Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Big News...

I've had to keep this quiet for a few months until all the contracts were signed, t's dotted and i's crossed (or something like that), but after long last here's the official announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

Film rights to Jason Pinter's THE MARK, about a young reporter who finds himself accused of murder and must clear his name while being hunted by the cops, the mob, and a ruthless assassin, has been picked up by Dublin based outfit Treasure Films. Paddy McDonald and Rob Walpole are producing with Paddy Breathnach (Shrooms, Blow Dry) attached to direct. The rights were sold by Joe Veltre at Artists Literary Group.

Now having little more experience in the film industry than in waste management, I have no idea if a movie will ever actually get made. I'm certainly crossing my fingers. But I have spoken to the producer, who was very, very cool and excited and made it seem like a real possibility. True story: the producer bought a copy of THE MARK at LAX, read it on his flight, then called my agent. And I was at dinner for my Dad's birthday when the call came.

Hopefully all of that bodes well, and you might see Henry Parker on the big screen.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Gerald So said...

Congrats, Jason. Fingers crossed.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jared Goralnick said...

That's crazy awesome, Jason! Congratulations :-)

11:15 AM  
Blogger Graham Powell said...

I'm not sure how exactly to phrase this, but...

"Blow Dry"?
"Shrooms"?
"I Went Down"?

Seriously, though, congrats.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Rachel Vincent said...

Congrats! I just saw it on PM!

12:16 PM  
Blogger daydream said...

Wow! A whole movie. I think taht si great. If a movie is in the making I hope they pick a talented actor to play that part. You need a really good chamelion to get a good movie. Wish luck and congrats again.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Bryon Quertermous said...

Great news man. I would love to see that movie.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Sarah Weinman said...

awesome!!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Congrats, Jason. Best wishes. I look forward to seeing the movie.

3:53 PM  
Blogger danetteb said...

Wonderful new Jason! Congratulations!

Hugs, Danette

1:53 AM  
Blogger Melissa Haile-N said...

Congratulations!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Dr. Procter said...

congratulations! I'd be willing to stand in line for the premiere!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Wow, Good Luck to you, Hope it all works out and are able to see it all on the BIG SCREEN, like I said before it was a very strong book for a first and I can't wait for the Guilty. Take Care.

11:40 PM  

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