December 7, 2010 by Post Team
Wlos, Screenwriter Robert Tate Miller began creating a small town for one of his scripts, Hendersonville appears in his mind. “I McFarlan Bakery, I Skyland Barber in my mind,” he said. “I remember going to the theater Carolina.”
Miller grew up in Hendersonville, Bruce Drysdale Elementary attend, East Hendersonville and Flat Rock Junior High before graduating from East Henderson High. Miller said one of his classmates was the first year of former Mayor Greg Newman Hendersonville.
“Hendersonville has always been my style, because that’s where I grew up,” Miller said.
Miller wrote the script for the upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie “Goodbye Mr. Kringle.” Located in a small town called Summerville, which has focused its economy to be a Christmas theme and Kris Kringle city, a 50 year old man impersonating Santa Claus. The film stars Christine Taylor, Anna, widow of a journalist who comes to town blog about retirement Kringle and gets swept into the life of man.
“I never grew up,” he said during a telephone interview from Los Angeles. “I never was born to write.”
Miller, 48, graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens. He worked in broadcast journalism after college, including a stint in Asheville WLOS-based television station before working in Jacksonville, Florida, he said actress Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he met through his work in Jacksonville , encouraged him to try his luck in screenwriting.
“I’ve been writing for television specials,” Miller said. “I left, packed and left. I was 26 and was unmarried, had no children. C ‘ was the time to do it. ”
He made his car and headed west. After working for some time, he sold his first screenplay, a movie for ABC Family called “three days” starring Kristen Davis.
“There’s a huge amount of work and fail,” he said about starting.
Miller said he wrote a lot of Christmas movies, and became his niche.
“I really liked” This is a wonderful
Life, “he said.”And they are perennial. They will run each year.”
An entire city was built on a plot of Hollywood film and hundreds of people were hired to fill the fictional town of “Goodbye Mr. Kringle.” It was filmed in April and May for five weeks.
“It was completely transformed into Christmas,” Miller said.
Morgan Shepherd, the actor representing Kringle, Miller said the children are acting in the film really thought he was Santa.
A connection to his childhood Hendersonville arises with director Kevin Connor. Miller remembered seeing “Motel Hell” at the Carolina Theatre, when he was in high school. The film was Conner’s first feature film.
Miller has recently returned to Hendersonville for his reunion class East Henderson Country Club.
“The class of 1980 was a large group at East Henderson,” he said.
Miller said that when he was walking along Main Street, he could hear a football game at Hendersonville High School Dietz on the ground and he got a vibe.There quintessence of a small town especially as it is same thing, “he said.
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