L. A. Law was an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC, from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, off-the-wall humor, it reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, racism, gay rights, sexual harassment, AIDS, domestic violence. The series also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff. In addition to its main cast, L. A. Law was well known for featuring relatively unknown actors and actresses in guest starring roles, who went on to greater success in film and television including Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathy Bates, David Schwimmer, Jay O. Sanders, James Avery, Gates McFadden, Bryan Cranston, C.
C. H. Pounder, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff, Carrie-Anne Moss, William H. Macy, Stephen Root, Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and Lucy Liu. Several episodes of the show included celebrities such as Vanna White, Buddy Hackett, Mamie Van Doren appearing as themselves in cameo roles; the show was popular with audiences and critics, won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series. The series was set in and around the fictitious Los Angeles-based law firm McKenzie, Brackman and Kuzak, featured attorneys at the firm and various members of the support staff; the exteriors for the law firm were shot at the Citigroup Center in downtown Los Angeles, known as the 444 Flower Building at the time. The opening credits sequence of every episode began with a close-up of a car trunk being slammed shut revealing a personalized California license plate "LA LAW". For the first seven seasons, the model car used was a Jaguar XJ6 Series III. Both cars carried registration stickers indicating the year.
Two different musical openings for the show's theme were used: a saxophone riff, for episodes that were lighter in tone. A couple episodes used a melancholy tone; the show's original ensemble cast: Harry Hamlin as Michael Kuzak Susan Dey as Grace van Owen Corbin Bernsen as Arnie Becker Jill Eikenberry as Ann Kelsey Alan Rachins as Douglas Brackman, Jr. Michele Greene as Abby Perkins Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz Susan Ruttan as Roxanne Melman Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz Sheila Kelley as Gwen Taylor Amanda Donohoe as Cara Jean "C. J." Lamb John Spencer as Tommy Mullaney Cecil Hoffman as Zoey Clemmons Michael Cumpsty as Frank Kittredge Conchata Ferrell as Susan Bloom A Martinez as Daniel Morales Lisa Zane as Melina Paros Alan Rosenberg as Eli Levinson Debi Mazar as Denise Iannello Alexandra Powers as Jane Halliday Patricia Huston as Hilda Brunschwager, Brackman's secretary Bernie Hern as Judge Sidney Schroeder John Hancock as Judge Richard Armand Anne Haney as Judge Marilyn Travelini Cynthia Harris as Iris Hubband, McKenzie's secretary and law intern George Coe as Judge Wallace R. Vance Jerry Hardin as D.
A. Malcolm Gold Carmen Argenziano as Neil Robertson, a lawyer Michael Fairman as Judge Douglas McGrath Bruce Kirby as D. A. Bruce Rogoff Michael Holden as D. A. George Handeman Joanna Frank as Sheila Brackman, Douglas Brackman's wife Annie Abbott as Judge Janice L. Neiman Diane Delano as Rhonda Vasek Ellen Blake as Elizabeth Brand, Kuzak's secretary Jeff Silverman as Erroll Farrell Daniel Benzali as Judge Donald Phillips Paul Regina as Felix Echeverria, a lawyer Don Sparks as Russell Spitzer, a lawyer Earl Boen as Judge Walter L. Swanson Leonard Stone as Judge Paul Hansen James Avery as Judge Michael Conover Raye Birk as Judge Steven Lang Dann Florek as
Golden Globe Award
The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards; the eligibility period for the Golden Globes corresponds to the calendar year. The 76th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2018, were held on January 6, 2019; the 77th Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 5, 2020. In 1943, a group of writers banded together to form the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and, by creating a generously distributed award called the Golden Globe Award, they now play a significant role in film marketing; the 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, were held in January 1944, at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies were held at various venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish a special honorary award to recognize outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Recognizing its subject as an international figure within the entertainment industry, the first award was presented to director and producer, Cecil B. DeMille; the official name of the award thus became the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Beginning in 1963, the trophies commenced to be handed out by one or more persons referred to as "Miss Golden Globe", a title renamed on January 5, 2018 to "Golden Globe Ambassador"; the holders of the position were, the daughters or sometimes the sons of a celebrity, as a point of pride, these continued to be contested among celebrity parents. In 2009, the Golden Globe statuette was redesigned; the New York firm Society Awards collaborated for a year with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to produce a statuette that included a unique marble and enhanced the statuette's quality and gold content.
It was unveiled at a press conference at the Beverly Hilton prior to the show. Revenues generated from the annual ceremony have enabled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to donate millions of dollars to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals; the most prominent beneficiary is the Young Artist Awards, presented annually by the Young Artist Foundation, established in 1978 by Hollywood Foreign Press member Maureen Dragone, to recognize and award excellence of young Hollywood performers under the age of 21 and to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically or financially challenged. The qualifying eligibility period for all nominations is the calendar year from January 1 through December 31. Voice-over performances and cameo appearances in which persons play themselves are disqualified from all of the film and TV acting categories. Films must be at least 70 minutes and released for at least a seven-day run in the Greater Los Angeles area, starting prior to midnight on December 31.
