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Film: Producers Gil Friesen and Andy Meyer,...

Film: Producers Gil Friesen and Andy Meyer, who together formed A&M; Films in 1981, confirmed Monday that they are reuniting to form Free Range Pictures, a production company that expects to develop as many as 12 projects over two years in an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. The company’s headquarters will be in Port Townsend, Wash., Meyer’s hometown. In an interview, the two men said they hope to develop films in the $12-million to $20-million budget range. The deal marks the end of what Friesen, who resigned as president of A&M; Records in 1990, described as a sabbatical. Friesen and Meyer worked on such A&M; films as “The Breakfast Club,” “Birdy” and “Bring On the Night.” Meyer is also the former president of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Productions, where he worked on “The Milagro Beanfield War,” and of Norman Lear’s Act III Productions, where he worked on “Fried Green Tomatoes.”


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