Magic Castle signs with CAA, could become a movie

magic-castle-thr.jpgThe venerable Magic Castle club above Franklin Avenue in Hollywood is the basis of a feature film being developed by producer Ted Field and his company, Radar Pictures, at 20th Century Fox. Magic Castles Inc. also has signed with CAA for representation "in areas including television, film, live events, video games, digital media and merchandising," says the Hollywood Reporter.

“We are excited about the future of the Magic Castle brand as represented by CAA and we look forward to the expansion of the brand through the extensive network of the individuals and companies they represent,” said Milt Larsen, co-founder of the Magic Castle, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 7001 W. Franklin Ave. property was turned into a private magic club in 1963; it is not open to the public and guests must be invited by a member. Nightly shows are put on at the Magic Castle, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument that was built in a Chateau style prevalent in Hollywood through the 1920s.

With its many stages, labyrinthine corridors and old-fashioned decor, the Magic Castle looks the part of a mysterious den of sorcery. Field is no stranger to films that center on all things spooky and supernatural -- his producing credits include "The Amityville Horror," "Arachnophobia" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." His other credits include "Jumanji," "Cocktail" and "3 Men and a Baby." Also producing the Magic Castle project is Mike Weber, head of production at Radar.

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