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JUST ANOTHER PART OF ME...

I've just been offered to write a biopic on one my  biggest idols...A legendary singer...I will post more news when it becomes official.

Jordan.

GOOD OMENS…

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I’m getting ready to take a few days off after hectic days of pitching my screenplays and connecting with producers and directors for various projects.

I’ve been overwhelmed with projects offers too and I’m currently considering them conscientiously.
I’ve also been contacted by several filmmakers for low budget projects, I had to decline on an action movie due to financial concerns, the project was an unpaid gig, and I haven’t worked unpaid in years. Moreover, micro budgets projects are rarely watched and what's the point in writing a script for a movie no one will see? We all want our resume to shine, don't we?

A novelist contacted me to adapt her book in the vein of the DaVinci Code and I’ve just been offered a maritime disaster project, not surprising for the girl who started to write screenplays after reading James Cameron’s Titanic!

Some of these projects may happen, some others will be forgotten, this is how the film business goes..

And last but not least, I’m currently…
Les Misérables - Trailer #1 [VO|HD]par addictomovie

Beautiful trailer of "les misérables" starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Is this Miss Hathaway singing on these promising images?

This movie looks like a very beautiful tale of misery and redemption. I have seen many versions based upon the classic book by Victor Hugo, I particularly loved the series starring Gerard Depardieu, John Malcovich and Virginie Ledoyen, but I believe this musical adaptation will be a memorable one, especially with this cast of very talented artists!

Good to see dream is coming back!
J.T
A studio without funding…What is it? A wharehouse?

SCREENWRITING TIP

A screenwriter does not raise funding, a producer does that! 
If a screenwriter deals with raising funding then he/she must be credited with « produced by » and paid for that position.

If a producer asks you to raise funding you can ask them, «  if I raise funding, attach the talents, then why should you be credited with « produced by », except if we add lazy before your name… »produced by LAZY HARRY… » for instance.

Jordan.

GOOD START OF THE WEEK

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I'm starting writing on new treatments:
-Morgane
-The haunted lodge

I've just received a message from a well known producer who wants to see my work and I'm in talks for several screenwriting projects.

Let's see what happens! I will keep you updated! I feel very inspired, so you may not see me online for the next few days, as I'm going through very busy days.

Jordan.

CANNES IS OVER...

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As usual, boring and depressing movies, boring and depressing speeches, the only good thing  was seeing the excellent Adrien Brody speaking a perfect French during the closing ceremony.
J.T

STAR WARS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

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35 years ago this memorable timeless science fiction masterpiece by George Lucas was released.

Here is a TRIBUTE WITH A FEW PICTURES to immerse yourself back into this galaxy far far away…

BAZ LHURMAN’S AUSTRALIA

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After so many days of work, I’ve finally been able to watch my DVD of Australia.
It’s one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen!
Cinema is not dead and this movie is the perfect illustration of what I call CINEMA:

Action, romance, emotion, adventure, beautiful images, beautiful story and beautiful music!

And it was glamour!


Special mention to Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, both excellent as always, and this wonderful alchemy between them!
Thank you for the dream.

Jordan.



PS: I wish movies like this could be awarded in Cannes and at the oscars…But we all know these two events are deprived of dream in terms of films.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE

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90 years of talent today!


Turning down

Turning down the french project for financial reasons, in talks for another project, an action flick...

Jordan.

No time for Cannes Jedi Knight…

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As I’ve had a very hectic week as usual…Still pitching my work and talking to directors and producers, as you know it takes time to put together a good and dedicated crew.

I’m in talks with a French author to pen a second draft of her screenplay: A psychological drama and mystery that takes place in in London.
Also in talks with a producer for a science fiction project to be directed by a star wars star, I would love to be associated with this project, even if my acceptance for both of them will depend on financial and artistic point of views.

We’ll see what happens; you’ll know more in my next blog entry…Until then…

Enjoy yourself and keep being creative!
Jordan.

The Great Gatsby: OFFICIAL Trailer (2012) - Leonardo DiCaprio

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LOST IN TRANSLATIONS

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No time off this week...As I've been hired by a French filmmaker to translate the script for his upcoming movie "MISS YOU".
A very good and very dark thriller!

3 days of intensive work but I love that! I truly enjoyed translating this screenplay it was very challenging!

