Saturday, October 30, 2004

For Halloween give her a trumpet...

Hey There!
Gotta get lots of stuff done by Monday!
Cynthia told me the Anarchy cookies were a huge success- and that EVERY kid had stained black lips by the night's end!
Apparently, the Goth thing is BIG with her 13 year old's friends....

Found this online-
Who should be The Bobby?

"Message 1 in threadFrom: Kbl36 (
Subject: parrish's book p/u for film  
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Date: 2004-05-12 07:44:43 PST

Offsay bows prod'n shingle
Showtime vet 'Dead' on with Parkchester


NEW YORK -- Former Showtime programming prexy Jerry Offsay has resurfaced with
production shingle Parkchester Pictures, and plans to raise the Dead with his
first feature.
Offsay has acquired rights to "Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road With
the Grateful Dead," a book written by Steve Parish, who spent 30 years with the
band as roadie and senior tour manager, and journalist Joe Layden. The band has
pledged to cooperate on the project: guitarist and singer Bob Weir will write
the music for the film.

Offsay, who spent a decade running movie and series programming for Showtime,
left the executive suite and stepped into a first-look deal with Paramount
Pictures, Showtime and CBS.

He tapped Amy Duzinski to run the film development side of Parkchester. Running
the TV side will be David Gadarian, who most recently worked for Bob Levinson,
ICM's head of worldwide television, and who before that worked for Twentieth TV
in comedy development.

A pic about the Grateful Dead seems a surprise move, but it harkens back to
Offsay's origins. He began his career as a music lawyer at Loeb & Loeb, repping
the Stigwood Organization and making many soundtrack deals. Pics he exec
produced, like "Hamburger Hill," always had strong soundtracks.

While Offsay didn't exactly describe himself as a Deadhead, he was fascinated
by the Jerry Garcia-led group's durability, and the rabid following of

Offsay thought the electricity at a Dead concert could provide great movie
moments, but he needed a narrative and protagonist. He found both when agent
Mickey Freiberg introduced him to the band's roadie and senior tour manager
Parish, who was also Garcia's friend. Pic will make Parish the focus.

"There is an opportunity to put onscreen the feeling of what it was like being
at a Dead concert while using Steve's perspective as an outsider who went along
for the ride with the band," Offsay said. "The challenge now is getting a
writer to use his book to find the heart of the story."

Offsay, who'll take the project first to Paramount, said he's been promised
access to the group's music, but will make no deal until a studio is onboard.
Offsay also said he and Duzinski are working to close other development deals.

Since exiting Showtime, Offsay has continued to shepherd seven pics hatched
through Showtime's Independent Films, exec producing "Speak," "The Best Little
Thief in the World," "Bereft," and the Mario Van Peebles pic "Baadasssss,"
which is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.".......
I'll be back with a few urls in a while- gotta run a few errands............