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September 13, 2006 | Richard Rushfield and Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writers
It turns out the people behind the wildly popular website lonelygirl15 are not studio executives, Internet moguls or, as some suspected, Satanists. Instead, they are aspiring filmmakers who met at a mutual friend's birthday party in April: Miles Beckett, 28, a Web-obsessed medical school dropout; Mesh Flinders, 26, a screenwriter; and Greg Goodfried, a 27-year-old lawyer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Hanging out is the ethos and raison d'être of writer-director Laura Colella's micro-budget indie, "Breakfast With Curtis," a drama too relaxed to dwell on conflict. Neighborly strife comes to a head in the film's first scene, when Syd (Theo Green), a childfree crank, blows his top at his 9-year-old neighbor (Jonah Parker) for throwing a rock at a cat. Tension then dissipates from the movie, leaving just enough friction to perhaps produce a second of static cling. That neighbor boy, Curtis, grows up to be a home-schooled 14-year-old with oversized glasses.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2006 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
The latest confession to stun the entertainment world is an unusual one: "We are filmmakers." The team behind the lonelygirl15 YouTube mystery has come forward, claiming that lonelygirl15 is part of their "show" and thanking their fans effusively for tuning in to "the birth of a new art form." They are not, they insisted, "a big corporation."
SPORTS
August 28, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA football finds itself behind the technology curve, at least in Los Angeles. Whether the know-it-now world really needs up-to-the-nanosecond updates, or frivolous "tweets" on what a coach is doing -- having lunch with booster; eating poached salmon -- is open for debate. But what is clear is that UCLA is playing catch-up to USC on two fields -- the playing one and the Twitter/video blog one. Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel seemed reluctant about Twitter at the Pacific 10 Conference media day, saying he was still studying the fad. And now?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Hanging out is the ethos and raison d'être of writer-director Laura Colella's micro-budget indie, "Breakfast With Curtis," a drama too relaxed to dwell on conflict. Neighborly strife comes to a head in the film's first scene, when Syd (Theo Green), a childfree crank, blows his top at his 9-year-old neighbor (Jonah Parker) for throwing a rock at a cat. Tension then dissipates from the movie, leaving just enough friction to perhaps produce a second of static cling. That neighbor boy, Curtis, grows up to be a home-schooled 14-year-old with oversized glasses.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
On some bright, parched morning back in the Old West, folks must have heard grumbling as a boy nailed a list of new town laws to the wall of the saloon. And when they saw the sheriff and his fresh-faced deputies looking on with a satisfied grin, that's probably when they knew the West wasn't going to be so wild anymore. A similar scene has been playing out digitally at YouTube, the Internet's video town square. In addition to its long-standing campaign to crack down on illegally copied material, in September the site outlawed videos depicting drug abuse and last week tightened its guidelines further to restrict profanity and sexually suggestive content.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Calling all makers of mobisodes, podcasts and video blogs: For the first time, original content being produced for platforms such as computers, cellphones and BlackBerry devices will be eligible for an Emmy award.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008 | David Ng, Times Staff Writer
A RUMPLED Jason Alexander looks out from the video window, his signature sheepish grin beaming across the Internet. The former "Seinfeld" star is about to pitch a new series of shows, but these titles sound nothing like sitcom material. The online video is the trailer for the upcoming season at Reprise Theatre Company, where Alexander is artistic director.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2007 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
AS the rambunctious entertainers of the Internet make their plays for the showbiz big leagues, these overnight superstars are enjoying the standard introduction to Hollywood. Which means not just glad-handing agents and Kafkaesque "lunch meetings" but also the bitter falling-out with your partners from the 'hood, complete with morning-after mudslinging.
SPORTS
August 28, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA football finds itself behind the technology curve, at least in Los Angeles. Whether the know-it-now world really needs up-to-the-nanosecond updates, or frivolous "tweets" on what a coach is doing -- having lunch with booster; eating poached salmon -- is open for debate. But what is clear is that UCLA is playing catch-up to USC on two fields -- the playing one and the Twitter/video blog one. Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel seemed reluctant about Twitter at the Pacific 10 Conference media day, saying he was still studying the fad. And now?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
On some bright, parched morning back in the Old West, folks must have heard grumbling as a boy nailed a list of new town laws to the wall of the saloon. And when they saw the sheriff and his fresh-faced deputies looking on with a satisfied grin, that's probably when they knew the West wasn't going to be so wild anymore. A similar scene has been playing out digitally at YouTube, the Internet's video town square. In addition to its long-standing campaign to crack down on illegally copied material, in September the site outlawed videos depicting drug abuse and last week tightened its guidelines further to restrict profanity and sexually suggestive content.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008 | David Ng, Times Staff Writer
A RUMPLED Jason Alexander looks out from the video window, his signature sheepish grin beaming across the Internet. The former "Seinfeld" star is about to pitch a new series of shows, but these titles sound nothing like sitcom material. The online video is the trailer for the upcoming season at Reprise Theatre Company, where Alexander is artistic director.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2007 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
AS the rambunctious entertainers of the Internet make their plays for the showbiz big leagues, these overnight superstars are enjoying the standard introduction to Hollywood. Which means not just glad-handing agents and Kafkaesque "lunch meetings" but also the bitter falling-out with your partners from the 'hood, complete with morning-after mudslinging.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2006 | Richard Rushfield and Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writers
It turns out the people behind the wildly popular website lonelygirl15 are not studio executives, Internet moguls or, as some suspected, Satanists. Instead, they are aspiring filmmakers who met at a mutual friend's birthday party in April: Miles Beckett, 28, a Web-obsessed medical school dropout; Mesh Flinders, 26, a screenwriter; and Greg Goodfried, a 27-year-old lawyer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2006 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
The latest confession to stun the entertainment world is an unusual one: "We are filmmakers." The team behind the lonelygirl15 YouTube mystery has come forward, claiming that lonelygirl15 is part of their "show" and thanking their fans effusively for tuning in to "the birth of a new art form." They are not, they insisted, "a big corporation."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Calling all makers of mobisodes, podcasts and video blogs: For the first time, original content being produced for platforms such as computers, cellphones and BlackBerry devices will be eligible for an Emmy award.
NEWS
March 22, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
WHEN ABC News tapped Amanda Congdon in December to do video blogs for its website and digital channel, the network was hoping to capitalize on the former Rocketboom anchor's popularity among a younger, Web-savvier set. But the alliance between the network news division and the irreverent Web personality has forced ABC to confront a murky issue: When bloggers become journalists, do they have to hew to the same rules?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By KTLA News
A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three years. The 16-year-old said she has always felt trapped in the wrong body, even as a child. According to Campbell, her shot at becoming homecoming queen isn't just about a title but a hard-fought token of acceptance. “Gay people have been brought into the limelight and it's a very touched-on subject," Cassidy Campbell said.
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