February 25, 2002 |
Add one more goose bump to the story of gold medalist Jim Shea, already among the most heartwarming and inspiring of these Olympic Games. Shea is the Lake Placid, N.Y., slider who won the gold medal in skeleton Wednesday, carrying a funeral card of his grandfather in his helmet as he sped down the course.
February 8, 1997 |
John Martin "Jack" Shea, one of Southern California's top collectors of modern American art, has died. He was 74. Shea, a major philanthropist for art and animal causes, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, his wife, Marion, said.
September 1, 1998 |
The Directors Guild of America said Monday that its board has unanimously voted to renew Jay D. Roth's contract as national executive director through 2005. Roth, formerly an attorney representing labor organizations, assumed the guild's top management post in 1995; his current contract is not to expire until 2000. DGA President Jack Shea said the early renewal "lets our employers know that the DGA will continue to have strong, skillful leadership well into the next millennium."
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December 16, 2001 |
The Directors Guild of America's national board voted unanimously Saturday to recommend ratification of a three-year contract with movie studios and television networks. The new contract would go into effect July 1 and run through 2005. The recommendation comes six months before the current contract expires. The 21-0 vote was taken at the board's regularly scheduled meeting in Los Angeles, according to a guild news release.
June 26, 2001 |
John Wells, the television producer who led the Writers Guild of America's West Coast faction during its recent contract negotiations with studios, won't be running for president again. The decision by Wells, after a standard two-year term, comes as no surprise, given a hectic production schedule that includes overseeing such top shows as "E.R.," "The West Wing" and "Third Watch."
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May 7, 2013 |
Ray Harryhausen, a stop-motion animation pioneer who became a cult figure for creating special effects for “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “Jason and the Argonauts” and other science fiction and fantasy film classics, died Tuesday in London of natural causes. He was 92. His death was confirmed by Kenneth Kleinberg, his longtime legal representative in the United States. Harryhausen, a Los Angeles native who lived in London for more than four decades, inspired generations of filmmakers and special-effects artists.