James Miller
Cameraman, Film producer, Film director
James Miller
James Henry Dominic Miller was a Welsh cameraman, producer, and director, and recipient of numerous awards, including five Emmy Awards. He often worked with Saira Shah with whom he founded and operated an independent production company called Frostbite Productions in 2001. He was killed by a single shot fired by a soldier from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on 2 May 2003 while filming a documentary in Rafah.
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia
Huffington Post - 14 days
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a U.S. government-funded news organization, has cut funding for The Interpreter magazine, an online publication that has critically covered Russia.  Michael Weiss, a Daily Beast senior editor who also serves as editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, told The Huffington Post that RFE/RL’s management made the decision to stop funding the magazine last fall, before Donald Trump’s election victory. While RFE/RL stopped paying Weiss’ three-person team for The Interpreter at the end of December, following the conclusion of a one-year contract, the news organization agreed to continue paying them for work on Polygraph.info, a new fact-checking and propaganda debunking site launched with Voice of America. Weiss was recently informed that his team would not get another contract for 2017 for work on Polygraph, but agreed to a short-term deal through the end of February. After that, the Interpreter staff can potentially freelance for the new site.  Thou ...
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Alvin Ailey Continues to Thrill
Huffington Post - 2 months
By Bethany Hopta, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, December 22, 2016 The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater filled the stage of New York City Center on December 11th with exuberance and grace. The program began with r-Evolution, Dream, choreographed by Hope Boykin, a member of the Company since 2000. The piece was inspired by Ms. Boykin's visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, where she experienced the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The narration--historical and original writings--voiced by Leslie Odom, Jr., and the original music by Ali Jackson, provide a unique, powerful and jazzy sound. The dancers, a mix of the Company and members of Ailey II glided across the stage, their movements accentuated by the vibrantly colored costumes designed by Hope Boykin. The jewel tones of purple and green and the contrasting white and black provided a stunning visual, their effect magnified by lighting designer Al Crawford. As this is a new work in ...
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North Carolina's LGBTQ Community Doesn't Want To Spend 4 More Years With Pat McCrory
Huffington Post - 3 months
RALEIGH, N.C. ― It’s 9:55 p.m. on Election Day, and the gubernatorial race between Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) is effectively tied. The crowd at the Raleigh LGBTQ Center is waiting for the results. They sigh, boo and scream out as the returns pop up on a television screen. “Jesus fucking Christ!” yells one woman, banging her hands against her thighs.  Many of the people attending this watch party are members of, or allies to, North Carolina’s LGBTQ community. No one is particularly fond of McCrory. In March, the governor signed HB 2, a law barring local governments from passing any anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The law also mandates that individuals can only use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. The law has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and even more in reputation. Later that month, McCrory added protections for sexual orientati ...
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ESPN Is Shutting Down Grantland, 'Effective Immediately'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
ESPN is shutting down popular sports site Grantland effective immediately, the company announced Friday in a statement posted on ESPN's site. The decision, which was described as "a very recent one" by ESPN chronicler James Miller, comes mere months after founder Bill Simmons left the popular sports site, and amid continued staff turnover. The following statement was posted on ESPN's website explaining the decision: Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland.  After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.    Grantland distinguished itself with quality writing, smart ideas, original thinking and fun.  We are grateful to those who made it so.  Bill Simmons was passionately committed to the site and proved to be an outstanding editor with a real eye for talent.  Thanks to all the other writers, editors and st ...
