affected by this epidemic,” said Julian.

But the city is running out of time to pass the ordinance.

“We were told that the resolution or ordinance must be passed by August 13th to allow full participation,” said Zuzolo.

Not enough city council members showed up to see him off without a third reading.

So the last vote will take place on Thursday.

Councilors at Wednesday’s meeting say they expect to be approved before Friday’s deadline.

Nick Cannon Pic ‘She Ball’ Acquired By Redbox Leisure – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Redbox entertainment has the North American distribution rights You ball, a new film, written, produced and directed by Nick Cannon. The film will be available in cinemas (20 in total) and on demand simultaneously, including Redbox on August 6, 2021.

The film follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, who involves the city’s worst streetball women’s league to help save the embattled Inglewood Community Center he runs while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.

Redbox has hired Vertical Entertainment as a distribution partner for the feature. The deal was negotiated by Marc Danon, Head of Original Content at Redbox Entertainment.

Graciella Sanchez, Zadoc Angell Named Co-Presidents At Echo Lake Leisure – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Talent manager Graciella Sanchez and literature manager Zadoc Angell became co-presidents of Echo Lake entertainmentBusiness area management.

Her promotion to these new management positions follows the division’s growth to over 20 managers.

Mike Marcus will continue to serve as Chairman of Echo Lake Management, while partner and founder Doug Mankoff and twenty year old veterinarian Andy Spaulding will continue to oversee parent company Echo Lake Entertainment.

The Beverly Hill-based management company was the first to reopen its offices on June 15. Amid the turmoil of the Covid-19 pandemic, she has kept all of her assistants busy and even managed to grow and welcome five new talent and illuminated managers.

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“I am so proud of our team. Every single employee chose to have a vaccination, which made reopening all the easier, ”said Mike Marcus in a statement. “At the beginning of the pandemic, our managers strengthened themselves, organized themselves and found a way to provide their customers with excellent service. This was the result of strong leadership, especially from Graciella and Zadoc. “

“Graciella and Zadoc reflect the bright future of Echo Lake,” said Doug Mankoff. “I am so impressed with how well they take care of their customers and the wisdom they generously share with colleagues in helping them be the best sales representatives they can be. Your integrity, strong work ethic, and positive attitude are what define Echo Lake. “

“We are grateful to Doug, Andy and Mike for their guidance, especially over the past year,” added Sanchez and Angell in a joint statement. “They made Echo Lake a special place where hard work, creativity and collaboration are at the heart of our culture. With the reopening of the company, it is time to benefit from our dynamism and growth. We are excited to lead Echo Lake into this next era to be the first home for talent, filmmakers and storytellers of the future. “

Sanchez has been with Echo Lake for eight and a half years. She previously co-founded the boutique management company One Talent Management with mentor JJ Harris.

Sanchez’s clients include JD Pardo (Mayans MC), Liz Hannah (The Post, Mindhunter), Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals, Safe Harbor), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood / Untitled Lakers Show), Marlo Kelly (Dare Me), Gloria Reuben (ER, City on a Hill, coming The First Lady), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends, I Am the Night), James Bland (Giants), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Camila Sodi (Luis Miguel, Señorita Pólvora), Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways / The Handmaid’s Tale), Maria Dragus (Mademoiselle Paradis), Ivana Milicevic (Banshee) and Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer, The Mighty Ducks). Born in Los Angeles, he is a graduate of Yale University.

Angell has been with Echo Lake for eight years. He began his career as a TV literary agent at Paradigm and became a manager when he teamed up with Dave Brown at Artist International. In 2013 the two brought their literary team to Echo Lake.

Angell is known for his track record of building writers into showrunners. His clients include Kira Snyder (The Handmaid’s Tale), Ingrid Escajeda (Wool), Eric Wallace (The Flash), Neal Baer (Designated Survivor), Carter Covington (Charmed), Ariana Jackson (4400), Will Pascoe (Absentia), Erica Montolfo (The Conners), Bobak Esfarjani (WandaVision) and Daniele Nathanson (Animal Kingdom). The manager grew up on a farm in New York State and then graduated from Harvard University.

Florida Misses Deadline On Federal Faculties Cash – CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami / NSF) – Florida is one of 21 states that haven’t submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education for how to use the latest round of federal funding for schools.

The department on Monday released a list of plans submitted by 29 states and the District of Columbia.

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Florida missed a deadline on Jan.

The Florida Department of Education did not immediately respond to questions from the Florida News Service about when the State Board of Education would review a plan and submit it to Washington.

Florida has allocated more than $ 7 billion through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, of which nearly $ 122 billion has been distributed to states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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But the US Department of Education is holding on to a third of the Florida budget until the state comes up with a plan and receives approval.

