March 21, 2013 |
Are you planning to watch HBO's "Phil Spector"? Then step into my cubicle. We need to talk. I'm just a reporter, so my opinions about film aesthetics don't add up to much, but as one of the only journalists to cover both of Spector's murder trials, I can tell you that this movie, which premieres Sunday, is a bomb factually. And in an era when millions depend on "The Daily Show" for their news and best picture nominees for their history lessons, that scares me. Most viewers will know very little about the Spector case, and when the program is over, their understanding will be deeply flawed.
August 23, 2012 |
Record producer Terry Lewis and his wife, Indira, have sold their ocean-view house in Malibu for $3.735 million. The one-acre estate includes a Spanish-style house, a sports court, a swimming pool with a spa, and gardens. The 6,710-square-foot open-plan home, built in 2001, features a media room, five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Lewis is part of a songwriting and production team with Jimmy Jam. The Grammy-winning Jam and Lewis have produced hits for singers including Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.
May 11, 2012 |
Record producer David Anderle has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills West area for $3.7 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1925, was once used as a speak-easy. Features include decorative tile work, beamed ceilings, a wine cellar and an artist's studio. The three-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom house contains 3,813 square feet of living space and sits on a third of an acre. The former A&M Records executive produced songs for Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and the Circle Jerks, among others.
December 5, 2011 |
Record producer Ralph Sall has listed his Sunset Strip-area house at $2.95 million. The remodeled Spanish-style house, built in 1926, features iron work, interior archways, French doors, balconies and an updated kitchen. The close to 3,300 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in the main house and an attached guesthouse. Extensive decks and patios, a loggia and a saltwater swimming pool complete the grounds. Sall is president of Bulletproof Entertainment.
November 21, 2011 |
Record producer David Anderle has listed his longtime Hollywood Hills home for sale at $4.75 million. Built in the 1920s, the Spanish-style villa was once a speak-easy. Details include decorative tile work and beamed ceilings. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom house contains 3,813 square feet of living space and sits on a third of an acre. The former A&M Records executive produced songs for Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson and the Circle Jerks, among others. He worked with Brian Wilson to help him form Brother Records.
January 5, 2011 |
This year, the Producers Guild of America could just rename its annual award show after Scott Rudin. For Rudin's two nominations Tuesday morning, for "The Social Network" and "True Grit," landed the producer in the record books for being the first person nominated by the guild twice in one year. Not only that, his achievement also coincides with the guild's previously planned presentation to Rudin of the esteemed David O. Selznick award. "I find the whole thing rather humbling," said an obviously delighted Rudin, who did have two pictures in the running in 2008, with "No Country for Old Men" and " There Will Be Blood," but since he was an executive producer on "Blood," he was not given the same level of credit.