INVESTOR PROTECTION INSTITUTE, OKLAHOMA PRODUCTION COMPANY DEVELOPING FILM ON PONZI SCHEMES
Actor Rex Linn, Director Chris Turner and Filmmaker Kevin Meyer to Take Part
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 11, 2015 The nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI) announced today that it is collaborating with Oklahoma City-based Island Grill Media & Entertainment to develop The Meeting, a short film exposing the devastating results for victims of Ponzi schemes. Production will being in the early summer of 2015 with a planned fall release.
IPI has produced a number of major investor education video projects. Based on actual events, The Meeting is an adaptation of a story by Irving Faught, the Administrator of the Oklahoma Securities Commission.
The short film will star actor Rex Linn, who has appeared in such movies as Cliffhanger (1993) and Django Unchained (2012). Linn also has been a regular in a number of television series, including JAG (1995-2000) CSI: Miami (2000 – 2010), State of Affairs (2015), Nashville (2015) and a recurring role in the upcoming and highly anticipated HBO series, The Brink.
The Meeting will be directed by Chris Turner, who has produced three award-winning documentaries, including Anatomy of a Fraud, The Rogue Broker (2010). The Meeting was written by Kevin Meyer, an award-winning filmmaker, director, and writer known for major Hollywood movies such as A Smile Like Yours (1997) and Perfect Alibi (1995).
IPI President and CEO Don Blandin said: One of our main goals at the Investor Protection Institute is to bring together talented people to help deliver investor education to the widest possible audience of Americans. For those who may never read a pamphlet or do research online, a project such as The Meeting is an exciting means by which to convey important information in a way that can have a real and lasting impact.
Faught, Linn and Turner worked together on a pair of award winning documentaries about Ponzi schemes that were part of the Anatomy of a Fraud series released in 2006 and 2010.
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