JULIE DASH TO DIRECT 'TUPELO 77'
The Director of the Angela Bassett-starrer The Rosa Parks Story will helm an upcoming feature from Angel Entertainment. Written by Rich Mancuso, Tupelo 77 portrays a group of woman of varied ages and races who frequent a roadside diner in small-town Mississippi in the hot summer of 1977, just as Elvis Presley tragically died.
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THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND SUPPORTS BIG MUDDY
The final draft of Jefferson Moneo's feature length debut has been given a boost from the Harold Greenberg Fund. Based on Moneo's 2011 Cannes short film entry, Big Muddy is about a modern day outlaw who goes on the run with her teenage son after he commits a horrible crime. Big Muddy is produced by Angel Entertainment along with Moneo and producer Coral Aiken and will be shot in the Saskatchewan Badlands in Summer 2013.
For more information the this recent round of funding, please visit The Harold Greenberg Fund.
WALLY START TO ATTEND WCSFP
...that's the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. This year's event promises to be a good one and includes keynote speakers such as Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch, in attendance. But the crews of the Alaskan King Crab fishing industry ain't got nothing on Wally. If you're planning to be in the D.C. area from November 26th-30th, be sure to watch for Wally cruising down the Potemac with the world's key players in factual entertainment.