‘Full House’ Creator to Produce Horror Movie ‘Murder With the Stars’ Directed by Jonathan Silverman (EXCLUSIVE) – Film News in Brief

“Full House” and “Fuller House” creator Jeff Franklin is set to produce a new horror film, “Murder with the Stars.” Craig Shoemaker penned the screenplay and will serve as a producer, with Jonathan Silverman set to direct and act in the movie.

“This concept came to me several months ago, and I knew I was onto something unique and fun,” Shoemaker said. “Since then, the creative process has unfolded effortlessly with two old friends signing on, Jonathan Silverman and Jeff Franklin. It’s a killer team. In the case of this horror film, pun intended.”

“Murder with the Stars” will be created in partnership with Jaclyn and Ike Suri of Pelican Point Media, a film finance and production company, that has produced horror and comedy films like the 2016 thriller “Exposed,” starring Ana de Armas and Keanu Reeves. Silverman is repped by Authentic Talent and Brave Artists, and Shoemaker is repped by Innovative Artists.

Dances With Films Festival Sets Lineup

Indie film festival Dances With Films has revealed the lineup for its Los Angeles festival, set to run from June 20-30. Dances With Films will be bookended by the premieres of Mahesh Pailoor’s drama “Paper Flowers” as the opening night selection and Terre Weisman’s “Max Dagan” on closing night. All screenings will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Among the festival’s lineup of 232 films are 117 films making world, international, North American or U.S. premieres. Narrative features making their world premieres include: Patrick VanZandt’s “Addy Daddy,” Nayip Anthony Garcia’s “Almost Popular,” Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez’ “America’s Next Top Immigrant,” Nida Chowdhry’s “Anxious.” and more.

Feature-length documentaries making their world premieres at Dances With Films include Leon Lozano’s “A Little Hope for Chicago,” Ryan S. Porush’s “A School Grows in Watts,” Christopher Riel’s “The Big White House” and more. More information on the full festival lineup, events, passes and tickets can be found on the Dances With Films website.

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