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  • US teen sailor leaves on flight home to California

    06/27/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 216 replies · 1+ views
    FWIX | AP ^ | 6/27/10
    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion -- Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland is homeward bound - though her plane flight back to California isn't the homecoming she originally imagined when she set off in hopes of sailing around the world. About two weeks after her rescue at sea, Sunderland departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France, then on to California.
  • Countries paying teen's rescue cost defend sea law

    06/17/2010 5:27:33 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 183 replies · 1,440+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2010 6:40 AM | TANALEE SMITH
    The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was first adopted in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster. Along with mandating the number of lifeboats and the notification of a ship's routes, it also dictates that any ship in the area of a distress call will divert to assist that ship.
  • Sailor Abby Sunderland's Dad Signed Her To TV Deal Before Her Doomed Voyage

    06/14/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 218 replies · 1,896+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 14 2010 | NYPost.com
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago.
  • Broke Dad Put Abby Up for Sail

    06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 384 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2010
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.
  • Abby Sunderland's dad had TV deal as girl risked life at sea

    06/14/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies · 1,738+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/14/10 | ANITA BENNETT
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The Post yesterday that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago. "The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail's trip. It's something that...
  • Weather blamed for 16-year-old’s attempt to sail solo around the world

    06/13/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 108 replies · 1,258+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Sat, Jun. 12, 2010 | TONY CASTRO
    LOS ANGELES | Abby Sunderland’s quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world was star-crossed from the start, and weather was always the principal villain. Originally scheduled to launch in early December to avoid the chilly winter weather and deadly waves in the Indian Ocean, the California teenager and her team met with delays equipping her boat, Wild Eyes, money shortages and unfriendly hometown weather. When she finally set sail Jan. 23, experienced sailors issued warnings given the late start, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 8:23:12 PM PDT · by MeanMachine · 27 replies · 234+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 21st, 2008 | Felix Gillette
    The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network. Who would want to turn "Rathergate" into a feature-length film? According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen,...
  • Altas Shrugged to be Filmed

    04/27/2006 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Venator · 13 replies · 539+ views
    Never Yet Melted bog ^ | 4/27/2006 | jdz
    Variety reports: Lionsgate has picked up worldwide distribution rights to “Atlas Shrugged” from Howard and Karen Baldwin (Ray), who will produce with John Aglialoro. As for stars, book provides an ideal role for an actress in lead character Dagny Taggart, so it’s not a stretch to assume Rand enthusiast Angelina Jolie’s name has been brought up. Brad Pitt, also a fan, is rumored to be among the names suggested for lead male character John Galt.
  • *Vanity-Greta said the Vandersloots served with lawsuit-on show tonight

    02/16/2006 2:23:37 PM PST · by STARWISE · 100 replies · 1,801+ views
    FNC | 2-16-06
    Greta came on with blockbuster development. Twitty's attorney, John Q. Kelly, apparently had the moves of the Vandersloots under extreme scrutiny. The Vandersloot parents had flown to NYC for an interview with ABC .. Joran was en route from the Netherlands to NYC to meet with them. Kelly had a former law enforcement official seated 3 seats in front of Joran on the plane, and when they were on American soil and were about to deplane, he served papers on Joran for 3 counts. Simultaneously, the Vandersloot parents were served in NYC ... the father charged with 1 count. Greta...
  • Gov. Clinton: Arkansas Blood Scandal Turned into Film

    01/18/2006 8:53:58 PM PST · by llevrok · 72 replies · 1,979+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 1/18/06
    OTTAWA (CP) - A new Hollywood film will dramatize the story of how contaminated blood from Arkansas prisoners found its way into the veins of thousands of Canadian hemophiliacs, killing many. Blood Trail will make revelations that point to criminal negligence and raise suspicions of murder, says Elizabeth Fowler of Clear Pictures Entertainment "There's bits here and bits there and that's how they managed to get away with it. You put it all together and you go, 'Whoa!' " An RCMP investigation has been underway for close to five years, but no charges have been laid in connection with the...
  • Deep Throat movie deal

    06/16/2005 11:28:46 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 601+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 17 June 2005
    HOLLYWOOD star Tom Hanks' production firm has signed a deal with the man known as Deep Throat to turn his story into a movie, industry press said today. Former FBI agent Mark Felt, who last month revealed he was the Deep Throat who helped reporters expose US president Richard Nixon's role in the Watergate scandal, is understood to have inked the deal with Universal Pictures on behalf of Hanks' Playtone company. The rights, along with those to a book, were sold for around $US1 million ($1.3 million), according to The New York Times. Entertainment industry bible Daily Variety said the...
  • 'Deep Throat' Sells Story

    06/16/2005 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 625+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/16/05 | EDWARD WYATT
    Universal Pictures and PublicAffairs have agreed to pay close to $1 million to buy the film and book rights to the life story of W. Mark Felt, people involved in the deal said yesterday. Mr. Felt is the former F.B.I. official who recently said he was Deep Throat, the secret source for Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter, during the Watergate investigation. The potential sale has been the subject of intense speculation in the publishing industry and in Hollywood since Mr. Felt's identity was revealed last month in an article in Vanity Fair magazine. The contracts, which are expected to...
  • Deep Throat Family Cuts Publishing, Film Pacts

