Steve Bing
American businessman and filmmaker
Steve Bing
Stephen Leo "Steve" Bing is an American heir, businessman, film producer, and donor to progressive causes. He is the founder of the Shangri-La business group, an organization with interests in property, construction, entertainment, and music.
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'Moana' Sails Straight To The Top Of The Box Office With Massive $81.1 Million Opening
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Happenstance...
Huffington Post - over 1 year
How does an idea for a film come about? A number of years ago I attended the Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco. That year I was the head of the jury. It was a terrific two weeks in a lively, exciting country. Friendly, vivacious people, who happen to be Muslim. I say this because in the times we live in, we view people of this faith as too devout, humorless, and lacking in vivacious personalities. And in many cases there are those who see the Muslim world with a degree of fear and suspicion. In Marrakech, I enjoyed my stay making friends and participating in fascinating discussions. Each night of the festival there was a party to celebrate filmmakers and their work. On one night, a very unusual moment happened. A band was playing, the singer singing, and the song was John Lennon's "Imagine." The lyrics struck me, they stood out. Here I was in a Muslim country and the singer's voice floats above the crowd: "Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to die for, and no ...
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Ted Johnson: How Show Biz Helped Drive a Post Prop 8 Public Opinion Swing Shift
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The run up to Tuesday and Wednesday's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage is being greeted by an array of up-close-and-personal profiles of plaintiffs, change-of-opinion reversals from political leaders and polling that underscores a relatively rapid shift toward approval. That swing of public opinion is a contrast to the much slower timing of past civil rights struggles, and explanations are open for debate. But more than a few have attributed the acceptance to entertainment, or the idea that the thruline of primetime shows, from Ellen to Will & Grace to Modern Family, brought gay characters and then same-sex relationships. Vice President Joseph Biden said as much last year on Meet the Press, and on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Maher said the same. A Pew Research Center survey unveiled last week was yet another poll that showed the swing toward approval of gay nuptials: 49 percent to 44 percent, a reversal from the 58 percent to 33 percen ...
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5 Factors Explain Mysterious Dismissal Of Pay-Per-View Porn CEO (NOOF)
Business Insider - over 4 years
Michael Weiner, CEO and co-founder of one of America's largest providers of pay-per-view TV pornography, was just terminated from the company he built, according to Deadline, largely without explanation. Here are the five most important factors leading up to his dismissal: If the company hasn't sold by Dec.31, a representative from Longkloof—which owns 15.9 percent of the programmer’s shares—will join the New Frontier board. Longkloof agreed to drop a lawsuit and proxy contest when New Frontier agreed to review Longkloof's proposal as part of its process. The company is chronically unprofitable: It lost $3.5 million in FY 2012 on revenues of $41 million; sales were down from $49 million the year before. New Frontier's stock lost more than 78 percent of its value through the past five years — mainly due to increased competition from the internet. Ken Boenish resigned as president of New Frontier last August. Boenish never gave a reason for his departure, but did walk aw ...
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Steve Bing donates $30 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Shine a Light" producer Steve Bing has pledged $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the fund said Thursday. The donation goes toward MPTF Foundation chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's campaign to raise $350 million for the fund. The 90-year-old MPTF serves as a charitable organization provides services and financial assistance for entertainment-industry members in their time of need. ...
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Barry Diller Just Donated $30 Million On The Motion Picture & Television Fund
Business Insider - over 4 years
Media mogul Barry Diller has donated $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the non-profit organization said Tuesday.  Diller's donation is part of the MPTF's $350 million capital campaign announced in February.  “Seems impossible to me to have had success in the entertainment industry and not strongly support the MPTF,” Diller said in a statement. “I’m just glad and happy to be able to do so.” Diller, a billionaire and the former chairman of Fox and Paramount Pictures, currently heads the American internet company, IAC/InterActiveCorp. "This incredible pledge now insures that these services will be there forever and we are grateful to Barry for honoring the legacy of caring for our own in such a significant way," — Jeffrey Katzenberg, MPTF Foundation chairman Also read: Clooney, Katzenberg Back Massive MPTF Fundraising Campaign The fundraising push is being led by MPTF Foundation chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the funds will be used to support primary ...
