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Correction

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Steve Glick at the William Morris Agency put together Granada Entertainment’s pilot deal for the sitcom “Sunnyside Farm” with CBS, and Pearson TV’s pilot and script deals with NBC. The wrong agent…

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Meidel bids adieu to U

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Just weeks after Seagram sold the bulk of its TV assets to Barry Diller, the first big shoe has dropped. Universal TV Group chairman Greg Meidel will not be joining the newly formed Diller-led…

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TW sells cable systems

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Time Warner agreed Wednesday to sell a group of Southern cable systems to two investor groups, Renaissance Media Partners LLC and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, for about $300 million.

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Kaminski takes helm of ‘Souls

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After lensing Steven Spielberg's last three pics, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski will make his feature helming debut with the Meg Ryan-produced "Lost Souls" for New Line Cinema, the studio confirmed…

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Familiar suitor

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Spanish-lingo broadcaster Telemundo Group's stock jumped $1.93 to $38.81 after investment firm Apollo Group confirmed it had submitted an offer to buy the entire company (Daily Variety, Nov. 19).

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Short Takes

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“A Conversation With David L. Wolper” is slated for the Jan. 22 general session at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab in New Orleans, running Jan. 19-22. Wolper, producer of…

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