Aug 312012
 

 

MUSIC RULES APPROVED FOR 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most significant changes affect the Original Song category, in which there will now be five nominees.

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

Additionally, upon the recommendation from the Designers Branch (formerly the Art Directors Branch), the Art Direction award will be known as the Production Design award.

Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then reviews all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for approval.

For the complete rules for the 85th Academy Awards, visit oscars.org/rules.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Aug 312012
 

SHORT SUBJECT DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTRIES

DUE SEPTEMBER 4 FOR 2012 OSCARS®

Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards®.

To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying run after September 4 must still complete and submit all paperwork, including legal contracts, by the deadline.

Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits, filmographies of the director(s), 30 DVD copies of the film, and proof of seven-day qualifying exhibition.

Additional information about the documentary awards categories may be obtained by visiting http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/rule11a.html or contacting assistant Awards Coordinator Michelle Ayala at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1117, or via e-mail at mayala@oscars.org.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Aug 292012
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS November 2012- January 2013

EVENT:  Rachel York in “Anything Goes” Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton, and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

Anything Goes at Ahmanson Theatre

The Broadway cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. “Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical masterpiece will be presented at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre November 27, 2012, through January 6, 2013.
Photo by Joan Marcus

 DESCRIPTION: In “Anything Goes,” when the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set a course to true love . . . proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

DATES/TIMES: Preview November 27. Opens November 28.  Continues through January 6, 2013. Preview: Tuesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. Opens Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m. Regular Performances (Beginning November 29): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; No Monday performances. Exceptions: 8:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, December 1. No performances on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. Added 2 p.m. performances on Thursday, December 27 and January 3.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20 – $120 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or on-line at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:  Center Theatre Group /  Ahmanson Theatre At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Aug 282012
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS November- December 2012

EVENT:  The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!”

by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort Directed by Marc Warzecha World Premiere.

DESCRIPTION: With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City, in a creative collaboration with CTG, is taking the classic Charles Dickens tale of hope and redemption and giving it a hearty twist.  In addition to Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the fat, plucked goose and those glum ghosts, the famous Victorian streets will spring to life with scheming politicians, sunbathing Santas, shoplifting celebrities and hilarious improvs, all performed by a talented group of Second City alums and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests.  U.S. Bank is a proud sponsor of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens.”

DATES/TIMES: Previews Begin November 24. Opens November 29.  Continues through December 30, 2012. Previews: (November 24-28) Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Opens Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m. Regular Performances (Beginning November 30): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 6 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays. Exceptions: No performance on Tuesday, December 25.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20-$60 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling CTG/Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles), on-line at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to performances. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:  Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Ample free parking and restaurants adjacent.

Aug 272012
 
Yamashiro means Mountain Palace in Japanese

Yamashiro means Mountain Palace in Japanese

New Dish Skuna Bay Salmon Sashimi

There’s always something new being conjured up in our kitchen. As the year continues on, Chef Brock is hard at work creating new dishes with the freshest ingredients of the season. Recently, Chef Brock debuted his Skuna Bay Salmon Sashimi to a lucky few and it’s been met, and eaten, with great enthusiasm. The Skuna Bay Salmon, responsibly raised without any hormones, growth promoters or anti-foulants inBritish Columbia, is first seared with coriander and sesame. The seared salmon is sliced and drizzled with Miso Ponzu Vinaigrette and then topped with Citrus Pistachio Relish. The flavors and textures mix together to give you a rich, unique experience with each bite. Accompany your Skuna Bay Salmon Sashimi with whites wines such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc.1999 N. Sycamore AvenueHollywood

Yamashiro means Mountain Palace in Japanese

New Dish Skuna Bay Salmon Sashimi

Aug 252012
 

 LAPD Are Asking For The Publics Help

Two North Hollywood Girls Missing

The family of half-sisters Michelle Herrera and Bianey Lagunas, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, are asking for the public’s help in locating the two children who appeared to have run away from home. They were last seen atSun ValleyMiddle Schoolyesterday around8 a.m.  When the children did not return home after school, their mother contacted friends but was not able to locate them. She then contacted LAPD and reported the children missing.  The children were despondent over house rules implemented by their mother.

LAPD Are Asking For The Publics HelpLAPD Are Asking For The Publics Help

 

Michelle Herrera is 10 years old.  She is4 feet6 inchestall and weighs83 pounds, with a dark complexion and thin build.  She was last seen wearing her school uniform: a white shirt, blue pants and black shoes.  Bianey Lagunas is 13 years old.  She is4 feet6 inchestall with a medium build and weighs128 pounds.

She has a light complexion and was last seen wearing the same school uniform as her half-sister.Anyone who has seen or has information regarding the whereabouts of the children is asked to contact the LAPD North Hollywood Division at (818) 623-4031.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

Aug 252012
 

Save on parking and reach Burbank’s Bob Hope Airportt he easy way. Go Metro to the North Hollywood Station and hop on a free SuperShuttle van straight to your terminal.

Free Shuttle From North Hollywood Station

SuperShuttles operate between 6am-10pm daily.

You can call 800.224.7767 to reserve a van in advance, or call 818.558.3179 to request one without a reservation. The SuperShuttle will pick you up at the taxi zone on Lankershim Blvd.

