Saturday, October 22, 2011

Film to Feature True Story of Dog Who Helped Iraq Vet

The October 18th Daily Variety article “Waterman nabs ‘Until Tuesday’” by Dave McNary reported that Waterman Entertainment has bought the film rights to a New York times bestseller written by former Army Capt. Luis Carlos Moltalvan.
Story centers on Montalvan, who logged two tours of duty in Iraq. He was dealing with the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder until meeting Tuesday, a golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys but found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being until meeting Montalvan.
Production on the film is scheduled to start next summer. And the article also quoted Tucker Waterman, exec VP of Waterman Entertainment:
"Service dogs have played a crucial role in the rehabilitation of many American soldiers, and this film will pay tribute to them as well as the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for our country."
If you want to know about a produced film featuring dogs and Marines in World War II, read about the documentary “War Dogs of the Pacific.”

And while you are on the site, check out the information about PTSD. What you learn may help someone you love.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the eBook technothriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her posts at the company's social media marketing blog.

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