Facebook Reunion Sparks Movie Deal
August 30, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
The sons of two entertainment icons found each other on FACEBOOK and have launched a collaboration.
Childhood friends JON GOODMAN and ERIC LARSON made their first movie together as a birthday party activity when they were kids. ERIC's father, GLEN A. LARSON, is famous for producing TV shows like KNIGHT RIDER and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and has a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. JON's father, DICKIE GOODMAN, is famous for being The King of Novelty records like Mr. Jaws and The Flying Saucer and holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most BILLBOARD charted novelty/comedy hits.
The boys grew up watching or listening to each other's father's work. After losing contact for several years, JON, now in PENNSYLVANIA, and ERIC in ARIZONA found each other again on FACEBOOK, and began chatting about the movie ERIC's dad orchestrated for his birthday party all those years ago.
Like father like son, ERIC is in the film business and JON is in music. ERIC has optioned the movie rights to JON's book, The King of Novelty - DICKIE GOODMAN through his company, LARSON LANE ENTERTAINMENT. "I feel like I went full circle with the whole FACEBOOK experience," says JON, who began using the social networking site to promote the availability of DICKIE GOODMAN records on iTUNES.