• Biz

Act III to buy up shares

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Norman Lear's Act III Theatres plans to tap the public bond market to raise $ 85 million in senior secured notes partly so that it can buy out preferred shares held by GE Capital Corp., a…

  • TV

Cablers warned against rate hikes

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Cable television companies could be forced to roll back rates if they raise consumer prices excessively while the government works on rules to enforce the new cable rereg law, the Federal…

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Financial Briefs

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer yesterday extended their proposal to acquire Imagine Films Entertainment Inc. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21. In an SEC filing, the two said upon a request from a special committee of…

Data

Domestic Film DAILY

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$2.1M

    Cume to08.26.14: $255.2M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    1
    Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
  2. 2

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.7M

    Cume to08.26.14: $148.5M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    2
    Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
  3. 3

    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.5M

    Cume to08.26.14: $18.5M

    If I Stay

    3
    Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%

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Marketplace

Exec Shuffle

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Video retail chain West Coast Video Enterprises, which recently emerged from Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, has promoted Ken Graffeo to executive VP. He had been marketing veep.

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Sales start strong for CPT's 'Ricki'

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Columbia Pictures TV Distribution is off to a strong sales start with its first-run strip "Ricki," clearing the show on independents in the top three markets as well as on NBC affiliate KRON-TV in…

  • TV

CBS' Dr. Arnot examines Somalia

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Dan Rather anchors the news at CBS, but it's the network's health correspondent, Dr. Bob Arnot, who tends to get himself right in the middle of the action. For Arnot, Somalia is no different.