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September 6, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
The first time Stephanie Allain met John Singleton, the 21-year-old film student sat in her office at Columbia Pictures as she voiced a few minor criticisms about a screenplay he had written called "Twilight Time." With every suggestion, Singleton bristled. "He looked at me, like, 'What are you talking about?' " Allain recalled. As she continued her critique, Singleton would break in: "Excuse me? I don't see anything wrong with that!"
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June 23, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The Los Angeles Film Festival announced its prize winners during a brunch downtown on Sunday afternoon. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was there to present the feature film jury prizes. The jury prize for narrative film went to Janis Nords for “Mother, I Love You,” a Latvian film about a little boy who falls into a world of petty crime. The jury prize for documentary film went to Ryan McGarry for “Code Black,” a look at changes affecting emergency room medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
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June 23, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The Los Angeles Film Festival announced its prize winners during a brunch downtown on Sunday afternoon. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was there to present the feature film jury prizes. The jury prize for narrative film went to Janis Nords for “Mother, I Love You,” a Latvian film about a little boy who falls into a world of petty crime. The jury prize for documentary film went to Ryan McGarry for “Code Black,” a look at changes affecting emergency room medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
The first time Stephanie Allain met John Singleton, the 21-year-old film student sat in her office at Columbia Pictures as she voiced a few minor criticisms about a screenplay he had written called "Twilight Time." With every suggestion, Singleton bristled. "He looked at me, like, 'What are you talking about?' " Allain recalled. As she continued her critique, Singleton would break in: "Excuse me? I don't see anything wrong with that!"
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July 26, 2011 | Tim Swanson
Twenty years ago this month, a small, hip-hop infused coming-of-age drama set in South-Central Los Angeles called "Boyz N the Hood" was causing extreme reactions from two very different audiences. Written and directed by John Singleton, a brash 23-year-old just months out of USC's film school, and made for a mere $5.7 million, largely with an unknown and untested cast of African American actors, the film had just played May's prestigious Cannes Film Festival where it received a 20-minute standing ovation.
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February 3, 2006 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
There's not really anything fresh about the romantic dramedy "Something New." Although its producer, Stephanie Allain ("Hustle & Flow"), characterizes it as "the first interracial love story of the 21st century with a black woman and a white man," and as forgettable as the 2005 Bernie Mac-Ashton Kutcher mash-up "Guess Who" was, the interracial romance is no longer much of a novelty.
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April 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The Los Angeles Film Festival will open with the North American premiere of Pedro Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited!" on Thursday, June 13. The festival will run through June 23 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Billed as something of a return to the bawdy, cheeky sex comedies of the Spanish filmmaker's earliest films (as opposed to his more recent, modern melodramas), the story of "I'm So Excited!" takes place mostly inside an airplane. With a cast that includes Paz Vega, Javier Camara, Hugo Silva and Cecilia Roth, the film also features cameos by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1994
Embattled pop star Michael Jackson, whose inner circle has been in a state of flux since summer as he has battled child molestation allegations, has added a new publicity firm to his camp. Entertainment publicist Michael Levine confirmed that Jackson last week hired his Levine/Schneider firm, whose work includes public relations for such clients as Barbra Streisand and Jackson's sister Janet.
NEWS
February 22, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Thursday's premiere of "El Mariachi" at the Directors Guild. It was also the opening of Sound and Vision: Hollywood Salutes the Grammies, a six-day film festival hosted by the American Cinematheque. The film fest was the kick-off for a slew of events leading up to Wednesday's Grammy Awards. "The Grammies are now more than just an award's show," said host committee Chairman Irving Azoff. "They're a whole week."
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April 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A. Festival director Stephanie Allain said in a statement that Cholodenko's work "exemplifies our mission of supporting artists who are diverse, innovative, and have a unique point of view. " Cholodenko is currently in post-production on "Olive Kitteridge," a four-part HBO miniseries based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
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October 10, 2003 | Gene Seymour, Newsday
If a boy who really wants a dog doesn't get one before he turns 13, his parents are never going to get him one. I have no data, government-sponsored or otherwise, that backs me on this. It just seems to work out that way. The kids stop wanting dogs after age 12. The movies (among other things) tell me so. And they're never wrong. They're just sappy, sometimes. Like "Good Boy!
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June 6, 1997 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
'Tis the season of special effects, almost all of which will be used to raze buildings and raise blood pressure. Like the cheese they are, they stand alone, with little incorporation into plot or purpose, because they are the plot and the purpose.
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