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  1. What makes a boxoffice sensation? This year, it goes without explanation

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    Recession? What recession? MAmid the torrent of bad financial news that rained down during the first quarter of 2009, one of the few genuine "glimmers of hope" has been the local multiplex, where ticket sales are up more than 7% compared with last year.Read more

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  2. Boston affiliate caves on primetime Leno

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    NBC's rebel Boston affiliate will carry the network's new Jay Leno primetime talk show after all.Read more

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  3. Return, and exit, of the king

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    Next year, Showtime's "The Tudors" will run out of wives.Read more

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  4. Let the Gad times roll: pilot pair and 'Daily' deal

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    It's a busy time for Josh Gad, who has lined up two pilots and a gig on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."Read more

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  5. Cable guy says ratings don't ad up

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    Turner executive David Levy is lobbying media buyers to join him in calling for a repeal of what he calls "TV's legacy tax," shorthand for the pricey cost- per-thousand rates that broadcasters command even as their audience delivery shrinks.Read more

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  6. Girl power fuels latest UA pickup

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    United Artists has acquired rights to and will develop "The Heartbreakers," a girl-oriented project based on a popular young-adult novel, and will give it the new name of "Rules of Dating for Teenage Girls."Read more

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  7. New president at Kurtzman, Orci's place

    6:00 am 4/14/2009

    Producer Bobby Cohen has been hired as president of Kurtzman/Orci Prods., and K/O execs Steven Puri and Mandy Safavi have been promoted to executive vp.Read more

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  8. Film, TV add $3.8 bil to Australian economy

    5:37 am 4/14/2009

    In a bid to bolster Australia's anti-piracy efforts, researchers released a study Tuesday showing that the country's film and television industry contributes about AUS$4.4 billion ($3.8 billion) to the economy each year.Read more

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  9. Edinburgh film festival shouts 'Away We Go'

    5:06 am 4/14/2009

    Sam Mendes' "Away We Go" has been tapped to open this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.Read more

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  10. Salon in for Macau composer biopic

    10:58 pm 4/13/2009

    Hong Kong-based Salon Films is prepping a movie about the childhood of revolutionary era composer Xian Xingai to mark the 10th anniversary of the return of his birthplace, Macau, to Chinese control.Read more

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