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A Zombie Home Invasion Brings the Chaos in ZBurbs: Out November 21st

Tagline: “Zombies Have to Live Somewhere!” Indican Pictures is releasing Greg Zekowski's ZBurbs this month. The film is a zombedy, involving a husband and wife team. Bill (Ian Alda) is turned into the undead, but he is still useful to Shelly (Marieh Delfino). Then, the CIA enters the picture and everything goes to hell, from there. ZBurbs stars: Bill Oberst Jr. ("Criminal Minds"), Gina Hecht, Carl Bressler and many more. A preview, for the film's Video-on-demand release, is hosted here. The trailer shows Shelly and Bill, plus an undead home invasion. Bill is quickly turned into the undead. Meanwhile, a zombie apocalypse is taking place in the neighbourhood. Then, the government turns up, hoping to turn Bill into a flesheating, unstoppable weapon. It is all undead mayhem from there. Zburbs will show next week. The release date is scheduled for November 21st. The film has been rated restricted. And,
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Indie Horror Month Exclusive: Brian Thompson Discusses the Incident on Highway 73

In his award-winning Incident on Highway 73, director Brian Thompson takes us to the proverbial middle of nowhere alongside a couple who go missing on Christmas Eve 2005 after taking a road trip through the desert only to encounter some sinister forces on their travels.

Written by Michael Kirk, the Incident on Highway 73 short film stars Ian Alda and Elizabeth Schmidt as the doomed couple. It is still making the festival rounds six months after its premiere at La's Screamfest last fall. Dread Central recently caught up with Thompson to discuss his stellar sci-fi/horror short in honor of Indie Horror Month and heard more from the rising filmmaker about what inspired his story, the challenges of shooting in the desert and much more.

Dread Central: Can you tell us about how you came up with the story for Incident on Highway 73 and what inspired some of the horror
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Screamfest 2012 – Highlights From Shorts Block 3 & 4

This year’s Screamfest has since finished its week long run. There were a few highlights of the festival for me and I’d be remiss if I were to leave out the short films that screened this past Friday night. It seems like Shorts Block 3 & 4 had a plethora (that’s right, plethora) of amazing films. From horror comedy to animation, it felt like this year had some of the best shorts I’ve seen back to back in quite some time. Seriously, almost every one of them impressed. But to keep with the consistency of my previous piece on this year’s shorts, I’ve narrowed it down to my five absolute favorites.

Incident On Highway 73

Cast: Elizabeth Schmidt & Ian Alda Writer: Michael Kirk Director: Brian Thompson

Synopsis: On Christmas Eve of 2005 Jeff and Kelly took a trip through the desert and mysteriously disappeared. This is the account of their final hours.
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Incident on Highway 73 Set to Premiere at Screamfest L.A. 2012

Incident on Highway 73 Set to Premiere at Screamfest L.A. 2012
Former Ghost House Pictures executive Michael Kirk partnered with award-winning music video director Brian Thompson on the new sci-fi thriller Incident on Highway 73, which is having its world premiere this Friday, October 19th, at Screamfest L.A.

From the Press Release:

Incident on Highway 73 recounts the harrowing final hours of a newly engaged couple who mysteriously disappear while driving through the desert on Christmas Eve, 2005. Michael Kirk (co-producer of The Grudge and The Grudge 2) and Brian Thompson shared producing duties with Kirk writing and Thompson directing the tension-filled 26-minute short. The film stars Elizabeth Schmidt and Ian Alda (Alan Alda's nephew); it was lensed by Jason Hafer and edited by Dave Gallegos. Robert Borer, Kathleen St. Peter, and Jeff Beard served as executive producers.

