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FAMOUS AUTHORS HARSHEST REJECTION LETTERS

REASONS BEHIND REJECTIONS AND FAMOUS REJECTION LETTERS

A friend of mine, who is a writer and emerging screenwriter, just received a rejection letter from an electronic  publisher and shared it with me.
What I read was a voluntary harsh and ridiculous message, since the so-called publisher never mentioned any of the good aspects of the manuscript, neither the bad aspects of it (all books have a bit of both) which are two important elements of a constructive and professional critique.  He never pointed out the reasons behind his rejection.

As we looked into the publisher’s profile, we found out that the guy is a FAILED WRITER HIMSELF, taking pleasure in rejecting other writers as his own work was countless times.
The guy also is a failed director and failed screenwriter, self-published for years; he launched his own publishing company in 2012 only to have his own short stories published, just like the guy buying dozen other undesired  items thinking the condoms he bought won't get noticed by the other costumers or the check-out person.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”


Winston Churchill.


Jim Nabors Marries Partner of 38 Years | E! Online

HELEN MIRREN: HOLLYWOOD IS SEXIST AND MISOGYNIST

GREAT QUOTES ON MISOGYNY

Great quotes on Misogyny to start this week...Special dedication to
Mr. Director!
Jordan.

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”
― Bette Davis

“Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
― Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Why Leo DiCaprio Will Still Make Big Money, Despite Taking "Long, Long Break" From Movies

CHALET LIZETTE BRANNAN-CHILD ACTRESS

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Wanted to recommend the profile of this child actress. She sent me lovely messages and despite her young age, you can feel her passion for cinema and for her craft!  Her dream? Becoming the new Sally Field! Make her wish come true.

www.facebook.com/chaletlizettebrannan

www.imdb.me/chaletbrannan

J.T

TALE OF A PARANOID DIRECTOR...

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My assistant just sent me the paranoia-filled message of a director I was in touch with, and this is an anecdote I wanted to share with all of you, but especially with FEMALE WRITERS as I'm sure being a woman  is the most important point of this tale.

Next week, I was in touch with a director for a supernatural thriller... I was in contact with this person for this project, but he's a name on a long list of potential filmmakers, he has done very little films, and  he's now more famous for the projects he did not make than the films he actually directed.

As most of you know, I'm a very courteous person and naturally, I sent him a copy of my script since it was, what this director had requested.

Here is the first weird response to the receipt of the script he requested himself:

Mr. Tate,
Thanks for sending, but I can't promise I will even find the time to look at this. 
M. director.

First thought that comes to mind is:  This person is extremely disrespectful towards wri…

The Delayed Films Of 2013: Why They Were Pushed Back & Which Ones Will You Be Seeing? | The Playlist

THE MANY LIVES OF GARY OLDMAN

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http://garyoldman.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=73

A very interesting article on this extraordinary artist.



HEATH LEDGER

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We miss your talent

ABUSED CHILDREN BECOME ABUSERS

Pleasant moments with a friend today. A woman who’s been knowing me since I was a very little girl, visited me this afternoon as I was enjoying free time at last!
We had a very interesting talk about abused children which is a subplot of my latest story and a personal combat. She is also very schocked by these people using spanking as a method of education and discipline, unfortunately, most of those who were abused as children will grow up to become an abuser. Most wife-abusers where beaten children….


As a recall:

30% of abused children become abusers.
14% of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children. 7; 36% of all women in prison were abused as children
Numerous-studies have documented that most violent criminals were physically or sexually abused as children


Adults abused during childhood are:
- more than twice as likely to have at least one lifetime psychiatric diagnosis
- almost three times as likely to have an affective disorder
- almost three times as likely to have…

Jordan Tate to take hiatus from spec screenplays

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Screenwriter Jordan Tate has decided to take a long hiatus from writing spec screenplays.

