March 8, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas -- As filmmaking partners go, they make strange bedfellows: Dan Mazer, writer of ribald Sacha Baron Cohen satires "Borat" and "Bruno," and Working Title, the British production company behind breezy romantic comedies "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Love Actually," have partnered on a new and unconventional entry in the date-night genre. "I Give It a Year," which makes its North American premiere Saturday at the South by Southwest Film Festival, begins where most romantic comedies end--with the fairy tale wedding of its protagonists, type-A advertising executive Nat (Rose Byrne)
October 2, 2012 |
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Night + Market hosts a wine dinner -- or "anti-wine dinner" -- in its backyard herb garden, featuring petillant naturel wines (dry, fizzy wines made without added yeast or sugar) from Pascal Potaire. " Pet-nat is French for awesome rustic fizzy fun wine topped with a beer cap," said Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong in a release. Two pet-nats -- a white (100% Chardonnay) and a rosé (Cot and Gamay) -- along with Noella Morantin's Marie Rose (a Cabernet Sauvignon rosé)
August 18, 1985 |
Everyone who was there, or passed through it, seems to love remembering the Hollywood of the '30s and '40s, and they especially love correcting the faulty memories of others. Several readers have written to point out that Slapsie Maxie's was not on Beverly Boulevard, as Dr. Marvin H. Leaf recalled, but on Wilshire. So it was. Mrs. D.
July 16, 2008 |
REAL estate downturns aside, "90210" is still a very good ZIP Code. Slated to premiere Sept. 2, the CW's new version of the Aaron Spelling classic has dominated the entertainment press this pilot season like few other new television shows. Of course, TV fans have been hungry to learn who will be cast as the new clique of rich kids, but they seem even more interested in which of the old characters who left the prime-time schedule eight years ago might be stopping by West Beverly High or the Peach Pit. It's a challenge that executive producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah ("Freaks and Geeks")
April 24, 2011 |
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
December 11, 1998 |
Pity the poor Hollywood agent. In the '80s and early '90s, talent agents ruled the industry. Movie studios and television networks found themselves beholden to International Creative Management, the Creative Artists Agency and the time-tested William Morris Agency, the "big three" agencies that had a lock on most A-list stars. Agents made big money for both their clients and themselves, charging the TV networks, for example, huge so-called packaging fees to assemble talent for shows.