Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dancing's Tony Dovolani: What's With All the Kate Hate? by Joyce Eng


Article below, Tony Dovolani mentions Angel Light Pictures independent films "Wormhole" and "Pumping Up."





Dancing's Tony Dovolani: What's With All the Kate Hate?

Mar 21, 2010 10:01 PM ET
by Joyce Eng


Tony Dovolani was the only one in the dark. The Dancing with the Stars pro says he doesn't read casting rumors about the show, so the possibility of working with Kate Gosselin (a widely speculated pairing since they both live on the East Coast) never crossed his mind. "Everyone was thinking that except me!" he tells TVGuide.com. "I don't read rumors. If you do and set your heart on somebody and don't get them, or it turns out the person is not doing the show, then you're disappointed even if you get somebody great." And great is exactly what the mom of eight is, says Dovolani, a dad of three — whatever "haters" might think.


TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you found out you had Kate?

Tony Dovolani: I knew my wife was going to be very happy because she's a big fan of hers. I think there's a bond between people who have had twins. I was pleasantly surprised and happy she was doing our show. You hear about people and you're always curious to see if they are who you think they are. In this case, I was very happy to learn she was just as sweet as I thought she was going to be. She's so nice, and we're having so much fun together.




TVGuide.com: Evan Lysacek said Kate showed some rhythm during your title shoot. Is she going to be a dark horse?

Dovolani: [Laughs] Kate has never taken a dance step in her life! The one thing she does have is drive. That's something that I love about her. She's fantastically driven. There are a lot of hours packed in and she's 100 percent present the entire time. She wants this really badly and she's willing to work really hard. But as far as her having any advantage over the contestants — no. The other ones come with way more experience.




TVGuide.com: How often do you rehearse?

Dovolani: Every day for six hours a day at her home in Pennsylvania. The rest of the time, she's with her kids. People think she's away from her kids and she's not. She's a single working mom. Instead of being supportive of her, they're bashing her. I don't understand that. My sister told me, "Tell Kate that all of us mothers understand and we're standing behind her." To hear that confirms that I'm thinking the right way. She has to provide for those kids. They're so sweet! They came up with a routine they showed us one day! Once in a while we perform for them. She's a great mother. They're all over her.


TVGuide.com: How does your Viennese waltz look?

Dovolani: We're ready. I'm excited to show everyone what she's accomplished in such a short amount of time, not having any experience whatsoever. You're expecting a person to go from zero to 160 mph in seconds. There has to be a lot of trust. It's a process. As a teacher, I'm excited because I have an empty canvas to work with. She has the work ethic and that's all you can ask for. I would say she's an average learner, but the hard work makes her a fast learner.




TVGuide.com: She's a very divisive figure. Are you concerned about how that will affect voting?Dovolani: I'm new to this whole thing about hating somebody and I don't understand why people hate her. Our show is so positive that it's going to be difficult to hate someone. I love our show. It's the only show you can watch with the whole family. For me, it's mindboggling to think people think negatively in general, let alone at someone they don't know. I guess if you're a hater, don't watch when we're dancing. ... Honestly, I think the side she has shown — not what the tabloids have shown — there's nothing wrong with her. She's a mom taking care of her kids. She doesn't buy into the tabloids. She's a great role model for her kids.


TVGuide.com: What do you think of the rest of the cast?

Dovolani: It could be one of the best seasons ever. We have a little bit of everything. Niecy [Nash], Nicole [Scherzinger] — I'm a huge fan of hers. Erin [Andrews], Evan — I can't wait to see them. Chad [Ochocinco], what a personality! ... I'm excited about the changes too. Brooke [Burke] coming on is awesome. There were changes that needed to be done, like with the big cast. I think the producers listened to the audience. The audience was the one that suggested these things.




TVGuide.com: Are your or Kate's kids going to come out for the tapings?

Dovolani: I don't know if hers will come. My wife comes out every three weeks every season with our [4-year-old] daughter. My wife's my hero. She goes through so much on a daily basis so I could do what I do. When we got pregnant with our first child, I said I was going to quit competing to be around. She said, "No. You're going to compete and you're going to win because I want you to share this with your kids to set an example for them. I want them to say, 'My dad is a champion.'" It's because of her I am where I am now.


TVGuide.com: You also act. What do you have coming up?

Dovolani: There are some projects. I love being able to create — acting, choreography, dancing, whatever it is. ... There's an independent movie called Wormhole that I'm going to do. I have Pumping Up, which has to do with bodybuilders, and it's really cool. I'm looking forward to the summer because there are a bunch of projects lined up.