For return trips to the North Hollywood Station, go to the shuttle is land in front of the airport terminal.

This service is provided by the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority.

Aug 242012
 

CAST IS SET FOR THERESA REBECK’S “SEMINAR” AT THE CTG / AHMANSON THEATRE

FOUR ACTORS JOIN JEFF

GOLDBLUM IN THE NEW BROADWAY COMEDY

“Seminar” Begins Previews October 10 and Opens October 17, 2012

The Cast Of Seminar at Ahmanson Theatre

Jeff Goldblum in Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy “Seminar,” which opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre October 17 and continues through November 18, 2012. Previews begin October 10. The West Coast premiere of “Seminar” is directed by Sam Gold and Goldblum stars (pictured here in the Broadway production). For tickets and information, go to CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 972-4400.  Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Actors Aya Cash, Patrick Heusinger, Jennifer Ikeda and Greg Keller will join the previously announced Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of “Seminar” at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The sexy, smart new comedy written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award-winner Theresa Rebeck and directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, will kick off the Ahmanson Theatre’s new season October 10 through November 18, 2012. The opening is set for October 17.

In “Seminar,” four aspiring young writers sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (played by Goldblum), an international literary figure.  Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored.  The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this provocative new comedy.

“Seminar” arrives in Los Angeles directly from its hit Broadway run, where it was cheered as “. . . the funniest show on Broadway . . .” by WOR Radio, and called “. . . one of Rebeck’s best works . . . a wonderful new comedy.” by Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press. “Seminar” had its world premiere on Broadway in November 2011.  Goldblum joined the cast in April 2012, which led Jimmy Fallon of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to exclaim, “Jeff Goldblum is one of the best actors of his generation!”

The production of “Seminar” at the Ahmanson features the complete Broadway design team:  set and costume design by Tony Award nominee and two-time Obie Award-winner David Zinn, lighting design by Drama Desk Award-nominee Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by two-time Drama Desk Award-winner John Gromada.

“Seminar” is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry. Jeff Goldblum is a celebrated actor in theatre, film and television, who also appeared on Broadway in “The Pillowman” in 2005, and more recently in two productions for The Old Vic in London, “Speed-the-Plow” (2008) and “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” (2010).

His diverse film credits include some of the highest-grossing films of all-time – “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Independence Day,” as well as such classics as “Nashville,” “Death Wish,” “The Big Chill,” “Annie Hall,” “The Life Aquatic,” “Igby Goes Down” and “The Fly.”

He was nominated for an Oscar for his direction of the live action short film “Little Surprises.” On television, he most recently starred on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  He earned an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on “Will & Grace” and recently guest-starred on the hit series “Glee.” Aya Cash’s theatre credits include “The Other Place,” “Killers and Other Family,” “Offices,” “Happy Hour,” “Three Changes,” “From Up Here,” “The Pain and the Itch,” “Not Waving, Whore” “Playlist,” “Missed Connections” “Cookie Crumble,” “Jasper Lake,” “The Three Sisters,” “The Glass Menagerie,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Winter’s Tale,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Richard III.”

Television credits include  “Traffic Light,” “Spellbound,” “A Gifted Man,” “Mercy,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “In Men We Trust” and “Brotherhood.” Film credits include  “The Oranges,” “The Bits in Between,” “Deception,” “Off Jackson Avenue,” “Winter of Frozen Dreams,” “January,”  and the upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Can A Song Save Your Life?,” “The Happy House” and “Sleepwalk With Me.” Patrick Heusinger recently starred opposite Chloe Sevigny in “Abigail/1702” at New York Stage & Film.

He originated the role of Luke in the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of “Next Fall.” Other Broadway productions include “Monty Python’s Spamalot” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” He plays Patch in the upcoming Baumbach film “Frances Ha” that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Patrick is best known for his roles on “Royal Pains” and “Gossip Girl.” Other credits include “Sweet Land,” “Friends with Benefits,” “30 Rock,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife” and “Necessary Roughness.

He is a graduate of Juilliard. Jennifer Ikeda’s New York credits include “Top Girls” at Manhattan Theatre Club, Edward Albee’s “Seascape” at Lincoln Center, “The Bacchae” and “As You Like It” both at the Delacorte; “Titus Andronicus,” “As You Like It,” “The Two Noble Kinsmen” at The Public Theater; “Hamlet” and “Oliver Twist” with Theatre for a New Audience.

TV and film credits include recurring roles on “Smash” and “Lipstick Jungle,” “Suits,” “Fringe,” “Law & Order,” “Guiding Light,” “Heavy Petting,” “Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty,” and the short film “Incoming,” which was screened by the L.A. Shorts Festival and Noor Film Festival, and for which Jennifer was awarded Best Actress by the Asians On Film Festival.

Jennifer is a graduate of Juilliard. Greg Keller was last seen at the Ahmanson Theatre in “33 Variations” with Jane Fonda. He made his Broadway debut earlier this year in Margaret Edson’s “Wit” with co-star Cynthia Nixon.  His other credits include “Cradle and All” (MTC), “The Seagull” (with Dianne Weist and Alan Cumming at CSC), “Belleville” (Yale Rep), “Smudge” (Women’s Project), “That Pretty Pretty” (Rattlestick), and eight plays at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Greg holds an MFA in acting from NYU and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at the Juilliard School, where he was a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner.  His plays have been produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berskshire Theatre Festival, and LAByrinth Theater Company, where he is a member.

