Oz in the News 2.23.16

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Born Feb. 23: Victor Fleming  American film director Victor Fleming was born Feb. 23, 1889, in Pasadena, Calif. Fleming was one of five directors involved in The Wizard of Oz, but guided the vast majority of the film sequences. He then took over direction of Gone With the Wind after George Cukor was taken off the project three weeks after filming commenced. The Classic Films commemorative set of 1990 featured The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Windas two of the four film subjects on the 25¢ stamps.

New Nickelodeon TV Movie “Emerald City Music Hall” To Be “Latina ‘Wizard of Oz'”  In a exclusive interview with Playbill.com, acclaimed writer and director Gordon Greenberg has revealed that Emerald City Music Hall (formally titled “Emerald City Records“), the brand-new original musical television movie he is currently co-writing with Michael Weiner for Nickelodeon, will be a “Latina Wizard of Oz“! You can read Gordon’s exclusive interview with Playbill here on Playbill.com! Nickelodeon is expected to announce more information about Emerald City Music Hall atNickelodeon Upfront 2016 on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 In New York City.

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