The law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick, and their KNR Cares initiative was featured in a July 2019 Patch story written by Sean Bubb. Bubb’s article, “Kisling, Nestico & Redick Continues to Make A Difference in Ohio,” goes into the efforts of the KNR Cares program, and their year long, well-organized service projects that are aimed at improving the lives of Ohio’s children. Through service projects, creative community engagement programs and fundraising initiatives, KNR Cares has delivered deserving Ohio children with programs, services and scholarships that meet the needs of Buckeye State youth. The Patch article is just one example of the numerous positive press stories covering Kisling, Nestico & Redick’s commitment to its legal clients and all of Ohio’s children.
A heartwarming YouTube video sits within the article, and it beautifully captures the spirit and successes of the KNR Cares community outreach efforts. Featured community outreach and fundraising initiatives covered in the Patch story are scholarships for Ohio students and bicycle helmet giveaway and safety outreach efforts.
A shopping spree for children participating in a local Big Brothers Big Sisters program was also covered. One of the most successful efforts mentioned in the article is KNR Cares ongoing partnership with the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump. More than 40 participants joined the KNR Cares team this year to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. The 40 team members raised $30,000, and it was the sixth year that KNR took part in the event. Collectively, KNR has raised more than $138,000 for the Ohio charity.
Bennett Graebner is a television producer who specializes in reality TV shows. He is an executive producer of The Bachelor and its spin-offs. He also executive produced Love at First Kiss. Bennett´s shows are a TV phenomenon and have won many awards including at the Teen Choice Awards and the ASCAP Film and Television. His shows are very popular with 18 to 34 year olds which is the most coveted demographic for advertisers.
He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He attended Vassar College where he majored in English. He earned an MFA in film production at the University of Southern California. Bennett Graebner now lives in Los Angeles along with his wife, Vanessa Aberman, and their two children. He started out as a production intern in 1995. Bennett Graebner became a cinematographer in 1996 on the show White Lipstick (Imdb).
In 1997, he became a second unit director on Vice Girls. In that year he also started working in the camera and electrical departments on shows such as Murder in Mind and Cousin Skeeter. It was in 2008 that he became an executive producer on The Bachelor. He has also executive produced The Bachelorette, The Bachelor Winter Games, The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, and The Bachelorette: Ashley and JP’s Wedding.
Graebner says that reality TV is quite similar to scripted programming. Both mediums need to tell a story to viewers with a beginning, middle, and end. They also both have characters that have conflict, romance, and drama happening in their lives. What’s different about reality TV, he says, is that he works with people who are real. As such Bennett Graebner doesn’t have a script to go by and isn’t able to tell the participants what to do.
He knows that some people are skeptical about the dating shows and don’t think they’re real. Bennett Graebner says that the truth is he can’t make two people fall in love and if that doesn’t happen the show won’t work. He thinks that being a part of two people falling in love is the best thing about his job and something he feels great about.
Following the release of the Chainsmokers song “Closer” there was a need to find out more of this dynamic duo. This track was unique in it’s release because it was their first track that featured Andrew Taggart, one half of the duo, as a lead singer. The decision to sing on this track was part of the duo’s plan to evolve their sound to a constantly changing audience. Interview Magazine’s Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with Alex Pall, the second half, shortly after the song’s release to gain insight on the groups history and plans.
Alex and Andrew had been a match made in heaven from the very beginning. They met while both pursuing DJ and producing careers and they had similar goals, creative ideas, and work ethic. Even a few years after their initial success, Alex Pall has been quoted saying “it’s constantly a journey of self-discovery and checking yourself, and we kind of always questioned those things.” The duo is regularly questioning their creative decisions to make sure all are true to their identity.
The decision to sing on their own track was a very unique decision, especially for an electronic group. When asked about it by Mathias, Alex expresses that both he and Andrew had a strong desire to be more a part of their own music. The norm as of now is that electronic artists produce tracks, song-writers write the lyrics, and generally a well known singer will sing them. They wanted to change that. Unlike many other electronic artists they wanted to produce one cohesive album rather than a few bangin’ tracks.
The decision to work collaboratively with Halsey on “Closer” was an easy decision for them. In the interview, Alex Pall said that the group admires her strong voice and individuality. After the release of this song, Alex Pall said he felt the groups identity was solidifying more than ever. The Chainsmokers were reaching music listeners from all over the world, and of all ages and genders. The duo is excited to see where their new-found reach will take them.
Lawrence Bender has had such a robust career as a film producer that it is difficult to narrow down his best works to one movie. One of the films that Lawrence Bender will be perhaps best known for is his role in producing Pulp Fiction. This cult classic was quite the edgy piece when it was first released. It has withstood the test of time as one of the most often quoted and referenced movies across generations. Lawrence Bender’s role in packaging some dynamic and poignant scenes cannot be understated. While there are plenty of scenes that elicit a guttural laugh, the overall production of the movie is so cutting-edge and innovative that the viewer is never able to completely relax into the script. This makes for an engaging and thought-provoking experience for the duration of the film.
Lawrence Bender has worked closely with Quentin Tarantino throughout his decades of producing top-quality films. His breakout film was Reservoir Dogs, which skyrocketed both Tarantino and Bender to almost instant fame. Bender was born in New York but grew up in New Jersey. He began a career in civil engineering and then switched to dance at The University of Maine. Unfortunately, Bender suffered a career-ending injury, and he had to look to expand into other performing arts opportunities.
Although Bender is primarily known for his work behind the camera, he is also keen on doing some cameo roles in his productions. For example, in Inglourious basterds: Volume 2, he played a restaurant patron in one scene. He has been recognized from multiple organizations for his excellence behind the camera. He was nominated three separate times for Best Picture from the Academy Awards. In addition, Bender was nominated for Best Film in 1995 for Pulp Fiction by the BAFTA Awards. He was the winner of the ACCA Best Most Picture award in 2009 for his work on Inglorious Bastards. Bender has branched out beyond film and is also the producer of major television series and documentary series. He is currently working on a documentary series featuring Nine Inch Nails and their 2007 album.