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‘Night’ delayed

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Peter Whelan’s “The School of Night,” starring Rupert Graves as playwright Christopher Marlowe, won’t be opening next month after all. According to American co-producer (with Ed Rissien) Mike…

‘Travels’ to end Oct.1

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“Travels With My Aunt,” Graham Greene’s Off Broadway hit, will close Oct. 1 at the Minetta Lane Theater after seven previews and 199 performances. The Bill Kenwright production, adapted and directed…

MERCHANTS IN VENICE

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The rain-swollen sirocco that blew in off the Adriatic Sept. 7 and flooded St. Mark’s Square under a foot of water might have been nature’s way of noting the winds of change sweeping across the…

LOCAL PIX MAKE GOOD

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In answer to those who see UIP as simply a U.S. beachhead in foreign markets, company execs are at pains to point out that local fare is also grist to its distribution mill. “We like to pick up local…

Prexy predicts global golden age

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The global cinema business is entering a new golden age unlike anything seen since World War II. So says UIP president and CEO Michael Williams-Jones. And as head of a foreign distrib powerhouse that…

SCRIPTER GETS A NOVEL IDEA

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Screenwriter Doug Richardson, whose credits include “Die Hard II,” “Bad Boys” and “The Money Train,” is looking to branch out into book writing. Formerly at CAA, he’s joined William Morris, with…

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