Victor Film Company Ltd. is offering “To Die For,” an AIDS-themed film about a young man haunted by the camp ghost of his drag queen lover. The producer of the film, Gary Fitzpatrick, says profits from “To Die For” will go to the London Lighthouse, Britain’s first major residential and support center for people with HIV.
Pic is directed by Peter MacKenzie Litten, scripted by Johnny Byrne, and stars Thomas Arklie, Ian Williams, Tony Slattery, Dillie Keane, Jean Boht, John Altman and Caroline Munro.
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Troma Inc. has acquired “The Puppetoon Movie,” a full-length feature film of George Pal’s Oscar-winning animated entertainment. Produced by Arnold Leibovit, the pic is an example of the stop-action animation made popular again by Tim Burton’s recent “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The film features Art Clokey’s Gumby and Pokey characters, as well as “Tubby the Tuba” and “Speedy Alka-Seltzer.”
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ITC Entertainment Group is selling “The Last Seduction,” directed by John Dahl, starring Linda Fiorentino and Bill Pullman. The modern film noir has been selected to screen in the official competition at the 1994 Cognac Film Festival. Dahl’s “Kill Me Again” was awarded the grand prize at the ’90 Cognac fest. The company also premiered its James Belushi action-thriller “Royce” Friday at AFM.
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Miklen Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights (excluding the U.S.) to erotic action film “Professional Affair,” starring Robert Zdar. Pic is produced by Charlie Kao and Brad Billington of Pan Asia America, with TCI Communications of Taiwan financing.