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Cinematheque hosts Greenaway

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In an industry where the term “idiosyncratic” is pasted on any director with even a slight edge, Britain’s Peter Greenaway deserves special status. His best-known films — “The Draughtsman’s Contract,”…

Brian May

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Australian film composer Brian May, who wrote the themes and musical scores to 33 feature films including “The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max,” died Friday of a heart attack in Australia. He was 63…

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BBC’s Faber Company man

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LONDON — George Faber, the former BBC head of single drama, has launched Company Pictures, his new independent film and TV production company. Company Pictures has a first-look deal with Canada’s…

MADONNA HITS APEX

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With the certification of 2 million copies of her “Evita” soundtrack, Madonna has tied with Barbra Streisand as the female artist with the most multiplatinum albums in the industry. The pair each has…

SUMMER ASSAULT

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Fulfilling a promise not to cede the summer months to cable, Fox Broadcasting Co. has unveiled an aggressive slate of original summer programs led by Universal TV’s action-adventure drama “Roar.” A…

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