Welcome to Exxcell Entertainment, Inc. - Diane Ladd, president.
Exxcell is an alliance of artists, investors and businesses that develops award winning films for a broad spectrum of audiences through economically viable productions. We are dedicated to producing films that break through the clutter of today's offerings, developing projects that depict winning over the moral and ethical challenges of our times. We strive for a better world through the window of film.
HOT WATER BISCUITS:
While her classmates and friends venture forth in search of their own dreams and achieve success, LU ANN, a Pollyanna girl, is trapped by her own naivetéina small Gulf Coast town.Despite usual pleasures, startling tragedies, and the doubts she encounters, Lu Ann is forced by life's lessons to evolve beyond her Desert-Storm hero brother. And certainly more than her first husband, the gorgeous blow-hard who drinks too much, lies too often, and philanders too openly! And more than the high school green-haired, basketball-playing, beau who returns as a successful preacher and learns some lessons from her! The characters in our story of "good and evil" are a combination of Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder, mischievously touching your heart and refusing to let go. A heart rending drama with the perfect mix of comedy unfolds as a beautiful, deeply moving realization of life.
SCREENWRITERS: R.D. Ladner, novelist, screenwriter - WGA member and William Jack Sibley, guest playwright in residence at Tennessee Williams' Playwright Festival in Key West, Florida.
This Film has all the major components of such blockbusters as When Harry Met Sally, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hope Floats, Bridget Jones Diary, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Sweet Home Alabama.
CARLY is a happily married African-American with two wonderful children and enjoys a successful career as a marketing executive. She's got it all! Adopted at birthby a loving family with her inter-racial siblings, she feels guiltyabout the psychic dreams haunting her and is determined to find her biological parents. Her fantasy is that she'll find"Diana Ross" or an "Oprah Winfrey"is her mother! No luck until one dayaCaucasian countrywoman, EVELYNand her enigmatic mystical son, JULIAN, appear at her doorclaiming to be her Mother and Carly'stwin brother - the long lost family! Are they?
Against her husband's vehement challenges, Carly finds SAM HANER, a successful businessman who reveals that HE's Julian's father and has tracked his son for years. Whenhe gets close, Evelyn always disappears!Julian becomes confined to a wheelchair, near death,and needs a bone-marrow transplant! Twists in this amazing script bring Carly to the realization that "Love" has no color . . . and she finds her family in a most heartrending way that unfolds with the eccentric mother's love.
JULIAN will be played by BEN HARPER, CARLY by BELLINA LOGAN, SAM by JAMES EARL JONES and EVELYN by Diane.
THE LAST OF THE BAD GIRLS: a Musical Starring LANIE KAZAN, CONNIE STEVENS,and DIANE LADD - SLATED FOR BROADWAY in 2012. Bringing back the days of Burlesque and Vaudeville to contemporary times!
A POLITICALLY CHARGED AUTOBIGRAPHICAL NOVEL - SLATED FOR RELEASE in 2012.
Was Martha Mitchell the real DEEP THROAT? This "Cassandra of Watergate" was kidnapped, beat up, and forcibly injected with an unknown substance. This isn't supposed to happen in our country. It's not even close to what you think - or could guess!
One of the great love stories of our time,pitted against each other by the political travesty of Watergate. One set up as a scapegoat. The other the source of facts that eventually brought justice to bear. Was he a pawn?
What's the connection between show business and politics? Between an up-and-coming actress and the U.S. Attorney General's wife?Both unafraid to deal with crowds, pressure, and the truth.Each seeking to make a difference, to right the wrongs, and to inspire the masses. Martha's crusade still echoes in the annals of history, brought to life by diligence and insight.
How did Martha communicate with Diane? Their perseverance and insistence weave a riveting story that asks each of us to stand-up for what we believe. Their destiny, interrupted by skullduggery and lies, now reveals the truth. Beyond the supernatural, beyond political intrigue and corruption, we see that it's possible to live an authentic and honest life, showing up with courage and openheartedness. We CAN change the world.