August 9, 2003 |
Charges that Cinekyd film school founder Robert J. Clark Jr. spanked and corrupted children grew yesterday as police filed more than a dozen accusations. An expanded affidavit recorded with the Hatboro court of District Justice Paul N. Leo outlined complaints against Clark from 17 people. Former students, their parents, and even social workers who said they had treated people traumatized by Clark's alleged behavior were included. One of them - a man who said he was a Cinekyd student in the mid-1970s - said Clark had sexually molested him 20 times.
June 10, 1993 |
When it came to choosing a film school, Chaim Bianco did some comparison shopping. The $18,040 fee for New York University's graduate division caused a mild case of sticker shock. Tuition for Temple University's radio-TV-film master's program came to an economical $5,000. "I figured if I had that extra $13,000, I could have just gone out and bought myself a movie camera," deadpans the Wilkes-Barre native, who chose Temple. Three years after making that decision, Bianco is quite happy, thank you very much.
July 14, 1990 |
In 1981, at the age of 21, Jennifer Fox dropped out of film school at New York University to make her first documentary, Beirut: The Last Home Movie. For three months, she dodged shells and sniper fire, suffered cutoffs of water and electricity and visited the front lines in that once-beautiful city, where members of militias lobbed mortars and rockets into rival strongholds. Although her risk-taking resulted in an artistic success and helped the Philadelphia native to understand herself, the trip to Beirut is the last time she will ever risk her life for a film, she says.
July 27, 1995 |
The invitation intrigued me. It was for lunch with a group of law students working this summer at Philadelphia law firms. Why would young legal eagles - future masters and mistresses of the universe - want to break bread with a mere journalist, who'd rather wear sandals than dress for success? Not that lawyers and journalists don't have much in common - a love of debate, of language, of minding everyone's business but our own. Still, it's a long way from the Daily News to the carpeted legal realms where my hosts are toiling this summer.
October 19, 2011 |
Hello there In 2002, Rebecca, who hails from Abington, and Mike, who grew up near New Orleans, shared a Northwestern University freshman poetry class. "Once we started talking, it felt like we could just talk forever," said Rebecca, who majored in theater and English. Rebecca tried for more conversational opportunities with frequent visits to a friend who lived across the hall from Mike and carefully timed trips to the dining hall. After a year discussing books, movies, and current events, Mike, a film major, asked Rebecca to attend a student play.
August 13, 1993 |
Even as a child, "Heart and Souls" director Ron Underwood knew he was different. "When I was little, the other kids would watch war movies, or whatever, and I would be watching these Doris Day-Rock Hudson movies. I was really a strange kid. I really liked romantic comedies. " He not only liked them, he wanted to make them. He attended film school at the University of Southern California, and spent many years making education films before cracking the big time with "Tremors" and then "City Slickers," successes that led to his chance to make the romantic comedy "Heart & Souls.
June 26, 1998 |
And he fell in love, and he got turned out and he dropped everything he was doing in the summer of 1995 to write a movie about it - a welcome cleanser for his soul. OK. "Turned out" is, as Chris Cherot puts it, a bit "harsh. " The turning out, he insists was "mutual. " But he was, nonetheless, deeply affected - so much so that this NYU film school dropout/self-described homeless guy put finger to laptop and created "Hav Plenty," his personal paean to buppie love gone awry.
June 7, 1996 |
Billy Zane wants to do musicals. The star of "The Phantom" is so well known for his sexy roles in erotic thrillers that he's practically his own genre at TLA Video. But his ambition is to be more of a Gene Kelly type. Raised on the musical spectacles of MGM, Zane can sing and dance, and wants the chance to show that off on celluloid. "That degree of high entertainment and audience feel-good ma-terial inspired me," Zane says. The Chicago native grew up with parents who encouraged his theatrical ambition.
February 2, 1990 |
Conceived by the parodists who improvised This Is Spinal Tap, a spoof of heavy-metal musicians and the record industry, The Big Picture is a paradox - an unkinder but gentler satire of the movie biz. While The Big Picture's funniest sight gags might draw a blank from those who don't recognize that a double bill of Jerry Lewis' Hardly Working and Roman Polanski's Tess is hilarious, it's a must-see for film students and industry wannabes. Though it is an insider's look at Hollywood, The Big Picture is not for insiders only.
August 6, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood has always been madly in love with its boy wonders. Everyone knows the stories behind how Orson Welles made "Citizen Kane" at 26 and how Steven Spielberg directed "Duel," his breakthrough TV movie, at 24. But in reality, when it comes to Hollywood success, there have always been the tortoises as well as the hares. The tortoises just don't end up being splashed on the covers of magazines as often. A textbook case for the tortoise school of success is Jay Roach, director of the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks.