Thomas Carter to Direct Dream On

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Mandate Pictures announced today that Thomas Carter (Save the Last Dance, Swing Kids) will direct Dream On, which is described as “a high-octane teen dance movie” written by Jason Ubaldi.

Dream On follows the life of Nicole Phillips, whose entire 17 years has been leading up to this one moment — the chance to become an Olympic gymnast. When an injury threatens her gold-medal dreams, she discovers the electricity, beat, and passion of the underground hip-hop scene in downtown Atlanta.

Laurence Mark (Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls, Center Stage) and Carter will produce. David Blackman, Rachel Miller, and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producers. Tamara Chestna and Mary Lee will co-produce.

Mandate has the project on the fast track for a late 2010 production. Lionsgate is handling international sales on this title.

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