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Tony Dovolani set to star in the upcoming comedy "Pumping Up"



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April 9, 2010 ~ Dancing with the Star, Tony Dovolani set to star in the upcoming comedy "Pumping Up"

"PUMPING UP"produced by Angel Light Pictures is an independent film to be shot in Queens, NY. The story revolves around three local friends who work out at an old gym.
Tony Dovolani is slated to star as Tommy, weight-lifter who joins his friends every year in the annual "Mr. Hercules" weightlifting contest. The film will depict how the competition affects their lives and personal relationships. Looking at a 1970's & 1980's remix soundtrack. Think of Saturday Night Fever in a gym!

Joining the cast is J. Robert Spencer, best known for his role as Nick Massi in "Jersey Boys".J. Robert Spencer was part of the original cast of the "Jersey Boys" who won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical. Spencer was also nominated for a Tony Award for his current role as Dan in the Broadway musical "Next to Normal."
Also joining the cast playing himself is Goumba Johnny who is heard in the afternoons on KTU! Tune in every Monday- Friday from 3pm-7pm for the "Hollywood Hamilton and Goumba Johnny" Show.
"Pumping Up" written by Peter Papageorgiou, Executive Producer, Antonio Saillant, owner of Angel Light Pictures and Tony Timpone, Editor of both Fangoria Magazine and Fangoria.com will Produce. Antonio Saillant is also heading structuring on the film's financing and fund-raising.
Saillant formed Angel Light Pictures with the goal of developing films for a global audience. Saillant worked with Robert Stock at Stock's Eye, the independent production company which produced the syfy thriller The Ascension, starring Corbin Bernsen.

Saillant also worked on the independent film Heterosexuals, produced by J. Robert Spencer and will be screened at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival in April.
Pumping Up has no start date. Further details about the upcoming feature movie, including cast and targeted release date, will be revealed in the months ahead.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

November Gale - Feature Film



November Gale recounts the legendary true story of the Edmund Fitzgerald which sank on Lake Superior in 1975, resulting in the tragic deaths of the entire crew. This maritime disaster tells the dramatic tale of the crew's bravery, their relationships with their loved ones and it's significant impact on a country.

It was great shock to many, that despite the extensive safety features and experienced crew, the Fitzgerald sank. The frenzy on the part of the media about the victim's, the legends about the mysterious sinking, the resulting changes to maritime law and the discovery of the wreck have contributed to the interest in and fame of the Fitzgerald that continues to this day.

Currently scheduled for a winter 2010 shoot date.


Director - Ted Kotcheff
Writer - Gerald Wexler
Producers - Gerry Arbeid, Ratch Wallace, Gary Howsam

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Upcoming Seminar at the NYC Film Center: Actors Connection



There are only a few Spots available for the Thinking Smart: Getting your foot in the door seminar at the New York Film Center : ACTORS CONNECTION! This is the time to get your business in front of your exact target market.

Come learn the tricks to getting your foot in the door from Producer/Actor Antonio Saillant. ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1258387 ). He is currently casting 3 features and in development on 4 other films.

In a recent seminar, Antonio spotted actress Vania Bezerra whom he subsequently cast in the feature film The Ascension http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067062 ) This information packed seminar will include:

Discussion of Networking and Preparation
Question and Answer Session
Actor Presentations of a Monologue, with feedback from Antonio
Concluding Comments

So, please join us Monday, April 12th at the Film Center: Actors Connection (630 9th Avenue, Suite 1410 btwn 44th & 45th) from 4:00 - 6:00pm

Tuition is $59. Seating is limited, so please RSVP early to assure a seat.

No cash at the door - must pre-pay online to attend.Hurry, these spots won't last!

RSVP fees are non-refundable unless event is cancelled or postponed.

Questions? Email us today at Angellightpictures@nyc.rr.com

'Gripped' promises West Texas touch



'Gripped' promises West Texas touch



Tuesday, 06 October 2009

By THOMAS JENKINS

Staff Writer

Lights. Camera. Action.

While Hollywood may be more than 1,000 miles away, these very words could be heard soon in the Crossroads area, as Big Spring native and Midland resident Deborah Thompson Allen and several other West Texas natives prepare to film “Gripped.”

According to Allen, who is the creator of “Gripped” and is serving as screenwriter for the film, the movie will be shot in Austin and throughout the West Texas area.

“Producers on the film are Rene Ross Garza, a Midland native and 1990 graduate of Lee High School, and Don Tynes of Florida,” said Allen. “Together, they have formed Vision Chaser Productions in Orlando, Fla. Previously they filmed a comedy with Gordon Tynes, “National Lampoon's RoboDoc,” which is due to be released to DVD Nov. 10 of this year. Also on board is Angel Light Pictures of New York, N.Y., including Antonio Saillant, a veteran of the film industry. Together, Salliant, Garza and Tynes will be producing this thriller.”

