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From Feb. 5, 1998

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Geoffrey Rush, last year's best actor Oscar winner, will be a presenter on the 70th Academy Awards telecast. It will be Rush's first appearance as a presenter.

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Euro plexing push

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Ster-Kinekor, South Africa's premier exhib, has confirmed 13 new sites in its planned 30-multiplex push into Europe, the latest phase in the $150 million expansion the company announced last summer…

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Taxmen teaming up

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Tax officials from Australia, the U.S., Britain and Canada have secretly joined forces to investigate the exceptionally low rates of tax paid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., according to a report in…

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Noyce to helm CBS pilot

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EXCLUSIVEFeature film director Phillip Noyce ("Clear and Present Danger," "Patriot Games") is close to a deal to direct the CBS pilot "Repair Shop," starring Anthony LaPaglia ("Murder One,"…

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Nick, S&S reup book deal

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Viacom siblings Simon & Schuster and Nickelodeon are extending their exclusive agreement to publish Nick-based books, and the deal also has the two pairing on a movie project skedded for release in…

  • Film

Mutual agreement

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Paramount Pictures and Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. have extended their first-look agreement through 2001. The deal ends speculation about the status of the relationship…

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