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  1. Ile-de-France invests in 9 projects

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    PARIS -- The Ile-de-France region will invest €192,000 ($256,000) in the post-production of nine projects for both the big and small screens, the Ile-de-France Film Commission said Friday.Read more

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  2. De Mol ups stake in Jetix

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    AMSTERDAM -- Dutch media mogul John de Mol has extended his share in children's channel Jetix Europe and now owns 17.4% of the Walt Disney Co.-controlled network.<br />Read more

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  3. EC examines role of culture

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    BRUSSELS -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso launched a Europe-wide consultation on the role of culture in society Monday at a Brussels conference that gathered policymakers and artists.Read more

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  4. 'Barber' tops as India fest concludes

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    NEW DELHI -- The 37th International Film Festival of India concluded Sunday in the western coastal resort town of Panaji in Goa with Chinese entry "The Old Barber," directed by Hasi Chaolu, bagging the Golden Peacock award for best film along with its accompanying 1 million rupees ($22,000) prize.Read more

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  5. Italian nets won't self-regulate

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    ROME -- Italy's Communications Authority on Monday formally rejected a proposal from Italy's three national broadcasters that would have allowed them to develop self-regulation codes for advertising content.Read more

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  6. 'Fidelity' taking spin in Broadway staging

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    This week's Broadway barnstormers: On Thursday, the new musical "High Fidelity," based on Nick Hornby's novel, opens at the Imperial, directed by Walter Bobbie, book by David Lindsay-Abaire of "Rabbit Hole" fame, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green.Read more

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  7. Reporter thankful printed word beyond reach of FCC

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    One of my true joys in life is that I get to write "the real words." When our readers peruse Hollywood Reporter articles about the raging argument over "indecent speech," there's no tip-toeing around the real words in this newspaper. You say 'em, we print 'em, or we print something close. FCC chairman Kevin Martin apparently can't stand it when people do that.Read more

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  8. UCLA celebrates jazz guitarist Burrell

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    Helped by four big bands, eight guitarists, four saxophonists, five pianists and four vocalists, the University of California at Los Angeles threw a four-hour birthday tribute Saturday for one of its professors, jazz guitar great Kenny Burrell.Read more

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  9. Live in the U.K.: BT Vision

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    LONDON -- British Telecom went live Monday with its launch of the company's long-anticipated entry into the broadband television arena, BT Vision, announcing costs to consumers for the first time.Read more

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  10. London fest's meet-buyers ploy pays off

    4:00 am 12/5/2006

    There is no such thing as a free lunch these days, but during last month's London Film Festival, industry delegates attending a new-look "meet the buyers" event came as close as you can to securing just that.Read more

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