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As Time Goes By, Reality Bites

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The reality genre is hot and still growing, but do these shows have an afterlife? Depends on who you ask. Clearly “Cops,” the grandfather of reality shows, is still as viable today as it was at its…

IA Boss Won't Sell West Coast Short

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Newly named IATSE president Thomas C. Short has all the trappings of an old-style labor boss. He offers a vise-grip handshake, chain-smokes Kools and spits back answers in no-nonsense fashion. Take…

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New Year's Biz Boffo

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With pricey New Year's Eve ducats and high attendance, the 23-show slate pulled a record-breaking $11,646,663 during Week 31 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1), a monster 45.5% jump over Christmas week. Attendance…

Degeneres Deal

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Ellen DeGeneres will make her feature film debut in “Mr. Wrong” for Touchstone Pictures, slated to begin shooting in April. The star of ABC's “Ellen,” for which she was recently nominated for a…

Hollywood's Emotional High

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Best picture. It's moviedom's Big Enchilada, Hollywood's E ticket to a ride into film history books- not to mention a practically foolproof guarantee of a second-time-around box office bonanza…

Imaginary Ink

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There's a lot of script writing going on at Imagine Entertainment, where Steve Oedekerk (an uncredited writer on “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”) and director Tom Shadyac are polishing Larry Gelbart's…

Squeeze Time For Tv Exciters

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The most apt description for many of the new action-hour shows unveiled at NATPE will again be “It's like ' Baywatch' only with….” But many suppliers are seeking to avoid deja vu, since few shows…

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