We're happy to announce
CHRISTMAS RIDE is slated to start its first theatrical run
in Los Angeles, California beginning Sept 19 - 25, 2014, at the
Laemmle Music Hall 3 9036 Wilshire Blvd near Doheny Drive Beverly Hills, CA.
Screenings Daily: 1:20, 4:10, 7:00 & 9:45 PM
Would appreciate everyone sharing this news with their California friends and groups.
Here's a link to the cinema's website: http://www.laemmle.com/films/38501
From Yelp I found these tips on parking:
METERED PARKING IS FREE:
- after 6 pm Monday thru Friday
- after 3pm Saturday
- all day Sunday
$5 flat-rate parking at both 135 and 140 Doheny Drive:
- after 5 pm on weekdays
- all day Saturday
Several garages are on S. Doheny. During the day, Weatherly has five hour meter parking.
Buses seem to run on Wilshire too.
Please make time to see this moving film and make the opening weekend a winner for CHRISTMAS RIDE. Four or five screenings daily. Cast member Russell Walden plans to be present opening weekend. Also screenwriter, producer Karen Francis will be there for the Q & A Friday and Saturday.
This year some new variations on the posters for Christmas Ride were introduced. The one of Keri (played by Brittney Ham) driving was slightly favored over over a dramatic black and white version of her running in the results of a public poll. Other posters featuring additional cast members and may be seen on Facebook.
The most popular YouTube spot video on the film has garnered over 18,461 plays to date. Trailer versions abound including a sketchy animated effect. Click to see Top Trailer. (It has 5241 plays.) More Cast interviews, Musician profiles and news were posted to the Christmas Ride blog. Announcements about the movie continue to be posted in LINKEDIN groups and on other social media sites along with some online advertising, and submission of press releases to the print media.
Additionally, the Title Certification Report was received and a Blu ray Master Mix of the DVD prepared. A DCP version is being explored at this time for use in cinemas with digital projection systems. An entertainment attorney continues to review the comprehensive Actor and Location and Music Releases etc. to finalize Clearance for the film.
As producer, Art Promotions, celebrating its 25th anniversary of making and selling "Paintings, Prints, and [now] Productions," continues outreach to the community and distributors with considerations of booking cinemas to open film theatrically in Los Angeles, New York as well as Memphis. Due to limitations on funds available for this family friendly movie, Christmas Ride is tied to local railroad tracks at the moment. We need a Dudley Do Right of Studio Acquisition to appear and rescue us from the train of Exhaustion and put us in the Passenger seat through Cinema Rollout and Distribution. Any ideas on this subject, or interest in playing this moving feature film in your cinema, contact Karen Francis firstname.lastname@example.org.
So pleased to have a Laurel to add to the CHRISTMAS RIDE Key Art from the Charleston International Film Festival. The Title Report is in for the film name of Christmas Ride. Looks good, per California Entertainment Attorney.
Studying a nine DVD series on Distribution and reading The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide and continuing to explore the best order to release film. Currently holding on to dream of Theatrical Release before TV, DVD and web. Believe I have found source for making some encrypted DVDs for the hard copy Press Kit (in development) to send to Distribution firms and Studios, which is next step. Also developing advertising plan with media placement firm for Memphis area, and studying larger roll out, which would require major financial investment. So goes the life of an indie . . .
New pages to check out about CHRISTMAS RIDE may surprise you. This first link http://kfrancis427.wix.com/slideshowcr highlights some dramatic moments in the film with a slide show, will include breaking news about the production, cast and crew, a schedule block for movie theaters locations as they book to play it, and a trailer.
This second link http://kfrancis427.wix.com/christmasride is a multimedia page rendering an online poster with a slightly different trailer playing on that page.
"Make New Friends but Keep the Old", they say . . .
The blog at christmasride.wordpress.com continues to be updated with interviews and profiles of the actors and musicians in Christmas Ride. We add behind the scene photos to the facebook.com/christmasride site and have a lively entertainment news feed there. The Christmas Ride page on IMDb is a work in progress and a PR Media Kit is developing on withoutabox.com, the festival website. We hope you will soon be able to watch this movie production at a convenient spot near you.
CHRISTMAS RIDE took its family friendly feature on the road to attend the Nashville Film Com Marketing/Networking/Educational opportunity along with Fuel Film of Memphis. Producer, screenwriter Karen Francis of Art Promotions met many talented people in the industry from songwriters, other filmmakers, actors, bankers, and executive producers to name a few at the Expo held in Titan Stadium. Seminar presentations held at the Country Music Museum provided valuable insights to the industry and social events included government luminaries in attendance. The conference then melded into the opening of a Nashville Film Festival so attendees could take in few new films.
This poster incorporates the image of the cars that we have been using on facebook as well as a photo of Jeff Yarbrough, who plays RICHARD, skating with Brittany Ham, (KERI), a moment of confrontation between H T Altman (KEVIN) and Brittany, and one of a military memory. Look for it at Film Marketing Conferences, please.
The film is in post production now and music acquisitions are continuing.
We are still seeking distribution for this HD (1920 x 1080) feature and will need additional funding for finishing and and marketing. This film is due out in October, 2013.
Authorized editions of this poster may be ordered through fineartamerica.com which gives a 30 day or money back satisfaction guarantee by clicking on the poster image in the widget in the lower right hand corner of the CREW page of this website. The poster may be ordered in a variety of sizes, formats and prices.