Variety Staff

Dinner Theatre

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When Stewart Lane announced plans last week to lease the Biltmore Theater to the owner of the Roxy Delicatessen, Actors’ Equity executive secretary Alan Eisenberg offered to see if there was another…

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Moore Wanted More NBC

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If Michael Moore had his druthers, his off-kilter newsmag “TV Nation” would have stayed on NBC rather than making the move to Fox. Not that Moore didn’t have his problems with NBC, including a clash…

More ‘Chamber’ Music

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Imagine Entertainment principal Brian Grazer, who along with partner Ron Howard is producing “The Chamber,” said that they “love” the William Goldman script for the film. His comments countered…

Jessel Plans

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Ian Jessel, who has served as president of Miramax Intl. since 1992, has been in talks about getting into business with Bertelsmann AG. Jessel is leaving Miramax Films at the end of this month (Daily…

Bird Cast Feathering

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The United Artists film “Birds of a Feather” is coming together with a formidable cast. With Robin Williams and Nathan Lane set in the leads, sources said that Dianne Wiest and Gene Hackman are in…

Major Sundance Fest Winners

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“The Brothers McMullen” and “Crumb” were named best dramatic and best documentary feature, respectively, at the Sundance Film Festival. “Living in Oblivion” won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award…

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NATPE News

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Twentieth TV is laying the groundwork to pull “MASH” out of syndication and steer it to Fox’s wholly owned FX cable network. The shift, which would give FX exclusive rights to the 255 episodes of the…

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