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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EWAN MC GREGOR

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Wonderful performances in "Moulin Rouge" , "The island" and my favorite..."Star Wars".

Science Fact Meets Science Fiction | CinemaSpy

VERY NICE REVIEW OF MY SCREENPLAY "DRACULA GENESIS"

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While cleaning up my computer I found this very nice review of my fantasy screenplay "DRACULA GENESIS- sent by my friend screenwriter Kirby. Wanted to share this with you.



Okay, this past weekend was dedicated entirely to reading your script :)

It was a very entertaining, interesting read for sure. I loved everything that was going on in the boat, the flashbacks were very visual, I know it must not be easy to create another take on the Dracula saga. more importantly, i liked how you made characters of Bram Stoker as well as Vlad the Impaler.
There were many startling images - lots of excitement!! The action aboard the Demeter was lots of fun to read too!
Well done Jordan!!

WRITING THE FACE- A description of the many drafts and backdrops of the science fiction screenplay

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"Writing "The face" while coping with the death of a loved one." by Jordan Tate.

I  started to work on a treatment for « THE FACE » 3 years ago. From the beginning the script was intended to be the story of a COP living in the FUTURE,  traveling back in time to save the woman he loves and discovering a  shocking truth on his own past.


The treatments went into several drafts and the characters have been going through several versions before becoming the final versions of themselves: DETECTIVE ADAM TAYLOR and DOCTOR ROXANNE BERRY.
In one draft, they even were deadly enemies!

DEATH IS DEFEATED THROUGH ADVANCED SCIENCE

I knew my screenplay was going to take place in a NEAR FUTURE-  and to me, A CIVILIZED SOCIETY is a world where death does not exist anymore. I knew I wanted to make of the world Adam and Roxanne will be living in, a world where humanity has reached physical immortality through advanced science, defeating aging and dying through a scientific treatment.

Ye…

Daily Shock: Elizabeth Taylor Claimed James Dean Abused by Minister | Shockya.com

BEAUTIFUL STEM CELLS QUOTE

Researchers and biotech executives foresee the day when the effects of many catastrophic diseases can be reversed. The damaged brains of Alzheimer's disease patients may be restored. Severed spinal cords may be rejoined. Damaged organs may be rebuilt. Stem cells provide hope that this dream will become a reality.
GEORGE WOLFF, The Biotech Investor's Bible

MICHAEL J. FOX'S BEAUTIFUL QUOTE ON EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS TREATMENTS

My point is, and our point as a community, is we have a very good and supportable conclusion that a vast majority of people in this country are in favor of science playing a leading role in making changes in the future and believe in embryonic stem cell research. So we're just saying, know that we have prayed on it, too, and we have thought about it, and we are good people, and we are family people, and we are people that take this very seriously, and we're as concerned as you are. And we've decided that we would like to take this step and to do it with caution and to do it with oversight and to do it with the strictest adherence to ethics and all of the principles this country stands for. But, allow us to do that without infusing the conversation with inflammatory rhetoric and name-calling and fear-mongering. It doesn't help.
MICHAEL J. FOX, ABC interview, Oct. 29, 2006

Writing Your Screenplay: The Zero Draft

DECEMBER 21, 2012

On December 21, 2012, the world as we knew it ends. Humanity becomes aware that
the religious and political leaders have been hiding a scientific technology able to defeat death for years, this revelation induces the biggest revolt of all times, leading people in a new era called « the Golden age »

Roxanne and Adam are a couple in this post-December 2012 society of immortality, nothing should have come between them…Nothing, except the « 6 decades » law…

Tagline for science fiction screenplay « The Face» written by Jordan Tate
Copyright by Jordan Tate
2011. All rights reserved.

TRIBUTE TO ELIZABETH TAYLOR

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Seems like the word "beautiful" was created for her!








MARCO WERBA, FILM COMPOSER- INTERVIEW

Check out the interview of my friend and talented film composer Marco Werba, who recently worked for Dario Argento

http://drgoresfunhouse.com/interviews/marco-werba/

ELIZABETH TAYLOR COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED!

Wonderful actress Elizabeth Taylor could have been saved with embryonic stem cells! She was suffering a HEART DECEASE:

Embryonic stem cells can be used to create organs, then, the new organ can be transplanted into the patient.
Not sure why the doctors chose to let her die. Ideological (religious) reasons? Once again, letting someone die when you have the necessary « tools » (embryonic stem cells) to save their life, is a crime against humanity!

