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VIACOM IS NEW HOME FOR DANIEL L. PAULSON PRODUCTIONS

 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Paulson, producer of such profitable movies as "Passenger 57," which grossed more than 45 million dollars, "Comes a Horseman," plus the award- winning "Copacabana," has found a new home with Viacom Productions, it was announced today by West Coast President Gus Lucas.
 The "first look" deal will include series, cable, movies and television specials.
 In making the announcement, Lucas stated, "We are delighted to have Dan Paulson aboard. His expertise and production successes fit perfectly into Viacom's development of fresh, new programming for network, cable, first-run and other entertainment media."
 Projects included in Paulson's roster are: "Horn of the Goat," a major Fall publication from Simon & Schuster, written by Bill Birnes. Mark McNamara is writing a cover story on this project for Vanity Fair, to be published in either May or June. "Horn of the Goat" is a true story, which Paulson will turn into a miniseries. The story is about two serial killers and the sister of one of the victims, who took on the U.S. and Canadian governments to bring the murderers to justice.
 "The Planter Street Story" is also a Paulson's project and is based upon a Simon & Schuster novel written by Sharron Gayle and Vicki Meyer. This, too is a true story, about Meyer, a young single mother who puts her life at risk to go undercover, in order to gather evidence to capture the suspects who have molested her children.
 Among Paulson's earlier credits are "Victims For Victims," the Theresa Saldana story, which won a Christopher Award, after airing on NBC, and "Comes a Horseman," in which he brought together the talents of James Caan, Jane Fonda and Jason Robards, which he produced for United Artists.
 He also produced the Showtime movie "Backtrack," starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster and Charlie Sheen; "Town Bully," an ABC movie starring Bruce Boxleitner; and "Promised a Miracle," with Rosanna Arquette and Judge Reinhold.
 Formerly a production executive at 20th Century Fox and NBC, Paulson later became vice president of movies and series for Dick Clark Productions. He formed his own company, Daniel L. Paulson Productions, to begin developing a number of theatrical films, television movies and several series pilots.
 His production of "Passenger 57" is itself a success story, as the 15-million dollar movie wound up grossing over 45-million dollars in domestic release alone.
 Paulson will be based at Viacom's Universal City offices, which also house Viacom Productions, MTV, Showtime and Viacom Enterprises.
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 /CONTACT: George Faber of Viacom, 818-505-7600/


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