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Second Act

STX Entertainment presents a PG-13, 103 minute, Comedy, Romance film directed by Peter Segal, written by Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas with a theatre release date of December 21, 2018.



A Day in the Shoes of Shark Feeder, Pig Castrator and Ostrich Wrangler; Jeremy Brandt Hosts Jobs That Bite! Premiering November 2013 on Nat Geo WILD

“I have been surprised, excited and at times, admittedly, a little grossed out by some of the ways people make a living taking care of animals. These are wild jobs, but someone has to do them!” — Jeremy Brandt, Host of Jobs That Bite!

(Washington, DC – July 24, 2013) According to a recent Gallup survey, 70% of workers are disengaged from their jobs. Luckily, Nat Geo WILD found a small sliver of Americans who actually love their jobs — and they even bite! Jeremy Brandt dives into the world of Americans who work with all creatures great and small, as he hosts Nat Geo WILD’s new series Jobs That Bite! premiering this November, taking viewers across the country as he experiences a wide array of animal jobs, including bear tattooer, camel milker and mounted cop and the authentic Americans who keep these careers and traditions alive. (For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

Jeremy tries his hand at every fun and fascinating, dirty and dangerous animal job out there. To do that, he’ll try to quickly learn the ropes from the unsung folks whose work makes life better for the rest of us. They’ll take Jeremy by the hand and give him a crash course in creatures and a B.A. in beasts, all the while instilling the lessons of safety and respect that these animals deserve.

We’ll see Jeremy’s close encounters with a plethora of animals as he follows a variety of professionals, including a wild beehive remover, horse logger, camel milker, falconer, lobsterman and worm rancher. Each episode follows him to another region of the nation, including California, Texas, Florida, Maine and Vermont, as he sets out to experience this country’s wide array of animal jobs. We’ll find new wild jobs for him, involving massive beasts, pretentious pets, impossibly slippery critters and the amazingly adept pros who work with them every day.

Brandt is your quintessential guys’ guy — a down-to-earth family man with a taste for adventure. Rugged and affable, he’s willing to try anything once, and just as willing to laugh at himself. He’ll smile through the grit of a daylong goat roundup, and settle in for a snuggle with a troop of pampered pooches. Armed with an easy charisma and just enough stubbornness to never go down without a fight, Brandt is ready to roll his sleeves up and get his wild on. Whether it’s riding a bucking bronco, wrangling a massive boa or taking on the business end of rhino-based manure operation, he’s game for it all.

A sometimes messy job, but somebody’s gotta do it! Ever examine a 400-pound lion or clean its teeth? Yep, Jeremy’s on it. And he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform a neonatal exam on a newly born giraffe by measuring and weighing the baby then releasing her to her mother. But not all jobs are as fragile — Jeremy has his work cut out when he herds goats! On the front lines, he almost gets his kneecaps broken trying to catch one. Packed with adventure and laugh-out-loud moments, Jeremy will take the bite to get the job done.

Jobs That Bite! is produced for Nat Geo WILD by Half Yard Productions. For Half Yard Productions, executive producers are Sean Gallagher, Abby Greensfelder and Greg Smith. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin, senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.

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About Nat Geo WILD

For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in over 58 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 120 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit

Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Wild West Picture Show Productions and Twenty One Laps Entertainment present a 119 minute, R rated, comedy, directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern with a theater release date of June 7, 2013.

August 30, 2011 – Argenta, a global provider of drug development services and contract product manufacturing for the animal health industry, announced today it will locate a new lab facility and office in the KC Animal Health Corridor.

"The KC Animal Health Corridor location fits perfectly with Argenta's company vision of delivering animal health development services with a creative, ‘can do' attitude and global quality standards. We are very excited to be here," said Doug Cleverly, CEO.

Argenta will locate in the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC) in Lawrence, Kan., creating 27 new jobs and investing $500,000 in laboratory equipment.

"Argenta is an excellent addition to the Lawrence business community, complementing our existing bioscience and drug development capabilities," said Beth Johnson, vice president of economic development for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. "Their decision to invest in our region demonstrates the strength of the Animal Health Corridor and recognizes the talent available in our local workforce."

"We're excited that Argenta has chosen to locate its new U.S. R&D operation at the BTBC at KU," said Matthew McClorey, executive director of the BTBC. "In light of the many potential sites Argenta could have chosen, its decision to set up its new operation here speaks highly of what the BTBC and KU has to offer high-growth technology businesses."

In addition to the investment in Lawrence, AlcheraBio, a leading clinical research support provider that is wholly owned by Argenta, will be creating 11 jobs in Kansas City, Kan., locating in the Heartland House at 1901 Olathe Blvd.

"The investment we have made in the Heartland House continues to pay off with the attraction of multiple animal health companies looking to grow their presence nationally and globally," said Brent Miles, president, Wyandotte County Economic Development.

The new jobs created by today's announcement represent a total annual payroll of $2.8 million within the next five years.

"This is a great win for the KC Animal Health Corridor and for Kansas," said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. "Having a respected company like Argenta establish a presence in the area certainly enhances the reputation of the Corridor and the entire region. These are the kind of high-paying positions we want to continue to bring to the area."

The Kansas Bioscience Authority will invest up to $400,000 over five years to support the establishment of Argenta's operations in Kansas. The investment was approved by the KBA board at its July meeting.

"Argenta brings a unique and much-needed resource to support the animal health industry in the region," said David Vranicar, interim president and CEO, Kansas Bioscience Authority.

This successful recruitment was announced at last night's sixth annual KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming dinner where more than 750 animal health executives and regional elected officials gathered to celebrate the region's animal health industry cluster. Argenta will also be presenting at today's Animal Health Investment Forum in an effort to build new strategic partnerships within the KC Animal Health Corridor.

"Argenta brings added credibility and prestige to the growing animal health industry cluster in our KC region," said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, which handles new business recruitment for the Corridor. "We can now say that over the past six years, we have attracted 21 new animal health companies pledging to create more than 1,300 new jobs and nearly $900 million in capital investment."

About Argenta

Argenta provides formulations research and development, analytical methods development, and small- and commercial scale manufacturing of animal health products. Founded in August 2006, Argenta is the leading provider of new product development and manufacturing services to the international animal health industry.

About AlcheraBio LLC

AlcheraBio LLC provides clinical and regulatory services to animal health companies including pivotal clinical study documentation and conduct to Good Clinical Practice standards (GCP), market support studies, portfolio reviews and comprehensive development plans for product registration in the US and other developed markets.

About the KC Animal Health Corridor

The Kansas City area accounts for 32 percent of the $19 billion global animal health industry. The Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kan. and Columbia, Mo., is home to more than 220 animal health companies, which represents the largest concentration in the world.

Warner Bros. Pictures, New line Cinema and Rat Entertainment present an R rated, 100 minute comedy directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz and John Francis Daley with a release date of July 8, 2011.