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Steve Hawk been named president of the Cinema Audio Society, which reps more than 300 film and TV sound mixers. Hawk and the group's new board members will be installed at the CAS awards banquet…

OSCAR WATCH

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Claire Danes, star of “William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,” will make her first appearance as an Oscar presenter at this year's Academy Awards. Danes also starred in the recent “To Gillian on Her…

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BIG MUSCLES, BIG HEART

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If you ask the powers who operate Arnold Schwarzenegger's favorite charities what is the strongest aspect of the world's most famous strong man, they'll say his heart. The big guy expends great…

Guillermo Canedo

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Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant…

ZEITGEIST GETS 'MURDER'

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NEW YORK — Indie film distributor Zeitgeist Films Ltd. has acquired U.S. rights to Yvonne Rainer's “Murder and murder” and four other pics that it will release this year. Rainer's seventh feature…

Daniel Pratt Mannix

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Daniel Pratt Mannix IV, an author whose books served as the basis for television and film scripts, died Jan. 29 at his home in Malvern, Penn., after a lengthy illness. He was 85. Mannix wrote more…

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