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  1. U.K. trio team for 'Pan' sequel

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    LONDON -- The U.K. Film Council, U.K. production banner Headline Pictures and BBC Films have united to secure the film and television rights to "Peter Pan in Scarlet," the recently penned, officially sanctioned sequel to J.M. Barrie's classic children's tale "Peter Pan," the companies announced Monday.Read more

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  2. Atlantic, EuroCo power 'Flower'

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Harris Salomon's Atlantic Overseas Pictures is partnering with Budapest, Hungary- and Los Angeles-based EuroCo-Prods. to make the long-gestating Holocaust drama "Flower of the Fence."Read more

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  3. Warner Premiere team in place

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Warner Premiere, the recently launched direct-to-DVD and direct-to-platform production arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment, has staffed its senior executive ranks as it gets ready to be fully operational for 2007.Read more

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  4. ABC kicks off U.S. version of 'Footballers'

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    ABC has given the green light to the drama pilot "Football Wives," based on the popular British primetime soap "Footballers' Wives." Bryan Singer has come on board to potentially direct the project, which revolves around women whose lives are transformed when they marry NFL superstars.Read more

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  5. Casting Call

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Kyle Gallner has landed the lead role of Dickie Chervinac on Showtime's single-camera comedy pilot "Insatiable." He will play the Chervinacs' wild son, a dangerous and rebellious teen who drinks and smokes and likes to blow things up. Gallner, who co-starred on the CW's "Veronica Mars," has recurring roles on CBS' "CSI: NY," playing Detective Mac Taylor's (Gary Sinise) stepson, and on the CW's "Smallville," playing the Flash. Gallner, who recently wrapped the feature "Gardens of the Night," is repped by the Gersh Agency and Artistry Management.Read more

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  6. Startup delivers Web videos to cell phones

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Watching a variety of Web videos on cell phones could get easier on Monday when a California startup officially launches a new service that lets users design video channel lineups for on-the-go entertainment.<br />Read more

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  7. China org pledges aid in piracy battle

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    BEIJING -- The National Copyright Administration of China has agreed to raise efforts to fight the online piracy of movies, software and literary works in cooperation with overseas industry groups, the Motion Picture Assn. said over the weekend.Read more

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  8. Warner puts Premiere team in place for '07

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Warner Premiere, the recently launched direct-to-DVD and direct-to-platform production arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment, has staffed its senior executive ranks as it gets ready to be fully operational for 2007.Read more

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  9. Regan allegedly referred to 'Jewish cabal'

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    In an explosive telephone argument that led to her firing, publisher Judith Regan allegedly complained of a "Jewish cabal" against her in the book industry and stated that Jews "should know about ganging up, finding common enemies and telling the big lie."Read more

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  10. Up to the task

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Imagine a major market where U.S. movies have barely a 50% share, one with some 29 disparate video-on-demand platforms, and where, according to an MPA study, loss of consumer spending to piracy last year cost the filmed entertainment industry some $1.5 billion. Welcome to France.Read more

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