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Spelling Entertainment CFO Resigns: Spelling Entertainment Group Inc., whose television hits include “Beverly Hills 90210" and “Melrose Place,” said that Tom Carson resigned as chief financial officer and member of the office of the president. “It has been a great run at Spelling, but I feel that it is time to move on and pursue new opportunities,” Carson said. Beverly Hills-based Spelling said Carson had not yet announced his future plans. Analysts said they were not surprised by Carson’s decision, given Spelling’s inconsistent status. Viacom Inc. took its 77% stake in Spelling off the block in May because of insufficient offers. Viacom acquired its majority stake in Spelling in September 1994 with its acquisition of Blockbuster Entertainment.


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