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Financial briefs


NEW YORK – Time Warner Inc. is to replace $300 million in expensive public bonds, originally issued by Cablevision Industries Corp. before its acquisition by Time Warner earlier this year, with…

WB TV inks Diamond


Bill Diamond, executive producer of CBS’ “Murphy Brown,” has inked a multiyear development and production agreement with Warner Bros. Television. Diamond will develop, create and produce all forms of…

Gene Kelly Remembered
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Gene Kelly: Remembered


GOOD MORNING: Only last week, Quincy Jones called Gene Kelly’s longtime agent and friend Mort Viner to ask for Kelly’s phone number, to discuss an idea Quincy had to tribute Gene on this year’s…

Mighty Mouse Nips At Nick


ABC and its new proprietor, Walt Disney Co., have won a key skirmish in the war with Viacom’s Nickelodeon to become the global player in kids TV. Late last week they lured away Geraldine Laybourne…

A Floating Lightbulb


The spirits of Richmond Crinkley and Joseph Papp must have shared a heavenly laugh last week over the announcement that, following the disappointing run of “Racing Demon,” the Vivian Beaumont Theater…

Confusion On Financing Front


The film financing picture in Canada is fuzzy and growing darker. Few expect the Ontario Film Development Corp. to escape the zealous ax-wielding of Premier Mike Harris beyond next spring. Although…

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