Jerome Kersey - Gentle Giant
Tribute to NBA star player and the state of Virginia plus Longwood College Hall of Famer. As a Portland Trail Blazer, Kersey was near the top in many of Portland's categories, including games played (second), minutes played (third), scoring (third), rebounding (second), assists (sixth), steals (third), field goals made (fourth), and blocked shots (second). Kersey was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and was in Longwood's first Hall of Fame class.
"My Dad: His Remarkable Life," a documentary feature movie about Emile Kuri had it's world premiere in Beirut, Lebanon September 24, 2023. The premiere was a scheduled screening in theater B at Station Beirut where the entire Lebanese Independent Film Festival was held.
Produced, directed and edited by John Kuri, the film won its category at the 2023 edition of the Lebanese Independent Film Festival.
Emile Kuri is the first movie talent of Lebanese ancestry, as well the first talent born in Mexico to win an Oscar®.
140 film titles, 8 Oscar nominations, 2 wins. He won the Emmy® for his design for Disney's "Wonderful World of Color," 1963.
He was awarded Art Craftsman on the Century by the Syrian / Lebanese Society of America,
A Disney key designer for Disneyland - his name on a Main Street storefront,
and was awarded the Golden Chair by the Los Angeles Home Furnishings Mart for "Parent Trap."
The extremely popular Colorado jam band, Leftover Salmon,
captured live before a sold-out audience during a live concert
at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore Auditorium.
An action/drama/love story in development, "aka Jenny"
is an international adventure set mainly in Lebanon.
The screenplay is receiving significant attention from film festivals.