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January 6, 1996 | FRANK MALFITANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hollywood, in its brilliant state of creativity, is on a wave of producing vast numbers of big-screen versions of popular TV series. Much to critics' dismay (and filmgoers' delight) everything from "The Addams Family" to "The Brady Bunch" has invaded multiplexes in new incarnations, while the likes of "Sgt. Bilko" and "Mission: Impossible" are waiting in the wings.
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January 6, 1996 | FRANK MALFITANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hollywood, in its brilliant state of creativity, is on a wave of producing vast numbers of big-screen versions of popular TV series. Much to critics' dismay (and filmgoers' delight) everything from "The Addams Family" to "The Brady Bunch" has invaded multiplexes in new incarnations, while the likes of "Sgt. Bilko" and "Mission: Impossible" are waiting in the wings.
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May 30, 1999 | ED MORALES, Ed Morales is a staff writer at the Village Voice and is writing a book about Latino identity in the United States for St. Martin's Press
Sitting in front of a mirror in the greenroom at MTV's Times Square studios, amid a swirl of makeup artists, publicists, wardrobe consultants, her manager, personal assistant and various other handlers, Jennifer Lopez is grooving on her first big moment as a pop star. Having just premiered the first video from her debut album, "On the 6," she is planning a live appearance on David Letterman's show the following week. "Are we getting Sheila E. for the band?"
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June 22, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
A city task force studying ways to stem the tide of "runaway" film and television production is recommending creation of a film commission to sell Los Angeles as an ideal location for shooting movies.
OPINION
January 28, 2014
Re "Homeboy Industries is a struggling success story," Column, Jan. 26 While Steve Lopez was interviewing the inimitable Father Gregory Boyle last Wednesday, two of his Homeboy Industries success stories were guiding 50 kids from Venice High School's POPS club around the premises, telling us the stories of their rebuilt lives. In two hours, our students - whose lives are touched by prison, with a parent or another loved one inside - were changed forever. The moment we stepped off the bus and the kids recognized rival gang members and saw them shaking hands, working side by side, their eyes, ears and hearts expanded.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One bright morning in 1938, a young Italian newspaper reporter, a shy and gawkish lad who might have had a pimple on his nose, caught a blue tram from downtown Rome and rode it to a new world. Cinecitta, the Italian government's cinema studio-city, is just one more subway stop today, but it lay deep in the countryside then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1986 | Richard Buffum
Several years ago at a party, Prof. Tony Delap, an amateur magician who is a professional sculptor and member of UC Irvine's fine arts faculty, momentarily astonished patrons by levitating a woman outside Newport Harbor Art Museum. In the darkness, with a spotlight trained upon the "floating" woman, the wires extending down from an overhead crane were not visible. But seconds later, party-goers could glimpse the glitter of metal--exposing Delap's secret.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX
This was supposed to be the Christmas season when adult films took center stage. But along came Kevin, an 8-year-old who screams "Holy cow!" and karate chops his way across movie screens shouting "Yes!" Suddenly everything changed. Kevin is the kid in 20th Century Fox's raging hit, "Home Alone," which has taken the movie industry by surprise and upstaged some of the season's biggest pictures, starting with "Rocky V."
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January 28, 1995 | JOSH MEYER, TIMSE STAFF WRITER
As they left one premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, a producer and screenwriter critiqued the film, intent on avoiding its flaws in a movie they hope to make. * "For one thing," screenwriter Brendan Wolfe said, "there was no continuity." And sub-themes were brought up, producer Josh Gray-Emmer noted, but never addressed again.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1998 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the opening of Universal Studios Experience Beijing last month, residents of the Chinese capital got their first taste of a Hollywood entertainment complex. But visitors relishing the prospect of theme parks and thrill rides may find themselves hungry for more satisfying fare. Universal's toehold in China is essentially just a multimedia exhibit, a store and a restaurant in a shopping mall.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1993 | ALAN CITRON
They've boxed Helena, litigated Helena, even argued the artistic merits of Helena. Now comes the hard part. Selling Helena. Orion Pictures opens the much-publicized "Boxing Helena" in 30 major cities today, with plans to go wider if an audience materializes. While other distributors passed on the story about a not-everyday guy who stows his lover in a box after hacking off her arms and legs, Orion saw the movie as a chance to prove its marketing mettle.
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