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February 13, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Commercial Directors: The Directors Guild of America has selected five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials: Leslie Dektor, James Gartner, Stephen Kessler, Domenic Mastrippolito and Joe Pytka. The winner will be announced along with winners in other directing categories at the guild's 44th annual banquet March 14.
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February 13, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Commercial Directors: The Directors Guild of America has selected five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials: Leslie Dektor, James Gartner, Stephen Kessler, Domenic Mastrippolito and Joe Pytka. The winner will be announced along with winners in other directing categories at the guild's 44th annual banquet March 14.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1992
The Directors Guild of America has selected five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials: Leslie Dektor, James Gartner, Stephen Kessler, Domenic Mastrippolito and Joe Pytka. The winner will be announced along with winners in other directing categories at the guild's 44th annual banquet March 14.
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April 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state is hoping to stave off a projected $14-million deficit in a special nutrition program by cutting as many as 170,000 poor women and children from its rolls, officials reported. Local administrators of the program will be advised of the plan by letter within the next few days, state health officials said. The program provides store vouchers to almost 500,000 women and children who are in danger of not getting adequate nutrition.
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February 17, 1997 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
In the first of National Lampoon's "Vacation" movies in 1983, Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold drove his family cross-country with a dead relative on the roof. In the fourth and worst episode, "Vegas Vacation," the Griswolds head from their Chicago suburb to Las Vegas with a dead script on their hands.
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June 28, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Sometimes being a fan helps. That's certainly the case for the nostalgia-packed documentary "Paul Williams: Still Alive. " Filmmaker Stephen Kessler's sheer delight in following around his boyhood idol, whose music framed much of the '70s when Kessler was a lad in Queens, is thoroughly infectious. Laced through with Williams' music, the film covers a career that includes countless Grammys and an Oscar for the song "Evergreen" from "A Star Is Born," shared with Barbra Streisand.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Director Steven Spielberg and author Michael Crichton were found not guilty Wednesday of pirating a man's screenplay to make the 1996 hit movie "Twister." Stephen Kessler had claimed that Spielberg; Crichton; Crichton's wife, Anne-Marie Martin; Warner Bros.; and Universal Studios had used his screenplay, "Catch the Wind," to make "Twister." He had sought all of the movie's profits, which his lawyer estimated to be about $150 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2001 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Everyone has their favorite Morty Fineman film. When you write and direct 427 features, there's a lot to choose from. Who can forget "Twelve Angry Men and a Baby," not to mention "Chicks With Hicks," "Cage Full of Waitresses," "King Kong Christmas" and the one-of-a-kind "Christ for the Defense," in which Jesus returns to Earth and short-circuits personal injury lawsuits by healing victims right in the courtroom? Now that's entertainment.
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June 6, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Legal Storm: "Twister" co-writers Michael Crichton and his wife, Anne-Marie Martin, have been sued by filmmaker Stephen Kessler, who accuses the couple of stealing his screenplay, called "Catch the Wind," about two teams chasing tornadoes across Oklahoma. In the St.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1992
A complete list of nominees for the 64th annual Academy Awards: * Picture: "Beauty and the Beast," "Bugsy," "JFK," "The Prince of Tides," "The Silence of the Lambs." * Actor: Warren Beatty, "Bugsy"; Robert De Niro, "Cape Fear"; Anthony Hopkins, "The Silence of the Lambs"; Nick Nolte, "The Prince of Tides"; Robin Williams, "The Fisher King."
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