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NORMA GOES DOWNTOWN

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Add Petula Clark to the list of Norma Desmonds. The recent “Blood Brothers” star will take over the London production for six weeks Sept. 4 through Oct. 14 while Elaine Paige is away. Paige, in turn…

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GOLIATHS REEL AT DISNEY DEAL

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Summer vacation ended early for the entertainment industry. In the space of a few searing weeks, when most media moguls were slipping on topsiders, Disney CEO Michael Eisner caused more commotion on…

MAVENS ON THE MOVE

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ANNIE MILES, formerly general manager of the Children's Channel, has been appointed chief executive of Cosgrave Hall Films, the Manchester-based animation studio which is jointly owned by MAI and…

'HOOP' JUMPING

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Work on the feature-length documentary “Hoop Dreams” began nearly 10 years ago, and it's not over yet.” 'Hoop' is not a film project,” says producer-director-editor Steve James.” 'Hoop' is a…

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