For nearly a decade, Theresa Rebeck’s more than a dozen plays have been produced in New York, regionally and internationally, including the world premiere of “Poor Behavior” last year at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum.  Rebeck’s new comedy, “Dead Accounts,” will open on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre this November starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo-Butz.

She made her Broadway debut with the Manhattan Theatre Club presentation of “Mauritius.” “Seminar” marks the first time one of her works was produced as a commercial Broadway production.

In 2003 she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work “Omnium Gatherum.”  In addition to her work as a playwright, Rebeck is also a respected, award-winning television writer and producer – “NYPD Blue,” (Peabody Award) and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and she is the creator of NBC’s new hit TV series “Smash.”

Her film writing credits include “Harriet the Spy” and “Seducing Charlie Barker,” and her books include “Twelve Rooms with a View” and “Three Girls and Their Brother.” Hailed by The New York Times as a “white-hot young director,” Sam Gold is one of the most consistently praised directors to emerge on the New York theatrical scene in the last several years.

He made his mark with an impressive string of critically embraced off-Broadway productions prior to making his Broadway debut with “Seminar.” He notably won a 2010 Obie Award for directing two Annie Baker productions, “Circle Mirror Transformation” and “The Aliens.”  His other acclaimed New York productions include the recent “The Big Meal,” “Look Back in Anger,” “Kin,” “The Coward” and “Tigers Be Still,” as well as Anita Baker’s upcoming adaptation of “Uncle Vanya.”

For tickets and information, please go to CenterTheatreGroup.org, the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre or call (213) 972-4400.

Aug 232012
 

CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON TO PRODUCE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

Acclaimed motion picture, television and theater producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the 85th Academy Awards, Academy President Hawk Koch announced today. This will be the duo’s first involvement with the Oscars. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

“Craig and Neil are forward thinkers who bring a unique perspective to the Oscar show,” Koch said. “Their enormous collective talent, coupled with their love of film, serves our show perfectly.”

CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON TO PRODUCE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON TO PRODUCE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

“We are very excited to collaborate with Hawk and everyone at the Academy to produce this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We hope to utilize our experience in producing features, TV and theater to bring something fresh and special to this incredible awards show. When we filmed ‘The Bucket List,’ we made our own personal bucket list, and producing the Oscars was #1. It’s truly a great honor.””Craig and Neil have great talent relationships and bring an infectious energy to the production,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.” They are creative producers in the best sense of the word.”

Zadan and Meron served as executive producers on the 2002 Best Picture winner “Chicago,” which won Oscars® in 6 of the 13 categories in which it was nominated. Their credits also include the features “Footloose” (2011), “Hairspray” and “The Bucket List.”  Zadan also produced the original “Footloose” (1984).

Zadan and Meron’s work in television includes the series “SMASH” and such movies as “A Raisin in the Sun” and the upcoming “Steel Magnolias.”

For Broadway, they recently produced the Tony Award® winning revivals of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “Promises, Promises.”

Their work has amassed 73 Emmy® nominations; 12 Tony nominations; and seven Grammy® nominations.

The 85th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners–Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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Aug 202012
 

“ELEPHANT ROOM” OPENS SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 WEST COAST PREMIERE AT THE KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE Performances Continue through September 16, 2012 

ELEPHANT ROOM OPENS SUNDAY

(L to R) Louie Magic, Dennis Diamond and Daryl Hannah in “€œElephant Room”€ which will have its West Coast premiere at Center Theatre Group’€™s Kirk Douglas Theatre, August 22 through September 16, 2012. The opening is scheduled for August 26. Photo by Scott Suchman/Arena Stage

“Elephant Room” will bring pure, unadulterated fun to the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre where it opens on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Previews for “Elephant Room” begin this Wednesday (August 22) at 8 p.m. when the Douglas will be transformed into a mystical place of wonder and amusement for four weeks through September 16, 2012.

The West Coast premiere of this “enchantingly goofy collaboration” (Alexis Soloski, Village Voice) by Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle and Steve Cuiffo will star magicians Louie Magic, Daryl Hannah and Dennis Diamond, and is directed by Paul Lazar.

“Elephant Room,” which was called “delightfully daft” by Eric Grode of The New York Times, was commissioned by Center Theatre Group and workshopped as “Next Stop Amazingland” in DouglasPlus in November 2009. By turns fresh, silly and profound, “Elephant Room” is set in a basement rec room where three semi-pro conjurers hang out and practice their tricks with varying competence. These selfdeluded illusionists are brimming with childlike wonder and undeserved self-confidence, but there is something mysterious about their Elephant Room. Things are not as they seem. “It gets weird, but it’s an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud kind of weird,” said Gwendolyn Purdom, of the Washingtonian. Grode said, “. . . their lovable-loser shtick as well as their nifty skills help turn ‘Elephant Room’ into one of the coolest places in town.” Center Theatre Group presented “all wear bowlers,” created and performed by Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle, in the Kirk Douglas Theatre’s second season in September-October 2005. Lyford and Sobelle are joined by magician and actor Steve Cuiffo in the creation of “Elephant Room.”

