Business: Bitter Bust-Up In Filmland

Revolt at Transamerica

It was noisy and public enough to have been the bust-up of a particularly rocky Hollywood marriage, which in fact was just what it had been. The principals were the top executives at Transamerica, the San Francisco-based insurance-manufacturing-entertainment conglomerate, and the management of its United Artists subsidiary. With Oscar-winning smashes like Rocky and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, United Artists is Hollywood's most successful film producer. But after closing the books on their best year ever, U.A.'s entire brain trust, including Chairman Arthur Krim and President Eric Pleskow, up...

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