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January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Curt Dempster, who co-founded Ensemble Studio Theater, a company known for its commitment to one-act plays and new pieces, has died. He was 71. A director, playwright and actor, Dempster died Friday at his home in New York, said theater spokesman David Gersten. The cause of death has not been determined. Dempster was the founding artistic director of the Manhattan venue, which is dedicated to developing new plays and nurturing theatrical talent.
July 26, 2011
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April 15, 2007 | Glenn F. Bunting, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ON an old studio lot outside London, a production crew began work on the movie "Sahara" in November 2003 by staging the crash of a vintage airplane. But when the film opened in theaters in April 2005, the sequence had been deleted. "In the context of the movie, it didn't work," said director Breck Eisner. The cost of the 46-second clip: more than $2 million. This kind of spending, according to accounting records, helped turn "Sahara" into one of the biggest financial flops in Hollywood history.
January 7, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Revolution Miles (Billy Burke) leads Rachel and Monroe (Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons) on an expedition south of the border. Giancarlo Esposito, Kim Raver and Stephen Collins also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC Arrow Oliver and Felicity (Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards)
"TNT Screenworks," a TV-movie series created to showcase the work of stage writers, makes a sharp debut today with the startling adaptation of playwright David Mamet's "Water Engine" (TNT at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). It's astonishing because Mamet's 1977 stage version, a radio-play-within-a-play set entirely in a broadcast studio, remains a muddle next to this wide open, riveting screen treatment, also written by Mamet. Screen adaptations frequently compromise or distort a stage play--but not here.
July 20, 2007 | Susan King
In addition to bestowing lots of love on upstarts like ABC's "Ugly Betty" and NBC's "Heroes" and "30 Rock," the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday also embraced a saucier side. Remember that much-talked-about, much e-mailed, much-parodied "Saturday Night Live" skit starring a bearded Justin Timberlake singing about his, uh, gift that keeps on giving? It was nominated in the original music and lyrics category.
September 20, 2004 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Outside the Governors Ball, handlers waited for their celebrities like tour guides awaiting tourists at the airport. Charlie Sheen, this way; Anjelica, over here. Inside, more than 400 Patina waiters in their Mao jackets had been instructed: no stargazing. But that didn't prevent the scuttlebutt -- "420, that's the best table in the house," one waitress said. Clearly, Al and Meryl's. Earlier, at the bar, Ellen DeGeneres had cornered Elaine Stritch.
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