September 24, 1998 |
Screenzone, a start-up company from New Jersey, is bringing movie trailers to shopping malls. Friday at Torrance's Del Amo Fashion Center, a 4-by-8-foot screen located near Warner Bros. Studio Store and Suncoast Video will start showing movie trailers to thousands of shoppers. The venture is the first of dozens planned by South Orange, N.J.-based Screenzone. There would appear to be good prospects for a medium that targets moviegoers at the point of purchase--malls that contain movie theaters.
March 3, 1999 |
Jack Atlas, Hollywood publicist and developer of motion picture "trailers" or "previews" to tout upcoming films, has died. He was 81. Atlas, who worked for MGM and Columbia before starting his own firm, died Friday at his home in West Los Angeles. A 1939 graduate of Tufts University, he first worked in MGM's publicity department, but began making trailers after serving in the Navy during World War II.
November 10, 2003 |
Why must the stuntman lecture me about movie piracy? This is what I asked myself recently while waiting for the feature presentation to start at the Beverly Center theaters. The same goes for the set painter who told me not to steal movies just before a showing at another cinema a few weeks earlier. For the last few months, the Motion Picture Assn. of America has been running a series of 60-second movie trailers to discourage people from downloading pirated copies of films.
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October 2, 2010 |
Art Gilmore, who launched his more than 60-year career as an announcer in the 1930s and became a widely recognized voice on radio, television, commercials, documentaries and movie trailers, has died. He was 98. Gilmore died Sept. 25 of age-related causes at a convalescent care center near his home in Irvine, said his nephew, Robb Weller. "He was one of an elite corps of radio and television announcers, a voice that everyone in America recognized because it was ubiquitous," film critic and show business historian Leonard Maltin told The Times this week.
December 24, 2006 |
Hal Douglas Voice-over actor for four decades specializing in movie trailers, TV, documentaries, commercials and business films. "It's really narration in all of its own forms. One takes what comes -- that is the working craft, you know." Currently providing the voice-overs for the faux movie trailers in "The Holiday" and for the actual trailers for "Night at the Museum."
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July 1, 2006 |
Lisa D. Kernan, 53, a UCLA arts librarian, photographer and film scholar who was an expert on movie trailers, died of cancer Sunday at her Los Angeles home. Kernan's doctoral dissertation was published by University of Texas Press in 2004 as "Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers." She considered trailers worthy of scholarly study. "Movie trailers are a unique form of cinema; they're ads for films, yet they're also little films themselves," she recently told an interviewer.