HEY GIRL HEY ENTERTAINMENT AND A NEW TAKE SIX FILMS LAUNCH FOR FALL

GETTING FINANCE FOR MOVIES IS NEVER AN EASY TASK. I’VE HAD INVESTORS PUT UP MONIES AFTER A LUNCH MEETING AND LITERALLY WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO DEPOSIT FUNDS. THAT IS ACTUALLY A RED FLAG. I’VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH FANCY LAWYERS WHO THINK THEY EITHER WANT TO ACT OR PUT THEIR KIDS IN MOVIES AND THEY PUT UP MONEY RATHER QUICKLY AND THAT IS ACTUALLY POSSIBLY A BIGGER RED FLAG. NOTHING WORSE THAN A LAYWER WHO THINKS HE’S AN ACTOR. AND WHEN A LAWYER ASKS YOU TO PUT HIS SON OR DAUGHTER IN A MOVIE, YOU REALLY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. AND THE RIGHT THING IS TO AUDITION THE KID AND MAKE SURE HE OR SHE ISN’T GOING TO MAKE A FOOL OF THEMSELVES. SOMETIMES IT WORKS, SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT. THIS BUSINESS IS A RELATIONSHIP BUSINESS ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT. IT’S JUST LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS OR IS IT?

I’VE MADE A TEN MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE THAT FLOPPED. IT WAS DISTRIBUTED IN OVER 2400 THEATERS AND WORLDWIDE. BUT MOVIES FLOP FOR SO MANY REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. I BELIEVE EVERYONE STARTS OUT TO MAKE A GREAT FILM BUT EGOS, MONEY, CONTROL, AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS CAN GET IN THE WAY.

EACH PROJECT COMES INTO IT’S OWN. TAKE THE CURRENT FILM WE ARE WORKING ON. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH SIX, COUNT THEM – SIX REITERATIONS OF A FILM. WE STARTED 15 MONTHS AGO WITH WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A FUN MOVIE BUT WITH AN INEXPERIENCED WRITER WHO COULDN’T GET OUT OF HIS OWN WAY. WE WERE ALMOST HELD HOSTAGE AND DECIDED TO MOVE ON. WE MOVED ON TO ANOTHER CRAZY FILM THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BLAST BUT REMEMBER ABOVE WHEN CRAZY LAWYERS GET INVOLVED? BETTER TO JUST MOVE ON. THEN, JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU FINALLY HAVE A GREAT LITTLE FILM TO PRODUCE, THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS AND AN INNER CIRCLE MEMBER TRIES TO HOLD YOU HOSTAGE. IT’S ACTUALLY COMICAL. BUT HAVING A PRODUCING PARTNER, JAMES ALLEN BRADLEY, WHO TAKES IT IN STRIDE IS REALLY KEY. AT LEAST WE CAN LAUGH AT OURSELVES AND NOT TAKE OURSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY.

SO WE’RE ON TO TAKE SIX. YES, TAKE SIX. BUT NOW THERE ARE NO LAWYERS, NO WANT TO BE ACTORS, NO KIDS, OR ANIMALS TO COST YOU MORE MONEY, NO EGOS, NO GREEDY PARTICIPANTS, NO CONTROL FREAKS, JUST PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MAKE A GOOD, IF NOT GREAT MOVIE.

FILM FUNDING IS NEVER AN EASY TASK. BUT WE HAVE HAD THAT ALL ALONG WITH JASON VAN EMAN AND WEATHERVANE PRODUCTIONS. IT’S AN INNATE SENSIBILITY AND A TRUST THAT IS BUILT OVER TIME WHEN OTHERS QUESTION VALIDITY OF DOZENS OF FINANCED FILMS, THEY STICK BY YOU. AND ALL WE WANT TO DO IS MAKE A GOOD IF NOT GREAT MOVIE. REMINISCENT OF THE ORION PICTURE DAYS, JASON VAN EMAN, BEN MCCONLEY AND WEATHERVANE PRODUCTIONS CAN PROVIDE PRODUCERS WITH THE ONE THING THEY CHERISH MOST. CREATIVE AUTONOMY. OH…AND THE ABILITY TO LAUGH AT OURSELVES FOR TAKING SO LONG TO MAKE A GOOD, IF NOT GREAT MOVIE.

