Spring Developments

Things are really blooming here in Michigan as we enjoy what seems like an early spring.  It’s just past the middle of April and lilacs are beginning to bud and some are even opening!  We at CDI are seeing some great budding developments as well.

DJ Perry with Ernie Hudson

DJ Perry with Ernie Hudson at Night of 100 Stars

Projects in development are really heating up and we’ve made some needed updates to our Current Projects.  We’ve got interest from Ernie Hudson’s management for a role in A STATE OF HATE. Check out the article on 28 Days Later Analysis.  Some exciting talks are also underway for HOLLY, JINGLES & CLYDE. After a final weekend of shooting LOCKED IN A ROOM, we’re in serious talks with Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly for the role of Thelma for WILD MICHIGAN, which brings that project closer to being back in production.

As for LOCKED IN A ROOM, production has officially wrapped and has signed on with Worldwide Film Entertainment who will be taking the project to the Cannes Film Market.  Check out today’s articles from 28 Days Later Analysis and The Geek Files.

We’ve also got some new release dates for other projects.  At a glance:

August 10 – FIGURE IN THE FOREST

August 24 – HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS

September 7 – THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

September 21 – JUDGES [Special Edition]

It’s almost time to plant the garden and soon we’ll be reaping what we sow.  CDI is looking forward to a good harvest!

With Love from CDI on Valentine’s Day…

Randy and DJ - Ghost Town screeing, Howell, MI - Oct. 14, 2008

Randy and DJ - Ghost Town screeing, Howell, MI - Oct. 14, 2008

Holidays have a way of making us stop and reflect.  As a child, Valentine’s Day is more about friendship than romance–little cards with Snoopy and Woodstock or a group of Smurfs, conversation hearts with sayings like “Be My Friend.”

Many of you have already heard about the loss of one of CDI’s friends, Randy Godwin, who passed away on Dec. 19.  We were shocked and saddened to hear the news.  Today we’re thinking not just about those who are still beside us, but those we’ve lost.

For those in the CDI network who are still anxiously awaiting news about the progress of Wild Michigan, we’d like to thank you for your patience.  We continue to take steps forward daily, and are looking forward to giving the good news of a green light soon.

CDI is happy to announce that a TV deal for Figure in the Forest will soon be bringing that feature to a small screen near you.  More details on that will follow when we find out air dates, etc.  Overall, progress on projects like TimberWolf; Holly, Jingles & Clyde; State of Hate; Obsidian; and Ace are keeping all of us here at CDI on our toes.

But, don’t let our Valentine’s Day post fool you.  We’ll be taking time off today to spend time with our loved ones, and taking advantage of the opportunity to remind them how much we care.  And to you we wish a day filled with love and friendship.