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GERMANY In an effort to improve the state of German film, the Federal Film Board is increasing its funding from DM 15.5 million ($7.8 million) a year to $9.1 million. The amount is to be increased…

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Costas Mandylor (“Picket Fences”) will be heading to Vancouver to co-star with Jack Nicholson in “The Pledge,” directed by Sean Penn. He’ll next be seen in UPN’s “Secret Agent Man,” a series set to…

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GERMANY BERLIN — German film and licensing group Intertainment is boasting dramatic increases in its overall figures last year. The Munich-based company posted DM 53 million ($28 million) in revenues…

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Doug Henning, the mellow magician who modernized the ancient craft in the 1970s with a Broadway show and television specials, died Monday of liver cancer in Los Angeles. He was 52. Born in Winnipeg…

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