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Exec Shuffle


King World Prods. has upped Eric Ritter to executive managing editor of its syndie newsmag “Inside Edition.” In the newly created post, Ritter will be responsible for plotting the show’s day-to-day…

Helen Ward, dead at 82


Helen Ward, a former singer with the Benny Goodman band whose supple voice and sense of swing contributed to the early success of his band, died April 21 of natural causes in Arlington, Va. She was…

Amazon gains on giants


Internet upstart edged out No. 3 bookstore chain Crown Books last week, moving itself into the triumvirate of booksellers -- that's on- and off-line, as founder and prexy Jeff Bezos points…

Premiere at Cannes


EXCITE Conference Center Calendar IFP Presents “Financing Independent Film” This popular annual seminar presents a lively discussion about financing independent films from an international…

Cannes Events


CANNES CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 Opening night ceremony and film, “Primary Colors.” THURSDAY, MAY 14 Start of Official Selection, Directors Fortnight, Intl. Critics Week, Cinemas en France, and…

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