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While Sandy Chin of New York City’s professional background focuses on the cutthroat world of finance and economics, her newest venture is all compassion and heart. Mrs. Chin is owner of hedge fund Tidal Bore Capital, where according to Business.com, she serves as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. Her earlier career includes positions Portfolio Manager at Visium Asset Management LLC, where she focused on pharmaceutical stocks; Senior Analyst S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC and Moore Capital Management, LP; Vice President at Neuberger Berman LLC; and Analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette International and Bank of America Corporation.

 

After over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector, Mrs. Sandy Chin spent the last year turning her attention to a new project: organizing and leading a new summer reading program at west side New York City public elementary school, PS11. Also known as the William T. Harris School, PS11 hosts a wide range of students including those from two low income housing projects. For such students lacking the availability of trips to the library and affordability of book ownership, summer’s three-month break from school can often mean a regression of their reading capabilities by the time the next school year rolls around. Sandy Chin has a son who also attends PS11, so when she saw these effects on students first-hand, she took action. Mrs. Chin recruited other volunteers to organize a book drive called “Books, Boxes & Bodies” where people could donate books to be given to the kindergarten students for free. The response was overwhelming, and the school ended up with enough books for every single student; over 3,000 total! The next step was to divide the books by grade/reading level so the students would receive books appropriate for the age and skill. The drive was more of a success than anyone could have imagined, and the students were thrilled to have the opportunity to choose their own books to take home. For Sandy, her own love of books contributes to her dedication to providing them for the students. She hopes her children and the other students at PS11 will keep reading regardless of the season, now that they have more access to books.

 

In October 1957, Lawrence Bender was born in the Bronx, New York City, and named Lawrence Kirk Bender. Being from the Roman descent, Bender attended the University of Maine and studied civil engineering. He took up ballet dancing, only to drop it for acting after he sustained an injury. Finally, he moved into film production.

Lawrence Bender is the only producer who has succeeded at producing two successive films at the Berlin Film Festival competition. The films he produced were Good Will Hunting and Jackie Brown in 1997. He was in 1995 nominated for the best picture in Pulp Fiction, best picture in Good Will Hunting 1998, and best picture in Inglourious Basterds 2010.

His company has, over the years, achieved success in the production of commercials and music. In 2001, his company, A Band Apart, shot 75 commercials and music videos. Following this huge achievement, the company earned itself 13 MTV Music Video Award nominations.

Best Movie

Although there are many movies produced by Lawrence Bender, my favorite is Good Will Hunting. It may be two decades old, but it remains to be one of the unique films of all time. One beautiful aspect of this movie is that it is authentic. Affleck and Damon grew up together in real life.

The friendship between Chuckie, Will, Morgan, and Billy is one of a kind, and this particularly is the magnet that holds the movie together. Their friendship just goes to tell the viewer that family comes in different forms. Well, if there is something else I find totally awesome is the Boston accents. Every role in the movie brings out perfection. In this movie, as opposed to most others, are actors that seem to be in their perfect roles.

Every bit of it comes out powerful, and this is just one of the reasons the movie is a huge success to date. I guess, in a really good movie, a bit of romance is a huge plus. I really love the chemistry felt between Matt Damon and Minnie Driver.

Robin Williams happens to be a darling in every movie he features. Well, in this one, no one would have played Sean Maguire better than him. Additionally, despite the seriousness of the movie, I like the comical exchanges in between as they make Lawrence Bender a great producer.

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