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  1. Mitra prepares for 'Doomsday' with Marshall

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Rhona Mitra has signed on to star in Rogue Pictures' "Doomsday," a futuristic action thriller that will be Neil Marshall's follow-up to his much-buzzed-about horror movie "The Descent."Read more

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  2. Image renews its interest in Lionsgate

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Specialty DVD distributor Image Entertainment on Tuesday told Canadian studio Lionsgate to forget their October proxy fight and renew previous merger talks.Read more

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  3. UMG's BMG buy clears 2 major hurdles

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Universal Music Group's $2.1 billion acquisition of <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003352810">BMG Music Publishing</a> cleared a stateside hurdle Tuesday, as the FTC and the Justice Department gave antitrust approval to the deal.Read more

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  4. Food industry tweaks ad guidelines

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Amid an epidemic of childhood obesity and mounting negative press, marketers Tuesday said they have significantly strengthened their efforts to self-regulate food and beverage ads targeting kids under age 12.Read more

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  5. M8 posts $2.3 mil 3rd-qtr. profit

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    TORONTO -- A writedown on film costs for "Lovewrecked" helped M8 Entertainment Inc. swing to a third-quarter profit, the Canadian movie producer said Tuesday.Read more

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  6. Santa Barbara fest to honor Mirren

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    The 22nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Helen Mirren for her work in Miramax Films' "The Queen," in which she plays Queen Elizabeth II.Read more

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  7. Lauren to develop film based on life of heiress

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Andrew Lauren Prods., which recently appointed P. Jennifer Dana president of production, also has begun developing a psychological horror film based on the life of gun heiress Sarah Winchester.<br />Read more

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  8. news digest

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    UMG's BMG buy clears 2 major hurdles; KTTV goes 'Hollywood' with new show; Lauren taps Dana, sets up Winchester pic; 'Scotsman' flying worldwide via MGM; Control Room inks concert deal; Santa Barbara fest to fete Mirren; ABC News ups Avila, FulginitiRead more

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  9. Study: Radio ad clutter lower than TV

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Commercial time on radio stations is averaging less than 10 minutes per hour, lower than the average number of commercial minutes per hour (12 to 14) on television, according to a study released Tuesday by Empower MediaMarketing, which analyzed Nielsen Monitor Plus data in 15 of the nation's top markets.Read more

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  10. German firms tell different tales

    4:00 am 11/15/2006

    Two of the few survivors of Germany's Neuer Markt stock crash presented very different financial pictures Tuesday.Read more

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