“Elephant Room” Opens at the Douglas on August 26 – 2 “Elephant Room” premiered at Philadelphia Live Arts in September 2011 and was presented at the Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., in January 2012, and at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York in March 2012.

Tickets for “Elephant Room” will be available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

Aug 182012
 

GETTY PRESENTS THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF RAY K. METZKER AND THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

Exhibition offers overview of Metzker’s long career and includes inventive photographs by Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and others at Chicago’s Institute of Design

The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center September 25, 2012–February 24, 2013

Upcoming Photography Exhiition at the J. Paul Getty Museum

LOS ANGELES Ray K. Metzker (American, born 1931) is one of the most dedicated and influential American photographers of the last half century. His photographs strike a distinctive balance between formal brilliance, optical innovation, and a deep human regard for the objective world. The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design, on view at the Getty Center September 25, 2012–February 24, 2013, offers a comprehensive overview of Metzker’s five-decade career, while also providing examples of work by instructors and fellow students at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where Metzker studied from 1956 to 1959. Organized in collaboration with Keith F. Davis, senior curator of photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, the exhibition is curated by Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs, and Arpad Kovacs, assistant curator of photographs, at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition features nearly 200 photographs, including approximately 80 from the holdings of The Nelson-Atkins Museum.

Upcoming Photography Exhiition at the J. Paul Getty Museum

The Institute of Design Revered for an energetic atmosphere of experimentation, Chicago’s Institute of Design (ID) opened in the fall of 1937 under the name New Bauhaus, with avant-garde artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy at the helm. Modeled after the German Bauhaus (1919–1933), the school’s program integrated art, architecture and design, with photography quickly becoming an integral component of the curriculum. The ID was noted for fostering an environment of inquisitiveness and investigation that encouraged students to develop a distinctive style under the guidance of a faculty of well-known artists and designers.

Ray K. Metzker Dynamically composed, Metzker’s luminous black-and-white photographs feature subjects ranging from urban cityscapes to nature, all demonstrating the inventive potential of the photographic process. While a student at the ID, Metzker was mentored by renowned photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. His curiosity led to experiments with high contrast, selective focus, and multiple images. Metzker’s thesis project for the ID, a study of Chicago’s business district, or Loop, displayed many of these techniques. One image, a multiple exposure of commuters ascending a sun-bathed staircase, prefigures the novel Composites that he began to make in 1964. Whether documenting everyday life in an urban environment or exploring the natural landscapes, Metzker’s photographs often incorporate elements of abstraction. A longtime resident of Philadelphia, Metzker taught at the Philadelphia College of Art for many years.

His frequent focus on Philadelphia and other cityscapes has yielded iconic images of automobiles, commuters, streets, sidewalks, and architectural facades.”Metzker’s love of the photographic process has produced a rich body of work that suggests a vulnerability underlying the human condition,” explains Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “With highlights and shadows pushed to extremes moreand multiple frames combined in innovative ways, his photographs create a graceful choreography of human interaction against urban settings.” Metzker titles and groups his images based on their location or technique. The exhibition features Metzker’s most significant bodies of work, including Chicago (1956–59), Europe (1960–61), Early Philadelphia (1961–64), Double Frames and Couplets (1964–69), Composites (1964–84), Sand Creatures (1968–77), Pictus Interruptus (1971–80), City Whispers (1980–83), Landscapes (1985–96), and Late Philadelphia (1996–2009).

“Metzker’s love of the photographic process has produced a rich body of work that suggests a vulnerability underlying the human condition,” explains Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “With highlights and shadows pushed to extremes and multiple frames combined in innovative ways, his photographs create a graceful choreography of human interaction against urban settings.” Metzker titles and groups his images based on their location or technique. The exhibition features Metzker’s most significant bodies of work, including Chicago (1956–59), Europe (1960–61), Early Philadelphia (1961–64), Double Frames and Couplets (1964–69), Composites (1964–84), Sand Creatures (1968–77), Pictus Interruptus (1971–80), City Whispers (1980–83), Landscapes (1985–96), and Late Philadelphia (1996–2009). Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind In 1946, the year of Moholy-Nagy’s death, the ID introduced a new four-year photography program and welcomed instructor Harry Callahan. Callahan was instrumental in hiring Aaron Siskind in 1951, and together they became a formidable teaching duo. Their work will be featured in two galleries within the exhibition, with a focus on photographs they created while at the ID.

Harry Callahan’s work benefitted greatly from the attitude of experimentation that was a hallmark of the ID, and his time at the school marked a particularly productive period in his own career. Architectural details, views of nature and intimate photographs of his wife, Eleanor and daughter, Barbara became subjects that defined his career. A central tenet of his teaching was to return to previously explored subjects, an approach that he himself practiced, as did Metzker.Influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters he befriended in the 1940s, Aaron Siskind’s work features abstracted textures and patterns excerpted from the real world. Often calligraphic in form, the urban facades, graffiti, stains, and debris he photographed capitalize on the flatness of the picture plane. In Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation, his studies of male divers against a blank sky experiments with the figure-ground relationship. “Callahan and Siskind had vastly different visual styles and interests in subject matter” said Arpad Kovacs, assistant curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “However, both emphasized the expressive possibilities of the medium rather than the mechanics of producing a photograph. It was this shared interest in constantly challenging their students that came to define their influential presence at the ID.”

