“Are there significant hints in these tweets?

Per @ –  Quiyun Long, Lionsgate moneyman, was arrested on corruption charges in China. Long has more contacts than just relatives who work at NBC. He has Vancouver, DC and Hollywood contacts, including Denny Hastert. ‘Being Quiyun Long’ may be very interesting now. He has a lot of info to offer. A Hollywood actor/producer, with an affinity for Dennis Hastert, found himself in the ‘Deep Horizon’ of arrest and questioning last night. One might ask an affiliate of those involved in Deep Horizon together why a “referral only” Recruiting Council? Why would someone donate land, fund with big $$$ and personally vet staff? Referring only what type of individuals? From where? Why so vocal now? I’m sure that $350K in campaign contributions, through back funnels a few years ago was a good investment for this actor/producer. Dennis can’t help him or his ring now. Sarcasm. It won’t help him at all!

1/12/2018 – ‘La La Land’ Producer & Chinese Media Exec Qiuyun Long Arrested For Bribery

La La Land producer and former Chairman of Chinese media group Hunan TV Qiuyun Long has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Qiuyun, who was responsible for striking a major slate financing deal with Lionsgate in 2015, was reportedly jailed for accepting bribes. He stepped down from Hunan in October 2017 and local media outlet Caixin reported that he had been taken into custody by Hunan Province authorities on Thursday. Following the $375M Lionsgate deal, Long has had exec producer credits on a raft of Lionsgate releases including Deepwater Horizon, Now You See Me 2, Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer’s The Shack, Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson-fronted The Glass Castle and the live-action Power Rangers movie. He was intrinsic to the deal between China’s second largest broadcaster and Lionsgate to fund much of the U.S. firm’s $1.5B slate over three years. [1]

8/2017 – Lionsgate Unveils Plans For Outdoor Theme Park At Korea’s Jeju Shinwa World

Lionsgate is developing its first branded outdoor theme park there, with immersive movie zones based on its biggest franchises, the studio said today. In partnership with Landing Jeju Development Co, Lionsgate Movie World will be the centerpiece of Jeju Shinhwa World, a new resort destination on Jeju Island. Construction on the theme park is expected to begin next year for a 2019 opening. It’s also a nod to the current business-as-usual situation in Korea despite ongoing geopolitical tensions in the region.

The themed zones will include The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me as well as the upcoming Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan and Jamie Foxx which releases in March. There will be rides, attractions and 4D-reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.

Jeju Shinhwa World is a 2.5M square foot resort that began opening progressively from earlier this year. It houses Four Seasons, Marriott and Somerset hotels, condominiums and villas and high-end retail for international and K-fashion brands. Other attractions include a waterpark, theme parks, a destination spa, an international-style casino and a K-pop entertainment center. [2]

FRANK GUISTRA History

FRANK GIUSTRA — FIORE —– FIORE IS PART OF FG’S BIRTH NAME
Frank Giustra
Born August 1957 (age 60)
Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Residence West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater Douglas College
Occupation Businessman, philanthropist
Known for Lions Gate Entertainment Corportation
Board member of Clinton Foundation
International Crisis Group
Spouse(s) Alison Lawton (2000–2007; divorced)
Children 2
Parent(s) Giuseppe and Domenica Peter Giustra

June 21, 2007: A Canadian offshoot of the Clinton Foundation is formed; it will later be called a “structured money-laundering operation.”

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) logo. (Credit: CGEP)

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) logo. (Credit: CGEP)

Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra and former president Bill Clinton launch the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), a Canadian charity that is an offshoot of the Clinton Foundation. The CGEP will become known for many charitable works, including funding relief efforts after a 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

However, investigative journalist Ken Silverstein will allege in a 2015 Harper’s Magazine article that the CGEP is actually a “slush fund” for the Clintons. He will write that CGEP “has been moving significant sums of money into the Clinton Foundation’s flagship in New York. There’s no way for the public to know precisely how much total money the CGEP has taken in over the years—or how much it has forwarded on to the Clinton Foundation—because, unlike in the United States, under Canadian non-profit law charities don’t need to report donors to tax authorities.” Nearly all the donors to the CGEP are unknown. It is also unknown how much CGEP has given the Clinton Foundation, except that it ranks in the top donor class of $25 million or more.

