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CLARIFICATION TO WARNER BROS. SIGNS THREE-YEAR, FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH ARNOLD KOPELSON PRODUCTIONS.

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 WARNER BROS. SIGNS THREE-YEAR, FIRST-LOOK DEAL
 WITH ARNOLD KOPELSON PRODUCTIONS
 BURBANK, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. has signed a three-year, first-look agreement with Arnold Kopelson Productions, it was announced today by Bruce Berman, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Theatrical Production.
 Kopelson, who received a Best Picture Academy Award for "Platoon," produced "Out for Justice" starring Steven Seagal for Warner Bros. last year. Also for Warner, Kopelson is currently producing (with Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris) "Falling Down," a contemporary action drama starring Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall, directed by Joel Schumacher. Arnon Milchan is the executive producer of the film written by Ebbe Roe Smith.
 Berman stated, "We have been working closely with Arnold and other executives of his company for more than two years and we are pleased to be entering into a long-term relationship with them. We anticipate that Arnold Kopelson Productions will be a major source of important motion pictures in the years to come."
 Arnold Kopelson Productions will maintain its offices on Wilshire Boulevard, where Kopelson and his partner and co-chairperson, Anne Kopelson, as well as their senior staff, are situated.
 Kopelson's company currently has several projects in development at Warner Bros., including "Don't Say a Word," based upon the novel by Andrew Klavan and with a screenplay being written by Donald Stewart; "The Fugitive," with a screenplay by David Twohy based upon the long- running television series of the same name; "Getting Rid of Joey," a comedic tale of sibling rivalry written by Cathleen Young; and "The Stars Shine Through," which will be based on a novel being written by Sidney Sheldon.
 As part of his new agreement with Warner, Kopelson also brings "The Forever King", a soon-to-be published novel by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy, which was acquired in a heated bidding war last month. The story concerns a 10-year-old boy living in Chicago who accidentally finds the Holy Grail and discovers that he is King Arthur reincarnated.
 Stated Kopelson, "I'm thrilled to become part of the Warner Bros. family and to work closely with Bruce Berman and his creative team. We are very selective and aggressive in the acquisition of material, and we produce what we develop. Bruce has been very supportive of our tastes and our methods, and we look forward to making many high-quality and commercial motion pictures together."
 Kopelson added that New Regency Productions may be involved in future Arnold Kopelson Productions. "Arnon Milchan and I have been friends for many years, and we have very similar tastes in material. Since his company also has a relationship with Warner Bros., we expect to be coordinating our activities."
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