Variety Staff

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Staples Center taps Roth

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Michael Roth has been named director of communications for Staples Center by the L.A. Arena Co. Roth will oversee marketing and communications for the new complex and act as corporate liaison to the…

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Exec Shuffle

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Alicia Hirsch has been named senior VP of technical services and distribution at Universal Studios Operations Group. Joining from MTM Enterprises/Family Channel, Hirsch will handle coordination of…

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World Briefs

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ITALY The seven-year bond issue secured by the Cecchi Gori Group’s film library and presented by Merrill Lynch to investors in Milan and London last month was successfully completed this week, with…

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Business Briefs

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Hollywood Entertainment Corp., the No. 2 video rental chain, plunged into the red in the fourth quarter of 1997, reporting Thursday a loss of $1.45 million after several one-time charges, compared…

Lotsa biz for Seagal at AFM

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Seagal/Nasso Prods., which made its first market appearance at this year's AFM, closed deals in more than a dozen territories on its slate of five upcoming films, according to prexy Phillip Goldfine.

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World Briefs

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GERMANY Andreas Wrede, 41, has resigned as programming director of German pay-TV web Premiere. Industry observers believe that Wrede is leaving his post at Premiere because the service has changed…

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