February 15, 2000 |
AtomFilms' search for short films it can broadcast on its Web site will take it to USC today. The Seattle company is expected to announce an exclusive deal to distribute 100 films made by students at USC's School of Cinema-Television, including films done long ago by then-students George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis.
October 28, 1998 |
Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis has donated $5 million to USC's School of Cinema-Television toward the creation of a digital arts studio. The $15-million facility, the school's first new building since 1984, will introduce students to high-tech production techniques that are increasingly vital in Hollywood, said Dean Elizabeth Daley.
October 5, 1998 |
Mark D. Pesce, co-inventor of the virtual reality modeling language, has been named director of the USC School of Cinema-Television's interactive media program. "We'll be exploring the convergence of entertainment and technology," Pesce said. "We expect that graduates of this program will generate the best of the next generation of interactive works."
March 23, 1997 |
Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, Ladera Park, Baldwin Hills, 9 a.m. -- The first day of rehearsals. Five tall, muscular black men, ranging in age from their middle 20s to early 30s, stand around on an asphalt court in torn T-shirts, gym shorts and high-top sneakers, shooting baskets. * "Larry Bird--that fool was overrated. Man, I hated all the Celtics." * "Hell, yeah. Especially that punk-ass Danny Ainge. I was glad when Ralph Sampson kicked his ass." * "That wasn't Ainge.
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June 25, 1994 |
Film school can wait. Officials at USC's School of Cinema-Television say they have decided to defer the scholarship prize for a Ventura County juvenile inmate's winning anti-drug video until after she is released next spring.
December 10, 1992 |
Sometimes the people who've been around, stick around . . . loved, honored and listened to. At 76, Howard Koch is still producing movies and in his mid-70s Ray Stark is doing the same with his Rastar Productions. Walter Cronkite doubles as TV wise man in times of crisis. And George Burns is still doing stand-up. Even in the youth-tilt of show business, experience is occasionally valued and productivity for some can endure for the long term.