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October 31, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
It's tough enough for a director to get a film's performers to connect on set, to bring an instant trust and intimacy to the story while still hitting their marks. But once the clothes come off, things really get tricky. In "Love & Other Drugs," the Nov. 24 romantic comedy about a charming pharmaceutical sales rep who falls for an artist afflicted by early onset Parkinson's disease, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway spend much of the film half-naked (or more). Accordingly, director Edward Zwick decided early in the rehearsal process that he'd have to get the stars comfortable with each other while they wore little-to-nothing.
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October 31, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
It's tough enough for a director to get a film's performers to connect on set, to bring an instant trust and intimacy to the story while still hitting their marks. But once the clothes come off, things really get tricky. In "Love & Other Drugs," the Nov. 24 romantic comedy about a charming pharmaceutical sales rep who falls for an artist afflicted by early onset Parkinson's disease, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway spend much of the film half-naked (or more). Accordingly, director Edward Zwick decided early in the rehearsal process that he'd have to get the stars comfortable with each other while they wore little-to-nothing.
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November 6, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"The Siege" is a political thriller with more plausibility--and yes, more thrills--than most. It's a "what-if" movie on a stark subject, terrorist bombings in this country, that tries to serve the two masters of drama and reality and does it for longer than you might predict. Though "The Siege" loses its way in its final sections, the extent of the film's success is considerable, and largely due to the fine performances of stars Denzel Washington and Annette Bening.
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August 23, 2009 | Scott Collins
Twenty-two years ago this fall, just before ABC premiered "thirtysomething," the producers were keeping their expectations low. "We wanted to make movies," Marshall Herskovitz, who created the era-defining drama about a group of yuppie pals in Philadelphia with writing partner Edward Zwick, explained in a recent interview. "We thought if we do something that is so specific to us and our friends, no one will watch it, it will be quickly canceled, and we can get back to making movies."
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November 23, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz have been down this road before--producing an acclaimed, marginally rated series that puts a microscope over the small and sometimes awkward moments in daily life. They reinvented the genre in "thirtysomething," then turned to high school in "My So-Called Life" (nicknamed by some as "fifteensomething") and now they're chronicling a twentysomething couple in ABC's "Relativity."
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August 23, 2009 | Scott Collins
Twenty-two years ago this fall, just before ABC premiered "thirtysomething," the producers were keeping their expectations low. "We wanted to make movies," Marshall Herskovitz, who created the era-defining drama about a group of yuppie pals in Philadelphia with writing partner Edward Zwick, explained in a recent interview. "We thought if we do something that is so specific to us and our friends, no one will watch it, it will be quickly canceled, and we can get back to making movies."
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March 10, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
awardsomething: Edward Zwick will receive a special American Film Institute alumni award for directors during Thursday night's tribute to Sidney Poitier at the Beverly Hilton. Zwick, co-creator of the TV series "thirtysomething" and director of the film "Glory," is a 1978 graduate of AFI. Gregory Peck will present him with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, named for the late member of AFI's board of trustees. Zwick's next film, "Leaving Normal," opens in May.
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December 18, 2007 | From City News Service
The first television series that originated on the Internet and then got picked up by a major broadcast network, "quarterlife," will premiere on NBC on Feb. 18, the network said Monday. The series about six creative people in their 20s is produced by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, who also produced "thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life." The 36 eight- to 10-minute "webisodes" of "quarterlife" will be edited into several hourlong episodes for NBC.
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January 17, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Glory' Gets Nod: "Glory," the highly acclaimed Civil War epic starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Cary Elwes, has been honored by the Academy of Family Films and Family Television with its special award of merit for outstanding achievement. According to Donald Reed, president of the academy, the special award for "Glory" is in recognition of "one of the most outstanding films our board of directors has screened in recent years."
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July 8, 2009 | Susan King
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that its annual branch elections of governors have resulted in the reelection of nine incumbents, the selection of four new governors and the return of one -- Tom Hanks -- after taking a year off. And in an academy first, there will be a runoff for governor of the directors branch between candidates Gilbert Cates and Edward Zwick. New to the academy Board are James D. Bissell, art directors branch; Lynne Littman, documentary; Robert G. Friedman, public relations; and Bill Kroyer, short films and feature animation.
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November 6, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"The Siege" is a political thriller with more plausibility--and yes, more thrills--than most. It's a "what-if" movie on a stark subject, terrorist bombings in this country, that tries to serve the two masters of drama and reality and does it for longer than you might predict. Though "The Siege" loses its way in its final sections, the extent of the film's success is considerable, and largely due to the fine performances of stars Denzel Washington and Annette Bening.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz have been down this road before--producing an acclaimed, marginally rated series that puts a microscope over the small and sometimes awkward moments in daily life. They reinvented the genre in "thirtysomething," then turned to high school in "My So-Called Life" (nicknamed by some as "fifteensomething") and now they're chronicling a twentysomething couple in ABC's "Relativity."
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January 30, 1990 | Associated Press
The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for 1989 directorial achievement today, displaying a preference for popular movies instead of the artistic ones. "I think we have some interesting choices this year," commented Barry Levinson, last year's DGA winner for "Rain Man," as he announced the nominees. Reporters attending the announcement agreed. The nominees: Woody Allen, "Crimes and Misdemeanors;" Rob Reiner, "When Harry Met Sally . . ."
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