78TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS
February 5, 2006
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Achievement in Visual Effects
Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers and Richard Taylor
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
Nick Park and Steve Box
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
John Canemaker and Peggy Stern
Achievement in Costume Design
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
Achievement in Makeup
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Howard Berger and Tami Lane
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Best Documentary Short Subject
A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN
Corinne Marrinan and Eric Simonson
Best Documentary Feature
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau
Achievement in Art Direction
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
John Myhre (Art Direction); Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
Achievement in Sound Editing
Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Achievement in Film Editing
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Achievement in Cinematography
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
Best Performance by an Actress
WALK THE LINE
Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco; Story by Paul Haggis
Achievement in Directing
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman
Honorary Academy Award
The Los Angeles Film and Television Office of the French Embassy
10th EDITION OF THE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
"CITY OF LIGHTS, CITY OF ANGELS"
April 3-9, 2006
18 Feature films to be screened at
THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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A NEW THEATRE... AND A PLAY... IS BORN
Special to Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News
by Bob Roberts
On the site of what once was the Ebony Showcase Theatre, on Washington Boulevard, near La Brea, has risen a sparkling new theatre. It is the Nate Holden Performing Arts Theatre and it is a gem. Operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Culture Affairs, it is sure to become a large factor in restoring a long neglected neighborhood. It has all the potential for being a very suitable venue to carry on the tradition of the Ebony, which was started back in 1950 by Nick Stewart, himself an actor and who witnessed first hand the hurdles facing the black actor of his day. It gave them a chance to play parts not normally allowed them at that time and was the training ground for a number of successful thespians, like John Amos and Isabel Sanford. The theatre fell on hard times and was closed down in 1996 and subsequently demolished. Luckily, Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency was able to purchase the property and initialize the project which was given it’s grand opening this last Saturday evening to great fanfare.
No expense was spared in this venture as you can witness as you first enter the building. All the facilities are well spaced and the stage is roomy and well appointed for the 402 seating arrangement.
The opening play is ‘Hope Runs Eternal’ and was conceived and written by Richard Brooks, recently on the ‘Law and Order’ TV series. The plot has to do with the trials and tribulations of an aging singer and songwriter trying to get work in a youth orientated recording industry, and dealing with the push and pull of the women in his life.
There are five original songs in the course of the show, largely composed by Brooks himself. His live in fiancée, adequately played by Cynda Williams (of Mo Better Blues) resolutely has unfailing faith in him, which is somewhat offset by the visit of her sister, performed with great élan by Victoria Platt Tilford, who already has it made in the recording field and has a different opinion of Brooks’chances of success. Inevitably, tension results, both sexual and professional, between the three and therein lies the story, such as it is.
There are some unexplained gaps in the telling of the story and, in addition, a somewhat unfulfilling ending. If there is to be any message in the unraveling of the plot, it has to be a bit more thought out and the direction needs tightening considerably by director Donald Douglass. But, overall, this wonderful theatre is off to a good start. It has a lot going for it and the area is certainly going to benefit by the example it sets.
