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A TRIBUTE TO LESLIE NIELSEN

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Found these beautiful pictures of a young and handsome Leslie Nielsen. We will miss him.




Des célébrités "meurent" sur Twitter pour la bonne cause

George Lucas Remembers Irvin Kershner

Leslie Nielsen Dies

DELPHINE CHANEAC

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A blog entry for a very talented young actress. I've been following her acting career ever since she first started to work on French T.V shows. It was a pleasure to see her portray the fragile, endearing then dangerous and lethal Dren in the innovative science fiction movie "SPLICE".
Her eyes convey so many things, that dialogs almost become optional, something I hadn’t seen since these beautiful black and white silent movies starring Charlie Chaplin, which is the proof of an undeniable talent! Check her out!

Exclusive: Christopher Nolan On Zimmer

Among Inception's many wonders, from Christopher Nolan's labyrinthine plotting to those extraordinary folding citiscapes, Hans Zimmer's epic score has often gone unmentioned. No longer! Here, to mention it in person, are Zimmer and Nolan, offering an intriguing glimpse of their work together.
Brimming with soaring soundscapes and brooding menace, the score took Zimmer in a more electronic direction than his previous Nolan collaborations, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and further building his partnership with the filmmaker. It also boasts the prodigious talents of ex-Smith Johnny Marr, a big win in anyone's book.


Interestingly, Zimmer wrote the music sight-unseen. Nolan, as he explains here, prefers his composer to work from the script alone, a strategy that paid off with one of the best scores of 2010. We're filing their partnership in our handy 'More reasons to get excited about The Dark Knight Rises' file.

Phil de Semlyen

SOURCE and VIDEO: http://w…

New photo of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe released

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New photo of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe released
From My Week With Marilyn
By Matt Maytum | Nov 27th 2010

Michelle Williams is currently filming her role as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, and The Daily Mail have a new snap from the movie.
The film focuses on the legendary actress's relationship with Colin Clark, an Oxford grad she met on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Eddie Redmayne is playing Clark, and Kenneth Branagh will be doing his best Sir Laurence Olivier impersonation. There are also roles for Dominic Copper and a post-Potter Emma Watson.
Williams' likeness to Monroe is uncanny, and we know she's got the acting chops to handle such a potentially challenging role. Perhaps this will be her chance to finally take home a little gold man, as this is sure to attract awards-glare.
This biopic is one of many competing Monroe projects, including Andrew Dominik's Blonde, which is set to star Naomi Watts.

Source: The Daily Mail and Total Film.

Bonne fête aux Delphines

Bonne fête à Delphine Chanéac que j'ai beaucoup apprécié dans Splice et à deux amies très spéciales.

Very interesting article on Gwyneth Paltrow's website

Check it out, Vitamin D Deficiency
http://goop.com/newsletter/88/en/

I suffered a pretty severe Tibial plateau fracture a few years ago (requiring surgery) which lead the orthopaedic surgeon to give me a bone scan, at which point it was discovered I had the beginning stages of osteopenia. This led my western/eastern doctors in New York to test my Vitamin D levels, which turned out to be the lowest they had ever seen (not a good thing). I went on a prescription strength level of Vitamin D and was told to…spend a bit of time in the sun! I was curious if this was safe, having been told for years to stay away ...
Article continues on:

http://goop.com/newsletter/88/en/

CREEPY...

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According to you, how old is this man?

Red Riding Hood (2011) - Trailer (HD)

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First teaser trailer for "red riding hood", i've read the script a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. The first images look very promising.

THE FACE: SCREENPLAY COMPLETED

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I've finally completed my new science fiction screenplay "the face" yesterday. The script will be undergoing corrections next month. The story takes place in  a post-2012 perfect society of immortals called "infinity" and revolves around time travel.

Script Format: Screenplay Length & Selling Your Script

Screenplay Length: 3 Ways to Cut Your Final Draft Down to Size

BEWARE OF THIS KIND OF (ILLEGAL) POLICIES!