Also featured in the exhibition is work by a number of founding ID photography instructors and those who taught in the years Metzker attended the school, including György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Henry Holmes Smith, Arthur Siegel, Edmund Teske, Art Sinsabaugh, and Frederick Sommer. Another gallery is dedicated to the work of ID students Kenneth Josephson, Joseph Sterling, Joseph Jachna, and Charles Swedlund, all of whom, together with Metzker, were featured in a 1961 issue of Aperture magazine that extolled the virtues of the ID’s photography program.

The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design is organized in collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The J. Paul Getty Museum has added photographs from its own collection and other key loans to those on loan from The Nelson-Atkins Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication about Metzker’s life and work by Keith F. Davis.

Aug 172012
 

Chilao School Open House Saturday, August 18, 2012 10 AM to 4 PM

Chilao Campground, Angeles National Forest Hosted by Redbird; A Native American and environmental non- profit association

Serving breakfast noshes and a hearty home cooked lunch. 

A Stay in Chilao School is an opportunity for Learning, Living and Laughter

The Chilao School will be an excellent location for those engaged in environmental sciences, and particularly fire ecology; outdoor education and restoration groups, ornithology enthusiasts, hikers and native plant folks; artists including painters, sculptors, dancers and those involved in art as therapy; social and youth groups who enjoy outdoor activities; cultural groups, including but not limited to indigenous cultures of the western hemisphere; practitioners of the healing arts, and workshops for healing, healthy living, self improvement, and self actualization, and other groups.

The Chilao School property is a clean and sober environment, in coexistence with the natural inhabitants of the land.  The school is available for uses that fall within the scope of our permit to operate an educational facility within the Angeles National Forest.  Filming within the forest requires permission from the US Forest Service.  Meadow Group Camp is located within a quarter mile of Chilao Schooland can be reserved / rented through the USFS by calling 877-444-6777.

It provides 2,000 square feetof open interior space with excellent natural light. Folding partitions in central area. Raised foundation wood flooring with a carpeted and a tiled side. Interior dimensions70’long by30’wide,10’high ceilings. Florescent lighting, 4 interior restrooms, 3 additional sinks, vintage 1963 school furniture including metal/wood desks/chairs.  Additional metal folding chairs. On site manager. On site parking. Seasonal closure (Nov-Mar)

Coming soon: wheelchair access ramp and ADA modifications for restroom, refrigerator and audio/visual equipment. (Prop list available for filming 1960s/1970s period movies/documentaries.)

To learn more contact:

ChilaoSchoolon Facebook – www.facebook.com/chilaoschool

Email: redbirds_vision@hotmail.com

Phone: 805-217-0364

Aug 172012
 

THE GETTY CELEBRATES THE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LEGACY OF FRANZ XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT’S DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER HEADS

Exhibition features contemporary artists including Tony Bevan, Tony Cragg, Ken Gonzales-Day, Bruce Nauman, Pierre Picot, Arnulf Rainer, and Cindy Sherman

Legacy of Messershmidt At Getty Museum

Messerschmidt and Modernity At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center July 24–October 14, 2012 LOS ANGELES

The intriguing series of heads that are collectively known as Character Heads, created by the German Baroque artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) during the last 13 years of his life, have become increasingly popular with the general public through a series of recent exhibitions and books devoted to these expressive works. Furthermore, the sculptures, depicting various states of emotion and expression, have also captured the imaginations of generations of artists—especially during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Messerschmidt and Modernity, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from July 24 through October 14, 2012, is the first exhibition to explore the contemporary legacy of these surprisingly modern-looking sculptures, which were carved in alabaster, or cast in a lead or tin alloy. Along with Messerschmidt’s works, the exhibition will feature a selection of modern and contemporary works of art that testify to the lasting impact of these astonishing heads. Eight Character Heads will be exhibited—among them the Getty’s own Vexed Man— along with a newly discovered reduced variation of a now-lost Character Head known as A Cheeky Nitpicky Mocker, which has never before been exhibited publically. Contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Tony Bevan, Tony Cragg, Ken Gonzales-Day, Bruce Nauman, Pierre Picot, Arnulf Rainer, Cindy Sherman, and Emily Young.

“Messerschmidt’s Character Heads have appealed to audiences since they were first produced. They were especially popular in turn-of-the-century Vienna and subsequently inspired modern artists of the 20th century,” explains Antonia Boström, senior curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Now, this unparalleled series of sculptures is enjoying a renewed popularity—not only fascinating to museum audiences and scholars, but compelling for contemporary artists.” The exhibition demonstrates how Messerschmidt’s heads are linked to the 18th and 19th centuries’ fascination with expression and the “passions,” as well as with the pseudosciences of physiognomy and pathognomy. It also traces how this series has influenced the work of artists in fin-de-siècle Vienna and contemporary artists in Austria, Great Britain, and the United States.

