88 minutes: Emmett/Furla Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Room Entertainment Corporation, in conjunction with Avi Lerner's Millennium Films, announced today that they have teamed up to produce and finance 88 MINUTES with AL PACINO set to star in the Picture. James Foley (CONFIDENCE) will direct the picture from a screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS and TV's LAS VEGAS). The producers for 88 MINUTES are Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Gary Scott Thompson. Executive Producers on the Pic will be: Danny Dimbort, Boaz Davidson, Trevor Short, Lawrence Bender and John Baldecchi.

88 MINUTES focuses on a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI and receives a death threat claiming that he has only has 88 minutes to live. In order to save his own life, he must use all of his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row.

Production is scheduled to commence in August in Vancouver with a budget of under $30 million. This marks the second picture announced under production, finance and distribution arrangement recently announced by Millennium and Emmett/Furla Films.

Emmett/Furla Films and Millennium Films recently wrapped production on EDISON in Vancouver. The Pic marked writer/director David Burke's feature film debut. EDISON stars Morgan Freeman, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Spacey. Al Pacino most recently starred in THE RECRUIT with Colin Farrell. Jamie Foley most recently directed CONFIDENCE for Lions Gate. The picture stared: Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia and Dustin Hoffman.

Brian B.