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June 17, 1994
Episodes of "Picket Fences," "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order" were among the finalists announced Thursday for the annual Humanitas Prizes, given to writers whose screen work "enriches and enlightens" audiences. The cash awards, given by the Pacific Palisades-based Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute, in the past have been given only to TV writers, but they are expanding this year to include feature films.
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September 23, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Winning isn't everything, voracious Vince Lombardi used to say, it's the only thing. But what if Lombardi was wrong? What if other things mean more, last longer, have more significance than victories, not only in life but also in the particular lives of the people who play the games? This is the heretical premise of the thoughtful and entertaining "Moneyball," based on the equally iconoclastic bestseller by Michael Lewis. Starring Brad Pitt in top movie star form, it's a film that's impressive and surprising.
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October 24, 2007 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
There are more ways to get started as a screenwriter than there are actual original story ideas. But having an Oscar-winning writer seek you out and persuade you to give the format a shot -- before you'd even considered it yourself -- is certainly one of the more unlikely entrees to the field.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2007 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
There are more ways to get started as a screenwriter than there are actual original story ideas. But having an Oscar-winning writer seek you out and persuade you to give the format a shot -- before you'd even considered it yourself -- is certainly one of the more unlikely entrees to the field.
BOOKS
May 22, 1994
This year's PEN Center USA West Literary Award winners: Nonfiction--"President Kennedy: Profile of Power" by Richard Reeves (Simon & Schuster) Fiction--"My Horse and Other Stories" by Stacey Levine (Sun & Moon Press) Poetry--"Sesame" by Jack Marshall (Coffee House Press) Drama--"Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz Screenplay--"Schindler's List" by Steven Zaillian Teleplay--"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader--Murdering Mom" by Jane Anderson Journalism--"The Mathematics
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Winning isn't everything, voracious Vince Lombardi used to say, it's the only thing. But what if Lombardi was wrong? What if other things mean more, last longer, have more significance than victories, not only in life but also in the particular lives of the people who play the games? This is the heretical premise of the thoughtful and entertaining "Moneyball," based on the equally iconoclastic bestseller by Michael Lewis. Starring Brad Pitt in top movie star form, it's a film that's impressive and surprising.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1998 | Patrick Goldstein
Jan Schlichtmann is a high-living Boston personal injury lawyer who takes on the case of his life: Civil Action #84-1672-S, representing the families of eight children who died of leukemia caused by exposure to toxic waste allegedly produced by two giant corporations--W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods. The story of his relentless legal battle is recounted in "A Civil Action," written and directed by Steven Zaillian, who adapted the movie from Jonathan Harr's 1995 bestseller of the same name.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1994
Picture: "Schindler's List" Actor: Tom Hanks "Philadelphia" Actress: Holly Hunter "The Piano" Director: Steven Spielberg "Schindler's List" Supporting Actress: Anna Paquin "The Piano" Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones "The Fugitive" Original Screenplay: Jane Campion "The Piano" Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian "Schindler's List" Scorecard "Schindler's List": 7 "The Piano": 3 "Jurassic Park": 3 "Philadelphia": 2
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Writing Award Announced: The screenplay of the Columbia Pictures' film "Awakenings," starring Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Max Von Sydow and John Heard and directed by Penny Marshall, has been selected to receive the Friends of the USC Libraries' third annual Scriptor Award. The award, honoring screenwriter Steven Zaillian and author Oliver Sacks, who wrote the book on which the script was based, will be presented at a black-tie dinner on Jan. 26 at USC.
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January 21, 1996 | Kenneth Turan
With this 1993 story of a typical New York City kid who turns out to have world-class chess potential, writer Steven Zaillian's directing debut is a model of honestly sentimental filmmaking.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1998 | Patrick Goldstein
Jan Schlichtmann is a high-living Boston personal injury lawyer who takes on the case of his life: Civil Action #84-1672-S, representing the families of eight children who died of leukemia caused by exposure to toxic waste allegedly produced by two giant corporations--W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods. The story of his relentless legal battle is recounted in "A Civil Action," written and directed by Steven Zaillian, who adapted the movie from Jonathan Harr's 1995 bestseller of the same name.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1994
Episodes of "Picket Fences," "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order" were among the finalists announced Thursday for the annual Humanitas Prizes, given to writers whose screen work "enriches and enlightens" audiences. The cash awards, given by the Pacific Palisades-based Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute, in the past have been given only to TV writers, but they are expanding this year to include feature films.
BOOKS
May 22, 1994
This year's PEN Center USA West Literary Award winners: Nonfiction--"President Kennedy: Profile of Power" by Richard Reeves (Simon & Schuster) Fiction--"My Horse and Other Stories" by Stacey Levine (Sun & Moon Press) Poetry--"Sesame" by Jack Marshall (Coffee House Press) Drama--"Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz Screenplay--"Schindler's List" by Steven Zaillian Teleplay--"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader--Murdering Mom" by Jane Anderson Journalism--"The Mathematics
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April 24, 1994 | Peter Rainer
Marshall Herskovitz's 1993 film of the 1972 Dan McCall novel tells the story of a 12-year-old (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., right, in the title role, with Miko Hughes, center) whose father (Danny DeVito) is the host of a late-night monster movie TV show. The film is essentially about how Jack comes to realize the real monsters in life. In moments of stress, Jack's memories of his mother (Andrea Marcovicci), killed in a car accident, haunt him.
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