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P. David Ebersole’S “Hit So Hard”

11 March 2011 7:43 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Screening Times: Tuesday March 15th, 9:15pm (Alamo Ritz 1), Friday march 18th, 7:00pm (Vimeo Theater)

A veteran director and producer of cable television (Wicked Wicked Games, Desire), P. David Ebersole’s rock doc Hit So Hard is a typical booze-and-drug-filled profile of his friend and collaborator Patty Schemel, the original drummer for the seminal grunge band Hole, who fell on hard times after the always controversial rock band’s heyday.

Filmmaker: How did you first conceive of Hit So Hard?

Ebersole: My friend Patty Schemel brought me a gold box, filled with 40-plus hours of never-before-seen video footage from when she was on tour with her band Hole. She shot the tape on Hi-8 and was afraid it would disintegrate soon, so she came asking for advice about how to best preserve it. Soon, the two of us were transferring the tapes and watching the footage together. Patty, a great raconteur, »

- Brandon Harris

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Vanquish announces TV adaptation of 10th Muse comic

4 March 2011 9:26 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Greek mythology is popular in Hollywood at present, and so are legal dramas.

Bluewater Productions' cornerstone title 10th Muse handily combines both genres and, recognising its potential, Vanquish Motion Pictures has snapped up the rights to adapt it into a TV show.

The comic book, which has been running since 2001, centres on a young law intern imbued with the essence of the Greek goddess of justice.

Vmp head Jay Douglas, who will executive-produce the series with partner Nav Gupta, Marc Manus and Bluewater's Darren Davis, said: "We're going to sink our teeth into Darren's treasure chest of storylines and spin them into a show that kicks ass with all the mystery and action the fans would expect."

"I'm really excited to dive into this world that Davis has created.  The characters and Emma's central dilemma are rich and interesting - I think they'll prove a fantastic engine for a long-running series. »

- David Bentley

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