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Bruce Campbell (Jack Stiles)
Angela Dotchin (Emilia)



11-14-99. The first day of filming for JACK OF ALL TRADES is scheduled for Monday 11/15/99 on the script titled RETURN OF THE DRAGOONS. It will be directed by Josh Becker.

10-12-99. Filming starts in November.

10-12-99. The PR Newswire press release for JACK OF ALL TRADES.

PR Newswire
October 11, 1999, Monday - 14:52 Eastern Time
SECTION: Entertainment, Television, and Culture
LENGTH: 747 words

HEADLINE: Bruce Campbell to Star in Studios USA's 'Jack of All Trades';
Angela Dotchin Also Set to Star in the New Syndicated Action Series From Rob
Tapert and Sam Raimi's Renaissance Pictures



    Bruce Campbell, widely known for his starring roles in the highly successful
Evil Dead films and the acclaimed TV series "The Adventures of Brisco County
Jr.," as well as his popular recurring role as Autolycus in "Hercules: The
Legendary Journeys" and " Xena:  Warrior Princess," will star in Studios
USA's "Jack of All Trades."

   (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990519/STUDIOSUSA )

   New Zealand actress Angela Dotchin, who starred last season as feisty young
innkeeper Kora in Young Hercules, is also set to star in the new syndicated
action series from Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi's Renaissance Pictures
("Timecop," "Hard Target," "Army of Darkness," "Hercules" and " Xena" ).

   The new weekly half-hour, created by Eric Morris ("The Pretender,"
"Spy Game," "Sliders," "The Outer Limits") and distributed by Studios USA
Domestic Television, will be paired with Renaissance Pictures' new
futuristic half-hour series Cleopatra 2525 in the weekly Back 2 Back Action hour,
replacing Hercules in national syndication the week of Jan. 17, 2000.

   Set in the French East Indies in the mid-18th century, "Jack of All
Trades" revolves around the exploits of Jack Stiles, a James Bond-like spy in the
British Secret Service, played by Bruce Campbell.  A daring adventurer
and irresistible rogue, Jack is sent to an island controlled by the French,
where he establishes himself as a wealthy spice merchant while serving as
an undercover agent for the Crown.  Entirely a man of his time, Jack believes
a woman's place is in the home -- ideally his home fulfilling his every
desire. He is therefore completely unprepared when he discovers that his boss on
this mission is Emilia, the French Governor's niece, played by Angela

   Appalled by her uncle's treatment of the local people, Emilia is also working
undercover for the British as a double-agent.  A feminist hell-bent on enforcing
human rights and a woman clearly ahead of her time, the smart and highly
idealistic Emilia proves to be a worthy match for the swashbuckling Jack.

   Disguised as a British dragoon, Jack teams up with Emilia on secret missions
to prevent the evil governor from spreading his tyranny across the New World.
They overcome their foes through an array of ingenious gadgets built by Emilia
and Jack's convincing way with a sword.

   Filled with high action, drama and humor, "Jack of All Trades" is executive
produced by Tapert and Raimi.  David Misch ("Duckman," "Monsters," "Police
Squad!," "Mork and Mindy") and Bruce Campbell are co-executive producers and
series creator Eric Morris is supervising producer.

   Campbell has enjoyed a wide variety of roles on television.  In addition to
his popular role as Autolycus, the King of Thieves, in "Hercules" and " Xena, "
he starred as the title character in the acclaimed Fox series "The Adventures of
Brisco County Jr.," and has starred or guest-starred in numerous other dramas
and comedies, including "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "The
X-Files," "Homicide: Life on the Street and Ellen." His TV film credits include
"The Love Bug," "Tornado!," "In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory" and "Gold Rush."

   Campbell also has an extensive list of film credits.  In addition to starring 
in the highly successful Evil Dead trilogy, he has been featured in such motion
pictures as Ethan and Joel Coen's big business comedy "The Hudsucker Proxy,"
"Congo," John Carpenter's "Escape From L.A.," and McHale's "Navy." He also
starred in the award-winning independent crime drama "Running Time." In
addition, Campbell has written his autobiography, "Confessions of a 'B' Movie
Actor," which will be released by St. Martin's Press in the spring of 2000.

   Angela Dotchin is a major star in New Zealand, having spent six years playing
Kirsty Knight, one of the most popular characters in the country's top-rated
primetime soap opera Shortland Street.  The role earned her two TV Guide New
Zealand Film & Television Award nominations for best actress. Dotchin has also
guest starred as Nautica in Hercules and as Soraya in  Xena.

   "Jack of All Trades" is a Renaissance Pictures production distributed
in national syndication by Studios USA Domestic Television.

   Studios USA, a USA company (Nasdaq: USAI), consists of first-run production
and distribution, television movie and miniseries development and production,
and network development and production.

CONTACT: Jim Benson, 310-360-2506 or Raina Kaufman, 310-360-2508, both of
Studios USA; or Leah Krantzler or Jaci Kucharski, both of The Lippin
Group, 323-965-1990

10-06-99. From Josh Becker's Website [http://www.beckerfilms.com/]: "I have the script for the first episode of "Jack of All Trades" sitting in front me and, if nothing changes, I will be directing it."

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