Thomas Carter
Thomas Carter
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The Estela Duo's Long-Awaited Flora Bar Is Now Open Inside The Met Breuer
Yahoo News - 5 months
Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter, the chef and restaurateur behind the award-winning Estela and its comely spinoff Cafe Altro Paradiso, opened the doors on Flora Bar and Flora Coffee today. The latest project for the hit-making duo sits on the lower level of The Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum's new contemporary art space that opened earlier this year. Where Altro highlights modern Italian cooking and Estela has Mediterranean influences, the theme at Flora is seafood. Dishes on the menu include tuna tartare with toasted flax seeds, oysters with Sichuan mignonette, and raw scallop with plum and nori.
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Coming From the Estela Chef: Flora, in the Met Breuer
NYTimes - 6 months
Ignacio Mattos and his partner, Thomas Carter, plan to add ‘downtown spirit’ to the uptown museum.
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If 'Save The Last Dance' Was Released In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been 15 years since the first time audiences watched the interracial love story of Sara (Julia Stiles) and Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas) unfold through dance and high school drama in "Save The Last Dance."  Although the 2001 film likely had fans rehearsing its most memorable dance scenes in front of a TV, it also touched on important issues of race and race relations that still impact us today.  That's not to say things haven't changed in society since the film, directed by Thomas Carter, was released to theaters. It certainly has. Here's a look at what "Save The Last Dance" might've looked like if it was filmed and released in 2016. 1. Derek would be a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Derek was a conscious high school student who memorably put his soon-to-be love interest in place during class when he argued about the lack of recognition of black authors like Richard Wright and James Baldwin.  2. The gun and gang-related violence in Chicago and ...
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Estela Duo to Open Branch at Met Breuer
NYTimes - about 1 year
Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter plan to create an Upper East Side version of their downtown restaurant at the museum outpost.
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The New Caribbean Food Movement
NYTimes - over 1 year
Popular New York restaurants like Food Sermon, Grandchamps, Glady’s and Miss Lily’s point to renewed interest in the flavorful food of the region.
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Don't Ever Call Sundance Actor Ser'Darius Blain This Nickname
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ser'Darius Blain will be attending Sundance for his new movie Camp X-Ray which also stars Kristen Stewart. Ser'Darius is best known for his roles in the 2011 remake of Footloose and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. Visit Ser'Darius' website and Twitter: @SerDariusBlain It was very refreshing to interview Ser'Darius Blain, a guy who has no intention of slowing down. He motivates himself! Originally, Ser'Darius planned to attend university with his sports background, but an injury squashed those plans. Instead, he earned a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and never looked back! Tell us the history of your first and last name. "First of all, I'm an avid Huffington Post reader so I'm excited to be doing this interview! My mother actually was inspired to name me after a conversation with a drunk friend of a friend. Once she began researching, she found out it was Biblical, originating from Persia. 'Ser' in Latin means 'to be' and 'Darius' means pros ...
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Senator Seeks Overhaul of Postal Service
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
Sen. Thomas Carper (D., Del.), chairman of the Senate committee that oversees the Postal Service, says he will pursue new legislation to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service's operations to help eradicate steep financial losses.
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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Residents to Help Pick Permanent Town Manager (And More…)
Stoughton Patch - almost 5 years
CITIZEN SEARCH COMMITTEE FORMED:  Stoughton's search for a new town manager got a jump start when the Board of Selectmen chose five residents to work with a consultant firm to pick candidates for the position of Town Manager. Ten residents applied to be on the Committee, and five were chosen at the Board of Selectmen's meeting on April 24. Selectmen chose Peter Banis, a member of the Stoughton Youth Commission and Town Meeting, and a former School Committee member; Forrest Lindwall, the most recent appointee to the Stoughton Redevelopment Authority; Molly Cochran, a litigation lawyer with Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP in Wellesley, and neighbor of mine; Judith E. (Clifford) Barrette; and Eric Milgroom, who spent 14 years on the School Committee, a number of them as Chairman. Those that were not picked to serve, but had volunteered their time, included Daniel Kelly, Bernice Kohn, R. Warren Ross, David Weinstein (who did not show up for the interviews), and Robin Zoll, a me ...
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Armed robber steals from couple walking to a midtown bar Saturday, police say - PennLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
... man about 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap and a bandanna over his face. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Thomas Carter at 717-255-6586 or email tccarter@cityofhbg.com. hbg_police_car . jpg
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Coach Carter - Sky Movies
Google News - over 5 years
TV veteran Thomas Carter (no relation) has crafted a perfectly workmanlike tale of human conviction even if he should have called time out twenty minutes earlier. Imagine Alex Ferguson locking up Old Trafford ahead of a Champions League qualifier
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New York men robbed at traffic light in Harrisburg - Patriot-News
Google News - over 5 years
... gave up his wallet, which had a small amount of cash in it, police said. The robber, described as a heavy man with a beard, ran away. Anyone with information on the robbery can contact Sgt. Thomas Carter at 717-255-6586 or email tccarter@cityofhbg.com
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Lynnville man accused of pulling gun on girlfriend - Newton Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas Carter Terpstra, 51, was found at 407 West St. in Lynnville and charged with aggravated domestic abuse after the alleged 7:29 pm incident. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is reporting the defendant admitted to authorities that his “turkey
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas Carter
    THIRTIES
  • 2005
    He is also known for directing and being the executive producer of the true story of Coach Ken Carter, played by actor Samuel L. Jackson released January 14, 2005.