TAKE SIX FILMS LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 8, 2015.

Article Resource:-http://www.heygirlheyentertainment.com/blog/2015/7/21/hey-girl-hey-entertainment-and-a-new-take-six-films-launch-for-fall

Weathervane Productions & Melody Terrace Entertainment

The award winning Manipura, a dramatic thriller, produced by weathervane productions & melody terrace entertainment moves on to compete against other award winning short films at the 7th Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA). Manipura is the third in a series of seven films and has recently garnered best thriller at the Los Angeles independent film festival. The film was subsequently nominated for best cinematography and best editing. DFFLA will mark the third time the award winning producing team of Joel Mahr, Jason Van Eman and Kelly Lynn Warren has shown Manipura in Los Angeles.
The other two films, Muladhara and Swadihistana, together have made debuts in over 15 cities, receiving more than 25 laurels accumulative (and counting) as well as claimed numerous awards. These honors include best LDBT in New York (Swadihistana) and best actress in Los Angeles (Muladhara) in addition to Muladhara being an official selection of the prestigious 2012 Hollywood film festival.

Article Resource:-http://www.weathervaneprod.com/press/2015/7/21/weathervane-productions-melody-terrace-entertainment

Cannes: Garry Marshall to Direct ‘Royal Ice’ About Monaco Bobsledding Team (Exclusive)

The account of Prince Albert’s quest to form Monaco’s first Olympic competitive bobsledding team is being produced with his cooperation.

Garry Marshall has come on board to direct Royal Ice, an account of Prince Albert’s quest to form Monaco’s first Olympic competitive bobsledding team. Aldamisa Entertainment is producing the film with the cooperation of the prince, Monaco’s reigning monarch.

The veteran director, repped by ICM Partners, RP Media and Gendler & Kelly, whose credits range from Pretty Woman to The Princess Diaries, will do a rewrite of the original script by Marc C. Thomas and the prince himself. With production aiming for a November start, the project, which is being shopped in the market, is expected to become the first motion picture to film in the Palace of Monaco, the Grimaldi family’s official residence.

“This story is an entertaining adventure about teamwork, big dreams and courage, featuring thrilling footage of the sport of bobsledding, as well as a great love story with some close-up looks at the world of Monaco’s royal family. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with the Prince of Monaco and Garry Marshall on the same project,” Sergei Bespalov, Aldamisa co-chairman, said. “We at Aldamisa are thrilled to work with our financing partners WeatherVane Productions and Vandermolen Film Co. to bring this film to the big screen.”

Bespalov and Alexey Petrukhin are producing. Executive producers include Marina Bespalov, who also serves as a co-chairman of Aldamisa, Charlie Dombek, Oleg Boyko, John Bernard, Mark Thomas, Jason Van Eman, Ross Marosso, Ben McConley, Lee Vandermolen and Alastair Burlingham.

The profile of the LA-based Aldamisa, which the Bespalovs formed in 2011, got a boost last year with the indie success of Jon Favreau’s Chef, which grossed more than $50 million worldwide. “In the past two years, we’ve learned a valuable lesson,” Bespalov told THR. “Instead of sitting and waiting for agents to send us what everybody’s passed on, we’ve started buying scripts. We’re looking for inventive stories, true stories. We’re now both financiers and creative producers.”

With a staff of 12 — which includes CEO Tim Swain, head of sales Eric Min and head of production Jim Brubaker — Aldamisa is focusing on movies in the $10-30 million range and reports it now has 17 projects in development. Ben Poole’s Blacklisted-script Americatown, which imagines an America town taken over by the Chinese, is at the top of its list, and Aldamisa also is in discussions with both Imax and Relativity about future projects.

