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Sweet Spot Produces Cannes Trailer for New Michael Douglas Film

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Hollywood, CA, May 29, 2008 – Sweet Spot Productions, a full-service marketing agency specializing in conceiving, developing and producing consumer and trade campaigns promoting feature films and videogames, has just produced and delivered a high profile promotional trailer which will be seen during the Cannes Film Festival. The five-minute, suspenseful and action-packed trailer, promoting the new Michael Douglas starring film “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt,� was for client Foresight Unltd, a Mark Damon company. Sweet Spot is also celebrating the company’s 2008 “Golden Trailer Award� Win. Don Scotti and Joe Takats, co-founders of Sweet Spot Productions, made the announcement. “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,� starring Michael Douglas, was written and directed by Peter Hyams, and produced by Foresight Unltd. Producers are Mark Damon, Limor Diamant, Moshe Diamant, Michael P. Flannigan, Ted Hartley and Peter Hyams, with Aaron Ray serving as Executive Producer. Tamara Stuparich De La Barra, a producer with Foresight Unlimited, said, “People love this trailer. From just this short piece, they know it’s a really good movie, they love Michael Douglas in it, and they love the whole structure of it. This promo trailer has absolutely helped us to quickly make some great international sales, based simply on the trailer itself. Sweet Spot did a fantastic job, in just a week, producing a finished trailer from dailies. They turned it around very quickly and did a really amazing job.� Sweet Spot’s 2008 “Golden Trailer Award� Win was for BEST FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER: “HorrorFest 2007: 8 Films to Die For—“50 Foot Woman� Trailer. Joe Takats said, "This was a challenging trailer to create. We shot it on location in Downtown Los Angeles, and on a green screen stage. The compositing and 3D graphics were done by John DeTemple. Later the project was output to film to be shown in theaters.� Don Scotti added, “Joe and I are quite honored to have won a ‘Golden Trailer’ from our three nominations this year. We look forward to creating more award-winning work in the coming year.� ABOUT SWEET SPOT PRODUCTIONS: Don Scotti and Joe Takats bring decades of marketing, branding and promotional experience to their company, Sweet Spot Productions. In 2007, the duo was nominated for two Key Art Awards, for their marketing work behind the feature film “An American Haunting� and for After Dark Films’ “HorrorFest� film festival. Before launching Sweet Spot, Scotti spent many years working at legendary trailer house Kaleidoscope Films Group, ultimately becoming that company’s Vice President, while Takats earlier served as Creative Director for Miramax Films, where he won four Key Art Awards. Scotti and Takats have produced various promotional campaigns for a broad array of feature films as well as videogames, including “SEGA Superstars Tennis,� “Viking: Battle for Asgard,� “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games,� “The Golden Compass� and the main title treatment for “Highlander� for Eidos. Sweet Spot Productions is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, # 120, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The company’s phone is 323/790-1717, and the website is:

www.sweetspotprods.com

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