Biblioteca Nacional de España
The Biblioteca Nacional de España is a major public library, the largest in Spain, one of the largest in the world. It is located on the Paseo de Recoletos; the library was founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library. The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library's status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance. At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional. During the 19th century, confiscations and donations enabled the Biblioteca Nacional to acquire the majority of the antique and valuable books that it holds. In 1892 the building was used to host the Historical American Exposition. On March 16, 1896, the Biblioteca Nacional opened to the public in the same building in which it is housed and included a vast Reading Room on the main floor designed to hold 320 readers.
In 1931 the Reading Room was reorganised, providing it with a major collection of reference works, the General Reading Room was created to cater for students and general readers. During the Spanish Civil War close to 500,000 volumes were collected by the Confiscation Committee and stored in the Biblioteca Nacional to safeguard works of art and books held until in religious establishments and private houses. During the 20th century numerous modifications were made to the building to adapt its rooms and repositories to its expanding collections, to the growing volume of material received following the modification to the Legal Deposit requirement in 1958, to the numerous works purchased by the library. Among this building work, some of the most noteworthy changes were the alterations made in 1955 to triple the capacity of the library's repositories, those started in 1986 and completed in 2000, which led to the creation of the new building in Alcalá de Henares and complete remodelling of the building on Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid.
In 1986, when Spain's main bibliographic institutions - the National Newspaper Library, the Spanish Bibliographic Institute and the Centre for Documentary and Bibliographic Treasures - were incorporated into the Biblioteca Nacional, the library was established as the State Repository of Spain's Cultural Memory, making all of Spain's bibliographic output on any media available to the Spanish Library System and national and international researchers and cultural and educational institutions. In 1990 it was made an Autonomous Entity attached to the Ministry of Culture; the Madrid premises are shared with the National Archaeological Museum. The Biblioteca Nacional is Spain's highest library institution and is head of the Spanish Library System; as the country's national library, it is the centre responsible for identifying, preserving and disseminating information about Spain's documentary heritage, it aspires to be an essential point of reference for research into Spanish culture. In accordance with its Articles of Association, passed by Royal Decree 1581/1991 of October 31, 1991, its principal functions are to: Compile and conserve bibliographic archives produced in any language of the Spanish state, or any other language, for the purposes of research and information.
Promote research through the study and reproduction of its bibliographic archive. Disseminate information on Spain's bibliographic output based on the entries received through the legal deposit requirement; the library's collection consists of more than 26,000,000 items, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 600,000 sound recordings, 510,000 music scores, more than 500,000 microforms, 500,000 maps, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 90,000 audiovisuals, 90,000 electronic documents, 30,000 manuscripts. The current director of the Biblioteca Nacional is Ana Santos Aramburo, appointed in 2013. Former directors include her predecessors Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Milagros del Corral as well as historian Juan Pablo Fusi and author Rosa Regàs. Given its role as the legal deposit for the whole of Spain, since 1991 it has kept most of the overflowing collection at a secondary site in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid; the Biblioteca Nacional provides access to its collections through the following library services: Guidance and general information on the institution and other libraries.
Bibliographic information about its collection and those held by other libraries or library systems. Access to its automated catalogue, which contains close to 3,000,000 bibliographic records encompassing all of its collections. Archive consultation in the library's reading rooms. Interlibrary loans. Archive reproduction. Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, digital library launched in 2008 by the Biblioteca Nacional de España List of libraries in Spain Media related to Biblioteca Nacional de España at Wikimedia Commons Official site Official web catalog
Glory Daze (TV series)
Glory Daze is an American comedy-drama television series. The one-hour series revolves around a group of college freshmen who pledge a fraternity in 1986; the series aired from November 16, 2010, to January 18, 2011 on TBS. On February 24, 2011, TBS announced that the series would not be renewed for a second season due to poor ratings. Set in 1986 in the state of Indiana, the series revolves around a group of friends entering their freshman year of college at Hayes University; the young men must deal with being on their own for the first time and preparing for what is to come in their college years. Kelly Blatz as Joel Harrington - Joel is a pre-med student and is dedicated to his studies. In the beginning of the series he has second thoughts on joining the Omega Sigma fraternity knowing it would disappoint his father, he decides to join after being encouraged by his friends. He has strong feelings for Damon's girlfriend, he is a devout Catholic. Matt Bush as Eli Feldman - Eli enters college as a virgin and wants to lose his innocence, despite his frequent bad luck with women.
