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In Canada, even with the majors

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Last year, Alliance Releasing distributed the second biggest grosser in Canada with “The Mask,” which had a B.O. of $11.5 million (C$15.9 million). The company is currently winding down with “Dumb…

MEL SKIPS ‘SAINT’

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Though Paramount has romanced him for the role forever, Mel Gibson shocked the studio by taking a pass on playing the title role in “The Saint,” the studio’s remake of the TV series, with Phillip…

Les Parents Terribles

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Parents were really taking it on the chin last week, at least on New York stages. They even got their own play, whose title leads this column, though on the marquee of the Barrymore Theater it says…

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PETERS’ MODEL DEAL

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Warner Bros, and producer Jon Peters have optioned feature rights to “A Creation of Monsters,” Paul Fisher’s chronicle of founding It Models, which he started eight years ago with $10,000; agency now…

THEY LOVE LUCY

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What do Eileen Atkins and Walter Cronkite have in common? Well, they were both on Broadway and off this season – who would have guessed? Atkins moved effortlessly, and flawlessly, from “Vita and…

GENEROUS GRANT

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Though Hugh Grant became a star with Gramercy’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” Miramax execs are glad he hasn’t started acting like one. They think he’s being too generous. After the movie…

PAYBACKS

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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…

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