Variety Staff

DVD Battle Raging

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Time Warner Inc. and partner Toshiba Corp. shoved Sony Corp. and Philips Electronics aside last week to capture the high ground in the battle for the future of homevideo entertainment. TW/Toshiba’s…

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Mavens On The Move

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Germany’s second most successful commercial network this past week confirmed that FRED KOGEL, former entertainment director at pubcaster ZDF, will take up a new executive programming post at Sat 1…

Reality Bites

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In Las Vegas, where days blend into nights and vice versa, visitors have always had trouble keeping in touch with reality. Such was also the case last week at Multimedia’s NATPE party in Vegas – the…

Hollywood Goes East

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Several years of earthquakes, fires, riots and floods have sent an alarmingly high number of Hollywood power-brokers scurrying to New York, with Gotham embracing these mud people with open arms. Most…

ABC Bets On Skates

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Call it a case of “where there’s ice, there’s fire.” A year after the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan soap-opera-on-ice began, ice skating of the non-hockey variety is a hot property. Last week, ABC…

Lilia Skala

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Lilia Skala, actress best known for her role in “Lilies of the Field,” died Dec. 18 at her home in Bay Shore, N.Y. Her family said she was in her 90s. Her portrayal of the stubborn Mother Superior in…

Indonesia On Screen

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SCREENS: 2,202 NEW CINEMAS: In the last five years, multiplexes managed by 21 Group have increased from 10% to 15% of total screens in the country. That trend is expected to continue, but…

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