Friday, July 29, 2005

Actor Wagner will attend film premiere

SCOTTSDALE - Best known by some for his It Takes a Thief television show and by others for his recent appearances in the Austin Powers movies, actor Robert Wagner will appear Friday in Scottsdale to help celebrate a new local film.

Wagner will be at the premiere of the short film Little Victim, a dark comedy about what lies at the end of the rainbow and the diminutive measure of a man.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m., with showings of the film at 9 and 10 p.m. at Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club, 14202 N. Scottsdale Road.

The film was produced by JuSpan Productions/Ronalds Bros. Films. The Ronalds brothers were selected 2005 Filmmakers of the Year by the Phoenix Film Festival.

'Working with Robert was like working with a friend,' said Brian Ronalds of Gilbert, co-producer of the film. 'The tone on the set was very comfortable, like family. The cast and crew had a lot of fun together, and I think it shows in the film.'

Little Victim also stars Lori Singer, who appeared in the TV series Fame, and local actress Laura Durant. Another producer was Gilbert resident Dean Ronalds.

Wagner has nearly 200 acting credits during his nearly 50-year career, including several Pink Panther movies, the 1974 disaster blockbuster The Towering Inferno and the 1979-1984 TV series Hart to Hart.

Premiere tickets are $5.

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