    06/16/2005 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 17 replies · 883+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/16/2005 | Bob Thompson
    Deep Throat has a book deal and a movie deal, and he could end up being played by Tom Hanks. The family of 91-year-old W. Mark Felt, who revealed his role as The Washington Post's key Watergate source two weeks ago, has chosen PublicAffairs Books to publish a combination of autobiography and biography, publisher and CEO Peter Osnos said last night. Osnos said that Universal Pictures has optioned Felt's life story and the book for a movie to be developed by Hanks's production company, Playtone. He said the book will blend Felt's own writing about his life, including his out-of-print...
  • Memo Details Bride's TV Deal

    06/16/2005 8:46:10 AM PDT · by Cecily · 90 replies · 1,883+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2005 | Richard Johnson
    JUDITH Regan did everything possible to keep her $500,000 deal with "Runaway Bride" Jennifer Wilbanks a secret. But PAGE SIX has obtained a copy of the "deal memo" that led to Wilbanks' interview with NBC's Katie Couric, plus an e-mail from Regan's office swearing Wilbanks and her family to secrecy. "I must stress the importance of keeping this deal and all its details absolutely confidential," Regan's assistant, Doug Grad, e-mailed the Wilbanks family this month. "Nobody can know that this deal has gone through — and those who do know . . . must keep it secret. Any leaks can...
  • Deep Throat film rights bought by Hanks' firm

    06/16/2005 10:40:32 AM PDT · by Howlin · 242 replies · 2,409+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | June 16, 2005 | Chris Johnston
    Tom Hanks' production company has bought the film rights to the life story of Mark Felt, the former FBI official recently revealed to have been Deep Throat, it was reported today. Universal Pictures is understood to have secured the rights for development by Playtone, the company co-owned by Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the New York Times reported today. The rights, along with those for a book to be published by respected non-fiction house PublicAffairs, are believed to have been sold for almost $1 million (£550,000). Peter Osnos, the chief executive of PublicAffairs, said the book is expected to be published...
  • Company Announces Deal With Runaway Bride to Make a Movie About Her Life

    06/16/2005 2:11:47 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 48 replies · 1,299+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/05
    Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks made a deal with a company that is pitching a movie about her life to networks - annoying officials who spent thousands of dollars searching for her. ReganMedia, a New York multimedia company, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a story in Thursday's papers it has acquired all media rights to the "life stories" of Wilbanks and her fiance, John Mason. The company did not say whether any money had changed hands. "I am looking forward to developing the scripted project with Wilbanks and Mason," company president Judith Regan said in a statement. "Theirs is an unexpected...
  • Twelve Pair Visit Syriana:Matt Damon & George Clooney come back together for political thriller

    05/26/2004 6:51:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 633+ views
    FilmStew.comDaily ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Umbach
    Matt Damon and George Clooney come back together for political thriller Matt Damon and George Clooney, who are currently working together on Steven Soder-bergh's Ocean's Eleven sequel - Ocean's Twelve, will reteam for the Stephen Gaghan-helmed political thriller Syriana. In addition, Amanda Peet is in final negotiations to join the project. Set up at Warner Bros., Clooney and Soderbergh's studio-based Section Eight will produce the project with shooting slated to begin during the summer. Gaghan adapted the script, which is loosely based on the Robert Baer non-fiction novel See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • What Michael Schiavo stands to Make now that Terri is Dead

    03/31/2005 10:17:15 AM PST · by becker · 73 replies · 3,033+ views
    Rightnation.us ^ | March25,2005 | Wilrulz
    March 25, 2005 HER BODY, MY SELF : What's In It for Michael Schiavo? -added font A SHORT NOTE CONCERNING the financial benefits to Michael Schiavo that will accrue from the death of his wife. AmericanDigest.org -added website source Posted by Vanderleun -added author (EXCERPT) What I do have some sense of is how much money Michael Schiavo stands to make if, and only if, his wife dies. It is, for a man, with a fresh new wife and two children, substantial. Having worked as an editor for Houghton Mifflin and as a literary agent, I have some the price...
  • Film Rights Optioned to Clarke Bestseller

    04/12/2004 11:01:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 111+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon, Apr 12, 2004
    The bestseller at the center of a national debate on America's security, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," may soon be hitting the silver screen. Sony Pictures has optioned the film rights to former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke's book, which questions the country's readiness to address potential terrorist threats before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The project will be produced by John Calley, a veteran Hollywood executive who stepped down as the studio's chief executive and chairman last year. Clarke last month testified at the commission investigating the Sept.11 attacks and said the...
  • TERRORISM: IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS (Movie on John O'Neill in works)

