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Woody's sweetheart gets him to Sweetland.

The question of how Woody Allen's scandal-ridden private life would eventually affect his professional life was at least partially answered when it became known that Allen was cancel ling his threepicture deal with Tristar Pictures and was moving in with Sweetland Films, an independent company with European backing. Manhattan Murder Mystery will be Allen's last film for TriStar. His new arrangement with Sweetland starts in September.

Allen's last film for TriStar. Husbands and Wives, though critically acclaimed, didn't set the box office on fire. which some blamed on his much-publicized affair with his step-daughter, SoonYi Previn. and his legal problems with Mia Farrow.

Both Allen and TriStar maintained that their split was amicable. Sweetland is headed by Jean Doumanian. who has been close to Allen for many years. The company is said to have offered Allen expanded budgets for his pictures.

Husbands and Wives grossed $38 million on the domestic and international markets. It cost $15 million to make.
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Title Annotation:Woody Allen cancels contract with TriStar Pictures to go with Sweetland Films
Publication:Video Age International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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