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HUNDT IN HOT SEAT

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WASHINGTON – In a letter to FCC chairman Reed Hundt, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has asked the agency chief to justify his plans to conduct an inquiry into the hard liquor industry's new practice of…

BEEB BIDDERS NAMED

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LONDON – The British Broadcasting Corp. has announced the “preferred bidders” for the privatization of its Home Service Transmission and World Service Transmission companies, the pubcaster's national…

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Chancellor sets offerings

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NEW YORK – Radio group Chancellor Broadcasting Co. is raising $200 million in two preferred stock offerings, helping to finance two recent acquisitions, it said Friday. Chancellor has also arranged a…

Becker switches to WMA

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Harold Becker has signed with the William Morris Agency, leaving Creative Artists Agency after about 12 years of representation there. The move is expected to be the first of many talent shifts…

HITCHED

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Shelley Clinch and Kevin Pino, Nov. 30, Grand Island, Neb. Bride's account exec for United Video-Hollywood; groom's non-pro. * Janeen D. Kazarian and Ronald B. Dinkel, Dec. 14, Downey. Bride works…

SWEET CONTROVERSY

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Sex! Violence! Religion! Drugs! Race! Politics! These are the hot-button issues that can get filmmakers and execs into hot water. The general industry attitude to-ward films that trade in such…

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