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Pitt nears ‘Gambler’ stake

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Brad Pitt will likely topline and Doug McGrath ("Emma") is in early negotiations to helm an updated version of Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" for Mandalay Entertainment. If all goes as planned, Pitt will…

Par TV shuffles exex

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In an effort to better coordinate the activities of its various divisions, Paramount Television Group has elevated 17-year studio veteran Steve Goldman to the newly created post of executive VP and…

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B’mann hopes high

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Bertelsmann AG announced Tuesday that it was "satisfied" with its healthy 1996-97 fiscal year results, but expected even greater profits to be generated soon by its online and entertainment holdings.

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‘Speed’ boosts C5

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The six-month-old terrestrial Channel 5 last week posted its highest-ever viewing share of 4.2%, according to C5's own figures --- up significantly on previous shares of around 3%.

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Fox, ICM added to N.Y. suit

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New York state attorney General Dennis Vacco Tuesday amended his lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Film Corp., alleging the studio and others were part of a scheme to help murderer Sammy (the Bull)…

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Propaganda, Campion pact

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Oscar-winning writer/director Jane Campion has entered into a three-year first-look agreement with Propaganda Films, under which she has committed to direct one of her next two pictures for the…

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