Markets & Festivals

Voting To Save PBS


Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) has been public broadcasting’s most vocal foe in Congress, threatening legislation that would privatize PBS. Meanwhile, back in his home state, where the conservative…

NBC Axes ‘Gaijin’


The decision by NBC Prods. to pull the plug on “Gaijin,” an eight-hour miniseries set in Japan, has sent shockwaves through the industry. “It was NBC’s most ambitious overseas production ever, but it…

Burning Questions


The Los Angeles Times has launched an ambitious journalistic voyage of discovery in the realm of showbiz. Late last month, hundreds of multiple-choice questionnaires ear-marked for the biggest…

NYPD Still In Film Biz


The New York Police Dept. will not downsize or disband its movie and television unit, city officials say. Sources said the unit, a 27-officer squad specializing in film location shoots, would be…

Eye On The Future


With “Stargate” continuing to dominate the Italian box office, and sci-fi fever hotter than it has been in years, Gabriele Salvatores’ timing couldn’t be better. The Oscar-winning “Mediterraneo”…

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