Pay TV: Encore Media Corp. will get...

Pay TV: Encore Media Corp. will get first-run releases from Universal Pictures to be shown over a pay channel being launched in January under an exclusive deal. One of the first films expected to be aired is "Scent of a Woman." Steven Spielberg's upcoming "Jurassic Park" was not included in the deal. Encore previously disclosed six specialty channels to feature films in genres such as Western, action, romance and mystery. Cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. has agreed to carry the programs. . . . Stirrings: Actor James Woods signed on Thursday with ICM after 17 years with CAA.

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