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O’SEAS SESH MIXED

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The New Year either started with a bang or a thud, depending on where you were last week. While the B.O. surged in the U.K., Germany and Italy, cinemas in Spain and France labored through some of the…

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William Layos

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William Layos, who served as president of Cinesound from 1988-94, died Dec. 23 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 55. He worked at Cinesound, a post-production sound house in Hollywood founded…

LATIN BIRD GOING UP

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BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s first telecommunications satellite is set to fly later this month, and a successful launch could be bad news for Latin America’s pan-regional satcasters. Nahuel 1, which…

MPAA RATINGS

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R “Back in Business” (Columbia TriStar Home Video); “for strong violence and language and for sexuality.” “Breakdown” (Paramount Pictures); “for strong violence/terror and language.” “Cold Around The…

Nick taps Fronhoff

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BERLIN – Kidvid web Nickelodeon announced on Tuesday that Dr. Bernd Fronhoff has been named managing director of Duesseldorf-based Nickelodeon Germany. Fronhoff, a marketing and media specialist, had…

Oscar watch

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Hal Kanter has joined the writing team for the 69th Academy Awards presentation, marking his 27th Oscarcast scripting stint. Kanter, who has written for Eddie Cantor, Jack Paar, Danny Kaye, Bing…

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