Fifth Floor begins talks with actor Julio Cedillo (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Life of David Gale, The Alamo) to play an unidentified role in The Van Zandt Shakedown.
Fifth Floor Pictures will release Leaving Town in August on DVD through CES/Filmrunner for worldwide distribution. Fifth Floor has also talked with Frank Pryor of FAP Publishing regarding the sale of DVDs at the concerts for Dallas band, A Pacific Model, who had two songs featured in the film.
Packaging is complete for The Van Zandt Shakedown minus three key players and extras casting. The project has entered the final stage of development and is now being looked at by financiers. As of now, pre-production is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 5, 2007, barring funding/financing. That is the only date being released to the public as of now, although start and stop dates have been set.
Fifth Floor Pictures will submit Leaving Town to the Hell’s Half Mile Film Fest in Michigan. Notification isn’t until September, so there will be a wait for any news on that.