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September 27, 1985
Peter Samuelson resigned as executive vice president of Interscope Group to pursue other ventures through his Film Associates Co.
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August 11, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Peter Samuelson has the dubious distinction of having his latest film, "Arlington Road," starring Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins, targeted for release through PolyGram Filmed Entertainment just as the movie company is expected to be sold. Such is the life of an independent producer, a role Samuelson calls "the most difficult thing in the world and also the most rewarding."
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BUSINESS
August 11, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Peter Samuelson has the dubious distinction of having his latest film, "Arlington Road," starring Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins, targeted for release through PolyGram Filmed Entertainment just as the movie company is expected to be sold. Such is the life of an independent producer, a role Samuelson calls "the most difficult thing in the world and also the most rewarding."
BUSINESS
September 27, 1985
Peter Samuelson resigned as executive vice president of Interscope Group to pursue other ventures through his Film Associates Co.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Shy, soft-spoken pop singer Janet Jackson accepted the Starlight Foundation's Humanitarian Award Saturday night, saying, "For me to be involved in a program honoring children is a special privilege. . . . I derive strength from the courage of the children." Jackson, other honorees and a handful of celebrities were at the Century Plaza for a 5 1/2-hour black-tie benefit for the international foundation, which grants wishes to critically, chronically and terminally ill children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When last we saw the husband-and-wife writing team of Darren Block and Kathryn Nemesh, they were panhandling on a Century City street, holding a sign asking for $1 million to transform their script into a movie. That was in August. Hooked by the gimmick, a Hollywood producer looked at the script, loved it and showed it to a director, who also was wild about it.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | MARTIN MILLER
Will Smith, Rosie O'Donnell and Katie Couric are among a host of celebrities who are lending their names and artistic drawings this holiday season to a nonprofit organization that aids hospitalized children. The celebrities, whose ranks include David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and Garth Brooks, created their own holiday greeting cards and donated them for sale to the Starlight Children's Foundation. What the cards lack in artistic sophistication (hey, they're celebrities, not painters, remember?
OPINION
December 14, 2008
Re "Reengineering the cardboard box," Column One, Dec. 10 The EDAR mobile shelter is a godsend to the homeless. Kudos to Peter Samuelson, a true humanitarian who cares about his downtrodden fellow. As for the potential for cities banning their use, perhaps city councils can designate certain areas of their cities as EDAR-friendly, where the homeless could camp for the night. This would provide safety in numbers for the homeless and make them less susceptible to being robbed, attacked or otherwise put in harm's way. Allen P. Wilkinson Whittier -- Sadly, American society has come to the point at which we celebrate the invention of cardboard houses.
NEWS
April 15, 1998
I was astounded to see your article on Oscar Wilde, in which Merlin Holland [Wilde's grandson] says several completely untrue things about our new film, "Wilde" ("On the Wilde Side," March 22). It is absolutely untrue that the film leaves the viewer with any impression that Bosie [Lord Alfred Douglas] and Oscar ended up together. I quote verbatim the card at the end of the film: "Oscar and Bosie parted after three months. Imprisonment had ruined Oscar's health. He spent his last days in Paris, living in a cheap hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
For foster children, the prospect of ever completing college is remote: 24% of the general population will someday wear a university cap and gown, but fewer than 3% of all foster children ever earn a degree. But a privately funded pilot program at UCLA hopes to improve the odds. The First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Summer Academy is a 5 1/2-week program that sponsors and fundraisers hope will one day develop into a year-round boarding school for college-bound foster children in Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In cyberspace, Steven Spielberg looks like E.T. At least that was the director's avatar of choice Monday as he demonstrated an experimental computer network that allows seriously ill children to escape their hospital beds to a "virtual playspace" where they can explore and communicate with each other.
NEWS
March 17, 1993 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I know why Barry Manilow 'made it through the rain.' He got straight into his limo. He didn't have to walk to the self-park like us," said one joker, as guests leaving the Starlight Foundation gala Saturday night found raindrops falling on their heads. The ball at the Century Plaza Hotel had been a cozy cocoon all evening, warmed by words of friendship, love and support and a slew of sentimental ballads as "The Child in All of Us Gala" honored talk show host Arsenio Hall.
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