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There will be a free preview screening of HBO’s “Stalin” tomorrow night at the Directors Guild Theater, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, including director Ivan Passer, producer Mark Carliner and writer Paul Monash. The production is the first American dramatic production ever to be filmed within the Kremlin.

The event begins at 7:15 p.m.

In what he believes is a unique showbiz development, longtime publicist Julian Myers has opened “round-the-clock” offices in the ABC Entertainment Center complex in Century City. Declaring that “public relations … should be as personal as the practice of medicine,” Myers says he’ll be available at any hour seven days a week, to the media, clients and anyone else with an urgent need for a publicist.

Malibu Comics has secured rights to publish comic books based on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” the spinoff syndicated series. Malibu will publish monthly comics as well as special issues and “miniseries” based on the show, which is derived from the current Paramount Television series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Warner/Chappell Music has pacted with independent producer Edward Pressman and music supervisor Jolene Cherry to create PressmanCherryMusic a boutique music publishing company. The new firm will pursue copublishing deals with other independent producers and sign its own songwriters. Cherry will continue as an independent music supervisor in addition to supervision of Pressman films. Pressman’s forthcoming productions include 20th Century Fox’s “Hoffa” and Abel Ferrara’s “The Bad Lieutenant.”

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