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James Miller pleads guilty, daughter gets immunity
Cal Coast News - about 3 years
By KAREN VELIE Former Hurst Financial President James Miller agreed to plead guilty to a four-count criminal complaint under an agreement that his daughter Courtney Brard will not be prosecuted. Miller, 63, pled guilty in 2011 to charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and making a false statement to a bank. Miller and […]
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Kelly Gearhart and James Miller receive another reprieve
Cal Coast News - about 3 years
By KAREN VELIE For the fifth time, former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s fraud trial and Hurst Financial president James Miller’s sentencing hearing have been delayed. A federal judge continued Gearhart’s trial from Feb. 18 to June 17. Miller’s hearing has been continued from March 17 to Sept. 8. “Failure to grant the requested continuance […]
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Guts of Superfast Black Hole Jets Revealed
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Astronomers have taken an unprecedented look at the superenergetic jets blasted out by black holes, and thus have answered a key question about the composition of these mysterious beams. "We've known for a long time that jets contain electrons but haven't got an overall negative charge, so there must be something positively charged in them, too," study co-author James Miller-Jones, from the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia, said in a statement. "Since our results found nickel and iron in these jets, we now know ordinary matter must be providing the positive charge." The researchers took the measure of 4U1630-47, a black-hole candidate just a few times more massive than the sun.
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FNC Chad Pergram note as to who will be briefing at the classified briefing today – click to read Chad’s note
Fox News - over 3 years
Urgent: Briefers at classified briefing for lawmakers today at the Capitol Per Pergram-Capitol Hill 1. Mr. Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House 2. Mr. Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence 3. Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State 4. Dr. James Miller, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense 5. Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, Director of Operations (J-3), Joint Staff, Department of Defense ## —————— Chad Pergram FOX News Senior Producer for Capitol Hill The post FNC Chad Pergram note as to who will be briefing at the classified briefing today – click to read Chad’s note appeared first on Gretawire.
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Movie Review: ‘The Good Son,’ Documentary About Ray Mancini
NYTimes - over 3 years
A film by Jesse James Miller focuses on the boxer Ray Mancini, whose 1982 bout against the South Korean fighter Duk-koo Kim ended with Mr. Kim fatally wounded.     
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Review: 'The Good Son' explores one boxer's triumph and tragedy
LATimes - over 3 years
Jesse James Miler's doc is a well-told look at boxing champion Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini's life and a 1982 title fight that left his opponent dead. A powerful story of triumph and tragedy — and the infamous moment that encapsulated both — gets a stirring workout in the colorful, absorbing documentary "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," directed by Jesse James Miler, based on the book by Mark Kriegel.
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TransCanada sticks by its numbers after Obama challenges Keystone job estimates
Canadian Business - over 3 years
CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) insists that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will create about 20,000 jobs, despite suggestions by U.S. president Barack Obama that those estimates might be unrealistic. In an interview with The New York Times this weekend, Obama said that based on “the most realistic estimates” the project might create “maybe 2,000 jobs” during the construction of the pipeline. “…and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs in an economy of 150 million working people,” he said. But a spokesman for Trans-Canada noted that Obama’s comments were aimed at his Republican opponents, who have used the economic benefits as one of their major arguments for the project. “I wouldn’t think the president would come out externally and in the media and actually agree with the Republicans regardless of what he might think in private,” James Miller said in an interview Sunday. “I attribute those comments more to being political rather than ...
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Danai P. Maraire: Alvin Ailey Comes to Town and You Shouldn't Miss It
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
If you have the chance to view this show, you simply must! For anyone who may have failed to look up or notice their surroundings while driving through Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I have an announcement to make. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has come to town. If you've never had the chance to experience this particular dance company, there is no time like the present to discover what I already know: There is nothing like it. I've had the privilege of seeing the company perform a few times in my life. While an undergraduate at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and again during a week-long stint in Seattle, I squealed and wiggled my way through three different performances, each one better then the last. And yes, the performances varied from night to night. And in case you're wondering, the same is true this time. As an undergraduate I sat in my seat amazed by the physical display of black people performing ballet and then seamlessly shifting f ...
