Finally – A Movie Version of a Judy Blume Book

willa-holland-tiger-eyesby Team TVWriter™ Press Service

Amazingly, TIGER EYES, which is having a limited release because, we suppose, none of the right Big Media people believe in it, is the first of Judy Blume’s myriad Young Adult bestsellers to be made into a film.

Back in the ’70s, when Are You there God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and a ton of other Judy Blume books were selling even better than Marvel Comics, Ms. Blume made the mistake of turning down most of the film offers she got. Those she accepted ended up aborted. (And became a stinkeroo TV movie. Hey, it happens.)

So when she wanted to get her 1981 best-selling novel, Tiger Eyes to the screen, Ms. Blume had to do it herself. She wrote the script, her son, Lawrence Blume, directed, and the financing was set up via a small prodco called Amber Entertainment. read article

Michel Plaxton: Million Dollar Movie

nevermanCaptureby Michel Plaxton

What would you say if you could win a million dollars towards the production and distribution of your feature film?  That’s right: win.  It’s a competition. And it’s called Cinecoup.

Now before you jump out of your bathrobe and get ready to email that scintillating pdf script file, there are a few caveats.  The first big one – it’s open to Canadians only.  So yeah, they’re metric dollars.  And it’s not just about the writing.  Cinecoup will tax all your filmmaking talent. read article

Angelo Bell: Fever Pitch Day at E!

5750 Wilshire Blvd

by Angelo Bell

Today was Pitch Day at E! Entertainment Television at  5750 Wilshire Blvd in the Miracle Mile Area.

I came in with two 1-hour dramas: “Star Mom” and “Backstab.” Both ideas touch on the entertainment industry and pop culture, as required by the network. We talked the most about the first idea, which I was most excited about. read article

Angelo Bell: Trans Atlantic Filmmaking and Partnerships via IFP


by Angelo Bell

“…On behalf of IFP, thank you so much for your interest in our fellowship with the Cannes Producer’s Network. I enjoyed reading in greater depth about your upcoming slate, getting to know your work better, and hearing more about the direction you see your producing going in the coming years. The diversity and passion you have for these projects is impressive!”

Bottom line, didn’t get accepted, BUT, I did register for the Trans Atlantic Partner Program

TAP is a three-module intensive training and networking program for established film producers from Europe, Canada and the US. TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training to help participants develop the specific creative and financial skills necessary for international co-production / co-venturing. The program’s goal is to encourage production through the discovery of new international partners and projects throughout Europe, Canada and New York. read article

Angelo Bell: My Films Are On IMDB :)


by Angelo Bell

IMDB is going Youtube style and I’ve been selected to upload my films to their website. Now you can view two of my films in their entirety on IMDB.

I’m particularly fond of the films, Renounced and The First Time. And now I hope you can become just as fond of them as I am.

Renounced read article