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October 13, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Between cameos by Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, the old Brat Pack makes a strong showing in this month's edition of Sound & Vision as love interests in pop video clips by Bob Dylan and John Hiatt, respectively. Suddenly the Breakfast Club is the stuff of esteemed singer-songwriters' dreams. Go figure. Just to balance the scale age-wise, the bard of deadpan bitterness, William Burroughs, also puts in an appearance in this month's column with a video promoting his new album of pop poetry.
March 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Biebers. In video clips from a deposition taken last Thursday in Miami, Justin Bieber at 20 looks like little more than a petulant child - and attention to the clips might be getting under the singer's skin. "Love how some people love to twist and justify the horrible action of others. We all have a right to defend ourselves and feel harassed," he tweeted Monday, hours after the tapes startedĀ making the rounds. PHOTOS: Justin Bieber's tattoos The clips, culled by TMZ from 4Ā½ hours of deposition footage (related to a paparazzo's lawsuit alleging he was attacked by one of the singer's bodyguards)
September 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
An experimental online "mashup" -- a build-your-own Democratic presidential debate -- attracted more than 1 million viewers in the last 10 days. But one of the most popular participants wasn't a candidate. Four questions were posed to each of eight candidates, one question being a "wild card" posed by comedian Bill Maher. His questions were watched 42% of the time -- more than the others, which were on Iraq, education and healthcare and were posed by PBS host Charlie Rose.
September 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Coming soon to Facebook: A new feature to upload and watch video clips. Facebook is testing a new tool that will automatically play video clips without sound in the News Feed. A user will have to tap or click on the video to make it play with sound in full screen, or otherwise can just scroll past the video. Facebook called it a "limited" test and would not say how many users would take part in it. The widely anticipated move underscores how crucial video has become to companies such as Facebook, which is seeking ways to keep its nearly 1.2 billion users entertained and glued to the service, particularly on mobile devices.
As with most of life's better things, the more you try to describe Scott Cervine and Craig Thomas' "XTV," at the Burbank Little Theatre, the more banal it sounds. The concept, for instance, of the "forgotten" Alan doll coming back to get revenge on Ken and Barbie isn't nearly as funny as watching it happen. It's so funny--and Cervine as the show's video-maker sniffs out funny things like a wiseacre bloodhound--that we're served up a sequel: Alan coming back for the final kill.
November 9, 2001
Video clips and additional photos from many of the Los Angeles Fashion Week shows are available on The Times' Web site. Go to
June 18, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
"America's Funniest Home Videos" drew nearly 33 million viewers when it debuted in 1989. Its amateur footage of adults, children and pets captured in pratfalls made the show ABC's longest-running prime-time entertainment program, and created the concept of "user-generated videos" long before the advent of YouTube. But after 24 years on the air, "AFV's" audience has dwindled to 6.3 million viewers per episode, according to Nielsen. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments So Executive Producer Vin Di Bona and former ABC executive Bruce Gersh have created an independent production company, FishBowl WorldWide Media, to look for new ways to mine "AFV's" massive video library.
May 14, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Fox and Twitter have entered into a partnership to promote the broadcaster's programs and help advertisers reach TV audiences as they discuss shows on the social network. Twitter Inc., which has established itself as the water cooler where America dissects the latest developments on NBC's "The Voice" or AMC's "Mad Men," is expected to strike more deals with broadcasters. On Tuesday, ESPN and Twitter plan to announce they are expanding their partnership. Last year the sports network, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., incorporated video highlights directly into Twitter feeds related to its coverage of the BCS championship game.
April 29, 2013 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
One girl gasps as the grainy black-and-white footage rolls: Women are screaming, thrusting their babies at soldiers boarding a helicopter. In the next scene, hundreds of refugees packed in the belly of a rickety boat rock in the ocean, desperately trying to flee their homeland after the fall of Saigon. Gathered in a Garden Grove office, young adults who grew up in the shadow of war watch the images, only tasting the horrors their parents and relatives endured when South Vietnam fell to Communist forces 38 years ago. For many in immigrant communities like Orange County's Little Saigon, the memory of April 30 - "Black April" to those who lived through it - has been passed on only through photographs, stories or rough video clips.
September 2, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian
The command center of Andrew Breitbart's growing media empire is a suite of offices on Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles with the temporary feel of a campaign office. Only the computers seem firmly anchored. On a recent summer day, just weeks after he posted video clips that touched off a national furor over race, Breitbart was swigging a bottled Frappuccino at his desk. In a Lacoste shirt, cargo shorts and laceless Converse All-Stars, he looked every bit the 41-year-old industry player he might have been, but for a political awakening that transformed this liberal, West Side child of privilege into a Hollywood-hating, mainstream-media-loathing conservative.
July 22, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau
He didn't reach her on the first try, but President Obama phoned former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod on Thursday to apologize for her abrupt firing based on a 2 1/2-minute video clip that gave a misleading portrait of her views on race. Obama and Sherrod spoke for about seven minutes, in which he mentioned his own exploration of race in his first book, "Dreams From My Father," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. Obama urged her to continue speaking up for poor people.
April 24, 2009 | Kenneth Turan, FILM CRITIC
Director Sam Fuller never met Mike Tyson. But when Fuller famously called film "a battleground" and ticked off the components -- "love, hate, action, violence; in one word, emotion" -- he might have been describing the fighter's life. Or as Tyson himself said to James Toback after seeing the director's compelling new documentary, "It's like a Greek tragedy. Only I'm the subject." "Tyson" is not your conventional film biography.
May 23, 2008
For half a century, members of Hollywood's acting unions have enjoyed a degree of control unparalleled in the land of working stiffs. No excerpt from any of their works may be used without their explicit permission and payment of at least a day's wages. And every guild member in a scene wields veto power over its reuse. The only exception is for clips that promote new shows or films, such as movie trailers or previews of future broadcasts.
January 14, 2008
To many Hollywood executives, "user-generated content" means short videos of cats playing the piano. In other words, it's not the kind of competition that threatens people who make $100-million movies. But a spate of new studies provides a more detailed picture of consumers' efforts to create content for themselves and their friends, and the results spell trouble for Tinseltown. Consider the research recently published by Deloitte, a consulting firm, on what it calls "the media democracy."
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