Hard for a « embryonic stem cells treatments » activist like me to hear people are stilly dying, as I deeply know how to keep death at bay! To me it's like seeing the Nazis killing people in the Death Camps!
Jordan.

"The Face" first pitch revealed...But not disclosing too much

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In a post December 2012- futuristic society, a cop illegally
travels back in time in order to save the woman he loves, only to discover a terrible secret...


Working on the pitch at the moment, the last words of  the original pitch disclose a key element of the script,  I've only changed the ending to share what my latest screenplay is about with my readers.

Jordan.

Stem cell injections for cardiomyopathy reverse and improve heart damage

MARCH 2011-SCREENPLAYS SALES

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INDUSTRY SCREENPLAY SALES

Lots of science fiction and comedies this month, which is a good thing, since I'm pitching science fiction screenplays and a comedy at this time!





Title:     Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Date:     Thursday, March 17, 2011
Logline:     The tale of a boy who searches for a way to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. He comes across the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Writer:     Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Genre:     Family , Animation , Fantasy
Saletype:     Script
Studio:     Universal Studios
Production Company:     Illumination Entertainment
Producer:     Chris Meledandri, Janet Healey, Audrey Geisel
More:     Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Rob Riggle, Taylor Swift and Betty White attached to do voice work. Chris Renaud attached to direct.



Title:     Revenge of the Jocks
Date:     Thursday, March 17, 2011
Logline:     Three men, once popular high school jocks with their glory days behind them, fi…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012): Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Alberto Falcone

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012): Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Alberto Falcone

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. It has long been speculated what role Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play in Christopher Nolan’s 2012 Batman film. Nolan has always sought to ground his Batman films in reality even though the roots of his property are those of a comic book. Alberto Falcone is

the son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, the character Tom Wilkinson played in “Batman Begins.”

Alberto Falcone, who is also known as The Holiday Killer, would bring Nolan’s superhero trilogy full-circle. The character fits with the helmer’s stated intentions for continuity and preference to pit the Caped Crusader against “realistic” villains, as opposed to cartoonish nemeses such as Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, who Batman battled in Joel Schumacher‘s 1997 misfire “Batman and Robin.”

This fits in with some of the original rumors for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role i…

KADHAFI-SARKOZY: FRAPPES MILITAIRES AU SECOURS DU PETROLE!

Nicolas Sarkozy a décidé d'effectuer des frappes militaires sur les troupes du Colonel Kadhafi, grand dictateur, qui oppresse son peuple! Quelle grandeur d'âme! Quel héros! Je me mettrais presque à croire en la beauté de l'âme humaine, et à retourner au monde des Bisounours, si je ne me doutais pas qu'il y a un bon paquet de pétrole à défendre là bas!

Voilà une autre guerre minable et hypocrite au secours du pétrole!
Si au moins les autres hommes politiques dictateurs également, qui se cachent sous le masque de bienfaiteurs avouaient, "moi aussi je suis un dictateur et un trou du... "J’aurai plus de respect pour eux, mais là! Le dégout est mon seul sentiment.


PS: Ah, si seulement les deux journalistes Stéphane Taponier et Hervé Ghesquière (otages depuis 445 jours) étaient prisonniers sur un champ de pétrole, cela ferait longtemps qu'ils seraient libres ...Rappelez vous pour la prochaine fois, si vous êtes prit en otage, assurez vous qu'il y a du pétrole…

LEONARDO DICAPRIO PERFORMED AN INCEPTION ON ME...

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Here's the story: I have had a dream of a meeting with Leonardo DiCaprio tonight. He was standing in the corridor of my apartment. But I slammed a door in his face, because I had no make up on! Makes me wonder...Why was he in my dream? Is he performing an INCEPTION on me?
We'll see if I'm doing unusual things in the upcoming days...

J.J ABRAHAM'S "CLOVERFIELD"

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I just watched "CLOVERFIELD". Spectacular! The movie left me on the edge of my seat! I highly recommend it to all the fans of monsters/disasters movies. It's very entertaining! The film is presented as if it were a video segment recovered from a personal video camera, exactly like "The Blair witch project", except that "Cloverfield" was not boring to death! lol. I have missed so many films lately, due to my busy schedule, and as I love fantasy movies I wanted to see this one. Watch it If you haven't done it already! Jordan.  http://www.cloverfieldmovie.com/

Happy birthday to my mother!

