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Me and Orson Welles screens at 2 film festivals this fall

19 August 2009


Me and Orson Welles will screen at two film festivals in September and October:

At the Deauville American Film Festival in France: 4 – 13 September 2009
At the Woodstock Film Festival in the US: 30 September – 4 October 2009

Currently there is no information available who from the cast or crew will attend or if Zac will be there.

Also, a small tidbit: Victor Diaz from News 8 Austin is reporting that according the Richard Linklater Me and Orson Welles will have a premiere in Austin (Paramount Theatre) this fall.

Here are the full announcements regarding the film festivals:


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New Project: Untitled Thriller

24 June 2009


Zac has recently signed up for new project, a thriller; the plot is unfortunately kept under wraps. He will headline the project which is written by Leslie Dixon. Zac will also executive produce. Here are a few more details…

Official press release from Mandate Pictures (23 June 2009):


LOS ANGELES, CA, June 23, 2009– Coming off of the success of 17 Again and having established himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars, Zac Efron has signed on to star in an untitled thriller project for Mandate Pictures. The original project is being written by veteran scribe Leslie Dixon (Freaky Friday, The Thomas Crown Affair), who solidified her relationship with Zac after their hit, Hairspray. The plot, which is being held closely under wraps, has been described as a sexy thriller.

Frequent Mandate collaborator Greg Shapiro of Kingsgate Films (The Hurt Locker, the Harold and Kumar franchise), Jason Barrett (17 Again), and Leslie Dixon will produce the film with Zac Efron and Mandate’s Nathan Kahane executive producing. Nicole Brown will oversee the project for Mandate. […]

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Trailer and “First Look” for HSM3

9 July 2008


Disney published a press release about the start of their promotional campaign with a “First Look” thingie on the Disney Channel hosted by Zac and Vanessa and the trailer as well as the launch of the online campaign on Disney.com.

Well get to see some footage as well as the opening song “Now or Never” during that 5 minute “First Look” as well as a trailer which will be show for the first time on 13 July on the DC. The song debuts even earlier (11 July) on Radio Disney. The online launch will kick off on Disney.com on 14 July at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Here is the full press release: […]

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Round up on “HSM3”

4 May 2008


HSM3 PosterI’m sorry, I haven’t been updating in the last few weeks – nothing really major happened but a lot of small tidbits became available. I’ll start with a round up on HSM3 and will follow on the other two projects a bit later.

The most obvious news: filming started yesterday, 3 May 2008 in SLC. Disney has already started their marketing despite the fact that the cameras just started rolling. They’ve already released the first poster (left – big version in the gallery). We also got to see and hear the entire main cast (minus Lucas), director, writer and producers in a press conference on Friday, 2 May 2008 to announce the start of production. They didn’t give away much about the movie itself, most talk was about how excited everyone was to be back, blah blah. The best online video of the press conference can be found on Utah’s Fox site (Part one is here, part two you find in the sidebar of the same page). Their video is basically straight through without any edits or cuts.


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3 new characters added to “HSM3”

24 March 2008

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Disney released a press release today (24 March 2008), announcing the addition of 3 new characters to High School Musical 3: Senior Year. New are

Here is the full press release:

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Claire Danes joins “Me and Orson Welles” *updated*

30 January 2008


According to an article in the IoM Today from today, 30 January 2008, Claire Danes has joined the cast of “Me and Orson Welles”. Here is the article:

Zac Efron confirmed for Isle of Man film

IT’S been confirmed High School Musical heart-throb Zac Efron will star in a film to be made in the Island next month.
The news was first broken by iomtoday in mid-January but Isle of Man Film has today (Wednesday) officially announced Efron will spend close to a month filming Me and Orson Welles in the Isle of Man.


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Official announcement for HSM3

26 January 2008


Disney issued finally a press release on 14 January 2008 announcing HSM3, the fact that all the cast will return (of course including Zac) and the release date, 24 October 2008.

From the Business Wire:

Disney’s “High School Musical” Stars Head to the Big Screen: Walt Disney Pictures Presents “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

Kenny Ortega Set to Direct Feature Film Beginning in Spring 2008

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–All principal cast members from Disney’s “High School Musical” – Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman – will be reunited on the big screen for Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming feature film, “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” it was announced today by Oren Aviv, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production.


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