“Lights, Camera, Action…not quite yet” by Arthur Cola


Lights, Camera, Action…not quite yet by Arthur Cola


 Film Producer, Ron Kolman, and I met yesterday to plan the steps needed to be taken in creating a live presentation of the “Table Read” for my screenplay, “Ring of the Magi,” The event will be held in the Chicago and southeastern area of Wisconsin this fall with auditions for the roles to take place this summer. The unique aspects of this “Table Read” is probably the those of having it open to the public who will then be able to give input on the story. In a nutshell here’s the basic premise of the story or what’s called the logline.


“Ring of the Magi” by Arthur Cola

Based on the novel: The Stone Cutter Genius by Arthur Cola

Registered with Writers Guild of America #1530884


A sexy curator of a traveling exhibit of Michelangelo’s art introduces a teacher and his two teen sons to the legend of the Magi Ring, said to possess supernatural powers. Together they and a gay friend come face to face with a living example of that power as they try to outwit and outfight a fanatical sect who also seeks to prove the ring’s existence as they travel through Italy to find it.

 The other aspect of the presentation is that it will be filmed and the video would be used to promote the project to film production companies. Right now we hope to have it broadcast on CAN/TV, the Chicago Access Channel as well. When the site for the presentation is chosen and that will be at the TV studio or on a theater stage, a limited number of invitations will be made available to view the performance.

 It’s not time for actors to assemble on a sound stage or on location to hear the Director’s call for “lights, camera, action.” But the “Table Read” will give us and the audience a feel for the story and how the dialogue adds to the plot’s development.

 Special thanks to itsfilm.com and Actors Craft of Kenosha, WI for getting the word out on the auditions.

 You may now view updates on the Ring of the Magi movie project at http://www.Facebook.com/RingoftheMagibyArthurCola

 (The books of Arthur Cola may be found at amazon.com/Kindle and through the Arts Council of England at www.feedaread.com).


About arthurcola

I am the author of seven fiction books based on Celtic and Italian legends, Renaissance mysteries and history. They are: Journey of Three Pure Hearts and its sequel Pure and Tarnished Hearts, Stolen Christmas,The Brooch,The Stone Cutter Genius, The Shamrock Crown (Legend of Excalibur) and Papa and the Leprechaun King. My children's Christmas themed book is titled: Papa and the Gingerbread man. I have two screenplay versions on amazonstudios.com (The Shamrock Crown and The Leprechaun King) and have recently completed screenplay versions for my other novels. I served in the field of education for many years before embarking on a writing career. I am married to Donna and we have five children. web site: www.legendarytalesofarthurcola.com
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