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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Govan’

LA Confidential Calibrates Clint Eastwood LACMA Tribute

Another awards season march for Clint Eastwood is set to begin this week with Thursday’s AFIFest premiere of his latest directorial effort J. Edgar and Saturday’s Art + Film gala at LACMA. The 81-year-old maestro is also this week participating in special DGA and SAG member screenings of his latest effort.

Ahead of the LACMA event, which will also honor artist John Baldasseri, LA Confidential magazine has shared a Q&A primer conducted by event co-chair (and museum trustee) Eva Chow with gala organizer Michael Govan. Govan makes a surprising revelation about the museum’s ongoing endowments:

”In the last ten years, while our donations have grown, the one category we’ve had almost no donations to has been film. But I don’t think that’s because there’s no interest, and I don’t think it’s because there’s no generosity in this city—I think it’s just never been focused.”

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Tom Christie Makes Fun of Offshore Typists in LA Weekly

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Tom Christie at the LA Weekly interviews LACMA’s Michael Govan, and it’s all art, art, money, and art. The fun starts when the Weekly sends the interview tape to India for transcription (which is insane, as there are perfectly fine local services that are fast, accurate, and well-priced.) Christie writes:

The results were sometimes puzzling and often amusing. The strangely named figure Migetti was, of course, The Getty, while and four halls turned out to be Andy Warhol. Gentler pipe stood in for gentrified. And when Govan used the expression a pig in a poke, it was translated as the rather wonderful A Pagan of Poke.

But my favorite misspelling was for Eli Broad, who, as everyone knows, is no Eli Broke.

Of course, this would be considered racist or at least insensitive if the National Review ran such a piece.

Why isn’t Christie keeping jobs in Southern California?