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Monday, June 21st, 2010

Dispatches from DISPATCH

As I complete post production on “Dispatch”, the independent feature film I directed, getting the word out has been uppermost in my mind. So I can’t tell you how thankful I am that Karie, the creator of Film Radar, has invited me to be a regular contributor to the Indie Producer Blog. I have been a huge fan of the site for many years and have always turned here when I have been in need of a fix of great cinema in LA. I can depend on Film Radar to point me in the right direction, especially when what’s in the multiplex won’t do.

“Dispatch” is the story of one night in the life of a Hollywood limousine dispatcher. He’s got to deal with crazy personalities of celebrities, publicists, agents and his own chauffeurs. It’s the night of a big premiere. And in addition to all that the dispatcher has to handle, at the start of the story he is served with divorce papers. Not a good night. “Dispatch” is set in Hollywood but it is anything but a typical Hollywood tale. It is the story of what can go wrong for a person with a dream in this town. And worse yet, a person with a dream who, at one time, HAD great success but has fallen on hard times.

We shot the film a little over a year ago and are just now nearing completion. It’s taken a little longer than I would have liked, but I have been finishing “Dispatch” while working full time as an editor (“Entourage” and “Community”). A lot of the other key people are juggling other films while working on “Dispatch”. But I am pleased with the progress and I look forward to revisiting this blog with regular updates.

In the meantime, I would love it if you visited our website at

Thanks! More to come…

Steven Sprung
Writer/Director, “Dispatch”

Written by Steven Sprung on 06/21 at 11:49 AM