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Record media coverage is expected at tomorrow’s 5:30 a.m. Oscar nominations announcement at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. More than 500 print and electronic media representatives including ABC’s “Good Morning America,””CBS This Morning,” CNN, E! Entertainment TV and Fox News will cover the event live, as will local L.A. stations including KTLA, KABC and KNBC.

Acad president Robert Rehme and Oscar-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl will announce the nominees in 23 categories.

Writers Bob Brush and Earl Pomerantz are skedded to present a Humanitas Master Writers Workshop on Saturday at 10750 Ohio Ave. in Westwood. The program is open to Writers Guild members and focuses on the importance of human values.

Personal manager Leonard Grant and his associate Eric Overholtzer have joined forces with actors Bryan Cranston and Michael Goorjian to form Quintus Prods. The company will concentrate on films in the $ 2 million-to-$ 5 million range, beginning with “Home Again.”

Twentieth Television’s one-hour daily talker, “The Bertice Berry Show,” which debuts this fall, has now been sold in 90 markets covering 87% of the country, including all top 30 markets and 45 of the top 50, according to Ken Solomon, exec VP and GSM. New top 50 clearances include KOMO, Seattle; WFLA, Tampa; KMOV, St. Louis; WFSB, Hartford, WRAL, Raleigh, WKBW, Buffalo and WPTV, West Palm Beach.

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