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King Kong’s 75th Anniversary

King Kong, Fay WrayTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original King Kong, three television networks will be teaming up to honor the classic film.

On April 7th, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast the 1933 movie starring screen legend Fay Wray as Ann Darrow.  This black-and-white RKO production, which debuted during the height of the Depression era, earned more than $1.7 million during its run.

Four days later, TNT, TBS and TCM will simulcast an airing of the 2005 version with in the lead role.  Although a remake featuring Jessica Lange hit theaters in 1976, ‘s update is considered truer to the original.

Immediately after April 7’s showing, Turner Classic Movies will air four other films hitting their diamond anniversaries:  Dinner at Eight, Little Women, 42nd Street and Queen Christina.

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More Deals Struck With Writers Guild

LionsgateAlthough a deal with a major studio has yet to be reached, the has been striking gold in other areas.  Late this week, the union was able to boast signed agreements with three other companies: , and .  These interim pacts are similar to the ones already reached with The Weinstein Company and United Artists.

In the meantime, informal talks between the WGA and studio reps began last Tuesday and continued through the week.

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Variety


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