Kirk and Thompson first met while Thompson was fulfilling a college internship at Ghost House Pictures in 2005. "Brian showed me some of his college work,
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Final Cast Members RSVP For Divorce Invitation

Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Ian Alda, Keith Robinson and Andrea Bowen have been confirmed to join the already cast Jonathan Bennett, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Nadia Bjorlin in the upcoming romantic comedy ‘Divorce Invitation.’ The film is the U.S. directorial debut of acclaimed Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy, who also wrote the screenplay with Bala Rajasekharuni and Robert Naturman. ‘Divorce Invitation,’ which will begin filming in late August 2011 in Los Angeles, follows happily married Mike Christian, set to be played by Bennett. He runs into his high school sweetheart, to be portrayed by Bjorlinto, who he comes to believe is his soul mate. But Mike has a...
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Casting News: Bennett, Scott, Wilson

Divorce Invitation

Jonathan Bennett, Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Ian Alda, Keith Robinson, Andrea Bowen, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Nadia Bjorlinto have joined the cast of the romantic comedy "Divorce Invitation".

Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy helms the story of a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart and soul mate. One catch - he signed an iron-clad pre-nup and his wife won't let him get a divorce. Shooting will commence this month in Los Angeles.

A.C.O.D.

Adam Scott will play the leading role in Stuart Zicherman's indie comedy "A.C.O.D." which will begin shooting in March.

The Ben Karlin scripted project has Scott playing a grown man still dealing with the ramifications of his parents' divorce who must do what he can to bring the family together when his younger brother decides to get married. [Source: Deadline]

Straight A's

Luke Wilson has joined the cast of James Cox
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Divorce Invitation Adds Richard Kind, Elliott Gould, and Lainie Kazan

Divorce Invitation Adds Richard Kind, Elliott Gould, and Lainie Kazan
Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Ian Alda, Keith Robinson, and Andrea Bowen join Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Nadia Bjorlinto round out the cast of the romantic comedy Divorce Invitation. This project will mark critically acclaimed Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy's U.S. directorial debut. Krishna Reddy, Bala Rajasekharuni, and Robert Naturman wrote the screenplay. Venkat will produce with Ram serving as an executive producer. M.S.P. Srinivas Reddy is co-producer. Shooting will commence this month in Los Angeles.

Divorce Invitation centers on happily married Mike Christian, who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex and sparks fly. Mike is convinced she is his soul mate. But he has one huge problem - he signed an iron-clad pre-nup, and his wife Dylan will not let him out of the marriage.

Kazan's many credits include Beaches, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and most recently a recurring role on Season 7 of Desperate Housewives.
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Rom-Com Divorce Invitation Goes Out To Elliott Gould, Lainie Kazan

Hollywood has poked fun of Wedding Crashers and taken audiences on a Honeymoon In Vegas. It was only a matter of time before screenwriters tried their best to make divorce funny. Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy prepares to make his U.S. directorial debut with the ensemble comedy Divorce Invitation, and so far, he has recruited top-tier supporting players for his key roles. Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Ian Alda, Keith Robinson, and Andrea Bowen have been added to a cast that already included Jonathan Bennett, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Nadia Bjorlin. Not exactly the cast of Soderbergh.s Contagion, but that doesn.t mean there isn.t talent to be found in the bunch. Now we.ll be curious to see where Reddy goes with the premise, which centers on a man named Mike Christian who runs into his one-time sweetheart, Alex, and grows convinced that she ...
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Straight to Network

In addition to his skills building relationships onstage, Wilson Milam seems to particularly enjoy reconnecting with artists and meeting new ones. As director of Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," which opened at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles this week, Milam has gathered an international cast and recruited other artists from both sides of the pond for this production, even though he helmed versions of it in Stratford, London, and New York prior to this incarnation.Nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of "Inishmore," Milam, a former actor, also directed "Poor Beast in the Rain" at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as plays at Berkeley Rep, Woolly Mammoth, and Steppenwolf in the U.S., and the Royal Court, the Abbey, Shakespeare's Globe, and Donmar Warehouse in the U.K and Ireland.Back Stage met with him during previews of the Taper production of "Inishmore.
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