7th MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
April 7th - April 10th
7th Malibu International Film Festival Returns April 7th - 10thThe 7th Malibu International Film Festival, presented by SWT, returns to Malibu and Santa Monica April 7-10. The Malibu International Film Festival is a competition festival with a focus on premiering new film and talent seeking distribution and representation. Quality independent films from around the world, the Opening Night Film under the stars, the Opening Night Party/Fashion Show, sponsor exhibits and the lavish IndieVest Awards Night Dinner Party make this event one to sponsor and attend. Major sponsors include: SWT (Secure Wireless Transfer), Jaguar Cars, Maui & Son’s, The Sunset Restaurant, IndieVest, Gladstone's Malibu, Classic Party Rentals. For tickets and VIP passes go to TicketWeb.com or call: 1(866) 468-3399. For more information go to: MalibuFilmFestival.com
Venue Address-Opening Night Film, Party & Fashion Show - Sunset Restaurant 6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Film Screenings - Jaguar Theater, 3900 Cross Creek Road Malibu, CA 90265-Film Screenings - Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403-IndieVest Awards Dinner Party - Gladstone's Malibu, 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265
Venue Box OfficeTicketWeb.com(866) 468-3399
Festival Contact(310) 452-6688 MalibuFilmFestival.comFestival Director: Tiffany PeckoshFestival Founder: David KatzAwards Night Producer: Lori Llevano
Major SponsorsSWT (Secure Wireless Transfer) – Presenting SponsorJaguar Cars – Official AutomobileMaui & Son’s – Opening Night & Fashion ShowThe Sunset Restaurant – Opening NightIndieVest – Awards Night SponsorGladstone's Malibu – Awards Night SponsorClassic Party Rentals – Awards Night SponsorEvent Sponsor – KushCashEvent Sponsor – Malibu VineyardsPenta Water– Official Water
Event And Screening Schedule (April 7-10)
DAY ONE (Friday, April. 7, 2006)Opening Night Film, Party & Fashion ShowThe 7th annual Malibu International Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Night Film to screen under the stars at 7:00PM followed by the Opening Night Party & Fashion Show sponsored by Maui and Sons, The Sunset Restaurant. Includes film, party, and fashion show. Advanced Tickets are $50. Independent Film Screenings @ Aero Theater, Santa MonicaIn addition to the Opening Night Film in Malibu, the Festival will screen films in Santa Monica. Opening Night screening times at the Aero Theater are 7:30PM & 9:30PM. Tickets are $10.
DAY TWO (Saturday, April 8th)Filmmaker's Networking Breakfast @ Jaguar Theater, Malibu?Sponsored by Champagne French Bakery. Who Attends: Festival alumni, present filmmakers and cast competing in the 2006 Festival. Filmmaking is a collaborative effort; all cast and crewmembers are welcome. Time: 10:00AM -11:00AM. No charge. Must RSVP by April 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Independent Film Screenings @ The Jaguar Theater, MalibuScreening Times: 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com. Senior and Student Discounts available. Come test drive the All New 2007 Jaguar XK from 10:30 AM to 4 PM.Independent Film Screenings @ The Aero TheaterScreening Times: 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 12 midnight. Senior and student discounts available. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com Centerpiece Film @ The Aero Theater, Santa Monica. This evening the MIFF will showcase its Centerpiece Film at 7:30PM. . Senior and student discounts available. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com.
DAY THREE (Sunday, April 9th) Independent Film Screenings @ The Jaguar Theater, MalibuScreening Times: 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com. . Senior and student discounts available. Come test drive the all new 2007 Jaguar XK from 10:30 AM to 4 PM.Independent Film Screenings @ The Aero Theater, Santa MonicaScreening Times: 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM, 9:30PM. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com. Senior and student discounts available. Closing Night Film @ The Aero Theater, Santa Monica. The Closing Night Film will be screened @ 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 Ticketweb.com. Senior and Student discounts available.
DAY FOUR (Monday, April 10th)Indievest Awards Night Reception & Dinner PartyThe 7th annual Malibu International Film Festival will wrap up with the IndieVest Awards Night Dinner Party sponsored by IndieVest, Gladstone's Malibu & Classic Party Rentals. Date / Time: Monday April 10th (Pre Press Party 6:00PM - 7:00PM; 7:00PM - 8:00PM arrivals; 8:00PM - 8:30PM Awards; 8:30PM - 10:00PM dinner & entertainment; 10:00PM desert & coffee). This will be an amazing night of awards, wine and spirits, dinner, KCRW DJ and a live performance by The Toledo Show. This night honors an "A" List Celebrity (To Be Announced) and the award-winning films and filmmakers of the 2006 Malibu International Film Festival. Awards Night Producer Lori Llevano. Advanced Tickets are $250 purchased before April 3. Tickets are $500 after April 3. $5000 table sponsor (ten person table).
