Video producers Sandy Freeman and Rob Shoaf are organizing a regional film commission to get more movie-TV business in the Triangle. (See www.newsobserver.com/2010/08/31/656030/agency-wants-to-put-the-triangle.html).
Hometown boy and Hollywood mogul Thom Mount is one of their boosters, and the sequel to his 1988 hit "Bull Durham" may be one of the projects helped along by Freeman and Shoaf's Triangle Regional Film Commission.
"It's coming along very nicely," Mount said Monday about plans for "Bull Durham II" ("Calf of Bull Durham"?). "It looks like we're going to start coordinating [prospective cast and crew] schedules in the spring."
Of course, things are rarely for certain in the movie biz, and Mount said there have several prospects the Triangle might land before the return of Bull Durham: one being a remake of 1977's Burt Reynolds-Jackie Gleason "Smokey and the Bandit."
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