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Wednesday, July 14
AMC Mazza Gallerie
Washington, DC

Set in Atlantic City, junior high school best friends, Brittany (Kayla Jackson), Tatiana (Alexis Biesiada), Blaze Pilar Martin), Cameron (Kayla Raparelli) and Maya Na’jee Wilson) form the singing/dancing group, “The 5 Ovations.” Despite all odds, they chase their dreams of becoming champions in the biggest television music video contest of the year. They may be short on money, but they are rich in friendship, talent and hope and these street smart kids use their wits, courage and passion to create some fierce musical performances.

When a national TV network announces a music video contest with a one million dollar grand prize, “The 5 Ovations” eagerly set to work on creating the perfect routine and music video. However, they must face off against their rival group, “The Wiggies” — Ziggy (London Clark), Angel (Erika Corvette), Zita (Ashley Cutrona), Twiggy (Devon Jordan) and Zoey (Jeana Zettler — five rich, beautiful and scheming sisters whose performance trademark is their series of extravagant wigs and underhanded pranks. The Wiggies also enter the contest, helped by their flamboyant and unscrupulous father, Mr. Wiggs (Sal Dupree), who will stop at nothing to win … no matter what it takes!

Standing Ovation is the feel-good music and dance movie of the summer. The high energy movie is a fun story about loyalty and perseverance that showcases the importance of friendship and working together while celebrating the meaning of family.

The film is written and directed by Stewart Raffill (The Adventures of the Wilderness Family) and produced by Diane Kirman. The executive producers are James Brolin and Dr, William Lewis. Highlights include 20 written and produced original songs by Tony Coluccio, Roy Hamilton, Ed Kessel, Sandy Linzer, Brian Thomas and Troy Harrington and Mikey P. The cast features Kayla Jackson, Alexis Biesiada, Na’jee Wilson, Pilar Martin and Kayla Raparelli as “The 5 Ovations.” London Clark, Erika Corvette, Ashley Cutrona, Devon Jordan and Jeanna Zettler as “The Wiggies,” and co-stars, Joei DeCarlo (Joey Batalucci), Alanna Palombo (Alanna Wannabe), Austin Powell (Mark O’Brien) and Rocco Bateman (Rocco Fiorentino). Also appearing in the film is the dance group Iconic, who came in 2nd place on America’s Best Dance Crew, as well as Victoria Jacoby who competed in America’s Got Talent.

Standing Ovation is rated PG and will be released in theatres on Friday, July 16, 2010.


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