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Found dead ... James Miller, right, pictured with Jaime Wirth. Photo: James ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - about 4 years
Sydney Morning Herald Found dead ... James Miller, right, pictured with Jaime Wirth. Photo: James ... Sydney Morning Herald HE WAS the brains behind some of Sydney's most popular and successful nightspots and eateries, a publican with a star well and truly on the rise. But James Miller, one half of a duo credited with revolutionising Sydney's pub scene, was also being mourned ... Founder of SumoSalad James Miller found dead at homeThe Australian Top pub manager James Miller found dead at homeThe Daily Telegraph all 109 news articles »
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Critics: Rick Scott Program Is 'Fraudulent,' 'Scamming People'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
* Florida among most tight-fisted states for compensation * New rules put premium on computer access for the jobless * Labor Department investigating complaints about state By Tom Brown MIAMI, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Times look set to get tougher for the unemployed in Florida and the grim outlook has nothing to do with Friday's bleak U.S. jobs report. It's because Florida is doubling down on revised procedures, introduced last year under Republican Governor Rick Scott, that workers' rights groups say have made it more difficult for Floridians to access unemployment benefits. The state, already saddled with what critics describe as an increasingly frayed social safety net, ranks among the stingiest in the country when it comes to providing jobless benefits for the unemployed. The changes under Scott include an online-only application process, since the option of ...
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Syria crisis: Tremseh 'massacre' - live updates
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
• Assad forces kill more than 200 near Hama, say activists • State media blames "terrorists" for the killings • Annan critical of regime using heavy weapons in Tramseh • UN security council stuck in gridlock over Syria • Read the latest summary 3.08pm: Sami al-Hamwi (@HamaEcho) tweets that he has posted a list naming 103 people killed in Tremseh. He has also posted several other tweets about the casualties: 50 people killed in the Traimseh massacre were refugees from other villages. - Mahmoud al-Alaiwi #Hama #Syria — Sami al-Hamwi (@HamaEcho) July 13, 2012 30 bodies were found burnt. 40 people were summarily executed. 17 people were killed with knives. - Mahmoud al-Alaiwi #Hama #Syria — Sami al-Hamwi (@HamaEcho) July 13, 2012 More than 600 people have been wounded by the attack on Traimseh, they have been moved to field hospitals in the Hama subrubs : al-Alaiwi — Sami al-Hamwi (@HamaEcho) July 13, 2012 Some of the Traimseh massacre victims wrapped and prepared for bur ...
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Optimism growing that Pakistan may reopen NATO supply line after 7-month blockade
Fox News - over 4 years
U.S. and Pakistani officials expressed optimism Monday that Islamabad was close to reopening its Afghan border to NATO troop supplies after a 7-month blockade, a move that could significantly reduce tension between the two countries. The tussle over the supply line, which Pakistan closed in November in retaliation for American airstrikes that killed 24 of its troops, has driven the bilateral relationship to new lows, threatening U.S. prospects in Afghanistan. The two sides have been deadlocked for months because of disagreements over transit payments and Washington's refusal to apologize for the deadly attack, which it insists was an accident. The Pakistani government has also been worried about the inevitable political backlash from reopening the route given the high levels of anti-American sentiment in the country. While the exact details of a deal remain unclear, there are growing signs that a breakthrough could be immi ...
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Project On Government Oversight: Billion-Dollar Deal With Russian Firm Sets Off Contracting Alarm
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Day by day, Bashar al-Assad's brutal Syrian regime continues to crack down on its own civilian population. So when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia last week of providing attack helicopters to the Syrian government, most Americans were rightly outraged. But how would Americans feel if they knew nearly a billion taxpayer dollars were supporting the Russian arms broker at the center of the controversy? Unfortunately, that may very well be the case. A major Russian state-owned arms broker, Rosoboronexport, responsible for roughly 80 to 90 percent of the country's foreign arms sales, is coming under attack from a group of senators after winning a nearly $1 billion, sole-source contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2011 to provide Afghanistan with non-attack Mi-17 helicopters. Rosoboronexport previously was sanctioned by the U.S. government from August 2006 through May 2010 for aiding Iran's nuclear program. Since sanctions were lifted, Rosoboronexpor ...