A federal agency press release said “the vast majority” of states that have not submitted plans cite pending reviews by state education agencies and lawmakers.

The press release said government plans the agency received are outlining the use of funds to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and students, and to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19.

The department also said that states reported using the federal money to offer summer study programs and provide mental health services to students.

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All3Media Acquires Nordic Leisure Group’s NENT Studios UK – Deadline

Super producer owned by Discovery and Liberty Global All3Media has the acquisition of the Nordic Entertainment Group NENT Studios UK.

NENT Studios UK, who is behind the Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston drama from Viaplay / Channel 4 Close To Me up for sale last November, just over a year after the production and sales business was established.

NENT Studios UK was formerly known as DRG and has a catalog of over 10,000 hours of content. It takes care of selling shows like Doc Martin, Catchphrase, and Don’t Tell the Bride. The company is led by Richard Halliwell and integrated into All3Media International.

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media, said, “There has never been so much demand for high quality IP and we all look forward to working closely with the producers of these shows.” Louise Pedersen, CEO of All3Media International added: ” With over 10,000 hours of content and some fantastic internationally known programs, this catalog will be an excellent and complementary addition to our library. “

In addition to Close To Me, NENT Studios UK announced last year that another series is fully funded and is about to launch. It added that it had 15 projects in paid development and an internal list of 40 other shows.

Nordic Entertainment Group, along with a number of other production companies, are selling NENT Studios UK as they focus on growing their Viaplay streamer.

Hoplite Leisure CEO Jonathan Lee Smith Pleads Responsible To Wire Fraud – Deadline

Jonathan Lee Smith, the CEO of two Hollywood production companies specializing in the production of reality TV shows, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for a $ 2 million business loan through forged documents and financial misrepresentation The situation of his company.

Smith who manages or owns Hoplite entertainment and Hoplite Inc., agreed to plead guilty to the crime, with a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

“To convince a private lender to fund a $ 2 million loan, Smith falsely presented last year that his two companies had claims of $ 3,348,000, and he put in fake licensing agreements and others Fakes to back up the claim, “said the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, which was pursuing the case, said Tuesday. “In order to convince the private lender to give them additional time to repay the loan, court documents state that Smith falsely stated that the payment was imminent. He also emailed a fake record of a $ 100,000 transfer from Hoplite, Inc. In reality, the loan was never repaid. “

Under the plea agreement, Smith agreed to pay $ 2 million in redress. He is expected to appear in the US District Court in Los Angeles on July 6th. The FBI is investigating the case and US Attorney General Alexander B. Schwab of the Department of Major Frauds is leading the indictment.

Hoplite Entertainment has reality shows like Wrecking Plan, Ink therapy, Geared Up, Culinary Escapes, Charged & Disbard, Hot Spots, Recipe Hunters, Drone Wars, Slope Slap, Back in the Game, Loud Life and We Bought a Vineyard.

Paperclip Ltd Companions With Subsequent Leisure, Brent Cote On ‘Possessions’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Fleiss‘s Next conversation has a partnership with Paperclip Ltd to produce possession, a scripted horror feature from the writer / director Brent Cote (Corrupted).

While The Bachelor franchise creator EP Fleiss previously produced films within the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel franchises, Possessions is his first appearance in the horror genre recently. Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell’s Paperclip announced today that the film has entered preproduction.

The horror thriller based on an original concept by Cornwelll is about a father who pulls his 10-year-old son across the country after the tragic loss of his wife. While running a warehouse that he bought unseen, he is looking for a fresh start. But this new chapter in his life takes a sinister turn as secrets buried behind the metal doors become a parent’s worst nightmare, leading the family on a dark psychological decline where something sinister awaits them.

The casting for possessions is currently in progress, with production scheduled to begin this summer.

Ben Cornwell, Jordan Foley and Nick Smith from Paperclip Ltd are co-producing the film with Mike Fleiss from Next Entertainment. Yeardley Smith is Executive Producer while Aaron Fleiss is Associate Producer.

Possessions is said to be the first of three features Paperclip worked with Cote on, after recent features like Alone and Gossamer Folds.

Paperclip Ltd is represented by CAA, Tye Gonser and Metro Public Relations; Fleiss is represented by CAA and Craig Jacobson; Cote is with Ryan Cunningham at Anonymous and Paul Miloknay at Miloknay Weiner.

No. 1 Leisure Present On Advert-Supported TV – Deadline

The final ratings for season 46 of Saturday night live are in, and the venerable late-night sketch program was ranked the # 1 entertainment show among all ad-supported networks in the demo for adults between 18 and 49. The show achieved an average rating of 2.06 among 18-49 and a total of 9 million viewers in Live +7 numbers.

