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  • 'Dumbo': Flying circles above the crowd in high-def

    Any 20th-century animator working in film who chose to ignore what was coming out of the Walt Disney studios did so at a professional cost. And from 1941 on, Disney's "Dumbo" was the elephant in the room. This week it joins "Snow White," "Pinocchio,"...
  • Saturn Awards: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Her,’ ‘Walking Dead’ win big

     
    Accepting “The Walking Dead's” prize for best syndicated/cable television series, executive producer Scott Gimple, surrounded by cast members past and […]...
  • Stephanie Allain puts stamp on the Los Angeles Film Festival

    Stephanie Allain puts stamp on the Los Angeles Film Festival
    This year's Los Angeles Film Festival opened Wednesday with the local premiere of Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic action movie "Snowpiercer" and will close Thursday with Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the musical "Jersey Boys." That kind of unexpected...
  • Remote Control Prods.: Hans Zimmer's Music Factory as a Breeding Ground

    Remote Control Prods., Hans Zimmer's post-production company, is located within a sprawling seven-building complex in a commercial area of Santa Monica. At its center is Zimmer's personal studio, designed to look like "a 19th-century Viennese brothel," as...
  • Katy Perry, Tyler the Creator on new Mark Ryden project

    Katy Perry, Tyler the Creator on new Mark Ryden project
    The beloved album artist Mark Ryden recently came out of a long retirement from making LP covers to work on a special edition of Tyler the Creator's "Wolf." Now he's gotten the L.A. rapper-producer and many other stars to return the favor for a new...
  • BMI Film/TV Kudofest Shows Journalist-Author Jon Burlingame Some Love

    On Wednesday night, the ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was filled with so many talented heavyweights and the power players behind them that Doreen Ringer-Ross, mistress of ceremonies at the BMI Film/TV Music Awards, referred to the assembled as "a...
  • 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms

    Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards. "The Hunger Games:...
  • ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ composer Bear McCreary scores with Calder Quartet

     
    As a classical-music ensemble with a sterling critical reputation and a flair for the contemporary, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet […]...
  • Review: 'Quartet' lands Los Angeles Ballet foursquare in thrilling territory

     Review: 'Quartet' lands Los Angeles Ballet foursquare in thrilling territory
    In a show of mettle, Los Angeles Ballet mounted a challenging, thrilling and mostly rewarding program titled "Quartet" on Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall. Credit husband-and-wife artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, whose...
  • Finding his voice with a tuba

    Finding his voice with a tuba
    Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing. For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • Piano Spheres opener to feature Oscar winners' world-premiere pieces

    Piano Spheres opener to feature Oscar winners' world-premiere pieces
    Together they've won eight Academy Awards and received 76 nominations -- an unusually high level of Hollywood prestige for a low-key piano recital.   The film composers represented on Tuesday's season-opening performance of Piano Spheres at Zipper...