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WBTV ups Abel to VP

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Lewis Abel has been upped from executive production manager to vice president of production for Warner Bros. Television. Abel will oversee production aspects of the midseason NBC drama “Prince Street”…

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Steve Zahn, who starred in “That Thing You Do!,” has signed with Creative Artists Agency, to be repped by Rick Kurtzman and Karen Friedman. Zahn next stars in “subUrbia,” directed by Richard…

OWNERS OK INFINITY BUYOUT

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Shareholders of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Infinity Broadcasting overwhelmingly approved Westinghouse’s $3.9 billion buyout of the radio broadcaster, but not without logistical snafus that…

ABC UPS KANE, FLORSHEIM

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NEW YORK – ABC tapped Thomas P. Kane, the top exec at its O&O station in Philadelphia, to run flagship WABC New York. Kane, a former general sales manager at WABC, returns to Gotham from WPVI in…

U.K. RATES CENSORSHIP

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LONDON – The British government and the country’s broadcasting authorities Tuesday unveiled new measures designed to reduce or rate violence and sex on TV. A vague plan announced by National Heritage…

ALLIANCE DRAWS 2

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Alliance Communications has recently acquired foreign distribution rights to two U.S. indie pics premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. The move brings to five the number of Alliance titles set to…

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