Ross Grayson Bell stands behind a chair, hands rested on the high point of its iron frame. He is slight and compact, with a powerful smile. Dressed in mauve and purple, with clipped silver-brown stubble, his look is casual but cool. The most exciting thing about Fight Club, he says, is the scene in the […]
Joining forces with Hobart-based screenwriter, Daniel Weavell, we have created a proposal for a 26 x 1/2 hour, mystery adventure series, SEAL BAY, set on Tasmania’s spectacular Bruny Island and submitted it as part of the Screen Tasmania/ABC Spotlight Initiative. SEAL BAY is the story of an unlikely friendship between a grieving, 12-year-old boy and […]
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 […]
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 […]
A hardened DEA agent from the streets of New York, is given his toughest assignment — to team up with a Colombian cop and find the connection of a drug shipments and the U.S. government.