Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Margaret Hardisty, iPier Tyler, iJudith Mays, iMike Monahan, iSky Purington, iHugh McCracken, iGeorge Wallach, i

  Home > Mainstream > News

Rory Cantwell

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· News
· 3 Titles
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2012

Rory Cantwell, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The $2.6 Trillion Social Security Theft!
by Allen Smith

All of the surplus Social Security revenue, generated by the 1983 hike in payroll taxes, has been embezzled by the government and spent on wars and other programs...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share Save       

Screenplay in the hands of Hollywood!
Saturday, September 22, 2012  4:08:00 AM

by Rory Cantwell

''The Great Hollywood Double Hustle'', my novel about a gang of film star look-alikes who try to con a Hollywood producer, is being read by a Hollywood producer!

When I imagined the curious world of Hollywood for The Great Hollywood Double Hustle; my satirical novel about a gang of film star look-alikes who attempt to con a Hollywood producer into financing their bogus blockbuster movie, I never imagined that my musings might one day, be read and considered by a successful Hollywood producer.

The irony of the fact that my book is full of, lets say, unfavourable representations of all the people I now want to make my novel into a film, has not escaped me. In my novel, amoral agents and inept arrogant producers are everywhere; predominantly featuring as the lazy gate-keepers of an incredibly unimaginative industry, obsessed with rehashing the same old idea and formula over and over again. The double irony that, in the process of ridiculing this reductive attitude, I have created, what in many ways is an original idea, is not lost on me either!

Needless to say, for this and a number of other reasons, I was never massively confident that Hollywood would embrace my novel, even though, the logic that motivates the producers in the book to want to make the fictional film, is the same driver that will hopefully motivate this real producer to want to make a real film; namely, that both real and imagined films, promise the involvement of so many A-list film stars, that box office success will be virtually guaranteed.

Hopefully the real Hollywood, like the one in my book, will be, 'all about the box office receipts' so the people involved will forgive my scathing satirical words and look instead at the unassailable financial argument that stars sell movies. Time will tell but the signs are remarkable positive. There is only one sign that means anything in Hollywood and that's when they call you back. and this producer did!

At his request I have now completed the screenplay of my novel and sent it to him and, like it or not, am again, in the same predicament as the characters in my novel because just like them, I am waiting to see if my project is going to get "that fabled green light."

To follow this story and find out if Hollywood can 'take a joke', follow the links on my profile to my blog, twitter, website, Facebook thingy.

Wish me luck with my attempt to pull off the same 'confidence' trick that is played out in the fantasy of my book because again, just like the star look-alike hero's in 'The Great Hollywood Double Hustle, I really need it!

The Great Hollywood Double Hustle

 More News about Rory Cantwell
Hollywood producer considers The Great Hollywood Double Hustle - 7/3/2012 7:20:00 PM

Featured Book
Save Them All
by Linda Bergman-Althouse

A questionable accident claims the lives of Colbi West's parents, and she blames her family's opulent lifestyle for the tragedy. Angered by unnecessary risks money can bu..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Suspicions of the Heart
by Rita Hestand

A short contemporary romance novel. A sensual romance. Candy Arnold inherits a broken down ranch in the Panhandle of Texas from her father. Since she's really never had a..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.