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CALLEY NAMED PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARTISTS PICTURES

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Mancuso, chairman and chief executive officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. today announced the revival of its United Artists Studio with the appointment of John Calley as president of United Artists Pictures, effective Sept. 13, 1993.
 "I am delighted to welcome John Calley to United Artists. No one is better qualified to lead the rebirth of UA and return it to its proud heritage of a studio for filmmakers and creative talent who wish to participate as partners," Mancuso said. "In addition to being a filmmaker and producer, John also served as an executive in charge of world-wide production for Warner Bros. for more than 12 years. During his tenure as executive vice president, president and vice chairman, 120 films were produced."
 Mancuso continued, "John knows the creative community and how a major studio should nurture and support talent. With his vast experience in all aspects of filmmaking, John will attract outstanding talent as well as oversee the next generation of creative executives we will attract to United Artists."
 Calley said, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the rebirth of United Artists, a studio founded by filmmakers. I am equally delighted to work with Frank Mancuso in the rebuilding of Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer and its world-wide distribution network. In the coming months, United Artists will put into production a slate which will uphold its proud heritage."
 Calley has a long and distinguished career in both television and movies. Beginning at Filmways, Calley worked on the development of feature films and as the individual producer of a number of films, such as "Ice Station Zebra," "Topkapi," "The Cincinnati Kid," "The Americanization of Emily," "The Loved One" and "Catch 22."
 From 1968 to 1981, Calley held various senior executive positions at Warner Bros., including executive vice president/Worldwide Production, president and vice chairman. Films produced include all of Stanley Kubrick's and Clint Eastwood's during that period, as well as films under the banners of First Artists, Orion and The Ladd Co. Specific titles include: "The Exorcist," "Dirty Harry," "Clockwork Orange," "What's Up Doc?," "Deliverance," "Jeremiah Johnson," "Towering Inferno," "A Star is Born," "Blazing Saddles," "Klute," "All The President's Men," "Superman," "Barry Lyndon," "Chariots of Fire" and "Woodstock."
 Beginning in 1989, Calley became an independent film producer and partner with Mike Nichols.
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is involved in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures and television programs and operates theater chains in Europe.
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