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Production has been completed on the yet-unscheduled NBC movie, "BestIntentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry," a drama about the 1985shooting death of black honor student Edmund Perry by Harlem police.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Sam Anson, "Best Intentions" starsAnna Maria Horsford, Taurean Blacque and Georg Stanford Brown.

Lee Majors, Peter Scolari and Lisa Hartman are currently filming the ABC movie,"Fire," for future broadcast, about the 1988 nighttime blaze at the FirstInterstate skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles that killed one man and trappedseveral occupants.

Arliss Howard, Jeff Fahey, Tony "Ghost" Goldwyn and Alice Krige have been castin the TNT production of "Iran," a two-part drama focusing on the IranianRevolution and one Tehran family's experiences.

Filming begins this fall in Greece for telecast next year.

Principal photography has been completed in London on "Bejewelled," a DisneyChannel premiere film set to air in January.

Emma Samms, Denis Lawson, Dirk Benedict, Jean Marsh and Jerry Hall star in thecomedy about a young curator at a Boston museum who becomes involved with a pairof globe-trotting children and their handsome chaperone as she tries to recovera stolen gem collection. SERIES

Olivia Brown, best known as Detective Trudy Joplin on "Miami Vice," is joiningthe cast of NBC's comedy "Dear John" later this fall.

Brown will play a former member of Overeaters Anonymous who joins theOne-Two-One Club support group to help her cope with her husband's difficultadjustment to her new sexy figure.

Production has begun on "Alan King Inside the Comedy Mind," Alan King's newseries for the Comedy Channel.

Scheduled to premiere Nov. 17, the weekly 30-minute program will feature King ininformal conversation with different comedians. SOAPS

Actor Allan Dean Moore, who joined the cast earlier this month of ABC's daytimedrama, "One Life to Live," is taking rap lessons for his role as Kerry Nichols,the rebellious son of Police Commissioner Troy Nicholas (Terry Alexander), whohas quit school to pursue a music career. SPECIALS

Bravo will present "Alison," a true story of a woman living with AIDS, on WorldAids Day, Dec. 1. The 30-minute documentary will kick off Unfinished Stories II:Artist and AID"-a two-day, 26-hour fundraising effort to benefit AIDS researchand caregiving organizations.

Ron Kanter has been set to direct the live pay-per-view special starring thecontroversial rap group 2 Live Crew, scheduled to air Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. from The--Place in Hollywood.

Dick Clark Productions will produce the 12th Annual National ACE Awards whichhonor the best in original cable programming. The ACE Awards will air live onJan. 13, 1991, on the Black Entertainment Network, Discovery, the FamilyChannel, HA!, Lifetime, Nick at Nite, TBS and TNT.

Phil Collins, Janet Jackson, Sinead O'Connor, M.C. Hammer, Wilson Phillips andNew Kids on the Block are among the artists scheduled to appear on "The 1990Billboard Music Awards Show," a two-hour special airing Dec. 10 on Fox. Winnersin more than 20 categories will be recognized in several music genres. Winnersare chosen by Billboard Magazine's year-end charts, which are based on recordsales and radio airplay for the prior year.

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