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  • 2003
    Along with directing these television series he would also produce a number of them with his including the television series titled Hack in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He would be the executive producer of the series for a total of twenty-six episodes. Along with Carter’s interest in producing and directing a number of television series he would also become involved in a number of projects in the light of film. Throughout the years Thomas Carter has come to be part of eleven movies. These films included: Swing Kids, Divas, Metro, the well known Paramount/MTV production of Save the Last Dance, the famous true story of Ken Carter in Coach Carter, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, and his two recent films that are in production Dream On with Liongate production and an untitled film about famous African American baseball player Jackie Robinson. It would be through the film industry that Thomas Carter broke out of the production and directing of television series along with mini-series shell and moved onto bigger projects. One of his most known directing jobs would be from the Paramount production of Save the Last Dance featuring actress Julia Styles, actor Sean Partick Thomas, and introducing actress Kerry Washington. This film would integrate Carter’s past work of showing and depicting African American struggles of surviving the streets of an urban community, teenage pregnancy, high school dropouts, drug dealing, feelings of hope and hopelessness, and the world of music and dance. While also developing the story line of interracial dating between the two main characters in the film, Sara Johnson and Derek Reynolds.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    In an interview with Greg Braxton in “Drama of a Different Color” for the Los Angeles Times on March 12, 1995 he stated, “No African American family with this kind of breadth and complexity has even been shown on a weekly drama.
    More Details Hide Details Never has there been one with the amount of talent and experience that has gone into this show.” (Newcomb, Horace). One of Thomas Carter's main goals producing and directing this television series was to show that African American families too lived similar lives of the “ordinary” Caucasian families. He wanted to go against the misconceptions revolved around the stereotypical African American household. After the production of these television series, Carter went on to produce and direct a number of other television shows which included: Fame for three episodes, Bret Maverick for one episode, Remington Steele for one episode, St. Elsewhere for four episodes, Trauma Center for pilot episode, the ground-breaking Miami Vice pilot episode, Hill Street Blues for a total of eight episodes, Alfred Hitchcock Presents for one episode, Amazing Stories for Steven Spielberg- two episodes, Heart of the City for pilot episode, A Year in the Life for the three-part Emmy-winning miniseries, Midnight Caller for pilot episode, Equal Justice for five episodes, Michael Hayes for pilot episode, UC: Undercover for pilot episode, and Damages for one episode.
    Prior to the development and production of Equal Justice, Carter stated in an interview with Mark Gunther for “The Color Barrier: Why Can’t Black Oriented Dramas Find a Place on Television!” in the Chicago Tribune on March 5, 1995 that, “I look in television and I don’t see myself.” (Newcomb, Horace).
    More Details Hide Details His statement to Gunther was in reference to not seeing a large amount of African American population with various degrees of education and economic status on prime-time television and even in films. In realizing that there was not a large population of African Americans in the television and film business, Carter would come to direct and produce a well known series. It would be the creation of this series that played a significant role within his own career as an African American male in the business of film and television. During the mid-1900s Carter would go on to produce the series about an American family, starring james Earl Jones, Joe Morton, and Vanessa Bell Calloway, titled Under One Roof. The drama series, Under One Roof, aired in April and March 1995 on CBS. It was a television replacement during mid-season of another original series being aired at the time. The basis of this family drama dealt with the real life complications, stress, and dilemmas of an African American family residing in Seattle, Washington. This series starred actors James Earl Jones, Joe Morton, and actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. In the show Jones portrays the character Nesbit “Neb” Langston who is a police officer and has recently dealt with the death of his significant other and is newly widowed. Langston in recent times has adopted a foster child who is problematic, Marcus Henry, played by actor Merlin Santana.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    After Thomas Cater made a consistent appearance on the show The White Shadow between the years 1978 through 1980 he would move from being in front of the camera to now being behind the camera.
    More Details Hide Details He would come to direct the television series for a total of four episodes and it is then that Carter realizes he wants to continue producing and directing television shows along with films. Following his direction on the television series The White Shadow, Thomas Carter would also go onto produce and direct the television series pilot of Miami Vice, St. Elsewhere and Equal Justice. In the series Equal Juice he would not only become the executive producer of it but he was also the co-creator of the series. It was through this television drama that allows Carter to create a series with a cast of African Americans.
    However, Carter is most known for his consistent appearance on the show "The White Shadow" between the years 1978 through 1980.
    More Details Hide Details The "White Shadow" television drama series starred actor Ken Howard who played a retired Caucasian professional Chicago Bulls National Basketball Association (NBA) player. His character, Ken Reeves, retires after a number of knee surgeries. It is after his retirement that he receives a coaching position at a predominately African American and Hispanic urban high school located in South Central Los Angeles. At the high school, Carver High School, Reeves is reunited with an old college roommate from Boston College, Kim Willis, played by actor Jason Bernard, who is the principal. While coaching for Carver High School, Reeves runs into a number of situations and problems with vice principle Sybil Buchanan, played by actress Joan Pringle. The main issue that characters Reeves and Buchanan come into conflict with are mainly due to Reeves being hired for the coaching position along with problems that are related to actions taken on education. The show exposed a number of issues that were occurring within the African American population during the time of production. It uncovered and revealed social along with racial concerns within the community while also shedding light upon teenage pregnancy, dating interracially, students who felt hopeless, high school dropout, homosexuality, while using athletics as a way to survive, break away from and free oneself from the ghetto.
  • 1974
    He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Following his educational career, in 1992 Thomas Carter was presented with the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from Texas State University. Thomas Carter first began his career in the film business as an actor. His first roles included working in television shows/movies such as: M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, What’s Happening!!! The Secret of Isis, Who’s Life Is It Anyway? The Blue Knight, Good Times, and Hill Street Blues.
  • OTHER
  • 1953
    Thomas Carter was born July 17, 1953 in Austin, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details After high school graduation Thomas would enroll and attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
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