Star Studded Closing Night World Movie Premiere of “MAX DAGAN” at Dances with Films Festival, starring Lindsey Dresbach

Live from the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for the Dances With Films Festival – was the Gala Closing Night Movie World Premiere of “Max Dagan” with a Star studded cast of : Rob Morrow, Zachary Gordon, Michael Madsen (who is sitting in the below photo with the WRITER & DIRECTOR: Terre Weisman) : Comedians & Actors: Jay Mohr and Jeff Ross; Kirk Fox, Rob Brownstein, Lisa Roumain, Richard Neil, Justice Gamble, and in the below photo Lindsey Dresbach- with Entertainment Today TV Producer: Steve Taylor:

On this show our Entertainment Today TV Producer: Steve Taylor interviews the cast, Producer, and Director of this emotion packed movie, on the arrivals Orange Carpet. We can 100% recommend that you see this movie, and give it 5 out of 5 Stars! We wanted to thank the Producer: Rafi Jacobs for giving us tickets to watch this sold out movie, that everyone in the audience gave a great applause for! Thanks to the Producer we had the pleasure of watching this movie sitting right next to the Starring Lead Actors, Producers, Director, cast and crew- which made it all the more better! I was sitting right next to Actress Lindsey Dresbach, (as you can see in the above photo- right after the movie) so I got to talk to her about her amazing key role in this movie, and her outstanding and deep and moving performance, and how she had so much great emotion, that will lead her to receive many future awards for her acting skills! She is also from New York like I am: she is from Brooklyn, and I am from Great Neck, Long Island. You can see my interview with her on this show.

Right after the movie they had an interesting Q & A, where the audience was able to ask questions with the Producer, Director, and all of the Cast! Then there was an invite only VIP after-party with everyone involved with this great movie, that was right behind the theater, that we were honored to be invited to!

Our News Team of Entertainment Today TV Producer: Steve Taylor, TV Show Host: Margie Rey, & News Reporter: Matt Segal at The Opening Night of the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood, at The World Famous Chinese Theatre: After his father is sentenced to 15 years for the manslaughter of a California State Trooper, Max Dagan fights to uncover the truth and get his now terminally ill parent out of prison with a compassionate release.  Max must open up old wounds, including seeking the help of his estranged uncle and the daughter of the dead trooper, to find compelling evidence that could set his father free.  In a race against time, two divided families discover they have more in common than they think.

When Albert Dagan’s played incredibly by Rob Morrow, who we interview on this show, has an affair with Ilene Brennan (played by Lisa Roumain) is discovered by her abusive State Trooper husband, the two family’s lives are forever altered. After narrowly escaping with his life, Dagan now faces 20 years for manslaughter, a reality he refuses to accept. But after a guilty verdict, Dagan’s 15 year-old prodigal guitarist son, Max played by Harry Holden White, who we interview on this show- finds abandonment imminent, sending him evading child services, eventually finding refuge with a struggling musician.

Now, 12 years later, Max (Zachary Gordon) and his rock band are riding the wave of early success. But the news of his father’s brain tumor starts the ultimate clock. At the behest of Albert, Max teams up with his estranged uncle (Rob Brownstein) in hopes of securing a compassionate release so his father can live out his remaining time with family. In their way stands the dead trooper’s partner, Dan Clancy played incredibly by Michael Madsenwho is behind the desk, when Rob Brownstein is asking him for help, with that shot being filmed by WRITER & DIRECTOR: Terre Weisman:  Dan Clancy may have ulterior motives for keeping Albert inside, as well as his dead trooper partner’s now-grown daughter, Alaina played excellently and with great emotion by Lindsey Dresbach, who is on the phone when she talks to Rob Brownstein in jail: Alaina has been working tirelessly to ensure her father’s killer remains imprisoned forever. 

MAX DAGAN is a breakthrough performance for actor Zachary Gordon. Known as a child actor from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, the independent feature MAX DAGAN is Zachary’s first dramatic adult lead role, while also spotlighting his musical talents as a guitarist and songwriter. Rob Morrow, Jay Mohr, and Michael Madsen also star in this great movie, as a follow-up to Morrow’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning smash-hit series, NORTHERN EXPOSURE’S first ever streaming debut on Amazon Prime.

WRITER & DIRECTOR: Terre Weisman

The PRODUCERS are: Rafi Jacobs, Stephen Mastrocola, Liana Montemayor, Barry Katz, and Terre Weisman- who is also the Writer and Director. 

BY: Static Films, Creative Balance Films, and Barry Katz Entertainment.

On this show we interview Barry Katz, who is an Emmy and Grammy nominated TV-film-record producer, talent manager, and podcast host. He is universally known for representing iconic artists like Louie Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, and Mike Epps, giving the first quality stage time in New York City and Boston to future stars like Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Sarah Silverman, Denis Leary, and the late Patrice O’Neal, as well as helping launch the careers of some of the most extraordinary comedy artists in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Louie CK, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Dane Cook,  and Tracy Morgan. Throughout his career, Katz has sold 37 out of 38 stand-up comedy specials he produced and has brokered an unprecedented 100 TV development deals, created 3 television shows, and executive produced over 50 different specials, documentaries, reality shows, and scripted series, including 7 seasons of the Emmy-nominated NBC series Last Comic Standing! 

Among DWF: LA’s lineup of 232 films, including 38 narrative features, 17 documentary features, 25 television and streaming pilots, and 152 short films (101 narrative and 20 documentaries, 13 KIdz section, 18 Downbeat/Music), are an impressive number of films (117!) making world, international, North American, or U.S. premieres. That number includes 24 narrative features, 10 documentary features, 69 narrative shorts, 22 documentary shorts (including Downbeat), and 15 pilots which will have world premiere screenings at Dances With Films.

The Dances With Films Festival is a Star-Studded 11 days, with Both A-List stars, and several recognizable faces and names that include: Norita” that is Executive produced by Jane Fonda, Russell Goldman’s Burn Out, which is executive produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and stars Tommie Earl Jenkins, Eli Vidis Newman’s Concrete, which stars four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris, Kestrin Pantera’s Dr. No Means No, which stars comedy duo The Sklar Brothers, and Breeda Wool (The Walking Dead), Mike Harris’ Mecánica, which stars Haley Joel Osment, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), and Olivia Sandoval(Fargo), and Danny Farber’s Thoughts and Prayers, which is executive produced by Amy Poehler, Tim Travers & The Time Travelers Paradox” Stars: Samuel DunningFelicia DayDanny Trejo, and Keith David, Mindy Cohn the Co-Star on “The Facts of Life,” and finally: the World Premiere of “Max Dagan” which stars: Rob MorrowZachary GordonMichael MadsenRob BrownsteinLindsey DresbachLisa Roumain, and Comedians and Actors Jeff Ross and Jay Mohr! 

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