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Mideast heat wave

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Ridley Scott, producer Donald De Line and novelist David Ignatius are teaming on a pair of thrillers set in the Middle East. Warner Bros. has acquired "Penetration," a spy novel by Ignatius about a…

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Duo carries tune at WB

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Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant will star in "Music and Lyrics By," a romantic comedy scripted and directed by Marc Lawrence for Castle Rock. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures are financing…

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New Line ropes rodeo spec

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New Line's riding with "Paper Wings," snapping up Les Bohem's spec set in the worlds of rodeo and country music and setting it up with newly minted producer Marty Bowen. Story centers on a young…

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Par picks Poku for VP

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Paramount's specialty division has named Focus Features director of publicity Dee Poku as VP, international marketing. Poku will help to coordinate all aspects of international marketing campaigns…

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IDT drawing on Jones

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As it gears up to release a slate of CG-animated pics, IDT Entertainment has tapped Amorette Jones as exec VP of marketing. Her first major project will be toon "Yankee Irving," which IDT will…

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Par books 'Spellman'

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Paramount Pictures has optioned Lisa Lutz novel "The Spellman Files" for Laura Ziskin to produce. San Francisco-set comedy concerns a family of private investigators who use their gumshoe skills not…

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