Robert Halmi (Sr.)
(1924–2014) was a Hungarian-born producer
of movies and mini-series for
Robert Halmi (Jr.)
Founder of the Hallmark Channel and Emmy; Award winner Robert Halmi Jr.
currently serves as Chairman of Great Point Media Ltd., which provides financing
and financial services to the television industry. In 1984, at age 26, Halmi
Jr. became President of RHI Entertainment Inc. (RHI) a publicly traded
entertainment company founded by his father. In 1994, RHI was sold to Hallmark
Cards Inc. and Halmi Jr. became President and CEO of Hallmark Entertainment, the
successor to RHI. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0356849/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
(born 5 April 1955) is an English novelist and screenwriter specialising in
mystery and suspense. In between writing many novels, you can see at these
novels and tv series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Horowitz), Horowitz
turned his attention to legendary characters, working with
Richard Carpenter on the
Robin of Sherwood television series,
writing five episodes of the third season. He also novelised three of
Carpenter's episodes as a children's book under the title Robin Sherwood: The
Hooded Man (1986). In addition, he created
Crossbow (1987), a half-hour action
adventure series loosely based on
Born in North London, he attended
Orley Farm Prep School. Then, he attended Rugby School and he graduated from
York University. He wrote his first book when he was only 23 years old. Not only
is he a talented screenwriter, he has written over 20 books for children. He
continues to write and a list of his books is below. His most recent film
project has been from 2002-2005 as the creator and screenwriter of
Foyle's War (2002) series 1, 2, and 3. His
Jill Green joins him as producer on this
series. He and Jill have two sons, Nicholas and Cassian
Anthony Horowitz to write new James
Anthony Horowitz, author of the
Alex Rider teenage spy novels, will pen a new James Bond adventure following an
invite from the Ian Fleming estate.
Bond is back, again - author
Anthony Horowitz is writing a new 007 novel based on an idea by the secret
agent's creator Ian Fleming. The story, dubbed Project One, is inspired by
Fleming's work for a proposed TV series about the secret agent that was never
made. It is the latest in a long line of books written after Fleming's death and
will see Bond enter the glamorous world of 1950s motor racing. Most of the
television plot outlines were turned into short stories by Fleming but this one,
called Murder on Wheels, was previously unknown. Fleming's great-niece Jessie
Grimond said: "There are a few plot outlines which he never used and which, till
now, have never been published, or aired. Given that Anthony is as brilliant a
screenwriter as he is a novelist, we thought it would be exciting to see what he
would do with one of them."
Horowitz, whose screenwriting
career includes Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War, is no stranger to thriller
writing and has sold more than 19 million copies of his Alex Rider series about
a teenage spy. And he recently penned a new adventure for the master detective
He said: "It's no secret that Ian
Fleming's extraordinary character has had a profound influence on my life, so
when the estate approached me to write a new James Bond novel how could I
possibly refuse? It's a huge challenge - more difficult even than Sherlock
Holmes in some ways - but having original, unpublished material by Fleming has
been an inspiration. This is a book I had to write."
The new book, which includes
familiar characters M and Miss Moneypenny, is due for release next September and
is the latest instalment of a series that began more than 50 years ago when
Fleming wrote Dr No.
Horowitz follows in the footsteps
of authors including Kingsley Amis, William Boyd and Sebastian Faulks who have
all written new Bond books since Fleming's death in 1964.Boyd's book, Solo, was
published last year and featured Bond embroiled in a civil war in 1969 Africa.
The Bond books, which have inspired one of Hollywood's most successful film
franchises, have sold more than 100 million titles.
Horowitz v Fleming - spot the
When the doorbell rings at three
in the morning, it's never good news. Alex Rider was woken by the first chime.
