FROM David Klawans
David Klawans David Klawans is an executive producer on Argo but it may be better to say he's a "story detective." Early on he decided his niche would be finding true stories and turning them into movies. He discovered the story for Argo in late-1998, early-1999, buried in a CIA quarterly journal, " Studies in Intelligence ." For years he strived to bring this story to the screen, finally achieving success when he teamed up with reporter Joshuah Bearman to write it up as an article in a 2007 Wired magazine. Klawans' other big feature credit is on the Jack Black movie, Nacho Libre . That too is based on a true story. The lengths he went to in order to get the rights to both the stories of Argo and Nacho Libre demonstrate Klawans' dogged approach to producing. David Klawans and Jack Black on the set of Nacho Libre David Klawans in the library David Klawans and Tony Mendez, the ex-CIA operative in the Argo story at the premiere for Argo
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
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