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» Main Line movie moguls: First-time film investors Sean and J. Eustace Wolfington may have hit the jackpot with Bella, a romantic drama from Mexican director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, actor/producer Eduardo Verastegui and 20th Century Fox business affairs exec Leo Severino. Self-dubbed the “Three Amigos,” the Metanoia Films dream team pitched the story to the Wolfingtons (Sean lives in Malvern; his uncle resides in Bryn Mawr), who’d been on the prowl for a Hollywood project to fund. Already deemed an Oscar contender by Reuters and ABC News, Bella earned a People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. Locally, the film was screened at the King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX in October, with the director and actors bunking chez Wolfington.

» The truth shall set you free: This time next year, Main Liners should have better access to public records if amendments to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act and Right to Know Law get a thumbs-up from the governor. Currently, we’re among the most “cloudy” states, with a system that places the burden of proof that a record or document is “public” on the person requesting it. Even the General Assembly is under no obligation to disclose records—and those it does disclose fall under its own guidelines. Luckily, both the House and Senate have proposed bills for more substantial reform, though it’s doubtful one would reach the governor before the 2008 primaries.

Have an inside line on some gossip? E-mail associate editor Dawn E. Warden at dwarden@mainlinetoday.com.

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