September 13, 2012 |
Sheldon Epps has renewed his contract as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, and Elizabeth Doran will join him as its new executive director after nearly four years as managing director of the Actors' Gang in Culver City. Epps has led the company since 1997 and helped see it through the 2010 financial crisis in which the playhouse closed for eight months, then emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After shedding more than $1 million in debt, it has regained its balance with two successful seasons, winning good reviews for four of the five plays staged in 2011-12.
July 15, 2008
Re "The next act," editorial, July 9 The Screen Actors Guild is digging in its heels about DVD residuals, but it is not trying to get "more" than the other unions did, as your editorial alleges. It's just that DVD sales are far more important to SAG members than they are to members of other unions. Most American Federation of Television and Radio Artists contracts cover shows, often reality shows, that have no life in the DVD market, so the majority of AFTRA actors don't care about DVD money.
July 17, 1989 |
The New York City Opera has announced that its new production of Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" at Lincoln Center scheduled for Sept. 16 has been indefinitely postponed. The American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and the American Guild of Musical Artists, whose contracts with NYCO expired May 30, refused to give assurances that even if orchestra and choral rehearsals went forward the premiere would take place. Martin J.
May 5, 1992 |
Five artists are expected to be commissioned to make indoor and outdoor works for the $103-million, 19,200-seat Anaheim Arena, scheduled to open in the summer of 1993. Two of the artists--Keith Sonnier and Nam June Paik, both of New York--are internationally renowned. Sonnier, who would make a large outdoor piece, is known for his sculpture incorporating tubes of light; Paik is a leading figure in video installations.
March 7, 2002 |
The five major record companies must submit proof today that they own copyrights to the 213 songs they claim were pirated over the Napster Inc. song-sharing network, a federal judge has ordered. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel's order addresses one of Napster's last-gasp defenses against the record companies' copyright-infringement lawsuit. Attorneys for the Redwood City, Calif.
August 16, 2002 |
A bill designed to open the door on free agency for recording artists died Thursday in the California Senate. Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) announced that, "at the request of artist representatives," he had decided not to move forward this legislative session with Senate Bill 1246.