December 11, 1986 |
That well-worn phrase, if at first you don't succeed . . . is certainly true in social circles, where the success of one party can dim the memory of a previous flop. Such was the case with the Music Center's WinterFest kickoff Tuesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, a program that included entertainment on the Music Center Plaza, a two-hour concert and a post-concert dinner for those who paid $250 a ticket. The event was partially underwritten by US Spring Communications Co.
July 13, 1988
Martin Hurwitz has been named executive vice president-motion picture production at New World Entertainment. Hurwitz previously was with Zanuck/Brown Co.
October 8, 1990 |
Zanuck to Direct "Rush": Lili Fini Zanuck will make her directing debut with "Rush," Kim Wozencraft's best-selling first novel about a female narcotics officer who becomes an addict. Jennifer Jason Leigh ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Miami Blues") has been cast in the role. Zanuck co-produced "Cocoon" I and II and the Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy" with her husband Richard Zanuck, who will produce "Rush." Production is due to start in January with a script by novelist Pete Dexter.
May 12, 1991
Does The Times have anything to say about the character of a filmmaker who prefers to ignore the honorable officers who face grave dangers in the drug wars in favor of the real-life dishonored rogue officer Kim Wozencraft? Oh yes, Wozencraft was punished--18 months in prison before the million-dollar purchase of film rights to her book. Was the article an undisguised press release in behalf of the Zanuck Co.? Or was The Times practicing "toady journalism" in expectation of generous ad revenues from the same company?