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Hollyweird Even For A Young Director - The Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon

Eleven-year old Dominic Scott Kay is directing a film starring - who else - Kevin Bacon.  It's a short, 15-minute movie about (according to the publicist) a "heartwarming story of a boy who discovers an abandoned dog left for dead on the side of the road who he ultimately brings back to life. The boy's selfless acts continue as he secures a home for the dog in the local firehouse nursing an injured dog named Angelo back to health."  Kay as well stars in the movie, who in real life nursed an injured dog back to health.  Kay's movie title?  "Saving Angelo."

But like every movie, it needs financing.  Enter Conroy Kanter, who invested $11,000 into the movie.

Master Kay apparently felt that Ms. Kanter demanded creative control and distribution and promotion rights of the movie, and being no slouch, Master Kay hired an attorney to sue Ms. Kanter back in January.

You likely know Master Kay as young Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean and the voice of Wilbur in Charlotte's Web, among numerous other screen credits.  IMDb lists his father, Scott Kay, as a co-star in the movie, and his mother, Cindy Kay, as the producer.  The film has also been nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a short film.

Oh, the litigation?

Settled, and under the terms of the agreement, Ms. Kanter receives credit as a producer and Kay gets full rights to the movie.  He plans to submit it to the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. 

Just think of all those new Bacon degrees.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Friday, May 25, 2007

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