Creative Stage Lighting Hires Robin Lee as Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Creative Stage Lighting has announced the hiring of Robin Lee for the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager.
Lee has extensive experience in entertainment lighting. He holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in lighting design. He was previously the general manager of Production Resource Group's Secaucus, New Jersey depot and went on to the role of PRG's director of operations of North America.
It's difficult to overstate Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara's contributions to contemporary music.
Subotnick's pioneering work in electronic music includes such game-changing pieces as Silver Apples of the Moon and A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur. The composer, who turned 80 this past Sunday, also helped to develop the California Institute of the Arts's groundbreaking curriculum and co-founded the highly influential San Francisco Tape Music Center, where Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros and Steve Reich would cut their teeth writing tape music.
Joan La Barbara is one of today's most iconic vocalists — John Cage and Morton Feldman both wrote music for her. Her own music, which often stretches the possibility of the human voice, has been honored with a slew of awards including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.
I’m J.G. Quintel, Creator of Regular Show, and This Is How I Work
By Tessa Miller
Cartoon Network's Regular Show follows the adventures of Mordecai, a witty blue jay, and Rigby, a hyperactive raccoon, as they try to escape their boring day jobs. Other characters include a talking gumball machine, a man shaped like a lollipop, a hive-five giving ghost, and a yeti voiced by none other than Mark Hamill. (That's right—Luke Skywalker.) The brainchild of J.G. Quintel (who's also the voice of Mordecai), Regular Show's wonderfully bizarre animation and over-the-top plot-lines have earned widespread critical acclaim, gained a legion of fans, and even snagged an Emmy award. We caught up with J.G. to find out how he works—from the tools he can't live without to the advice that keeps him motivated.
Ex-KB Homes CEO Bruce Karatz, investor Stanley Gold and collector Orna Amir Wolens join trustees.
By Mike Boehm and David Ng
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options.
Also joining the board are prominent investor Stanley Gold and Beverly Hills attorney and art collector Orna Amir Wolens, who has been a member of the Hammer Museum's Hammer Circle support group.
MOCA's announcement Wednesday that Karatz, Gold and Wolens had been elected to the board follows museum leaders' recent decision to remain independent rather than accept an offer from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to absorb MOCA. Instead, MOCA announced two weeks ago that it was stepping up its own fundraising efforts, with a goal of amassing a $100-million endowment.
Hsinming Fung of SCI-Arc Appointed ACSA President-Elect
By Globe Newswire
LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) today announced that the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) designated Hsinming Fung, SCI-Arc's Director of Academic Affairs, as president-elect of the prestigious organization representing accredited architecture colleges nationwide. The appointment recognizes Fung's leadership and forward-thinking vision in today's rapidly shifting political and economic context that has brought about profound changes in architecture education.
"It is time to re-tune the expectations of our programs," says Fung. "As the practice of architecture transforms, and it will, it is the schools and their programs which must look ahead to exploit the opportunities of new, practical and effective roles for the profession."
On Thursday evening, April 4th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the first public screening of the new digital print of Who framed Roger Rabbit. The preparation of the digital print coincides with the release of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray edition of the film, and the Academy hosted a terrific show.
When the tickets were made available on-line they sold out within a day or two. The film was enormously popular when it was released and it has been a touchstone for film and animation enthusiasts ever since. I can’t take credit for the touchstone/Touchstone remark—that came from Rich Moore, director of Wreck-It Ralph, who was the moderator of the panel discussion that followed the film screening.
The event attendees were polite and mature in their behavior, although many of them hadn’t been born when the film was released. The enthusiasm for the film has some of the earmarks of coltishness, but it is not as though the adoration is a personal ‘find’ and a delight against all reason. There are ample reasons to delight in the film, and everybody has their own joys that they find in it. Mine – is that I had been a life-long animation enthusiast who found it difficult to share my enthusiasm with friends. I was in university when Robin Hood was released. I would have been harassed unmercifully if my interest in Disney animation had become known to my dorm-mates. Who framed Roger Rabbit made animation ‘cool’ again…and it made money, which increased the enthusiasm of the studios. Many people in the animation industry credit the film with ushering in a silver age of feature animation.
Academy member and veteran animation director Bill Kroyer introduced the screening. Bill was a young animator at the Disney studio prior to the first onslaught of CalArts grads, who included John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Henry Selick, John Musker, Jerry Rees, and Darrell Van Citters. They were all frustrated with how Disney animation was functioning in the early-1980s. Read More.
Stephan Koplowitz wants to take you on a ride. The award-winning creator of more than 62 site-specific performance pieces stages his latest effort along the stations of LA Metro‘s Red Line. Red Line Time takes audiences on a journey from Union Station to North Hollywood and back, this Friday and Saturday.
“It’s a site-specific performance that involves public interaction,” says Koplowitz.
Travelers can see the performance begin at Union Station, and then board the train with the performers to follow them from stop to stop to watch as the performance changes to suit the differences in locations along the line. The performers and audience members will disembark and perform at half of the stations on the way to North Hollywood. They’ll visit the remaining stations on the return trip.
Interview: "Oral History Interview with John Baldessari" (1992)
By Christopher Knight
FISH/CHICKENS/TWO BIRDS, 1990
The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with John Baldessari on April 4, 1992. The interview took place in Santa Monica, CA and was conducted by Christopher Knight for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Finally a Window on Main Street for Buzz Price – Part 1
By Sam Gennawey
Two years ago, almost exactly, Sam Gennawey pulled out a megaphone right here on MiceChat and declared that Harrison “Buzz” Price should be awarded a window on Disneyland’s Main Street. Next week, in a private ceremony in the park, that wish will come true. While Buzz didn’t live long enough to see the window himself, it is no less a deserved tribute to a remarkable man. In honor of his window dedication, we are rerunning the two part article that Sam first posted in April of 2011. – Dusty
Excuse me for a moment. I am going to reach over here and grab a soapbox. There. Very good. Now I would like to stand on top of this box and bleed my heart out for a few minutes. Okay?
One of the great traditions at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom is to honor those who have made an impact on the Disney Company and its parks with a window on Main Street. Walt Disney himself started the idea. According to legendary Imagineer, Marty Sklar, the rules for achieving this honor are:
Only on retirement
Only the highest level of service/respect/achievement.
Agreement between top individual park management and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates the design and copy concepts.
So, can somebody please explain why Harrison “Buzz” Price does not have a window on Main Street in either Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Let me build a case for why he should.