DIRECTOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DIRECTOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) French Open prize money goes up to $34.5M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822178-77/euros-million-money-prize.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822178-77/euros-million-money-prize.html.csp">French Open prize money goes up to $34.5M</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men’s and women’s champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will receive 825,000 euros, a raise of 75,000 euros. Tournament director and French Tennis Federation director Gilbert Ysern says “this notable increase in Roland Garros prize money is part of the plan that was ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578221782014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.988-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT News roundup: Colorado debuts pot vending machine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57816771-64/trib-dnews-president-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57816771-64/trib-dnews-president-utah.html.csp">News roundup: Colorado debuts pot vending machine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T07:22:50.581-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 07:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado to debut pot vending machine. Gay marriage hearing comes on mixed-race wedding anniversary. The Utah docs who make over $1 million from Medicare. Happy Monday. Colorado was the first state to allow recreational marijuana use and now will be the first state to debut a pot vending machine. The Zazz dispenser will have multiple cameras and include a scanner to ensure the purchaser is of age, the owners say. [UPI] Topping the news: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard Utah's defens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57816771@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:22:50 MDT William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801623-68/director-kate-william-jackson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801623-68/director-kate-william-jackson.html.csp">William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T08:46:02.057-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Blenheim, New Zealand • Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the museum Thursday in Marlborough, on the country’s South Island, as part of a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. The Oscar-winning director gave the royal couple a tour of his collection of World War I aircraft that are housed at the museum. Kate and William hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578016232014-04-10T08:46:02.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:46:02.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801623@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:46:02 MDT Director: Americans disconnected from national parks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57739508-78/national-jarvis-park-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57739508-78/national-jarvis-park-service.html.csp">Director: Americans disconnected from national parks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T12:38:22.288-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Efforts by Utah Rep. Rob Bishop to undermine the 1906 Antiquities Act and by the Utah Legislature to take control of federal lands in the state are “symptoms” of a larger national issue, says Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service. “What I sense with the flattening of visitation, the budget issues and the legislative attacks is that they are symptoms of the waning relevancy of the [National Park Service] to the American people,” said Jarvis, in Salt Lake City to be the keynote sp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739508@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:38:22 MDT Without warrants, NSA searched Americans’ email, phone calls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57761328-68/americans-clapper-communications-intelligence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57761328-68/americans-clapper-communications-intelligence.html.csp">Without warrants, NSA searched Americans’ email, phone calls</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Ellen Nakashima</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T21:52:42.774-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged that the National Security Agency has searched for Americans’ communications without warrants in massive databases that gather emails and phone calls of foreign targets. Although recently declassified documents made clear that the NSA had conducted such searches, no senior intelligence official had previously acknowledged the practice. Clapper did so in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden released Tuesday. Clapper did not disclose ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57761328@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:52:42 MDT Red Butte Garden’s marshmallow tree is in bloom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57759014-66/garden-tree-butte-red.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57759014-66/garden-tree-butte-red.html.csp">Red Butte Garden’s marshmallow tree is in bloom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T11:43:02.902-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An annual event is arriving, right on schedule, today at Red Butte Garden. The Salt Lake City garden’s famous Spring Marshmallow Tree is reportedly blooming today — for one day only. “We’re very proud of this tree,” Marita Tewes Tyrolt, Red Butte’s horticulture director, said in a statement. “Our concern now is that a late snow may cause premature softening, creating difficult-to-harvest sticky blooms.” The tree’s marshmallows — in pastel blue, pink, yellow and white — only bloom one day a year,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57759014@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:43:02 MDT Movie review: Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, ‘Bad Words,’ is sharply funny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57724929-223/bateman-bad-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57724929-223/bateman-bad-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, ‘Bad Words,’ is sharply funny</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T15:20:37.004-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 03:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The actor Jason Bateman makes a sure-footed debut as a director with “Bad Words,” a comedy that’s scathingly funny and unexpectedly sweet. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a wholly unlikable 40-year-old loser who finds a loophole to enter the Golden Quill competition, a national spelling bee meant for preteen competitors. He can spell quite well, but his favorite words are “psychological manipulation,” which he uses to get into the heads of his child rivals. The competition officials (Allison Jann...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724929@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:20:37 MDT Anna Germandini named director of Slamdance festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57739164-66/slamdance-festival-director-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57739164-66/slamdance-festival-director-film.html.csp">Anna Germandini named director of Slamdance festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T11:57:01.702-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Slamdance Film Festival has promoted from within to select its new director. Anna Germanidi will be Slamdance’s new festival director, Slamdance announced today. She has been manager for the festival since 2012. Germanidi will be in charge of preparing and day-to-day running of the festival, which will run Jan. 23-29, 2015, in Park City — parallel to the bigger Sundance Film Festival. Peter Baxter, Slamdance’s president and co-founder, will continue to oversee the Slamdance organization, inc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739164@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:57:01 MDT Senator ‘troubled’ by Secret Service allegations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57734522-68/service-secret-agency-agents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57734522-68/service-secret-agency-agents.html.csp">Senator ‘troubled’ by Secret Service allegations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK GILLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T16:58:11.265-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday he’s troubled by an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama’s overseas trip to the Netherlands. On Sunday, the agency called three agents home from the Netherlands just before Obama’s arrival for talks with foreign leaders in The Hague. One agent had been found inebriated inside a hotel. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said Wednesday he is “troubled by the repor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577345222014-03-26T16:58:11.265-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T16:58:11.265-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734522@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:58:11 MDT Utah Habitat for Humanity group hires first executive director http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727953-79/habitat-humanity-director-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727953-79/habitat-humanity-director-executive.html.csp">Utah Habitat for Humanity group hires first executive director</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T10:52:02.272-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Habitat for Humanity for Weber and Davis Counties is moving from an all-volunteer to a full-time paid staff and has hired a new executive director. Habitat for Humanity for Weber and Davis Counties has been around for 10 years as an all-volunteer staff and board but has begun the shift by hiring Dede Fluette for its top spot to help more families in the area, the organization announced this week. Fluette was formerly the executive director of the nonprofit healthcare organization Rocky Mountain ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727953@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:52:02 MDT Sundance to start filmmakers’ lab to develop TV and online shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57703408-66/sundance-lab-institute-shows.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57703408-66/sundance-lab-institute-shows.html.csp">Sundance to start filmmakers’ lab to develop TV and online shows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T15:07:25.227-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 03:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Sundance Institute is looking to help makers of TV shows in the same way it supports indie filmmakers. Sundance today announced it is expanding its filmmaking labs to include writers and creators of TV and online shows. The first Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab will be held this fall at the Sundance resort in Provo Canyon. Keri Putnam, Sundance’s executive director, said in a statement that the lab will let artists “develop unique multi-part projects, working in a setting where they wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57703408@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:07:25 MDT ‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp">‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Iwasaki</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:06.979-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah actor Joseph Paur will don the phonetics professor’s hat in the Egyptian Theatre production of “My Fair Lady” that opens this weekend in Park City for a three-week run. And director Amber Hansen is thrilled. “Joe is a fixture in the theater community and has a lot of experience under his belt,” Hansen said during an interview with The Park Record. “He has also done some film, so we are very lucky to have him in our cast.” Read the full story at www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_25322271/egyptian...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57677429@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT Utah Opera takes on the riddles of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/57601888-81/opera-turandot-utah-doucet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/57601888-81/opera-turandot-utah-doucet.html.csp">Utah Opera takes on the riddles of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T09:41:09.168-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riddles are at the heart of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot,” but for years conventional wisdom has held that the opera’s biggest riddle is one the composer never could solve: How to write a happy ending for a couple who have behaved in unsympathetic ways. Not only does the title character send dozens of would-be husbands to their deaths, but her latest suitor still wants to marry her after watching her torture an innocent woman — who is motivated by unrequited love for him — to the point of suicide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57601888@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:41:09 MDT Letter: Highland choir students get help from U. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636598-82/students-music-choir-highland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57636598-82/students-music-choir-highland.html.csp">Letter: Highland choir students get help from U.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:06:36.383-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m choir director at Highland High School. We are grateful for the support we get from the University of Utah. I asked the U. music faculty for names of people who could teach voice lessons in preparation for region solo and ensemble, where students can enter as soloists. Many of my students have not received individual solo training. Dr. Julie Wright-Costa, a professor of voice, contacted vocal performance students willing to donate time. Jenny Erickson arranged her busy schedule to work one-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636598@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:06:36 MDT U.K. hails Oscar success as sign of surging industry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57627006-223/british-film-britain-oscar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57627006-223/british-film-britain-oscar.html.csp">U.K. hails Oscar success as sign of surging industry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:13:01.831-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The big winners on Oscar night may have been set in the 19th-century American South and outer space, but for many people across the Atlantic, this year’s Academy Awards belonged to Britain. Best-picture winner “12 Years a Slave” has a British director — Steve McQueen — and star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who lost out on an acting Oscar to Matthew McConaughey. “Gravity,” which took seven trophies, starred Americans Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and had a Mexican director, Alfonso Cuaron, but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576270062014-03-03T15:13:01.831-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T15:13:01.831-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627006@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:13:01 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: The selfie seen ‘round the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57625338-66/box-com-http-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57625338-66/box-com-http-office.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: The selfie seen ‘round the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T08:37:08.267-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture (besides who won the Oscars): • Yes, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie — which featured Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother — broke Twitter briefly Sunday night, then broke the record for most retweeted photo. [Reuters] • Meanwhile, in the competition Hollywood really cares about, “Non-Stop” took the weekend’s box-office, earning $30 mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625338@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:37:08 MDT BYU will stop confirming honor code violations, athletic director says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57598116-77/byu-holmoe-code-honor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57598116-77/byu-holmoe-code-honor.html.csp">BYU will stop confirming honor code violations, athletic director says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T23:22:24.061-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Brigham Young University will no longer acknowledge whether a student has been disciplined by its honor code office unless that student has announced that transgression publicly or if it is a matter of public record, director of athletics Tom Holmoe said Tuesday in a roundtable discussion with reporters who cover BYU sports. Beyond those exceptions, “We won’t discuss honor code violations anymore. So, don’t ask,” Holmoe said. The new policy took effect Jan. 1, after several years of camp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598116@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:22:24 MDT