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January-February 2011

+ Able continues its run on North American cable, satellite, and telco VOD providers.
+ Sales process continues. Representing Able to buyers.

December 2010

+ Able begins its North American Video-On-Demand (VOD) run on cable, satellite, and telco VOD providers including Charter Communications, DISH Network, RCN, Verizon FIOS, AT&T U-verse and others.

November 2010

+ Able wins Best Original Score at the Killer Film Fest.

October 2010

+ Able and all deliverables provided to Gravitas and The Bosko Group.
+ Able released to post house for Video-On-Demand (VOD) format mastering.
+ Stotler/Robert Film finalizes a North Amercian Video-On-Demand (VOD) agreement with Gravitas and The Bosko Group for the VOD release of Able, starting in December 2010.

March-September 2010

+ Sales process continues. Representing Able to North American Video-On-Demand (VOD) buyers.

February 2010

+ Final preparations to represent Able to buyers at the 2010 EFM.

December 2009 / January 2010

+ Sales process continues. Representing Able to buyers.

November 2009

+ Release of updated sales art with quotes on Facebook.
+ Able clip "Benny Visits Niko" released on YouTube
+ Able mentioned by DreadCentral
+ Able mentioned by BlairWitch.de
+ Able mentioned by ShockTillYouDrop
+ Able clip "Katrin Menaced by Rudi" released on YouTube
+ Able clip "Rudi and Katrin Break Down" released on YouTube

October 2009

+ Able plays at the Halloween Horrors 24-hour horror marathon at Proctors theatre.
+ Able has a Facebook page. View it here and become a fan.
+ Able has a MySpace page. View it here and friend us.
+ Able has a YouTube page. View the trailer and subscribe.
+ Able has a Flickr gallery. View stills and become a contact.
+ Critical Mass Releasing represents Able to buyers.

May-September 2009

+ Critical Mass Releasing represents Able to buyers.

April 2009

+ Able reported on by quietearth of Quiet Earth.
+ Filmmakers Marc Robert and Will Stotler attended the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Danger After Dark screenings of Able, March 31st through April 2nd.
+ Critical Mass Releasing continues to represent Able to buyers.

March 2009

+ Able's inclusion in Danger After Dark noted by Fangoria.
+ Official Able page at the Philadelphia Film Festival Site.
+ Able reported on by Brian Harris of Wildside Cinema.
+ Able reported on by Gary Kramer of AroundPhilly.
+ Able reported on by Matt Prigge of Fest Phanatic.
+ Able reported on by Dan Buskirk of Phawker.
+ Able reported on by Shaun Brady of Philadelphia Citypaper.
+ Able Danger After Dark selection noted by quietearth of Quiet Earth.
+ Able scheduled to play in Danger After Dark twice:
   - Tuesday, March 31 at 2130 (Ritz East 1)
   - Thursday, April 2 at 2130 (The Prince)
+ Able selected for the Philadelphia Film Festival's Danger After Dark program.
+ Business development and marketing continues.

February 2009

+ Critical Mass Releasing represents Able to buyers at the European Film Market.
+ Sales Sheet: Able One Sheet [PDF]
+ Stotler/Robert Film signs with Critical Mass Releasing to represent Able in all territories.

January 2009

+ Refresh of trailer on Twitch and Vimeo.
+ Release of select footage to cast for showreels.
+ Business development and follow up continues.

December 2008

+ M&E version of Able being prepared.
+ Release of select footage to cast for showreels.
+ Business development and follow up continues.

November 2008

+ Release of select footage to cast for showreels.
+ Able cast and crew private screening in Berlin.
+ Business development and follow up continues.

October 2008

+ Able creators Marc Robert and Will Stotler interviewed by Phil Edwards of Live for Films.
+ Able selected to play in October 11th Midnight X-Treme Program marathon in the Auditori Melia.
+ Scans of materials from Sitges posted on the Stills & Materials Page.
+ Filmmakers Will Stotler and Marc Robert return from Sitges.
+ Able mentioned by Variety.
+ Able noted by dragón negro of más allá de orión.
+ Able noted by Torsten Schrader of BlairWitch.de.
+ Able premieres in the Sitges Midnight X-Treme Program October 3rd and October 5th. Filmmakers Will Stotler and Marc Robert attend screenings and speak to audience in the El Retiro.

September 2008

+ Able Sitges premiere noted by Ryan Rotten of ShockTillYouDrop.
+ Able Sitges premiere noted and filmmakers' comments posted by quietearth of Quiet Earth.
+ Filmmakers' comments released to Quiet Earth.
+ Able Sitges premiere noted by Johnny Butane of DreadCentral.
+ Able's trailer released to DreadCentral.
+ Able Sitges premiere noted by Wil of horroryearbook.com.
+ Filmmakers Marc Robert and Will Stotler will attend Sitges from October 3rd through October 7th and are available to meet with members of the press.
+ Able scheduled to screen in the Midnight X-Treme Program on October 3rd (9:30 p.m.) and October 5th (Midnight Program).
+ Able HDCam tape master, pressbooks, press sheets, and posters received by the Sitges Film Festival.
+ Able selected for the Sitges Film Festival's Midnight X-Treme Program.
+ Final Cut (Provisional) released to post house for HDCam tape mastering.
+ Able listed in the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
+ Able noted by Iliana Karavida of Red-Carpet.org.
+ Final Cut nearing completion.

