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Markets & Festivals
The second Intl. Three Continents Documentary Film Festival, to be held Sept. 3-24 in South Africa, hopes to foster increased human rights awareness in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Teutonic music channel Viva TV will feed primetime with more licensed entertainment formats from a partnership with AOL Time Warner and RTL TV.
Three leading Canuck broadcasters -- Chum, CanWest Global and pubcaster CBC -- are set to bow in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Israel's No. 2 commercial broadcaster is about to bite the dust -- and advertisers and producers are scurrying for cover.
European Union regulators have warned France to comply with cable laws or face legal action in the European Court of Justice in two months.
Taye Diggs is heading to "The West Wing" just in time for May sweeps.
Sony/Revolution's "Anger Management" managed a blissful opening of $44.5 million in estimated weekend box office -- a record for April and personal best for the laffer's topliners.
An April 26-27 appearance by stars Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon at a 15th-anni tribute to "Bull Durham" was abruptly canceled last week due to the couple's anti-war views.
With only a month to go before opening night, the clock is ticking loudly for the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival. Although Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux won't be revealing any titles until…