Lower Bay Begins Principal

Psychological thriller “Lower Bay” begins principal photography on Monday, May 11th in Toronto. The feature from producer Michele Weisler (“The Ring”) and scribe Jenna Mattison (“For the Love of Money”) is based on true events. The indie project has cast Rose McGowan (“Grindhouse”) in the role of ‘Kelly Johansen,’ a best-selling author who studies tactile sound, sound that is felt rather than heard and it’s connection to hallucinations and ghost sightings.

Additionally, Richard Gunn (James Cameron’s “Dark Angel”) who recently joined the cast for the upcoming third and final season of Netflix’s original series “Hemlock Grove” has been tapped to play Rose McGowan’s fiancé, ‘Ethan Andrews.’ Christopher Lloyd has also been cast as ‘Clinton Jones,’ a mysterious man that ‘Johansen’ meets in the abandoned subway station while she’s researching to uncover the truth. With Michael Eklund will co-star as Detective John Richards.

The film is being produced by Michele Weisler, Jenna Mattison, with Cody Hackman, Geoff Hart and Allan Ungar representing Lower Bay Films and Jason Van Eman, Ross Marroso and Ben McConley producing under the WeatherVane Productions, Inc.

McGowan is repped by Innovative Artists, Weisler and Lloyd are both repped by The Gersh Agency, Gunn is repped by Global and Untitled Management and Mattison is managed by Geoff Silverman at The Cartel.

WeatherVane Productions, Inc. is a private investment production company specializing in entertainment and other non-entertainment related projects. Principals Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso are committed to partnering with various producers and financiers to build the most advantageous finance plans for any and all media and entertainment projects. Most recently, WeatherVane announced “Royal Ice,” based on a story by Prince Albert II of Monaco, Scarlett Johannson’s directorial debut with “Summer Crossing.” Ben McConley, Ross Marroso and Jason Van Eman to executive produce.

Article Resource:http://www.weathervaneprod.com/press/weathervane-productions-lower-bay-begins-principal

Berlin: Scarlett Johansson’s Directorial Debut Selling at EFM

The actress put together a five-minute promo reel that will be shown to buyers at EFM.

Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut, Summer Crossing, looks to be picking up steam with production company Aldamisa launching sales at EFM.

The project, first announced in Cannes last May, is an adaptation of Truman Capote’s long-lost novel of the same name, which follows a 17-year-old debutante who, during the summer of 1945, skips a Parisian trip with her parents to build a relationship with a valet attendant.

Johansson has put together a five-minute promo reel that will be shown to buyers in Berlin.

Stacey Sher has come on board to produce along with Barry Spikings. Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov and Tessela Production’s Oleg Boyko will also produce, with Peter Graves, Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley executive producing.

The film is scheduled to shoot in New York City later this year. CAA is handling U.S rights.

Article Resource:- http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/berlin-scarlett-johanssons-directorial-debut-770090

Film Producer Ben McConley Joins As a Producer of the Highly Anticipated Film ‘Walt Before Mickey’

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Film Producer Ben McConley, with the assistance of his advisors at the Washington D.C.-based public affairs firm CapitalKeys, announces his participation as a Producer in ‘Walt Before Mickey’, the highly anticipated biopic on the early years of Walt Disney based on the book with the same name written by Timothy Susanin and Diane Disney Miller.

This family film marks Mr. McConley’s 16th film as a producer. Recently, the producers signed a domestic distribution deal with Voltage Pictures, distributors of such films as Dallas Buyers Club and the Hurt Locker and an international distribution deal with Mission Pictures.

“It’s a beautiful portrayal of a side of Walt Disney never before seen!” says actor David Henrie who plays Rudy Ising in the film. Award winning actor Hunter Gomez says, “This is my proudest film. We’re showing a side of Walt Disney that most don’t even know existed.”

The film will premier in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC, prior to wide release. The film is also the opening night featured film at The Skyway Film Festival, which runs from June 12 – 14 inFlorida.

For more information visit the official site for ‘Walt Before Mickey’ at: http://waltbeforemickey.com/

About Producer Ben McConley: Mr. McConley is an up and coming producer, co-producer and financier of film industry projects through his company Forrest Capital Partners. Currently producing his 16th film, McConley leverages relationships and strategy with a team of select advisor finding projects that meet certain funding criteria. McConley focuses on exciting thought provoking films of moderate budgets which appeal to both national and international moviegoers.

About CapitalKeys: CapitalKeys (www.capitalkeys.com) is regarded as one of Washington, D.C.’spremier public affairs firms providing strategic guidance, government affairs, and communications to a select group of clients helping them prepare for success through facilitating problem solving and growth expansion. The entertainment practice works with studios, producers and talent in television, film and music, many of whose charitable causes and foundations wish to reach the policy and decision makers whom CapitalKeys’ professionals interact with on a daily basis. Adam Falkoff, the firm’s President has been featured in The Power 100 of Washington, D.C. List and has been called in the media “A Powerhouse of K Street”.

