December 10, 2006 |
OVER the last 35 years, Stan Winston has helped create some of the most memorable creatures and effects in film and television history. His work as a makeup artist included designing the prostheses that turned Cicely Tyson into the 110-year-old Miss Jane Pittman. Expanding his range and scope, he moved from elaborate prosthetics to creature suits, miniatures, animatronic puppets and computer-generated images.
June 6, 1993 |
It had pretty much been all downhill for dinosaur movies since "The Lost World" in 1925 and "King Kong" in 1933. If the mammoth creatures of prehistory could have survived to see the indignity of their portrayal as overgrown lizards in clunker epics like "One Million B.C." and "Journey to the Center of the Earth," they most likely would've gone extinct just from shame. So, to Mesozoic movie buffs, "Jurassic Park" has loomed as the species' filmic salvation.
May 11, 1997 |
There are monsters in Van Nuys. Behind the deceptively placid facade of one building in an industrial strip near the airport, there lurk vampires, demons, voracious aliens, killer robots and a host of other nightmarish humanoids. There's also a decidedly nonhuman member of this unfriendly bunch--looming over the rogue's gallery, looking hungriest and angriest of all, is the massive head of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The T.
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October 5, 1999 |
The 1998 Warner Bros. film "Jack Frost" was in pre-production, and the main character was built--but when director Sam Raimi suddenly left the project, crew members at Jim Henson's Creature Shop here realized their work faced a meltdown. After months of studio indecision, in which the film appeared to be in limbo, the artisans who crafted the snowman's robot head carted it over to the Warner Bros. corporate offices.
July 30, 1993
Leslie Maskin has joined the TV literary department of United Talent Agency, where she will package TV projects and individually represent writers and producers. Maskin previously worked as vice president of business affairs at NBC, after beginning her career as a program attorney at ABC in 1986. She holds a law degree from Fordham University. Greg Peck is the new vice president of promotion and black music marketing at Qwest Records. He will oversee its urban marketing and promotion efforts.
May 8, 2008 |
He appears to be made of metal but there's less substance to Iron Man than meets the eye. Stan Winston Studio built several Iron Man suits for Robert Downey Jr. to don in the superhero movie, but the actor soon realized he didn't have to wear the cumbersome costume at all.