The stock market’s recent cratering and general gloom on Wall Street has prompted No. 3 U.S. exhib Cinemark to postpone its planned initial public offering.
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Warner Music Group has expanded its relationship with Mike Curb, chairman and founder of country music powerhouse Curb Records.
A slightly overlong spoof of Cantonese costume movies of the ’50s and ’60s, “Wu Yen” is best enjoyed — despite all its cross-dressing and apparent sexual subtext — as a pure lark, with three big femme names having a ball, sans explicit winks to the audience.
British diskery the EMI Group has tapped veteran PR exec Jeanne Meyer to head up its corporate communications department in North America as senior vice president.
Deepa Mehta’s romantic comedy “Bollywood/Hollywood” will world preem as the opener for the 27th Toronto Intl. Film Festival’s Perspective Canada program on Sept. 6.
Veteran British record producer Gus Dudgeon died in a car crash in Berkshire, England July 21. His wife was also killed.
The producers of “Mamma Mia!” have announced a new production of the Abba musical for Las Vegas. In addition to Broadway, the super-hit tuner by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus is currently playing Toronto, with touring productions in Cleveland and San Francisco.
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With ratings for repeats headed south faster than the Dow, NBC will try to pump up its quotient of original programming next summer by launching a handful of scripted entertainment series during the warm-weather months.