EmptyHE'S A MIRACLE
The Art Directors Guild Film Society and the American Cinematheque will honor art directors/production designers Ralph Berger and Danilo Donati with screenings of their respective 1936 and 1980 versions of "Flash Gordon" on May 24 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
A GOLDEN YEAR
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off a screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on May 18 with "Gone With the Wind" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The 10-film series concludes Aug. 3 with "The Wizard of Oz."
Sharon Osbourne will host the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/ Los Angeles' second annual British Comedy Festival on Friday at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Tracey Ullman is set to receive the first BAFTA/LA Charlie Chaplin Award for lifetime achievement in comedy at the event.
PIKE AND PINE
Mark Newbauer, president of Mike the Pike Prods., has announced plans to purchase controlling ownership interest in Pine Ridge Holdings and implement a focus on feature development/production and concert promotions.