    04/10/2004 1:21:17 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 1 replies · 132+ views
    CHUD ^ | 4/10/04 | Dave Davis
    Briefly diverting their attention from remakes, sequels and comic book movies, Hollywood has found a new obsession: this country's unfortunate proclivity for agitating and attracting threats from other nations. It's only been on shelves a couple weeks, but Sony has already snapped up the rights to Richard Clarke's book Against All Enemies, a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how the presidential administrations have dealt (or not dealt) with the growing menace of terrorism, and the political maze that needed to be navigated to stress the importance. Producer John Calley (Catch 22, Fat Man and Little Boy) is on board the adaptation....
  • Sony takes on 'Enemies' for Clarke book

    04/10/2004 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Fintan · 6 replies · 124+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/10/2004 | Gregg Kilday
        Sony Pictures has optioned film rights to Richard Clarke's nonfiction best seller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" for producer John Calley. "Enemies" -- which was published last month by the Free Press, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster -- has been at the center of the current national debate about America's readiness to respond to terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Clarke, who was a counterterrorism expert in the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, appeared before the 9/11 Commission the week the book was published. During that hearing, he testified that...
  • Sony purchases movie rights to Richard Clarke's book (Against All Enemies)

    04/10/2004 8:21:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies · 159+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/10/2004
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke's best-selling book may soon be a movie. Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Against All Enemies, Sony vice chairwoman Amy Pascal told The New York Times for its Saturday editions. In the best-selling book, Clarke, a counterterrorism adviser to the past three presidents, charges that the Bush administration prioritized Iraq above threats from al-Qaeda before and after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The movie version is to be produced by John Calley, the entertainment group's former chairman, who worked on the 1976 Watergate drama All the President's Men...
  • Sony takes on 'Enemies' for Clarke book

    04/09/2004 7:11:57 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 51 replies · 206+ views
    Hollyeood Reporter via Drudge ^ | 4-10-04 | Gregg Kilday
    Sony Pictures has optioned film rights to Richard Clarke's nonfiction best seller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" for producer John Calley. "Enemies" -- which was published last month by the Free Press, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster -- has been at the center of the current national debate about America's readiness to respond to terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Clarke, who was a counterterrorism expert in the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, appeared before the 9/11 Commission the week the book was published. During that hearing, he testified that the Bush White...
  • Sony takes on 'Enemies' for Clarke book

    04/09/2004 6:53:59 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 12 replies · 168+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 10, 2004 | Gregg Kilday
    Sony Pictures has optioned film rights to Richard Clarke's nonfiction best seller "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" for producer John Calley. "Enemies" -- which was published last month by the Free Press, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster -- has been at the center of the current national debate about America's readiness to respond to terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Clarke, who was a counterterrorism expert in the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, appeared before the 9/11 Commission the week the book was published. During that hearing, he testified that the Bush White...
  • Bush-Rove Accuser Angling for Movie Deal

    10/01/2003 7:16:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 140+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The man pushing accusations that White House political guru Karl Rove outed his CIA agent wife said Tuesday that he had talked to her about the possibility that the scandal could lead to a movie deal. "We were just discussing today who would play her in the movie," former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Joseph Wilson told the Washington Post. If the paper's description of Mrs. Wilson is accurate, perhaps she could even play herself. "She is 40, slim, blonde," said the Post, adding that "the photos in his office [reveal] she has the looks of a film star." Given...
  • Jessica Lynch Will Tell Story of Her Capture and Rescue in a Book

    08/07/2003 8:53:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies · 275+ views
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch will tell her story in a book, a family spokesman said Thursday. "The Lynch family has received many offers from people interested in bringing Jessica's story to life," spokesman Randy Coleman said. "Jessica and her family have concluded that the most appropriate and complete telling of this story will be in a book, which they will have more to say about soon." Coleman would not discuss specifics of the book deal. He said that Lynch was not granting interviews. Lynch, a 20-year-old Army supply clerk from Palestine, W.Va., was...
  • Private Lynch Pulls Out of Proposed Movie Deal With NBC

    08/07/2003 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Destro · 38 replies · 211+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | August 7, 2003 | BILL CARTER and JIM RUTENBERG
    Private Lynch Pulls Out of Proposed Movie Deal With NBC By BILL CARTER and JIM RUTENBERG Representatives for Pfc. Jessica Lynch have pulled out of a proposed deal with NBC that would have added Private Lynch's cooperation to a television movie that the network is producing about her ordeal in the war in Iraq. The decision came only a day after executives at the network and representatives for Private Lynch agreed a deal was close in which NBC would have paid her an undisclosed fee for her participation in the movie, which is due to start production in two weeks....
  • BOOK AND BOSS (Jayson Blair set to cash in on deceptions)

    07/13/2003 1:40:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 4 replies · 164+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 13, 2003 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>Jayson Blair, the disgraced reporter who triggered the recent upheaval at the New York Times and whose deception caused the demise of the paper's two top editors, has finally finished his proposal for a book and movie deal.</p> <p>And he might begin getting it out to publishers this week.</p>