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‘Welcome to Me:’ Welcome to Shira Piven’s First Film

2/25/2015 Director Shira Piven shooting first film, "Welcome To Me" (Alchemy)
2/25/2015 Director Shira Piven shooting first film, "Welcome To Me" (Alchemy)

NEW YORK—”I like old shoes on a stage,” said Shira Piven, sister of Jeremy Piven (who plays Ari Gold on HBO’s comedy TV series “Entourage”), when...




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