We all know that Jordan has been working extremely hard for the past few months, she just completed a new thriller screenplay a few days ago, and feels she has explored many of the subjects she wanted to explore. She stated that she now wants to spend more time co-writing, developing pitches for producers, translating and pitching her extensive catalogue of projects.
Wish her luck!
Jordan's staff.

Film makers you'll hear about in 2013: Jordan Tate

Film makers you'll hear about in 2013: Jordan Tate
the picture will be fixed soon.
http://learni.st/users/33677/boards/11928-fillmmakers-you-ll-hear-about-in-2013-part-1

Heath Ledger's quotes...A beautiful soul.

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I feel like I'm wasting time if I repeat myself. I can't say I'm proud of my work. It's the same with everything I do: the day I say 'It's good' is the day I should start doing something else.
Heath Ledger

No amount of money changes what I do between 'action' and 'cut'. Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I'd have anywhere near the money I have now. I don't need any more. It's not that I don't want the money, it's just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every morning. I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money's not gonna come with me. My movies will live on - for people to judge what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious.
Heath Ledger

I'm shy. People get confused. They think as an actor you can get up and be confident on the screen. "Why aren't you like this in normal life? Why can't you act in your social life?&q…

Gun Control Now

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LOVELY NOTE: TOO PRETTY TO SIMPLY BE A SCREENWRITER?

Hi Jordan!
You are way too pretty to simply be a screenwriter! Even your name screams, Actress! You should write yourself the role of a  lifetime!
W.L. Wright
President of The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures, LLC

Actually, I have written many parts I would love to portray...And so many people told me this recently...We'll see what future has in store for me!
Thank you for the lovely support! J.T

A liberated woman...

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THE BEST ROLES OF ANNE HATHAWAY

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THE BEST ROLES OF ANNE HATHAWAY

Besides " les miserables"...If you still haven't seen her in these movies Go watch them.
This lovely lady deserves her success!
J.T





As you see, she's a versatile actress.

CONGRATS!

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Congrats! So talented!
#goldenglobes #AnneHathaway

CLIMB TO THE LIGHT...

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“Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.
Victor Hugo, les miserables.


I'm currently immersed into writing my new screenplay, "THE CAT", those who follow me on twitter and facebook, probably know that I injured my back a few days ago...So, I need to rest. It's extremely difficult for me to type on my laptop, but I do, as inspiration knocked on my door this week, and does not intend to get away before I finish this script. I'm on page 70 and the screenplay revolves around two cat burglars, which is a subject I've always been interested in. I'm not into ordinary people, or ordinary stories...My characters need to do something extraordinary to get me interested in them and to get me to develop their story.

Next week, I'll be back at pitching my work, it became a challenge to sell a new idea in this time of financial crisis, and in this atmosphere of remakes, reboots, 3D remake…

Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed ...

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http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/10/oscar-nominations2013/

Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed ...


Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russel…

LETTRE OUVERTE DE GERARD DEPARDIEU

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Voici la lettre ouverte que l'immense acteur Gerard Depardieu a écrite au premier ministre Français Jean Marc Ayrault, qui s'est permis de traiter ce grand monsieur du cinéma, cet immense artiste de "minable".
Sachez chers hommes politiques, qui passez votre temps à opprimer et à rançonner le peuple, que l'on se rappellera toujours de Monsieur Depardieu pour tout ce qu'il a fait de grand et de beau, pour les rêves qu'il nous a procurés, pour l'inspiration qu'il a instillée dans le septième art, alors que nous nous souvenons surtout des hommes politiques pour tout ce qu'ils n'ont pas fait et leurs vaines promesses, et que parti comme c'est parti, monsieur le ministre, vous ne semblez pas être celui qui dérogera à cette règle.
Traiter de "minable"  un homme dont la carrière exemplaire a fait rêver des milliers de gens à travers le monde (dont je suis), est, il faut bien le dire un petit peu fort, et prouve encore une fois que l…
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