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CANADA

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Canadian all-sports web TSN (The Sports Network) has landed the Canuck rights to broadcast all of the key post-season, Major League Baseball events, including the World Series. TSN has snared the World Series, the American League and National League championship series, all the divisional series, and the All-Star Game. The Toronto-based cable outlet paid a… Read more »

IRKED OVER OVERTIME

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The entertainment industry will be exempt from Gov. Pete Wilson’s proposal to make the state’s overtime laws more flexible, but union members turned out at a rally against the change, fearing that the new standards eventually will be applied to Hollywood. The protest rally on Friday was held as a state panel heard testimony on… Read more »

NUMBERS

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Walt Disney Co. agreed Friday to sell ABC’s four daily newspapers to Knight-Ridder Inc., completing the first and biggest chunk of Disney’s publishing divestment. See story, page 10.

DISNEY RUBS OFF INK

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NEW YORK — Walt Disney Co. agreed Friday to sell ABC’s four daily newspapers to Knight-Ridder Inc. for $1.65 billion, completing the first and biggest chunk of Disney’s publishing divestment. But Disney won’t get any cash in the deal. Knight-Ridder is paying by issuing $660 million of convertible preferred stock to the Mouse House and… Read more »

CBS series ‘EZ Streets’ at dead end

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CBS has pulled the plug on “EZ Streets,” the critically acclaimed drama that just couldn’t find an audience. The show, which premiered last October, only to be yanked after two airings, came back as a midseason replacement last month. However, despite glowing reviews, it again struggled in the ratings. CBS is pulling it one week… Read more »

Sacker upped at Miramax

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NEW YORK — Miramax Films has promoted Neil Sacker to executive vice president of business and legal affairs. Sacker, formerly senior VP, replaces John Logigian, who ankled to join Jean Doumanian Prods. (Daily Variety, April 4). In his new position, Sacker will oversee all business and legal affairs for Miramax, including clearances and delivery. He… Read more »

Truffaut returns via ‘Magic’ trick

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A year after an unmade Francois Truffaut script was transformed into a telefilm by French ratings champ TF1, another slice of the Truffaut treasure trove has been unearthed in Paris. “Magic and Co.” follows a music-hall troupe in danger while on a tour in Senegal. Gerard Depardieu’s ex-agent and oft producer Jean-Louis Livi has relocated… Read more »

Nelvana toonery flat in ’96

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MONTREAL — Nelvana Ltd., Canada’s largest animation producer, reported flat results for 1996, with both revenue and net earnings showing little change. Nelvana chairman Michael Hirsh blamed the lackluster numbers on upper-management’s preoccupation with a proposed takeover of the company by Golden Books Family Entertainment. “The company got distracted during the year by the Golden… Read more »

Scott’s ‘Kane’ pic woos stars, studio

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Studios have a project before them this week that, like best picture Oscar-winner “The English Patient,” comes armed with critical potential that outweighs its commercial prospects. Ridley Scott’s poised to direct “RKO 281,” a John Logan-scripted film inspired by the Oscar-nominated docu “The Battle Over Citizen Kane.” The script circulated to talent, and before you… Read more »

IBM bridges digital TV gap

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — IBM will announce today a digital broadcast package that will enable consumers to receive many benefits of digital television without having to buy a digital TV. The package, called Logicast, can be used by broadcasters and other companies until the industry makes its transition to digital television, which was approved by… Read more »

Danes dismiss Pollack’s suit

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — A Danish court Friday dismissed a suit brought by Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack against Danish state television for showing one of his films, starring Robert Redford, in a drastically reduced format. Pollack, championed in Denmark by the Danish Film Directors Assn., brought a lawsuit claiming $15,600 for alleged damage to his professional… Read more »