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ORION PICTURES LICENSES ROBOCOP TV RIGHTS TO SKYVISION ENTERTAINMENT

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 LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Orion Pictures announced today that it has granted worldwide television licensing rights for "RoboCop" to Skyvision Entertainment, a division of the John Labatt Entertainment Group, based in Toronto. Len White, Orion president, said, "Our two `RoboCop' theatrical releases were extremely successful and we wanted to work with an organization which would provide both production commitment and significant financial backing for the television series. We feel confident that Skyvision will deliver the best possible product."
 "RoboCop" 1 and 2 have achieved revenues in excess of $350 million from all sources.
 Skyvision President Brian K. Ross said: "We are very pleased and excited to have the rights to `RoboCop.' This is the biggest title ever acquired by a Canadian production company. With the full resources of the John Labatt Entertainment Group of Companies behind this production, we're confident that the series will be as successful and entertaining as it is on the big screen."
 Skyvision now produces a number of television series, among them, "Secret Service" for NBC, and a two-hour pilot in development also at NBC called "Cold Warriors."
 ICM's Bob Sanitsky helped develop the television package for Orion and Skyvision. He said, "Several major studios were interested in acquiring the TV rights for `RoboCop.' We believe, as did Orion, that Skyvision's proposal was the strongest, because of their deep commitment to making `RoboCop' a first-class television program, while offering the security of being in business with Canada's largest entertainment conglomerate."
 Joseph Indelli, Orion's executive vice president, TV, said that "RoboCop" offers an extremely high form of brand recognition, virtually equivalent to "Star Trek." He said, "Skyvision will offer us first-rate production values. This new hour-long, syndicated program will compare favorably to any action/adventure series produced thus far."
 Skyvision will initially produce 22 one-hour "RoboCop" episodes at an approximate cost of $1.5 million per show.
 The John Labatt Entertainment Group is the largest conglomerate in Canada. Its holdings also include Partners USA, The Toronto Blue Jays and Dome Productions and Sounds Interchange, Canada's leading audio and video post-production facilities.
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 /CONTACT: Phillip Myers or Cynthia Spector of Sitrick And Company, 310-788-2850, for Orion Pictures/


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