It's been a few weeks since I've updated everyone and quite a bit has happened. In recent weeks, John Gerds (the director for Truanik) and I have been laying out the scenes, seeking locations, and sharing our ideas of how things should look. I continue to speak to investors and have had several promising discussions that we are eager to see turn into solid commitments so that we may move forward. Filming is being slated for April at this time and we do plan to make this a movie filmed entirely in Michigan.
John and I have created our budget and signed letters of intent at this point, all preparing us for moving forward well prepared. I have learned that making a movie is much like painting a room--there is much to be done before the actual paint can is opened!
We continue to discuss casting and John will be headed for LA soon to meet with actors. Scheduling will be built around our key actors, so that will be my next challenge. Everyday more and more wonderful, talented people come into my life helping me grow into this role of producer and I am confident that this project will be absolutely amazing!!
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Lynne M. Smelser is an executive producer and scriptwriter. For more than 20 years she has been an active writer who has won many national awards. She also holds a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University.