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Josh Mankiewicz has been named a correspondent on Fox Broadcasting Co.’s planned prime time news magazine, having most recently been a political reporter at local Disney-owned station KCAL-TV. Mankiewicz joins Ron Reagan, Andria Hall and Tony Harris as correspondents on the still-untitled Fox News production, which is being exec produced by David Corvo.

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The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors has elected Jerry London, David Jacobs, Don Segall, Joel Fields, Michael Jaffe, Moctesuma Esparza and Father Ellwood Kieser into membership. The organization currently has more than 250 members.

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ABC has scheduled additional repeat airings of “Home Improvement” behind “Roseanne” May 11 and 18 as part of its sweeps assault.

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The Black American Cinema Society will screen “Posse” May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Theater in Baldwin Hills. The event, sponsoredby Eddie Murphy Prods., will benefit the society’s student and independent filmmakers grants program.

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Disney Studios president Richard Frank was presented the Emory Business School’s “legend in leadership” award, given to those who have made significant contributions to American enterprise, at a ceremony in Atlanta last week.

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Suzanne Rafik has been elected president of the Hollywood/Los Angeles chapter of Women of the Motion Picture Industry. Among the other officers recently elected were Sharon Sagman, first veepee; Jean Hurt, second veepee; Evelyn Gordon, recording secretary; Ruth Stephens, corresponding secretary; Susan Gottlieb, treasurer.

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Robert Stack will be the honorary chairman of the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s 15th annual Heartbeat of Hollywood Golf Classic, marking his fourth year of service. The tournament will be held June 14 at the Calabasas Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from past Golf Classics, totalling almost $ 1 million, have been used to purchase medical equipment and for capital expansion projects at the Fund’s Woodland Hills hospital and health care center.

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Filing dates for Issue 185 of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Players Directory are May 10-May 21 for actors filing for themselves and May 24- 28 for agencies and managers on behalf of their clients. The issue will be released in September. Information: (310) 247-3058.

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New production outfit Skyhawks Films has wrapped lensing of its first feature , “Enemy Gold,”filmed in Louisiana, Texas and Washington, D.C. Pic is slated to preem at the Mifed film market in Milan next October. Presales effort is planned at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s first of four planned features with the same main characters. Second pic, “The Dallas Connection,” will roll in the Big D in August.

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ABC will broadcast a “World of Discovery” special, “The Blue Whale: Ocean Monarch,” during the 1993-94 season. The documentary series is produced by ABC/Kane Prods. International, a subsidiary of CapCities/ABC.

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Hector Elizondo will receive the El Angel artist award from the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts at the theater’s 13th annual gala awards banquet. During the event, a special lifetime achievement award will be given posthumously to Margo Albert, actress, singer and artist. Her husband, Eddie Albert, will accept the award. The event will be held May 20 at the Biltmore Hotel.

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