GREIF UNVEILS 1997 SCHEDULE

The Greif Co. unveiled its 1997 motion picture and TV production and development slate.

On the film side, the Greif Co. will co-produce “Dixie Lee Jam” with Ruddy-Morgan, starring Tommy Lee Jones. The picture is set to start production after Jones’ “U.S. Marshall” finishes production.

Greif also has rights to Ray Cooney’s play “Funny Money.” Leslie is co-writing the adaptation with Harry Basil.

In the TV arena, Greif is developing the UPN pilot “Whitey.” The company also has a deal with Fox Television for the Tony Danza telefilm “The Octopus.”

On the cable side, Greif is doing a series of one-hour specials focusing on successful women titled “A Day With … .”

Greif previously produced the Alec Baldwin theatrical “Heaven’s Prisoners.”

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