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WeatherVane Productions, Inc. and Hey Girl Hey Entertainment LLC’s “SUSPENDED” Moves Forward

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 – Producers Gayle Dickie, James Allen Bradley and Patrick Werksma announce they are moving forward from development to pre-production on their feature film “Suspended” written by Sean C. Stephens along with Executive Producers, WeatherVane Productions, Inc., Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley.

WeatherVane Productions, Inc. has most recently announced numerous films in Hollywood and in Berlin and has financed 17 feature films over the past year. Scheduled to begin pre-production March 3rd, “Suspended” is an intense drama thriller about how one man’s grief leads him into the center of a scientific mystery that will cause him to question his faith, family, and his very existence.

“We’ve had this film in the works for awhile and are thrilled to have financed “Suspended” as well as found a way to move forward Gayle and James,” states Van Eman. Dickie states, “Our funding partners, Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley have been nothing short of supportive and give us the creative freedom every producer desires.”

Hey Girl Hey Entertainment, in its association with WeatherVane Productions, Inc. looks to work together on various entertainment projects throughout 2015. The film will be the first feature for a newly created 3Way Films, Inc. with Gayle Dickie and James Allen Bradley.

The producers have yet to announce any cast attachments.

David R. Schwartz, Schwartz, Rimberg LLP is handling all production legal.

Hey Girl Hey Entertainment and principal Gayle Dickie, focuses on producing, packaging, partnering, and providing quality entertainment projects in film, television, media, and technology. A former TV syndicator, Gayle specializes in creating, evaluating entertainment projects, private equity funding, co-production ventures, distribution in TV and film, and has over 100 hours in story structure, evaluating properties in every entertainment vertical. With over 25 years of experience, Hey Girl Hey Entertainment is dedicated to helping people connect while creating and maximizing their vision without micro-managing every level.

WeatherVane Productions is a private investment firm specializing in entertainment and other non-entertainment related projects. Principal Jason Van Eman is committed to partnering with various producers and financiers to build the most advantageous finance plans for any and all media and entertainment projects. Most recently, WeatherVane announced “Royal Ice,” based on a story by Prince Albert II of Monaco, and Scarlett Johannson’s directorial debut with “Summer Crossing.” Ben McConley and Jason Van Eman to executive produce.

New CapitalKeys Client, Executive Producer Ben McConley Completes 2015 First Quarter On Strong Footing

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CapitalKeys, regarded as one of Washington D.C.’s top public affairs firms announces further expansion of its burgeoning entertainment practice with new client, Miami-based Executive Producer Ben McConley.

McConley is serving as executive producer for “Royal Ice” which is slated to begin production later this year. The movie is seen through the eyes of Prince Albert based upon his own story and adapted by screenwriter Mark Thomas. Royal Ice tells the true story of how the Principality of Monaco brought together a bobsled team. It is a story of resistance and disapproval from Prince Albert’s father who felt he was neglecting his royal duties.

Additionally McConley is serving as executive producer of ‘Summer Crossing’, an adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel which tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who, in the summer of 1945, stays behind when her parents take a trip to Paris to court a valet. ‘Summer Crossing’ will mark the directorial debut of actress Scarlett Johansson.

“We are excited to have a producer of Mr. McConley’s caliber and financing acumen as a client of CapitalKeys’ entertainment practice. Mr. McConley has a strong track record of success which we expect will continue with the support and cooperative spirit our firm’s entertainment practice provides”, said Adam Falkoff, President of CapitalKeys.

About Producer Ben McConley:Mr. McConley is an up and coming producer, co-producer and financier of film industry projects through his company Forrest Capital Partners. Currently producing his 15th film, McConley leverages relationships and strategy with a team of select advisor finding projects that meet certain funding criteria. McConley focuses on exciting thought provoking films of moderate budgets which appeal to both national and international moviegoers.

About CapitalKeys: CapitalKeys (www.capitalkeys.com) is regarded as one of Washington, D.C.’s premier public affairs firms providing strategic guidance, government affairs, and communications to a select group of clients helping them prepare for success through facilitating problem solving and growth expansion. The entertainment practice works with studios, producers and talent in television, film and music, many of whose charitable causes and foundations wish to reach the policy and decision makers whom CapitalKeys’ professionals interact with on a daily basis. Adam Falkoff, the firm’s President has been featured in The Power 100 of Washington, D.C. List and has been called in the media “A Powerhouse of K Street”.

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