Aug 172012
 
Looking for Impaired Drivers at the Checkpoint

Looking for Impaired Drivers at the Checkpoint

Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint on Hollywood Boulevard between Bronson Avenue and Gower Street in Los Angeles on Friday, August 17, 2012; 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lieutenant Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Aug 172012
 

The EZ transit pass — the monthly pass good for travel on 25 different public transit carriers throughout Los Angeles County — will begin the transition from paper to TAP cards Sept. 1, making it easier for customers to travel without transfers, renew their passes each month and replace their cards, should they be lost of stolen. The EZ transit pass is one of the last paper passes to transition to smart card technology. 

The EZ transit pass will be electronically loaded onto the familiar blue TAP card for regular riders or the orange Reduced TAP ID card for senior and/or disabled riders.  A stamp with the month, year and zone designation will be affixed to the front of each card so that the card can be visually inspected on non-TAP systems.

To help customers with the transition, the new reusable TAP cards will be free with the purchase of an EZ transit pass for a limited time.

The move from EZ transit pass paper passes to TAP will continue until Nov. 1, for senior and disabled patrons to give them extra time to apply for and receive their new reduced-fare TAP ID cards. Applications can be downloaded from the web at metro.net/riding/fares/senior.  They also are available at all Metro Customer Centers and pass sales outlets.

The new EZ transit passes on TAP will make it easier to renew the passes each month. When an EZ transit pass expires, another pass can be loaded onto the card at a pass sales outlet, or at the official TAP website: taptogo.net. There will be no need to purchase a new TAP card each month because the card can be used again and again for up to three years.  Customers can protect their cards and their pass or stored value balance from loss by requesting balance protection by calling 1.866.TAPTOGO (1.866.827.8646).  The card and balance can be replaced for just $5.

EZ transit pass fares are $84 per month, or $35 for senior/disabled patrons. Although there is no extra charge for transfers between participating carriers, in some cases there are zone charges, which will be addressed as they are now, either by paying for a monthly pass with zones, or by paying the zone fare when boarding, either in cash or with stored value loaded onto the TAP card. (Bus operators will notify patrons, should zone charges pertain.)

EZ transit passes are sold at Metro Customer Centers and nearly 600 participating vendors  region-wide, including Nix Check Cashing, Continental Currency Services and selected Ralph’s markets. Search EZ transit pass outlets on taptogo.net to find a convenient location near you.

Aug 162012
 

LACMA and The Academy Present First Stanley Kubrick Retrospective in the United States

Stanley Kubrick Retrospectve

(Left) A Clockwork Orange, (A Clockwork Orange, GB/United States 1970-71). Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) in the Korova milk bar. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(Center) During the filming of Spartacus (United States 1959–60) in Spain.
© Universal Studios Inc.
(Right) The Shining (Shining, GB/USA 1980). The daughters of former caretaker Grady (Lisa and Louise Burns). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) are pleased to co-present the first U.S. retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt. The exhibition provides access to the director’s extraordinary vision and working methods while illuminating the network of influences and conditions that came together to make his films universally regarded as modern masterpieces. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible by a generous gift from Steve Tisch.

“By featuring this legendary filmmaker and his oeuvre in his first retrospective within the context of an art museum, Stanley Kubrick will reevaluate how we define the artist in the twenty-first century, and simultaneously expand upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA. “We are also pleased to honor Kubrick’s impact on film and art history at our 2012 Art + Film Gala, along with artist Ed Ruscha, on October 27.”

“Stanley Kubrick represents the perfect opportunity to collaborate with LACMA on the presentation of film in a museum setting,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. “It is a taste of things to come when we open the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in the historic Wilshire May Company building on the LACMA campus.”

LACMA trustee Steve Tisch said, “I am glad to support this important retrospective of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. This is one more example of LACMA’s commitment to film as an art form, along with past exhibitions like Tim Burton and Dalí: Painting & Film and recent acquisitions like Christian Marclay’s The Clock.”

Kubrick’s acclaimed repertoire of films, including Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut, among others, highlights not only his signature directorial tenacity but also major technological innovations of the time, such as filming by candlelight in Barry Lyndon and utilizing the front projection effect in 2001. The exhibition also includes an alternate beginning to this seminal science fiction film.

Kubrick’s films will be represented through a thoughtful selection of archival material, annotated scripts, photography, costumes, cameras and equipment, set models, original promotional materials, and props. The interdisciplinary exhibition draws attention to Kubrick’s fixation with historical research and his visionary adaptations of influences from the fine arts, design, and architecture, and enables visitors to experience the cinematic journey of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition also includes sections dedicated to projects that were never completed, as well as to the special effects (visual and auditory) developed by Kubrick and his team.

Terry Semel, co-chair of LACMA’s board of trustees, said “I had the great privilege of working with Stanley on many of his films, including Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. I am thrilled to see his work honored in a museum setting.”

Hawk Koch, Academy president, said “This is a major step in the Academy’s plan to create a premier movie museum in Los Angeles. We are pleased to co-present this retrospective with LACMA which will provide visitors the opportunity to experience Kubrick’s iconic work as well as his influence on our culture.”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a film retrospective at LACMA’s Bing Theater beginning in November, as well as public programs and conversations with Kubrick’s collaborators and people he influenced, and additional exhibition-related film series planned for spring 2013.

