May 4, 2013 |
In a move to expand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership's involvement in Oscar voting, the organization announced Saturday during its first general membership meeting that it will allow all members to vote in the foreign-language film and documentary short categories. This changes the previous rule that required members to see the nominated films in both categories in a theater in order to vote. The academy's board of governors approved a plan that will now allow members to see the nominated documentary pieces in either a theatrical screening or on a DVD. The announcement was made at a meeting in Beverly Hills at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater and simulcast to locations in Emeryville, Calif., and New York City.
June 21, 1995 |
Julian Blaustein, veteran motion picture producer behind such 1950s films as "Broken Arrow" and "Bell, Book and Candle," has died. He was 80. Blaustein, who had been a trustee of the Motion Picture and Television Fund for the past eight years, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long illness. In addition to "Broken Arrow" starring James Stewart and Jeff Chandler in 1950 and "Bell, Book and Candle" with Stewart and Kim Novak in 1958, Blaustein produced "Mr.
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December 2, 2006 |
Orin Borsten, a Hollywood publicist for more than 30 years who also wrote screenplays and co-wrote the memoir "A Loving Gentleman: The Love Story of William Faulkner and Meta Carpenter," died Nov. 18. He was 94. Borsten died at his home in Studio City of natural causes, according to Kathy Pinckert, his press agent.
October 15, 1997 |
RADIO Jackson Scores: The first Arbitron returns comparing the ratings of former KABC-AM (790) weekday host Michael Jackson, whose show aired from 9-11:45 a.m., and his successor Ronn Owens are in, and Jackson's were better. Among listeners 12 and older for the spring quarter that ended in late June, Jackson, a 31-year KABC veteran whose last weekday show was July 3, had a 3.2% share of audience, while Owens, a longtime KGO-AM San Francisco host whose show began here July 14, had 2.
June 12, 1998 |
Forget pitch meetings, networking, taking courses or having the same dentist as Steven Spielberg. The best shortcut to making it as a screenwriter in Hollywood may be as close as your mailbox. At least that's what contest participants are betting on. We're not talking Publisher's Clearinghouse. These contests are known as Nicholl, Disney, CineStory, Austin, Kingman, to name just a few. They are screenwriting competitions, dangling in front of writers the ultimate prize--being discovered.
July 16, 2000 |
The story of the Alisal High School graduating class of 1986 seemed made for the big screen. It had drama, colorful characters and an inspiring message. It even had a passionate, stormy romance. Indeed, when an article about how 82 children of farm workers had overcome steep odds to get admitted to top universities appeared in the Los Angeles Times that fall, 37 producers showed up on campus or called seeking to secure rights to the story.