Feb 23, 2004  •  Post A Comment

“Judy Garland: By Myself” is the title of a new American Masters documentary airing Wednesday evening on PBS. It focuses on the career of the popular singer, actress and television show host, who starred in “The Wizard of Oz” and other classic films. It recalls her life from her birth in 1922 through the beginning of her film career at age 14 to her death from an accidental drug overdose in 1969.
Emmy loves Billy
The 76th Annual Academy Awards, hosted for the eighth time by Billy Crystal, will be televised live Sunday from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, with a half-hour national arrivals program and cable and local coverage preceding the ceremony. It airs on ABC in the United States and on affiliated networks in more than 150 countries worldwide for an audience of more than 1 billion viewers. Mr. Crystal doesn’t hold the record for hosting the most Oscars ceremonies-the late Bob Hope hosted 18-but he has received more Emmy nominations than any other host: eight; he has won three times.
Global bazaar
More than 7,000 TV and movie buyers, sellers and financiers from around the world converge on Southern California beginning Wednesday for the 24th annual American Film Market. The market will include seminars, and more than 600 movies will screen for potential buyers, but the real action is in the suites, where more than half a billion dollars in deals will be made, usually country by country. The market ends March 3.