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    BILLIONAIRE KIRK KERKORIAN FUNDING EPIC FEATURE FILM ABOUT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

    12:53, 26 Feb 2015
    Siranush Ghazanchyan

    Kirk Kerkorian is 97 years old and worth $4 billion. The one time
    owner of MGM, and wealthy Las Vegas real estate and casino over (
    he also owned the MGM Grand), is not done, however. He still has
    one more wish. Kerkorian is funding a secret feature film about
    the Armenian genocide that took place concurrent with World War I,
    showbiz411.com reports, quoting its sources.

    Kerkorian is hoping to produce the Armenian "Schindler's List" to
    memorialize the Genocide.

    There is already an Oscar nominated director and screenwriter signed
    to the project. Various actors' names have come up, and some of that
    may become clear soon. The movie has been described by the director-
    who asked not to reveal his name yet- as a "Reds" or "Dr. Zhivago",
    a sweeping World War I romance set against the Armenian genocide.

    Kerkorian, who's always been fascinated with Hollywood, is said to
    have contributed over $1 billion to Armenian charities and causes
    over his long life time.

    Author of the article Roger Friedman reveals that the still untitled
    film wil begin shooting this summer in Europe. And the budget should
    be pretty big, considering there's one backer. This movie has the
    potential to be something on a large historic scale, unseen for
    many years.

    Friedman is assured the Kardashians, the most famous Armenian Americans
    since the great writer William Saroyan, will be not be appearing in
    the film under any circumstances.

    http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/02/26...nian-genocide/

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/02/26...enian-genocide
    Hayastan or Bust.

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    Members who are in the entertainment/cinema industry: Is there any legitimacy to this?
    http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/06/15...-isaac-to-star
    http://www.thewrap.com/christian-bal...ise-exclusive/

    It just seems to good too be true, and the source seems questionable at best
    Ideally I would prefer the Genocide be covered in a more dignified and honorable way, perhaps through something like the Musa Dagh resistance, instead of some love triangle nonsense, but considered we've never had a non-low budget film on the topic, i'll take it.
    Last edited by Mher; 06-16-2015, 05:54 AM.
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    • #3
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      Kirk Kerkorian, Billionaire Investor, Dies at 98

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...lms-dies-at-98

      RIP
      <<եթե զենք էլ չլինի' ես քարերով կկրվեմ>>

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        RIP.
        I wish our diaspora had more people who cared and did as much.
        Hayastan or Bust.

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          Agreed, oghormee. As expected he has been senile during the last 5-6 years so this isn't a shock to anyone. I wonder if there any part of his will is directed towards Armenia.

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            I of course appreciate everything he did, and the great amount he donated, but I can't help but think how much more he could have done, without giving up much more, specially considering before the economic crisis his net worth was 16 billion dollars. After the initial emergency relief, which of course was urgent and most needed, there was many opportunities not to donate, but to invest. Many of the crucial projects that desperately need investment now could have been made a reality by him. This includes the nuclear power plant, the electrical system, the railway system. He could have invested in them, and gotten his investment plus interest back.
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              Re: Kerkorian Genocide Movie

              Originally posted by Mher View Post
              I of course appreciate everything he did, and the great amount he donated, but I can't help but think how much more he could have done, without giving up much more, specially considering before the economic crisis his net worth was 16 billion dollars. After the initial emergency relief, which of course was urgent and most needed, there was many opportunities not to donate, but to invest. Many of the crucial projects that desperately need investment now could have been made a reality by him. This includes the nuclear power plant, the electrical system, the railway system. He could have invested in them, and gotten his investment plus interest back.
              Just say thank you and move on..
              Hayastan or Bust.

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                Re: Kerkorian Genocide Movie

                I wonder who is going to replace him....thats alot of power he held also with Las Vegas Mob. Connected Guy like him I am sure he had made his pick before departure.

