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March 24, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The night before the Oscar nominations, Vanessa Schwartz got the jitters. It was not enough that her very first film, a college project, was receiving serious consideration from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. It was not enough that "The Janitor" had already collected a list of awards and had been featured at the Sundance and Edinburgh festivals. In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, Schwartz tossed and turned.
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February 14, 2008 | Liz Brown, Special to The Times
At a certain point in "Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s," Geoffrey Nowell-Smith's brisk, sharp-witted primer on one of the most explosively creative periods of filmmaking, I was struck by the realization that I had spent a substantial portion of my life thinking about Catherine Deneuve.
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March 28, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the end, all the joy and disbelief came together in a single red carpet that led Vanessa Schwartz from her curbside limousine to the Shrine Auditorium's glittering entrance. The 25-year-old CalArts student found herself in the improbable position of Oscar hopeful on Monday night. Her first effort, a project called "The Janitor" made at the Valencia art school, had been nominated in the short animated film category. It felt, she said, like a dream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the end, all the joy and disbelief came together in a single red carpet that led Vanessa Schwartz from her curbside limousine to the Shrine Auditorium's glittering entrance. The 25-year-old CalArts student found herself in the improbable position of Oscar hopeful on Monday night. Her first effort, a project called "The Janitor" made at the Valencia art school, had been nominated in the short animated film category. It felt, she said, like a dream.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2008 | Liz Brown, Special to The Times
At a certain point in "Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s," Geoffrey Nowell-Smith's brisk, sharp-witted primer on one of the most explosively creative periods of filmmaking, I was struck by the realization that I had spent a substantial portion of my life thinking about Catherine Deneuve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995
Jules Engel, the dapper founding director of the experimental animation program at CalArts in Valencia, will be honored tonight for contributions to animation that began 55 years ago with "Fantasia." The occasion will be the 23rd annual Annie Awards--the animation world's highest honor--at the Television Academy Theatre in North Hollywood.
BOOKS
February 10, 2008
Carolyn Kellogg reviews "Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks From the Wild Web," edited by Sarah Boxer. Tim Rutten reviews "Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West" by Benazir Bhutto. Donna Rifkind reviews "Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery" by April Smith. The following reviews are scheduled: Elizabeth Brown reviews "It's So French! Hollywood, Paris, and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture" by Vanessa R. Schwartz and "Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s" by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1994
Two students from Cal Arts in Valencia are among winners in the 21st annual Student Academy Award competition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the animation category, Vanessa Stella Schwartz of Cal Arts won the gold medal for "The Janitor," and in the documentary category, Cal Arts' Craig McTurk won a bronze medal for "Street Songs: Pittsburgh Street Singer Bill Borsey."
NEWS
March 24, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The night before the Oscar nominations, Vanessa Schwartz got the jitters. It was not enough that her very first film, a college project, was receiving serious consideration from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. It was not enough that "The Janitor" had already collected a list of awards and had been featured at the Sundance and Edinburgh festivals. In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, Schwartz tossed and turned.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last summer, at roughly the same time that Universal Studios Hollywood began construction on a $100-million "Jurassic Park" ride, the county's Museum of Natural History announced that it could no longer afford to operate its satellite museum in Burbank. No surprise there. The San Fernando Valley is a suburb, after all, with distinctly suburban affinities for thrill rides and video rental. Gourmet coffee shops thrive here. Galleries do not. But that does not suggest an utter absence of culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1995
Picture: "Forrest Gump," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Pulp Fiction," "Quiz Show," "The Shawshank Redemption." * Actor: Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption"; Tom Hanks, "Forrest Gump"; Nigel Hawthorne, "The Madness of King George"; Paul Newman, "Nobody's Fool"; John Travolta, "Pulp Fiction." * Actress: Jodie Foster, "Nell"; Jessica Lange, "Blue Sky"; Miranda Richardson, "Tom & Viv"; Winona Ryder, "Little Women"; Susan Sarandon, "The Client." * Supporting Actor: Samuel L.
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