PBSwill air Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” as a six-hour miniseries next spring, to be produced as a Propaganda Films/Working Title production and presented by American Playhouse and pubcaster KQED, San Francisco. Olympia Dukakis will star with Donald Moffat and Laura Linney.
“Tales,” to be written by Richard Kramer and directed by Alastair Reid, began as a series of newspaper columns in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s.
Beverly Hills High School invites all alumni “Back to Beverly” June 12-13 for the school’s 65th-anniversary, all-year reunion. Activities include an all-star alumni basketball tournament, memorabilia exhibit, open Swim Gym and Rock ‘n’ Roll Sock Hop on Saturday; and teachers and famous alumni riding in a parade of antique cars and improv with celebs in the Little Theatre on Sunday. The event is for alums and teachers only. For information, call Lou Spitz, (213) 585-2323.
Los Angeles film czar Beth Kennedy will moderate the panel “Economic Incentives and Strategic Alternatives” during the upcoming Showbiz Expo. The panel sesh, on June 7, will focus on the Los Angeles Economic Committee’s progress and present an analysis of the production climate in this city as compared to other cities. Panel members will focus on what L.A. needs to do to remain a center of film, video and technological production.