Charles Ortel, an independent financial expert, will say, “There are no effective controls over the Clinton Foundation or the [CGEP]. No independent party has had access to the bank account records, including wire transfer records. There are no independent directors ensuring compliance with the law. Only a fool would have any confidence in their numbers; it’s like Al Capone forming a foundation.”

An unnamed “money-laundering expert and former intelligence officer based in the Middle East who had access to the Foundation’s confidential banking information” will claim that members of royal families in the Middle East and officials in corrupt governments around the world donate money to the CGEP, which is then sent to the Clinton Foundation. For instance, “Equatorial Guinea doesn’t give to the Clinton Foundation in New York because it’s too embarrassing [for the Clintons]. They give the money anonymously in Canada and that buys them political protection in the United States. The Clinton Foundation is a professionally structured money-laundering operation. […] I can’t say for certain that it’s illegal because I don’t have access to all the financial information but at best they are skating along the edge.” The source concludes that if one puts together all the known evidence, “it’s obvious that the Foundation is a fraud.”

The Clinton Foundation will fail to disclose an account linked to CGEP on eight consecutive tax returns, including the time Hillary Clinton is secretary of state. [3]

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June 2010—October 2010: Secret donations to a Clinton Foundation offshoot are given around the same time Clinton’s State Department allows Russia to buy a company that controls much of the uranium production in the US.

 

In 2009, a branch of Rosatom, a Russian company linked to the Russian government, buys a 17 percent stake in Uranium One, a Canadian mining company. In 2010, it wants to increase that to a controlling 51 percent stake. Some US politicians are concerned, because Uranium One owns uranium mines around the world, and uranium is a strategic asset due to its use in nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. For instance, Senator John Barrasso (R) writes to President Obama, saying the deal “would give the Russian government control over a sizable portion of America’s uranium production capacity. Equally alarming, this sale gives [them] a significant stake in uranium mines in Kazakhstan.”

According to the Clinton Foundation’s disclosure records, Ian Telfer, the Canadian head of Uranium One, donates less than $250,000 to the foundation, in 2007. However, Canadian tax records show that Telfer gives $2.4 million more from 2009 to 2012. Additional millions in donations are given around this time by other people with ties to Uranium One.

In June 2010, former President Bill Clinton is paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow, one of his highest speaking fees. He is paid by a Russian investment bank with ties to the Russian government. That same month, Rosatom makes its deal to get a majority stake in Uranium One. However, the deal can’t go forward without approval from a group of US cabinet officials called the Committee on Foreign Investment, including Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. In October 2010, the committee gives its approval. The committee’s decision-making process is shrouded in secrecy, but it is said the approval goes relatively smoothly.

https://cgepartnership.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CGEP-FCS-HOME-FCS.jpgBy 2013, the Russian company will own 100% of Uranium One, and they will have control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the US. The New York Times will later comment, “Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.”

Furthermore, Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra built a company that later merged with Uranium One, and he gives at least $31 million to the Clinton Foundation. (The New York Times, 4/23/2015) In 2007, Giustra cofounded a Canadian offshoot of the Clinton Foundation called the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), which has been accused of being a “slush fund” that allows politically toxic foreign contributors to anonymously donate money to the Clinton Foundation in the hopes of gaining political influence with Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Harper’s Magazine, 11/17/2015) The secret donations from Telfer and others connected to Uranium One all appear to have gone through the CGEP. (The New York Times, 4/23/2015)

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LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT, THUNDERBIRD FILMS, AND SEA TO SKY ENTERTAINMENT

After he left investment banking in 1996, served as chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment from 1997–2003. He hoped to capitalize on the growing film industry in ClintonVancouver. The company bought a number of small production facilities and distributors. Its first success was American Psycho, which began a trend of producing and distributing films far too controversial for the major American studios. Other successes included Affliction, Gods and Monsters, Dogma, and the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, which turned out to be the studio’s highest grossing film. In 2000, Giustra left the firm and it was taken over by Jon Feltheimer and Michael Burns. Giustra sold most of his stake in Lionsgate in 2003.

