How to make your dog a movie star

Ever think your dog should be in movies? Now, thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment and their upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release, Hotel for Dogs, every mutt and purebred is destined for Hollywood greatness.

Introducing "your dog here," star of Hotel for DogsHotel for Dogs stars Emma Roberts, Kevin Dillon and Lisa Kudrow in a family comedy that puts the canine at the center of the story.

As evidenced by this writer’s dogs on the right, yours too can be at the center of the Hotel for Dogs home video release.

By visiting and uploading a photo of your favorite four-legged friend, the copy of Hotel for Dogs that sits in your library will be covered by the cover you printed with Fido front-and-center.

Stay tuned to SheKnows for our exclusive interview with the special effects mastermind behind the film. Michael Lantieri is a long resume.

The special effects artist’s work includes some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters that pushed the special effects envelope and made history.

Check out a sampling of his work:Land of the Lost (2009)
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Superman Returns
Pirates of the Caribbean
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Polar Express
Minority Report
This writer's dog Casey makes his Hollywood debutJurassic Park
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
In Hotel for Dogs, Lantieri was charged with creating the automated gadgets that would feed and take care of the stray dogs while the children were in school. It provided a unique challenge for the special effects master.

As they say in Hollywood about working with children and animals: never do it! Lantieri could not disagree more. Don’t miss our entire interview April 27. The Hotel for Dogs DVD lands April 28.

In the meantime, let the magicians at Paramount Home Entertainment turn your best friend into a cover model for the Hotel for Dogs DVD.Once you have uploaded a photo of your dog, the options go a bit beyond the DVD cover.

Included are options to add the photo to the movie poster and even put your pup in the film’s trailer.

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