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:-


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

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.