PA Books Become Movies!
Author TJ Stokes recently announced that her book, 11.11.11, is being made into a screenplay. The script is being written by Doug Klozzner of New York City. Klozzner's credits include feature films such as Ironsides and Falling Awake, and the television show Gabriel.
Frank Zollo Productions has offered Victoria Winslow, author of Reality of You a movie deal. In addition to being credited as the film's screenwriter, Ms. Winslow will also work as one of the film's producers.
Coming Home Again by Peter Riddle has been optioned by actor/producer Andrew Jackson for a feature film, scheduled to be shot in the summer of 2009.
After his previously expected Invisible Ink movie deal with Dare 2 Dream productions fell through, Carl Veno wrote a screenplay and is producing a movie called Little Chicago, which is based upon a chapter in Invisible Ink.
Actors and the director are being chosen for the movie this summer and filming is expected to begin in October 2007.
Little Chicago the movie is based on a true story about a businessman-turned-gangster during the Prohibition era. The scenes are set in Olean, New York, Niagara Falls, New York, and Bradford, Pennsylvania.
The movie will incorporate the spirit and music of the 1920s, when Al Capone spent a night in the small town of Olean, New York.
The movie will be in shot primarily in Western New York and northern Pennsylvania.
The book Vortex of Revelation by A.B. Keller, which is stocked in a whopping 42 bookstores spanning 21 states, has entered production for a movie! Filming for Vortex of Revelation will begin in June 2007, and the movie will be shot on-location in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Some members of the crew at Kodron Productions have won, or been nominated for, Emmy, Cleo, and Cloney awards in their careers.
Over 1000 people from 24 states are involved in this massive grassroots effort to film Vortex Of Revelation, and the music soundtrack of the movie now has 17 different Christian recording artists from all over America including the Philadelphia Boys Choir, who will perform several choral pieces.
The independent film based on A.J. Conley's The Monster's Mind earned an average score of 4.55 out of a possible 5.0 at the Rome International Film Festival in Georgia. This score, based on audience reviews, ranked The Monster's Mind fifth out of the approximately 35 feature films competing at the festival.
Due to its high score at the Rome festival, The Monster's Mind will be shown at festivals across the country, and has been entered for consideration at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival!
Way to go, A. J. Conley!
Congratulations are also in order for author Benjamin Frazier! His PublishAmerica book, Shelly’s Diary –a fictional account of isolation, southern charm, and murder in Appalachia- is now a feature-length film that stars Stella Parton (Dolly’s sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (of Dawson’s Creek and The Notebook). Expect to see Shelly’s Diary in a theatre near you.
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PublishAmerica Author on Lifetime Television
Victoria Yousefi, author of Omid's Mission: A Tribute to My Son, will appear on Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act". The segment will be recorded on April 27 and will air nationwide on July 12. Yousefi will be discussing her book, which chronicles her son's inspiring battle against aplastic anemia dyskeratosis-congenita, a rare and fatal blood disease. The story will touch your heart and capture the pure innocence and kindness of his soul. It's a story about hope, love and faith.
"The Balancing Act" airs weekdays 7:00-8:00 am ET/PT and hosted by Beth Troutman and Kristy Villa. "The Balancing Act" is America’s premier one-hour women’s morning show that is ambitious and inspiring-- while illuminating new ways for women to achieve success in all areas of their lives. "The Balancing Act" is dedicated to creating trusted solutions-- for women facing today’s greatest challenges.
Woman Priest chronicles the spiritual journey of The Reverend Jackie O'Neal, S.T.M. from her early discernment in an Episcopal parish, the Church of the Ascension in Atlantic City, NJ, to her eventual incardination to The Old Catholic Church of the Americas headquartered in Florida and Kentucky. The book consists of spiritual reflections, anecdotes,commentary on issues affecting the world and the church, and international projects the author is part of as an arm of her ministry.
The reader will come away with a better understanding of the role of women in the church, and the book will make the reader aware of urgent needs outside of their borders, and encourage them to reach out. In addition, the book explores several theological issues from sacramental theology to Ecclesiology. The book is intended to be a collection of reflections. Read More.
PublishAmerica Author Recognized for her accomplishments by Maryland Senator Kristine Bainbridge received a letter of recognition from Washington County represenative, Donald Munson, for her writing achievements. Brainbridge recently released her second book, dark_god, a follow up to her 2008 work, Semi-Artistic Failures. See the letter from the senator here.
Alex Trebeck Sends Letter to PA Author
After sending a copy of his book, From the Mind of Mentalllll, to Alex Trebeck of Jeopardy, Mr. Shannon L. Clements received a congratulatory letter.
Mr. Howard's work includes the role of Mark in two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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PublishAmerica Author Inks Movie Deal
Christopher Forbes, Director and Producer of Forbes Films announced today
that an agreement has been reach with Author Andy Anderson to produce a feature
film based on Andy Andersons novel The Golden Countess
I devoured THE
GOLDEN COUNTESS in an afternoon after receiving the book and I have to tell you
I found it a very enjoyable read. I think Andy did a great job with the Mike
Edwards character and I imagined that a big part of that character is
autobiographical. He reminded me a little bit of Ed Harris in THE ABYSS, except
with a better sense of humor. We are looking forward to a great long lasting
relationship with Andy, this will be a great adventure movie and it looks like
it will be a lot of fun to produce, Said Mr. Forbes. For more information on Forbes Films go to: http://www.forbesfilm.net