Press and Fun Things

BPI takes to the trees for answers

MovieMaker magazine rates Lone Star Film Festival one of the top 25 festivals

In its 2013 annual list of the "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," MovieMaker magazine puts the Lone Star Film Festival in the top 25. Read the full article at MovieMaker magazine website.

Zach Galifianakis attached to A Confederacy of Dunces to star as Ignatius Reilly

"Dunces Finds Its Ignatius in Galifianakis" in what Vulture.com described as "seemingly perfectly matched." Read the full article here. BPI's Johnny Langdon and Susann O'Connell are attached as Executive Producer and Co-Producer, respectively. Scott Rudin will produce.

The Pro and Gigi Gaston in Variety

The Pro

Gigi Gaston

Variety
June 21, 2011
Gaston to pen comic golf pro pic
Scribe to adapt Shropshire's comic novel

by Dave McNary

Gigi Gaston has been tapped to adapt Mike Shropshire's comic novel "The Pro" for Johnny Langdon's Bumbershoot Prods.

Langdon, Susan O'Connell and Carolyn Pfeiffer will produce. Project centers on an ex-golf pro and natural born reprobate who wins redemption despite his best efforts to fight it off at every turn.

Gaston has previously sold scripts to Imagine Entertainment ("Madame Lupescu"), Drew Barrymore ("Like a Lady") and Steve Tisch ("Mockingbird") and directed the documentary "The Cream Will Rise" about singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins. Gaston also directed the independent film "Beyond the City Limits" starring Nastassja Kinski, Alyson Hannigan, Jennifer Esposito, Steve Harris and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Bumbershoot, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is also developing Rod Taylor's "Empire Man," . . . and Stefan Schaefer's "Willpower."

Gaston's manager Graham Kaye and attorneys Patti Felker and Chris Abramson brokered the deal on her behalf. Alper negotiated the deal for Bumbershoot, which is repped by Stan Coleman of Weissman, Wolffe, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin, and Evall, LLP (WWBCGE).

Contact Dave McNary at dave.mcnary@variety.com.