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'MARTINE' BECOMES FIRST PROJECT ACQUIRED BY REVIVED UA

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "Martine," the newest project from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Bass, becomes the first new film to be acquired by United Artists, it was announced today by UA Pictures President John Calley.
 Bass has written the screenplay for "Martine," based on an original story by Bass and Kate Guinzburg, with Bass and Guinzburg also serving as producers. The film is being developed for UA by Bass and Pfeiffer/Guinzburg Productions, whose principals are Michelle Pfeiffer and Guinzburg.
 Bass won an Academy Award for his touching original screenplay for "Rain Man," which also took home Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman. Interestingly, "Rain Man" was the last title released by United Artists before it was temporarily dissolved in 1988. Bass has since scripted the hit thriller "Sleeping With the Enemy," starring Julia Roberts and most recently wrote and produced the acclaimed drama "The Joy Luck Club."
 "The combination of United Artists and Ron Bass has previously proven to be a winning one," Calley noted in making the announcement. "We are thrilled to be collaborating once more with this extraordinarily talented writer.
 A contemporary love story, "Martine" revolves around an exotic and passionate love triangle. The project will be shepherded by recently announced UA Executive Vice President of Production Rebecca Pollack and should prove to be a major star vehicle for the female lead in the title role and those cast as her two love interests.
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