Films can be released on pay-per-view, or by digital delivery. For the Best Foreign Language Film category, films do not need to be released in the United States. At least 51 percent of the dialogue must be in a language other than English, they must first be released in their country of origin during a 14-month period from November 1 to December 31 prior to the Awards. However, if a film was not released in its country of origin due to censorship, it can still qualify if it had a one-week release in the United States during the qualifying calendar year. There is no limit to the number of submitted films from a given country. A TV program must air in the United States between the prime time hours of 11:00 p.m.. A show can air on basic or premium cable, or by digital delivery. A TV show must either be made in the United States or be a co-production financially and creatively between an American and a foreign production company. Furthermore and non-scripted shows are disqualified. For a television film, it cannot be entered in both the film and TV categories, instead should be entered based on its original release format.
If it was first aired on American television it can be entered into the TV categories. If it was released in theaters or on pay-per-view it should instead to be entered into the film categories. A film festival showing does not count towards disqualifying. Actors in a TV series must appear in at least six episodes during the qualifying calendar year. Actors in a TV film or miniseries must appear in at least five percent of the time in that TV film or miniseries. Active HFPA members need to be invited to an official screening of each eligible film directly by its respective distributor or publicist; the screening must take place in the Greater Los Angeles area, either before the film's release or up to one week afterwards. The screening can be a regular screening in a theater with a press screening; the screening must be cleared with the Motion Picture Association of America so there are not scheduling conflicts with other official screenings. For TV programs, they must be available to be seen by HFPA members in any common format, including the original TV broadcast.
Entry forms for films need to be received by the HFPA within ten days of the
Alan Rosenberg is an American stage and screen actor. Rosenberg is best known for his character Eli Levinson which appeared in both the series Civil Wars and the popular L. A. Law. From 2005 to 2009, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, the principal motion picture industry on-screen performers' union. Rosenberg was raised in Passaic, New Jersey, he was raised in Conservative Judaism. Alan's late brother, was a political activist in the 1960s a film producer, their first cousin from Passaic, is musician/songwriter Donald Fagen, co-founder of the group Steely Dan. Alan's parents gave him money to apply to graduate school. Rosenberg said that upon graduating in 1972 from Case Western Reserve University, he found another passion and subsequently gambled away most of the money his parents sent him, leaving him only able to afford one application, to the Yale School of Drama. Rosenberg dropped out halfway through his second year at Yale, his "greatest influence and best friend" while there was classmate Meryl Streep.
In 1979, Rosenberg appeared as Turkey. He is well known for his character Ira Woodbine in the sitcom Cybill. More he was seen in the legal drama The Guardian as Alvin Masterson. Rosenberg supplied the voice of the bounty hunter Boba Fett on NPR's adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Rosenberg is known for his appearance as the crazed "Mad Bomber" in the 1986 cult-classic Stewardess School and Paul Bartel's screwball comedy Not for Publication opposite Nancy Allen. In 1991, he appeared in the TV film The Boys. In 1995, he received an Emmy Award nomination for a guest-starring role in the hit drama ER, he starred in the Temptations miniseries as long-time manager Shelly Berger. In 1999, he began a recurring role as Stuart Brickman, on Chicago Hope. Halfway through their final season, he was added to the opening titles as a series regular, he appeared on Broadway in What's Wrong With This Picture and Lost In Yonkers, off-Broadway in Isn't It Romantic, A Prayer for My Daughter, Kid Champion. He most starred at the Delaware Theatre Company production of Partners, written by Allan Katz.
He was elected the 24th president of Screen Actors Guild on September 23, 2005. Rosenberg succeeded Melissa Gilbert, who served as president since 2001 and chose not to run for a third two-year term. Rosenberg received 39.99 percent of the nationwide vote of the Guild’s general membership, defeating Morgan Fairchild and Robert Conrad. In 2005, he appeared as shady defense attorney Adam Novak in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation co-starring alongside his real-life wife Marg Helgenberger. Novak was portrayed as a womanizer who encountered Catherine in a bar and became the prime suspect in two homicides. In a 2007 episode "Leaving Las Vegas" he appeared as a lawyer defending a client who turned out to be guilty of two separate crimes, yet the evidence failed to pin him down, resulting in a not guilty verdict which annoyed Catherine so much that she began to undertake further investigation. In 2006, he appeared in a recurring role as Bruce Steinerman, the divorce attorney of Dr. James Wilson in the television-series House M.
D. He has hosted episodes of the public television program, Life: Part 2, which began in 2007 and is produced in St. Paul, Minnesota; the show features panel discussions about issues. In 2015, he appeared as Dr. William Golliher in the Amazon original series Bosch. In 2016, he had a recurring role as shady investor William Sutter on the USA Network drama Suits. From 2016 to 2017, he had a recurring role in the Showtime cable series Shameless, he portrayed Professor Youens, a college professor, a recovering alcoholic with Lip Gallagher. Rosenberg's first marriage was to actress Robin Bartlett, he met Marg Helgenberger in New York City in 1984, while guest-starring on her soap Ryan's Hope. The two became friends and started dating in 1986, they have one son, Hugh Howard Rosenberg. On December 1, 2008, Rosenberg and Helgenberger announced their separation. On March 25, 2009, Helgenberger filed for divorce; as a result of Helgenberger's mother's 27-year battle against breast cancer and Rosenberg became involved in the fight against breast cancer.
Marg helped her mother fight breast cancer. They have hosted a benefit called Marg and Alan's Celebrity Weekend every year in Omaha, Nebraska since 1999. Alan Rosenberg on IMDb Appearances on C-SPAN