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February 26, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The inimitable Zagat has just released its 2013 "30 Under 30" awards, honoring the top young culinary talents in the Los Angeles area.  The 30 honorees were feted Monday night at a cocktail party at the Emerson Theatre with Zagat founders Tim and Nina Zagat on hand to do the honors. The Zagat survey, which started as a homemade newsletter and morphed over the years into a publishing juggernaut, has embraced the digital age. The guides are now online, and coverage of this event included a live feed  and a Google+ Live Hangout.
November 29, 2012 | By Randee Dawn
Nicholas Jarecki was in trouble: He couldn't come up with the perfect line for Susan Sarandon to say to Richard Gere for a particular scene in "Arbitrage. " He needed a catchphrase a business tycoon would have invented. But as a film writer and director (and producer), rather than a tycoon, he just didn't have it. But he did have his actors. "What takes me a week alone in a dark room can be built in an hour by an actor," he says. "I had all this garbage, trying to come up with that line - 'confidence equals contracts' - and I said, 'Susan, can you come up with something?
November 27, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- The concept of money--filmmakers' need for it, their freedom without it--infused Monday night's Gotham Independent Film Awards, one of the first major shows of the burgeoning season. Benh Zeitlin, the director of the Southern magical-realist tale "Beasts of the Southern Wild," noted the extraordinary freedom that came from making his movie as a low-budget project outside any established system, while Jeff Skoll, the wealthy entrepreneur who founded the socially conscious film label Participant Prods., was feted as a kind of benevolent capitalist for the movie business.
September 24, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers made it official Monday, announcing the hiring of Gerald Madkins as the team's director of basketball operations. The Clippers also announced three other front-office personnel moves. They hired Eric Miller to be the director of basketball administration, Fabrizio Besnati returns for his eighth season as the director of international scouting and Jason Piombetti was promoted to the position of director of scouting. Madkins, a former UCLA Bruins player and assistant coach, spent the last two seasons as the vice president of player personnel for the New Orleans Hornets.
July 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tom McLean, director of the athletic fund at Monmouth College in New Jersey, was named director of operations for The Athletics Congress.
January 8, 1986
Ira A. Rosenbaum has been appointed director of operations development for Aerojet General. David H. Strode joined Aerojet General as director of risk management.
April 30, 1987
El Monte-based Birtcher Corp. named Ronald McAdams chairman and CEO, succeeding Ernest V. Jarvis, who was reelected a director. Four new elected directors include David B. Jones, Birtcher President Richard E. Maya, CEO McAdams and James R. Weersing.
April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The Northwestern University professor who had agreed to head up USC's journalism programs but then quickly decided against it attributed his decision to “a mismatch” between visions of the job. Douglas Foster said that last week he had tentatively accepted the position as director of USC's journalism school, pending agreement on a few points. He declined to specify what details caused him to change his mind two days later, and stressed that final contract papers with the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism had not been drawn up or signed.
April 18, 1989
Philip L. Walling has been named director of planning at Nasland Engineering.
May 9, 1989
Carl Mandley has been appointed director of VAR marketing at Bluebird Systems.
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