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I'd like to announce that I'm now signed on to produce some fantastic new projects!

The Drought - a short film by Kevin Slack

An elderly umbrella salesman tries to survive a summer drought in Brooklyn.

Kevin recently wrote and directed short film, The Support Group, which is just now making the festival circuit - soon to be screening at the Big Apple Film Festival!  Follow Kevin on Twitter

Replaced - a pilot / series by Heath Vinyard

A U.S. Marshal is brought in on a homicide case & discovers he is the murdered victim.

While we begin pre-production on the new series, Heath is relaunching his amazing action webseries, End Result, in the coming weeks so be sure to check that out! Follow Heath on Twitter

A Boy's Life - a short film by Elias Benavidez

Through his father’s absence, an imaginative boy attempts to prove to his disbelieving mother that the monster beneath his bed is real.

Eli and I recently finished short film, A Note to Etienne, which we have sent out to numerous film festivals - fingers crossed!! Follow Eli on Twitter

Compassionate Cleaning Service - a webseries by Steven Deeble

A situation comedy about a family that becomes involved in the culture of medical marijuana.

Steve and I have worked together on a few projects over the past 2 years for other people and now look forward to creating one together! Follow CCS on Twitter

[Untitled] - a short film by Brian Ward

A recreation of a short film shot years ago... more details coming soon.  Follow Brian on Twitter

I'll be updating more about these projects and the current projects (SOLO The Series, Hopelessly in June) as news, fund raising and releases/events come up!

As many of you may know, I've been working with Cornbread Films for over a year and a half now on the feature romantic comedy, Hopelessly in June.  We've hit our final stretch and we are days away from setting our schedule for the end of production.

What has been a long process has also been an amazing one.  Not only is this the first feature film I have had the pleasure of producing, it's also the first time I'm working with Director Vincent Brantley (Jason Blackwell), Executive Producers Jay Vetter (established Art Director: Shallow Hal, There's Something About Mary) and entrepreneur Jerry Mosley.  Each of them supportive, motivated and talented.  I've learned a lot from them and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team.

Speaking of our team, the team that we've built and worked with for the span of the project is also amazing, talented, hard-working and determined to see the project through, just as we are.  Although many positions have turned over throughout the process due to changing schedules, other opportunities, etc., the film is stronger because of the large network of resources and people involved.  Another plus to the length of time we've shot is that our team is now much like a television set after 5 seasons of production.  We all know each other, know how to work together and know what to expect.  Our sets are laid back and fun and therefore the scenes we shoot are free flowing and exactly what we hope for - if not better.  With the absence of negativity or stress we can all let our creative juices flow.

Regardless of the pitfalls we've encountered (and there have been a few!) the challenges have only made us stronger, more creative and more resourceful.  Whether it's shooting guerrilla style in the heart of Beverly Hills without a permit or faking a dog funeral in a city park where the ranger thought we were actually burying a dog and families were coming over to give their condolences, our film will be all the better in the end.

So let's raise an apple martini to the completion of Hopelessly in June!

I invite you to follow the film on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook so that you are in the loop when our inspirational, metropolitan film about culture and love in Los Angeles hits the big screen.

~Allison Vanore, Producer