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October 19, 2010 Arts and Entertainment

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SIGNS THEATRICAL DEAL

Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, the award-winning book by Southern California radio and television personality Manny Pacheco, has been slated for development as a theatrical documentary by Vision4Media Inc., a Brea CA-based film production company. Pacheco's work profiles such actors as Van Heflin, Ward Bond, Claude Rains, Lionel Barrymore, John Carradine, Thelma Ritter, Basil Rathbone, William Bendix, and Walter Brennan telling America's story.

V4M co-founder David C. Bojorquez, who will direct the film, said: "What makes this media property compelling for us are the stories behind some of the most beloved movies and cinematic legends from Hollywood’s Golden era, and how many of these true accounts are surprisingly relevant for our times. Within this rich, untold history of Hollywood lies a treasure trove of great and poignant social commentary."   

The V4M website offers a remarkable list of past and current projects on their roster (including Beyond The Moonwalk, which chronicles the linear rise of street dance -  and its relationship to Michael Jackson’s famous Billie Jean Appearance on the Motown 25th Anniversary special

First step in the partnership is to shop the project at the American Film Market convention in Santa Monica, CA in early November. “We will be looking at all options,” said Pacheco, who has been tapped as Co-Producer and Co-Writer for the Documentary.

Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History has won four national awards, and is in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  It is also in the Louis B. Mayer Library of the American Film Institute, and the Writers Guild Foundation library. It's also housed at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

You can find the paperback at Southern California Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.

His second book in the series Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is due out in January, 2012.

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