Dimension Films Cooks Up a Fall 'Feast'

Highly Anticipated Fright Flick, 'Feast,' the Winning Film from the Third

Season of the Hit Show, 'Project Greenlight' - From Executive Producers

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Moore and Wes Craven - Will Hit Theatres

Around the Country for Special Late Night Shows Beginning September 22 and

September 23 Late Night Fright To Be Followed by DVD Launch of 'Feast' on

October 17th

Aug 08, 2006, 01:00 ET from The Weinstein Company

    NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Films is proud to announce
 that "Feast," the highly anticipated horror movie whose inception and
 production was made possible and documented by the third season of the hit
 show "Project Greenlight" on the Bravo network, will hit theatres
 nationwide for special late night showings beginning on September 22 and
 23, 2006. The special run will be followed by the DVD launch of "Feast" on
 October 17, 2006.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060808/NYTU131 )
     Directed by "Project Greenlight" winner and first time filmmaker John
 Gulager, "Feast" is the terrifying tale of a motley crew of strangers who
 find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern and must band together in a
 battle for survival against a family of flesh-hungry creatures. The
 ensemble cast includes Balthazar Getty ("Alias"), Henry Rollins (IFC's "The
 Henry Rollins Show"), Navi Rawat ("The O.C.," "Numb3rs"), Josh Zuckerman
 ("Surviving Christmas"), Judah Friedlander (MTV2's hit show "Wonder
 Showzen"), Jason Mewes ("Clerks II"), Jenny Wade ("Rumor Has It") and
 Krista Allen (HBO's "Unscripted").
     "Feast" will make its world premiere on September 12, 2006 at the Palms
 Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
     "We are thrilled to be able to bring this film -- an incredible
 accomplishment for a first time filmmaker -- to audiences everywhere,"
 stated Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company and founder of
 Dimension Films, which backed the production of FEAST.
     John Gulager, the contest winner who was tapped to direct his first
 feature film for Project Greenlight said, "This is a dream come true --
 making a movie. And then it's a movie like FEAST! Monsters, chicks,
 explosions, blood, a studio film, a real budget...I mean...come on! It's a
 really fun film that will surprise a lot of people and shock some."
     "We are proud to be part of a process that discovers, develops and
 provides opportunity for talented writers and filmmakers to work alongside
 entertainment luminaries like Wes Craven and have the opportunity to share
 their vision with audiences. 'Project Greenlight' continues to leverage the
 power of various media platforms to discover new talent as well as create a
 community that has a vested interest in seeing the final results," stated
 Larry Tanz, CEO LivePlanet.
     "We are thrilled to have FEAST open theatrically," noted Maloof Motion
 Pictures Chairman/CEO Phil Maloof. "After a successful run on the festival
 circuit, FEAST has become a highly anticipated project amongst fans of the
 horror genre and we look forward to having it seen by moviegoers across the
     "Feast" was written by "Project Greenlight" winners Marcus Dunstan and
 Patrick Melton, and was produced by Michael Leahy and Joel Soisson, and
 Larry Tanz, Marc Joubert and Andrew Jameson, executive produced by Ben
 Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Wes Craven, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof,
 Phil Maloof, George Maloof, Adrienne Maloof and Colleen Maloof. Dimension
 Films presents "Feast" in association with Maloof Motion Pictures in
 association with Neo Art & Logic and is a Live Planet Production.
     For many behind the scenes secrets, be sure to check out the September
 cover of Fangoria Magazine.
     Much like the second contest, PGL 3 sought both a screenwriter and a
 director through two concurrent contests. The writers submitted a feature
 length screenplay online. The screenplay contestants were narrowed to a Top
 1000 based on the results of an online peer review round. The scripts were
 then read offline by third-party reviewers hired by Project Greenlight and
 narrowed to a Top 100. The Top 100 were read and rated by the Review Panel
 which included Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Wes Craven. The Top
 5 were then named, given extensive script notes from the Panel and asked to
 revise their screenplays based on these notes. The scripts were re-read by
 the panel members and the Top 3 Finalists were named and flown to out to
 Hollywood for two days of meetings with the Director Finalists and the
 Review Panel.
     The directors were asked to send in a three-minute scene of their
 choosing. The scenes were reviewed by third-party viewers hired by Project
 Greenlight. The Top 250 were named and asked to submit a 3-minute bio
 video. The field was then narrowed to the Top 50 directors and their scene
 submissions and bio videos were reviewed by the Review Panel. At this point
 we were down to the Top 10 Directors. Each Top 10 Director was given an
 identical scene assignment which challenged the contestants to be creative,
 while still following all the assignment parameters. At last we arrived at
 our Top 3 Director Finalists who were then flown out to Hollywood for
 meetings with the Screenplay Contest Finalists and the Review Panel.
     Maloof Motion Pictures, a division of Maloof Productions which
 encompasses film, television, music and other areas, is an entertainment
 production company founded in April 2004 by the Maloof family, whose
 diversified business portfolio includes ownership of the Palms Hotel and
 Casino in Las Vegas and the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Visit the website at
 www.maloofproductions.com .
     LivePlanet develops and produces entertainment properties for
 traditional as well as digital media distribution platforms, with a focus
 on leveraging technology and integrating brands to tell compelling stories.
 LivePlanet currently has projects in active stages of production and
 development in film, television, broadband and mobile distribution
 platforms, working with partners ranging from The Walt Disney Company and
 NBC Universal to Amp'd Mobile, MSN and Yahoo! The company is based in Los
 Angeles, CA.

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