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HOME & GARDEN
October 9, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Producer Marshall Herskovitz has purchased an equestrian property in Calabasas for $4.1 million. The ranch has a Mediterranean-style house with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 7,000 square feet, a seven-stall barn, two arenas, pastureland and a separate caretaker apartment. The remodeled home's family room opens to a wrap-around veranda overlooking the swimming pool area. An outdoor living area has a hacienda-style fireplace and barbecue. There are mature oak trees and a creek.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Susan King, This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.
Writer, producer and director J.J. Abrams ("Felicity," "Lost," "Alias")  will receive the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement in Television Award at the annual Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "J.J. Abrams has produced some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer-series that have changed the landscape of television," said PGA Awards chair Michael DeLuca in a statement Monday. Abrams, who has directed such films as "Star Trek," "Super 8" and the upcoming sequel to "Star Trek,"  is currently executive producer of CBS' "Person of Interest," Fox's "Fringe" and the new NBC series "Revolution.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Hollywood producers are at it again--fighting the uphill fight to distinguish themselves from wannabes who get credit for producing movies even when they don't do much. Vance Van Petten, the new executive director of the Producers Guild of America, and some of his influential board members are reviving efforts to halt the proliferation of producer credits for movies. The lingering problem is so out of control that some films list 10 or more people as producers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1985 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood may have averted another labor shutdown Thursday with concessions won by the Producers Guild of America from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that represents the major studios and TV production companies. The Producers Guild, buoyed by a letter from a local Teamsters union leader urging members to honor its picket lines, went into a meeting with the alliance Thursday morning talking strike and came away 2 1/2 hours later not talking at all.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
WHEN "Find Me Guilty," director Sidney Lumet's take on the longest mob trial in U.S. history, debuted last March, posters for the movie had all the earmarks of a comedy: The star, Vin Diesel, was slumped in a prison cell, wearing a sad sack expression, a rumpled suit and a bad hairpiece. Now, hoping to woo Oscar voters, two of the producers have come up with another poster that repositions the film as a drama. It shows Diesel looking positively Perry Mason-like in a courtroom.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Just days before an Academy Awards ceremony in which it could win a best-picture Oscar, "Crash" is triggering a messy pileup at the courthouse. The film's makers have been sniping for weeks over who deserves the most credit for getting the critically acclaimed movie off the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Susan King
Shohreh Aghdashloo, the first Iranian actress to be nominated for an Academy Award, will be honored at the sixth Noor Iranian Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 18-24. Aghdashloo, who earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for 2003's "House of Sand and Fog," will receive the NIFF Achievement Award at the closing night ceremonies at the Skirball Cultural Center.  Producer Hawk Koch, president of the Producers Guild of America who just completed a year as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will present the award.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The cast of "Argo" took home the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Sunday night, solidifying its status as the front-runner in an Oscar race that has been muddled from the beginning. The award for cast in a motion picture is often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Award best picture prize because many SAG members are members of the actors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the largest voting bloc of the organization. "Argo," which also took home the top honor from the Producers Guild of America Saturday night, bested the casts of "Lincoln," "Les Misérables," "Silver Linings Playbook and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Film commissioners from Indonesia to Uruguay to New Orleans will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center today for the annual Locations show. More than 200 exhibitors from 40 countries will attend the two-day event, which is expected to draw 2,500 film industry executives, producers and location scouts eager to find the latest information about where to shoot their projects and what kind of incentives they can fetch. Hosted by the Assn. of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | Patrick Kevin Day
Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" was named best picture at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. It is the first essentially silent film to win best picture since "Wings" won at the first Oscar ceremony in 1929. Additionally, "The Artist" is the first black-and-white movie to win best picture since"Schindler's List"in 1994. "The Artist" is a look at the early days of Hollywood starring Jean Dujardin as silent film star George Valentin and Berenice Bejo as the ordinary girl who becomes a silent film sensation.
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