His eyes flickered open but for a moment he stayed completely still in his bed,
lying on his back with head resting on the pillow. He heard a bedroom door open
and a creak of wood as somebody went downstairs. The bell rang a second time and
he looked at the alarm clock glowing beside him. 3.02 a.m. There was a rattle as
someone slide the security chain of the front door. - Openings lines of Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The scent and smoke and sweat of a
casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Then the soul-erosion produced by
high gambling - a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension - becomes
unbearable and the senses awake and revolt from it.
James Bond suddenly knew he was
tired. He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always
acted on the knowledge. This helped him to avoid staleness and he sensual
bluntness that breeds mistakes. - Openings lines of Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel using
original material by Ian Fleming will be published on Thursday 31 May 2018, it
is announced today. Forever and a Day
is a prequel to Casino Royale,
Fleming’s first 007 novel, and will explore the origins of the world’s most
famous secret agent.
Friedrich Schiller (I) (1759–1805)
Friedrich Schiller was born on Nov.
10, 1759, in Marbach, Germany. His father was an army doctor. Growing up
in a very poor environment, Schiller eventually managed to get the
support of a wealthy duke that enabled him to study medicine. He served
as a military doctor first, but through the efforts of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
he finally went to Jena and Weimar, where he died on the May 9, 1805.
Schiller is an important German author of his time, most famous for his
stage plays. They were highly acclaimed--and mostly forbidden, because
of their contents. His first big work, "Die Räuber", dealt with the
revolt of sons against their parents and environment, a very modern
topic for the time and one that was not accepted in many regions of
Germany. Overall, though, he is underrated as an author due to the fact
that he lived and wrote in the same time as Goethe: Schiller is
considered to be a good writer, but not as brilliant as Goethe.
Mark Grenside has
been involved in media for over 35 years and in virtually every aspect of it. In
1979 he started his career working for Jim Henson as a founder member
of HIT TV and worked in co production and distribution of
television shows The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson Presents,
Muppet Babies, and feature films The Dark Crystal
In 1984 he started
his own company and was Executive Producer of 72 live half-hour action episodes
of Crossbow, The Adventures of William Tell with US
Producer Robert Halmi.
At the same time he launched the career of recording artist Neneh
Cherry. He went on to produce a number of US/ European co productions for
When Robert Halmi Productions was bought by Hallmark Cards, he began
the International distribution of the Hallmark Channel.More at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0969248/
is the CEO and President of Hammer Films.
He was appointed chairman on May 2007
when the company was revived. The
Hammer Films is a company known for its
popular horror films during the 1950s-70s.Since then he has worked
on many Hammer projects, such as The Resident and The Woman in Black
is an American-born screenwriter, director, and
producer of feature films and television. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he was graduated
from Brown University and studied at the University of Paris. Below: Richard
Schlesinger in front of Senanque!
Richard Schlesinger is a producer and assistant
director. Known for The Adventures of the black stallion (co producer 1990)
Music, War and Love
Career: Often drawn to political subjects,
Schlesinger conceived and wrote the two-part Iraq War mini-series Djihad for
Canal Plus, in France, along with director Felix Olivier. The pair also
collaborated on the gritty social drama, All Night Bodega, which won multiple
prizes at festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Lyon.
Schlesinger went to Macedonia during the
Kosovo War to produce the award-winning children’s television series, Nashe
Maalo (Our Neighborhood). Created by Sesame Workshop, the half-hour drama used
stories showing non-violent conflict resolution to help bridge ethnic divides
among the youth of the Balkans. Schlesinger also directed the pilot episode. In
2008, Schlesinger co-produced the political thriller Traitor, directed by
Jeffrey Nachmanoff, shot in France, Morocco and Canada. He also produced three sci-fi movies in Toronto.
Titles include Descent, Swarmed, and Solar Attack.
Schlesinger’s other producing credits include Captive,
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart, Clover and four TV movies for Hallmark
He also produced the
television series The Black Stallion and Crossbow in France. Schlesinger
directed four episodes of the series Crossbow, then went on to direct Terence
Hill in Lucky Luke, based on the French comic book character, produced for
Berlusconi’s ReteItalia and shot in Santa Fe, NM.