I wanted to finish my latest screenplay "The face" for her birthday! Glad I made it!
Jordan.

A POINT IN TIME

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ADAM What it is? BEN It is the time. It is the point in time. ADAM Point in time?
From "THE FACE" science fiction screenplay by Jordan Tate.
Copyright by Jordan Tate- all rights reserved.

VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE

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"Their brain is connected to what we call THE VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE."

From "The face" science fiction screenplay by Jordan Tate
Copyright by Jordan Tate. 2011. All rights reserved.

Smashing Picture

Smashing Picture

Amazing sea creatures!

HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT RECOLLECTIONS?

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PETE How can you live without recollections Adam? ADAM To me, that's the only way I can go on living.
From "The face" screenplay by Jordan Tate-Available on March 16, 2011.

SCIENTIFIC RESURRECTION

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"Welcome in Infinity. You're entering a new world, today 200 resurrections have been programmed in all our society. We wish you a good and beautiful day in infinity. Don't forget always dare to imagine! Never fear to dream."
From "The face" screenplay by Jordan Tate-available on March 16, 2011.

INFINITY'S MOTTO

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"Always dare to imagine! Never fear to dream."

"Infinity" is a perfect, pacific, society where death, aging and illness were defeated by advanced science.




"THE FACE" screenplay by Jordan Tate. Available on March 16, 2011.

Writing a Film Treatment

Writing a Film Treatment

Doing it right now, i thought it would be nice to share this article on how to write a screenplay treatment with my readers!
Jordan.

Writing a Film Treatment

Jan 11, 2011 Kevin Hanzlik

Have an idea for a movie? Translating your idea into standard submission form is the first step towards bringing that movie to the big screen.

If you have an idea for a movie script/screenplay and little to no writing experience, translating your story into written form can seem a bit daunting. The first step is to fully form your idea by creating a plot outline (i.e. basic story bullet points), character breakdowns (descriptions of each main character), and a character development analysis (a description of how each character will change or grow throughout the story). Once this is done, you can begin writing what's called a film or script treatment.
Movie / Film Treatments

A treatment is a short (usually only a few pages), broad description of a movie or script idea that covers key…

NATALIE PORTMAN'S AD FOR "MISS DIOR CHERIE"

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Just saw it on the street today. Beautiful, glamour, sexy. Love it!

Miss Dior Chérie avec Natalie Portman

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Commercial for Miss Dior Cherie starring the splendid Natalie Portman! Saw it on television a few days ago and I loved it! So glamour! I like the song "Je t'aime moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg too!
Posting the picture for the campaign too.
See next blog entry...

Adriana et Christian Karembeu, c'est fini

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Le mannequin slovaque a annoncé sa séparation avec le footballeur, après quinze ans d'union. C'est la fin d'une histoire d'amour très médiatisée. Après une relation de quinze ans, Adriana Karembeu annonce sa séparation avec le footballeur Christian Karembeu dans une interview exclusive accordée à Paris-Match , à paraître jeudi.
La top model slovaque quitte donc son époux "qui l’a trop souvent délaissée", affirme-t-elle. Elle ajoute qu'elle ne supportait plus l'existence menée par son couple, n'arrivant plus "à se retrouver". Après des années d'une relation "fusionnelle", bâtie "au gré des transferts" de son mari, elle explique que le footballeur et elle ne se voyaient presque plus depuis qu'il avait mis fin à sa carrière en 2005, étant occupé par "une multitude d'activités". "Clarifier les choses"
Elle assure dans le magazine : "Quand j'ai téléphoné à Christian pour lui annonce…

THE FACE SCREENPLAY: RELEASE DATE

My new science fiction screenplay "THE FACE" will be available for sale/option on March 16-2011

Alice: Madness Returns Preview

Alice: Madness Returns Preview

A decade on from American McGee’s Alice, a stylishly gothic and twisted interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, gamers are given the opportunity to return to this twisted world with Alice: Madness Returns. It’s not crazy to delight in that not much has changed over the past decade for Alice, is it?For those unfamiliar with the 11-year-old American McGee’s Alice, that PC game told a video game sequel story of its own, following the events of Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. In the EA published video game, Alice’s mental breakdown sends her to a corrupted Wonderland under the rule of the Queen of Hearts.In Madness Returns, previewed at GDC last week, Alice is still beautifully bonkers, having returned to the fantasy world of a macabre Wonderland, an alternate reality twisted by her own insanity. Wonderland represent a refuge for her and a tool to uncover memories suppressed after the death of her family, the trauma that led to the events…

HAPPY WOMEN DAY

DAY OFF today. Really need it! Need sleep, need relaxation!
Happy women day!

