March 20, 1992 |
Franklin R. Levy, a stage, film and TV producer whose Catalina Production Group of Los Angeles was a consistent source of material for the screen and the local stage, is dead at 43. Levy died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington, Conn., his Los Angeles publicist, Flo Selfman, said Thursday. Levy had suffered a brain hemorrhage Aug. 16. Levy's credits include such features as "My Stepmother Is an Alien" and "Nighthawks."
November 12, 1992 |
The Oscar ceremonies, marked this year by controversy over the role of women in the film industry, will be designed next year to honor women, organizers said Wednesday. "Oscar Celebrates Women and the Movies" will be the theme of the 65th Academy Awards, film and TV producer Gilbert Cates revealed at an event where it was announced that he will produce the internationally televised awards show for a fourth consecutive year.
March 20, 2005 |
Joanna Shimkus Poitier was looking for something new to do when she and her husband, Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, became empty nesters. So she turned to her best friend, whom she now also calls her best client: Verna Harrah, widow of casino magnate William F. Harrah. Verna had a home in Malibu that needed refurbishing. Joanna, the budding interior designer, took it on as her first job. That was a dozen or so years ago.
July 23, 2013 |
Music entrepreneurs Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind, together with friend and veteran film and TV producer Brian Robbins, have partnered with Universal Music Group to launch All Def Music, a label created expressly to sign, develop and promote YouTube artists. All Def Music label will seek to identify and cultivate music talent bubbling up on YouTube, in much the same way Rifkind and Simmons once hit the streets in pursuit of promising hip-hop acts for their respective labels, Loud Records and Def Jam. "How [Russell]
November 4, 1986 |
The brush fire over computer colorizing of black-and-white films made a cultural leap from the film community to the arts community at large over the weekend when the National Council on the Arts unanimously passed a resolution condemning the process.
April 30, 1998 |
This Sunday, Glendale Public Library will be transformed into a theme park. Most such parks are populated by actors portraying mice, dogs, ducks and pigs. But at the library's version, kids can talk to and be photographed with the likes of Ben Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mark Twain and Harriet Tubman. These and 20 other historical figures will be portrayed this year at the library's annual American Heroes Program.
January 17, 1999 |
"It's like inhabiting a piece of history for a while," says film and TV producer Richard Waltzer of the Richard Neutra home he shares with his wife, interior designer Kathryn Waltzer. The handsome glass and wood post-and-beam house was one of five built in Pacific Palisades, on a bluff overlooking the ocean, as part of Art & Architecture magazine's Case Study Program.
August 15, 2005 |
"It's a living music. We all come to it with what we have: That's the beauty of jazz. I fall in love with it more and more," says Hayes Greenfield, veteran jazz saxophonist and creator of the "Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz" traveling show for kids. New York-based Greenfield brings his audience-participatory bebop show to Los Angeles for the first time on Sunday, in a 10 a.m. matinee at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. "It's great for ages 3 to 13," he says.