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September 21, 1997 | Steve Hochman
In 15 years as chairman and co-founder of Hollywood-based Propaganda Films, Steve Golin, 42, has taken the PolyGram-owned company from a video and commercial production house to a major Hollywood player, with "The Game" just out and multi-picture deals with Jane Campion ("The Piano," "Portrait of a Lady") and Neil LaBute ("In the Company of Men"). AND THE WINNER IS: "This year the big studios have all the big Oscar contenders, as opposed to last year.
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March 30, 2004 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Michel GONDRY, the director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," was racking his brain, trying to find the right way to explain why Steve Golin, who produced "Spotless Mind," is such a magnet for gifted filmmakers. "When we were editing the movie, my girlfriend dumped me," Gondry says, speaking in a slippery French accent. "I was very depressed, and Steve was the only person I could really talk to. He even let me sleep over at his place, in the same bed." "Did you say in the same bed?"
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August 2, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When director David Lynch assembled the staff for the quirky television series "Twin Peaks," the founders of Propaganda Films were obvious choices. Steve Golin and Sigurjon Sighvatsson made their reputations by producing stylistically adventurous music videos, so their visions were as compatible as coffee and doughnuts. The rest is pop culture history, as far as "Twin Peaks" is concerned. But the partnership did not end there.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1997 | Steve Hochman
In 15 years as chairman and co-founder of Hollywood-based Propaganda Films, Steve Golin, 42, has taken the PolyGram-owned company from a video and commercial production house to a major Hollywood player, with "The Game" just out and multi-picture deals with Jane Campion ("The Piano," "Portrait of a Lady") and Neil LaBute ("In the Company of Men"). AND THE WINNER IS: "This year the big studios have all the big Oscar contenders, as opposed to last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2004 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Michel GONDRY, the director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," was racking his brain, trying to find the right way to explain why Steve Golin, who produced "Spotless Mind," is such a magnet for gifted filmmakers. "When we were editing the movie, my girlfriend dumped me," Gondry says, speaking in a slippery French accent. "I was very depressed, and Steve was the only person I could really talk to. He even let me sleep over at his place, in the same bed." "Did you say in the same bed?"
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May 19, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
Searching for an architecture to express the style of his small but rapidly expanding independent film and TV production company, Propaganda Films president Joni Sighvatsson told designer Frank Israel that "we need to project a young and funky image." Sighvatsson wanted at all costs to avoid what he described as the stuffy corporate look of established movie studios. "Our business is selling images," he said, "and we needed to show in our architecture that we are different from the old-style Hollywood-Burbank operation."
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May 27, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
NC-17 Rating Stands: Producer Steve Golin has lost his appeal to have the Motion Picture Assn. of America lower the NC-17 rating it gave last week to the upcoming Juliette Lewis-Brad Pitt film "Kalifornia." Prior to the ratings upheaval, the film was scheduled to open Aug. 27. Its producers have not yet decided whether to accept the rating or to re-cut the film to receive an R.
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January 17, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN
The Scene: "Dance the Blues" benefit party at Occidental Studios Monday night for Independent Feature Project/West, an L. A.-based group that supports and promotes independent filmmaking. The IFP announced the nominees for its sixth annual "Independent Spirit" awards, honoring the best independent productions of 1990, which will be held March 23.
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May 20, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
The Fisher King (Tri-Star). Shooting in L.A. and New York. Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges star in this dramatic comedy from "Brazil" director Terry Gilliam. Bridges attempts to redeem himself from a life of fatal cynicism via the help of visionary--and street person--Williams. Producers Debra Hill and Lynda Obst. Screenwriter Richard LaGravanese. Also stars Mercedes Ruehl and Amanda Plummer. Git (Warner Bros.). Shooting in L.A.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When director David Lynch assembled the staff for the quirky television series "Twin Peaks," the founders of Propaganda Films were obvious choices. Steve Golin and Sigurjon Sighvatsson made their reputations by producing stylistically adventurous music videos, so their visions were as compatible as coffee and doughnuts. The rest is pop culture history, as far as "Twin Peaks" is concerned. But the partnership did not end there.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
Searching for an architecture to express the style of his small but rapidly expanding independent film and TV production company, Propaganda Films president Joni Sighvatsson told designer Frank Israel that "we need to project a young and funky image." Sighvatsson wanted at all costs to avoid what he described as the stuffy corporate look of established movie studios. "Our business is selling images," he said, "and we needed to show in our architecture that we are different from the old-style Hollywood-Burbank operation."
BUSINESS
December 23, 1994
Joni Sighvatsson is leaving PolyGram-owned Propaganda Films, which he helped build from a small music video maker into a company with film, TV, commercial, interactive and music projects. Sighvatsson, who has shared Propaganda's chairman post with Steve Golin, said he will leave the 8-year-old firm next week to devote more time to making movies, something he said his management duties have prevented.
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