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February 11, 1993 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
Films that trace their roots to independent producers may outnumber those from the major studios when Academy Award best movie nominations are announced Wednesday morning. "The Player," "Howards End," "A Few Good Men," "The Crying Game" and "Unforgiven" came from independent producers, best defined as companies that operate either totally outside of the studios or those whose financing isn't entirely studio-based. The Academy Awards could turn into a testimonial for independence.
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May 14, 1989 | Compiled by David Pecchia
Driving Miss Daisy (The Zanuck Co.). Shooting in Georgia. Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Lupone and Esther Rolle are all taking cuts in pay to bring this Pulitzer-prize winning play by Alfred Uhry to the big screen. Tandy's an elderly Southern Jewish woman who must contend with the black man her son hires (against her will) to drive her about. Producers Richard and Lili Zanuck. Director Bruce Beresford. Screenwriter Uhry. Final Notice (Wilshire Court). Shooting in Toronto.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1993 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
Films that trace their roots to independent producers may outnumber those from the major studios when Academy Award best movie nominations are announced Wednesday morning. "The Player," "Howards End," "A Few Good Men," "The Crying Game" and "Unforgiven" came from independent producers, best defined as companies that operate either totally outside of the studios or those whose financing isn't entirely studio-based. The Academy Awards could turn into a testimonial for independence.
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December 25, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Calendar's choices of Taste Makers--people who move and shape our arts and entertainment in 1988--run the gamut. If the eight faces on the cover form a rather curious collection, it's because creative abilities come in many forms. As a result, our group's pursuits range from directing the distinguished PBS series "American Playhouse," to fronting the hard-living, hard-rock band Guns N' Roses.
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December 25, 1992 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Jimmy Hoffa never drove a truck for a living but he turned the Teamsters into the largest and strongest union of its day. He trafficked with thugs but used a sophisticated grasp of the intricacies of trucking industry economics to consolidate his gains. A devoted family man who never developed champagne tastes, he disappeared on July 30, 1975, probably a victim of organized crime. He was a complex, contradictory personality whose life might have made an exceptional movie. It hasn't quite.
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July 24, 1985 | JACK MATHEWS
A $20-million science-fiction adventure film based on Mattel Toys' "Masters of the Universe" will go into production early next year, with a target release date of Christmas, 1986. The film will be a co-production of RKO Pictures and Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., said RKO President Mark Seiler, and will be distributed by a major Hollywood studio. RKO is funding two other Pressman films--"Plenty," starring Meryl Streep, and "Half Moon Street," with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1989 | Compiled by David Pecchia
Driving Miss Daisy (The Zanuck Co.). Shooting in Georgia. Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Lupone and Esther Rolle are all taking cuts in pay to bring this Pulitzer-prize winning play by Alfred Uhry to the big screen. Tandy's an elderly Southern Jewish woman who must contend with the black man her son hires (against her will) to drive her about. Producers Richard and Lili Zanuck. Director Bruce Beresford. Screenwriter Uhry. Final Notice (Wilshire Court). Shooting in Toronto.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Calendar's choices of Taste Makers--people who move and shape our arts and entertainment in 1988--run the gamut. If the eight faces on the cover form a rather curious collection, it's because creative abilities come in many forms. As a result, our group's pursuits range from directing the distinguished PBS series "American Playhouse," to fronting the hard-living, hard-rock band Guns N' Roses.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'The Crow' Flies: Backed by the family of the late Brandon Lee, the producers of the movie "The Crow" have announced that the film will resume production on May 26 after a two-month recess. Last month, the film's star, Lee, 28, son of the late actor Bruce Lee, was fatally shot during production in Wilmington, N.C. His death is still under investigation. Producers Edward R. Pressman and Bob Rosen made the decision to finish the film along with the cast and crew and Lee's family.
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