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‘Fair’ Use

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While the two action films “Cobra” and “Fair Game” might seem to have nothing in common besides explosions, gunplay, torture and murder – much of it committed by film critics in their reviews – the…

Meyered In Memos

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Ron Meyer is still reshaping the new MCA/Universal, but it’s clear the future is in denim, at least on Fridays. Meyer sent a “Dear co-worker” memo around the lot late last week that makes official a…

Coke-CAA Axis Gone Flat

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The Coca-Cola Co. last week became the latest in a parade of defectors from Creative Artists Agency, officially pulling the plug by forming a new company with ties to Walt Disney Co. to handle the…

Oz ‘Sunset’ A Sensation

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The Australian premiere of “Sunset Boulevard” is about 11 months away, and tickets don’t go on sale to the public until next March, but 40,000 ducats already have been snapped up. That’s A$3 million…

An Actor’s Farewell

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I doubt those who saw it will soon forget the final TV appearance of actor Paul Eddington (see obit, page 52), who appeared on BBC2’s prerecorded latenight interview program “Face to Face” Oct. 30…

Jacko In Tussle Over Jumbotrons

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Michael Jackson plans to come to New York’s Beacon Theater on Dec.7 and Dec.8 to tape a special HBO expects to be a big night on Dec. 10. But there’s been a tussle between HBO, Jacko and Gotham over…

K-L Films Take Artful Approach

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Kushner-Locke’s feature film arm is hoping to cash in on the worldwide appetite for arthouse fare by producing and acquiring quirky specialty films from unproven directors. The 2V2-year-old movie…

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