SOURCE: East Meets West Productions

October 11, 2006 07:00 ET

Crenna and Minter in "Six Sex Scenes & A Murder"

Northern California Production Begins Late October

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 --Richard Anthony Crenna, Jr. and Kristin Minter join the cast of "Six Sex Scenes & A Murder," an East Meets West Productions film by Bay Area filmmaker Julie Rubio. Rubio will produce and direct from her original screenplay that explores the power and depth of human sexuality. Industry veteran Marty Rosenberg has been tapped as director of photography. Business entrepreneur Robert Meadows will executive produce. Production begins late October in San Francisco and Oakland, California.

An erotic tale of passion, desire and whodunit, the story follows the last 24 hours of professional gangster Nick Hamilton (Crenna) from the scene of his murder, a popular burlesque club called The Uptown Bar. "Six Sex Scenes & A Murder" unfolds through a series of flashbacks as a local detective questions the Uptown's patrons and dancers. The love of Hamilton's life, a former Uptown burlesque dancer Regan Price (Minter), steps in to try and help before it's too late.

Repped by Michael Zanuck, Crenna's recent films include "Critical Mass," "Air Rage," "Vegas Texas" and "The Glass House." His television films and mini-series include "Murder She Wrote," "The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, After the Shock," "Unnatural Causes" and "Frame Up." Crenna's television broadcast performances include "The Guardian," "NCIS," "Star Trek Enterprise" and recurring roles on "Chicago Hope" and "Roswell."

Repped by Lovett Management, Minter's numerous film appearances include "Friends With Money," "The Bread, My Sweet," "Diamond Men" and the hit comedy, "Home Alone." She performs alongside Charlie Hofheimer in the upcoming feature film "Blur" directed by John W. Kim. Best known for her recurring role as Randi Fronzak on NBC's "ER," Minter has appeared in "Crossing Jordan," "Providence," "NYPD Blue," as a series regular in USA's "Good vs. Evil" and as Sheila in "The Outsiders."

Rubio joins a list of emerging Latino women filmmakers. Her recent film credits include "Impression," which screened at the Napa Valley, Orinda, and Oakland International Film Festivals and "Del Cielo" (Of Heaven). "Del Cielo" premiered at the 2006 Napa Sonoma Wine Valley Film Festival and screens in the 2006 short film programs at the Los Angeles and San Francisco International Latino Film Festivals. Rubio produced "Soledad is Gone Forever" for Haiku Films in 2005. A theatrical and film producer, she has acted in narrative films and documentaries in Los Angeles, New York and London.

Rosenberg's cinematography and visual effects can be seen in shorts, commercials and more than 40 feature films. His work includes "War of The Worlds," "Star Wars: Episodes I, II, and III," "Mission Impossible," "State of the Union," "Van Helsing," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Planet of the Apes," "Pearl Harbor," and "Space Cowboys." Rosenberg's camera work can be seen in Eric Escobar's "One Weekend A Month" which received a 2005 Sundance Honorable Mention for Short Filmmaking.

The film marks Meadows' initial business venture in executive film producing and his first collaboration with Rubio's East Meets West Productions.

Media contact, Nancy Dyal at 415.533.7124 for more information or to schedule an interview. Visit to view film trailer.

East Meets West Productions produces fiction and non-fiction programming for theatrical, television and digital media. "Six Scenes & A Murder"© 2006, East Meets West Productions, 11 Hacienda Circle, Orinda, CA.

Contact Information

    Nancy Dyal
    Company: GREAT dream PRODUCTIONS
    PHONE: 415.345.1182/415.533.7124
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