Thursday, September 09, 2010

Jumping The Broom...it's a wrap

First congrats to two of our stars:

Paula Patton was just cast as an operative in Mission Impossible IV. This is a big deal. I'm still over Tom Terrific but I will see the movie to support Paula.


Julie Bowen was nominated for an EMMY for her work on the hit ABC TV (in Italy the show airs on Fox Life) series MODERN FAMILY. I think it's the funniest sitcom on TV. Hilarious.


After shooting in Canada, Martha's Vineyard and New York City, our movie is in the can. The shoot went well. As of now, JTB scheduled for a May 2011 release.

Once a trailer is cut, I will post it.

It's said a film is "made" three times...the writing, the shooting, then the editing. I cannot wait to see how it all comes together.

26 comments:

annuayim said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog while reading Fat Juicy Oyster (black girl in Barcelona) and I am enjoying reading it! You're an inspiration to me, someone who also enjoys screenwriting.

Anyway, thanks for this blog, it's very interesting!

Simone said...

Welcome Back and congrats on the Movie progress - Almost there!!

Jess said...

This is pretty incredible - congratulations!

gibber said...

Yay! I'm not a fan of TC, but the last MI III was entertaining. Too bad (SPOILER ALERT!!) Philip SH was killed at the end of that...I'd love to see him play the villain again.

Modern Family was the find of the summer for me. Your brother always talked about how funny the show was, but I really couldn't add anymore TV to my schedule. I'm so glad I caught repeats this summer because it's HILARIOUS.

I can't wait to see your movie. Can I come to the premiere? :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

annuayim - grazie!

simone - thanks. so curious to see how they will market the film.

jess - thank you.

gibber - you ruined the ending for me! j/k

Hello, I don't know if there will be a premiere, or if I will be going to it. :O

homebody at heart said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your work!

coco cooks said...

Its all moving so fast! This is wonderful!

This Time Now said...

Congratulations!

ggirl2 said...

Congratulations NYC!! This is the just one of the many successful projects to come for you. I can't wait to see it!!

Jen said...

This is wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

I'm so pleased about your success. Keep on writing.

Ms. Violetta

scatteredmoments said...

Exciting!!! I can't wait for the trailer. I love love love Modern Family too.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Woohoo! Can't wait for the trailer!

Totally agree about Modern Family; I caught an episode when I was in the States last winter and sought out more episodes online from over here. HILARIOUS.

C said...

I'm so excited for you! And can't wait for it to come out!

Kim B. said...

It's funny -- my immediate thought was exactly like coco cookies -- wow that was fast. But I imagine it doesn't feel fast at all to you!!! But that's so cool, I had no idea they were already filming, much less that it's done. I like your comment about the movie being created three times -- it makes sense, but I'd have never thought of that. It's so fun how you illuminate this process for us on the outside!

I also like the Gibber asking if she'll get an invite to the premier!!

All of which is to say -- Congrats Ragazza!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

grazie tutti!! - yes it is very fast and unusual for a script to go into production so fast. Most scripts are never made into films and the avg. time in development for those that do make it to the big screen is five years.

erin said...

wow! it's all moving forward so well! so happy for you :) Julie Bowen is so great on Modern Family - it definitely is the funniest show on TV now.

joanne at frutto della passione said...

FINALLY figured out why I could never see the word verification letters when I tried to comment!!! Browser issue with my laptop but I figured it out - yeah me! Anyway, belated congratulations on this post. I read it the day it went up and wanted to comment, but as I mentioned above, browser issues! Really looking forward to seeing this.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

thanks Erin and Joanne!

ieishah said...

Ugh. This is amazing news! God bless expats and artists. If you goin to that premiere, count me in ;-P

Tracie P. said...

wow wow WOW!! congrats arlene!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

grazie Ieishah and Tracie P!

dkan71 said...

Wow! I haven't checked in here in a while, but that's amazing and inspiring. Thank you for your generosity and courage in sharing your journey with us.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

thanks dkan!

Anonymous said...

I know this is not a film section but I didn't know what label to place it under. You probably already now about the new NBC show called "Undercovers" with Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It is being compared to Mr. and Mrs. Smith but with black folks as leads. I am terribly excited about it. What are you thoughts on it?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anon - I haven't read/seen the pilot but Boris is one of the nice guys I've met in Hollywood. I hope it does well.