October 14, 1988 |
Tri-Star Pictures, created as an instant "major" studio in New York six years ago by heavyweight partners Home Box Office, Columbia Pictures and CBS, announced Thursday that it will shift its New York operations to Burbank. By mid-1989, Tri-Star executives expect to be headquartered in the high-rise Studio Plaza now under construction next to the Burbank Studios, where a sister company--Columbia Pictures--is located.
December 10, 1990 |
Saying there has been no interference in content from its Japanese owners, Tri-Star Pictures on Friday revealed its first production schedule under Sony Corp. ownership. The ambitious program will put 15 feature films before the cameras during 1991, involving such filmmakers as David Lean, Steven Spielberg, Milos Forman and Roland Joffe, and stars Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Michael Douglas and Julia Roberts.
March 11, 1985
The New York-based motion picture company reached an agreement to co-finance the development of theatrical projects by the newly formed Chestnut Hill Productions over the next two years. Under the terms of the deal, Tri-Star has the right of first refusal on the projects and will finance the productions it accepts. Chestnut Hill is a private firm formed by Jeffrey Lurie, a member of the family that controls the largest block of stock of General Cinema Corp.
November 12, 1987 |
Frank Price, a one-time television writer who later headed two major Hollywood film studios, will make movies once again for Coca-Cola Co., owner of Columbia Pictures, it was announced Wednesday. Price was Columbia's chief executive from 1979 to 1983. This time around, the 57-year-old Price has signed to produce films under a three-year deal with Tri-Star Pictures, which is being merged with Columbia under a new umbrella firm, Columbia Pictures Entertainment.
January 15, 1985 |
Tri-Star Pictures made two key executive changes Monday, naming marketing and distribution chief David Matalon president of the 2-year-old movie company and appointing Jeff Sagansky, a 32-year-old television executive, as its president of production. Matalon, 41, who was executive vice president for worldwide distribution and marketing, will assume only part of the responsibilities held by Tri-Star's former president and chief operating officer, Gary Hendler, who resigned last December.