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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…

  • Biz

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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BBC cleared for cable net

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The British Broadcasting Corp. will start airing a round-the-clock news channel on the country's cable networks next month after gaining government permission. The permission was given despite…

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Free speech on appeal

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The California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday it would review a lower court's ruling on how far film-makers can go when basing fictional characters on real people without their permission.

Exec Shuffle

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Dene Stratton has been named senior VP and general manager of DIC Entertainment. Stratton, who is responsible for developing business opportunities for DIC and its parent company, the Walt Disney…

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Live pacts with Showtime

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Live Entertainment continued its evolution from a homevideo distrib to a full-service film company Tuesday by inking a three-year output agreement with Viacom's Showtime Networks that industry…

A windfall of Warhol

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Andy Warhol may be best remembered for his paintings of Campbell Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, but the pop artist was also a prolific director and producer of underground cinema.

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