February 22, 2004
Styled by George Blodwell; stylist assistant: Liza Jane Likins, makeup: Francesca Tolot for Yuki Sharoni Beverly Hills/Cloutier; hair: Enzo Angileri/Cloutier; models: Jennifer Sherley/Elite Model Management L.A.; Olanna Taskey/Ford Models L.A.
November 4, 2003 |
Thom Andersen believes that his hometown has often been misrepresented on screen, and his film "Los Angeles Plays Itself" is his attempt to set the record straight. The nearly three-hour "video essay" depicts how movies have portrayed Los Angeles over the years. "Los Angeles Plays Itself," which will be shown at UCLA on Wednesday, is made up nearly entirely of feature film clips from the silent era to the present.
August 22, 2003 |
Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday that it was stepping out of the digital cinema market, leaving the Technicolor film lab to continue on alone in a revolution that remains a distant dream. Qualcomm, a telecommunications firm that specializes in mobile phone technology, said it sold its equity interest in Technicolor Digital Cinema, effective Thursday. Financial details were not disclosed.
July 31, 2003 |
It's hard to fault Thomson Multimedia's timing in buying Technicolor in early 2001 to spearhead its push out of the TV-manufacturing business and into digital technology. By the end of that year, the French company's consumer electronics business had started to crater, partially because of the lousy economic environment, especially in Europe, but largely because of the razor-thin profit margins it earned selling home electronics at retail.
April 29, 2003 |
Vincente Minnelli, auteur? The director best known for his Technicolor MGM musicals -- and, of course, the Judy and Liza connection -- is in for an ambitious appraisal and appreciation of his work beginning this week. No fewer than three tributes are planned to commemorate the late director's centennial, a homage that will go beyond the musical genre and into Minnelli's underrated work in dramas and melodramas.
April 3, 2003 |
Panavision Inc., the leading provider of cameras and lenses to Hollywood, said Wednesday that it named Technicolor Inc. executive Robert Beitcher as its president, effective April 14. Panavision, based in Woodland Hills, is 84% owned by billionaire financier Ronald O. Perelman, who remains its chairman and chief executive. Beitcher, 48, succeeds John Farrand, who resigned in January amid efforts by Panavision to overcome financial losses caused mainly by a heavy debt load.
October 31, 2002 |
The highlight of Contemporary Classics of the Korean Cinema, which presents six features Friday through Sunday at USC, is its concluding film, "Chihwaeseon," a masterwork by South Korea's leading veteran filmmaker, Im Kwon-Taek, who will be present screening.
August 14, 2002 |
Technicolor Videocassettes Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay $875,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by 18 women who said they endured a hostile workplace in which lewd comments, sexually explicit pictures and groping were common. In one instance, an employee said she was forced to perform a sexual act for her supervisor. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will monitor working conditions at Technicolor for as long as three years, according to a consent decree filed Tuesday in U.
July 30, 2002 |
Technicolor has agreed to lease 54,000 square feet in Burbank to expand its digital cinema business. Camarillo-based Technicolor, the largest processor of motion picture films, signed a 10-year deal valued at $15.7 million with landlord M. David Paul & Associates for additional space at Media Studios North. Technicolor will install a satellite dish on the roof of the Burbank office building, said Jeff Worthe of M. David Paul & Associates.
February 10, 2002 |
Sometimes it takes a village--to make a quilt. Such is the case with the exquisite handiwork available at Entertaining Elephants, an eclectic home furnishings and children's boutique in Studio City. The colorful throws are hand-quilted by groups of women in rural southern Pakistan, where relatives and friends include them as part of a dowry, says store owner Ellen Massee. "It takes days, if not weeks," she says.