Ted Johnson

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A New 'Vast Wasteland'?

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NBC's plans to drop expensive programming from the 8 o'clock hour came under fire from a Hollywood group opposing changes in the feds media ownership laws. According to B&C's John Eggerton, the…

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Bing Ups the Ante

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Already on record with the largest single campaign contribution in state history, producer Steve Bing has chipped in another $3.5 million to Proposition 87, which would put a tax on oil to fund…

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Stars on the Stump

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Stars including George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts and many other actors appear in a new ad for the ONE Campaign, spreading the message to eliminate poverty and AIDS. Although many of those…

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Baptism by 'Fire'

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1981 was the year that the TIFF came into its own. Were it not for the breakout success of such pictures as "Chariots of Fire," which went on to win the best picture Oscar, Toronto's little film…

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Any yen for Ovitz den?

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At the time CAA moved into its current headquarters in Beverly Hills, Michael Ovitz told a reporter that the building "was built to be a piece of art itself." But could the structure be so unique or…

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