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1st Canadian arrested for camcording

TORONTO — Montreal police have made the first arrest of a Canadian for illegally videotaping a movie in a cinema since legislation to criminalize unauthorized camcording became law here in June. A Toronto representative of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Assn. said Friday that Montreal police arrested a 23-year-old man Oct. 26 for allegedly recording the Disney comedy "Dan in Real Life" at Cinema Guzzo's La Cordaire Cineplex on Avenue des Grandes Prairies. The identity of the man will not be revealed until Montreal police complete their investigation and decide whether to bring formal charges.

New pay package for Apple's Jobs?

NEW YORK — Apple is considering a new compensation package for CEO Steve Jobs, the company said in its annual report. Jobs has been paid a nominal annual salary of $1 during the past decade, while also getting restricted stock and other special awards from the Apple board from time to time. "Because Mr. Jobs' continued leadership is critical to Apple, the compensation committee is considering additional compensation arrangements for him," the annual report stated.

'Garth' back for TV special

Scripps-owned cable network Great American Country said it will air an exclusive 90-minute music special that will be the first TV special "capturing Garth Brooks' concert experience" since he retired from touring nine years ago and his first televised concert since 2001. "Garth: One Man, One City, One Night" will focus on the final night of Brooks' nine-concert series, which took place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. It's set to air at 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

'The Kid' in the ring in Mexico City

Boxing drama "The Kid" (Chamaco) begins filming this week in Mexico City under director Miguel Necoechea. The film stars Alex Perea as an aspiring Olympic boxer as well as Martin Sheen and Kirk Harris, who become his mentors. The film is co-produced by Ivania Films of Mexico City and Rogue Arts of Los Angeles. Don Franken, Necoechea and Harris are producing from a screenplay by Necoechea, Harris and Carl Bessai.

'Family Guy' lunching with Subway

NEW YORK — Fox's "Family Guy" has lined up its first national quick service restaurant promotion with Subway Restaurant, which will air a TV spot featuring the show's Peter Griffin and will promote the animated series online and in more than 22,000 Subway restaurants. The campaign runs through Dec. 30. As part of the promotion, participating restaurants will provide diners with the option of receiving a one-of-a-kind collector's cup.

Good 'Morning' Boston

NEW YORK — Don Imus and his "Imus in the Morning" radio show will return Dec. 3 to Greater Media radio station 96.9 FM Talk in Boston after having been yanked this year as part of his firing by CBS Radio. The deal, unveiled Friday, marks one of the first big syndication arrangements for "Imus" since a recent deal with Citadel Broadcasting. Under the deal, Imus broadcasts his show out of WABC New York, with ABC Radio Network syndicating it.