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Although wannabe Nielsen competitor Smart has yet to raise any of the tens of millions it needs to launch, USA Networks last week became the second cabler to sign a non-binding letter of intent…
Marcy Drogin, a former Gotham-based lit and legit scout for Addis/Wechsler, has joined Michael Douglas' Furthur Films to run its New York branch as VP of creative affairs.
UPN has upped key executives in its programming division. Danielle Greene has been promoted to director of comedy development, while Brad Sterling has been made director of current programming.
While Michael Ovitz is having his troubles with Livent, he continues to hire staffers for his still officially unannounced management/production banner. ICM talent rep JoAnne Colonna is the latest…
Michael J. Luisi has ankled the Gotham law firm Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz to join Miramax Films as senior vice president for business affairs.
Leland Frederick Cooley, an early television pioneer perhaps best remembered for penning numerous adventure books based on his own real-life experiences, died Oct. 27 of prostate cancer in Napa…
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