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Review: 'Sarah Frank'

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Since her appointment in 1990, the highest position ever achieved by an American woman at the BBC, Frank has turned BBC Worldwide Americas into a successful mass marketer with hits like "Absolutely…

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Review: 'Ken Solomon'

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Both Katzenberg and Spielberg wooed Solomon to the startup, and their pitch must have been persuasive as he turned down a presidency post at Fox to go. Young and smart, Solomon is best known as a…

Marketplace

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Review: 'Georg Kofler'

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More than just running a station, Kofler is building the unit into a mini-conglom within the Kirch Group: Pro 7 boasts 14 subsids, including spinoff weblet Kabel 1, a planned home-shopping channel…

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Review: 'Bryan Singer'

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The newly elected prexy of the powerful crafts union has instituted an organizing drive that has yielded more than 60 features, telepics, TV pilots and series in six months. He's trying to work with…

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Bullock inks Caravan deal

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Sandra Bullock, who starred in Caravan Pictures' romantic comedy “While You Were Sleeping,” has signed a two year, first-look production deal with the Disney-based company. Under terms of the deal…

FOREIGN B.O. BECKONS

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Never mind Peoria; the tough question being asked by film distributors these days is: “Will it play in Paris or Prague?” The hunger for more foreign revenue, as well as the growing international…

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