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By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2007
On Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year there will be two local high school graduates not far from the red carpet. Hassan Elzein, 25, a Burbank High School graduate, is the website assistant for the Communications department of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Christine Farris, 37, a graduate of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, is the exhibition design coordinator for the academy's museum, which is now in the planning...
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March 23, 2002
Laura Sturza LOS ANGELES -- People attending the Academy Awards can be a keyed-up bunch. Limo drivers are among the cadre of handlers who keep unforeseen matters under control so attendees can lose control -- gracefully, of course. Burbank resident Carolyn Dierickx has owned and operated Beverly Hills Valet Limousine for two years, overseeing as many as 12 vehicles for events including sports, concerts, parties and award shows. Her company also drives clients to the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the Country Music Awards.
NEWS
April 23, 2005
Mark R. Madler Burbank Police are looking for victims of a scam that sold nonexistent tickets to television shows, movie premieres, and other entertainment-related events via the Internet. Police say Kristopher Schwoch picked up tickets for free and attended events himself. "His motive was to make a lot of money and be somebody," Burbank Police Lt. Dave Gabriel said. "When you hobnob with the stars, you're somebody. He gained a double benefit out of this."
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By DAVID LAURELL | February 25, 2009
The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation on Saturday to present the eighth annual Young Artist’s Competition at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Those competing were judged by a panel of internationally renowned musical authorities and world-class opera coaches. The winners were soprano Clarissa Shan Clarissa Shan and clarinetist Jose Granero . Having bettered a preliminary field of more than 60 artists, including other finalists, Stephanie Elsaed, Seul-A Lee, Edward Trybek and Athena Mertes , Shan and Granero were awarded honorariums and extended an invitation to perform with the Burbank Phil during its upcoming concert season and at the Starlight Bowl’s Summer Pops Concert.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 22, 2008
Eric Nazarian created such a moving script based on his family’s journey to reconciliation that it won him a fellowship, allowing him to continue doing what he loves most — writing. The independent filmmaker from Burbank was one of five to receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 23rd Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship at an awards dinner Nov. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The experience was a realization of the American dream, following his family’s journey from Armenia to the United States in 1981, his graduation from USC School of Cinematic Arts to his 10-year struggle to making his first film, he said.
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May 3, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Fashions designed by Woodbury University students will be modeled at the school's 36th annual fashion show Thursday in Los Angeles. The fashion show will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4400 Wilshire Blvd. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 7, followed by the fashion show at 8 and awards presentation at 9. Cost for the reception and fashion show is $100. General admission is $25, or $50 for preferred seating.
THE818NOW
September 10, 2012
The lobbies of most Hollywood offices are decorated with movie posters and Academy Awards. But on the sixth floor of a building on Warner Bros. ' Burbank lot, the lobby is decorated with patents - 24 of them, for things such as "a method and apparatus for providing lossless data compression" and "motion picture anti-piracy coding. " This might be a sneak peek at the future of the modern studio, where the digitization of delivery systems and the power of social media mean that making great movies and television shows is no longer enough to succeed.
NEWS
March 1, 2003
Computers with Oscar graphics stolen TOLUCA LAKE -- Computers containing graphics to be used for the Academy Awards were stolen late Thursday from a Burbank office building. The theft occurred between 9 and 11 p.m. at 4450 Lakeside Drive, police said. Two employees of Design on the Fly told police they were working at a laptop computer when they began having trouble performing certain operations. They went into another room to investigate and found their server missing, police said.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | February 6, 2008
BURBANK ? A two-month Writers Guild of America strike, which has severely altered the entertainment landscape and dented the local economy, could be over by next week, sources said Monday. Over the weekend, rumors swirled that the writers guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were close to a deal. Neither side commented, preferring to abide by the press blackout during the informal meetings, but sources familiar with the negotiations said that progress was made and a resolution could be completed by Feb. 15. ?
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By Jeremy Oberstein | February 6, 2008
BURBANK — A two-month Writers Guild of America strike, which has severely altered the entertainment landscape and dented the local economy, could be over by next week, sources said Monday. Over the weekend, rumors swirled that the writers guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were close to a deal. Neither side commented, preferring to abide by the press blackout during the informal meetings, but sources familiar with the negotiations said that progress was made and a resolution could be completed by Feb. 15. “The consensus is that all the major roadblocks are out of the way,” said Gary Olson, president of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.
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By DAVID LAURELL | February 25, 2009
The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation on Saturday to present the eighth annual Young Artist’s Competition at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Those competing were judged by a panel of internationally renowned musical authorities and world-class opera coaches. The winners were soprano Clarissa Shan Clarissa Shan and clarinetist Jose Granero . Having bettered a preliminary field of more than 60 artists, including other finalists, Stephanie Elsaed, Seul-A Lee, Edward Trybek and Athena Mertes , Shan and Granero were awarded honorariums and extended an invitation to perform with the Burbank Phil during its upcoming concert season and at the Starlight Bowl’s Summer Pops Concert.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | November 22, 2008
Eric Nazarian created such a moving script based on his family’s journey to reconciliation that it won him a fellowship, allowing him to continue doing what he loves most — writing. The independent filmmaker from Burbank was one of five to receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 23rd Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship at an awards dinner Nov. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The experience was a realization of the American dream, following his family’s journey from Armenia to the United States in 1981, his graduation from USC School of Cinematic Arts to his 10-year struggle to making his first film, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2007
On Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year there will be two local high school graduates not far from the red carpet. Hassan Elzein, 25, a Burbank High School graduate, is the website assistant for the Communications department of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Christine Farris, 37, a graduate of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, is the exhibition design coordinator for the academy's museum, which is now in the planning...
NEWS
April 23, 2005
Mark R. Madler Burbank Police are looking for victims of a scam that sold nonexistent tickets to television shows, movie premieres, and other entertainment-related events via the Internet. Police say Kristopher Schwoch picked up tickets for free and attended events himself. "His motive was to make a lot of money and be somebody," Burbank Police Lt. Dave Gabriel said. "When you hobnob with the stars, you're somebody. He gained a double benefit out of this."
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Laura Sturza LOS ANGELES -- People attending the Academy Awards can be a keyed-up bunch. Limo drivers are among the cadre of handlers who keep unforeseen matters under control so attendees can lose control -- gracefully, of course. Burbank resident Carolyn Dierickx has owned and operated Beverly Hills Valet Limousine for two years, overseeing as many as 12 vehicles for events including sports, concerts, parties and award shows. Her company also drives clients to the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the Country Music Awards.
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