He is impulsive when the right situation drives him to be. He is Jewish. Hartley Sawyer as Brian Sommers - Brian is a jock and is admitted to Hayes University on a baseball scholarship, he is willing to do anything to help his friends and is quite intelligent, having a great knowledge of random information. Drew Seeley as Jason Wilson - Jason is rich and a Republican and has strong future aspirations to enter politics, he wanted to join the Zhea Rho fraternity due to their strong history of housing future politicians, but reconsiders to join his friends at Omega Sigma fraternity. Callard Harris as Mike Reno - Reno is one of the upperclassmen at the Omega Sigma fraternity, he has a laid-back attitude and is always ready to guide the freshmen on the craziness of college life. Julianna Guill as Christie DeWitt - Christie is a student at Hayes University and is Damon's girlfriend, she is always sweet and kind towards Joel, why Joel has romantic feelings for her. In the episode "Hit Me with Your Test Shot", she learns about Joel's feelings after seeing drawings of herself in Joel's notes.
After Joel finds out about Christie knowing about the drawings, they still decide to stay friends. Tim Jo as Alex Chang - Alex is Eli's dorm roommate, he is Asian and decides to join the fraternity for Asian students but quits due to the hard partying. James Earl as Tom "Turbo" Turley - Turbo is another upperclassman at the Omega Sigma fraternity and the pledgemaster, he enjoys hip hop music. He is kind to the freshmen but always ready to whip them into shape due to his strong dedication to the fraternity. Josh Brener as Zack Miller - Zack is Joel's dorm roommate, he is awkward and makes people around him uncomfortable. Chris D'Elia as William Xavier "Bill" Stankowski - Stankowski is an upperclassman at the Omega Sigma fraternity, he is known for being wise and helpful. Not much is known about his personal life other than he has lived in the Omega Sigma house since 1976 and inhales a lot of cannabis. Tim Meadows as Professor Aloysius Haines - Professor Haines is Joel and Christie's Political science professor.
He went through a difficult divorce with his wife and expresses his personal problems and political opinions in front of his class. Joel always seems to get on his bad side, although there are times when Haines does accept that Joel tries his best to please him, he serves as the Omega Sigma faculty advisor. Eric Nenninger as Damon Smythe - Damon is the leader of the Omega Sigma fraternity, he is the most responsible person in the house and has no idea about Joel's feelings for his girlfriend Christie. David Guzman as Hector - Hector is a Mexican dwarf living in the fraternity house. Natalie Dreyfuss as Julie - Julie is Jason's girlfriend, she chooses to attend Hayes to be with Jason. She sometimes questions her decision due to Jason messing up on a number of occasions. Teri Polo as Professor Larsen - Professor Larsen is an English professor at the university. After meeting Mike Reno at the grocery store, Reno appears to have the impression that Larsen's strict behavior is just a front to her actual witty and attractive personality.
