|THE LIGHTHOUSE PRESS CREATES
INDEPENDENT FILM COMPANY FOR TURNING NOVELS INTO
LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL (November 15, 2004) -- In a
move certain to raise a few eyebrows in the
entertainment world, The Lighthouse Press, Inc.
has incorporated Lighthouse Entertainment,
L.L.C., to begin operation on January 1, 2005.
The multi-media company is dedicated to the
proposition that there is an inherent marriage
between publishers of fiction and a film industry
that is trying to fulfill the consumers
insatiable demand for new and exciting content.
Its a natural fit, said the
publisher, Ron Richard. On the publishing
side, The Lighthouse Press, Inc. has published
more than forty novels over the past five years,
with many of them perfectly suitable for film
adaptation. What better source for new content is
there than a published novel?
Lighthouse Entertainment, L.L.C. has already
inked options for a documentary film and a
feature film based on Stuart Tower's epic
historical novel, The Wayfarers.
Anticipating the 350th anniversary of the first
Jewish arrivals on this side of the Atlantic,
Blackstream Films will co-produce the documentary
with internationally renown director Yale Strom.
Noted actor Theo Bikel is expected to narrate.
Filming in Romania is expected to commence once
co-producers, Quintas Films of Holland and Genius
Films of Romania, finalize negotiations
concerning the feature film.
Lighthouse Entertainment, L.L.C. has also
optioned Coma by newcomer Jason Paul,
which is to be published in spring of 2005. The
anticipated film is expected to follow the
novel's portrayal of a family in conflict with
the Living Will directives of a beloved family
member suffering complete incapacitation.
We realize that we're taking a gamble
here, the publisher said, in reference to
the working arrangement between The Lighthouse
Press and Lighthouse Entertainment. Despite
rave reviews for our stable of authors and
titles, we have been slow to build recognition as
a household name.
The publisher said that Lighthouse Entertainment
intends to follow in the footsteps of independent
producers who are changing audience and industry
perceptions with films like Mel Gibsons, The
Passion of The Christ, Ron Howards, A
Beautiful Mind and others.
PRESS: Public Relations Liaison
WEB SITE: www.TheLighthousePress.com