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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is on the verge of announcing a six-year, 30-film distribution deal with Disney after the collapse of negotiations last week with NBC Universal‘s Universal Studios. The move will bring to an end Spielberg’s 30-year relationship with Universal. (Iwantmedia 2/9, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f27f3d68-f612-11dd-a9ed-0000779fd2ac.html 2/8)

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DreamWorks made a new seven-year distribution deal with Universal Pictures reports Variety. The arrangement includes six films per year giving Universal an 8% distribution fee for releasing DreamWorks’ films. The pact technically can begin next year, although the first film in the new collaboration will likely be released in 2010 since Paramount Pictures is set to distribute DreamWorks films through the end of 2009. (Cynopsis 10/14)

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Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) agreement with Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Lionsgate Films is a done deal. The studios will fund the deployment of digital projection systems to nearly 20,000 movie theatre screens across North America, including the AMC, Cinemark and Regal theatre chains. (Cynopsis 10/2)

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The fire at Universal Studios on Sunday has been ruled an accident, set by a blow torch used by workers in repairing one of the sets.  Universal Studios theme park and Universal CityWalk both reopened on Monday. (Cynopsis 6/3, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-studiofire3-2008jun03,0,5961570.story 6/3)

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June 2, 2008, 6:00 PM
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A massive fire at the Universal Studios lot Sunday morning destroyed thousands of film reels and videos television shows, as well as the streetscape set from the clock tower square set from Back to the Future, the King Kong exhibit, two other streetscapes – one from NYC and the other from “New England” – were also destroyed. Some of these streetscapes and exhibits were damaged in an arson fire set in 1990. The cause of this fire is under investigation. (Cynopsis 6/2, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-studiofire2-2008jun02,0,5175136.story 6/2)




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