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December 15, 2011

I’ve just wrapped up a grueling and gratifying around the world trip to promote Deadline.

Starting at home in Nashville and then going to Denver, Los Angeles, Sidney, Cannes, London and New York, I’ve burned a bunch of frequent flyer miles to spread the word, hosting private screenings for distributors, social justice leaders and members of the press.

The response has been amazing. Some folks in the States had questioned whether Deadline’s quintessentially Southern story would play overseas. The answer’s a resounding Yes! Indian filmmaker and Chair of the Selection Committee for the International Film Festival of India Mike Pandey told me Deadline should be released in India. "Deadline truly moved me. It touched my heart. No, it touched my soul."

Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize winner, Professor of Journalism at Emory University and Managing Editor of The Civil Rights Cold Case Project wrote, “I cannot wait to see Deadline again. It's been so much on my mind since the screening that I am hungry to see, hear, learn more about it. It's a wonderful movie, full of great stories and beautifully executed.”

And Dr. Linda Seger, a script consultant on over 2,000 scripts and author of Making a Good Script Great wrote,Deadline is an important, terrific movie, with the kind of compelling story and fascinating characters that made The Help so engaging. It’s beautifully acted and directed.”

Reactions like these make all the long hours more than worth it. We can’t wait for you to see Deadline in a theater near you in 2012!