http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/entertainment/Stars-line-Tamworth-film-festival/article-421638-detail/article.htmlStars line up for Tamworth international film festival
Thursday, October 23, 2008, 09:15
HOLLYWOOD stars are lining up to be part of Tamworth's Heart of England International Film Festival – a month before it's even officially launched.
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, Pretty Woman writer J.F. Lawton and comedian Joan Rivers are all involved with films that have been submitted to the festival.
Hopes are high that they and other A-listers will be making their way to Tamworth for the event.
"This is going to be an enormously huge festival," explained its executive chairman Chris Wakeman.
"To have artists of this calibre already committed a month before the official launch means the word is out, which is fantastic.
"I have every confidence that we will have some big names here. These people don't just hang around for one day and we'll be encouraging them to come and enjoy the various activities and attractions in the region."
The Heart of England International Film Festival will take place from June 8 to June 13, 2009.
Tamworth was hand-picked to become the home of the six-day spectacle, which will see movies screened at venues across the town for free.
* For further information about the film festival, and for details of how to enter, see the Tamworth Herald, October 23, 2008 edition.