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Allied Artists Names Industry Veteran Rick Tucker as Vice President of Production
Studio looks to Tucker’s Vast Experience to Head Productions for Film and Television for Both its Allied Artists and Monogram Brands
Mr. Tucker served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1973. He graduated from Valley and Pierce Colleges in Southern California and immediately began working his way up the movie industry ladder.
When Lorimar bought MGM Studios in the mid 70’s, Mr. Tucker coordinated moving the production equipment from MGM to Lorimar and went on to run the back lot on such productions as “Dallas”, “Midland Heights”, “Knots Landing” and many other successful TV productions. By 1985 Mr. Tucker had opened his own film production company, Big Kid Productions, and has been producing movies ever since.
David Richter, Senior Vice President of the Allied Artists Film Group, added: “Mr. Tucker has thrived in the entertainment field for over 40 years as a skilled technician and producer and we are excited to have him aboard.” From 1991 through 1994, Tucker was part of a team that won three Emmys for their contributions on “Home Improvement”
In 2003 Tucker formed “Tucker Family Productions”
Kim Richards, CEO of Allied Artists Int'l, parent of Allied Artists Film Group, added: “We feel very confident having someone like Rick, with a life-time of film making experience, overseeing the production arm of our film division. He is a great addition to our production team.”
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The history of the Allied Artists name is synonymous with filmmaking around the world. Since the beginning of talkies, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as "Papillon," starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, "Cabaret," with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, "Tickle Me" starring Elvis Presley, and "The Man Who Would be King," starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.