Alexandra Chando as Annabelle - Annabelle is Brian's girlfriend. They meet at a mixer with Kappa Theta sorority. At first she does not like jocks being that Brian is one, but changes her mind after seeing his physique, it is revealed that Annabelle and Brian break up after she joins a cult. Kim Shaw as Tammy - Tammy is the daughter of one of Joel's mother's friends. Since being set up with Joel, she is infatuated with him. Brad Garrett as Jerry Harrington - Jerry is Joel's father, he disapproves of Joel's decision to join a fraternity. Fred Willard as Dr. Reynolds - Dr. Reynolds is the University Hospital doctor, he treats Eli for a burn. D. L. Hughley as Coach Franklin - Coach Franklin is Brian's baseball coach, he is infertile, looks to Brian as a surrogate son. His wife is Korean. Cheri Oteri as Maureen Harrington, Joel's mother John Michael Higgins as Brother Jerrold, the Omega Sig chapter master David Koechner as Coach D'Amato, Brian's original baseball coach Justin Chon as an Asian Frat Bro, an Asian fraternity brother who dislikes anyone, not Asian Kevin Nealon as Marcus, fake ID maker Andy Richter as Father Sullivan, Hayes University priest Curtis Armstrong as Morty Feldman, Eli's father Reginald VelJohnson as Stan Turley, Turbo's father Geoff Pierson as Col. Zachariah Smythe, Damon's father Barry Bostwick as Mr. Wilson, Jason's father Ken Lerner as Rabbi Shapiro Michael McKean as Stu, Hayes University gardener Mindy Sterling as Movie ticket lad
Zookeeper is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Joe Rogan and featuring the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Don Rickles, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love. It revolves around an unlucky zookeeper, it was the first MGM movie to be co-produced with Happy Madison, yet distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film was released on July 8, 2011; this was the last full-length film Don Rickles starred in before his death in 2017. Filming began in Boston on August 17, 2009; the film received negative reviews from critics and it earned $169.8 million on a $80 million budget. A zookeeper named Griffin Keyes sets up a plan to propose to the love of his life Stephanie, but she rejects him and claims that his career as a zookeeper is what is keeping her away, therefore breaking Griffin's heart. Five years Griffin is shown to be the lead zookeeper at the Franklin Park Zoo who cares for the zoo animals; that night, Griffin holds a party at the zoo for his brother Dave, getting married, but freaks out when he discovers that Stephanie was invited.
Dave offers Griffin to come and work with him at a car dealership, explaining that it is the best way to get Stephanie back. Griffin contemplates joining his brother at the dealership; the animals hold a meeting saying that they think Griffin is the best zookeeper at the zoo and don't want him to leave, so they decide to find some way to help him win Stephanie's heart. Jerome the Bear suggests that they teach Griffin their animal mating techniques, but Joe the Lion protests, reminding them that it's against the animal code to talk to humans. Donald the Monkey says that Stephanie will be at the zoo tomorrow, all the animals have to do is make Griffin look like a hero in front of her; the next day, Donald unlocks the door to the lion enclosure and lets Joe out, who confronts Stephanie and Dave's fiancée Robin. Kate, the zoo's vet, manages to get them away from Joe, but Griffin fails to jump into the lion enclosure, ruining the animals' plan; when he climbs out of the enclosure, Joe yells at Griffin, causing Griffin to believe he has gone mad.
The next night, all the animals break their code of silence and tell Griffin that they will teach him what to do to win Stephanie. Griffin learns their different mating rituals, but ends up humiliating himself in front of the other zookeepers and the guests. Griffin has a talk with Bernie, a forlorn gorilla, moved into a deep enclosure after attacking a zookeeper named Shane. Bernie explains to Griffin that he fell when he was abusing Bernie, he said that Bernie attacked him, causing Bernie to lose his trust in humans. Griffin discovers that Stephanie is dating her other ex-boyfriend, a bully named Gale. Joe's mate Janet tells Griffin that the best way to attract a female is to be seen with another female, so Griffin asks Kate to go with him to Dave and Robin's wedding. Griffin disguises Bernie with an Izod T-shirt and takes him out to T. G. I. Friday's. Griffin and Kate seem to have fun together. Griffin becomes brave enough to stand up to Gale and this grabs Stephanie's attention. After Kate tells Griffin she had a great time with him, Stephanie asks Griffin out to dinner.
