Friday, Feb 13, 2009
This new, exciting, adventurous novelette has now been published by Xlibris, awaiting to be made a film.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
" THE MINI-SUBMARINE " by Askin Ozcan is a fascinating novelette of suspense, international adventure and romance. Its previous press-release below, reveals its secrets:
In this novelette (all names being fictious), a Russian mini-submarine gets grounded in Stockholm archipelago, as a result of instrument failure, exactly on the midnight when U.S.S.R becomes Russia. Its captain Yuri meets a Swedish girl and settles in Stockholm.
International terrorists try to kidnap Yuri, to sell him to foreign powers, because of his knowledge of sattelite communications, but fail. Terrorists are caught by the police and get a prison sentence. Yuri finally meets a Russian billionaire and is offered a job as the captain of his yacht. International adventures follow one another.
At the end, Russian billionaire's yacht is turned into a Russian restaurant in Stockholm.
On Yuri's birthday party in the yacht, terrorists whose prison sentence has ended, turn out as uninvited guests.
Published by Xlibris, "THE MINI SUB-MARINE" is now available from its publisher:
and within a month it will be sold at 200 internet bookshops including www.amazon.com, (and all amazons) , www.bn.com, www.adlibris.com, www.fishpond.com.au, , www.ibs.it,
www.infibeam.com and through 25.000 bookstores by giving its ISBN.
As wholesale, "THE MINI-SUBMARINE" is distributed globally, by www.ingrambook.com
Price: US $ 15.99 if purchased from the publisher. (certain discount may apply)
Film Director Eduardo Coronado who has made four long films and fifty documentaries is looking for a producer to realize a film based on this novelette.
Askin Ozcan is also the author of : SMALL MIRACLES, WISDOM IN SMILE, THE SECOND VENICE, LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES, STOCKHOLM STORIES.
Available from their publishers and from 200 internet bookshops under his name and through 25.000 bookstores.
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Author. Has six published titles in the U.S.A. Also many articles published internationally. Currently writer at www.thesop.org, www.americanchronicle.com, www.newsblaze.com, www.theseoultimes.com
Member at International Parliament For Safety and Peace, IAEWP (NGO-U.N.), International St.Lukas Academy, Academie Europeenne des Arts.
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.
The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.
Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic Ivan the Terrible in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.
Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.
Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.
Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festivals website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California
For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com
Source : HelixFilmsInc.com
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.
The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).
Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.
The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.
In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.
Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes
Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)
Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)
Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)
Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)
PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM
SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?
Source : www.ensonhaber.com