Hspfilms.com strives to meet the highest editorial standards for accuracy and completeness in its reviews and reporting. While we are always happy to hear from you, it is Hspfilms.com policy not to accept or consider creative materials, ideas, or suggestions other than those we specifically request. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed independently. Therefore we must request that you do not send to us any original creative materials such as screenplays, stories, original artwork, etc. Any communication or material you do transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Hspfilms.com or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Hspfilms.com is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any com…

Stem Cells Used to Fight Woman's Brain Tumor

Ben Tracy Speaks Exclusively to the 1st Patient to Have Stem Cells Injected Into Her Brain to Fight a Tumor
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SOURCE: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/11/eveningnews/main7046248.shtml


(CBS)  Doctors injected stem cells into a woman's brain, hoping they'll fight her cancer. Close to 23,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and more than half that number die. Some pioneering research may be changing that.
In California Wednesday that woman made medical history, the first human being to have stem cells injected into her brain to try to cure cancer. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy met this pioneer patient and has an exclusive look at this ground-breaking procedure.
Jenn Vonckx has been leaning on her family a lot lately. Just three weeks ago doctors in her hometown of Seattle, Wash., told her there was nothing more they could do to treat the tumor in her brain. They gave her two months to live.
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Check out this actress

www.dailymotion.com/video/xau3ml_alexandra-oneil-dans-le-film-la-cle_creation


Check out  actress Alexandra O'neil in french movie La Clef sur la porte. (the woman with the baby) She's beautiful, talented, extremely nice and also a fabulous painter.
Regardez la video de l'actrice Alexandra O'neil dans le film français la clef sur la porte (c'est la femme avec le bébé) elle est belle, elle a du talent, elle est adorable et c'est également un paintre de talent.
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing." ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela

WANT THE SECRET TO PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY? FOLLOW ME…

My  new science fiction screenplay «THE FACE » will be finished in December. As some of  you may already know, it takes place in a near future, during a time called « the golden age », in a society called INFINITY, where death does not exist anymore. (actually I still don’t know if I’ll be keeping the title the face or opt for infinity, the face is more related to the thriller plot of the script and infinity is the world that sums up it all)

In the script I reveal the step by step method to physical immortality, based on real scientific facts and two major ELEMENTS:

NANOROBOTS AND STEM CELLS


Nanobots combined with stem cells are the key to this physical immortality…It’s not science fiction! It’s here, it’s NOW!  Nanorobots transporting stem cells, are injected through the human body and will repair all damaged tissues, dying cells, continually.
There’s been a very well orchestrated disinformation regarding these NANOROBOTS, (in the scientific magazines of course, but also on the inte…

Nanobots replacing neurons

Wanted to share this video with you, please go to its youtube page and READ THE COMMENTS!!! OPEN YOUR EYES NOW it's not too late!

Six Actresses in Talks for The Dark Knight Rises | WorstPreviews.com

Six Actresses in Talks for The Dark Knight Rises WorstPreviews.com

Deadline is reporting that Christopher Nolan is now meeting with actresses for the female lead roles in "The Dark Knight Rises," the third installment in his Batman franchise.
The actresses are Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones), Naomi Watts (King Kong), Blake Lively (Green Lantern), Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta), Anne Hathaway (Get Smart) and Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean). The roles include a new love interest for Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and a villain.
Tom Hardy (Inception) is already on board, likely as a villain. The site assumes that he took the role without having a chance to read the script. "The Dark Knight Rises" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20th, 2012.
Source: Deadline

Read more: http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=19682#ixzz153zlFm9X


(Personally I hope Christopher Nolan pick up Naomi Watts)

Read screenplays

A good way to improve your screenwriting skills is reading produced screenplays. Here are a few links to the best websites hosting screenplays in pdf format.

Enjoy your journey in the screenwriting world

http://screenplayexplorer.com/

http://simplyscripts.com/

www.screenplaydb.com

http://www.sfy.ru/

www.mypdfscripts.com

www.joblo.com/moviescripts.php

http://www.awesomefilm.com/

http://www.dailyscript.com/

Raiponce - Trailer 01 VO [HD 1080P]

Wanted to share this beautiful trailer. "Raiponce "was one of the fairy tales my mother used to read me before sleeping when I was a small child, (a  blond little girl like Raiponce) a very good recollection. I also believe this tale is responsible for my obsession with long hairs, as a matter of fact, I've always wear my hairs long!

LOSS OF A LEGENDARY PRODUCER: DINO DE LAURENTIIS

Sad to learn Mr. Dino De Laurentiis has left us. His company has been one of the very first ones to send me their encouragements, when I submitted a screenplay to them a few years ago- it was one my very first horror screenplay- and he has produced the movie behind my passion for cinema: King Kong starring Jessica Lange. Actually,  I would probably not have been a screenwriter without him.
Respectfully, Jordan.

