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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.,
July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC: CMGR) ("Camelot") and Camelot Distribution Group ("CDG") announced that principal photography begins today on WIENER DOG NATIONALS, in
Los Angeles, California. This family friendly, live action film is written and directed by
Kevan Peterson of Fromage Pictures and is about a family uniting when their newly adopted dachshund races for the championship title.
The cast includes
Jason London (
Dazed and Confused) as the dad
Alicia Witt (
Two Weeks Notice, 88 Minutes, Vanilla Sky) as Melanie, the race coordinator and Phil's love interest, "Mad Men" star
Bryan Batt as Judge Brown, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee
Morgan Fairchild as the wicked
Miss Merryweather. Also cast is Nickelodeon's
Austin Anderson ("Victorious"),
Julian Feder, and
Caitlin Carmichael (
Conception). Anderson will also be performing a song for the soundtrack of the film.
"It's an amazing experience to be able to finally direct this movie," said writer/director Peterson. "There is such a great group of talented people that have banded together to make this film a reality - everyone from our amazing cast to our wonderful production team. I am in awe everyday at what we are achieving with this film. I've been asked to say, on behalf of our star dogs as well, 'bark, bark, woof, woof,' which loosely translates to 'I'm ready for my close up.'"
The famous hotdog fast food chain Wienerschnitzel, serves as an inspiration to the film from their famous Wiener Nationals dachshund races held every year all over the country and is signed on to cross-promote the film during release.