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September 5, 2005 | Susan King
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival kicks off its ninth edition Tuesday at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. The weeklong festival will screen more than 600 shorts selected from about 1,500 entries from around the world. "It's gone from 50 to 75 films at Barnsdall Park to now the largest short-film festival in the world," says festival director Doug Summers, who also has a film in the festival, a black comedy entitled "It Can Always Get Worse."
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September 5, 2005 | Susan King
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival kicks off its ninth edition Tuesday at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. The weeklong festival will screen more than 600 shorts selected from about 1,500 entries from around the world. "It's gone from 50 to 75 films at Barnsdall Park to now the largest short-film festival in the world," says festival director Doug Summers, who also has a film in the festival, a black comedy entitled "It Can Always Get Worse."
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2002 | Bob Baker, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival is a game of numbers. As in five movies in 72 minutes. Or 400-plus movies in six days. Or an overnight success story six years in the making.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2002 | Bob Baker, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival is a game of numbers. As in five movies in 72 minutes. Or 400-plus movies in six days. Or an overnight success story six years in the making.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2013 | By Susan King
The 2013 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, which arrives Sept. 5 at Laemmle's NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, will feature 280 short films from 17 countries. The 17th annual festival, which runs for one week and ends Sept. 12, features shorts starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett ("A Cautionary Tail") and Jim Broadbent ("The Phone Call"); Oscar nominees Ian McKellen ("The Egg Trick") and Gerard Depardieu ("Frank-Etienne"); as well as Elijah Wood ("Tome of the Unknown")
BUSINESS
January 26, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Most 10-year-olds are happy with an allowance and some video games. Budding filmmaker Dominic Scott Kay wants creative control, along with a shot at the Sundance Film Festival. And, as often happens in the entertainment business, to get what he wants he's headed to court with one of Hollywood's top litigators in tow.
NEWS
September 2, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Offering marathon screenings of rarities and rediscoveries reaching back to the earliest days of silent movies, Cinecon, the Society for Cinephiles, descends on Hollywood on Labor Day weekend for its 40th annual film festival and memorabilia show.
NEWS
September 9, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
In a documentary composed entirely of movies, Thom Andersen's monumental "Los Angeles Plays Itself" boldly and provocatively explores the long, evolving relationship between the city and its representation on the screen. A film historian, social critic and film critic, Andersen loves his native city, and his documentary, screening tonight as part of the American Cinematheque's Alternative Screen showcase, has a special resonance for L.A. natives and film devotees.
NEWS
August 31, 2006 | Robert Abele, Special to The Times
IN this golden time-killing era of YouTube.com, it can sometimes feel as if everyone's a short-film auteur. In fact, the home-video geyser aesthetics that result from the combination of Mentos and Diet Coke may be the only category not offered in this year's wide-ranging Los Angeles International Short Film Festival at the ArcLight.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT 'Angel' Ayes: Fox's new sci-fi show "Dark Angel," starring Jessica Alba, got off to a strong start Tuesday, despite running against the presidential debate on ABC and CBS in most of the country, and baseball on NBC. The James Cameron-produced drama attracted an estimated 17.4 million viewers with its two-hour premiere, compared with roughly 30 million combined viewing the debate on ABC and CBS. About 8.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 1997 | SUSAN KING
MOVIES WGA Ratifies Contract: Writers Guild of America, West members have ratified the contract negotiated between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and ABC, CBS and NBC. The Writers Guild of America East is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the contract, which was voted on by West guild members Friday. Daniel J. Petrie Jr. was elected president of the WGA West and John Wells ("ER"), vice president.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2001
Just when you thought that cabaret had been stretched and spoofed to its outer limits, in comes New York duo Kiki & Herb. As created in the mid-'90s by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman, Kiki & Herb are drunk and disappointed, and they're going to sing about it. They're known for blending "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and crafting other such unpredictable medleys.
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