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Get Out And See Hoot This Weekend

posted May 5th, 2006 at 12:15 am

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by Josh Martin

The movie Hoot opens nationwide to theaters today! Jimmy Buffett co-produced the movie and plays a marine science teacher in the film. He also produced the soundtrack which includes new songs from Jimmy.

Check your local theater for show times and get out and see Hoot this weekend!

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Jimmy in USA Today

posted May 3rd, 2006 at 12:17 am

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by Josh Martin

USA Today has an article on Jimmy Buffett and Hoot author Carl Hiassen.

For Buffett, who is always looking to do something new, movie producing was a matter of “seeing if I could pull it off.” He and Hiaasen go back 25 years. Three years ago, Buffett remembers getting Hoot for his daughter, Delaney, who loved it. So he bought the rights.

Buffett has dabbled in films through the years, playing bit parts and hoping to get one of his novels made into a movie, but nothing has worked. He says “several people” turned down Hoot before the Walden Media production company got involved. But he didn’t give up.

“I remember being turned down by 20 record companies,” he says. “They turn down 99% of the stuff. Who knows?”

What he learned, he says, was that it’s not easy to shepherd a movie. “It’s ruled by committee out there, and I had a big problem with that. I taught myself some lessons in patience.”

Does Hoot mean he’s getting into kids’ stuff?

“I’ve always been into kids,” Buffett says with a laugh. “Children of all ages. Hoot is just Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher. That’s all. I think Mr. Twain would like this movie. “

Read the entire article here.

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Making The Rounds In The Press

posted May 2nd, 2006 at 12:18 am

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by Josh Martin

According to Mailboat, Jimmy will continue his media rounds this week promoting Hoot.

He will be in Time Magazine and USA Today on May 4th, and, as previously noted, you can catch Jimmy on Regis & Kelly on Friday, May 5th.

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Watch Several Clips From Hoot

posted May 2nd, 2006 at 12:17 am

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by Josh Martin

Movies.com has several clips of the movie Hoot. Check them out here.

Hoot comes out in theaters this Friday!

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Article on JB Supporting Kinky Friedman Campaign

posted May 1st, 2006 at 12:19 am

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by Josh Martin

The Dallas Morning News has an article on Jimmy supporting Kinky Friedman’s gubernatorial run in Texas.

The word is that during a midnight call last week, the Margaritaville magnate committed to offer hefty financial backing to the Kinky campaign.

“All I want when you’re governor is Port Aransas,” Jimmy told Kinky.

“You sure you don’t want Dallas?” Kinky countered.

“No, no,” Jimmy said. “Port Aransas.”

Read the entire article here.

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Jimmy on the Today Show This Morning

posted May 1st, 2006 at 12:19 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett appeared on the the Today Show in New York City today. He discussed the movie Hoot and the Hoot Soundtrack with Katie and Matt. They also mentioned that Jimmy will be back at the end of the month to perform.


Also, be sure to catch Jimmy on Friday when he appears on Live with Regis and Kelly.

Update: Watch Jimmy’s appearance on MSN Video.

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