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The Broadway Alliance has finally had a winner. Not unexpectedly, it took less than three months for Terrence McNally's “Love! Valour! Compassion!” to pay back the $750,000 loaned by Jujamcyn…

Le Monde focus on genre pix

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Good stories are a central component in the success of Alliance International's newest division – Le Monde Entertainment. At least, that's the view of John Fremes, managing director of Le Monde. The…

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WORKING OVERTIME

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Theater owners have always made noise about only being able to use their theaters for a tiny part of the day – that is, when a show is running – and now they're doing something about it. Maybe it's a…

New Line TV joins AOL

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New Line Television has announced plans for a channel on America Online. The new venture, christened the Hub, will be targeted to 12-to-24-year-olds, with the core user group in the 18-24 range. This…

MARKETING LESSONS

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Pix in the works profiling such U.S. presidents as Richard Nixon and George Washington might learn something from the presidential campaign waged by Disney for the Merchant Ivory film “Jefferson in…

CRITICS' TALLY

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“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” opened April 10,1995, at the Lyceum Theater to 12 negative reviews (Canby, Times; Cunningham, WCBS-TV; Feingold, Village Voice; Feldberg, Bergen Record; Jefferson, Sunday…

BUZZINGS

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Producers of Broadway's “Grease” revival, who have tapped singer Jon Secada to join the cast, might take note of the special efforts the producers of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” have taken to court…

FROM PLAY TO PAY

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Playwright Richard Vetere is finding little trouble translating his works to the screen. Producers Mace Neufeld and Robert Rehme have just made a deal to option “Gangster Apparel,” a comedy about two…

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