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Film Producer Dino de Laurentiis Dies in Los Angeles, Ansa Says
November 11, 2010, 7:22 AM EST

Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Dino De Laurentiis, the son of Italian pasta makers who became a prolific movie producer of blockbuster hits such as “Serpico,” expensive duds such as “Dune” and sweeping epics including “War and Peace,” has died, Ansa news agency reported. He was 91.
He died in Los Angeles, Ansa reported. De Laurentiis lived in Beverly Hills with his third wife, Martha.
First in his native Italy, then in the U.S., De Lauren…

LATEST SCREENPLAYS SALES IN HOLLYWOOD: NOVEMBER 2010

Here are the latest screenplays sales for November of 2010. The titles in the bold are the ones I’m planning to watch.



Title: Downers Grove
Date: Monday, November 08, 2010
Logline: Story revolves around a cursed high school in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. At the end of each school year, one senior dies in a bizarre death.
Writer: Michael Hornberg, Bret Easton Ellis
Genre: Thriller 
Saletype: Script , Novel , Adaptation  
More: Hayden Panettiere, Rebecca De Mornay and Nikki Reed attached to star. Bret Easton Ellis adapted Michael Hornberg's novel. Nelson McCormick attached to direct.


Title: Innocence
Date: Monday, November 08, 2010
Logline: Story about a family doctor accused of raping two young girls.
Genre: Drama 
Saletype: Pitch 

More: Jan Hrebejk attached to direct. Ana Geislerova attached to star. 


Title: Agnosia
Date: Monday, November 08, 2010
Logline: Set in 1899, a heiress has been bequeathed with vital industrial secrets. But she suffers a brain cond…

STEP IN MY FUTURISTIC AUTO-DRIVE CAR

If you're wondering what I’ve been up to, well I'm back to the future!


When I first started writing the first draft of my science fiction screenplay "the face" I imagined my cop in a auto-drive car, I’m now working on the final draft of the script and I recently saw a reportage showing the same futuristic car I have imagined in the script.

Doing some researches online I found this fabulous article and wanted to share this extraordinary journey to the future with you.

Enjoy!




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Tomorrow's cars run on electricity and drive themselves
By Dick Pelletier







Imagine making the 275-mile trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in tomorrow's driverless car. "You hop in, voice your destination and off you go. With speeds up to 200 mph, you lay back, watch TV, browse the Web, or take a nap. In a couple of hours, you arrive in LA relaxed and ready for a great day."



Despite world car population approaching one billi…

Lovely note from a talented actor

Just received from my friend Lucius Baston, adorable note! Thank you!

"Hi Jordan. You are an angel of your own device. You heal us with your creative word play. Keep bringing us yo...ur stories. Your time is rapidly approaching. :)"

AGENTS CHARGING CLIENTS UP FRONT: REVELATIONS ON A COMMON PRACTICE IN THE FILM WORLD OR TRICK FROM A CROOK?

I got this email and I thought it might be useful to my fellow screenwriters.  Personally, I would avoid this kind of practice.  But what do you think of these "revelations"? Personally I think it's a trick. Let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks for reading! Jordan.

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Good afternoon,

Please send the entire script and synopsis via snail mail (post) to the address in our website.
Also, please read the Fact letter below, as we like to be up front with potential clients.

We look forward to seeing your script
Dave
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FACT LETTER

We like all potential clients to know that we don’t charge reading fees, but IF we represent them there’s an annual contract fee of $450.00. This covers submissions, phone calls, follow-ups, contract negotiations (in the event of a sale) and all other aspects of representation.

We inform people of this up front, so there are no g…

JENNIFER ALLEN (publicist)

One of the nicest persons in Hollywood.
I've been in touch with her several times and she's really pleasant. Not surprising to see her representing so many wonderful artists.
Just wanted to pay a little tribute to someone deserving it (they are so rare in this industry)

Jordan.

THIEF POLICY IN SOME PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Received from a friend screenwriter this week. Good evening Jordan, please read their page, it's shocking!

http://www.fleurdelisfilmstudios.com/fdls_015.htm

If, despite our request, you send us any creative idea, suggestion or material ("Submission"), it shall become our property. No Submission will be subject to any obligation of confidence by us, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. We will exclusively own all known or later-existing rights to the Submission worldwide and will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submission. ************************ Does not sound very legal to me...What do you think? BEWARE OF THIS KIND OF COMPANIES.
To my friend Terry, thank you for your help and support and for the valuable notes on my latest screenplays.
You know who you are!
Jordan.
Professor predicts human time travel this centuryWith a brilliant idea and equations based on Einstein’s relativity theories, Ronald Mallett from the University of Connecticut has devised an experiment to observe a time traveling neutron in a circulating light beam. While his team still needs funding for the project, Mallett calculates that the possibility of time travel using this method could be verified within a decade.