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"Steven M. Blacher" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:11:36 -0800
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>>From my contacts at Disney World -- she was indeed at the parks (Magic
>Kingdom in particular) and did miss the closing ceremonies.
>Does anyone know more about the movie that has been announced -- my friends
>don't seem to have any details.
Actually, three films have been announced:
1. ABC and Disney have purchased story rights from Nancy Kerrigan (for $1
million - the deal including provisions for other programs and endorsements
as well as the TV film). The movie is planned to air during the May sweeps.
2. Fox, and somewhat more tentatively NBC, have announced that they will
make films using public domain sources only. The Fox film will likely be
the first to air.
3. To date, all networks have stated that they will not be involved in any
project that involves the purchase of rights from Tonya Harding (a position
that echoes the stance taken in regards to Amy Fisher, though NBC's film
was, in the end, based on rights purchased from Fisher).