In December 2010, Giustra returned to Lions Gate Entertainment as a member of the board of directors. In March 2012, he started a new joint venture with Lionsgate and Thunderbird Films, called Sea to Sky Entertainment, which will focus on projects in the television industry.

September 2014, Thunderbird Films, where Giustra is both a director and investor, purchased UK Soda Pictures Inc. In April 2013 Thunderbird Films, which has a partnership with Lionsgate to run a TV studio, purchased Reunion Pictures for an undisclosed sum to bolster its one-hour drama production capacity. The deal is Thunderbird’s latest move to turn the distribution and rights management company into a major film and TV producer. Lionsgate founder Frank Giustra is a major shareholder who largely orchestrated the 50–50 joint venture Sea to Sky Entertainment with Lionsgate.

Frank Giustra | BCBusiness

THUNDERBIRD FILMS
He is a co-owner of Thunderbird Films. In August 2011, it was announced, by Alcon Entertainment that Ridley Scott will direct the new Blade Runner film. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. He formed Sea to Sky Entertainment. Giustra is frequently quoted regarding gold and currency markets in publications such as Forbes, StockHouse.com, and GoldEditor.com. Recently, Giustra started Fiore Music, and Westsonic Music, and spends much of his time writing lyrics. He is also a guest blogger on the Huffington Post, under “Dear Rich People”. [5]

LIONS GATE — Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, also known as Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc., and often shortened to Lionsgate, is a Canadian-American entertainment company. The company was formed on July 3, 1997, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. In addition to its well-known Lionsgate Films property, which generated the seventh-highest gross revenue in North America in 2015, the company contains other divisions such as Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate Interactive. It owns a variety of subsidiaries such as the American film production company Summit Entertainment, and Debmar-Mercury, a television syndication company acquired by Lionsgate in 2006. …………. The company’s formation
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (Lionsgate) was formed in 1997 by Frank Giustra and Avi Federgreen with a $16 million investment including another $40 million from other investors which included Keyur Patel and Yorkton Securities’ executives such as G. Scott Paterson. Giustra had recently retired as CEO from Yorkton, an investment bank, and Paterson was then President. Giustra then merged Lionsgate with Toronto Stock Exchange listed Beringer Gold Corp. (founded in 1986) to take the company public. Beringer’s mining assets were soon sold off.
Lionsgate’s string of acquisitions
Lionsgate then began a series of acquisitions to get into the film industry. The company bought a number of small production facilities and distributors, starting with Montreal-based Cinépix Film Properties (renamed as Lions Gate Films) and North Shore Studios (renamed Lions Gate Studios) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mandalay Television was acquired by Lionsgate from Peter Guber for a 4% Lionsgate stake. In 1998, Lionsgate helped Guber form Mandalay Pictures with a 45% investment in Mandalay. Lionsgate followed that up with a June purchase of International Movie Group, Inc. (IMG), a bankrupt film distributor previously invested in by Guber and Yorktown Securities, for its film library. IMG’s CEO Peter Strauss became president of Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. (LGE), its U.S. holding company. Lions Gate Media subsidiary was also formed to produce for television.
Completing its first year of operation, Lionsgate had revenue of $42.2 million with loss of $397,000. The company share price dropped to a low of $1.40. This limited the corporation’s ability to make acquisitions via stock swaps. Lionsgate instead made its next acquisition of Termite Art Productions, a reality-based television production company, for $2.75 million by issuing three convertible promissory notes. Giustra had the shareholders vote to move the company’s public listing from the Toronto Stock Exchange to the American Stock Exchange, along with a two-for-one stock consolidation to qualify, for greater exposure that might boost share value. [6]