As part of this partnership, and to kick off the film retrospective, on Wednesday, November 7, the Academy will present “An Academy Salute to Stanley Kubrick.” The evening will feature film clips and a conversation hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell. Special guests will include Kubrick’s colleagues and collaborators. The event will also launch the Academy’s Kubrick exhibition, which will be open to the public through February 2013. Featuring items from the Academy’s permanent collection, the exhibition will illuminate the work of Kubrick’s collaborators, as well as the many artists who influenced Kubrick’s work. The salute and exhibition will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Golden Theater and Grand Lobby in Beverly Hills, respectively.

Stanley Kubrick originated at Deutches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, and has since traveled to Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam. The exhibition presentation at LACMA will be dramatically different from the international venues, with exhibition design by film production designer Patti Podesta.

Credit This exhibition was organized by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Christiane Kubrick, and The Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, with the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony-Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc., Universal Studios Inc., and SK Film Archives LLC.

In Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick is co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was generously supported by Steve Tisch. Additional funding was provided by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation.

Stanley Kubrick Biography Stanley Kubrick was born in 1928 in New York City. In 1945, at the age of 16, Kubrick had his first photograph published in Look magazine. As a staff photographer at Look from 1946 to 1951, Kubrick took on a range of assignments, photographing both celebrity subjects and urban documentaries. He made his first film short, Day of the Fight, in 1951; after directing two more shorts, Kubrick directed and produced his first feature-length film, Fear and Desire, in 1953. Since then, Kubrick followed with such films as Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. A pioneer in special effects and technological advances, Kubrick’s films often included the use of new photographic lenses, long tracking sequences, and orchestral music. With thirteen Academy Award nominations, Kubrick won the Oscar for Best Effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1969. Kubrick died in Harpenden, England, on March 7, 1999, at the age of 70.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards — in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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About LACMA Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography-and represent Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a contemporary museum on its campus. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing Transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection.

Location and Contact: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles, CA, 90036 | 323 857-6000 | lacma.org

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm; Friday: 11 am–8 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm; closed Wednesday

General Admission: Adults: $15; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+: $10

Free General Admission: Members; children 17 and under; after 3 pm weekdays for L.A. County residents; second Tuesday of every month; Target Free Holiday Mondays

Aug 162012
 

 

 OSCARS® OUTDOORS SUMMER FINALE TO CELEBRATE

The Academy Celebrates Legacy of Nora Ephron

The Academy Celebrates Legacy of Nora Ephron

The Academy Celebrates Legacy of Nora Ephron with a screening of Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep

In celebration of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron, “Julie & Julia” (2009) will screen as the final installment of the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars Outdoors summer film series on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the new open-air  theater located on the Academy Hollywood campus. Chef, restaurateur and radio host Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food” will host a pre-screening discussion with some of Ephron’s friends and colleagues. The program is presented to coincide with the American Cinematheque’s celebration of Ephron films later in September.

Ephron, who earned Oscar® nominations for “Silkwood,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” was also a renowned cook and dinner party hostess. Her appreciation of fine food led to her adapting and then directing “Julie & Julia,” which chronicles the year in which author Julie Powell cooked her way through chef Julia Child’s first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Her appreciation of fine food led to her adapting and then directing “Julie & Julia,” which chronicles the year in which author Julie Powell cooked her way through chef Julia Child’s first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Today, August 15, marks the centennial of Child’s birth. In her honor, the Oscars Outdoors food trucks for the evening will reflect Child’s French culinary aesthetic.

“Good Food” will host a pre-screening discussion with some of Ephron’s friends and colleagues. The program is presented to coincide with the American Cinematheque’s celebration of Ephron films later in September.

Tickets to “Julie & Julia” are $5 for the public, free for children 10 years and younger, and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Seating is unreserved. Tickets are available online at oscars.org/outdoors. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted.

The Academy Hollywood campus is located 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue). The campus is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus. Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue. The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards.

For additional information about the American Cinematheque, visit americancinematheque.com or call (323) 461-2020.

Aug 142012
 

THE ACADEMY AND THE MARY PICKFORD FOUNDATION LAUNCH MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

PROMOTING THE SILENT FILM ERA

 INAUGURAL EVENT INCLUDES TOURS OF ACADEMY’S VAULTS AND THE RESTORATION

PREMIERE OF “MARK OF ZORRO”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Mary Pickford Foundation have partnered on a multi-year initiative to promote the legacy of Mary Pickford and the silent film era, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson announced. The partnership includes an annual silent film screening, silent film preservation initiatives and the digitization of components of the Academy’s Mary Pickford Collection.

To kick off this partnership, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the Academy and the Foundation will host a special “Inside the Vaults” event on Tuesday, September 11, at the Pickford Center in Hollywood. The evening includes behind-the-scenes tours of the vaults, a screening of a rare Mary Pickford short “The New York Hat” (1912), the Los Angeles premiere of the Academy Film Archive’s newly restored print of “The Mark of Zorro” (1920), starring Douglas Fairbanks, and a display of select items from the Academy’s Mary Pickford Collection. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and the screening program begins at 8 p.m.

