Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants

Labels: ,


On Good Taste

Good advice and inspiration for anyone who has to create something on a regular basis or wants to. Found via Benjamin Reese:

Labels: ,


Books in 2010

The Big Con
When the Shooting Stops ... The Cutting Begins
The Scarlet Ruse
The Turquoise Lament
A Voyage for Madmen

Labels: ,


Scott Pilgrim Movie Poster

Now this is a teaser poster:

Labels: ,

Scott Pilgrim Vol 6


Labels: ,


Louisiana Production Update 3.18.10

Info compiled from Solomon Street Films, Production Weekly, and the Louisiana Film Commission:

"RED" Bruce Willis Feature
Cooper Productions Louisiana, LLC
One Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 460
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-523-9830 office
504-523-9831 fax
Edith LeBlanc Prod Supvsr
Jenn Ray-POC

"Jeff, Who Lives at Home"
Jeff Brothers Productions, LLC.
1231 Prytania St. - Ste 201
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.527.5036 - office
Directors: Jay & Mark Duplass
UPM: Bob Dohrmann
Prod. Supervisor: Jen Wall
Prod Coordinator: John R.C. Davis
APOC: Jane Ziegler

Green Lantern
Big Moose LLC
1231 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.523.2200 ofc
504.523.9883 fax

The Gates
400 Clyde Fant Pkwy
2nd Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
318.841.6444 ofc
318.841.6445 fax

The Fields
800 Richard St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Delta Blues
4001 Division ST
Metairie, LA

- Feature Film

Drive Angry
Drive Prods
3010 Knight St
Ste 300
Shreveport, LA 71105
318.841.3580 ofc
318.841.3591 fax

WWE Films
UPM: Todd Lewis
PROD SUPVSR: Ruth Kesler
824 Distributors Row
Harahan, LA 70123
504.731.2887 tel
504.734.3936 fax

Revenge of the Bridesmaids
- TV Movie

The Ledge
- Feature in BR

HBO Series
1231 Prytania St, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.799.0116 - O
504.581.1630 - F

Fly Paper
- Feature in B.R.

Silver Cord
- Feature NOLA & B.R.


Books in 2010

The Big Con
When the Shooting Stops ... The Cutting Begins
The Scarlet Ruse
The Turquoise Lament

Labels: ,


Unsolved Boston Art Heist

From here:

BOSTON – It remains the most tantalizing art heist mystery in the world.

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two thieves walked into Boston's elegant Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as police officers and bound and gagged two guards using handcuffs and duct tape. For the next 81 minutes, they sauntered around the ornate galleries, removing masterworks including those by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas and Manet, cutting some of the largest pieces from their frames.

By the time they disappeared, they would be credited with the largest art theft in history, making off with upward of a half-billion dollars in loot far too hot to sell.

Now, 20 years later, investigators are making a renewed push to recover the paintings. The FBI has resubmitted DNA samples for updated testing, the museum is publicizing its $5 million, no-questions-asked reward, and the U.S. attorney's office is offering immunity.

Two billboards on Interstates 93 and 495 are also advertising the reward.

"Our priority is to get the paintings back," U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said. "If someone had information or had possession of the paintings, immunity from prosecution is negotiable."

Investigators say they've largely ruled out some of the more popular theories, from the specter of a recluse billionaire art collector to the hand of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

More likely, investigators say, the two were homegrown thieves with knowledge of the museum's security system — including the absence of a dead man's switch that would have alerted police once the guards became incapacitated. They might have even underestimated the breathtaking scope of their crime.