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'Nothing' works for NBC

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"Seinfeld" has signed off with a sensational 41.3 rating, 58 share, making it the fourth-highest-rated series finale since 1960 and putting it in a tie for the second-highest-rated non-sports…

October's 'Celebration'

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In the first acquisition of a competition film at this year's fest, October Films has snapped up North American rights to the Danish pic "The Celebration" from World Sales Christa Saredi.

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Mutual Film Co. and Newmarket Capital Group have formed a joint venture to finance and distribute several pics a year in the $8 million-$15 million range.

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KCOP '$eins' big deal

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The local TV equivalent of hell freezing over came to pass Friday as Chris Craft/ United-owned KCOP agreed to pay a record-shattering license fee for an off-network comedy that probably will have…

Lotto fever grips prod'n

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He was a petty criminal awaiting trial. Then he won £6.5 million ($10 million) in the U.K.'s national lottery. Now, after serving nine months inside, Lee Ryan has set up a film production company to…

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Primestar pulls back

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Primestar Inc. finally reversed itself Friday, as observers expected, and said it was postponing indefinitely its $400 million debt offering in the wake of a major setback from the U.S. Dept. of…

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