“We are thrilled that together with the Mary Pickford Foundation, we will bring the groundbreaking work of Mary Pickford and the pioneers of the silent film era to the attention of a new generation,” said Hudson. “She was a founding member of the Academy as well as a film visionary, hands-on philanthropist, business leader and educator.”

“This partnership between the Academy and Mary’s foundation is her legacy coming full circle,” said Henry Stotsenberg, chairman and CEO of the Mary Pickford Foundation. “We are particularly pleased to be collaborating on the annual Mary Pickford Celebration of Silent Films. We are also looking forward to working with the Academy to share Mary’s commitment to her craft and her community, and to enhancing the Academy’s educational programs and vast permanent collection.”

The Mary Pickford Foundation will work in partnership with the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library to augment its existing collection of Pickford papers, photographs and ephemera with newly found items from the silent film star’s personal collection. In addition, the Library will digitize a selection of historically significant items in the Mary Pickford Collection. Under this initiative, the Academy Film Archive will preserve silent films and furnish prints to be shown at the annual silent film screening.

The “Inside the Vaults” tours, to be conducted by the Academy’s preservation, research and technical staff, will showcase the Academy’s collections as well as the preservation and research work of its Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library, and Science and Technology Council.

Visitors will get a firsthand look at climate-controlled storage vaults for rare film materials, library holdings and motion picture artifacts; film preservation and restoration facilities; exhibition prep and object conservation areas; and studio and laboratory facilities for advancing motion picture technology.

Tickets to “Inside the Vaults” are sold out. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticketed seating is unreserved.

The Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

 

Aug 112012
 

Even in California, traditionally America’s land of milk and honey, many have gone from unemployment to food banks. To help the slowly rebounding Los Angeles economy AnythingLA.com will publish L.A. job listings free to employers to speed up hiring.

In support of Los Angeles employers and job seekers Anything L.A., Los Angeles premiere Website, introduces – free of charge! – L.A. job classifieds.
Whereas the vast majority of Websites – even those offering free classifiedS– charges for for hire ads, AnythingLA.com has chosen to sponsor them. In an economy in which every dollar counts, providing free L.A. job classifieds is likely to stimulate wider access to local jobs.

Anything L.A. is a well-established Los Angeles Website featuring rich calendar of L.A. events, timely Los Angeles-specific information, a wealth of entertaining videos and affordable L.A. Classifieds.
One could describe AnythingLA.com as a local entertainment magazine Online with a classifieds section, but it is also a part of the Los Angeles community and not indifferent to its current economic problems. Even though Anything L.A. didn’t offer free classifieds before, it now provides free L.A. job listings in an effort to connect job seekers with employers and help people get back on their feet, faster.
In the aftermath of the 1994 earthquake, Los Angeles united in its efforts to recover. Perhaps the recovery from a natural disaster is “easier” because everyone is affected. The recovery from economic crisis that didn’t affect all Angelenos to the same degree seems to be more complicated. Still, there are many spontaneous expressions of support for those most affected. During last year’s holiday season anonymous “Santas” paid off Christmas presents on layaway. The recent Feed SoCal campaign by ABC7 and Vons has been hugely successful. Bags containing clothing donations are a common sight in front of supermarkets and churches in many areas of L.A.
Anything L.A. is doing its part. Effective immediately, ten day free L.A. Jobs classifieds are available to Los Angeles area employers. (A job is defined by work hours and a regular salary. Listings for affiliate programs, work from home, get rich quickly schemes or commission only gigs are not welcome.)

It is expected that free L.A. job listings will attract local employers and help Angelenos looking for jobs.

 

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Aug 102012
 

THE ACADEMY GOES BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER WITH HOLLYWOOD SUPERHEROES

 Ever wonder if it’s possible to build a suit like Iron Man’s? What would you have to do to become a real-life Batman? Do you think gamma radiation could really create an Incredible Hulk? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will answer these questions and more in “The Science of Hollywood Superheroes,” on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event will feature film clips and conversations with filmmakers, including animation supervisor Spencer Cook (“Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 3”) and screenwriter Zack Stentz (“Thor,” “X-Men: First Class”). Scientists will also be on hand to offer their unique perspectives on the intersection between superhero fiction and current scientific research. See guest complete list on www.oscars.org.

Presented by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council and hosted by physics teacher Adam Weiner, the event will explore the “real” physics behind superheroes by connecting the actual science to the superhero fantasy. Weiner’s interactive presentation will analyze how the fundamental laws of physics are used, misused and manipulated by our favorite superheroes.

Taking scenes from “Superman” (1978), “Spider-Man” (2002), “The Hulk” (2003), “Spider-Man 3” (2007), “Hancock” (2008), “Iron Man” (2008), “The Dark Knight” (2008), “X-Men: First Class” (2011) and “Thor” (2011), the program will demonstrate how the fictional world of Hollywood movies is also an effective and fascinating springboard into investigating science.

Weiner, author of Don’t Try This at Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies, currently teaches physics at The Bishop’s School, a private high school in La Jolla, California.

Tickets for “The Science of Hollywood Superheroes” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.