'The Fortune Teller' Film Receives Five Star Ratings 'On The Lot'

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TheLot.com rates "The Fortune Teller" five stars. "The Fortune Teller" is a sci-fi animated film set to compete in Fox's new reality show "On The Lot".

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Film Director and Writer Robert D. Retort announces five star ratings for "The Fortune Teller" (http://films.thelot.com/films/33558), a short sci-fi animation film entry for Fox's new reality series "On the Lot." The new reality show by Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, "On The Lot" (TheLot.com), is giving aspiring filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime to get a one-million dollar DreamWorks development deal. During the upcoming season, 16 undiscovered filmmakers will produce short films every week in every genre, and the viewers will vote on who gets eliminated. The aspiring filmmakers will air over two nights weekly with a one-hour "Film Premiere" episode on Tuesday, May 22, followed the next night by a half-hour "Box Office" results show.

The competition has not yet begun on Fox's new reality series, but "The Fortune Teller" is off to a great start. "The Fortune Teller" has received five star ratings by the visitors and filmmakers to the site TheLot.com. The science-fiction animation film written and directed by Robert D. Retort portrays the mystic world of fortune telling by capturing the hypnotic mind of Sarga, Queen of the Gypsies to reveal secrets of the unknown in the past, present, and future.

Experienced historical writer Robert D. Retort follows the path of current highly-rated shows like "Medium" and "Ghost Whisper" and movies like "The Illusionist" and "The Prestige." With his short film entry "The Fortune Teller," Retort is sure he has a science fiction hit. Retort believes the first step in the road to success is having content that is relevant to what is popular in cinema and television.

"You can be a successful director and writer," Robert D. Retort states. "It's all a matter of choosing the right film niche, believing in yourself, and getting the right talented people behind you to help achieve your dream."

Robert D. Retort further comments that "the talent On The Lot is just incredible and never in the history of filmmaking has there been such a melting pot of aspiring filmmakers in one location. It's like going to the cinema and viewing 100's of mini movies in categories such as Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller, Horror, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Documentary, Family, Art & Experimental. You can be an instant critic by grading each film you view with up to five stars and make comments that can be viewed by On The Lot film community. It's a community of the best filmmakers in the world…what a thrill it is."

Viewers can tune in to see films compete for the one million-dollar DreamWorks development deal when the new reality show premieres on Fox, Tuesday May 22. For more information on "The Fortune Teller," visit http://films.thelot.com/films/33558

About "The Fortune Teller" - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Animation

The mystical world of fortune telling is one of astrology, palmistry, wisdom, magic and secrets of the unknown in the past, present, and future. Enter the mind of "The Fortune Teller;" deep within the pyramids of knowledge and mysticism, Sarga, the Gypsy Fortune Teller reveals her inner most thoughts. Explore and ponder Sarga's mind in her last moments of time as the Queen of Gypsies passes on the Spheres of Knowledge to a next generation of fortune tellers. Probe the unknown and let "The Fortune Teller" capture your imagination and mesmerize you in a most unforgiving way to the very depth of your senses. "Do You Believe?"

Direct Web Link to "The Fortune Teller" at "On The Lot" http://films.thelot.com/films/33558

Notes to Editors/Interviewers:

Possible Interview Questions:

What inspired you to be a filmmaker and what's your style of filmmaking?

What's it like to be a film critic on hundreds of short films "On The Lot"?

What are your favorite films "On The Lot" and why are they significant to you?

Give me the total experience of how being "On The Lot" benefited you as a filmmaker.

Will being "On The Lot" change life's direction for some of the aspiring filmmakers?

Do you think you will be one of the 16 chosen for the first season?

What is your view on today's cinema movies?

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Robert D. Retort for interviews and to be a talk show guest about what it's like to being "On The Lot" as a film director-writer.

Contact:

Robert D. Retort

Tele: 800-544-5766

724-346-0411

R.D. Retort Enterprises

Ikron Productions

4205 Pulaski Road

New Castle, Pa 16101

Direct Web Link to "The Fortune Teller" at "On The Lot" http://films.thelot.com/films/33558

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