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American Hustle is a crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation.
American Hustle is loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early ’80s. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (played by Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (played by Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence plays the unpredictable wife of Bale’s character.
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Principal photography on American Hustle began on March 8, 2013 in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York City. The film had its nationwide release in the United States on December 20, 2013. The film received critical acclaim and has been a box office success. It received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, and became the second film since 1981 to be nominated in the four acting categories, the first being Silver Linings Playbook, also directed by David O. Russell and also starring Cooper and Lawrence.
American Hustle won three Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards, among other achievements. (more…)
Killer Art – tv miniseries
On his first visit to the big city, a rural young man, Zeke, becomes the prime murder suspect when his brother’s lover, a painter, is killed and her paintings are stolen. Unknown to Zeke, the painter’s agent was supposed to kill her the next day to complete an international scheme to raise her paintings’ value, now worth millions.
Killer Art script
As Zeke stumbles through the colorful high-stakes art world, searching for evidence to prove his innocence, he must also avoid capture by the agent who thinks he’s hiding the missing paintings.
To make matters worse, Zeke soon suspects the real killer is his own brother or the beautiful artist he’s falling in love with. (more…)
Eternal Chains – TV miniseries
A drama about a brilliant American geneticist and her struggle in Argentina, as she pits her courage and genetic techniques against brutal tyrants and kidnappers, to reunite the “Grandmothers of the Disappeared” with their stolen grandchildren. It’s loosely based on actual events.
Eternal Chains script
About the Grandmothers Of The Disappeared
When Argentina’s military overthrew Peron’s government, they abducted any suspected opponents, and hundreds of children were either kidnapped along with their parents or born in captivity. Early in the reign of terror, a human rights organization called the “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” was founded.
These grandmothers kept a vigil in the plaza across from the military offices, picketing for the return of their children and grandchildren. Their natural dignity made them a powerful symbol of resistance. But they were more than that–they were a fully operational intelligence organization, gathering an enormous amount of evidence about the fate of the disappeared.
The geneticist is Nancy, about 35, attractive, affable and idealistic. And when she sets her sights on a worthy goal, she puts her very heart and soul and endless supply of vitality into achieving it. She’s a well respected researcher and professor at UC Berkeley.
In 1976 Nancy and her husband, who’s an ecologist, leave to teach science at a college in Argentina. It’s part of a prestigious exchange program. Nancy thoroughly enjoys the experience, finds the eagerness of the Argentine students very rewarding, is enthralled with the culture and its earthy people and makes many friends.
Then in the spring of 1977, the serenity of the campus is suddenly shattered. We see images of violence and mayhem, as the military attacks the college and the city. They overthrow Peron’s government and go on a rampage of kidnapping, torture and murder that eventually leaves 12,000 people dead. (more…)
Grease Monkeys – tv miniseries
Loosely based on a true story, this coming of age tale is about two girls who crash the boys only club of high school car mechanics, train with a dedicated teacher and go on to astonish everyone by transforming themselves from laughing stocks to champions–the first girls to ever win the California mechanics contest.
Grease Monkeys script
They wanted to go where no girl had gone before. A contest that 50 years of history said was a men’s only club. But not only did these two teens buck seemingly insurmountable odds to qualify, when they got there, they beat the pants off the state’s toughest boys and won the California championship. For what? Being incredible car mechanics.
GREASE MONKEYS, loosely based on a true story, is a heartwarming tale imbibed with guiding life lessons. Through their teacher and a great aunt, the two high school seniors, Mandy and Stacy, learn wisdom and insight that will mold and shape them to grow and become accomplished women. And through their own good example, the girls become a source of inspiration for fellow teens, who are shown how hard work, perseverance and a belief in yourself can make ones dreams a reality.
Although Mandy and Stacy’s efforts are focused on driving through the auto obstacles, they must also must deal with lives outside of school. Challenges stemming from an abusive home life and the recent death of a parent. Along with the usual teen problems such as trying to fit in with the cool crowd and unraveling the mysteries of to-die-for romance.
This uplifting story will capture young adults who’ll find themselves rooting for and learning from identifiable peers who aren’t exceptional–only their desire is. But teenagers of all ages won’t be able to resist becoming caught up and compelled by the universal appeal of this real-life underdog story that is all heart. (more…)
Earth Above-Sky Below – tv miniseries
Buried deep in the earth, alive and thriving, is the most captivating and enduring legend of all time–Atlantis. But it’ll soon be destroyed by an oil company’s laser-pulse drill blasting toward its protective dome. The abyss the drill is carving out will also fracture an ancient fault under the Atlantic Ocean and set off earthquakes and tsunamis which will destroy the East Coast. An Atlantean, with special abilities, bravely journeys to Earth’s surface to stop the menace, and teams up with gangbangers and a Geo-Physicist–the only one predicting the catastrophe and whom he loved in an ancient Atlantis past life. This unlikely team must avoid capture by the oil company’s security forces while they race to obtain components to build a machine which can seal up the drill’s abyss before the catastrophes commence and millions perish.