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Bill Mechanic, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker today at the 1997 USC School of Cinema-Television commencement.
In a preemptive strike, 20th Century Fox has purchased film rights to Michael Crichton's next novel, "Prey," for close to $5 million. No other studio was granted a shot at the manuscript.
French finance and sales company Pandora has acquired its second pic at the fest, adding world rights (excluding Brazil) for Fabio Barreto's $5 million "Bela Donna" to its slate.
Motion Picture Assn. chairman and CEO Jack Valenti will hold talks with Russian government officials in Cannes about the continued piracy problem.
The newly renamed Carlton Film Distributors, formerly Rank Film Distributors, has arrived at Cannes in the midst of internal reorganization under its new ownership.
October Films has agreed to finance and distribute worldwide Open City Films' "Three Seasons," the feature debut of 24-year-old Vietnam native Tony Bui.
Laura Ziffren, who has worked on the soundtracks to such films as "William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" and the upcoming "Picture Perfect," has been upped to vice president of Fox Music.
Canada's Alliance Independent Films has picked up worldwide rights to the British pic "The Girl With Brains in Her Feet."
Mark Shivas, the BBC's departing head of film, is setting up his own indie production company, but will remain under contract as an exec producer for BBC film projects for 18 months.