'Hanna Montana' Music Producer Andrew Lane to Produce Movie Musical 'Main Stage'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – "Hanna Montana" music producer Andrew Lane is set to produce the upcoming movie musical “Main Stage,” starring teen reggaeton sensation Miguelito.
“I’m very excited to join with many talented artists, both in front of and behind the camera, and create a magical musical experience on the Big Screen,” Lane said. “‘Main Stage’ will be a compelling motion picture that combines a coming of age story with some amazing musical dance numbers with our talented young cast.”
Starring Stephanie Ferrett (“Madea Gets a Job”), and 18-year-old Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rico-born reggaeton singer Miguel Angel Valenzuela Morales, known as Miguelito, the movie was written by Doreen Spicer and Daniel Curtis Lee (“The Proud Family”). Spicer will also direct and produce.
“Main Stage” tells the story of Hailey, a young dancer who has a huge show in one month, but she has one major problem – she doesn’t have enough money to prepare for the show so she decides to use all her singing and dancing skills to raise the needed funds. But even she realizes it may not be enough.
“It’s an exciting story with plenty of action and great music that makes for a great combination of film and musical theater – all done Broadway style, with tons of dancers, expansive sets and great music!” Lane said. “We’re very grateful to have Stephanie bring her great energy that compliments the unique musical talent of Miguelito who has thrilled audiences around the world!”
The cast also includes Tim Johnson Jr., the teenage star of the new Jason Alexander-created comedy “Hit the Road” on the Audience Network and formerly of Disney XD’s “Kirby Buckets.”
Produced the Lane’s Drew Right Music imprint, the film brings forth his musical sensibilities that were at the heart of Lane’s work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana,” and “High School Musical.” “Main Stage” also taps the talents of noted choreographer Phlex Alan Kirk, who has worked with Beyonce, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and many others.
The film is executive produced by music industry veteran Russ Regan, former president for UNI Records and 20th Century Records who also worked with Motown and Polygram Records and who is among the few record executives with number 1 records in four consecutive decades, from 1970 to 2000s.
Lane is a multi-platinum and Billboard Award-winning music producer who has worked with such artists as Lisa Left Eye Lopes, Backstreet Boys, and Keith Sweat; Russian pop star Alsou and others. His past work includes such films as “Hannah Montana,” “High School Musical,” “Bring It On: In It to Win It,” as well as serving as a consultant for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Drew Right Music, Inc. recently announced an innovative partnership with Big M Entertainment, an independent production company that produces motion graphics-related projects for top musical artists signed to the industry’s leading recording companies including InterScope Records, Universal Music Group and Disney Music. The two production companies are developing a series of unscripted television programs for international market distribution with traditional television channels and with the world’s most influential social and streaming media platforms. The companies have a slate of films and television projects that we are in development and are about to go into production in 2018 and 2020.