March 22, 2006
Eisner show: Guests for the March 28 premiere of "Conversations With Michael Eisner," an occasional talk show that the former Disney chairman will host for CNBC, will be Martha Stewart, Sony Chairman Howard Stringer and technologist Bran Ferren.
August 13, 1998
Caribbean Visions--"The Love Letter," above, by Shastri Maharaj of Trinidad & Tobago is part of the show of contemporary works at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. * Lost and Found--Assemblage works by Beth Bachenheimer, Melisse Herman, Maddy Le Mel, Roger Marshutz and Frank Miller go on display Sunday at the Platt Gallery in Bel-Air.
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March 16, 1999
* Bran Ferren has been named to the new post of president of research and development and creative technology for Walt Disney Imagineering. Ferren, 46, had been executive vice president of the division, which develops rides and other technology for Walt Disney Co. In 1987, Ferren received an Oscar nomination for special visual effects.
December 5, 1999
In the all-digital future of Michael A. Hiltzik's "Hollywood 2010" (Nov. 7), filmmakers "would have to give up much of the vocabulary of filmmaking." I protest. The raw material of movie-making--character, story, acting, pacing, blocking, camera, lighting, editing, music--all remain the same. Only the tools change. It is in the dark cinemas that 100 years of moviegoing will be discarded. At $100,000-plus per screen, only major markets will convert to digital projection. Ticket and concession prices will rise; moviegoers with fewer entertainment dollars will be priced out of theatrical exhibition; first-run attendance will drop.
February 16, 2000 |
Two more top executives said Tuesday that they have left Walt Disney Imagineering, the company's research and development arm, to join a high-tech start-up company. Bob Weis, who supervised the creative design of Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Fla., and the renovation of Tomorrowland at Disneyland, and Marshall Monroe, who helped design numerous attractions at Disney theme parks, said they have joined Z.