October 3, 2004 |
The day before James Spader won an Emmy for his portrayal of Alan Shore, the morally dubious lawyer on "The Practice," the actor was at the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA, admiring the statues -- especially the female forms. "Look at the beautiful curve of her back, right at the base of her spine," he said, noticing a dancer at the top of Robert Graham's "Dance Columns." "It's the most perfect curve in nature." Then Spader felt a breeze and started ambling in the other direction.
January 17, 1997
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival will accept entries through Jan. 24 for this year's event, which takes place April 3-7 at the Directors Guild of America, Raleigh Studios and Paramount Studios. The festival has become a launching ground for new filmmakers, as more than 60% of the films premiered there in the last two years were subsequently acquired for domestic distribution. Information: (213) 937-9137.
May 28, 1996
The American Cinematheque will present at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., a three-weekend tribute to British director Nicholas Roeg, who will appear at the 7 p.m. U.S. premiere Friday of his "Two Deaths," a tale of humiliation and obsession starring Michael Gambon and Sonia Braga. Information: (213) 466-FILM. Tickets--Theatix: (213) 466-1767.
December 21, 1995
An unprecedented $808,254 was pledged by callers Sunday during a seven-hour KVEA-TV Channel 52 telethon to benefit Navidad on el Barrio (Christmas in the Neighborhood). Proceeds from the event, which was broadcast live from the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will help feed more than 20,000 families in Southern California.
November 10, 1999
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center will hold its annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Friday through Sunday at Raleigh Studios, 650 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood. An opening reception will be held tonight at 7:30 at the California African-American Museum in Exposition Park. Information: (323) 957-4747 or (310) 284-3170.
January 28, 2000
An unreleased album by local musician Josh Clayton-Felt, the former leader of the group School of Fish, who died of cancer Jan. 19, will be played at a listening session Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theatre, 5300 Melrose Ave. Admission is a $20 donation, with proceeds going to Clayton-Felt's favorite charities. The album, his second solo set, was completed in December before his cancer was diagnosed.
April 23, 1996
CalArts students from the School of Film/Video will showcase their work at two free screenings in May. Experimental animation works will be shown at 8 p.m. May 3 at the Academy Theatre, 5230 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Live action and directing for theater, video and cinema works will be shown at 8 p.m. May 5 at the Raleigh Studios, 650 N. Bronson, Hollywood. Information: (805) 253-7832 or (818) 367-5507.
April 13, 1995
CalArts Film/Video "Showcase '95" will present two programs of student work open to the public. The first, in experimental animation, is set for May 5 at 8 p.m. at the Academy Theater, 5230 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. The second, in live-action and directing for theater, video and cinema, will be held May 6 at 8 p.m. at Raleigh Studios, 650 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood. Information: (805) 253-7832 or (818) 367-5507.