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Street Talk for April 7, 2017
Saam Farahmand

Cadence Films, Paris and New York, has added London-based director Saam Farahmand for representation in France. Farahmand made his first mark in music videos for such artists as Soulwax, The Klaxons, Tom Vek and The xx. The director then diversified into commercials, his work spanning such brands as Absolut Vodka, Alexander McQueen, Apple, Audi, and U.K.’s Channel 4. Farahmand’s filmic explorations of contemporary culture have been viewed on a global scale, including his thought-provoking ode to female body hair commissioned by NOWNESS to kick off their #DefineBeauty film series....

Eric Balfour has signed on to direct the indie feature Walk to Vegas. Best known for his acting roles in Six Feet Under, 24 and Haven, Balfour will be making his feature-length directorial debut with Walk To Vegas. The script is based on true events written by Vincent Van Patten (World Poker Tour) and Steve Alper about Hollywood heavyweights who make a high-stakes bet while in the Vegas desert. The comedy will star Van Patten and Eileen Davidson, with further casting by J.C. Cantu to start next week. Production begins April 28. Walk To Vegas is being produced by Scott Prisand, Jamie Bendell, Kenny Solomon and Stacey Wilson of Big Block Media Holdings, Michael Speyer of Big Block Canada, Kim Waltrip (Hit & Run), Mark R. Harris (Crash), James Van Patten (SAW IV) and Dylan Vox. The film’s executive producers are Joe Siprut, Adam Weinraub and Bruce Bendell....