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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Friars Club loves THE WHOLE TRUTH!!

The Friars Club in New York City has been the pinnacle of comedy some 100 years; they believe that great comedy films have been overlooked far too long for major awards consideration, so they're out to change that.

With the world premiere of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

I was called this morning and we are officially in it! You have no idea what a feather in our cap this is for THE WHOLE TRUTH - these folks *know* comedy!

They positively loved the film - the version they saw was the first cut (the Seattle International Film Festival version) so they'll love the current, second cut even more! They listed a number of details they particularly liked and appreciated about the film, which meant a lot to me.

It was especially terrific that they called to tell me - so often festivals just email filmmakers.

The film opening the festival premieres the new Coen Brothers comedy, A SERIOUS MAN.

More information as it becomes available, but the festival takes place Thursday, September 24-Sunday September 27, which gives us little time to prepare, get our new posters made up including the FCCFF laurels to take with us, and figure out what to wear.

Oh-and right after I hung up with the Friars Club reps, a distributor called me! He was happy to hear about our selection for the Friars Club Festival - and I told him about our next film THE LONELY GOATHERD, whose tag line he found very promising: "All Harry Lochman ever wanted was a wife and kids. He got half his wish."

September 8, 2009, has turned out to be memorable!

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  • At 7:44 PM, Blogger The Entertainment Corner said…

    That's fantastic news. Congrats CP!

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger cp said…

    Merci, Mireille!

    Of all the festivals, I think this is the strongest for folks who understand our film and distributors who know how to find audiences who will love it as much as the Friar Club reps who called me today.

    I didn't realize I could still do a cartwheel until I hung up the phone! ;-)

    Thank you for all your support. It means so much to me - and I know our whole cast/crew who genuinely care about this film so much. xo

  • At 10:44 PM, Blogger Digger said…

    Saw this on your Facebook message before turning to my Google reader - fantastic news! Just when I said things had "gone a bit quiet" too. I should've known: things are never quiet around you!

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger cp said…

    Thankfully it's not remained quiet here for but a tick, Digs!

    Thanks very much - we're floating, here.

    The Friars Club is such an historically significant organization for anyone working in comedy ("kamadee")...

    Their members are pretty heavy hitters when it comes to supporting and understanding all that is related to the funny bone, satire, and our freedom to laugh at anything we want to!

  • At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Caitlin said…

    Way to go CP! That is wonderful news! Looking forward to TWT finding it's proper distributor. :)

  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger cp said…

    Thanks so much, Caitlin!

    You and me, too!


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