Beth Laski

Marketplace

NEARING THE FINISH LINE

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“Waterworld” helmer Kevin Reynolds screened his first cut of the film, which weighed in at 2 hours and 34 minutes, to MCA/Universal brass and the movie's producers last week. Comprising the audience…

Pressing Problems

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Will “Waterworld's” bad press hurt its box office? Probably not, most sources suggest. The list of pictures that have been mired in logistical problems, cost overruns and bad press is not difficult…

No MCA Breakthrough

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MCA Inc. chairman Lew Wasserman and president Sidney Sheinberg met in Osaka last week with their Japanese bosses, but the contentious issue of greater autonomy for the Hollywood management team was…

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