11/2012 – Frank Giustra: A Man of Many Hats

Welcome to the high-flying world of Frank Giustra, not only one of Canada’s most successful businessmen, but perhaps one of its most intriguing and influential. Frank Giustra's amazing comment about Bill Clinton ...The son of an Italian immigrant who came to Canada with little more than a suitcase and dreams, Giustra boasts a resumé that would challenge the imagination of Walter Mitty. At the age of 55, he can justifiably call himself a mining magnate who travels the continents creating billions in wealth; a movie mogul (founder of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.); the architect of a major brokerage house (past CEO and chair of Yorkton Securities); a local philanthropist (the driving force behind Vancouver’s Streetohome Foundation, dedicated to ending homelessness); a global influencer (joining billionaire George Soros as the main contributor to the International Crisis Group); and a major funder of the Clinton Foundation (having donated $130 million to date). His Rolodex contains the personal cell numbers of the sort of people most of us only see on TV or in People magazine.

A sampling of Frank Giustra’s formal titles

Corporations

• President and CEO, Fiore Financial Corp.

• President and CEO, Fiore Fine Foods Inc.

• President and Chair, Fiore Capital Corp.

• President and owner, Fiore Farms Inc.

• Co-owner, Sea to Sky Entertainment Inc.

• Board member, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

• Board member, Eacom Timber Corp.

• Board member, Petromanas Energy Inc.

Charities
• President and Founder, The Radcliffe Foundation

• Founder and chair, Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative

• Board of trustees, The International Crisis Group

• Board of trustees, William J. Clinton Foundation

• Board of trustees, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

• Director, trustee, Streetohome Foundation

Investor
• Pure Freedom Yyoga Wellness Inc.

• Organiclives Enterprises Inc.

• Alter Eco Americas Inc.

• Sable Fish Canada Inc.

• The Great Ontario Food Company, Inc.

The result of Giustra’s striding into the movie business is Lions Gate Entertainment, the studio behind blockbusters such as last summer’s The Hunger Games and critically acclaimed films such as Monster’s Ball, Precious and others that have earned Lions Gate 10 Oscars and 47 nominations.

Dig a little deeper and you will find Giustra had done some preparation before casting himself as movie mogul. While in London, between making those multi-billion-dollar mining deals, he had also been dabbling in Hollywood. It happened, as usual, on something of a serendipitous, crazy whim. “I was kind of depressed because I’d just been separated,” he recalls, “I was sitting outside of my London flat. I looked up in the sky and I saw a jet plane. It was a beautiful blue sky. And this jet plane was flying across. And I thought, ‘L.A.’ I don’t know why I thought that. I’d never been to Los Angeles.”

The next day, he climbed aboard a plane to Hollywood, checked himself into the Beverly Hills Hotel and waited – for three months. Like many newcomers with money looking to get into the movies, he was discovered. “Soon enough I was found by these movie people,” he recalls. “And they quickly fleeced me for a whole bunch of money. I was young, and I was stupid. That money disappeared so quickly it made my head spin.”

Yet he persevered. Eventually he found himself involved in foreign distribution deals that got him into film production. They were hardly blockbusters. Giustra recalls that a memorable film he produced was Cadence, starring Martin and Charlie Sheen. Most were martial arts films, such as Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Blood Sport, and others further down the cultural food chain. Still, it gave him a starting point to run a studio like Lions Gate. These days, Giustra also keeps company with some of the world’s best-known international players in the job of preventing wars and poverty. Along with billionaire George Soros, Giustra has become the chief benefactor of the International Crisis Group, an NGO that does field research in conflict zones. He works closely with Soros, former general Wesley Clark; Thomas Pickering, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and Canada’s Louise Arbour, former UN high commissioner for human rights and chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. [7]:

References

[1] Deadline

[2] Deadline

[3] Harper’s

[4] ThompsonTimeline

[5] StockHouse

[6] Wikipedia

[7] BC.com