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Paramount Pictures cuts top executives

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey says the U.S. studio has parted ways with Paramount Film Group head John Lesher and production executive Brad Weston.
Moore to follow up 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Moore to follow up 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Paramount Vantage and Overture Films have announced they will co-finance and distribute U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore's next documentary.
Shyamalan to make 'Airbender' movie

Shyamalan to make 'Airbender' movie

HOLLYWOOD, April 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has signed on to adapt Nickelodeon's animated TV series "The Last Airbender" as a live-action movie.

Paramount changes executive line-up

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey has reshuffled the U.S. studio's executive hierarchy following nearly a month of preparations.

Starbucks to promote eco-themed film

SEATTLE, June 28 (UPI) -- Starbucks, seeking to advance its eco-conscious image, agreed to promote the National Geographic Films' "Arctic Tale" in its U.S. and Canadian coffee shops.

Ferrell and McKay sign on to make comedies

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alums Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have signed an exclusive two-year U.S. film deal to produce intelligent but low-budget film comedies.

Film execs: 'Passion' may hurt Mel Gibson

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Some U.S. film executives have said Mel Gibson's controversial film, "The Passion of the Christ," may damage the actor's future Hollywood career.
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John Vandling Lesher (July 27, 1866 – May 3, 1932) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John V. Lesher was born on a farm in Blue Hill, Pennsylvania. He attended the rural schools in his native county and the State Normal School at Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He taught school for several years in Union and Snyder Counties. He graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1897. He enlisted in Company K of the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1898, and when it was transferred to the Twelfth Regiment he served as a first lieutenant. He was promoted to quartermaster with rank of captain, serving until 1902. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. He served as the assistant district attorney of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was also engaged in banking and real estate development.

Lesher was elected as a Democrat to the sixty-third and to the three succeeding congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920. He resumed the practice of law in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and died in Danville, Pennsylvania. Interment in Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.

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