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Brian Lukow, Martin Guigui Get 'Crazy for the Boys'

June 19, 2013

YellowBrix

Teen pop impresario and songwriter Brian Lukow has nabbed director Martin Guigui to helm the feature film Crazy For The Boys, a musical dramedy aimed at the lucrative tween and teen audience. The film will be produced by Michael Z. Gordon, a BMI Award-winning songwriter whose film and television credits include Pulp Fiction, Everybody Loves Raymond and Ally McBeal. Gordon will be serving as producer via his companies, My Own Worst Enemy Films and Americana Films.

Lukow, who co-created the Billboard #1-selling boy band Dream Street, has assembled a creative dream team for Crazy For The Boys that includes musical director Drew Lane, whose credits include the platinum album High School Musical, which won the Billboard Soundtrack Album of the Year Award and double-platinum Hannah Montana soundtrack. Wendy Starland, who is the creative consultant for Drama Drama and Crazy For The Boys, was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is credited with discovering Lady Gaga.

"Stylistically, Crazy For The Boys is a perfect marriage of choreographed pop music, and film for the loyal fan audience: tweens," notes Lukow, adding that each of Drama Drama's members are "stand-out triple threats. Every key member of our artistic team has had success in both the film and music industry." Lukow adds the project will be promoted through traditional as well as social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Guigui's most recent feature film, The Bronx Bull, starring Joe Mantegna, William Forsythe, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Sorvino and Natasha Henstridge, is being released nationwide on October 11.

"I fell in love with the project from the initial pitch: Crazy For The Boys has it all," says Guigui, "and the film's anti-bullying theme will resonate with tweens in an entertaining, 'non-preachy' way."

The five members of Drama Drama -- who were cast in New York and Los Angeles from among thousands of hopefuls -- each possess solid singing, dancing, and acting skills, yet uniquely distinct personas. Despite the requisite challenges of being a teen girl -- unrequited love, competition, peer pressure and general teen angst -- how and why the girls become a pop group forms the heart of the story.

Source: Tween Musical CRAZY FOR THE BOYS

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