An Interview With Michael Ellenbogen

At the time of this writing, Michael Ellenbogen informed me that Margarita Happy Hour, his latest feature film, had been held over in New York City. This is good news, and difficult to achieve for an indie producer. It has gone on to open in Chicago Washington, D.C. Gainesville, Florida Austin, Texas Los Angeles and Albany, New York, and was released on DVD video by Wellspring on August 20, 2002 it has also just completed two screenings in the Cannes 2002 market sponsored by Orange World Film...

Stolen Location

It's infamously hard to get approval to shoot in the subways in New York. The city doesn't want people down there, getting in trouble. There's a lot of dangerous electrical current in the darkness. I visited the location of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three back in '73, while Robert Shaw was filming his character's death by suicide on the third rail. An entire subway station had been commandeered by the film company. A subway car sat idly at their disposal. Shaw had completed a second take...

The Sweet Life

The Cast OUR HELL'S ANGEL FROM HEAVEN Joan ett, who plays the rale of Slierry the Biker Roommate in The Sweet life, was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and moved with her family first to Baltimore and later, when she was twelve, to Los Angeles. In LA., passionate about Rock and Roll, she met song writer Kari Krome, and together they came up with the idea of a five-girl, teenage band playing the kind of aggressive lock that until then had been reserved only for guys. Dubbed The Runaways and...

Collaboration Agreement

AGREEMENT dated as of_,by and among ROY FRUMKES Frumkes , address , ROCCO SIMONELLI Simonelli , address , and BILL CHEPIL Chepil , address . 1.1 The parties hereto are collaborating in the writing of a book the Book and screenplay the Screenplay based upon autobiographical, anecdotal and other nonfiction materials the Materials furnished by Chepil pertaining to Chepil's experiences as a New York City police officer. 1.2 Subject to Paragraph 1.3 of this Agreement, the parties intend to negotiate...