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Capella Intl.’s “The Last Tattoo” has wrapped principal photography after 10 weeks in Wellington, N.Z. The WWII film, starring Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Fox, Rod Steiger and Robert Loggia, was directed by John Reid from Keith Aberdein’s script. Producers are Bill Gavin and Neville Carson; exec producers are Ortwin Freyermuth and David Korda.

Apple Corps. Ltd., the British company owned by the Beatles and the estate of John Lennon, has sued Beatles look-alike group, “Yesterday As The Beatles,” to stop the imitation. Apple filed a complaint Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking an injunction barring the defendants from continuing concerts. The shows feature members from the L.A. touring cast of “Beatlemania,” who are allegedly performing without authorization from Apple. The company previously obtained an injunction against the original 1970s “Beatlemania” show.

Film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert will receive Men of the Year trophies from the Hollywood Radio & Television Society at its 33rd Intl. Broadcasting Awards Wednesday at the Century Plaza Hotel. The trophies will be presented by IBA chair Rich Frank, president of the Walt Disney Studios, and HRTS topper Warren Littlefield, president of NBC Entertainment.

Michael Bolton will perform at a benefit for the Ladders of Hope program of the United Negro College Fund June 26 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tickets start at $ 40. A $ 10,000 benefactor package for 10 includes seating, VIP parking, program credits and parties before and after the concert.

Charlton Heston will receive the Video Software Dealers Assn.’s Presidential Award for sustained creative achievement July 14, the closing night of the org’s 12th annual convention in Las Vegas.

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