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Photographer Eric Charbonneau Joins AP’s Invision

You can add the name Eric Charbonneau to the parade of photo-credit names gracing images on The Hollywood Reporter website and weekly print magazine. He’s the latest photographer to sign with Invision, the multimedia entertainment agency owned by The Associated Press in partnership with its member photographers.

Charbonneau, a native of Montreal, was discovered at age 16 by Alan Berliner after coming down from Canada to attend college. The rest is Berliner Photography, WireImage and now, Invision history:

Charbonneau’s addition builds on Invision’s growing line-up of top-tier photographers, which includes John Shearer, Jon Furniss, Jordan Strauss, Matt Sayles, Todd Williamson, Casey Rodgers, Victoria Will, Evan Agostini and Chris Pizzello.

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AP’s Invision Photography Unit Pacts with The Hollywood Reporter

Last May, AP launched Invision, a collective of celebrity-focused photographers based in New York, London and, mostly, Los Angeles. Manning the red carpet and party trenches here are Chris Pizzello, Casey Rodgers, Matt Sayles, John Shearer and Jordan Strauss.

This morning, Invision has announced that it will be the exclusive, credentialed photographer for The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a huge step forward in the entertainment space for AP, cemented by that fact that the agreement also allows the unit to license THR photos thereafter through AP Images:

“Invision’s world-class photographers, combined with AP’s long history of journalistic excellence, will make a perfect partner for The Hollywood Reporter as we continue to build upon our unprecedented access to entertainment industry events and provide a showcase for photography on many platforms,” said THR editorial director Janice Min.

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Power Of An Alert PR Rep

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An exceptionally enterprising PR-type, Meredith Goldblatt, suggested we could capitalize on a certain NY Times story and run a piece about Variety’s “Power of Youth,” a benefit held Saturday at Universal Studios on behalf of St. Jude.

So, yeah, we’ll take the bait.

The benefit brought together the likes of Variety’s VP & Associate Publisher Brian Gott, actress Miley Cyrus, Variety’s President & Publisher Charlie Koones and actress Vanessa Hudgens (all pictured here in this shot by Jordan Strauss of WireImage.com

According to Goldblatt’s release:

The inaugural event is part of Variety’s new initiative to reach out to Hollywood’s next generation of entertainers, in the hopes of encouraging young people to become involved with humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

And what a youngster-filled event it was: One of the highlights was a celebrity tricycle race.

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