News

Finola Hughes of 'General Hospital' Turns to Direct First Film 'The Bet' [VIDEO]

By Staff Writer | April 02, 2013 05:55 PM EDT

Finola Hughes of ‘General Hospital’ Turns to Direct First Film ‘The Bet’
(Photo : Twitter)

Finola Hughes is to make her feature-film directing with "The Bet."

"General Hospital" actress is joined by cast and crew of first-time filmmakers, the picture was produced by the Community Film Studio Santa Barbara. It is considered to be the first non-profit movie studio.

"The Bet" is a multi-generational tale of the sweet, sad, landmine-filled quest for romance. Hughes explained she was given the chance to spearhead the project by CFSSB founder Jack Presnal.

Like Us on Facebook

"About five years ago I started directing theater in Santa Barbara, which is where I live, and out of the blue I was offered the chance to direct 'The Bet' by Jack Presnal, the founder of CFSSB," Hughes told TV Guide. "I loved the idea that everybody on the film would be doing jobs they'd never done before -- no money, just for the love of it -- and what a great thing that would be for the community of Santa Barbara. I instantly said yes. Didn't think twice. There's great bravery in ignorance."

"The Bet" is to debut April 4 at a starry benefit screening in Santa Barbara, hosted by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins and "Young and the Restless" alum Michele Stafford.

The film marks Hughes' first time as a director however she is no stranger to the industry. She began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, beginning appearing in theatrical productions such as "Cats" and "Song and Dance."


Tagged :  world news

Featured

Editorial 10.31.14 | 07:12AM EDT

K-Pop Mixtape: Halloween Thrills And Chills

Here is our playlist of some of the strangest and creepiest videos in K-Pop, just in time for your Halloween celebrations.

Oversea Event 10.31.14 | 06:57AM EDT

B.A.P Will Go Up Against One Direction & 5 Seconds Of Summer For MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award

B.A.P is representing Korea and Japan for the MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award and are up against some pretty serious competition. Voting is open now and will run through November 8.

Editorial 10.30.14 | 07:55AM EDT

Big Three Korean Entertainment Companies Going Up Against Each Other In November

Korea's top three record labels YG, SM, and JYP will turn up the pressure this November with high profile comebacks and debuts.

Editorial 10.29.14 | 06:52PM EDT

YG Entertainment's Latest 'Who's Next?' Teaser Offers Several Tantalizing Options

A second teaser image from YG Entertainment is calling on fans to guess which of the company's artists will be the next to release new music. Who could it be? Let's weigh our options.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics