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Tomorrow's the big day--the screening of our own film The Root of Evil at the festival! Stay tuned for more.
The first summit of the day, "Film Budgets: Strategies to Increase Profitability." Left to right: Robert Brown, Producer/Production Manager (Star Wars: Return of The Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Robin Hood: Men in Tights); Lina Wong, Producer (The Craigslist Killer, The Bling Ring); Seth William Meier, Actor/Producer/Line Producer (Oz, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Maid in Manhattan); Kyle A. Clark, TV Line Producer/Producer (Whitney Houston Story, Liz & Dick).
Screenwriter/Director George Gallo (right) speaks on the most important elements of writing a script that is successfully given the greenlight for production. Gallo was the creative mastermind behind films such as Midnight Run (Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin) and Bad Boys I & II (Martin Lawrence, Will Smith).
Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry: the World Premiere Gala of Nicolas Cage's new film Left Behind!
The first day on the island: a ferry crossing, island sightseeing, two film summit panels, and movie promotion.
The first summit panel, "How Creatives Keep a Pulse on the Business." Left to right: Jessica Kinni, actress and journalist; Victoria Burrows, casting director (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Castaway, King Kong; Charles Shyer, writer/director/producer (Father of the Bride I & II, Alfie, The Parent Trap); Aleksa Palladino, actress (Boardwalk Empire); Geoff Pilkington, actor (Late Night, The Artist).
The island is abuzz with excitement as filmmakers and moviegoers count down the days until celebrity guest appearances by Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Kick-Ass), William H. Macy (Fargo, Jurassic Park), Andy Garcia (The Godfather Part 3, The Untouchables), Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom, Grand Budapest Hotel), and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow, Phantom of the Opera)! Stay tuned for tomorrow's update--insightful film discussions with professionals in the industry, networking with filmmakers and producers, and screenings of Catalina's finest.
RYAN A. HUANG