Griffin accepts and they go to dinner and go to a fashion show. Stephanie tells Griffin that his job at the zoo is holding him back, so Griffin decides to quit his job and accepts Dave's offer, which upsets Kate. Bernie becomes upset and tells Griffin that he thought he could trust someone again, but was proved wrong when Griffin quit his job; as a parting gesture, Griffin threatens to beat up Shane. Kate accepts a job in Nairobi. Griffin misses working at the zoo. Stephanie proposes to Griffin, but Griffin refuses and dumps her after coming to the realization that if Stephanie did love him she would accept him for who he was and not what he was, he goes back to the zoo and apologizes to Bernie, who accepts Griffin's friendship, but shows signs of being beat by Shane. The animals tell Griffin that Kate is heading to the airport. Griffin heads out to stop her, though he does make a stop first at Shane's house to make good on his threat. With Bernie's help, Griffin manages to catch up with Kate on the bridge and confesses his love for her.
Six months Griffin and Kate are back working at the zoo and Bernie is now living in a new enclosure where he gets a great view of the city. When Bernie asks what a "Benihana" is, Griffin asks Bernie. Kevin James as Griffin Keyes, the lead zookeeper. Rosario Dawson as Kate, Griffin's friend and the zoo's veterinarian. Leslie Bibb as Stephanie, Griffin's antagonistic love interest who turns down his marriage proposal because of the job he has. Joe Rogan as Gale, Stephanie's alpha-male ex-boyfriend. Nat Faxon as Dave Keyes, Griffin's brother who convinces Griffin to work at his car dealership. Ken Jeong as Venom, Griffin's friend and the worker at the reptile house. Steffiana de la Cruz as Robin Keyes, Dave's fiancé turned wife. De La Cruz is the real life wife of Kevin James. Thomas Gottschalk as Jürgen Mavroc Donnie Wahlberg as Shane, an abusive zookeeper Brandon Keener as Nimer Tom Woodruff, Jr. as Bernie the Lowland Gorilla Crystal the Monkey as Donald the Capuchin Monkey Bart the Bear 2 as J
Gary Krist (writer)
Gary Michael Krist is an American writer of fiction, travel journalism, literary criticism. Before turning to narrative nonfiction with The White Cascade, a book about the 1910 Wellington avalanche, City of Scoundrels, about Chicago's tragic summer of 1919, Empire of Sin, about the reform wars in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, Krist wrote three novels--Bad Chemistry, Chaos Theory, Extravagance, he has written two short story collections--The Garden State and Bone by Bone. His latest book is The Mirage Factory: Illusion and the Invention of Los Angeles, he has been a frequent book reviewer for The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post Book World. His satire pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Outlook section, Newsday, his stories and travel pieces have been featured in National Geographic Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, The New Republic, Esquire, on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, his short stories have been anthologized in such collections as Men Seeking Women, Writers' Harvest 2, Best American Mystery Stories.
He has been the recipient of The Stephen Crane Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for Travel Journalism, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. "Empire of Sin" was named one of the top ten books of 2014 by The Washington Post and Library Journal. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Krist is a graduate of Princeton University. In 1979–80, he studied literature at the Universitaet Konstanz on a Fulbright Scholarship; the author has been profiled in The New York Times Book Review and the Style section of The Washington Post. Krist lives in Bethesda, with his wife and daughter. Novels and story collectionsThe Garden State New York: Vintage Books, 1988. ISBN 9780679725152, OCLC 19920702 Bone by Bone New York Harcourt Brace, 1994. ISBN 9780151820641, OCLC 832166232 Bad Chemistry New York: Random House, 1998. ISBN 9780679449317, OCLC 228438897 Chaos Theory New York: Jove Books, 2001. ISBN 9780515130850, OCLC 46321399 Extravagance New York: Broadway Books, 2002.
