OSCAR(R) Winning Director Marleen Gorris Makes Bold Move
By Marlene Gorris
Apr 20, 2005, 17:30

Los Angeles, CA -- Academy Award(R) winning director Marleen Gorris ("Antonia's Line" -- Best Foreign Language Film) has teamed up with Bold Films to direct their daring new project, "Rosa," a sexually-charged love triangle which evolves into a spiritual journey.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin June 7 in Florence, Italy."Rosa" is very much in keeping with Bold Films' philosophy of acquiring cutting-edge material and then pairing established talent with brave new voices to produce projects that are distinct and stand apart from standard Hollywood studio fare. "Rosa" is being executive produced by Michel Litvak, along with Bold Films' Gary Michael Walters and Dan Grodnik and produced by Bold's Edward Bass, debut screenwriter Athena Stensland and Jeff Rice.

Athena Stensland is excited about the pairing. "It's wonderful to be working with a company like Bold Films, who remain completely and entirely supportive of the creative artistic process.

To have a filmmaker like Marlene Gorris directing your first screenplay is just a writer's dream."According to Bold Films' Edward Bass, "The majority of our projects have had first-time directors, but here it's great to have the chance to launch a debut screenwriter.

Obviously, Marleen's participation will add even more sensitivity to the writer's vision. And the artistic sophistication and discrimination she shows in her choice of projects gives us further confidence that this will be another signature Bold production."

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