Emmett/Furla Films has made a director’s deal that has the potential to be worthy of the Guinness Book of World Records with the 11-year-old Chaille Stovall, who is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with the family film “Camp Grizzly,” starring Dan Haggerty.
The Florida-based Stovall will likely be the youngest feature director in Hollywood history. By comparison, Steven Spielberg was 13 when he directed his award-winning 40-minute 8mm war drama “Escape to Nowhere.”
While pic will rep Stovall’s first feature assignment, he began making films at the age of 8 for the HBO Family program “30 x 30 Kid Flicks.” The documentary he produced for that outlet, “Looking 4 God,” won first place in the National Children’s Film Festival.
Most recently, Stovall wrapped coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for HBO Family that included interviews with Vice President Al Gore and Senator John McCain.
“Camp Grizzly” is set to begin production in October and is the fourth feature produced and financed under Randy Emmett and George Furla’s Family Room Entertainment banner. This pic will be the first under the label’s family division.
Emmett/Furla is currently casting “Going After Cacciato,” which will be helmed by writer-director Nick Cassavetes and produced by Bruce Kaplan. Emmett, Furla and Evolution Entertainment’s Mark Burg and Oren Koules will exec produce.
Currently in post for Emmett/Furla are “Ticker,” starring Tom Sizemore and Steven Seagal, and “Good Advice,” toplining Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.
Attorney Shelly Surpin of Surpin, Mayerson, Edelston negotiated the deal on Stovall’s behalf. M. Dal Walton III and attorney Rick Rosenthal of Grakal, Root & Rosenthal repped the producers.