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December 10, 1989 | From Pat H. Broeske
"I get offered a lot of pictures. But I'm one of those guys who has to be in love, and so. . . ." And so, it's been nearly a decade since we've had a movie from Richard Rush. But now, the director of the critically admired "The Stunt Man" (1980) has returned to work--directing a Diet Coke spot. "I think it's the first commercial I've done in 20 years," said Rush, who got his start plugging products on film.
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April 20, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Channel Islands President Richard Rush was formally installed into office Friday during a colorful, pomp-filled ceremony meant to launch a series of events leading up to the opening of the Camarillo campus in late August. Clad in a burgundy robe, and flanked by colleagues and university officials bedecked in academic regalia, Rush was confirmed by CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed before hundreds of supporters, some of whom had traveled halfway across the country to wish him well.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | KATIE COOPER and FRED ALVAREZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Rush, an educator known for his community outreach and prolific fund-raising, was named president of Cal State Channel Islands on Tuesday. The 58-year-old president of Minnesota State University at Mankato brings to the job extensive experience in building and expanding college campuses and an intimate knowledge of the Cal State system, where he served as a faculty member and administrator for nearly 20 years before assuming the top job at Mankato in 1992.
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February 12, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Richard Rush looks down on the San Fernando Valley twinkling beneath the King Air airplane. These days, flying to Santa Barbara for the afternoon is a rare treat for the 71-year-old director, who recently gave up his Cessna for health reasons. Flying used to be the perfect hobby, he says. "There are enough life and death concerns to take your mind off work." And work has been a mixed bag for Rush. His defining moment, "The Stunt Man," was his greatest success--and his greatest disappointment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can't accuse Richard Rush of being indirect. Only a couple of hours into his first day on the job as president of Cal State Channel Islands on Monday, the veteran 58-year-old educator gathered his executive staff to lay out his vision for the fledgling Camarillo campus. Whenever possible, he said, he wants the phones to be answered by human beings, not voicemail; that way people know their calls are important.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1986 | David Pecchia
Marc Rocco, son of character actor Alex, knew early on that contacts are important in Hollywood. So when he was a 15-year-old production assistant on "The Stunt Man," he hung around director Richard Rush, picking up tips, and got chummy with co-star Steven Railsback. The chutzpah paid off: Shortly Rocco, now 23, will direct his first feature, "Scenes From the Goldmine," for Air Age Productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1990
I'm rooting for the movie "Air America." I just hope they get it right--not like John M. Wilson's article "The Fine Art of Making a Deal" (in The Times' May 27 publication, The Movies). In it, (producer) Dan Melnick gives an interview on "Air America," saying that when he took over the project "they hadn't been able to get a good script on it, it couldn't attract stars, it was just floundering along." Not true. There was an astoundingly good script that had attracted a galaxy of stars, including Sean Connery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
San Diego State University President Thomas Day painted colorful word pictures Tuesday of a future satellite university in San Marcos that would rival the San Diego campus in size and scope by the end of the century and eventually become independent of its mother school. An optimistic Day and Richard Rush, dean of the present SDSU North County Center, sat down with reporters to review the university's progress in gaining a permanent North County campus.
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June 19, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can't accuse Richard Rush of being indirect. Only a couple of hours into his first day on the job as president of Cal State Channel Islands on Monday, the veteran 58-year-old educator gathered his executive staff to lay out his vision for the fledgling Camarillo campus. Whenever possible, he said, he wants the phones to be answered by human beings, not voicemail; that way people know their calls are important.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | KATIE COOPER and FRED ALVAREZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Rush, an educator known for his community outreach and prolific fund-raising, was named president of Cal State Channel Islands on Tuesday. The 58-year-old president of Minnesota State University at Mankato brings to the job extensive experience in building and expanding college campuses and an intimate knowledge of the Cal State system, where he served as a faculty member and administrator for nearly 20 years before assuming the top job at Mankato in 1992.
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February 23, 2001 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Rush, a candidate for the presidency of Cal State Channel Islands, said Thursday that he would rely on his fund-raising and community-outreach skills if chosen to run Ventura County's first four-year public university. During a busy day of meetings and tours around the campus and county, Rush, president of Minnesota State University at Mankato, told reporters that he has used creative ideas to expand his underfunded Midwestern campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1994
Having had the privilege of being directed by Richard Rush in "The Stunt Man," I find The Times' reporting about him to be, at best, unfathomable ("Who's Got the Right to 'Color' Final Cut?," April 23). The Richard Rush I know and worked with is a man of impeccable integrity, ferocious perfectionism and loyalty. How these traits can somehow be perceived as character flaws is beyond my comprehension. I applaud his "24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week" dedication to a film into which he has poured his blood, sweat and soul.
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February 12, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Richard Rush looks down on the San Fernando Valley twinkling beneath the King Air airplane. These days, flying to Santa Barbara for the afternoon is a rare treat for the 71-year-old director, who recently gave up his Cessna for health reasons. Flying used to be the perfect hobby, he says. "There are enough life and death concerns to take your mind off work." And work has been a mixed bag for Rush. His defining moment, "The Stunt Man," was his greatest success--and his greatest disappointment.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
Sandy Duncan, here with Tommy Tune in "My One and Only" at the Ahmanson, had just read the news in a Hollywood Reporter gossip column that she was leaving the show because she was pregnant when the phone rang. It was her husband, dancer Don Correia, calling from New York. To congratulate her? No. To mutter: "You better not be." The thing is that he's in the show "Singin' in the Rain" in New York and she's been touring "My One and Only" for almost six months, so he was understandably bewildered.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1994 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES MOVIE EDITOR
Director Richard Rush and Cinergi Productions are embroiled in a major creative dispute over the outcome of "Color of Night," an erotic psychological thriller starring Bruce Willis and Jane March. The filmmaker and production company are into their fourth day of a Directors Guild of America-initiated arbitration hearing to resolve which party is entitled to final cut of the movie.
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