January 19, 2006 |
Two weeks after launching a Western edition of its evening newscast, ABC plans to broadcast "World News Tonight" from California. Elizabeth Vargas is scheduled to anchor the show this evening from L.A., where she will interview Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, while her co-anchor, Bob Woodruff, will do the program from San Francisco. On Friday, Woodruff will anchor from Google's Mountain View headquarters, Vargas from L.A.
January 7, 2006 |
Just so no one forgets that some top films of 2005 were actually based on er, books, with characters created by er, authors, USC on Friday announced this year's nominees for the USC Scripter Award, the only film award this season that not only mentions the screenwriter, but also includes the creator of the original source material.
May 30, 1998 |
The new TNT film "Thicker Than Blood" is a bit of a posthumous reunion for the crowd from "Nothing Sacred," ABC's recently deceased series about an unconventional Catholic priest. "Nothing Sacred" co-creator Bill Cain adapted "Thicker Than Blood" from his play, "Stand Up Tragedy." Richard Manson, executive producer for the series, carries the same credit on the film, which is directed by Richard Pearce, who also guided the controversial "Nothing Sacred" pilot.
May 1, 1998 |
"Shooting Fish," not as inspired or amusing as it might be, leans heavily on the considerable charm of its three young and attractive principals. Their charisma and the film's larky spirit, English locales and elaborate cons might be just enough to divert easily satisfied date-night audiences. Even so, "Shooting Fish" is an awful lot like lots of other pictures with an overly complicated and improbable plot that you try to follow at your peril.
February 1, 2001 |
Noel Coward has been sighted yet again. In "Private Life," at the Hudson Guild Theatre, Craig Archibald is a suave, troubled Coward woozily waking up at New York's Plaza Hotel while on tour to promote his new autobiography. The production at the Hudson follows the recently closed "A Private Spirit . . . A Celebration of the Music and Wit of Noel Coward," in which Don Snell played Coward at the Tiffany. Where Snell inspired ennui, Archibald projects it.
May 6, 2007 |
IT wasn't easy to film in Pakistan, to re-create the real life and death of an American journalist at the hands of terrorists, to capture the grief and steely resolve of the widow left behind. The paparazzi didn't help either. With Angelina Jolie as its star, the production of "A Mighty Heart" made headlines of its own as it was filming, mostly about alleged incidents between photographers and the actress' security team.