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CLEAN UP MY MTV?

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Closing his letter to Viacom attorneys with “MTV’s corporate pollution must stop – or else,” attorney and Christian right activist Jack Thompson threatened Monday to organize a boycott against the…

Gems adds macho to mix

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MIAMI – Gems Television, the 24-hour Spanish-lingo net targeting women age 18 to 40, has repositioned its programming to include men and children in its mix. “We’ve gone from an exclusive female…

WB Records ups Merlis

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Warner Bros. Records has upped media maven Bob Merlis to the newly created post of senior veep of worldwide corporate communications. The industry vet will continue to represent the label and its…

Network Ent., Wildstorm pact

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SYDNEY – After nearly 12 months of talks, Aussie distribber Network Entertainment has inked a co-production and international distribution deal with the USA’s Image Comics subsid Wildstorm Prods. It…

SILVIO BUYS QUINTA

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MILAN – Tunisian producer/distributor Tarak Ben Ammar has sold a majority stake in Quinta Communications to media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s Fininvest, Italy’s daily paper Corriere della Sera has…

UNAPIX BAGS 3 ACTIONERS

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Unapix Films has acquired North American video rights to a trio of low-budget action films for release in 1997. Two of the films, “Judge and Jury” and “Shadow Chaser 4″ are from Millennium Films; the…

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