Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro and Dot-Marie Jones star in the movie Golden Arm.

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LOS ANGELES, CA — July 18, 2019. For Immediate Release

The independent comedy feature Golden Arm announced today that the film has started principle photography as of July 15th in Oklahoma. Dot-Marie Jones, Eugene Cordero, Ron Funches, Dawn Luebbe, Ahmed Bharoocha, Aparna Nancherla and Olivia Rose Stambouliah have joined Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro rounding out a stellar cast.

The premise focuses on a tough lady trucker who trains her timid best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

Jones is known for her iconic, three-time Emmy-nominated role of…


Deadline.com: Indie comedy Golden Arm has rounded out its cast with Dot-Marie Jones (Glee, Modern Family), Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Ron Funches (Undateable, New Girl)

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By Amanda N’Duka

Indie comedy Golden Arm has rounded out its cast with Dot-Marie Jones (Glee, Modern Family), Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Ron Funches (Undateable, New Girl) as well as Dawn Luebbe (HBO’s High Maintenance), Ahmed Bharoocha (Adult Swim’s Dream Corp LLC), and Olivia Rose Stambouliah (Soul Mates, The Walking Dead). They join previously announced stars Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro. Maureen Bharoocha is directing the film, which is currently before cameras in Oklahoma. The buddy comedy follows a tough lady trucker who trains her timid best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

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Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro and Dot-Marie Jones on the set of Golden Arm in Oklahoma

by BRANDY MCDONNELL

Filmmaker Maureen Bharoocha considers Oklahoma “a place of wonder,” a little-big city with surprises around every corner.

“From the beautiful sunsets, to the rich landscapes, variety of architecture and the fabulous food, it is only a matter of time before the secret gets out about all of the gems of shooting in Oklahoma,” she said in an email.

“Oklahoma is a piece of America that Hollywood has not fully tapped into, and on behalf of our entire team, I feel lucky to be shooting a movie in this magical land.”

As previously reported, Bharoocha, best known for…


Maureen Bharoocha, Director of Golden Arm

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by BRANDY MCDONNELL

Golden Arm LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, announced today that production is underway for “Golden Arm,” an independent comedy feature film utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.

Mary Holland (“Greener Grass,” “Robbie”) and Betsy Sodaro (“Disjointed,” “Monsters University”) lead the female buddy comedy, which focuses on a tough lady trucker who trains her girly best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship, according to a news release.

The film is being directed by Maureen Bharoocha, best known for her work as a rising comedic director for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” as well as her films that have appeared on the Lifetime Network, including “I Am Watching You” and “Fatal Flip.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A movie about the empowering world of female arm wrestling has found a home in Oklahoma City.

The crew of “Golden Arm” is shooting the opening scene of their buddy comedy at Edna’s Wednesday, July 24.

“A little bit smoky, some cheering, some drunks, maybe some fighting. It’s just a little down and dirty,” said Golden Arm Director Maureen Bharoocha, about the videos she’s trying to create in Edna’s.

The movie takes place under the backdrop of an arm wrestling championship held in Oklahoma and stars actresses Mary Holland…


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Golden Arm LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is pleased to announce production is underway for “Golden Arm”, an independent comedy feature film utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO.

Mary Holland (“Greener Grass”, “Robbie”) and Betsy Sodaro (“Disjointed”, “Monsters University”) lead the female buddy comedy that focuses on a tough lady trucker who trains her girly best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship. The film is being directed by Maureen Bharoocha, best known for her work as a rising…


CASTINGS

The independent buddy comedy feature “Golden Arm” will star Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro set against the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

Holland will be playing the part of a wimpy baker who needs to get her life back on track after her business falls into insurmountable debt. Sodaro will be playing her best friend and arm wrestling champ who has suffered an injury and is unable to compete in the tournament.

Director Maureen Bharoocha is set to helm the project. Bharoocha is best known for her work on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” in addition to shooting Lifetime movies “I Am Watching You” and “Fatal Flip.” Bharoocha is represented by CAA, Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment and Lev Ginsburg at Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

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Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, Writers and Executive Producers of Golden Arm

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Exclusive Q&A with Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly

The independent comedy feature Golden Arm has officially brought on director Maureen Bharoocha to helm the project. Bharoocha is best known for her work as a rising comedic director on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to her work that appeared on Lifetime. Bharoocha shot back-to-back movies for the network which included I Am Watching You and Fatal Flip. Her short film Hairpin Bender was also featured at Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2017. The film is the debut feature for writing team Ann…


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LOS ANGELES, CA — June 11, 2019. For Immediate Release

The independent comedy feature Golden Arm announced today that the film will be going into production this summer in Oklahoma.

Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro are attached to star in the female buddy comedy about ladies arm wrestling. The premise focuses on a tough lady trucker who trains her girly best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship.

Holland will be playing the part of Melanie, a wimpy baker who needs to get her life back on track after…


Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, Writers of new movie, Golden Arm.

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Originally published in ScriptMag:

We go behind the scenes with the screenwriters of the female sports comedy Golden Arm, Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison, to talk about the project origins, story inspirations, the necessary evil of rewriting, and more.

In June, the independent comedy feature Golden Arm announced that the film will be going into production this summer in Oklahoma and that Mary Holland (Robbie, Greener Grass, Happiest Season) and Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, Animal Practice, Monsters University) are attached to star in the female buddy comedy about ladies arm wrestling. The…

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