February 20, 2009 |
If you're an agent who represents the hottest new director in Hollywood, it's never quiet in your office because your phone never stops ringing. Just ask Robert Newman, the veteran Endeavor agent who represents a host of top directors, including "Slumdog Millionaire's" Danny Boyle. With Boyle poised to collect an Oscar statuette or two Sunday, you'd think Newman would be basking in the Boyle spotlight.
January 6, 1996 |
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.
April 24, 2013 |
On the fourth floor of a vacant wing of St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles, some 150 crew members crowded the hallways, joining actors Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson as they prepared to film a scene for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier. " The hospital wing is often used for filming television crime dramas such as "CSI" and "Private Practice," but Tuesday's shoot was among the largest St. Vincent has accommodated in 20 years of renting out its facilities to Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1988 |
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.
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.
February 24, 1993 |
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.