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  1. Malone taps McGurk to run new studio-distrib

    4:00 am 11/14/2006

    The movie business has another much-needed new buyer.Read more

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  2. 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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  3. Cutler tapped as Winkler chief

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    CAA motion picture literary agent Jill Cutler has left her post to become president of Winkler Films, the production company of Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler.Read more

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  4. Fox inks distribution deal in China

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has inked a distribution deal in China with local video distributor Zoke Culture Group.Read more

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  5. Ovitz added to Busch suit

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    Attorneys for former Los Angeles Times writer and ex-Hollywood Reporter editor Anita Busch have added Michael Ovitz as a defendant in a civil lawsuit connected to the criminal prosecution of private investigator Anthony Pellicano.Read more

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  6. Showtime for MacDowell, Boyle

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    Showtime is adding more star power to its half-hour pilots with Andie MacDowell, left, Lara Flynn Boyle and Andrea Martin in negotiations to join "Insatiable." (WireImage.com photo)Read more

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  7. Microsoft sets sights on iPod with new Zune

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    A few months ago, Harvey Chute started Zunerama.com, where he has been posting news, intelligence, speculation, photos -- whatever -- about Microsoft's new Zune device. His is one of about 50 blogs dedicated to the product, which doesn't even launch until Tuesday.Read more

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  8. Fox buys 'Awesome' script

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    Fox Atomic has acquired "Captain Awesome," a comedy spec script from writers Mike Arnold and Chris Poole. Mark O'Connor is producing.Read more

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  9. NBC News job cuts start at 'Dateline'

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    NBC News began late last week to make the first cuts as part of its NBCU 2.0 overhaul, laying off about 15 "Dateline NBC" employees.Read more

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  10. 'Grey' admitted for syndication

    4:00 am 11/13/2006

    After having found a cable buyer for the hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" over the summer, Buena Vista Television is now firming up sales for the off-net series in weekend broadcast syndication.Read more

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