UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC: CMGR) ("Camelot") and Camelot Distribution Group ("CDG") announced that principal photography begins today on WIENER DOG NATIONALS, in Los Angeles, California. This family friendly, live action film is written and directed by Kevan Peterson of Fromage Pictures and is about a family uniting when their newly adopted dachshund races for the championship title.
The cast includes Jason London (Dazed and Confused) as the dad Phil Jack, Alicia Witt (Two Weeks Notice, 88 Minutes, Vanilla Sky) as Melanie, the race coordinator and Phil's love interest, "Mad Men" star Bryan Batt as Judge Brown, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Morgan Fairchild as the wicked Miss Merryweather. Also cast is Nickelodeon's Austin Anderson ("Victorious"), Julian Feder, and Caitlin Carmichael (Conception). Anderson will also be performing a song for the soundtrack of the film.
"It's an amazing experience to be able to finally direct this movie," said writer/director Peterson. "There is such a great group of talented people that have banded together to make this film a reality - everyone from our amazing cast to our wonderful production team. I am in awe everyday at what we are achieving with this film. I've been asked to say, on behalf of our star dogs as well, 'bark, bark, woof, woof,' which loosely translates to 'I'm ready for my close up.'"
The famous hotdog fast food chain Wienerschnitzel, serves as an inspiration to the film from their famous Wiener Nationals dachshund races held every year all over the country and is signed on to cross-promote the film during release.
In addition, production has teamed up in a co-promotion with the Special Olympics. Two Special Olympics athletes will take part in the film.
"It's been quite a journey with this film," commented President of CDG Jessica Kelly. "'WDN' is a great heartwarming story perfect for the entire family. I look forward to wrapping production and getting the film to the consumers."
'WDN' is a film about the Jack family adopting an abandoned dachshund, Shelly, from the shelter and the remarkable story that follows her arrival. When Shelly is entered into the nation's greatest wiener dog race, she is forced into fierce competition where challenges arise for the Jack family as well as the runt, Shelly. However, with love and strength, this united family can overcome anything.
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Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (www.camelotent.com) is a US publicly traded company (OTC: CMGR) with four divisions: Camelot Film Group, Camelot Distribution and DarKnight Pictures, Camelot Studio Group and Camelot Production Services Group. Camelot is building a different kind of motion picture studio infrastructure by redefining the development, financing, production, and distribution process. Camelot is a member of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).
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