Japan took the first step Wednesday in what promises to be a long and convoluted process that could result in new regulations for children's TV programs.
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ITALY Buena Vista Int’l ups Zonderland Paul Zonderland has been promoted to senior VP of the Italian division of Buena Vista Intl., it was announced Monday by BVI president Mark Zoradi. Zonderland…
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The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists has signed adeal to represent performers on Spanish-language programs produced in the U.S. for Telemundo, the country's eighth-largest broadcast…
Joining the ranks of such worldwide players as Children's Television Workshop and last year's winner, BBC Drama, European culture channel Arte will receive the 1999 Global Outstanding Achievement…
Rupert Everett is in final negotiations to star with Kathy Bates in New Line's "Unconditional Love" for a career-best payday of $4 million. The pic reteams Everett with "My Best Friend's Wedding"…
Hisashi Hieda, president and CEO of Fuji TV, will be honored at the 27th International Emmy Awards gala in New York on Nov. 22 with the Founders Award.
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