The Xanadu Entertainment 2017 GAME PLAN

• Melinda directed and choreographed two new short films: The Secret Woman and The Kid and the Hitman. Cynthia directed and choreographed her children's short, Polka Dott, and is in pre-production for her first full-length feature film, Pixie & Dust.

• For the sixth year, Melinda and Cynthia will be teaching for the California Film Institute in their Summerfilm series. Their new filmmaking class called Cinemaniacs will include creating a short film from start to finish with the students.

• We have signed deals with FACETS kids and AmebaTV, both online children’s film libraries which are screened on over 75 international platforms. They have both acquired all of Xanadu's children's films.

• We continue to actively scout for two major Bay Area talent and modeling agencies, STARS Agency and STARS Management as well as JE Talent.

• Melinda continues to teach sold out, on-camera kids classes for the San Francisco Acting Academy as well as coach young talent for film and tv auditions and callbacks.

Melinda's latest 2016 film project, The Secret Woman, stars gifted Silicon Valley Ballet principal dancer, Alexsandra Meijer and her fellow company dancer, Ryan Seiteach McMahon.

"Charles Dickens led a prolific and full life, but he had a secret….
her name was Ellen Lawless Ternan."

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A mysterious meeting in a darkened movie theater reveals unexpected results.

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Polka Dott

Dott has a wild and wonderful imagination. She likes to be silly and she enjoys a good homonym. She can "knot" say "know" to ice cream. Sometimes she imagines being a very spoiled princess. Occasionally she plays the flute with a hummingbird. Every so often she floats like a mermaid up into a tree. Then Dott gets another idea: How about a polka party? Dott and all her friends gather to dance the afternoon away!