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NEWS
May 27, 1990 | Sheila Benson
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Dense, satisfying, feverishly inventive and a technical marvel, this 1988 live-action/animation blockbuster hit is a sort of inked-in film noir with outrageous sight gags. Bob Hoskins stars as a seedy gumshoe, and the film's mystery plot involves a last, great roundup of cartoon stars. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, with Oscar winner Richard Williams as director of animation. Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 2:30 a.m. Disney Friday 11 p.m. Saturday 12:30 and 9 p.m. TMC
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NEWS
January 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Alan Parker, who brought the controversial civil rights film "Mississippi Burning" to the screen, was one of five directors nominated today for the Directors Guild of America's award for outstanding achievement. Also named for work on 1988 movies were Charles Crichton, director of "A Fish Called Wanda"; Barry Levinson, "Rain Man"; Robert Zemeckis, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and Mike Nichols, "Working Girl."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
Naked men, monsters and reality shows are the focus of three new cable-TV networks. Playgirl TV, a spinoff of Playgirl magazine, bills itself as the first network to offer adult content geared toward women. A press release promised "innovative programming featuring the hottest guys [and] the most erotic sex." Meanwhile, Dark Castle Entertainment, founded by directors Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis, said it would launch the Scream Channel in January.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co. started a new company with the producers of "Polar Express" to make animated films based in part on the movements of actors. Producer-director Robert Zemeckis, with Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, will make films that Disney will market and distribute, the Burbank-based company said.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2000 | (Karen Kaplan)
AtomFilms' search for short films it can broadcast on its Web site will take it to USC today. The Seattle company is expected to announce an exclusive deal to distribute 100 films made by students at USC's School of Cinema-Television, including films done long ago by then-students George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1997
So there's this Robert Zemeckis-Jodie Foster movie coming out called "Contact" ("Your Next Contact May Be From a Lawyer," In the Know, July 7) and it was derived from Carl Sagan's book "Contact," which Francis Ford Coppola claims came from his story "First Contact," and he's suing everybody in sight about it. Well, here's another "brief." Coppola probably "borrowed" the story from a highly praised and much anthologized science-fiction novella called "First Contact" written by Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1994
A collection of student films by some of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers will be screened Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Festival Theatre in Westwood, sponsored by the Future of Hollywood in association with Back to Film School. The early works of Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, Francois Truffaut and other filmmakers will be spotlighted. Roger Corman will receive the Future of Hollywood Inspiration Award, presented by actress Sally Kirkland.
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