Allen, who previously published a mystery romance novel entitled “The Prey of the Shadow,” said she and Garza are hoping to bring the film industry to the doorstep of West Texas.

“Casting and crew calls will be announced,” said Allen. “We're very excited about being able to film in Austin and West Texas. For me and Rene, this is a tremendous opportunity to bring something special to West Texas, and we're very much looking forward to it.”

And make no mistake, Allen is no stranger to West Texas or Big Spring, having attended both Big Spring High School and Forsan High before graduating in 1976. She went on to attend Howard County Junior College, and after publishing her novel in 2001, began screenwriting, winning first place with “I'll Always Be With You” in the WriteMovies A/Exposure competition, a true-based story on dealing with Alzheimer's in a family.

Allen said “Gripped” is currently in the research and development stage, and already sports a tremendous amount of talent.

“Don Tynes, our executive producer, has more than 10 years of experience in television and film production, most recently along with Rene Garza, when they produced National Lampoon's Comedy Night School,” said Allen. “The show aired on WKMG-TV, the CBS Orlando, Fla., affiliate for three successive summer sessions on the National Lampoon cable network.

“After graduating from Midland's Lee High, Rene Garza went on to attend Metropolitan Film School in Orlando, Fla. He then went on to work with Don Tynes on the National Lampoon's Comedy Night School and was the associate producer on 'National Lampoon's RoboDoc.'”

Antonio Saillant of Angel Light Pictures in N.Y. is also onboard as co-producer, and according to Allen, brings with him many years of experience in the film industry.

“He's acted in movies and television series such 'Blood Cauldron,' 'Expendables: Soul Harvest,' 'Angel's Blade' and many more in the preproduction state,” said Allen. “In television he has appeared in several episodes of 'Rescue Me' and 'All My Children.' Taking the seat as producer on films such as 'Pumping UP' and 'Blood Cauldron,' he has continued to broaden his field of expertise.”

Allen said Saillant's list of accomplishments is lengthy, including work as a stunt man and stunt coordinator.

Contact Staff Writer Thomas Jenkins at 263-7331 ext. 232 or by e-mail at

citydesk@bigspringherald.com

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 October 2009 )


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44 wins "Best Narrative Feature Film" at the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival




Antonio Saillant playing Juan, the Drug King Pin of Brooklyn, from the movie "44" . 44 wins "Best Narrative Feature Film" at the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival... 44 is an "Official Selection" of the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival.
Inspired by actual events, 44 is the story of Migs, an 18 year old high school student trapped between the two opposing forces of his father, a drug dealer and convicted felon, and his mother, an NYPD cop. For the last two years, Migs has been forced to lead a double life. His ambitious yet arrogant father has placed Migs in charge of his drug operation while he is incarcerated. At the same time, Migs is living with his well-meaning but hot-tempered mother. Now, with his father out of prison and attempting to regain control of his business, and his mother trying to regain control of her son’s life, Migs is forced to make the most difficult choices of his life. Determined to find his own destiny, he must navigate the forces around him that threaten his dreams of what life should be. Out of this power struggle emerges a story that lives in the blurry twilight between right and wrong, and finds that all choices, whether made voluntarily or forced upon us still have definite consequences.
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Antonio Saillant, Angel Light Pictures Joins Gripped the Movie a Psychological Thriller Announced


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April 4, 2010 -- New York-- The movie, Gripped, is being produced by Rene Ross Garza and Don Tynes. Antonio Saillant as co-producer, Story by Deborah Thompson Allen.

The story is about a married couple that hate each other and are heading for a divorce when they are kidnapped by a psycho and taken to a house in the middle of the desert. Each one must endure a night of terror while dealing with a moral dilemma of what they must to do to save themselves. Escape this nightmare by leaving their spouse to a mad man, or will they find love again for the person that they secretly wish where dead.


Antonio Saillant, owner of Angel Light Pictures is in post-production with the thriller The Ascension, starring Corbin Bernsen. Saillant also worked on the independent film Heterosexuals, produced by J. Robert Spencer and will be screened at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival in April. Other expected works from Saillant include a football drama entitled The Golden Knights, two comedies entitled If - the Film and Pumping Up, (also starring Tony Dovolani) ,as well as thrillers, The Expendables: Soul Harvest, and Gripped.


Rene Ross Garza recently finished working on National Lampoon's hilarious comedy,” RoboDoc”, starring Alan Thicke, David Faustino, David DeLuise, Corin Nemec, Michael Winslow, and introducing Will Haze. Produced by Don Tynes and Doug Gordon.


