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Film Heart Of A Woman, based off Memoir I Rise by Toni Newman (which has been critically acclaimed) to be shot in October 2012. The Heart Of A Woman is Feature Film based off Chapter: 7 (The Erotic Professionals) in the book I Rise about three very different individuals (Terri, Derrick, and Pamela) living in Los Angeles, and engaged to some degree or another in the sex industry. This powerful drama capitalizes on the ongoing struggle for understanding and survival; in a city that oftentimes takes no prisoners physically, emotionally and spiritually, the characters from Heart Of A Woman persevere. The film promotes equal rights and freedoms for Transgenders in the United States.

Angelica Ross Heart of a Woman will be Directed by British Director Keith Holland and Executive Producers are Jay Gira (Form Theory Productions), Alton Demore (SPI Productions) and Shahid Manning (Millennia Scope Entertainment). The Head Writer is George P. Saunders with writer Earl Minfield. Casting Director is Dea Vise. The Publicist to the Book and Film is Kayo Anderson of Kayo Anderson Media. The film is scheduled to be shot in October 2012 in Los Angeles.

The All Star Cast for Film Heart of a Woman are:
ANGELICA ROSS (Terri) -Transgender ActressSinger/Songwriter Angelica Ross studied theater at Florida Atlantic University. Her 1 woman show, "From Where You Are" has allowed her to travel all over the United States. . Angelica Ross is a Singer/Songwriter/ Storyteller who plays the guitar and piano and has 4 wonderful original songs now available on http://www.reverbnation.com/angelicaross. Some of her original songs will be included in the film Heart of a Woman.

Angelica Ross talks about her journey from smart accelerated student, to the hard life on the streets, to rebuilding herself from ground up, building a business, and falling in love as a black transgender . Her main message is that from wherever you are, no matter what it looks like, if you stay open, and grateful, and present for whatever the time or lesson is, then you will gain the courage, power & knowledge to withstand and overcome anything, to become anything. This is the central theme of the Memoir I Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman and Film Heart of a Woman that you can overcome obstacles no matter how insurmountable they may be.

Rachel Sterling RACHEL STERLING (Pamela) - Rachel Sterling had a recurring role on Show True Blood this year. Rachel is best known for comedic roles in THE WEDDING CRASHERS, RENO 911!, FX series WILFRED and HBO Presents FUNNIE OR DIE. Being an avid horror film fan Rachel made her debut to the horror world with the film THE HELPERS. Rachel has made guest appearances on shows House, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS and Private Practice. The former member of the original Pussy Cat Dolls has graced the pages of Maxim, Esquire, FHM, Stuff, Italian Vogue, and posed in Playboy Magazine in May 2006.

Daniel Sobieray DANIEL SOBIERAY (Derrick) - Daniel Sobieray is former Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss Model and fashion model in Europe for 1 year and Appeared on Soap All My Children for 2 years. Daniel is currently appearing on the Lifetime Show "The Client List* with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Appearing in new TNT pilot "Major Crimes" which is spinoff of the Closer coming out this summer. His movie Kamikaze Love by Director Zalman King comes out later this year. Daniel Sobieray is a Passionate Actor who believes in Equality for All Persons.

Elisabeth Rohm ELISABETH ROHM (Sasha) - Actress Elisabeth Rohm, known for her portrayal of District Attorney Southerlyn on NBC’s Law & Order has officially signed on to the highly anticipated Heart of a Woman. Elisabeth has starred in over forty of Hollywood’s top productions, including Heroes, CSI: Miami, Angel, Big Shots, and Miss Congeniality 2. Most recently Elisabeth has appeared as a regular on the recent Lifetime hit dramatic series The Client List starring alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt. Elisabeth will also be appearing in the highly anticipated TV conclusion to the Lake Placid franchise due out later this year, starring as Sheriff Theresa Giove.

Leslie Jones LESLIE JONES (Dawn) - Leslie performs her wild and crazy standup for comedy clubs and television audiences both nationwide and internationally with appearances on Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comicview, the international hot television show Comedy Factor and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam 2006. VIBE magazine featured her with a five-page article and photo spread. Her extensive physical training in collegiate basketball, running, swimming and volleyball play major roles in Leslie’s comedy antics.

Other Notable Actors in the film are British Actress Serena Lorien, Dave Vescio, Steve Eastin, Joe Thornton Jr, Laura Soares, Alec Mapa, Jason Stuart, Melyssa Ford, Glenda Redfield, Katarina Leigh Waters, Trae Ireland, Aerin O'Connell, Jose Rosete, Mavrick Von Haug, Matt Nordgren and Robert Paul Taylor.

Original music by Songtress Angelica Ross, Rocker ESH, Balladeer Thinkdep, Milwuakee Rapper Legendary KCO (Killa Cross) and New Wave Juan Acevedo.

For more information on the film or get involved with this Independent Feature Film email spiproductions@yahoo.com or contact Publicist Kayo Anderson Kayo@Kayoandersonmedia.com 310.405.9839.


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