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  1. Fantasy Soap League woos subscribers

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Through its cable channel SoapNet, Disney-ABC Television Group is launching Fantasy Soap League, an online game allowing soap fans to interact with their favorite shows and characters at SoapNet.com, the company said Monday.Read more

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  2. Congdon adds voice to ABC digital news

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Former Rocketboom.com host Amanda Congdon is joining ABC News Digital Media as a contributor, the network is expected to announce Tuesday.Read more

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  3. 'Borat' reporting in at top; 'Clause 3,' 'Flushed' follow

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    It was more of the same at the North American boxoffice this past weekend. 20th Century Fox's "Borat" held on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row, while family films "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" and "Flushed Away" were beneficiaries of the Veterans Day holiday and once again took the second and third spots, respectively.Read more

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  4. executive suite

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    John Ankwicz has been named senior vp production at Telepictures Prods., where he will head production and oversee the production staffs on all of the company's TV series and content initiatives. Ankwicz has been at Telepictures since 1994, starting out as an associate producer on "Extra." During the past 12 years, he has been the production executive and then the executive in charge of production, overseeing nearly 4,000 episodes. He reports to Telepictures president Hilary Estey McLoughlin.Read more

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  5. Bond readies to halt 'Borat' run

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's mocumentary "Borat" dominated international screens for a second consecutive weekend, but the overseas market will determine whether the shock-dispensing shenanigans of a make-believe Kazakhstan newsman can stand up to suave action hero James Bond, whose "Casino Royale" opens in 31 territories this coming weekend.Read more

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  6. McGurk to run new studio-distrib

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    On Monday, Liberty Media Corp.'s Starz Llc. announced the launch of Overture Films, a film production and distribution company, which it is funding to the tune of $500 million, with Chris McGurk as CEO.Read more

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  7. Williams picks up film about Giancana

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Producer Mark Williams has acquired the film rights to the novel "Double Cross," about the life of mobster Sam Giancana, hiring Edgar Allan Poe Award winner Alfonse Ruggiero Jr. to script the adaptation.Read more

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  8. Film scorer Poledouris dies

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Film and TV composer Basil Poledouris, who received an Emmy for scoring the 1989 Western miniseries "Lonesome Dove," died Wednesday of cancer in Los Angeles (HR 11/10). He was 61.Read more

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  9. No 'Borat' for you, Russia: Distrib axes release plans

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Russian audiences will not be seeing 20th Century Fox's "Borat" because local distributor Gemini Film has pulled the plug on a theatrical release after authorities hinted that they might ban it (HR 11/10).Read more

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  10. week in review digest

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    Warners bags a billion overseas; HBO, BBC movies for Poliakoff; Weinstein Co. picks 'Blueberry'; BVITV, BT ink VOD deal; Col's Robinson tapped for CineAsia prizeRead more

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