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12 more billionaires sign on to Buffett/Gates pledge
Finance Fortune CNN - almost 5 years
The total number of members, many signing jointly with their spouses, has reached 81. By Carol Loomis and Miguel Helft Elon Musk of Tesla, PayPal and SpaceX. FORTUNE -- Twelve billionaires -- with names like Ackman, Bronfman, and Musk -- have added their names to the Giving Pledge, the campaign started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 to spur philanthropy among the superrich. That brings the number of total members, many signing jointly with their spouses, to 81. Their commitment is to give away at least 50% of their wealth in their lifetimes or at death to charity. Buffett and the Gateses developed the idea believing that a quantified goal would help the wealthy to think through their philanthropic plans. (For the full story on the $600 billion challenge, click here.) "Obviously there are a host of people we can recruit, and certainly we'll be signing up many more," says Buffett. "But I will tell you, I would have thought the Giving Pledge a success at leve ...
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Bob Marley Film To Benefit Save The Children
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Gong Pictures and Milyoni has announced that Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s definitive documentary about the legendary musician Bob Marley will be the first U.S. release ever to be made available for streaming on Facebook the same day as its theatrical release, April 20. A portion of the proceeds from the film’s Facebook sales will benefit Save the Children. The PG-13 film will be available to stream online using Milyoni’s Social Cinema technology, for a limited time at www.facebook.com/bobmarley starting at 12:01 a.m. on April 20th – the same day it hits theaters and On Demand – for $6.99 via PayPal or by credit card. “We are proud to have the ‘MARLEY’ documentary support Save the Children,” said Executive Producer Ziggy Marley. “Helping underprivileged children is something that our father would do every day, so it is very appropriate for ‘MARLEY’ the film to be partnering with a charity whose main focus is helping children. Bob wo ...
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Director Kevin Macdonald Discusses ‘Marley’ Documentary
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
Kevin Macdonald Bob Marley After six years and three different directors, “Marley,” a documentary about the life of reggae legend Bob Marley, is finally going to be released on April 20th, a date that is known in certain circles as a holiday celebrating the consumption of marijuana. Based on the Facebook comments on the Marley page maintained by his family, many fans will be marking the occasion while watching the film in the comfort of their own homes. That’s because “Marley” is the latest to be given a “day and date” release, meaning that it will be available in theaters on the same day that it’s offered on demand. Eamonn Bowles, chief executive of distributor Magnolia Pictures, which is known for pioneering VOD distribution models, says he thinks that releasing the movie simultaneously in theaters and on demand will help capitalize on Marley’s enduring popularity on social media sites. Marley, known for popular songs like “Get Up, Stand Up,” and “No Woman, No Cry,” d ...
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Elizabeth Hurley's son has crush on Leighton Meester - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
(sic)" She has previously told how Damian - her son with ex-partner Steve Bing - has been a great help with her learning her lines for the show. She added: "My 9 year old son is the best at running lines with me-he's v strict though and allows zero
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Gerüchte über eine Verlobung von Elizabeth Hurley kursieren - tt.com - Wo's Click macht
Google News - over 5 years
Sie hatten geplant, ihr Leben gemeinsam zu leben und Liz war bereit, nach Australien zu ziehen - so ernst war es ihr mit Shane.“ Aus ihrer kurzzeitigen Beziehung mit Steve Bing hat Hurley den achtjährigen Sohn Damian, außerdem war sie bis vor kurzem
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Jerry Lee Lewis: A Mean Old Man - ThirdAge
Google News - over 5 years
The album is produced by Phoebe Lewis, Lewis's manager and daughter, as well as Steve Bing and Jim Keltner, who also lends his drumming skills to the project. "When you have these great original guys that created this stuff still alive and you're asked
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Hollywood Figures, Unions Give to Democratic Political Groups - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
Hollywood producer Steve Bing was the biggest donor to two political groups raising money to elect Democrats to Congress and keep President Barack Obama in the White House next year
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Who's giving to American Bridge - Politico (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also among the donors Democratic stalwarts Steve Bing, who gave $150000; producer JJ Abrams, who gave $75000; and Rob McKay, who gave $50000, a group that suggests that American Bridge can still call on what had been a deep-pocketed core of liberal