If you are interested in hiring me to translate your script (english french/french english), go to services on jordantate.net

PS: I only reply to serious and paid offers.
Jordan.



La Petition.be - Sauver " Bambi" le sanglier

PETITION POUR SAUVER BAMBI LE SANGLIER

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Signez et faire tourner de toute urgence! Le seul animal sauvage c'est l'homme qui croit avoir le droit de vie et de mort sur tout ce qui l'entoure! De quel droit???
Jordan.

Un octogénaire de Saint-Paul-d'Espis (82) menace de mettre fin à ses jours si on lui retire la garde du sanglier qu'il a recueilli voilà 14 mois lors d'une partie de chasse.

« De toute façon je serai mort avant qu'il ne tue mon Bamby ! » Après la visite de deux gardes chasses, samedi dernier, venu lui signifier qu'il ne pourrait pas garder le sanglier qu'il a recueilli il y a 14 mois, Yvan Blaise, agriculteur retraité de 83 ans qui vit sur les coteaux de Saint-Paul-d'Espis (Tarn-et-Garonne), n'y va pas de main morte pour dire son attachement à son animal. « à mon âge vous savez, je suis capable de donner ma vie pour lui ». Carnet de santé de Bamby en main, l'octogénaire se remémore : « C'était le jour de la fermeture, le 26 février 2011, j'ai enten…

LATEST SCREENPLAYS SALES IN HOLLYWOD-MAY 2012

Title:Feeding Ground
Date:Friday, May 11, 2012
Logline:The story of an illegal immigrant trafficker in cross-border parlance, who is forced to smuggle his own family into America after his young brother runs afoul of a local gangster.
Writer:Carlos Coto, Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski, Chris Mangun
Genre:Thriller , Horror
Saletype:Comic , Adaptation
Production Company:Archaia Entertainment, Pressman Film
Producer:Edward R. Pressman, Jon Katz, Stephen Christy, PJ Bickett, Jason Carpenter, Stephen Cavaliero
More:Alfonso Gomez-Rejon attached to direct. Carlos Coto will adapt Swifty Lang's, Michael Lapinski's and Chris Mangun's graphic novel.

Title:The Last Voyage of the Demeter
Date:Friday, May 11, 2012
Logline:The tale of a journey on a ship named Demeter, which the crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.
Writer:Bragi Schut
Genre:Supernatural , Horror , Fantasy
Saletype:Novel , Adaptation
Production Company:Millennium Films
Producer:Mike Medavoy, Arnold Mes…

pub Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire 2012 [HQ]

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So pretty and so original! Fabulous in 3D!

Laurent Gerra Ta Tienne

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Tout simplement hilarant!

A WEEK IN REVIEW…AN EXPLORATION WITH A FAMOUS FRENCH NAVIGATOR AND 1000 FOLLOWERS!

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My week started with the completion of the French version of my screenplay « Laperouse » based upon the famous French navigator.
Adventure, action and passion-packed, it was a great pleasure to re-immerse myself into this story. I believe French producers might be more interested in the story of a French navigator than the American market.

Pitching has consumed a big part of my time too. I’ve been in talks with a director for an adapted animation screenplay. Animation is very tough to sell in the film world, because of the budget, and most studios do not buy spec animation, they hire screenwriters to pen scripts based upon their own ideas, however, you never know, someone may fall for your story and shop it around!

Finally yet importantly, I have been in touch with a big studio that belongs to a very famous fantasy movie director for my screenplay « Miss Clark » with Maria Olsen and Tara Cardinal.

And of course, after all this stress, my week ended with a little technical issue on ya…

1000 followers!

Celebrating 1000 twitter followers today! Thank you for the support!
Jordan.

TOM CRUISE TO STAR IN VAN HELSING REBOOT

LAPEROUSE...

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Corrections finies sur la version Française du magnifique scénario Laperouse...Ecrit par...Et bien moi-même, premières pages postées sur le site bientôt!
Si beau, si plein d'action et de romantisme que j'ai envie de le relire très vite!
J.T
Most of the time, I have the feeling my characters write their own stories not me…And most of the time I want to congratulate them « good job! »

Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

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Beautiful shoes, beautiful costumes, beautiful castles, beautiful cakes! But no script at all, no character development, no plot at all, the film should be titled "how to not write a script".


The Dark Knight Rises - Official Trailer #3 [HD]

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