Thursday, May 31, 2012

The game is afoot!

Willy-Gilly Productions is moving swiftly to secure $1.5 million to support the distribution of "Collar". They are looking to privately place the funds within thirty to sixty days and will launch the direct-to-exhibitor campaign into over 250 theaters in twenty cities throughout the United States, following the world premeire event in Middletown, New York. (For more on that, see David Patrick Wilson, writer/director/star of the film, has designed a new independent distribution model that he intends to implement on all his future films, subject to the success of this campaign. Mr. Wilson, the man behind the marketing campaign for "The Blair Witch Project", will use some of the basic components that made that film extraordinarily successful ($240 million worldwide), and augment them with all currently available opportunities to promote film and TV product. The objective is to make quality entertainment affordable and profitable for everyone. To refresh your memory, "Collar" is the story of a detective (TJ Williams) who shoots and kills a young man of color during an election year, an act that causes a community uprising that sends his life spinning towards disaster. (Sound familiar? Stay tuned.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"36 Hours"...on the clock for Willy Gilly!

Willy Gilly Productions has been hired to develop and produce a new action/adventure thriller, tentatively titled "36 Hours", set in New York City and the surrounding area. The screenplay is reworked from a soon-to-be-published first novel from the pen of Dr. Rajan Gulati, a general practictioner in Middletown, New York. In the mold of "Die Hard", "Patriot Games" and "The Bourne Identity", this film will be a collaboration between Willy Gilly and Brucefilms of Beverly Hills, California. Expected to fund by the end of the year, the producers anticipate a spring/summer 2013 production schedule in the Hudson Valley and New York City. In the meantime, this Thursday night, David Patrick Wilson will be hosting a fashion charity event for Literacy Orange at Catlin Gardens, 2865 Route 6, Slate Hill, New York. The event will feature local celebrities, personalities and politicians, there to support reading in Orange County.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Collar" opening is getting a Kickstarter!

Willy Gilly Productions is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter program to augment the red carpet premiere event of "Collar" here in Orange County this August! The exact time and location is to be determined; it will be announced here next week. Get ready for "Hollywood on the Hudson"!

We expect this event to be covered by all media in the region. Here are the levels of support, and a preview of what you can get:

* $100: two tickets and an invitation to the after-party.

* $500: pre-premiere reception, two tickets and after-party.

* $1,000: a limo ride, a walk and the red carpet, four tickets and after-party!

Keep checking for more information and a chance for you to go to the world premeire of this summer's hottest movie!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Willy Gilly producing new science series!

Willy Gilly Productions is happy to announce that the cast is complete for their new cable/web TV pilot for the American Science and Technology Center of New York. The educational series focuses on math, science, engineering and the arts, and begins shooting memorial Day weekend. Cast members include: Floyd Holt, Rebecca Robbins, Steven Scire, Cameron Ali, Emily Rahl, Oliviah Wood and Joey Diaz. The intention of the not-for-profit center is to raise the standard for science and math education, and bring America back to prominence in this arena. The US ranks twenty-sixth in the world in science and math, and must step up its game to regain our edge. David Wilson will direct the pilot. Congratulations to all, and good luck with this noble effort!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Collar" is coming...this summer!

Hold onto your seats and get ready to rock! Willy Gilly has their rep, Reder and Feig of Beverly Hills ("Twilight", "Black Swan", "Spy Kids") negotiating a mid-summer launch in a major way for their feature film "Collar". With its controversial content, seemingly lifted from today's newsfeed, they are looking at a red carpet spotlight event that brings Hollywood to the Hudson...and other select markets! Committed to their own distribution, Willy Gilly is in discussions with multiple cable providers to support theatrical release with simultaneous pay-per-view, that will give their audience the broadest opportunity to experience first hand the release of this summer's most powerful film! In the coming weeks, Willy Gilly will be offering all kinds of incentives to attend a premeire event near you!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Below The Line and Masters Class coming May 7th!

This coming Monday, May 7th, Willy Gilly Productions is inviting all those interested in working behind the scenes on stage, film and television, to come to their offices to sign up for the Below The Line Training Program. Even if you've never attended a workshop or signed up for the program previously, you are asked to join us starting Monday, May 7 between one and four p.m. and find out all of the parameters for participation. This is an on-the-job mentoring program that beings with six weeks of training that will result in jobs in production. On Wednesday, May 9, from 7:30 to 9:30pm, the Meisner Master Class series begins, also being held at the offices of Willy Gilly, 222 Greenwich Ave. in Goshen, NY. If you're interested, call us at 845-294-7500 no later than Monday afternoon, May 7! And don't forget..."Collar" is coming!