Silver Screen PartnersSilver Screen Partners refers to four limited partnerships organized as an alternative funding source for film production originally formed by American investor Roland W. Betts as a collaboration with cable television network HBO in 1983. The managing general partner for the partnerships was Silver Screen Management, Inc.
Silver Screen Partners entered into an agreement with The Walt Disney Company beginning in 1985 to collaborate with the Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Hollywood Pictures, and Touchstone Pictures studios to produce works such as ''The Great Mouse Detective''; ''Return to Oz''; ''The Black Cauldron''; ''Volunteers''; ''Down and Out in Beverly Hills''; ''Three Men and a Baby''; ''Good Morning, Vietnam''; ''Cocktail''; ''Oliver & Company''; ''Dead Poets Society''; ''Who Framed Roger Rabbit''; ''Honey, I Shrunk the Kids''; ''Turner & Hooch''; ''The Little Mermaid''; ''Pretty Woman''; ''Dick Tracy''; ''The Rescuers Down Under''; ''Beauty and the Beast''; and ''Encino Man''. Despite a string of successful films, Silver Screen Partners became defunct in 1992.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush was a member of Silver Screen Management, Inc.'s board of directors from 1983 to 1993. This became a part of the campaign issue over Hollywood's "pervasiveness of violence", centered around Silver Screen Management Board's approval of the highly violent horror-suspense film ''The Hitcher'', when Bush ran for president in 2000. Provided by Wikipedia