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ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2011
WEDNESDAY Mid-East Talk Larry Greenfield, founding executive director of the Reagan Foundation, will speak about Israel and the Middle East at a luncheon meeting of the Balboa Bay Republican Women, Federated. The event is at 11 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Networking Lunch Michael Studenka, with the law firm of Newmeyer & Dillion, will be the guest speaker at a networking lunch presented by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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NEWS
April 2, 2003
"The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking," hosted by Arnold R. Kunert, is a two-day seminar series held at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. All guest appearances are subject to change on a last-minute basis. Each session will provide participants an insider's look into a component of filmmaking. Seating is limited. All presentations are free and are on a first-come, first-served basis. SATURDAY 9 A.M. -- SCREENWRITING Val Guest -- "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" Del Reisman -- "The Untouchables" William Bast -- "Dynasty" John Shiban -- "X Files" Amy Holden-Jones -- "Mystic Pizza" Paul Pender -- "Evelyn" 10:45 A.M. -- PRODUCTION DESIGN Gene Allen -- "My Fair Lady" Corey Kaplan -- "X Files" Henry Bumstead -- "Vertigo" Ned Parsons -- "Supertrain" Jim Teegarden -- "Back to the Future" Jeannine Oppewall -- "Catch Me If You Can," "LA Confidential" 1 P.M. -- COSTUME DESIGN Judianna Makovsky -- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Shay Cunliffe -- "Lone Star" Mark Bridges -- "Six Feet Under" Jeffrey Kurland -- "Erin Brockovich" Ruth Carter -- "Bamboozled" 2:45 P.M. -- DIRECTING Katy Garretson -- "Frasier" Val Guest -- "Quatermass I and II" Stuart Gordon -- "Re-Animator"; "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" Rodney Charters -- "24" Delbert Mann -- "Marty" ...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kelly Strodl | October 8, 2007
Amid the throngs of double-wide strollers weaving through numerous booths peddling digital scrapbooks and organic food choices at Kids Faire Saturday and Sunday at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, a small band of buccaneers awaited young travelers to pass on a bit of their knowledge. Yes, pirates. The Port Royal Pirates, a crew of Southern California residents, pride themselves on their ability to get the kids interested in “ye olde” seafaring lifestyle without scaring youngsters off. While costumed characters like Hip Hop Harry and Barney sang songs to toddlers about brushing teeth and washing hands before and after meals, the Port Royal troop showed kids how to write with a quill, balance themselves while raising a sail at sea, and even introduced them to a few rats.
NEWS
April 8, 2002
"The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking," hosted by Arnold Kunert, is a two-day seminar series held at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. All guest appearances are subject to change on a last-minute basis. Each session will provide participants an insider's look into a component of filmmaking. Seating is limited to 200. All presentations are free and are on a first-come, first-served basis. SATURDAY 9 a.m. -- Screenwriting Ken Nolan -- "Black Hawk Down" Val Guest -- "The Day The Earth Stood Still" David Franzoni -- "Gladiator" David McKenna -- "American History X" Elaine Zicree -- "Real Story" Marc Scott Zicree -- "Babylon 5" Del Reisman -- "Playhouse 90" William Bast -- "The Valley of Gwangi" Keith Sharon -- "Showtime" Roger Schulman -- "Shrek" Robert Woolery -- "Mancuso: FBI" 10:45 a.m. -- Production Design Gene Allen -- "My Fair Lady" Corey Kaplan -- "X-Files" Henry Bumstead -- "To Kill A Mockingbird" Ned Parsons -- "Supertrain" Peter Woolery -- "Blazing Saddles" Michael Seymour -- "Aliens" 1 p.m. -- Costume Design Deborah Nadoolman -- "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Mary Vogt -- "Men In Black" Mark Bridges -- "Blow" Judianna Makovsky -- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Shay Cunliffe -- "Lone Star" Ruth Carter -- "Bamboozled" Julie Weiss -- "American...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessie Brunner | April 17, 2007
After 77 performances on Broadway and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play, the South Coast Repertory commissioned production "Rabbit Hole" garnered playwright David Lindsay-Abaire the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama on Monday. The award marks the first play commissioned by the theater to receive the honor. The play — which focuses on a couple coping with the tragic loss of their young son — was first performed as a staged reading at South Coast Repertory's 8th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in May 2005 and was later produced by Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club, opening on Feb. 2, 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | September 1, 2011
No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse . This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit. " That's the antique chuckler about the guy who must put up with two wives, one of whom is dead but very much in the picture. Orange Coast College launches its new season next weekend with "Seascape for Shark and Dancer," billed as a "quirky comedy about a destructive relationship.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | November 11, 2010
With the legendary DreamWorks studio behind "Megamind," you know this animated offering will have first-rate special effects and production values. The studio fully delivers this film's expected technical quality. The movie won the weekend with almost $50 million in box office receipts and the promise of family-friendly entertainment. The plot features silly super heroes at odds with each other. They have common human flaws that interfere with their ability to have successful relationships.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | April 1, 2010
The studio that brought us “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” adds another winner to its list of family-friendly movies. Like those previous efforts, “How To Train Your Dragon” combines great animated action with good humor in a nice basket of traditional values. In this story, a clan of hearty Vikings lives in a village on high cliffs at the edge of the sea. Their pastoral fortress suffers from attacks by fire breathing dragons.
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