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Kevin MacDonald Says His 'Marley' Doc Is Headed To TIFF - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I then became more interested in him and why he has that kind of reach and then, out of the blue, last year, I got phoned up by Steve Bing, a producer on the film, who said, 'Are you interested in doing this film?' And I said, 'I thought that someone
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David Beckham Displays Kids' Names on Soccer Cleats - People Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Bing, on the other hand, is the prime example of a billionnaire deadbeat. Celis – I don't claim to know your situation or experiences. While money is great, its just one aspect. I personally think Beckham has fatherhood nailed down,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Bing
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 46
    In April 2012, Bing committed to join the Giving Pledge, set up by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to donate the majority of his wealth to charity over the course of his life time.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    A lawyer for Bing, Martin Singer, called Pellicano's statement regarding Hurley "an absolute lie." (The Daily Mail reportedly paid a "substantial" settlement to Bing in 2003 after Pellicano's sworn statement that he had "never been engaged by Mr. Bing nor his attorney Mr. Martin Singer to investigate anyone on Mr. Bing's behalf, including Ms. Hurley.") Following two trials in 2008 in which Bing did not testify, Pellicano was convicted of 78 counts of wiretapping, racketeering, wire fraud, and conspiracy.
    More Details Hide Details Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered, with Terry N. Christensen, to forfeit $2 million.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 38
    Other beneficiaries include the California Democratic Party ($640,172); Gov. Gray Davis ($675,000); and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose campaign received $750 in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2008, Stephen Bing pledged to match donations made to the NO on Proposition 8 campaign from October 17–19. On December 18, 2008, the William J. Clinton Foundation released a list of all contributors. It included Stephen L. Bing, who gave between US$10–25 million. On August 5, 2009, a 737 private aircraft owned by Stephen Bing and based out of hangar 25 at the Burbank airport in Southern California, was utilized in the return of American reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee who had spent 5 months of a 12-year sentence in North Korea. Former President Bill Clinton was instrumental in their return, and accompanied the reporters back to the U.S. Bing reportedly covered the cost of the entire flight, estimated to be around $200,000. Bing has attracted attention for being involved in high-profile lawsuits.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    According to excerpts of recorded calls, Pellicano bragged to Kerkorian's lawyer in April and May 2002 that he was "working for" and "consulting for" Bing in matters related to Elizabeth Hurley and her son's disputed paternity, which was then in the news.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    Separately but also in 2001, Bing's name appeared in the news when he sued billionaire Kirk Kerkorian for invasion of privacy.
    More Details Hide Details Bing alleged that Kerkorian's private investigators took Bing's dental floss out of his trash to collect his DNA. At the time, Kerkorian was in a legal fight with his ex-wife Lisa Bonder, a former professional tennis player, over the amount of child support he would pay, with the billionaire reportedly suspecting Bing (a previous boyfriend) to be the father of Kira. After Bing was proved by DNA test to be the father of Bonder's child, Bing and Kerkorian settled their dispute out of court. The paternity of Bonder's daughter was revealed thanks to the efforts of Anthony Pellicano, a Los Angeles private investigator (and wiretapper) hired by Kerkorian's lawyer, who was also a "friend" to Bing. According to an FBI summary, Pellicano sometimes played Hollywood clients against each other, at one point asking financier (and Bing friend) Ron Burkle for a $100,000 to $250,000 shakedown in order not to be investigated by Michael Ovitz, another Pellicano client. In a twist to the case, The New York Times reported payments of $335,000 by Bing to Pellicano between June 2000 and August 2002.
    In 2001, he became British tabloid fodder after actress, model, and Estee Lauder spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley announced she was pregnant and claimed Bing was the father of the baby..
    More Details Hide Details Bing denied he was the father and claimed they did not have an "exclusive" relationship. A DNA test proved that Bing was indeed the father. London's Daily Mail said that Hurley and her friends referred to Bing as "Bing Laden".
    Around 2001, he was involved in two separate paternity cases involving actress Elizabeth Hurley and former tennis player Lisa Bonder and their babies.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on March 31, 1965.
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