                RIP
                B0zkurt Hunter

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                  Re: Kerkorian Genocide Movie

                  A Personal Tribute on the Passing of
                  Kirk Kerkorian: an Extraordinary Man


                  By Harut Sassounian
                  Publisher, The California Courier
                  www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com

                  Since his passing on June 15, thousands of journalists have
                  highlighted Kirk Kerkorian's amazing business accomplishments and
                  substantial charitable contributions. However , these journalists had
                  never met this great man, as he rarely gave interviews to the media.
                  Having worked with Mr. Kerkorian for almost three decades as Senior
                  Vice President of The Lincy Foundation and President of the United
                  Armenian Fund, I would like to offer a personal tribute about this
                  compassionate Armenian-American and wonderful human being.
                  I remember vividly the first time I met Mr. Kerkorian. It was at a
                  Beverly Hills restaurant in the mid 1980's during a small gathering of
                  wealthy Armenians who supported Gov. George Deukmejian's reelection. I
                  was there as editor of The California Courier newspaper. When I walked
                  over to introduce myself, Mr. Kerkorian recognized me right away and
                  told me that he was a regular reader of my weekly columns. I was
                  greatly surprised and flatteredŽ.
                  The next time I met Mr. Kerkorian was in his Beverly Hills office on
                  November 1, 1989, eleven months after the devastating earthquake in
                  Armenia. We discussed the possibility of forming a coalition of seven
                  major Armenian-American organizations, including The Lincy Foundation,
                  to airlift humanitarian aid to Armenia. Mr. Kerkorian offered to pay
                  the full cost of transportation and went on to generously pledge to
                  cover not only the cost of one airlift, but `all future airlifts as
                  long as Armenia needed assistance.' Within a few days, the United
                  Armenian Fund was born which successfully delivered over the next 25
                  years $700 million of relief supplies to Armenia and Artsakh, on board
                  158 airlifts and 2,250 sea containers.
                  In 1998, Mr. Kerkorian invited me to travel with him to Armenia, his
                  first trip during which he pledged to Pres. Kocharian to allocate $100
                  million (raising it later to $242 million) to build or renovate
                  tunnels, bridges and dozens of schools throughout Armenia and one in
                  Artsakh; hundreds of miles of highways, roads and streets; 34 cultural
                  institutions and museums; 3,700 apartments in the earthquake zone; and
                  $20 million of loans to small businesses. These projects not only
                  dramatically improved Armenia's infrastructure, but also provided much
                  needed employment to over 20,000 workers. Mr. Kerkorian asked me to
                  supervise these projects, in my capacity as Senior Vice President of
                  The Lincy Foundation.
                  Over the years, Mr. Kerkorian's Lincy Foundation contributed hundreds
                  of millions of dollars to Armenians worldwide, including $14 million
                  to provide heating oil for Armenia's freezing population during the
                  harsh winter of 1993, $4.5 million in 2006 to all 28 Armenian schools
                  in Lebanon, and millions of dollars to Hayastan All-Armenia Fund's
                  projects in Artsakh. It is estimated that from 1989 to 2011, The Lincy
                  Foundation contributed over $1 billion, split equally between Armenian
                  and non-Armenian charities.
                  In 2011, when The Lincy Foundation closed its doors, unfounded and
                  false rumors began circulating about the supposed reasons for its
                  closure. The fact is that Mr. Kerkorian had planned all along that at
                  a certain advanced age he would no longer deal with the deluge of
                  daily requests for funding from around the world and distribute the
                  bulk of his wealth after his passing.
                  I would like to conclude by mentioning some of the likes and dislikes
                  of this remarkable Armenian-American:
                  -- Mr. Kerkorian detested the divisions among Armenians. It upset him
                  to no end that Armenians could not get along with each other. He often
                  said: `Why can't they unite and march in the same direction?' He was
                  pleased to see seven major Armenian-American organizations working
                  together under the umbrella of the United Armenian Fund.
                  --He cared deeply about the destitute condition of the people in
                  Armenia and was constantly worried about emigration. He sought to
                  create jobs so Armenians won't have to leave their homeland.
                  -- He hated the limelight and never lent his name to any building or
                  institution.
                  -- He was extremely wealthy, yet lived very modestly and spoke gently
                  and politely. He preferred that people address him as Kirk rather than
                  Mr. Kerkorian.
                  Finally, no one had to prompt Kirk to donate money to worthy
                  causes. He often volunteered to make large contributions without being
                  asked.
                  The Armenian nation and the world owe him a great debt of gratitude.
                  Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
                  Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
                  Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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                  • #10
                    Re: Kerkorian Genocide Movie

                    Originally posted by londontsi View Post
                    A Personal Tribute on the Passing of
                    Kirk Kerkorian: an Extraordinary Man


                    By Harut Sassounian
                    Publisher, The California Courier
                    www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com



