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Miramax releases Milwaukee native's award-winning film on DVD

Fresh off a successful showing at the inaugural Milwaukee International Film Festival, where it earned rave reviews and sold out the historic Oriental Theater for the first time since 1987, "Chump Change" is hitting DVD shelves around the country.

Starring Milwaukee native Stephen Burrows, who also wrote and directed the film, "Chump Change" is a fast-paced comedy based on Burrows' real-life experiences in Hollywood and Wisconsin. In addition to the film, which stars Tim Matheson, Traci Lords, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Abe Vigoda and Fred Willard, the "Chump Change" DVD features a director's commentary, a director's commentary on the director's commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes, deleted scenes and an interview with Traci Lords, to mention a few.

"Miramax put together an entertaining DVD that builds on the humor of the film and gives viewers about four-and-a-half hours of laughs for chump change," Said Burrows. "I'm excited that the hundreds of people who put their heart and soul into this project can now pay from $15 to $30 for a movie they didn't get paid to work on."

"Chump Change" is now available on,,,,,,, etc. and in Barnes & Noble stores, Suncoast Video, Borders, etc.

Burrows will sign copies of the DVD and participate in a Q&A and discussion with fans at the following location:

Friday Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Mayfair Mall
(414) 475-6070

Miramax picked up "Chump Change" at the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival after it earned the Best Actress Award for Traci Lords, as well as the Audience Award for Best Picture. The film includes numerous notable Wisconsin landmarks, including the world's largest six-pack (LaCrosse), the world's largest stuffed fish/museum (Hayward), the world's largest talking cow (Neilsville) and Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Domes. For more information about "Chump Change" and to watch a trailer, visit, and type in Chump Change.

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