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Joe Toplyn and Ron Richards, former staff writers on "Late Night With David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show," have been hired as senior writers for Fox Broadcasting Co.'s "The Chevy Chase Show." The…

Exec Shuffle

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Reginald G. Harpur has been named VP, senior financial officer, worldwide film production and TV distribution at WB worldwide filmed entertainment. He joins WB from accounting firm Ernst & Young…

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Fox sked a tall order

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Fox Broadcasting Co., preaching patience with new series, said it will still extend 13-episode orders to most of its new series, bucking the move by some of the full-grown webs to short-order their…

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Goldwyn posts profit

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Samuel Goldwyn Co. posted a net profit of $ 1 million (18 cents a share) for the fiscal year ended March 31. That compares to a $ 3.1 million net loss (57 cents) in fiscal 1992.

NUMBERS BOX

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'American TV Awards' 7.8/13 The TV Academy no doubt breathed easier after seeing results for ABC's made-for-TV kudocast, which did even worse than the lowest-ever Primetime Emmy numbers (8.2/14 in…

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Financial Briefs

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Posting its first earnings since going public in February, Hemdale Communications Inc. recorded a profit of $ 1.2 million (19 cents per share). Revenues were $ 11.3 million.

Domestic B.O. market shares

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(1993, through May 23) Rank Dist.Pix Share 1. BV...16 18.1% 2. WB...14 17.6% 3. Col...10 12.3% 4. Univ...10 11.7% 5. Par...5 9.1% 6. Fox...11 8.1% 7. New Line...16 6.5% 8. Miramax...12 6.3%…

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