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The Many Classic Productions of Lawrence Bender

Many film producers never gain recognition for what they do in Hollywood. Lawrence Bender is different. He has cemented himself forever in Hollywood due to the long list of classic films produced by Bender. Just a few of the incredible films produced by Lawrence Bender are Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction.

Bender didn’t always have the intention of becoming a film producer. His parents were both teachers, but Lawrence Bender decided to learn from his grandfather and become a civil engineer. He even obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine, but, finding a passion for dance in college, he would never put his degree to use.

Before becoming involved in the film industry, Bender was a professional dance before facing a career ending injury.

Bender’s official entry into the film industry came in the early 80s, as he worked on the set of Tales from the Darkside. The first film produced by Bender was a typical slasher film called Intruder, but, in 1992, with the release of Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender finally became a force to be reckoned with. Partnered with Quentin Tarantino, who directed Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender created many classic movies in American film.

One such classic movie is Pulp Fiction. Like a lot of Tarantino’s work, Pulp Fiction is played out of order. The chronological order of events may be mixed up, but the movie is very easy to follow. Due to the way the movie is shown, a major character is able to be killed off without taking him out of the narrative completely.

Pulp Fiction is centered around several individuals from different walks of life. A boxer, the wife of a criminal, and two hit-men make up the ensemble of characters in the movie.

The Chainsmokers Are New And Improved Taking On A Completely Different Style Of Music

The Chainsmokers have been breaking records and smashing it at the top of the music billboards for the last couple of years since they made it to the big time. Alex and Andrew, the duo responsible for one of the hottest DJ production teams in the country today, have taken a new direction to their music as of late. Typically, everyone knows of the Chainsmokers for the upbeat vibes and party music that is centered on electronic beats and smooth melody. At the beginning of this year, the two DJ’s released a song that is nothing like anything their fans have heard thus far.

Complete with deep rock sounds and a dark tone, The Chainsmokers latest hit single “Sick Boy”, is something new altogether for them. According to their latest interviews, Alex and Andrew decide to go in a new direction for several different reasons, though it was mainly to grow as artists. Since they first became famous, all they have produced is the same party music that is meant to be fun and speak to a specific generation. However, they want to speak to their audience in a way they never have before and connect with them on a deeper level.

Their new song “Sick Boy” takes a deeper look into the lives that we as people live today, centered around social media and technology. In an attempt to let their fans and their critics know they are more than just celebrities making tons of money and living the good life. They are aware of the issues going on in the world, and they want to reflect on those issues in their music to speak to their audience.

Since first going public, “Sick Boy” has been received quite well for the Chainsmokers, especially over in Europe and the Midwest where darker music is much more popular. According to the Chainsmokers, there is much more to come in the future, along with many collaborations with great artists as they have done in the past.

Alex Pall and His Partner Plans in Transforming the Music Industry

Alex pall grew up as a DJ, which was a hobby during his teenage. He was passionate about DJing and more often would go around New York City doing that he initially thought was a part-time activity. During an interview with Rosenzweig, he reviewed that it was frightening being in the city pursuing what he considered a hobby rather than a job, but eventually, he became an art gallery at that time. The “closer” music singer recognized that dance music was occupying part of his life hence felt the urge to give it a good shot. After he was introduced to Drew by the same manager he is working with, he left his job and started concentrating on his music career.

It was easier for the Chainsmokers duo to work together since each knew what they were bringing on the table. Passion, being ambitious and how badly they wanted to succeed in the career made them work together. Moreover, they were very observant of how those who had been in the industry for long were performing and what worked out for them and what did not. It was just trying to find their voice in the industry. The different backgrounds make them work together so that they could have similar values. This meant that they had to work harder and learn a lot to cover significant ground. He says that it has been a journey of self-actualization and discovery, pushing themselves harder to become better artists.

Alex Pall feels that being in the electronic genre and at the same time a DJ either makes it hard or more comfortable to build stronger indent as an artist. In every style, people often produce stuff that at some time sound similar although the songs are popular. It’s all about finding one’s voice and standing out among millions of individuals competing to be that person. A DJ or producer has to develop their skills to the point that they can produce something that is naturally theirs.

Pall says that the live show and its visuals are forever changing as the number of their audience increases. They have performed global tours around the world, and they make it their responsibility to bring a lively and exciting show. The song “closer” will drastically change the way their play is performed since they will also feature a performance element and Drew sing.

The Chainsmokers type of music is starting to develop a firm connection with its fans. People from all walk of lives have started having a strong sense of their music. Everyone is finding an emotional connection to the music. One of these fans sent them a message saying that her six years old son is even singing the song which makes the duo excited.

Desiree Perez in Rocking Roc Nation

Des Perez, born Desiree Perez, is the current chief operating officer at Jay-zs Roc Nation where she has held the position for the past eight years, that is from 2008. She is said to be the company’s ingredient to celebrity success. Being a woman, the journey to penetrate the male-based music industry has not been easy. However, her leadership skills as a producer, talent manager and also as an entrepreneur have been a key factor in driving her forward and make the seemingly impossible mission possible.

She has worked with Shawn Carter popularly known as Jay-z for the past twenty-two years. Desiree Perez has been critical in ensuring the growth of young talent in Roc Nation. She has also been vital in music production and organizing concert tours. This has led to the expansion of Roc Nation both profit and entertainment-wise.

One of the popular artistes she has helped grow is Robyn Rihanna Fenty popularly known as Rihanna. For instance, she helped Rihanna secure a deal with Samsung, a deal which was to later place Rihanna as a highly bankable performing artist. Rihanna’s star is not about to stop glowing soon; she has ventured into acting and commercial modeling business. With Des Perez by her side, her star will continue shining. This is because of the financial and business advice offered to her by the genius Des Perez.

One of the transactions that Des Perez was involved with during her tenure as the chief operating officer at Roc Nation is the $150-million deal with another business stars, Live Nation. This deal was to last for ten years and is about to come to an end in the coming months. Reports indicate that the lucrative deal will not be extended. However, the partnership between the two companies continues only to be based on tours and not the purchase of recorded music. For this reason, Roc Nation with the help of Des Perez is out on a hunt for other business partnerships. Universal Music Group (UMG) is rumored to be among those companies interested in the partnership. Let us wait and see whether Des Perez will continue rocking Roc Nation.