LOS ANGELES, Calif., May, 18, 2009 – Hallie Todd Studios
, in conjunction with In House Media Film Partners, has announced the launch of the acting conservatory's first full-length feature film, an ensemble piece, starring actress Hallie Todd and ten of her acting students from Washington, Idaho, Texas and California.
The film will be directed by Todd’s husband and partner, actor/writer/producer Glenn Withrow.
Todd, best known for her role as Jo McGuire in Disney’s "Lizzie McGuire" franchise, returns to acting after a hiatus during which she and her husband focused on their production company, In House Media
, and film acting conservatory, Hallie Todd Studios, which has been recognized by ABC Primetime, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times Sunday Magazine as “one of the best.”
Todd and Withrow, along with the couple's daughter, Ivy Withrow, 15, wrote the screenplay exclusively for the conservatory students.