August 2008

+ Able trailer release noted by Meredith Woerner of io9
+ Able trailer release noted by The Darkness of The Horror Club.
+ Able trailer release noted by quietearth of Quiet Earth.
+ First reporting about Able by Todd Brown of Twitch.
+ Able's trailer released to Twitch.
+ Final Cut preparation in progress.
+ Fine cut complete.

July 2008

+ Fine cut of film nearing completion.
+ Follow-up activities in progress.

June 2008

+ Fine cut of film (with color correction, integrated sound design, and music) in progress.
+ Follow-up activities in progress.

May 2008

+ Fine cut of film with sound design syncing in progress.
+ Follow-up activities in progress.

April 2008

+ Fine cut of film in progress.
+ Follow-up activities in progress.

March 2008

+ Fine cut of film in progress.

February 2008

+ Fine cut of film in progress.
+ Integrated sound design for fine cut in progress.
+ Performing meeting follow-up activities.
+ Presented initial Able materials during scheduled appointments at the European Film Market (Berlinale).

January 2008

+ Preparation for meetings at the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) in progress.
+ Sample film marketing material (trailer, printed materials) complete.
+ Integrated sound design for fine cut in progress.
+ Fine cut of film begins.
+ Rough cut of film and sound-sync completed.

December 2007

+ Sample film marketing material (trailer, printed materials) in progress.
+ Rough cut of film and sound-sync in progress.
+ Letters of Acknowledgement (LOAs) for Cast delivered.
+ Initial Right-to-Reference (RTR) package for Cast delivered.

November 2007

+ Development of Letters of Acknowledgement (LOAs) for Cast in progress.
+ Development of initial Right-to-Reference (RTR) package for Cast in progress.
+ Letters of Acknowledgement (LOAs) for Crew delivered.
+ Initial still photography posted. See initial stills.
+ Still photography grading and sorting in progress.
+ Rough cut of film begins.
+ Raw cut of film completed.
+ Completion of raw footage sorting and grading.
+ Final production budget reconciliation completed.

October 2007

+ Development of Letters of Acknowledgement (LOAs) for Cast/Crew begins.
+ Development of initial Right-to-Reference (RTR) packets for Cast/Crew begins.
+ Per Cast/Crew Agreements, LOAs due no later than 28 December 2007.
+ Still photography grading and sorting begins.
+ Raw footage sorting and grading begins.
+ Final production budget reconciliation in progress.
+ Post-production phase begins.
+ Prinicpal Photography of Able successfully completed 30 October 2007.
+ Principal Photography of Able begins 15 October 2007.

September 2007

+ Digital image and sound capture workflow certified.
+ Equipment purchased and rentals confirmed.
+ Locations in final agreement process.
+ Cast and Crew signed to production.
+ Shooting start date of 15 October 2007 is set.
+ Technical testing begins.
+ Production funding released.
+ Production budget finalized and submitted.
+ Final locations being selected.
+ Draft Two of pre-visualization/motion storyboard in-work.
+ Multiple rounds of rehearsals with actors complete.

August 2007

+ Able crew call is open until 24 August 2007. Learn more.
+ First rehearsals with actors (as part of casting process) complete.
+ Temporary audio work for pre-visualization/motion storyboard delivered.
+ Draft One of pre-visualization/motion storyboard delivered and discussed.
+ Sales and Marketing Plan vetted with initial industry contacts.

July 2007

+ Ongoing interviews with actors and agents in Berlin.
+ Spoken audio piece for Radio Announcer recorded.
+ Able casting call closed.
+ Able casting until 12 July 2007.
+ Pre-visualization/motion storyboard nearing completion.
+ Production still photographer secured.
+ Detailed consultation with legal counsel.
+ Able script deposited with U.S. Copyright Office to obtain full protections under U.S. law.

June 2007

+ Able casting begins. Learn more.
+ On-the-ground cast and crew organization begins.
+ Shooting start date of 20 August 2007 is set.
+ Development of additional internal marketing materials begins.
+ Detailed marketing plan begun.
+ Pre-visualization/detailed storyboard in work.
+ Banking details finalized.
+ Completion and delivery of detailed shot list.
+ Script adjusted and finalized.

May 2007

+ Internal marketing deliverables developed based on final script.
+ Initial Sales and Marketing Plan developed.
+ Development of detailed shot list begins.
+ Script completed.
+ Script and story improved through true collaboration.
+ Able music suite further developed.

April 2007

+ Draft script completed and co-reviewed.
+ Visualization procedure and samples co-reviewed.
+ Able production business structure and logistics developed.
+ Able music suite development begins to help drive the screenwriting process.

March 2007

+ Development of the Able screenplay begins.
+ Exploratory marketing materials for the film are developed.
+ Story ideas and parameters co-developed.
+ Stotler/Robert Film Web site developed and launched.
+ Stotler/Robert Film is formed as a limited liability company.

February 2007

+ Agreement reached between Marc Robert and Will Stotler to develop and produce the film Able.

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