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Movie Firm Names Hyman President

January 08, 1985|VICTORIA McCARGAR

Myron A. (Micky) Hyman, a former executive of MGM/UA and CBS Inc., has been named president of Tomorrow Entertainment Inc., which, after more than a decade in television production, will move into feature films, the company said Monday.

Hyman, who resigned last month as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cannon Group Inc., an independent film company, will direct the expansion, Tomorrow Chairman John D. Backe said. Hyman is a former president of the Home Video division of MGM/UA Home Entertainment Group and was executive vice president-business and administration at CBS' Video Enterprises unit.

Tomorrow Entertainment, founded in 1971 as a subsidiary of General Electric Corp., was known in the 1970s for its quality made-for-TV productions, including "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom." After GE withdrew from the entertainment business in 1974, Tomorrow received backing from the New York ad agency Dancer Fitzgerald Sample Inc. Backe, former president and chief executive of CBS Inc., joined the company as a partner in 1981 and bought out Dancer Fitzgerald in 1983.

"Micky and I go back a long way together," Backe said, adding that he first brought Hyman to CBS. Hyman will join Tomorrow as a partner, Backe said.

New York-based Tomorrow will continue to produce programs for commercial, cable and pay television, Backe added. The company produced "The Body Human" series and other shows for CBS, as well as programming for Home Box Office, the Lifetime cable network and the Disney Channel. As the first step in its expansion, Tomorrow has entered into a production agreement with International Video Entertainment Inc., a domestic and international video distributor.

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