Jul 28 2011

Melanie LaPatin is a Fantastic Leading Lady in the film LEADING LADIES!

Did you know that Melanie LaPatin has a starring role in the new feature film called LEADING LADIES?!

Melanie plays Sheri (pronounced “Cheri,” as in the French pronunciation) Campari, the overbearing backstage mother of two daughters, one whom she lives through vicariously on the ballroom dance floor, and the other who is relegated to the role of “practice partner.”  See what happens to each as they redefine their roles in life and on the dance floor and learn to “Let Love Lead.™”

So You Think You Can Dance fans will see some more familiar faces in the film, as season two winner, Benji Schwimmer, joins Melanie on screen as her daughters’ best friend and competition dance partner (wait till you see Benji perform an amazing West Coast Swing duet with long time friend and West Coast Swing World Champion Jordan Frisbee!).

There is also a fantastic “Grocery Store Musical” number choreographed by Melanie and starring past SYTYCD finalists Courtney Galiano, Kherington Payne, Katee Shean, and Sara VonGillern!

The film has been doing extremely well on the festival circuit, screening at more than 50 festivals around the world so far and still going strong.  Past highlights include a Gala Presentation at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, winner of the Showcase Award at the film’s premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival, selling out an opening weekend screening in the Directors’ Guild of America Theater on Sunset Boulevard at Outfest in LA, winning Best Picture at the Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival, screening at the Marché du Film at the Cannes International Film Festival, and most recently winning the Audience Choice award for Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco United Film Festival right after screening to nearly 900 people in the historic Castro Theater at Frameline International Film Festival.

The film has been picked up for North American distribution by Wolfe, and will be released on DVD and VOD in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 2011.  Click the image of the DVD to pre-order your copy from the Wolfe website!

You can also visit the Leading Ladies website to find out where film is playing next, so you can see it on the big screen in a theater near you!  The website also has many video clips and photos from the film, links to merchandise, information about the film’s soundtrack, and all kinds of other fun information from and about the movie!

Finally, don’t forget to add the film to your Netflix Queue by visiting this link and adding Leading Ladies to your queue!

Jul 21 2011

Leading Ladies on WetPaint.com

See SYTYCD Alumni in the New Movie, Leading Ladies!

by Stephanie Wolf

Get your fill of So You Think You Can Dance stars in the new ballroom-inspired movie Leading Ladies, set to release on DVD September 13 from Wolfe Video. The movie follows the Camparinis, a ballroom dancing family whose lives get turned upside down when one sister gets pregnant, another comes out of the closet, and a zany, over-the-top stage mom starts to lose it in her pursuit for the family to take the titles at the Midwest Benjiwin-1301692357Regional Ballroom Competition.

Leading Ladies features many recognizable names, a flashback of sorts into SYTYCD history. Ballroom diva and SYTYCD choreographer Melanie LaPatin, as well as Season 2 winner Benji Schwimmer, snagged leading roles in the film. Making cameo appearances are Katee Shean, Kherington Payne, Courtney Galiano, and Sara Von Gillern.

The feature toured 45 different film festivals and won numerous awards — the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 San Francisco United Film Festival, the "Showcase Award" from the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival, "Best Feature" at the 2010 Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival and "Best of the Fest" at the 2010 Newfest.

We can’t wait to check it out on DVD in September! Look for it on Amazon.

Yes, you will be able to purchase the DVD at Amazon, but please buy using this link (a much bigger percentage of the sale goes to the cast and crew!).  You can also purchase from the official Leading Ladies website.

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Jul 19 2011

Leading Ladies on TalkMoviesworld.com



Jul 13 2011

Laurel and Nicole Frameline Interview Featured on SheWire.com


Jul 7 2011

Wolfe Interviews Daniel and Erika at Frameline (as seen on After Ellen)

Here is a video interview Wolfe did with Erika and Daneil at Frameline that appears on AfterEllen.com (it’s toward the bottom of the post) and Logo TV.