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Lee Chia

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Lee Chia, a key figure in early Taiwanese cinema of the ’50s and ’60s, died in mid-January in Taipei. He was 71. Born in Fujian province, China, where he started as a reporter and editor, Lee moved…

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Goodbye, Bargains

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While Hollywood agencies and studios combed the Sundance Film Festival last week for the next wave of filmmakers who could make compelling movies on the cheap, the real finds don’t stay inexpensive…

Larry Sloan

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Larry Sloan, an influential figure in the development of Chicago’s busy off-Loop theater industry, died Jan. 18 in Chicago of complications from AIDS. He was 35. For a total of seven years, during…

Lee Savin

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Lee Savin, a prominent producer and industry attorney, died at home Jan. 20 in Laguna Niguel, Calif., of a brain tumor. He was 77. Savin enjoyed a long career in New York and Los Angeles after his…

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U.S. Films

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AMERICAN PERFEKT (Type A Films, 2112 S. Beverly Glen, Los Angeles 90025) 1/15, Los Angeles. Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, Michael Ironside, Bonnie BedeIia, Louise Fletcher, Jay Patterson, Tim…

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New Breed At Sundance

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Promising filmmakers making their debut at the Sundance Film Festival have traditionally been confronted with a choice between two career paths: Continue cobbling together micro-budgets and remain…

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