VH1 Original Movie 'When the Music Stops,' Dance-Filled Romantic Drama Starring Annabeth Gish and Kamar De Los Reyes, Begins Production

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has begun production on the VH1
 Original Movie "When the Music Stops," starring Annabeth Gish ("The X-Files,"
 "Desert Bloom") and Kamar de los Reyes ("The Cell," "One Life to Live").  The
 film, which was written by Duane Adler who also wrote the box office hit "Save
 The Last Dance," is slated to debut on VH1 later this year.
     "When the Music Stops" is a dance-filled romantic drama that unfolds
 inside the world of Salsa dancing.  A couple on the verge of marriage receive
 dance lessons as a wedding gift.  But when stockbroker Jason decides that
 closing a big deal is more important than learning to dance, his fiance,
 aspiring photographer Amie (Gish), decides to take the lessons herself from
 handsome young Latino instructor Nicholas (de los Reyes).  Soon after agreeing
 to perform in the upcoming Salsa Festival, Amie and Nicholas begin to fall for
 each other -- forcing Amie to choose between his world and the safety of her
 own.
     The VH1 Original Movies presentation features numerous salsa dance scenes
 choreographed by Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of such big-screen hits as
 "Dirty Dancing" and "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar."  The
 producers are Randy Robinson and Wilshire Court Productions.  The film is
 directed by Ron Lagomarsino ("Running Mates," "Once and Again," DGA Award for
 "Picket Fences").
     Annabeth Gish currently co-stars on "The X-Files," and will next be seen
 starring opposite James Woods in Screen Gems' "Race to Space," a family film
 set against the backdrop of the Russian and American race to dominate space in
 the 1960s.  She literally came of age on the big screen, grabbing the
 attention of critics as the 13-year-old star (alongside Jon Voight) of the
 acclaimed 1986 drama "Desert Bloom."  She followed with "Mystic Pizza," "Shag:
 The Movie," "Coupe de Ville," "Wyatt Earp,"  "Nixon," "Beautiful Girls," "SLC
 Punk," and "Double Jeopardy."   Her upcoming projects include the romantic
 comedies "Buying the Cow" and "Pursuit of Happiness," the drama "Morning" and
 the PBS Masterpiece Theater classic "A Death in the Family," in which she
 stars opposite James Cromwell.   On TV, she starred most recently in the CBS
 movie "Sealed With a Kiss" opposite John Stamos and the Lifetime original film
 "Different," opposite Lynn Redgrave.  Her other TV credits include "When He's
 Not a Stranger," "Scarlett" and "A Death in the Family."
     Kamar de los Reyes -- one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"
 -- is known to millions of daytime TV fans as Antonio Vega on "One Life to
 Live."  He has also played recurring roles in the hit TV series "ER," as well
 as "Four Corners," "New York Undercover" and "Promised Land."  His most recent
 feature film was the smash hit "The Cell," starring Jennifer Lopez; his other
 big-screen credits include "Salsa," "Father Hood," Oliver Stone's "Nixon" and
 "Mambo Cafe," among others.
 
     VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials,
 live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with
 the music they love.  VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of
 Viacom Inc.  MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
 services MTV:  Music Television, MTV 2:  Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at
 Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten
 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks
 also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby
 its programming can be seen worldwide.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has begun production on the VH1
 Original Movie "When the Music Stops," starring Annabeth Gish ("The X-Files,"
 "Desert Bloom") and Kamar de los Reyes ("The Cell," "One Life to Live").  The
 film, which was written by Duane Adler who also wrote the box office hit "Save
 The Last Dance," is slated to debut on VH1 later this year.
     "When the Music Stops" is a dance-filled romantic drama that unfolds
 inside the world of Salsa dancing.  A couple on the verge of marriage receive
 dance lessons as a wedding gift.  But when stockbroker Jason decides that
 closing a big deal is more important than learning to dance, his fiance,
 aspiring photographer Amie (Gish), decides to take the lessons herself from
 handsome young Latino instructor Nicholas (de los Reyes).  Soon after agreeing
 to perform in the upcoming Salsa Festival, Amie and Nicholas begin to fall for
 each other -- forcing Amie to choose between his world and the safety of her
 own.
     The VH1 Original Movies presentation features numerous salsa dance scenes
 choreographed by Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of such big-screen hits as
 "Dirty Dancing" and "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar."  The
 producers are Randy Robinson and Wilshire Court Productions.  The film is
 directed by Ron Lagomarsino ("Running Mates," "Once and Again," DGA Award for
 "Picket Fences").
     Annabeth Gish currently co-stars on "The X-Files," and will next be seen
 starring opposite James Woods in Screen Gems' "Race to Space," a family film
 set against the backdrop of the Russian and American race to dominate space in
 the 1960s.  She literally came of age on the big screen, grabbing the
 attention of critics as the 13-year-old star (alongside Jon Voight) of the
 acclaimed 1986 drama "Desert Bloom."  She followed with "Mystic Pizza," "Shag:
 The Movie," "Coupe de Ville," "Wyatt Earp,"  "Nixon," "Beautiful Girls," "SLC
 Punk," and "Double Jeopardy."   Her upcoming projects include the romantic
 comedies "Buying the Cow" and "Pursuit of Happiness," the drama "Morning" and
 the PBS Masterpiece Theater classic "A Death in the Family," in which she
 stars opposite James Cromwell.   On TV, she starred most recently in the CBS
 movie "Sealed With a Kiss" opposite John Stamos and the Lifetime original film
 "Different," opposite Lynn Redgrave.  Her other TV credits include "When He's
 Not a Stranger," "Scarlett" and "A Death in the Family."
     Kamar de los Reyes -- one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"
 -- is known to millions of daytime TV fans as Antonio Vega on "One Life to
 Live."  He has also played recurring roles in the hit TV series "ER," as well
 as "Four Corners," "New York Undercover" and "Promised Land."  His most recent
 feature film was the smash hit "The Cell," starring Jennifer Lopez; his other
 big-screen credits include "Salsa," "Father Hood," Oliver Stone's "Nixon" and
 "Mambo Cafe," among others.
 
     VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials,
 live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with
 the music they love.  VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of
 Viacom Inc.  MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
 services MTV:  Music Television, MTV 2:  Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at
 Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten
 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks
 also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby
 its programming can be seen worldwide.
 
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