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WSOP (World Series of Poker) is ESPN's highest rated show every year.


ESPN, ESPN2, Travel Channel, NBC, Bravo, The Game Show Network, E!, Fox, FSN, all have poker shows and Poker is the largest growing sport on television.


There are over 50 magazines in the US all devoted to poker.

On-line poker is regulated in over 80 countries.
In 2007 On-line poker casinos grossed over 3 billion dollars in business.

70 million standard decks of playing cards are sold every year and it is estimated that 50 million people play poker every year. 30% of that 50 million are women.


On-line poker is regulated in over 80 countries.


In 2007 On-line poker casinos grossed over 3 billion dollars in business.


70 million standard decks of playing cards are sold every year and it is estimated that 50 million people play poker every year. 30% of that 50 million are women.

 

IN PREPRODUCTION NOW: "POKER JUNKIES"
A new film from writer/producer MARS CALLAHAN

With poker stars becoming internationally known celebrities, on-line gaming sites earning billions of dollars a year in revenue, television programs featuring poker on Network T.V. every night, dozens of magazines dedicated to poker, nationally televised tournaments, massive commercial campaigns and numerous A-list celebrities now playing poker, the time is right for the quintessential poker movie to be made... Poker Junkies!

Poker Junkies was created by writer/director Mars Callahan. The same creative force responsible for Poolhall Junkies, which was nominated for best sports film at the 2003 Espy Awards and is considered one of the most beloved films in its genre. Poolhall Junkies has been distributed world wide and is available now online at major retailers including Amazon.com.

Mars Callahan will play, the hottest up and coming cash-game player in the world. Regarded as the best new-comer in the game, rubbing elbows with many of the legendary players currently playing on tour he makes his way through private games that span the globe from abandoned warehouses in Boston to private suites in Vegas and from the decks of hundred million dollar Yachts in Rio to underground clubs in Macao.

But as good as he is and as fast as his star is rising, he will never be considered the best until he beats David Rottman, the greatest cash-game player off all time, in a heads up showdown for all the green.

With twist and turns and rapid-fire dialogue signature of any Mars Callahan film, Poker Junkies will look to capture the real flavor of the game as it is known to so many who play it, give an inside glimpse into a world that most can only imagine and perhaps even set a new standard for films in its genre.



KEY PERSONNEL:

Mars Callahan: Writer/Producer ("Double Down", "Poolhall Junkies", "What Love Is", "Spring Break '83")
John Hermansen: Producer ("Poolhall Junkies", "Happy Campers", "Kickin It Old Skool", "Spring Break '83")
George Bours: Producer ("Zig's" a.k.a. "Double Down", "What Love Is", "Spring Break '83")



THE SUCCESS OF THE GENRE:

FILM BUDGET GROSS
(Domestic / Foreign)
RENTALS
"21" $35,000,000 $81,159,365 /
$76,767,975
$29,746,741
"CASINO" $52,000,000 $42,438,300 /
42,512,375
$20,287,700
"MAVERICK" $40,000,000 $101,631,272 /
$81,400,000
$49,500,000
"ROUNDERS" $12,000,000 $22,905,674 /  
"SMOKIN' ACES" $17,000,000 $35,787,686 /
$21,316,209
$33,380.000
"THE STING" $5,500,000 $156,000,000 /  
"THE COOLER" $4,000,000 $8,243,880 /
$2,000,000
$12,000,000
"THE COLOR OF MONEY" $10,000,000 $52,293,982 /  
"THE USUAL SUSPECTS" $6,000,000 $23,341,568 / $33,000,000



MORE INFORMATION:
To view the proposed cast for "Poker Junkies" - CLICK HERE! (Password required)