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Big ‘Mack’ Attack

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The initial London reviews are in for “Mack and Mabel, “which opened Nov.7 at the Piccadilly (see review page 62), and they like the show itself are a decidedly mixed bag. “If we’d bated our breath…

Meyered In Memos

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Ron Meyer is still reshaping the new MCA/Universal, but it’s clear the future is in denim, at least on Fridays. Meyer sent a “Dear co-worker” memo around the lot late last week that makes official a…

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An Actor’s Farewell

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I doubt those who saw it will soon forget the final TV appearance of actor Paul Eddington (see obit, page 52), who appeared on BBC2’s prerecorded latenight interview program “Face to Face” Oct. 30…

Coke-CAA Axis Gone Flat

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The Coca-Cola Co. last week became the latest in a parade of defectors from Creative Artists Agency, officially pulling the plug by forming a new company with ties to Walt Disney Co. to handle the…

FACING THE CHALLENGE

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For a broadcaster that was on the canvas and bleeding red ink four years ago, Australia’s Network Ten today is a lean, mean, money-making machine. Indeed, the Ten Group Ltd. (made up of the Sydney…

FERAL AND LOATHING DOWN UNDER?

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Richard Stanley, phone home. The buzz on the Australia set of New Line’s “Island of Dr. Moreau” is that Stanley, who scripted and was hired to direct but left the pic after clashes with Val Kilmer…

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