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Champagne Brunch With the Godfather and Friends

Academy Award winning Producer Gray Frederickson hosted a Special VIP Champagne Brunch celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Godfather Trilogy. Frederickson, co-producer of all three Godfather movies, also announced plans for the Aztlan Film Institute, Studio, and School tailored after his award winning curriculum at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC).  The event was held on the 12 Floor Lounge of Fantasy Springs Resort, and sponsored by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, TOK Enterprises, and Coppola Winery. 
Aztlan In The News

The Aztlán Theme Park Resort and Studio, set on 48 Acres, is part of a larger Entertainment District.  It is adjacent to the Eagle Fall Golf Course and in between two awarding winning Native American Casinos.  All properties are less than 600 yards of each other and joined by a tunnel under Interstate 10. 

Included in the District will be: the 5-Star Fantasy Springs Resort, Eagle Falls Golf Course, home to the Frank Sinatra Classic, a Convention Center, Entertainment Venues for 10,000 guests, Fantasy Bowling Lanes, a 16-Theater Maya Cineplex, Retail Stores, Fine Dining Restaurants, the Return to Aztlán Theme Park,  Aztlán Resort Hotel, and  Aztlán Studio and Film School.

Aztlan Development CEO and Master Architect Mark Stuart gave a presentation on how movie making and the studio would be an integral part of the over-all design of the theme park, and previewed some of the attractions and ride concepts including 3-D and 5-D adventures.    
Brunch with the Godfather

Over 85 VIPs showed up for a Champagne Brunch on the 12 Floor Lounge of Fantasy Springs Resort.  It was a distinguished group representing higher education, financing, development, theme park operations, film making, and studio operations. The Group was able to get a 360 degree view of the proposed Entertainment District. 

Frederickson took the group behind the scenes of the Godfather movies. Afterwards, the group screened Frederickson's new projects developed with Emmy Award winning writer and director Greg Mellott. 

Included was an introduction to the  OCCC Film School; a preview of a documentary just completed on the Chickasaw Nation; and a preview of the groundbreaking  Live Cinema shot  at the OCCC Studio directed by Francis Ford Coppola with OCCC students two weeks prior.
Frederickson and Mellott also met with Tribal Leaders about doing a documentary on the Tribes of Coachella Valley and the Colorado River.  "Not many people know that this little tribe in Indio dramatically changed the lives of Native American everywhere," said Mellott.  "It is an amazing story and the implications are far reaching!" 
Film Making In Coachella

Gray Frederickson won the Oscar for Godfather II and was nominated for Apocalypse Now. Three of his films are listed by AFI in the Top 10 Films of all time.  

Frederickson is from Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma University. He moved back home to established an award winning film program in his hometown at Oklahoma City Community College, one of the best film schools in the country along with USC, Full Sail, and Chapman. The plan is to replicate this successful formula in Coachella Valley’s East End.
Aztlan Studios will be a collaborative effort of Frederickson, Greg Mellott, Aztlan Development, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, local colleges and universities, and an illustrious group of movie, studio, and entertainment professionals.

Left to Right: Top Center:Stanley Huang, Hangzhou Bigdata Investment Group, Mark Stuart, CEO Aztlan Development, Roy Hahn, Gray Frederickson, Paul Slama, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Amado Salinas, Aztlan Development, Sanjuanita Calaway, Vice Chair, Cabazon Band.
Bottom Left: Mark Stuart, Daniel Martinez, President VisionMaker, Worldwide, Brenda Soulliere, Gray Frederickson, Mayor Steven Hernandez, Stanley Huang, Roy Hahn.
Bottom Center: Tony and Susan Harvey of Desert Pacific Properties, Mayor Hernandez, Roy Hahn.
Bottom Right: Conor Charles. VP of Development at Eclectic Pictures, Gray Frederickson, Kyle Cooper, Eclectic Pictures. 
Phone: 760-808-1699 | Email: [email protected] 
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