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Miramax has postponed until March 11 the release of “You So Crazy” pending appeal of the Martin Lawrence comedy concert pic’s NC-17 rating. Film was to have opened Feb. 25, but the ratings board appeal hearing is scheduled for Feb. 23.

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NBC has scheduled the Spelling TV drama “Winnetka Road” for 10 p.m. Saturdays , as expected (Daily Variety, Feb. 15), beginning March 12. “Sisters,” the time period’s regular occupant, will return April 23. The “Road” cast includes Ed Begley Jr. and Meg Tilly.

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Kushner-Locke Co. has acquired international distribution rights to the upcoming NBC miniseries “Then There Were Giants” from producer David Rintels. John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine star in the project, which will air in April.

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Writers Barbara Hall and Kevin Arkadie will present a Humanitas Master Writers workshop from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 10750 Ohio Ave. in Westwood. The workshop focuses on reinforcing human values in entertainment writing. Information: (310) 454-8769.

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Warner Bros. talker “Jenny Jones” has received several time period and station upgrades. In Miami it will move from latenight to the 11 a.m. timeslot on ABC affiliate WPLG-TV. The show also jumped from Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford to CBS affiliate WFSB, where it replaced Twentieth Television’s talker “Bertice Berry” in the 10 a.m. slot.

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MTV will host a Rock the Vote fundraiser that will include a presentation of the first annual Patrick Lippert Award to rock group R.E.M. Lippert, who died last July, was president of the Rock the Vote organization, a non-profit group established to increase awareness of the American Political process. Fundraiser will be held Feb. 28 at the Supper Club in New York City.

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