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James Miller: Forget the ‘generational war.’ Blame the government
Natiobak Post - over 4 years
Within the pages of the National Post, a spat has erupted between writers David Cravit, John Moore and Barbara Kay. In light of the Quebec student protests, Moore attested that millennials (people born between 1977 and 1995) are facing bleak prospects due to oldsters greedily emptying the public piggy bank of entitlements. Cravit, who is vice president of ZoomerMedia, responded with data showing the Boomer generation is still providing a significant amount financial assistance to their children. Kay conceded that while boomers are willing to fight the battle of the ballot box to maintain their benefits, today’s youth are desperately out of touch with how the real world operates. As a millennial, I can say all three make valid points but miss the mark entirely. Yes, a portion of today’s youth sincerely believe they are deserving of a good paying job that requires little effort after a four- to five-year stint at university. And yes, the Boomers have voted themselves plenty of governme ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Miller
    THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 34
    Giving evidence at the inquest, Miller's wife Sophy named the Israeli soldier who shot her husband as First Lieutenant Haib from the Bedouin Desert Reconnaissance Battalion, who was commanding a unit at the time of the killing on 2 May 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She said that the IDF had given out misleading information from the moment her husband was shot, and that Lt. Haib had given six testimonies, all of which were conflicting. Despite advice from the Israeli Military Advocate General that he be disciplined for breaching the rules of engagement, illegal use of weapons and misconduct during the investigation, he was acquitted by Brigadier General Guy Tzur, the head of the army's Southern Command. Footage of Miller's death was shown to an unnamed Israeli soldier who was quoted as saying that members of the IDF should not fire unless they felt they were under threat. He was quoted as saying: "There is no chance that it was an accident – the soldier could clearly see him, it was a perfect shot. I do not know what to say, it looks like murder, it looks like he wants to kill him."
  • 2001
    Age 32
    Miller and Shah's second film, Unholy War, shot at the height of the Afghanistan war in 2001, won Miller his first Emmy as director and (together with Beneath the Veil) also the prestigious Peabody award.
    More Details Hide Details Miller and Shah almost died of sub-zero temperatures while crossing the Hindu Kush during the making of this film. Frostbite Films was the name of the independent film production company set up by Miller and Shah in 2001 after this experience. Miller and Shah were working on a documentary for the American cable network HBO at the time of his death. The resulting film, Death in Gaza, was released in 2004, and won three Emmys and one BAFTA TV award in 2005. Miller received posthumously the Rory Peck Award for Features in 2004 for Death in Gaza, having been a finalist on three previous occasions. After Miller's death, his friend Fergal Keane wrote: "James Miller was one of the finest journalistic talents I have ever known. Had he lived he would undoubtedly have come to be recognised as one of the greatest documentary makers of his generation. As it is he leaves a journalistic legacy of immense worth."
  • 1999
    Age 30
    In 1999 he made his first film for Hardcash Productions, Prime Suspects, about a massacre in Kosovo for Channel 4's Dispatches programme. This film won the Royal Television Society (RTS) award for International Current Affairs in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Almost every film he made for Hardcash won major awards. Prime Suspects was followed by Dying for the President about the Second Chechen War and Children of the Secret State about Korea, both also for Dispatches. Miller then formed a professional association with television reporter Saira Shah, to make Beneath the Veil, about the life of women in Taliban-run Afghanistan. This film, shown on Dispatches and CNN, repeated the success of Prime Suspects by again winning the RTS International Current Affairs award. It also won an Emmy Award, a BAFTA, and the RTS "Programme of the Year" award. In addition, Miller won the RTS craft award for his outstanding photography.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    In 1997, he married Sophy Warren-Knott, with whom he had a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Charlotte.
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  • 1995
    Age 26
    He reported from the civil war in Algeria and from most of the world's major trouble spots from 1995 onwards, working for CNN, and for all the leading news broadcasters in Britain.
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    Miller started his working life as a freelance cameraman, and in 1995 joined the Frontline News collective as cameraman, producer, and director.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on December 18, 1968.
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