USC draws toon grant


The USC School of Cinema-Television has received a $5 million gift from the estate of late Disney animation artist John C. Hench ("Peter Pan," "Fantasia," "Alice in Wonderland"). Coin will be used to…

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Nine loves ‘Daughters’


The Oz TV drama industry got a boost Monday with the news that terrestrial broadcaster Nine Network is commissioning a seventh series of outback show "McLeod's Daughters," which airs Stateside on…

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‘Palace’ intrigue


Lou Ye, helmer of China's Cannes competition pic "Summer Palace," could be banned from working at home and traveling abroad, for failing to submit the pic to the Chinese government for censorship.

Review: ‘Trying’


American history, Canuck-Yankee cultural differences and musings about mortality intertwine quietly -- a little too quietly -- in Joanna McClelland Glass' play "Trying" at San Diego's Old Globe.

Review: ‘The Nerd’


The Actors Co-op production of "The Nerd" at Hollywood's Crossley Theatre succeeds fairly well in making quasi-plausible Larry Shue's sitcom-ish setups, simple farce and hammy false-identity…

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