HOURS 3 & 4
For every movie that is released there are hundreds of scripts that were commissioned, “developed”, written, restructured—and rewritten; reconceived, redeveloped—and rewritten; restored to their original state and—rewritten; Acquired in “turnaround” by another production entity which redeveloped, reconceived, rewrote, rejected, rescued, restored and finally—shelved them.
In a new department the Daily Event will reoffer some of these scripts. Read them and decide: would you like to have seen this movie?
Our first script is EMPIRES OF CRIME. Seven years in development it is a six part mini-series commissioned by a broadcast network and later reacquired by a cable station.
The story is about the founders of Organized Crime, Meyer Lansky, and “Lucky” Luciano, their fifty year partnership and the empire they created. Their friendships and families, lives and loves. It is also about their implacable enemy Thomas Dewey, a young Republican attorney who built a political career prosecuting the Mob that propelled him to the NY Governor’s Mansion and almost to the White House. Who hunted Luciano for years, using wiretaps and bugs, informers and tainted witnesses to send him to prison. And then released him into exile, enduring vicious accusations by his political enemies and dooming his chances of the Presidency, while never revealing the reason for his sudden turnabout.
The entire script is up on the blog, starting on October 13th and ending March 12th. Here are the links to Parts 3 & 4 for your review. Links to the earlier blog: Parts 1 & 2:The Pilot are also included. Links to the final two parts will follow. Vote at anytime. Would you have liked to see this movie? Use the Contact Us button at the menu at the top of the page. Reply yes or no. Or the Comments.
Hours One & Two: The Pilot
Hours Three (7 Parts) & Four (4 Parts)
Part 15/Taking Control
Part 16/Kill The Godfather
Part 17/Lucky In Love
Part 18/The Syndicate
Part 19/Trouble In Paradise
Part 20/Dutch Stalks Dewey
Part 21/Stop The Dutchman
Part 22/Dewey Hunts Lucky
Part 23/On Trial
Part 24/Dewey Crosses Lucky