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Accidental Heart Team Gathers in Albuquerque for Location Scouting & Script Read-Through

During the upcoming New Mexico Film and Media Conference, Nov. 11-12, writer/producer Daniel Blake Smith, co-producer/casting director, Faith Hibbs-Clark, and lead actors Erik Fellows and Amy Davidson, will come together in Albuquerque to read through Smith’s script, scout initial locations for an anticipated Spring 2017 shoot, and discuss with New Mexico officials the state’s attractive…

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Texas Heart Wins Award on Amazon

We’re thrilled to announce that Amazon has awarded TEXAS HEART an AVD Stars bonus for September, given to the top films in Prime Video. Thanks for your support. Watch our film, TEXAS HEART, now: http://amzn.to/2egfThT

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Amy Davidson Joins the Cast of ACCIDENTAL HEARTS!

Very excited to announce that the gifted comic and dramatic actress, Amy Davidson (8 SIMPLE RULES; GIRL ON THE EDGE), is now attached to play one of the leads in my romantic drama, ACCIDENTAL HEARTS, which we hope to shoot in New Mexico next spring!

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New Film Project, ACCIDENTAL HEARTS, Goes into Development

I have a new movie in development based on the novel Unexpected Chance by Joanne Schwehm.  I’ll be writer/producer on the film, along with Dan Griffin. One of the film’s stars is Erik Fellows, who was terrific in the lead in my previous film, TEXAS HEART.   Casting for ACCIDENTAL HEARTS is by Faith Hibbs-Clark, Good Faith…

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Texas Heart Gets Its U.K. Premiere

Proud to say that Texas Heart had its U.K. premiere Saturday, August 20, on Flix Premiere, a London-based digital platform.  Check it out at:  flixpremiere.com.  Our film is now international!

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OUR FAMILY DREAMS is now released!

My new book, OUR FAMILY DREAMS, is now out from St. Martin’s Press, and available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and, as they say, in fine bookstores everywhere!  Stay tuned for upcoming book signings and talks, radio interviews, etc.

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Blog Entry on St. Martin’s Press The History Reader

The Urban-Rural Divide: Deep Roots in American History by Daniel Blake-Smith The urban-rural divide throughout American history Anyone observing America’s ongoing culture wars, especially as they surface in the current presidential election cycle, is forcefully reminded that we are not a country divided by red and blue states; it’s an urban-rural divide that represents the…

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Texas Heart Now up on Amazon Prime!

Those wanting to see Texas Heart can now catch it up on Amazon Prime (for rental or purchase) as well as other digital platforms–Fandango, Vudu, Hulu, iTunes, and others!  Please go to Amazon and rate/review the film!

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Early praise for OUR FAMILY DREAMS

Got a really nice pre-publication review from Kirkus Reviews.  The highlights? ” In a vividly detailed history Smith focuses on two of [the Fletcher] children to tell both a story of the family and of America from the early 19th century through Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War. . . .…

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