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November 27, 1993 |
Two men--one of them the son of filmmaker Sidney Pollack--were killed and a third man was critically injured when their single-engine plane crashed into the carport of a Santa Monica apartment building Friday morning and burst into flames. No one in the two-story apartment complex about 1 1/2 miles west of Santa Monica Airport was injured, but two Santa Monica police officers who rescued the surviving passenger, and a resident who helped them, were treated for smoke inhalation.
February 28, 1990 |
Brokaw Comes to Tinseltown: NBC News announced that Tom Brokaw will anchor a primetime documentary at 10 p.m. on March 21, called "The New Hollywood." It will probe the new trends in movie making, ingredients for success at the box office and the changing business of film production. Among those lined up: Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Spike Lee, Sidney Pollack and Oliver Stone.
February 27, 1990 |
NBC News announced Monday that Tom Brokaw will anchor a prime time documentary March 21 on "The New Hollywood." According to the network, the hourlong documentary will probe new trends in movie making, ingredients for success at the box office and the changing business of film production. Among those scheduled to be interviewed are Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Spike Lee, Sidney Pollack and Oliver Stone.
January 27, 2006 |
With little hoopla, the United Nations has hosted its second-ever film production, serving as a backdrop for parts of a movie about Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara starring Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro. Scenes for the film "Che," expected to be released this year, were filmed at the world body's New York headquarters last weekend, making it only the second movie to be shot inside the U.N. compound since it was built in 1952, U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday.
June 29, 1993
DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE Year-to-date domestic market share of film distributors for week ending June 27: Universal: 17.3% Warner Bros.: 16.7% Buena Vista: 16.% Columbia: 10.5% Paramount: 8.2% 20th Century Fox: 7.4% New Line: 5.7% TriStar: 5.4% Miramax: 4.8% MGM: 2.8% Coming Attractions . . .
December 12, 1996
A group of 41 film stars and directors--including Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, Richard Gere and directors Sidney Pollack and Oliver Stone--released a public letter condemning China's recent efforts to hinder the release of an upcoming Martin Scorsese film about Tibet's Dalai Lama. Chinese officials recently expressed their displeasure that Walt Disney Co. is releasing the film about Tibet's exiled leader, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for drawing attention to China's occupation of his homeland.