ISBN 9780767913317, OCLC 53075282NonfictionThe White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2007. ISBN 9780805083293, OCLC 150384796 City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago New York: Broadway Books, 2012. ISBN 9780307454300, OCLC 801926578 Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz and the Battle for Modern New Orleans New York: Broadway Books, 2014. OCLC 951367121 The Mirage Factory: Illusion and the Invention of Los Angeles New York: Crown Publishers, 2018. ISBN 9780451496386, OCLC 1037895213 Gary Krist's website The White Cascade website Interview with Gary Krist about'The White Cascade' NPR Interview with Gary Krist about'City of Scoundrels' Dining With Strangers interview with Gary Krist about'Empire of Sin'
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a 2015 American live action/computer animated family comedy film directed by Walt Becker and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Adam Sztykiel. The fourth and final installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series, it stars Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, Kaley Cuoco, Josh Green, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tony Hale, Jason Lee; the film was released on December 2015, by 20th Century Fox. The film grossed $235 million worldwide against a $90 million budget and received negative reviews from critics. Alvin and Theodore, along with the Chipettes - Brittany and Eleanor, set up a surprise birthday bash for Dave that serves as a good-luck party for the Chipettes, who are scheduled to be guest judges on American Idol. Alvin invites and hires many people and celebrities to the dismay of Simon before Dave returns home in dissatisfaction. Dave agrees to take them to mini-golf, meet Samantha, the woman he has been dating for the past few months.
While the Chipmunks like Samantha, her son Miles is a bully. The Chipmunks find an engagement ring in a bag Dave brought home and believe that he is going to propose to Samantha, they are unsuccessful. Dave has to produce a record for rising pop artist Ashley Grey in Miami, decides to bring Samantha along with him; the Chipmunks and Miles are staying together, but they agree to head to Miami to sabotage the proposal. The Chipmunks drug three squirrels and dress them up in their clothes to fool their hard-of-seeing neighbor Ms. Price, asked to look after them; the Chipmunks travel on a plane, but Theodore lets out a monkey, which lets out several animals which cause an emergency landing and bring the ire of unscrupulous Air Marshal James Suggs, who resents the Chipmunks because Suggs' girlfriend left him for being so into them at the time. As a result, they are put on the No Fly List; the Chipmunks head to a bar and perform, but this is interrupted by Suggs, they cause a bar brawl as a diversion.
They jump into a cab sitting outside. After the cab driver learns that they cannot pay him, he kicks the four out of the cab; the Chipmunks and Miles rest, he reveals that his dad left him when he was five years old. They raise money to take a bus to New Orleans, sing "Uptown Funk" at the Mardi Gras parade, which gets the attention of Dave when it is broadcast on live television and allows for the Chipmunks to cause Suggs, who has followed them to New Orleans, to get drunk on moonshine. Dave and Samantha meet Miles and the Chipmunks at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and proceed to take them to Miami; because the Chipmunks are now on the No Fly List, Dave has to drive the boys over. When they get there, Alvin reveals that he stole the ring from the container, thus ruining the proposal. However, Miles was upset that they were celebrating over this, he crosses the street with his headphones on and is hit by a car, but the Chipmunks swing Theodore and push Miles out of the way, saving his life.
They agree to give the ring back. During the dinner, Suggs catches up with the Chipmunks. Miles and the Chipmunks return the ring to Dave, who reveals he never intended to propose to Samantha for the time being, the ring belonged to his friend Barry, proposing to his girlfriend, displeased to find a breath mint inside the container. Dave is disappointed in the Chipmunks, so they try to make it up to him by singing a new song to him at the launch party with the help of the Chipettes and Miles, they return the ring to Barry, who reattempts his proposal to Alice, this time, Alice accepts. Having forgiven them, Dave returns home with the Chipmunks and takes them to a courthouse, where he adopts them. Dave says that nothing could ruin his day, but after he returns home, he sees that the squirrels had destroyed everything, he screams "Alvin!". In a mid-credits scene, Suggs decides to relax by the pool. Since he refuses to move, two security guards carry him out of the hotel. Jason Lee as Dave Seville Tony Hale as Agent James Suggs Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Samantha Josh Green as Miles Bella Thorne as Ashley Grey Eddie Steeples as Barry Maxie McClintock as Alice Retta as party planner Uzo Aduba as TSA officer Mark Jeffrey Miller as Cab driver RedFoo as himself John Waters as first-class passenger Jennifer Coolidge as Ms. Price Laura Marano as Hotel Babysitter Justin Long as Alvin Seville, leader of the Chipmunks Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon Seville, member of the Chipmunks Jesse McCartney as Theodore Seville, member of the Chipmunks Christina Applegate as Brittany, leader of the Chipettes Anna Faris as Jeanette, member of the Chipettes Kaley Cuoco as Eleanor, member of the Chipettes In June 2013, 20th Century Fox announced that a fourth installment and the Chipmunks 4, would be released on December 11, 2015.
