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VALENTI BLASTS CRIX

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WASHINGTON — Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy Jack Valenti took on critics of the proposed ratings system, paying particular attention to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who he said was orchestrating…

U.K. CENSOR INCENSED

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LONDON — Britain’s film censor has attacked the “culture of violence” that he says permeates Hollywood movies. In a report to the government, the British Board of Film Classification said that the…

Cable moguls in a mood

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ANAHEIM — A day late but hardly a dollar short, Time Warner vice chairman Ted Turner and Tele-Communications Inc. chairman and CEO John Malone rolled into the California Cable Television Assn.’s 1996…

SHORT TAKE

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Disney Online formally launched its family.com service Monday. The World Wide Web site, at (http://www.family.com), is aimed at parents. Family.com, which carries features about food, travel, health…

AMC GETS MEGA LEG UP

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Billed as the world’s largest megaplex, the 30-screen, 5,700-seat AMC Ontario Mills opens today in the California community 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Already the subject of close industry…

ARLEDGE AIRS DEBATE IDEAS

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NEW YORK — ABC News president Roone Arledge, responding to tepid interest in the presidential campaigns, proposed changes in debate and convention coverage to drum up more viewers. Arledge, receiving…

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