PAULA ABDUL AND DNA STUDIO CREATE THE "CARDIO CHEER" PHENOMENON
"An exercise program that will make you stand up and cheer!!"
Paula Abdul's extraordinary career - which includes worldwide album sales exceeding 40 million records, two Emmy Awards and her role as the heart and soul of the record breaking television series, "American Idol" - all began with her days as cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now Paula has created a new fitness sensation - a high-energy, comprehensive cheerleading and dance fitness program. This series is for the millions of girls of all ages who dream of making their school's cheer squad, improving their dancing, or those who just want to claim a leaner, stronger, more toned body.
Motivated by legendary cheerleaders like Paula and movies like "Bring It On," more than four million students dance, or perform on a cheer squad and millions more are looking for an edge to help them make the team - or just get in great shape. And millions more adults are always looking to get a leaner, stronger body with an exercise program that is fun, full of energy and that will teach them to get rid of their two left feet.
"Cheerleading is a combination of three things I know - fitness, dance and music," said co-creator and executive producer Paula Abdul. "I felt that creating Cardio Cheer would be a great way to teach dance, build confidence, help today's kids be healthy in a way that will be welcoming - not intimidating." Reductions in school programs and extracurricular activities, have greatly limited fitness options. With Cardio Cheer, girls can learn to dance and get in shape at home - and feel great about going out for their team or squad, attending a school dance or going to a club with confidence.
The first wave in the CARDIO CHEER Movement is FITNESS, a five-disc series that teaches you how to get the body of a professional cheerleader. Working with Century City-based production and marketing company DNA Studio, Paula has brought together a Cheerleading All-Star team, Renee Herlocker and Candice Jones from the Denver Broncos, Traci Swain of the New York Knicks and Lindsay Rosenberg of Los Angeles Clippers, to motivate the next generation of cheerleaders to new levels of fitness. The series will hit December 10th and aspiring cheerleaders will be offered, for the very first time, a package that shares - and breaks down - the training techniques, moves, skills and drills of the professionals.
Now, along with professional cheerleaders and dancers, she'll bring her legendary moves and innovative teaching techniques right into the living room and gyms of the next generation of cheerleading stars.
CARDIO CHEER FITNESS DVD SYNOPSIS
Disc One: STRETCH. From her years as a Lakers Girl, Paula Abdul knows that warming up with a great stretch is a key element in achieving an outstanding and injury free cheerleading performance. Together with the Denver Broncos' Candice Jones, Paula gets right to work on flexibility and balance. By lengthening your muscles and targeting your breathing, Candice prepares your body to deal with anything you might throw at it. It's a great routine to do before or after any of the other four workouts.
Disc Two: POWER. Paula and Traci Swain of the New York Knicks put your athleticism to the test with a routine that results in the explosive power in the core that gives cheerleaders their edge - and great abs! As on all the discs, Paula reveals inside tips that will maximize the effectiveness of your work out and lead to faster results.
Disc Three: MOVES. From the High V and Low V to dagger position and reaches, mastering the moves on this disc, with the help of Paula and Denver Bronco Renee Herlocker, will make your routines sparkle with the assurance of a pro. Renee puts the emphasis on making clean, sharp movements while keeping a smile on your face, essentials for game day, tryouts and competitions.
Disc Four: JUMP. Candice Jones of the Denver Broncos is back, and this time she joins up with Paula armed with a bench and jump rope to put you through a range of physically demanding leg sets. Ramp up those old school jumping-jacks to performance levels and feel the burn. It's time to put some air in your routines.
Disc Five: ENDURANCE. Paula Abdul won't say quit, and after this cardiovascular workout using jump ropes and hand weights, you won't have to either. The leg lifts alone will separate the cheer-hopers from the cheer-leaders, so get ready to go four quarters with Lindsay Rosenberg of Los Angeles Clippers as she guides you through this high energy workout.