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Oct 22, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Hollywood enlisted in terrorism fight
Los Angeles-Representatives of the Bush administration met with a group of network and studio executives in Los Angeles last week to explore how Hollywood could most effectively aid the war against terrorism. “It was a good initial opening meeting,” Greystone Communications CEO Craig Haffner, one of the meeting’s organizers, told the Associated Press.
Sinclair hires Bear Stearns
Los Angeles-Sinclair Broadcast Group has retained Bear Stearns for advice on the future of its TV station holdings. Sinclair owns and operates or programs 62 stations in 40 markets reaching about 25 percent of U.S. TV households.
ABC stops `The Runner’ due to war on terror
Los Angeles-ABC has put its upcoming reality series “The Runner” on an indefinite hiatus, citing the war on terrorism as an inappropriate time to present a bounty hunter-based competition series, which originally was slated to begin airing Monday, Jan. 7.
Uva may exit Turner for Coca-Cola post
New York-Rumors were flying last week that Turner Entertainment Sales & Marketing President Joe Uva was planning to exit the company soon. A number of executives said Mr. Uva might be headed to Coca-Cola to join his former boss, marketing chief Steve Heyer. A Turner spokesman adamantly denied that Mr. Uva was planning to leave the company.