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Dieter Plage


Dieter Plage, a German wildlife filmmaker whose documentaries brought recognition to African conservation issues, died April 3 in an accident while filming in the African rain forest. He was 57.

Exec Shuffle


Brian Neimark has been named sales administrator for MTM Worldwide Distribution. Neimark will manage all administrative and sales activities within the division, including regional sales offices in…



Viacom revenues Up 9% Impressive growth of MTV Networks and other segs push media giant to record revenues of $ 470.6 million and earnings from operations of $ 90.2 million. Story, page 4.

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Cineplex Odeon Corp. said $ 6,249,650 of debt owed to MCA Inc. has been converted into 3,881,770 subordinate restricted voting shares at a subscription price of $ 1.61 a share, pursuant to an earlier…

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