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March 14, 1995 | JAMES BATES
After showing clips from the new Sylvester Stallone futuristic action film "Judge Dredd" to theater owners Friday afternoon, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Chairman Joe Roth announced that a sequel is already in the works. The title: "Judge Ito: No Mercy." As Roth announced the title, an image of the nation's most famous trial judge appeared on a giant screen behind Roth, along with the title. An obvious prank.
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March 14, 1995 | JAMES BATES
After showing clips from the new Sylvester Stallone futuristic action film "Judge Dredd" to theater owners Friday afternoon, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Chairman Joe Roth announced that a sequel is already in the works. The title: "Judge Ito: No Mercy." As Roth announced the title, an image of the nation's most famous trial judge appeared on a giant screen behind Roth, along with the title. An obvious prank.
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August 20, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Doug Duitsman will take over as president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Oct. 20. Duitsman, who has held numerous executive posts with the academy during the last 14 years, was elected to the top spot Tuesday night by the academy's Board of Governors. Duitsman, a vice president with Warner Bros. Television, is completing his third term as the academy's first vice president. He will succeed outgoing president Richard H. Frank.
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February 28, 1985
Richard H. Frank, president of the Paramount Television Group since July, 1983, resigned from the company on Wednesday in an unexpected move. A Paramount spokeswoman quoted Frank as saying he was leaving to "pursue new career opportunities." His resignation was announced by Frank Mancuso, president of Paramount Pictures Corp., parent company of the studio's television group.
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February 20, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Film Buyers Descend: About 6,000 people are expected to attend the 15th annual American Film Market in Santa Monica, the biggest marketplace for independent films shown throughout the world. About 2,000 buyers from 67 countries will shop for independent films to put in theaters, on television screens and in video stores overseas. The conference begins Thursday with a keynote luncheon speech by Richard H.
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February 20, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has received a $600,000 grant from Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts to present a daylong conference about violence in scripted, prime-time and children's television programming.
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March 30, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Trying to preserve video dialogues with industry legends including David Brinkley, Johnny Carson and Oprah Winfrey, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is establishing an Archive of American Television. The project will document conversations with television producers, stars, executive directors and writers. A $50,000 pilot program of four or five interviews will begin within 60 days.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1994
Robert Jacquemin, president of Buena Vista Television, the TV program syndication arm of Walt Disney Studios, has resigned. Jacquemin, who headed BVT for nine years, recently spearheaded the company's highly successful campaign to sell the reruns of its hit series "Home Improvement." Nonetheless, there were long-running rumors of friction between Jacquemin and his bosses, Walt Disney Studios President Richard H. Frank and Executive Vice President Randy Reiss.
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April 23, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Fox Broadcasting, the fledgling network created last year to serve independent TV stations, has stolen into the chicken coop of the big three networks and carried away the prime-time Emmy Awards show. By an overwhelming vote, governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences agreed late Tuesday to negotiate a three-year deal with Fox to telecast not only the Emmies for prime-time programming, but also the Television Academy Hall of Fame shows, beginning this year.
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March 11, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co.'s top television executive, Richard H. Frank, 52, resigned Friday, ending weeks of speculation and marking another high-level departure at a company that until last year was one of the entertainment industry's most stable. Within the past year, Disney President Frank G. Wells died in a helicopter crash, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg left in a bitter feud with Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner and a batch of lower level executives departed as well.
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