For the second year in a row, SNL was also # 1 comedy on ad-supported television in the demo. It ranked # 2 in total viewers after being at the top for most of the season.

The top placements come even though SNL ended the season with lows in the last few episodes. The strong seasonal averages are largely due to a glowing fall run before and immediately after the November presidential election. It was the first time that SNL had broadcast originals for six weeks in a row – from October 3 to November 7. The run was bookmarked from the season premiere on October 3, hosted by Chris Rock, and the post-election television show on November 7. hosted by Dave Chappelle, who will be one of the two highest rated episodes of the SNL season for years 18-49.

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The show received a late rating boost with the May 8th edition, hosted by Elon Musk, which became the third highest episode of the season in the demo behind episodes Chappelle (# 1) and Rock (# 2).

“SNL is one of the most culturally significant shows in television history, and number 1 in its 46th season is testament to how that relevance has grown over the past five decades,” said Susan Rovner, chairman, entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television and streaming. “One of the greatest gifts of this role is being able to watch the ‘SNL’ team do what they do each week while the show stays as strong and vibrant as ever.”

SNL generated # 1 with the most YouTube video views (1.6 billion) of any late night show on all television. It has also gained the # 1 most new fans / followers / subscribers (2.7 million) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube of all late night shows across television.

“Congratulations to Lorne Michaels and the entire cast and crew for this milestone. What makes it even more notable is that it was carried out amid quarantines and strict protocols during a pandemic. It required an excellent mix of brilliant, creative entertainment and technological talent, ”said Katie Hockmeyer, EVP, Late Night Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

Vertical Leisure Picks Up ‘A Day to Die’ Starring Bruce Willis – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE:: Vertical entertainment has secured the US distribution rights to A day to die, an action thriller with Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Leon and Kevin Dillon. Wes Miller Directed by the indie based on a script he wrote together with Scott Mallace and Rab Berry. The picture is expected to be released in 2022.

In the film, a shamed probation officer (Dillon) is committed to a local gang leader and forced to conduct a series of dangerous drug robberies within twelve hours to pay the $ 2 million owed, rescue his abducted pregnant wife, and compare a bill with the corrupt City Police Chief (Willis) who works with the gang leader and crossed him twice years ago.

Gianni Capaldi, Brooke Butler, Vernon Davis, Mohamed Karim, Alexander Kane and Curtis Nichouls complete the cast. Nichouls produced the film alongside Andrew van den Houten and DJ Dodd. The Capstone Group takes care of worldwide sales.

“The choice of a filmmaker’s distributor is extremely important and I am excited to be working with Vertical to bring A Day to Die to the world,” said Miller. “The team there has welcomed a wide variety of material from different filmmakers and has worked with some of the best actors and filmmakers working today.”

Christian Mercuri and Roman Viaris from the Capstone Group negotiated the rights agreement with Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector on behalf of Vertical.

Greenwich Leisure Acquires ‘Not Going Quietly’ Documentary – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE:: Greenwich Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to Nicholas Bruckman‘s Don’t go quietly, with plans to release the film in theaters on August 13th.

The documentary, which won the audience award and jury recognition for Humanity in Social Action at SXSW, offers an intimate and inspiring glimpse into the life of a political activist Ady Barkan.

“If you didn’t already know that Ady Barkan is an incredible ass who has overcome all sorts of obstacles to change our democracy for the better, you’ll soon be thanking Greenwich Entertainment,” director Nicholas Bruckman said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be working with the passionate Greenwich team on the release of Not Going Quietly and to share Ady’s story nationwide in this profound and hopeful moment for our country.”

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A progressive hero and loving father, Barkan was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 32. Despite his deteriorating physical abilities, he started a nationwide campaign for health care reform through his organization “Be A Hero”, which spoke at the 2020 Democratic National Convention and which Politico calls “the most powerful activist in America”. In Bruckman’s document, we see the chance encounter with Senator Jeff Flake on the plane that catapulted Barkan to fame, as well as his interviews with American political leaders, including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic primary.

Not Going Quietly was directed by Amanda Roddy with executive producers Bruckman (Valley of Saints) and Ryder Haske of People’s Television, Mark and Jay Duplass (Wild Wild Country, Tangerine), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing) and Sam Bisbee ( Produced) produces Die Trüffeljäger), Jackie Kelman Bisbee (Hearts Beat Loud), Mel Eslyn (The One I Love), Wendy Kelman Neu (Farewell Amor), Nina Tassler and Joan Boorstein from PatMa Productions. Andy Bohn from Greenwich negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

Bruckman’s Doc is slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in June.