May 31, 1996
Sony Pictures Entertainment named Bruce Stein, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, president of its new consumer products marketing group. Stein had headed the interactive unit, working on such products as the company's PlayStation video game unit, since late last year. In his new job, Stein is expected to work on enhancing the Sony brand name. Sony Signatures, a merchandising and licensing unit of the company, will become part of Stein's new group.
June 30, 2008 |
If you've seen any of a hundred movies about star-crossed lovers, the fate awaiting the titular teens in "David & Fatima" can be predicted from the start. Still, this journey of David (Cameron Van Hoy), an idealistic Israeli Jew who falls for the gentle Fatima (Danielle Pollack), a Palestinian Muslim, is an earnest, reasonably absorbing drama, particularly in its first half.
March 20, 2013 |
Jon Fitzgerald, co-founder and former executive director of the Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi film festivals, was named executive director of the 17th Hollywood Film Festival. "Jon's experience in the online, film festival and worldwide film communities will be a great asset to the growth and new direction of our festival," said Carlos de Abreu, founder of the Hollywood Film Festival, in a statement Wednesday morning. Fitzgerald will be in charge of development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall festival management.
July 4, 2004 |
The Tiffany Theaters are being resurrected, at least briefly. The twin 99-seat Sunset Strip theaters closed in 2002 because the building that houses them was to be demolished as part of a mixed-use real estate development. That's still the plan, but the wrecking ball isn't expected until next year. So the developer of the proposed Sunset Millennium project, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, is donating the use of the Tiffany spaces to the Actors Studio for at least the rest of 2004.
January 8, 1990 |
"Max and Helen" (tonight at 5 and 7 on TNT cable) is a suspenseful and textured production with a burnished performance by Martin Landau as Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal pursuing the only case against a barbaric Nazi that Wiesenthal felt compelled to close--to destroy the evidence--in order to protect the living.
July 29, 1990 |
The Chair (IRS Media). Shooting in L.A. Rod Steiger, "Poltergeist's" small medium Zelda Rubinstein and "Drugstore Cowboy's" Heather Graham all star in this darkish, revenge comedy. A man constructs a homemade electric chair in his basement with which to fry rapists and murderers who get off via technicalities. Another plot jolt involves a malicious politician and his vindictive spouse. Producer Randy Gale. Director Sam Irvin. Screenwriter Charles Gale. The Color of Evening (Christara Pics.).
March 29, 1995 |
The Scene: The black-tie, if-we're-not-heirs-to Swifty-than-who-is? viewing party and post-telecast reception at Morton's hosted by Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter and "Forrest Gump" producer Steve Tisch. Here was a wildly eclectic range of talent, socialites and power brokers. "We wanted it to reflect the magazine," said Carter. "Washington, L.A., New York, Old Hollywood, New Hollywood, the whole thing."