Sydney Underground Film Festival presents a Masters Class with Ross Grayson Bell, the producer of 1999’s most talked about film, FIGHT CLUB. Attend a screening of the film and then Ross will share his experiences producing the film. Ross has worked with directors – David Fincher, Gillian Armstrong, Pedro Almodovar, Gore Verbinski, and Sam Raimi. […]
I was in Brisbane today to meet with writers John Lonie and Matthew Ryan for a new TV project about a theatre director, banished to regional Queensland, whose only hope of redemption is to revive the local theatre. Imagine a show with the heart of A COUNTRY PRACTICE married with the droll humour of Christopher […]
I am in Hong Kong to turn the unlikely rise of Barry Cox, from school drop out in Liverpool (UK) to Cantonese-singing pop sensation, into a movie. BBC Films is financing the new draft. Commercial director James Rouse is attached to direct. I am also producing with Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Ellen Dux.
The distinctive Liverpool sound has spread across the world in the past five decades. But even so, the world of music may have been unprepared for Barry Cox, 30, once a supermarket shelf-stacker but now a celebrated Chinese crooner. Inspired by a wish to do something a bit different as a teenager, Cox decided to […]
The ‘Brit List’ circulates British film community. Adam Dawtrey. An intriguing document started circulating privately around the British film community last week, and rapidly found its way to executive suites in Los Angeles. Titled the Brit List, it details the best unproduced movie scripts by non-American writers, as nominated by players in the U.K. and […]
Peter Glover also purchased my treatment for adapting Nancy Wake’s war time heroics (she is one of World War II’s most decorated soldiers). His plan is to set the project up with director Bruce Beresford. I will not be traveling with the project and I wish Peter and Bruce (if he comes onboard) all the […]
Pedro Almodovar, who previously held the option on Tom Spanbauer’s pan-sexual Western, has agreed to develop a new draft of Craig Lucas’ adaptation with the eye of making it his first English-language film. Set in Idaho at the turn of the last century, the story tells the tale of an abandoned, part-native American boy who […]
No evidence of harm does not equate with no harm having occurred! Today I closed a deal with Jeff Skoll’s Participant Productions to produce a film adaptation of David Kirby’s non-fiction book, EVIDENCE OF HARM, about the mercury in vaccines and the autism epidemic in the U.S. Brian Cowden is attached to write.
Just closed a deal to write the new draft of A PRODUCT OF THE SYSTEM. From prison strip cells and roof-top protests at one end of the scale, to being Editor of the definitive 1,200+page annual reference book on the prison system of England and Wales at the other, Mark Leech has travelled an astonishing […]
Having just closed a first-look producing deal at Jeff Skoll’s Participant Productions, the company has brought me on to produce their adaptation of Pete FitzSimon’s biography of NANCY WAKE with William Brookfield (CLOSE YOUR EYES) writing.