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‘Movin’ moves in

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Strands: The coming year looks set to be the one in which current and recent Broadway musicals reach Blighty en masse. Though deals are not yet confirmed in all cases, the year is likely to see the…

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Talented & tormented

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Groundbreaking comic Richard Pryor, who was hailed for his genius but was plagued by personal demons of drugs and alcohol, -- and had suffered from multiple sclerosis for 20 years -- died Saturday at…

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Par purchases D’Works

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Paramount Pictures has struck a deal to acquire DreamWorks SKG in a pact worth $1.5-$1.6 billion beating out rival suitor NBC Universal. Par is putting up about half the purchase price with several…

EIDC redubbed Film L.A.

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Three years after being rocked by an embezzlement scandal, the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. has renamed itself Film L.A. Inc. Announcement comes just before the entity, which promotes…

MTV Films hears Ecko

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MTV Films is high on Marc Ecko's videogame "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure." The Viacom division has made a deal for the feature film rights to the game in advance of its February release.

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