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Bridging Two Jobs

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Jeff Bridges, who's currently watching his “The Mirror Has Two Faces” co-star Barbra Streisand handle the two faces of actor and director, is making a deal to play both roles himself. Bridges will…

Supply-Side Strategy

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When the Bouygues group took over TFl in 1987, the network's rights acquisition strategy boiled down to getting programming to fill the sked. Two years ago, however, TFl topper Patrick Le Lay…

Kiwi Presence Moderate

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For most Kiwi webs, Mip Asia is not yet a major market. U.S.-owned paybox Sky is not sending any execs to the event. Neither is the privately owned free-to-air web TV3. Nobody from programming at…

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Gotham Film Deals

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Though most Gotham-based literary agents make publishing deals for their writing clients and leave the film sales to Hollywood-based co-agents, more are doing both. Mary Evans, who started her own…

Video On Demand

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In 1988, the “Bebete Show, ” a nightly TFI comedy that portrayed French politicians as animal puppets, had become so popular that TFI topper Patrick Le Lay decided to sell series highlights on video…

Guide To Hong Kong

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As of Dec.1, there will be 578 days left until Hong Kong is handed back to China and becomes the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China on July 1,1997. But…

B.O. At Rest

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Broadway receipts and attendance remained nearly unchanged during Week 25 (Nov. 13-19). Receipts for the 27 shows dipped a marginal 1.3% to $9,351,125, and paid attendance slipped 2.1% to 200,889…

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