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Doug-T
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posted June 20, 2001 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doug-T   Click Here to Email Doug-T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard that Rhino Films is developing a film based on the life of Maria Callas. I just never think of Rhino and opera going together smoothly. It seems like Rhino would be better suited to do the story of Charlie Callas.

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HollywoodProducer
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posted June 20, 2001 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for HollywoodProducer   Click Here to Email HollywoodProducer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, the Films in Development topic. Lots to talk about here. I'll be back later.

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posted June 20, 2001 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HollywoodProducer   Click Here to Email HollywoodProducer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Warner Bros. is developing a remake of "The In Laws" and it will star Michael Douglas.

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indiedan
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posted June 21, 2001 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Woo is on board to develop and produce a CGI-animated film based on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise.

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posted June 21, 2001 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeopleHater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't it about 10 years too late for Ninja Turtle shit?

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indiedan
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posted June 29, 2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Warner Bros. is in final negotiations to acquire "Matchmaker" a pitch based on the life rights of an Oregon high school teacher whose students found her a husband using the personals on AOL. Benderspink's J.C. Spink and Roy Lee are attached to produce and are seeking a writer to write the script.

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indiedan
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posted July 12, 2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mel Gibson is playing a farmer in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs," which will be filmed outside Philadelphia starting in September. After a lengthy search of area farmland, producers have decided to film the movie at Doylestown's Delaware Valley College, a private four-year school known for its agricultural program. "Everyone knows he's coming and all the girls are waiting," said Mitzi Weikel, a student working on campus this summer. The college has signed an agreement to rent 100 acres of its cornfields through the end of the year. Filming is expected to start in September. Gibson plays a farmer who discovers large circles and other patterns in his fields. "Our biggest concern is that when they leave, they leave the fields the way they found them," said Dr. Thomas Leamer, president of the college, which locals call "the farm school." "That's part of the agreement."

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indiedan
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posted July 12, 2001 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more...

Catherine Zeta-Jones is in discussions to star in "Chicago," a big-screen adaptation of Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical that Miramax is producing, with Rob Marshall directing. Although no negotiations have taken place, the actress, who is a trained singer and dancer, will likely play one of two women: A vaudevillian or a chorus girl, both of whom committed murders in Chicago during the Roaring '20s. The Welsh actress is no stranger to musicals, having appeared in numerous stage productions as a child and teen-ager, including the British revival of "42nd Street," in which she had the lead. Miramax declined comment.

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posted July 13, 2001 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jpgordo   Click Here to Email jpgordo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Twentieth Century Fox is in final negotiations to handle domestic distribution of Joel and Ethan Coen's next feature, an adaptation of the 1993 James Dickey novel "To The White Sea" which will star Brad Pitt.

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indiedan
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posted July 13, 2001 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The deadline is fast approaching for the 15th AFI Fest which will be held in November in Los Angeles. Send work on 1/2" VHS and work in progress will be considered provided it is completed by October 1st.

For further details, please visit: www.AFIfest.com

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indiedan
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Warren Beatty saw a bit of screen time earlier this year with the widely-panned $90 million movie "Town and Country." It was a box office flop with its reported $6.7 million gross, but that black mark isn't likely to affect Beatty's career. The 64-year-old actor's next project is Quentin Tarantino's anticipated project "Kill Bill," and Beatty is also reportedly lined up to star in actor-director Sean Penn's next, still-untitled directorial effort. Beatty is holding the Penn project close to the vest and told Fox News, "I have more details but I don't want to share them just yet."

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Miramax has announced its acquisition of the film rights to Allison Pearson's upcoming novel, "I Don't Know How She Does It." The book, Pearson's first, is based on her weekly column in the Daily Telegraph. It is set to be published next year.

The fictional story explores the life of Kate Reddy, described in a prepared statement as "a successful investment banker who struggles to balance her demanding job with an equally demanding role as a mother."

"Kate seems to speak to so many harassed working women and I feel sure that Miramax can turn her crazy life into a wonderful movie," commented Allison Pearson in a prepared statement.

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posted October 05, 2001 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jpgordo   Click Here to Email jpgordo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a seminar tonight in New York about where storytelling is going in the wake of the WTC attack.
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The Independent Feature Project's special town hall forum discussing issues surrounding the recent attacks in the United
States is being held TODAY at the IFP Market.

Subtitled, "Exploring the Spirit of Independence and the Role of the Storyteller in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack," the forum will include filmmakers Jim McKay ("Our Song") and Jennie Livingston
("Paris is Burning"), producer John Penotti (In the Bedroom), HBO's Sheila Nevins, actress Parker Posey and IFP founder Sandra Schulberg. indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez will introduce the event.

The forum will be held TODAY from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Puck Building on Lafayette at Houston.]

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posted November 07, 2001 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Miramax and Warner Bros. are jointly going to developming "The Secret History" with Gwyneth Paltrow attached to star and her brother Jake scheduled to direct.

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Well, this is absolutely ridiculous.
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The White House left open the possibility on Thursday that its top political strategist might encourage Hollywood studio executives to tailor their story lines to help the United States in its war on terrorism.

Karl Rove, the Texan political strategist widely viewed as the architect of Bush's presidential victory, plans to meet about 40 film and television studio chiefs in Beverly Hills on Sunday to reach out to the entertainment industry.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters that Rove would brief executives from DreamWorks, AOL Time Warner Inc's <AOL.N> cable TV channel HBO, Viacom Inc's <VIA.N> Showtime, and other companies about the themes the government itself is emphasizing, including tolerance, courage, and patriotism.

Following the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, which U.S. officials accuse Osama bin Laden of masterminding, the United States on Oct. 7 began bombing Afghanistan, which is believed to be sheltering the Saudi-born militant.

The United States has struggled to convey to Muslims around the world that it has no quarrel with Islam, and U.S. President George W. Bush has called for tolerance at home after a series of attacks on people of Asian and Middle Eastern descent.

"The White House will share with the entertainment community the themes that are being communicated here and abroad: tolerance, courage, patriotism," the spokesman said.

"Participants are likely going to discuss any future actions that could be undertaken by the entertainment industry," he added.

Noting that many industries around the country had asked what they could do to help the war effort, Fleischer said one way Hollywood could contribute might be to produce public service announcements, known as PSAs.

Past PSAs have discouraged children from taken drugs and sought to dissuade people from driving drunk.

While saying it was up to Hollywood to decide the content of its movies and TV programs, when asked repeatedly Fleischer declined to rule out the possibility that the White House might seek to influence story lines.

"You have to let the people take place. I think many people in Hollywood have their own ideas about how to be helpful." he said. "It's important to hear what Hollywood has on its mind. These are judgments that Hollywood makes. These are their movies. These are their TV shows."

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