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$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- More than $81 million has been pledged as a result of last week's Hollywood telecast, the organization Stand Up to Cancer said Monday.
Emma Stone explains Spider-Man's enduring appeal

Emma Stone explains Spider-Man's enduring appeal

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man" leading lady Emma Stone says she thinks the superhero's youth and courage in standing up to bullies make him relevant 50 years after the character's creation.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Field proud to star in Ziskin's first and last films

Field proud to star in Ziskin's first and last films

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sally Field says she signed up for a role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" as a favor to her cherished friend, producer Laura Ziskin, who lost her battle with breast cancer last year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Producers guild to honor Spielberg

Producers guild to honor Spielberg

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says it plans to honor producer, director and writer Steven Spielberg with its 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.

Producer Laura Ziskin dead at 61

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Laura Ziskin, a film producer and co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer, died Sunday night at home in Santa Monica, Calif., her representatives said. She was 61.

Oscars producer confident show will go on

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A producer behind the annual Academy Awards telecast has said that despite the Writers Guild of America strike, the awards show will go on as planned.

DeGeneres named Oscars host

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres has been chosen as host for the 79th Academy Awards telecast, producer Laura Ziskin said Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Ziskin to produce 2007 Academy Awards

HOLLYWOOD, July 21 (UPI) -- Laura Ziskin, who produced the 74th Academy Awards, has been tapped to produce the 2007 awards ceremony in Hollywood, Calif.

Thomas Haden Church in 'Spider-Man 3'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Thomas Haden Church will play the villain in "Spider-Man 3," although the name of the character is still under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Maguire, Dunst sign up for 'Spider-Man 3'

LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have signed up to reprise their roles in a third "Spider-Man" film, due out in 2007.

Lawless to swing on 'Tarzan'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lucy Lawless has signed on to appear in Warner Brothers' frosh drama "Tarzan," Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

Fall and rise of 'Dirty Girls' author

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- "Crazy how things change," Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez says of her dramatic reversal of fortune, speaking over the phone from her home in Albuquerque, N.M. "I mean,
BY CATHERINE SEIPP

Fall and Rise of 'Dirty Girls' Author

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Fall and Rise of "Dirty Girls" Author
CATHERINE SEIPP

Feature: Familiar themes in 'Gangs'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's new movie "Gangs of New York" not only displays the Oscar-nominated director's well-documented fascination with violence, religion and New York City -- it also fulfills an ambition Scorsese has held onto for 30 years.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Laura Ziskin (born 3 March 1950) is an American film producer.

Ziskind grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California, in a Jewish American family. She is a 1973 graduate of the University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts. After graduation, Ziskin started out writing for game shows and then became the personal assistant of Jon Peters. She quickly became a development executive, moving into feature films with Jon Peters' production company where she worked on the 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand. In 1978, she was the associate producer of The Eyes of Laura Mars.

On May 28, 2008, Ziskin, along with Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the Noreen Fraser Foundation and Ellen Ziffren, announced Stand Up To Cancer. SU2C is an initiative intended to enable cutting-edge research targeting all types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, etc.

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