May 14, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? ?Dots, Pots and Whimsical Thoughts? is the title of the group art show featuring works by Ricky Maldonado, Adrian Sandstrom, Kelly Berning and Trent Berning at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; and call for Saturday hours as they vary.
February 11, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Organizers of the sixth annual The Method Fest Independent Film Festival are searching for high school and middle school students to enter their screenwriting and acting contests. The film festival will be from April 2 to 9 at AMC Theatres in downtown Burbank. The contests are sponsored in conjunction with Shakespeare at Play theater company, a Burbank nonprofit organization, as part of the festival's youth educational program that started this year.
February 4, 2004
Onramp, freeway lanes shut for project BURBANK -- Portions of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed periodically through Thursday for sound-wall construction. The westbound onramp at Forest Lawn Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one to two westbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from Forest Lawn Drive to Buena Vista Street between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The construction is part of a $3.8-million Caltrans project designed to reduce noise generated by freeway traffic along the Ventura Freeway corridor.
August 23, 2003
Ben Godar Organizers of the Method Fest Film Festival, which drew 12,000 people to Burbank in April, are planning to ask the City Council for a grant to help bring the event back next year. The council approved a $25,000 grant to help promote this year's festival, the first in Burbank after four years in Pasadena, and Downtown Manager Gail Stewart said organizers plan to ask for a grant in the same amount for the 2004 version. Named for Constantine Stanislavski's "method" acting -- a style that aims to bring realism to the craft -- the festival is unique in its focus on the contributions of actors to films.
March 24, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Aspiring actors have the chance to win consultations with talent professionals in the second annual Method Fest Acting Competition this week. The preliminary competition will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at The Castaway. Those interested in competing can register at the door. Actors at least 16 years old must have prepared a memorized one-minute monologue from a contemporary theatrically released feature film. The upper age limit is 35. Actors must never have performed in a SAG theatrically released film.
March 31, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Free classes for youngsters interested in becoming actors and their parents are part of the activities planned by officials of the Method Fest independent film festival opening Friday. The Method Fest Youth Workshop series is being conducted at the Shakespeare at Play Theatre. Genie Davis teaches the Saturday classes beginning at 10 a.m. with a Commercial Workshop, which covers commercial acting techniques including improv, character development and acting with confidence.
September 16, 2000
Jenna Bordelon NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Eva Denst is the kind of boss who springs for a gift for her United Parcel Service delivery driver when he moves on to bigger and better things. She is also the kind of boss that likes to dabble in latex, glitter and incense. Since 1998, Denst has navigated the competitive Internet waters with Makeupmania.com, an interactive virtual store filled with everything from liquid eyeliner and brow scissors to theatrical tooth enamel and hair mascara.
November 24, 2009
Those who know Debby Ryan are familiar with her role as Bailey Pickett on Disney Channel’s original series “The Suite Life on Deck,” a spin-off of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” But what most of her fans don’t know is she’s a photographer, collage artist, equestrian and has started a blog that features her interviews with bands, she said. “I’m super close to the equestrian center and go riding with my friends,” she said.
February 25, 2004
'Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy' RANCHO DISTRICT -- Burbank Unified School District's Council Parent-Teacher Assn. will offer a presentation Thursday on the "Ten Commandments of Parenting Adolescents." Psychologist and author Michael Bradley will speak from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jordan Middle School, 420 S. Mariposa St. The event is free and open to public. Bradley is the author of "Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind."
July 3, 2004
little bit Editor's note: This commentary was submitted June 22, nine days before Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando died. Can you remember the last American motion picture that actually led to changing an unjust social condition in our society? Sure, "Saturday Night Fever" changed the way we danced, and after Watergate, films kept reminding us how messed up everything was, especially our government. But few have ever really had the impact of "On the Waterfront."