Did you score? The newly released paperback version of New York Times Hollywood correspondent Sharon Waxman’s book Rebels on the Backlot was included in every Independent Spirit Awards goodie bag from Oscar weekend. That’s 1,900 copies looking at six maverick (my better word: overrated) directors and how they conquered (my better word: fooled) the Hollywood studio system: Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Spike Jonze.
Quick! Only four more days to see the first of a two-part exhibition of recent painting, drawing, scultpture and multi-media art from the Ovitz Family Collection. Unfortunately, you have to shlep to Portland, Oregon by March 11, specifically to the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. That museum’s curator worked a deal with Ovitz curator Andrea Feldman Falcione. But first read my LA Weekly column: Blame Ovitz: When Art Started Imitating Hollywood. Ovitz Part 2 is photographs. No, not “me with Dustin, me with Sydney, me with Minnie”.