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    Death-Defying Ratings: How Daredevils Are Making a Big TV Comeback

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    From the Hollywood Reporter:

    Nik Wallenda knows death haunts every step he takes on the high wire. As the great grandson of Karl Wallenda — the German emigre and patriarch of the Flying Wallendas who perished in 1978 on a wire badly strung between two towers of the Condado Plaza hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico — he also knows that some of the millions of viewers who have tuned in to his treacherous traverses of Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon are waiting for a snuff film. “I’m sure there’s a percentage saying, ‘I hope he falls,’ ” says Wallenda.

    Movie shoot news to city

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Published reports about plans to shoot another motion picture in the Falls came as news to Mayor Paul Dyster on Thursday.

    Although an article appearing in The Hollywood Reporter suggested the American side of the Falls would serve as the backdrop for an upcoming film featuring Dennis Hopper, Dyster said, at this point, the city has not been approached about the project.

    “As of right now, there have been no requests to film on the U.S. side,” Dyster said in reference to “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” a film The Hollywood Reporter described as a dark comedy penned by Jonathan Sobol, a writer with roots in the Western New York area.

    Dyster said it was his understanding that filming related to the project may be done nearby, but that the work would likely occur at locations in Niagara Falls, Ont.

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