Gripped is currently in research and development and will be filmed in Austin, TX and West Texas. Casting and crew calls will be announced.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Big Event! - Fundraiser for Wormhole,The Movie

SUPPORT WORMHOLE!!!!

Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars, dances into a Wormhole.
Tony Dovolani has agreed to appear in Angel Light Pictures/Stock's Eye indie syfy thriller, "Wormhole," to be shot in Granby, Massachusetts.

Where: Kennedy's (Manhattan)When: April 14, 7 pm
Who: Ted Kotcheff (Rambo: First Blood, Law and Order SVU), Bobby Spencer (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal), Heather Locklear, Goumba Johnny, and more!
What: Fundraiser for Wormhole, The Movie

Advance RSVP required: www.angellightpictures.com

See you there!


Sincerely,

Your Friends at Angel Light Pictures!

HETEROSEXUAL’S Joins the 2010 Boston International Film Festival

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boston International Film Festival

April 4, 2010

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Independent Feature titled HETEROSEXUALS for being selected for the 2010 Boston International Film Festival.

Directed and Written by Rob McCaskill, This film features J. Robert Spencer, Ashley Williams, Tovah Feldshuh, Natasha Lyonne and Alexander Lyras. Produced by Tai Burkholder, Sam Lembeck, Debra Sugarman, Alexander Lyras Antonio Saillant, Jason Sokoloff, Robert Nickson
Executive Produced by J. Robert Spencer under his Independent Film Company 7 SPENCER PRODUCTIONS. Spencer is best known for the role of Nick Massi in the Tony and Grammy Award Winning Musical JERSEY BOYS. Now Spencer originated the role of Dan Goodman in the Critically Acclaimed Broadway Production of NEXT TO NORMAL. He was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor and nominated for a 2008 - 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Associate Producer of the film, HETEROSEXUAL’S, Antonio Saillant, formed Angel Light Pictures with the goal of developing films for a global audience. Antonio worked with Robert Stock at Stock's Eye, the independent production company which produced the Sy-Fy thriller The Ascension, starring Corbin Bernsen.

The Boston International Film Festival, created to celebrate and honour the work of filmmakers from all over the world, the annual Boston International Film Festival provides an arena for screening, championing and discussing a range of works by independent filmmakers. The festival screens fiction features, shorts, documentaries, animations and experimental works from both professional filmmakers and students. A number of prizes are awarded to directors on the final night of the festival which usually closes with a big party.

Please join us as we celebrate and promote our film Heterosexual's at this years Boston International Film Festival. Information about the screenings will be posted soon at the website listed below.

Website  http://www.blogger.com/www.bifilmfestival.com
Boston International Film Festival,Boston, United States
Festival Dates: 16 Apr 2010 - 25 Apr 2010  

IMDB: Antonio Saillant
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1258387/

IMDB: Heterosexuals
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235430/

Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars, dances into a Wormhole


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April 3, 2010 - New York - Tony Dovolani has agreed to appear in Angel Light Pictures/Stock's Eye indie syfy thriller, "Wormhole," to be shot in Granby, Massachusetts.

Dovolani has traveled the world and won many dance championships. He is best known for his involvement in Dancing with the Stars on ABC. Dovolani also portrayed a Latin bad boy in the hit film Shall We Dance? and spent time coaching actress Jennifer Lopez. he can be seen now on DWTS on ABC for Season Ten with partner and former reality star Kate Gosselin from Jon and Kate Plus 8.

Robert Stock, who co-wrote "Wormhole", is directing and producing under his production company Stock"s Eye. Saillant worked with Stock's Eye which produced the syfy thriller The Ascension, starring Corbin Bernsen. Saillant, owner of Angel Light Pictures and Tony Timpone, Editor of both Fangoria Magazine and Fangoria.com will produce. Saillant is also heading structuring on the film's financing and fund-raising.

Joining the cast is J. Robert Spencer, best known for his role as Nick Massi in "Jersey Boys". Spencer was part of the original cast of the "Jersey Boys" who won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and was nominated last year for a Tony Award for his current role as Dan in the Broadway Musical "Next to Normal. Saillant also worked on the independent film Heterosexuals, produced by J. Robert Spencer and will be screened at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival in April.

Other expected works from Saillant include a football drama entitled The Golden Knights, two comedies entitled If - the Film and Pumping Up, (also starring Tony Dovolani) ,as well as thrillers, The Expendables: Soul Harvest, and Gripped.

Wormhole has no start date. Further details about the upcoming feature movie, including cast and targeted release date, will be disclosed in the months ahead as details become available.