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  • George N. Manis, lawyer

    George N. Manis, lawyer
    George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85. The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis...
  • $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

    $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market
    Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday. Charges are pending against 19 people who rent space in the market, not the flea market...
  • Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods

    Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods
    As regulars perused handmade jewelry, discounted bedsheets, slightly-worn stuffed animals and other knick-knacks, dozens of Baltimore County police officers swarmed into a bustling Dundalk flea market Saturday morning to bust vendors allegedly selling...
  • John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre

    John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre
    Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising. The...
  • 'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy

    'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy
    Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
  • Roskino Unveils St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum Line-up, Poster

    LONDON -- Roskino CEO, Katya Mtsitouridze, has unveiled the official poster and line-up of events for the first ever St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, which was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival. The Media Forum, which is organized by Roskino,...
  • End of tax credit in North Carolina could send filmmakers packing

    By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Aug 15 (Reuters) - The looming end of tax breaks that helped lure major film and television productions such as the Hunger Games and Sleepy Hollow to North Carolina has supporters fearing Hollywood will take its bright...
  • Teamsters Boycotting Hollywood Trucking Firm Quixote

    A branch of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters has launched a boycott of the non-union Quixote Studios, one of Hollywood's largest operators of truck and trailer fleets. Teamsters Local 399, which reps about 5,000 drivers, location managers and casting...
  • Argentina Currency Crisis Stops Hollywood from Exporting Profits (EXCLUSIVE)

    Hollywood studios have been unable to take tens of millions of dollars out of Argentina for roughly two years, a victim of the country's ongoing financial crisis, Variety has learned. It's an issue that plagues all U.S. companies, but is particularly...
  • Dodd Recalls First Obamacare Vote 5 Years Ago

    Republicans and talk radio hosts have been blasting the Obamacare healthcare law relentlessly for five full years, but former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd sees it differently. On the recent fifth anniversary of the first committee vote in favor of the...
  • MPAA Taps Joanna McIntosh for Lobbying and Policy Post

    Joanna McIntosh is joining the MPAA as executive vice president for global policy and external affairs. She comes to the trade association from Verizon, where she was vice president of federal government relations. Michael O'Leary, the MPAA's top...
  • MPAA's Michael O'Leary to Depart

    Michael O'Leary, the MPAA's top official tasked with overseeing its lobbying and advocacy efforts, is leaving his post at the end of June. In a statement released by the association, O'Leary said that "having accomplished many of my goals at the MPAA,...