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Johnson to Rysher

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Former Price Waterhouse partner Franklin R. Johnson, best known for his annual appearances on the Academy Awards show, has joined Rysher Entertainment as chief financial officer.

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Prime directive for ABC

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Humbled ABC execs struck a proper note at the opening of the Alphabet web's summer affiliates meeting here Tuesday, and station execs seemed surprisingly mild in their reactions to a dismal primetime…

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Belson moves to Henson Pix

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Kristine Belson, senior VP of production at Columbia Pictures, will move to Jim Henson Pictures in the No. 2 slot behind prexy of production Stephanie Allain, the company announced Tuesday.

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Cancom beams WSBK signal

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Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. began distributing Boston's independent television superstation WSBK to cable operators in the United States on Tuesday, taking over from Advanced Entertainment…

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Vary favorite son

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Karlovy Vary will cap its 32nd edition, which runs July 4-12, with a lifetime contribution award to Czech favorite son Milos Forman at a closing-night screening of "Amadeus."

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Beacon finally snares ‘Men’

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After nearly a year of negotiations, Beacon Pictures has optioned the rights to Brit mystery doyenne P.D. James' sci-fi novel "The Children of Men" for a mid-six-figure price, the company confirmed…

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Wharf Cable bows blurbs

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Wharf Cable, the territory's lone cable operator, moved a step closer to profitability this week with the introduction of paid advertisements on eight of its 15 basic channels, as the government…

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