Variety Staff

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Goldwyn winding down

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The fate of independent film label Goldwyn Entertainment Co., acquired along with fellow indie Orion Pictures by MGM in July, remains bleak after the majority of the specialized film unit's employees…

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U.N.'s Annan hits Venice

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The filmmaking arm of the United Nations, long hobbled by the peacekeeping org's overall lack of funds, is looking to step up activity through co-productions and Hollywood input, U.N. Secretary…

Marketplace

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Short Takes

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The Writers Guild of America will register scripts free of charge at the Latin Heat/LEMI Latino Entertainment Conference & Awards, set for Sept. 10-12 at the Castaway Conference Center in Burbank…

  • TV

Wacky tie-ins are the rage

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Ever since the advent of cross-promotional partnerships in 1989, networks have tried to outdo each other in their bids for viewer attention. Whether they are promoting an individual show, an entire…

Perrier prefers Gents

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The comedy troupe League of Gentleman has won the prestigious Perrier "Pick of the Fringe" award at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, an accolade that has proved to be career-making for many comedians.

Hitched

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Robin Givens and Svetozar Marinkovic, Aug. 22, Coronado Island, San Diego. Bride's an actress; groom's non-pro. * * * Stephanie A. Kremer and Joel C. High, Aug. 9, Santa Monica. Bride's…

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Beeb boards Via Digital

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Upcoming Spanish digital platform Via Digital has signed an agreement with European Channel Management (ECM) to broadcast the 24-hour news channel BBC World and its sister entertainment service BBC…

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