In August 2014, Randi Mayem Singer signed on to write the fourth installment. On December 18, 2014, it was announced that Walt Becker signed on to direct and that the film would be released on December 23, 2015; the movie was released on December 18, 2015. It was announced that the film would be titled Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. In February 2015, Tony Hale joined the cast. On March 10, 2015, Kimberly Williams-Paisley joined the cast. On March 23, 2015, it was confirmed. Principal photography began on March 16, 2015, ended on May 20, 2015. Mark Mothersbaugh, who scored Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, returned to score The Road
USC School of Cinematic Arts
The USC School of Cinematic Arts —formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting and media studies and digital arts, media arts + practice, interactive media & games. Additional programs include the Business of Entertainment, it is the oldest and arguably most reputable such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Having been ranked as one of the best film schools in the world on several occasions, SCA has most notably topped THR's ranking for seven consecutive years; as such, admissions into the school are competitive, with an estimated 2–3% acceptance rate. The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, Darryl Zanuck.
Notable professors include the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film. In April 2006, the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137,000-square-foot facility; this represented the largest single donation to the largest to any film school in the world. His previous donations resulted in the naming of two existing buildings after him and his then-wife, though Lucas was not fond of the architecture used in those buildings. An architectural hobbyist, Lucas laid out the original designs for the project, inspired by the Mediterranean Revival Style, used in older campus buildings as well as the Los Angeles area; the project received another $50 million in contributions from Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In fall 2006, the school, together with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, created the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan.
The first classes were held in 2008, the first graduating class for the university was in 2010. Donations from film and game industry companies and alumni have enabled the school to build the following facilities: School of Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010, which includes: 20th Century Fox soundstage George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Buildings, featuring the Ray Stark Family Theatre, equipped for 3D presentation, as well as two digital theatres, the Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre and Fanny Brice Theatre Marcia Lucas Post-Production Center Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation Sumner Redstone Production Building Interactive building, home the USC Interactive Media & Games Division, the USC Division of Media Arts and Practice, several research labs Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, home of Trojan Vision, USC's student television station Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, featuring a 365-seat theatre that serves as a classroom with USC faculty member and Academy Award winner Tomlinson Holman's THX audiovisual reproduction standard used in film venues worldwide.
The Frank Sinatra Hall, dedicated in 2002, houses a public exhibit and collection of extensive memorabilia commemorating Sinatra's life and contributions to American popular culture. David L. Wolper Center at Doheny Memorial Library Louis B. Mayer Film and Television Study Center at Doheny Memorial Library Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image ArchiveAt the center of the new television complex is a statue of founder Douglas Fairbanks, he is seen holding a fencing weapon in one hand to reflect his strong ties with the USC Fencing Club. Since 1973, at least one alumnus of SCA has been nominated for an Academy Award annually, totaling 256 nominations and 78 wins. Since 1973, at least one SCA alumnus or alumna has been nominated for the Emmy Award annually, totalling 473 nominations and 119 wins; the top 17 grossing films of all time have had an SCA graduate in a key creative position. The Princeton Review has ranked the Interactive Media and Games Division's video game design program best in North America multiple years in a row.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today have ranked SCA the number one film program in the world, with its unmatched facilities, proximity to Hollywood, numerous industry connections being the primary rationale. Awards for USC Cinema short filmsIn 1956, producer Wilber T. Blume, a USC Cinema instructor at the time, received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he created entitled The Face of Lincoln. Blume received an Academy Award nomination that year for documentary short. In 1968, George Lucas won first prize in the category of Dramatic films at the third National Student Film Festival held at Lincoln Center, New York for his futuristic Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. In 1970, producer John Longenecker received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he produced while attending USC Cinema 480 classes as an undergraduate—The Resurrection of Broncho Billy; the film's crew and cast included cinematographer. In 1973, Robert Zemeckis wo
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American children's book series about a giant red dog named Clifford. It was written by Norman Bridwell. Bridwell himself had a dog he based the stories on; the series helped establish Scholastic as a premier publishing company, Clifford is Scholastic's official mascot. Clifford: A 2-year-old male red dog whose appearance and behavior are based on a giant dog, his size is inconsistent: While he is shown being about 25 feet tall from paws to head, Clifford can appear far larger. The character's name is based on the imaginary childhood friend of creator Norman Bridwell's wife. Bridwell wanted to name Clifford "Tiny", but Bridwell's wife persuaded him that "Clifford" was better. Clifford's owner is Emily Elizabeth, Clifford has a mother, two brothers, two sisters. Clifford's character was created when a Harper & Row editor advised Bridwell to write a story to go along with one of his pictures. Bridwell recalls she picked out his sketch of a baby girl with a horse-sized bloodhound, casually said, "There might be a story in this".