Aldamisa also is co-producing Viy 2: Journey to China, the sequel to Viy, which was the top-grossing local film in Russia in 2014. Petrukhin is producing with investments from The China Film Group and Jackie Chan JCE.

Drama ‘london town’ underway in uk

EXCLUSIVE: SHOOT UNDERWAY IN LONDON ON DRAMA FEATURING JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS AS FRONTMAN FOR THE CLASH, JOE STRUMMER.
Production is underway in the UK on London Town, the Dutch Tilt Film and Culmination Productions drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point), Daniel Huttlestone (Into the Woods), Dougray Scott (Hitman) and Natascha McElhone (Californication).

Set in 1970’s London, the film charts the story of a 14-year-old boy whose life is changed forever after he is introduced to rock band The Clash by his estranged mother.

The Tudors star Rhys Meyers plays the late punk great and Clash frontman Joe Strummer while the production has secured rights to a number of the band’s songs.

The film is written by Kirsten Sheridan, Sonya Gildea and Matthew Brown and directed by Derrick Borte with Hubert Taczanowski serving as director of photography.

Producers are Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Tom Butterfield of Culmination Productions in association with WeatherVane Productions.

Cargo Entertainment is handling international sales. ICM will handle the US deal.

The film started shooting in London on June 28 and is expected to wrap by the end of July.

Executive producers are WeatherVane’s Jason Van Eman, Ross Marroso, and Ben McConley; Vandermolen Film’s Alastair Burlingham, Lee Vandermolen, and Charlie Dombek; Angel Chen; Dennis Mykytyn; Head Gear’s Phil Hunt and Compton Ross; Tunnel Post’s Luke Daniels and Alan Poe; Jeff Rice; Matthew Lamothe; Steve Knox; Matthew Brown; Scott Lochmus, and Storyland Pictures.
Source: http://m.screendaily.com/5090226.article

WeatherVane Productions, Inc. and Hey Girl Hey Entertainment LLC’s “SUSPENDED” Moves Forward

Producers Gayle Dickie, James Allen Bradley and Patrick Werksma announce they are moving forward from development to pre-production on their feature film “Suspended” written by Sean C. Stephens along with Executive Producers, WeatherVane Productions, Inc., Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley.

WeatherVane Productions, Inc. has most recently announced numerous films in Hollywood and in Berlin and has financed 17 feature films over the past year. Scheduled to begin pre-production March 3rd, “Suspended” is an intense drama thriller about how one man’s grief leads him into the center of a scientific mystery that will cause him to question his faith, family, and his very existence.

“We’ve had this film in the works for awhile and are thrilled to have financed “Suspended” as well as found a way to move forward Gayle and James,” states Van Eman. Dickie states, “Our funding partners, Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley have been nothing short of supportive and give us the creative freedom every producer desires.”

Hey Girl Hey Entertainment, in its association with WeatherVane Productions, Inc. looks to work together on various entertainment projects throughout 2015. The film will be the first feature for a newly created 3Way Films, Inc. with Gayle Dickie and James Allen Bradley.

The producers have yet to announce any cast attachments.

David R. Schwartz, Schwartz, Rimberg LLP is handling all production legal.

Hey Girl Hey Entertainment and principal Gayle Dickie, focuses on producing, packaging, partnering, and providing quality entertainment projects in film, television, media, and technology. A former TV syndicator, Gayle specializes in creating, evaluating entertainment projects, private equity funding, co-production ventures, distribution in TV and film, and has over 100 hours in story structure, evaluating properties in every entertainment vertical. With over 25 years of experience, Hey Girl Hey Entertainment is dedicated to helping people connect while creating and maximizing their vision without micro-managing every level.

WeatherVane Productions is a private investment firm specializing in entertainment and other non-entertainment related projects. Principal Jason Van Eman is committed to partnering with various producers and financiers to build the most advantageous finance plans for any and all media and entertainment projects. Most recently, WeatherVane announced “Royal Ice,” based on a story by Prince Albert II of Monaco, and Scarlett Johannson’s directorial debut with “Summer Crossing.” Ben McConley and Jason Van Eman to executive produce.