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Here’s a sampling of high-ranking studio production executives who were either fired or resigned during the nine-year tenure of Gulf & Western/Paramount Communications Inc. chairman and chief executive Martin S. Davis:

Barry Diller

Michael Eisner

Rich Frank

Sid Ganis

Mel Harris

Kevin Jones

Jeffrey Katzenberg

David Kirkpatrick

Frank Mancuso *

Ricardo Mestres

Don Simpson

Dawn Steel

Ned Tanen

Brandon Tartikoff

]*subsequently filed a breach-of-contract suit.

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