17 Sep
2020

Graduate student starts entertainment investment firm

first_imgBerry, one of Primary Endeavors’ co-founding members, credited Haile for his creativity. Primary Endeavors invested in festival company Northern Nights Music Festival and loudspeaker manufacturer PK Sound in 2018, but the company wasn’t publicly launched until this year. “[The three of us have] been working in different facets of entertainment, which is essentially the industry that we invest in, for a really long time,” Haile said. “For me, it was really important to develop my network and to develop a set of skills that were marketable and could be a real value add for the people we were working with.” “Our students are taught … how to work through the longer periods of creative ambiguity and uncertainty that are necessary to envision truly innovative solutions,” Muhl wrote. Jonathan Haile first jotted down the idea for his investment firm on the back of a napkin at The Standard in West Hollywood when he was a teenager. A semester into his studies at the Iovine and Young Academy, where he is pursuing his master’s degree, Haile’s business dreams are now becoming a reality. “Jon is a really unique and creative person in different ways than most people,” Berry said. “Not so much in artistic ways, but in intellectual and logistical ways.” In an email to the Daily Trojan, Iovine and Young Academy Dean Erica Muhl said the MS-IDBT program teaches students like Haile to work in innovative ways. After receiving his undergraduate degree in business from Pennsylvania State University, Haile moved back to the West Coast to  further develop his skills at USC. He is currently in his second semester at the Academy working toward his online Master of Science in integrated design, business and technology, which was launched in 2017 and is the first graduate program offered in the Academy. Iovine and Young Academy student Jonathan Haile began his online graduate degree last summer. (Julia Rosher/Daily Trojan) Haile, who spent his teenage years working in the entertainment industry, knew the potential of investing in social events. With the help of two co-founders, David Berry and Jake Kasheta, Haile launched Primary Endeavors, a boutique investment firm that specializes in parties and concerts, loosely based on his original back-of-a-napkin plan. The firm was officially launched at the beginning of January. Haile’s business essentials professor Joshua Alexander said he believes Haile’s inherent traits were also part of the reason that he has been able to move forward as an entrepreneur. “The economics of the entertainment industry are a little bit different than the economics of the tech industry,” Haile said. “Those companies have different needs than tech companies have, and if you feed those needs in unique ways, you can get different and … preferable outcomes.” “[Haile] demonstrates an intellectual curiosity that I’ve noticed is very common in successful entrepreneurs,” Alexander said. “He has a very optimistic outlook. When you combine those two things together, it generally puts an entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur on that track for success.” He said his firm’s decision to invest in entertainment and leisure rather than technology was purposeful, especially as a L.A.-based firm. As his firm enters its first year in the public eye, Haile said he is hopeful for the future. Haile said his primary goal for 2019 is to foster more local relationships and find business partners in Los Angeles. Though Primary Endeavors does not currently have a headquarters, the company is looking to move into an office Downtown in the coming weeks to make room for expansion. Haile was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has worked in several entertainment positions since his high school years in 2007 — from contributing to marketing strategies for Repossession Records to being an agent trainee at Agency for the Performing Arts. “We were more interested in empowering other people that were already doing really cool things … than we were growing something from the ground up and having ourselves be the face of it,” Haile said. “The seed was planted super early, and it’s something we’ve been trying to do for a long time,” Haile said.  “It was really important for us not to move on something until we were each prepared.” Haile said he didn’t feel comfortable launching Primary Endeavors until he began his graduate studies.last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Ellen DeGeneres hails Dutee Chand after champion sprinter reveals that she is in a same-sex relationship, says “I’m so proud of her”

first_imgDutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.  Dutee Chand, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training.And now praising her efforts, an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres (who came out as a lesbian in 1997), took to her Twitter handle and wrote: “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her.” [sic] 1 year ago Vivek Oberoi finally apologises for crass Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme, issues statement and deletes tweet after brazening it out earlier Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year. The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years. Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit. (With inputs from PTI) COMMENT WE RECOMMEND “My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public. Last Updated: 21st May, 2019 13:42 IST Ellen DeGeneres Hails Dutee Chand After Champion Sprinter Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex Relationship, Says “I’m So Proud Of Her” Ellen DeGeneres is ‘proud’ of sprinter Dutee Chand after she revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship. Here’s what she said She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team. “We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said. “I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said. First Published: 21st May, 2019 11:07 IST While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.      SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img “My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.” LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US Chetna Kapoor WATCH US LIVE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:9792f9cb559ea2e734a192ec Player Element ID: video_player_5f585fb45a0c5 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.Dutee,  the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.   “My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.     Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future. 1 year ago Purple gown by Elie Saab or a dramatic gold outfit? Sonam Kapoor steals the limelight at Cannes 2019last_img read more

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