Emily Elizabeth: Clifford's owner. An 8-year-old girl, she is portrayed riding him bareback. She was named for creator Norman Bridwell's daughter and based on the imaginary adventures of Bridwell's wife; the TV series adaptation gives her a surname, Emily Elizabeth Howard, changes the background, with her receiving Clifford as a surprise present on her 6th birthday instead of picking him out as a Christmas present. Clifford is 2 Years old. In 1988, Scholastic Studios, Mendelson-Melendez Productions, Wang Film Productions, Family Home Entertainment released Clifford's Fun with... a videotape series with the theme song by Phillip Namanworth and Benjamin Goldstein. The episodes on the release are: The ABC Message Service, Clifford's Birthday Surprise, The Scavenger Hunt, The Rhyme Cat Rescue, Clifford Goes to Hollywood, The Pet Show. Brent Titcomb voiced Clifford, Emily Elizabeth was voiced by Alyson Court. Karl-Lorimar Home Video released the video "Clifford's Sing Along Adventure" around the same time.
Warner Home Video re-released it in the mid-1990s. Scholastic Studios produced a 65-episode adaptation shown on PBS Kids, which aired from September 2000 to February 2003. Clifford was voiced by actor John Ritter, Emily Elizabeth was voiced by Grey DeLisle. There was a 39-episode prequel series that took place during Clifford's puppyhood, which ran September 2003 to February 2006. During that time, a 76-minute film which served as the show's finale was released in February 2004. There will be a new Clifford series in Fall 2019 for Amazon Prime Video. In May 2012, it was reported that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment would make a live-action/animated feature film based on the book. Matt Lopez had been hired to write the script, while Chris Meledandri and Deborah Forte would produce the film. In July 2013, it was reported. Two months it was reported that the film was still in development at Universal and that there were negotiations to have David Bowers direct the film. Like the 2011 film Hop, Clifford the Big Red Dog will be animated while the other characters will be live-action.
On August 1, 2014, Universal scheduled the film for a release on April 8, 2016. In the beginning of 2015, the film's release date was taken over by another Universal film, The Boss. On June 30, 2016, it was reported by Deadline Hollywood that Paramount Pictures had picked up the rights for the film. According to the report, "Forte decided to take the material in a new direction," and "Universal let the option lapse." It was further announced. On September 25, 2017, it was announced that Walt Becker will direct the film; the film will now be produced by Paramount Animation. On February 27, 2019, Paramount set the film for a November 13, 2020 release, taking over the slot for the live-action/CGI Rugrats film. Original series Clifford's Reading Clifford's Thinking GamesModern series Clifford's Learning Activities Clifford's Musical Memory Games Clifford's Phonics Clifford's Big Puzzle Game Clifford's Puppy Days Clifford's Really Big Movie ^ Media and Culture, 5th ed. Richard Campbell, Christopher R. Martin and Bettina Fabos.
Official site of book series PBS Kids page on Clifford Clifford's creation