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HONEY OF A DEAL

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Honey West, the bombshell blonde private eye, is headed for the bigscreen. The 11-book series by Skip and Glori Fickling, has been optioned for low six figures against low seven figures by TriStar…

FACING THE CHALLENGE

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For a broadcaster that was on the canvas and bleeding red ink four years ago, Australia's Network Ten today is a lean, mean, money-making machine. Indeed, the Ten Group Ltd. (made up of the Sydney…

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FERAL AND LOATHING DOWN UNDER?

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Richard Stanley, phone home. The buzz on the Australia set of New Line's “Island of Dr. Moreau” is that Stanley, who scripted and was hired to direct but left the pic after clashes with Val Kilmer…

Youth TV sizzles

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Back from the brink oblivion, Ten's recovery has been programming-led, driven mainly by a diet of popular youth-oriented U.S. imports. Presiding over that strategy is general manager of network…

Nun but the brave

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New plays on Broadway need all the help they can get, and sometimes nothing helps quite like a good old-fashioned protest. That's just what the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has…

Web scores with advertisers

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Ten may be last in the three-network commercial ratings game, but its strategy of courting younger demographics has won over advertisers and their agencies. So much so that Ten recorded the largest…

LEAVING TOWN, DISCRETELY

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As predicted in these pages several weeks ago, efforts to extend the troubled run of “Indiscretions” have failed and the remarkable production quietly closed Nov. 4 at the Barrymore. Neither a new…

MAGNETIC MAGNATES

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If Rupert Murdoch's New York Post were inclined to put the boss's latest media maneuverings on page one, the headline might read, “Moguls Caught in East Side Love Nest!” In fact, although the News…

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