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Gramercy Breakdown

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HIGH POINTS: The new company opened at midyear as a distributor with “Posse,” its biggest film of the year. “The opening of that film not only helped to establish the company, but it gave us…

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Buena Vista Breakdown

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HIGH POINTS: Profits came from animated films and Walt Disney Pictures. Tim Burton’s stop-motion animation project “The Nightmare Before Christmas” held its own (and may herald a new genre of…

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Rooney is out at ABC

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Emily Rooney has been fired as executive producer of "ABC World News Tonight" after a stormy seven-month reign. Her replacement is "PrimeTime Live" executive producer Rick Kaplan, who takes charge of…

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LWT takeover nearer

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Granada Group's hostile takeover bid for fellow ITV broadcaster LWT got a boost Wednesday with the news that LWT's hopes for a defensive merger with Yorkshire Tyne Tees TV had collapsed.

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Columbia Breakdown

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HIGH POINTS: With “Groundhog Day,””In the Line of Fire,””Poetic Justice, “”Striking Distance” and “Malice,” Colpix’s marketing team scored five No. 1 movies during the year. Columbia also turned a…

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Disney ani antes up

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Buena Vista Television is investing more than $ 50 million to beef up its Disney Afternoon animation franchise, adding two weekly series next season to the two-hour weekday block, along with the…

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