SOURCE: Champion Entertainment, Inc.

Champion Entertainment, Inc.

September 11, 2012 11:51 ET

Champion Entertainment Signs Stephen Baldwin to THE COSTUME SHOP

Champion Entertainment Announces Its Newest Family Movie

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Champion Entertainment, Inc. ("Champion"), a family and faith based film Production Company producing award winning films since 1993 with offices in Houston and Hollywood, announced the signing of Stephen Baldwin to help finalize the completion of Champion's next movie. Kurt Neubauer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer, made the announcement. THE COSTUME SHOP was originally shot in 2000, but never released. Champion intends to convert the film to Blu-ray and re-cut the film adding Stephen Baldwin's part as a principal cast member to complete the film for a theatrical release in 2013.

"The movie is about a young girl, Rebecca, who wants to borrow the family car for the evening when her father (Stephen Baldwin) decides that before she can take it she must listen to him tell her about some experiences that he had when he was in high school..." said Kurt Neubauer, briefly outlining the plot.

Kurt continued, "Through a flashback sequence young Jessica (Haylie Duff) is given a job by her Aunt (Shelley Duvall) in the Costume Shop she owns. As Jessica learns the ins and outs of the family business, strange events begin to take place. The costumes seem to have a power to transport one to places where things are not exactly normal. 

"Trying it herself, she is thrown into a situation making her choose between right and wrong. After her choice, Jessica involves her friends in these 'dreams' without much success."

The film stars Stephen Baldwin as an older Kyle (Born of the Fourth of July, The Young Riders, The Usual Suspects), Haylie Duff as Jessica (Napoleon Dynamite), Shelley Duvall as Aunt Nellie (The Shining), James Holzier as Kyle, (Willie the Hit Man), Kara Houston as Nicole (Judging Amy) and Vanessa Lee Chester as Sara (Jurrasic Park 2); written by Carolyn Clark Johnston and directed by Bob Willems.

More than Movies

Champion's movies entertain audiences with G rated family and faith based films. Champion decided on a change in direction to family and faith based films after it became obvious that too few productions were available to entertain the entire family audience. Recent articles from Variety, http://www.variety.com, regarding the need for G rated films that families can attend and watch has, according to Variety.com, "studios and advertisers alike focusing on 'uplifting' entertainment," a term that offers connotations of quality, talent-driven content with a positive worldview and without much explicit language, sex and violence.

Additional filming of THE COSTUME SHOP should be completed by late fall 2012 in Houston. The film has already received a distribution offer and will be offered for further distribution through Champion Entertainment's distribution division, United Film Distribution.

About Champion Entertainment, Inc.

Founded by Bob Willems in 1993, Champion Entertainment, Inc. develops, produces and distributes compelling family and faith based content for the film and television industry. A full service Production Company, production services for television, full length motion pictures, music videos, commercials and infomercials, CGI animation, visual effects, and graphics, new media production for corporate clients including live webcasts, streaming media, interactive and multi-platform media. Champion Entertainment has offices/studios in Houston, Texas and Hollywood, California at Sunset Gower Studios.

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