'Exporting Raymond' - Phil RosenthalPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The show was appropriate named "Everybody Loves Raymond," and everybody did. The show won two Emmy awards for best comedy shows, as well as 11 others for actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and writing.
When creator and executive producer Phil Rosenthal had the chance to adapt the show for for Russia, he jumped at it. But it turned out to be a bit more difficult than he anticipated.
His journey to make "Voroniny" -- the Russian version of "Everybody Loves Raymond" -- is the subject of a film opening at the Phoenix Film Festival. It's called "Exporting Raymond."
As funny as "Raymond" was, this movie is even funnier because the Rosenthal and his Russian counterparts didn't exactly see eye to eye on what's humorous and what's not.
Rosenthal stopped by 3TV Friday morning to chat with Tara Hitchcock about the show, which ran for nine years, his trip to Russia (complete with K&R insurance), and the movie, which is "filled with unique characters and situations that have to be seen to be believed."
"Exporting Raymond" will premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival tonight and will open in theaters April 29.
For a complete list of movies, dates and times or for more information, visit www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.