J.

« THE FACE » science fiction screenplay completed.

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 I’ve just completed the corrections on my latest science fiction screenplay « The face » and I think it’s fabulous.
I read a few pages to a group of people recently and some of them started to cry, it was the passage describing a scientific resurrection through advanced science, achieved with nanobots and stem cells, the scene after was the reunion between families and their resurrected lost ones.



Most of the people who read the pages told me they wanted to see such an event coming true. Most of them were moved by the lost ones coming back in my "Resurrection unit".

Actually, « The Face » is a combination of the DESCRIPTION of a perfect society called « Infinity » taking place in a post December 2012 time called « The golden age« , in which death was defeat through advanced science. The citizens of Infinity, which is basically the post 2012 world, do not age or die, and the deceased ones, victims of the pre-Golden age, period called « the dark age », are resur…

The Appeal Of Screenwriting

The Appeal Of Screenwriting

Screenwriting is likely the most popular form of creative writing there is. The novel at one time was king in creative writing, but novel writing lacks the glamour that writing for movies or television does, and novels are usually very long writes besides. Playwriting has its enthusiasts to be sure, but it draws far less interest than screenwriting does. So why does screenwriting have the appeal it does? There are two reasons at least.

The primary appeal to screenwriting, to some degree or another, has to be the prospect of working in the movies. The movie industry in the United States is exceptionally high profile and has an air of glamour and prestige about it. Some of the people who work in the United States movie industry are known, literally, throughout the world and are sometimes treated as though they’re exceptionally important. Being a part of an industry that provides access to this sort of acclaim and VIP treatment is very appealing and many peopl…

SCREENPLAY REWRITING

Source: http://screenwriting.4filmmaking.com/script-rewriting.html
Screenplay rewriting

It's often said in the screenplay writing game that "writing is rewriting". You occasionally hear about a successful movie based on a screenplay that was written in just two weeks. A more typical case is the wonderful Tom Hanks movie Cast Away which took 5 years and 250 rewrites from the first draft until it was reshaped and polished into an award winning film.

Filmmakers need to accept that the more they rewrite a screenplay the better it gets -- if they do it right.

If you try to perfect your script as you first write it you'll never finish it. Once you've created your characters and outlined your plot then just write the darned thing. It should take two to four weeks. If you find you're struggling then you haven't outlined your plot well enough. Back up a step before proceeding.

I assume you now have a first draft of your screenplay in front of you. Congratulations …

Taking deferred pay for your screenplay

Taking deferred pay for your screenplay

Which I don't do anymore.

STAR WARS ILLUSTRATIONS

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars in 3D, here are fabulous illustrations of the legendary leading parts. Will post more soon!
May the force be with you!

Jordan.

JANE RUSSEL

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We  will miss this enchanting beauty. I've been a huge fan since "gentlemen prefer blondes". There is a "ressurection unit " in the high tech hospital of my latest science fiction screenplay "The face". I truly hope she'll be on the patients list! She definitely deserves to be part of this world!




ANNIE GIRARDOT

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Ce matin, réveil avec le sentiment terrible et amer de la mort. J'ai bien sur appris la mort de la merveilleuse comédienne et femme adorable qu'est Annie Girardot.
Je suis bien sur à nouveau des plus choquées et dégoûtée, sans ajouter révoltée.

Nous avons à notre portée des cellules souches embryonnaires faites pour devenir n'importe qu'elle cellule endommagé du corps humains!

Mais les politiques et les religions dans une association des plus Hitlériennes refusent d'utiliser ces thérapies qui mettraient un point final à la mort et éviterait que des gens ne soit victimes de ce que j'appelle- et ce en pesant bien mes mots- d'un monstrueux génocide dont on se rappellera dans les livres d'histoire!
Combien de temps allons nous laisser faire sans nous révolter! Combien de temps allons nous laisser les gens que l'on aime, et nous même vivre dans ce camp de concentration à échelle planétaire où des fous nous poussent vers la mort au nom d'un être supr…