Variety Staff

  • Film

Datebook

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A screening of “Schindler’s List” Thursday at the Cineplex Odeon in Century City benefits the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Steven Spielberg and pic stars are…

Short Takes

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Sharon Gless will play twin sisters Betty Gay Wilson and Peggy Joy Lowe in the fact-based CBS movie “Separated by Murder,” which begins production Jan. 24 from the Larry Thompson Organization. The…

Marketplace

Exec Shuffle

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Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. has expanded its financial and legal staffs, citing continued growth of operations. Marvel’s moves: Bobby Jenkins becomes executive VP and chief financial officer…

  • Biz

FCC OKs WCKZ sale

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The FCC OK'd Broadcast Partners Inc.'s proposed acquisition of radio station WCKZ-FM in Charlotte, N.C. The company expects to complete the acquisition from Compass Media Group in January.

Laura Hawn

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Laura Hawn, mother of actress Goldie Hawn, died of a heart attack Nov. 27. Her age was unreported. Other survivors include daughter Patti Hawn, a publicist, and five grandchildren. Private services…

Rudy E. Martin

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Rudy E. Martin, 41, librettist, composer and playwright, died Nov. 27 in New Mexico after a long illness. He was a consultant for PBS’ “Shining Time Station,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “20/20,”…

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