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January 23, 2004 | Lorenza Munoz and Li Fellers, Times Staff Writers
Like countless other dreamers, Johnny Ray Gasca came to Hollywood with a screenplay to pitch and a list of moguls to schmooze. Unlike most of the others, he quickly grabbed the movie industry's attention -- but maybe not quite the way he had in mind. Gasca, a Bronx native and convicted felon, is believed to be the first person charged in federal court with violating copyright laws by videotaping movies at pre-release screenings.
August 16, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Quentin Tarantino has long considered the original "Inglorious Bastards" to be his "own private little movie." So when he bought the rights to Enzo Castellari's little-seen 1978 Italian World War II flick -- later retitled "G.I. Bro" to capitalize on football-star-turned-actor Fred Williamson's presence -- the assumption was that Tarantino aimed to create another cinematic collage, similar to what he did with his two "Kill Bill" movies, martial-arts mash-ups that wore their references on their kimono sleeves.
June 19, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
South Koreans, who during last year's Olympic Games released nonpoisonous snakes in theaters to sabotage the filming of movies distributed directly by an American firm, have escalated their campaign by placing deadly vipers in a movie house here. Two salmosa, a Korean variety of viper, were released May 27 into a movie theater in Seoul at which "Rain Man," distributed by Universal International Pictures, was playing. An additional 19 snakes, seven of them vipers, were left inside a bag in the theater.
August 13, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION Hall of Famers: CBS newswoman Diane Sawyer will be honored for "two decades of outstanding journalistic work" when she is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Television Academy Hall of Fame during ceremonies in November in North Hollywood. Sawyer was among five 1997 inductees announced Tuesday. Others who will receive the honor are longtime NBC executive Grant Tinker, producers James L. Brooks and Garry K. Marshall and the late producer Quinn Martin.
May 6, 2001
MAY 11 BREAD AND ROSES Drama Lions Gate With: Pilar Padilla, Elpidia Carrillo, Adrien Brody. The idea: L.A. janitors organize against corporate employers. Writer: Paul Laverty. Director: Ken Loach. So? Ripped from L.A. headlines, acclaimed at Cannes. CALLE 54 Documentary Miramax With: Tito Puente, Eliane Elias, Chucho Valdes, Cachao. The idea: Studio performances by genre leaders illuminate music's role in Latino culture. Director: Fernando Trueba. So? Remember "The Buena Vista Social Club'?
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