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..
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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???
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…
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.
Genre:Supernatural , Horror , Fantasy
Saletype:Novel , Adaptation
Production Company:Millennium Films
Producer:Mike Medavoy, Arnold Mes…
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…
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!