                    Since his passing on June 15, thousands of journalists have
                    highlighted Kirk Kerkorian's amazing business accomplishments and
                    substantial charitable contributions. However , these journalists had
                    never met this great man, as he rarely gave interviews to the media.
                    Having worked with Mr. Kerkorian for almost three decades as Senior
                    Vice President of The Lincy Foundation and President of the United
                    Armenian Fund, I would like to offer a personal tribute about this
                    compassionate Armenian-American and wonderful human being.
                    I remember vividly the first time I met Mr. Kerkorian. It was at a
                    Beverly Hills restaurant in the mid 1980's during a small gathering of
                    wealthy Armenians who supported Gov. George Deukmejian's reelection. I
                    was there as editor of The California Courier newspaper. When I walked
                    over to introduce myself, Mr. Kerkorian recognized me right away and
                    told me that he was a regular reader of my weekly columns. I was
                    greatly surprised and flatteredŽ.
                    The next time I met Mr. Kerkorian was in his Beverly Hills office on
                    November 1, 1989, eleven months after the devastating earthquake in
                    Armenia. We discussed the possibility of forming a coalition of seven
                    major Armenian-American organizations, including The Lincy Foundation,
                    to airlift humanitarian aid to Armenia. Mr. Kerkorian offered to pay
                    the full cost of transportation and went on to generously pledge to
                    cover not only the cost of one airlift, but `all future airlifts as
                    long as Armenia needed assistance.' Within a few days, the United
                    Armenian Fund was born which successfully delivered over the next 25
                    years $700 million of relief supplies to Armenia and Artsakh, on board
                    158 airlifts and 2,250 sea containers.
                    In 1998, Mr. Kerkorian invited me to travel with him to Armenia, his
                    first trip during which he pledged to Pres. Kocharian to allocate $100
                    million (raising it later to $242 million) to build or renovate
                    tunnels, bridges and dozens of schools throughout Armenia and one in
                    Artsakh; hundreds of miles of highways, roads and streets; 34 cultural
                    institutions and museums; 3,700 apartments in the earthquake zone; and
                    $20 million of loans to small businesses. These projects not only
                    dramatically improved Armenia's infrastructure, but also provided much
                    needed employment to over 20,000 workers. Mr. Kerkorian asked me to
                    supervise these projects, in my capacity as Senior Vice President of
                    The Lincy Foundation.
                    Over the years, Mr. Kerkorian's Lincy Foundation contributed hundreds
                    of millions of dollars to Armenians worldwide, including $14 million
                    to provide heating oil for Armenia's freezing population during the
                    harsh winter of 1993, $4.5 million in 2006 to all 28 Armenian schools
                    in Lebanon, and millions of dollars to Hayastan All-Armenia Fund's
                    projects in Artsakh. It is estimated that from 1989 to 2011, The Lincy
                    Foundation contributed over $1 billion, split equally between Armenian
                    and non-Armenian charities.
                    In 2011, when The Lincy Foundation closed its doors, unfounded and
                    false rumors began circulating about the supposed reasons for its
                    closure. The fact is that Mr. Kerkorian had planned all along that at
                    a certain advanced age he would no longer deal with the deluge of
                    daily requests for funding from around the world and distribute the
                    bulk of his wealth after his passing.
                    I would like to conclude by mentioning some of the likes and dislikes
                    of this remarkable Armenian-American:
                    -- Mr. Kerkorian detested the divisions among Armenians. It upset him
                    to no end that Armenians could not get along with each other. He often
                    said: `Why can't they unite and march in the same direction?' He was
                    pleased to see seven major Armenian-American organizations working
                    together under the umbrella of the United Armenian Fund.
                    --He cared deeply about the destitute condition of the people in
                    Armenia and was constantly worried about emigration. He sought to
                    create jobs so Armenians won't have to leave their homeland.
                    -- He hated the limelight and never lent his name to any building or
                    institution.
                    -- He was extremely wealthy, yet lived very modestly and spoke gently
                    and politely. He preferred that people address him as Kirk rather than
                    Mr. Kerkorian.
                    Finally, no one had to prompt Kirk to donate money to worthy
                    causes. He often volunteered to make large contributions without being
                    asked.
                    The Armenian nation and the world owe him a great debt of gratitude.
                    Thank you yet again.
                    Hayastan or Bust.

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