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    Stallone enters ‘The Tomb’

    Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:02 AM PDT

    Sly Stallone has landed on the action pic “The Tomb,” a film that had been talked up as an Arnie Schwarzenegger comeback vehicle and a picture that might star pretty much every other “name” action hero in Hollywood at one point or other.

    Variety says that Summit will distribute the film, with the script in rewrites and pursuit of a director is underway. “Story follows Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security — specifically prisons. His skills are put to the test when he is framed and put in a high-security prison of his own design and must use every resource to find the person who put him there.”

    Mark Canton and Robbie Brenner will produce along with Randall Emmett and George Furla via their Emmett/Furla films, and Kevin King. Emmett/Furla Films and Summit are co-financing the project.

    Summit will distribute the film in North America. Summit Intl. has foreign rights to the film, with sales set to commence shortly.

    Samuel L. Jackson: Highest grossing movie star of all time

    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 12:56 PM PDT

    For some reason, this isn’t a huge surprise. I mean, he’s in the “Iron Man/Avengers” movies. He did the last “Star Wars” trilogy. He turned up in a “Jurassic Park.”
    He made a boatload of money for Quentin Tarantino.
    And he was in “Snakes on a Plane.” Ok, that one sort of tanked.
    But the Guiness Book of World Records has calculated that Samuel L. Jackson is the s#$% when it comes to movie box office, the biggest grossing actor of all time.
    That’s $7.2+ billion in ticket sales, suckers.

    But as he himself always says in interviews, “it’s about the work.” The man loves to act, loves to make movies and loves to play golf. And he loves to talk about your mother.

    He’s piled up a staggering list of credits over the years and never seems to take a break. He picked up where Gene Hackman left off, as busy character actors go. And it’s paid off.

    Nyuk nyuk nyuk?

    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 12:36 PM PDT

    Movie Preview: The Lorax

    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 11:13 AM PDT

    Love the choice of music for this trailer from the folks who made “Despicable Me.” Isn’t that Polyphonic Spree?

    Anyway, Danny DeVito’s voice? Perfect for “The Lorax.” It opens March 2.

    Inaugural Starlite Film Festival calls for micro-budget entries

    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 10:00 AM PDT

    They’ve renovated and returned the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden to some of its former glory.

    All they need is a reason to show the occasional film in the arts center/cinema right in the heart of historic downtown.

    The Starlite Film Festival, which kicks off this February, aims to fill the bill.

    This festival, stepping onto an already crowded local film festival calendar, sees ultra-low-budget films as its niche. Lots of those are made locally and in state. They should have no trouble finding entries.

    Details on the Starlite Film Festival are below.

    The inaugural StarLite Film Festival produced by the Garden Theatre, to take place February 2-5, 2012, is currently seeking film submissions.

    This one-of-a-kind micro-budget film festival promotes the screening and development of feature length narrative films from across the globe that are produced, shot and completed for a total budget of less than $100,000. Over the course of four days the film festival will feature a dozen hand-selected films screened at the Garden Theatre in historic downtown Winter Garden.

    Film submissions received thus far have been from countries across the world including the United States and Canada, Australia and Croatia. Submissions will undergo a screening process and those selected will be shown to the public at the Garden Theatre.

    The StarLite Film Festival will accept film submissions through November 29, 2011. The festival is seeking narrative feature length films (between 70-110 minutes) and is currently not accepting documentaries or short films.

    "The tools available to independent filmmakers are completely different now than what they were even ten years ago," said Michael Poley, Producer of the StarLite Film Festival. "By talking about budgets first, we are contextualizing film in a way that is different from any other film festival. We are excited to bring these unique films to West Orange County."

    The StarLite Film Festival is named after the original StarLite Drive-in Theater built in 1949. The vintage outdoor cinema was built on seven acres near East Plant Street in Winter Garden, where Central Floridians watched films under starlit skies. The StarLite Film Festival was the last operational drive-in theater in Central Florida until it closed in January of 1997.

    Visit for more information about the film festival, and how to submit your micro-budget film.

    ‘Missionary’ flick has its star — ‘Vampire Diaries’ player

    Posted: 27 Oct 2011 06:33 AM PDT

    Dawn Olivieri, a veteran TV actress and a supporting player through a recent five episode arc of TV’s “Vampire Diaries,” has landed the lead in “The Missionary,” the low-budget indie film which we told you about earlier this week, a film that is slated to begin production in Sanford on Monday.

    The film, a co-production between the folks who made the low-budget horror flick “Cassadaga” and Valencia College’s Film Program, is about a young missionary”who has skewed God’s instructions in his efforts to win the affections of a married woman he feels should be his wife and soulmate for eternity.”

    Maybe more of a thriller than a horror picture? Sounds intriguing.

    Producer (“Midnight Meat Train”) turned director (“Cassadaga”) Anthony DiBlasi is back behind the camera, with “Cassadaga” producer-writers Bruce Wood and Scott Poiley, local guys, producing and writing.