Schlesinger also spent a number of years
writing youth-oriented family films for Canadian producer Rock Demers’ La Fête
Productions, including Daniel and the Superdogs, Regina and Summer with the
Irene Litinsky joined Muse in 2000 as
President of Production, Quebec. She has more than 30 years of
experience producing high quality film and television for international
networks and major American studios, such as Warner Brothers, MGM,
Disney, Sony Pictures, Fox and Dreamworks. Irene is an Emmy Award
nominated and DGC and Canadian Screen Award winning producer.
Throughout her career, Irene has collaborated
with some of the media industry’s top producers and directors, including
Jodi Foster, Ivan Reitman, Robert Altman, Darren Aronofsky, Steven
Spielberg and Roger Birnbaum. She has forged long term relationships
with major studios as well as industry executives, which, coupled with
her reputation for delivering top quality projects on time and within
budgetary parameters, drives Muse’s production service business. Irene
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University
since 1963, George Mihalka studied film at
Concordia University in Montreal. In 1981,
he directed My Bloody Valentine, a low-budget
‘slasher’ for Paramount that was a modest box office hit. He has since directed
in Quebec, Europe and the U.S., moving with ease from French to English, comedy
to drama, theatrical features to episodic television. His 1993 satirical
feature, La Florida, about Quebec snowbirds, was a huge hit in that
province and the Golden Reel Award winner for the highest-grossing Canadian film
of the year.
The 2 photos below provided
by Jean-Marc Vasseur. On the left photo: George Mihalka, Stanislas Syrewicz.
In between season 2 and 3 Will Lyman went to
canada for the film, “Hostile Takeover
with George Mihalka.
(starring with David Warner, was in Crossbow episode The Alchemist) and
started with season three with blond hair because of this movie. I asked in the
interview to interview Mr. Lyman about the remarkable color change of his hair:
Probably because of a film I did in Canada
with George Mihalka, “Hostile Takeover.” I had lightened it just a bit, but when
I went back to France for Crossbow, they liked the colour and then I depended on
French hair colour products. They were a little bit different from the ones in
the USA. That’s a long story made short."
Steven Bawol chilling, these two photos are
provided by Jean-Marc Vasseur
Steven Bawol is an
American show runner working in Europe. He is co-creator of the top-rated French
police series "Section de Recherches", and was an executive producer on the
Canal + series "Borgia". He directed and produced the Discovery series "Hors
Piste: Chamonix", and co-produced the Skyvision series "Le Battalion:
Marseille". He created and produced the interactive series "Nudlar & 08ers"
("Boy meets Girl") for Swedish broadcaster SVT, which ran on two channels
simultaneously, SVT1 showing the story from the boy's point of view, while SVT2
showed the girl's. For Nickelodeon UK he co-created and produced the live action
series "Renford Rejects" and "Genie in the House", and executive produced "Life
with Boys" which ran on Teen Nick in the US. He created, co-directed and
produced the travel comedy "Wish You Were Here" for CBS, and produced and
directed the UK version of the show, "One for the Road", produced and
co-directed "l'Annexe" for France 2, co-produced and co-directed the ground
breaking Amercian police series "The Street" and was head writer on the first
international drama co-production, "Crossbow: The Adventures of William Tell".
He started his career as a location scout on "Miami Vice".
TV Series) (head writer - 45 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (written
by - 12 episodes, 1987) (source imdb)
John David Coles is an American film and
television director, most recently served as the executive producer and director
of the Emmy Award winning Netlfix series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey.
In 2015 he was nominated for an Ammy Award and PGA award. His feature
directorial debut, Signs Of Life, starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Mary Louise
Parker won the International Critics Prize at Deauville. Other long form credits
include Rising Son with Matt Damon and Brian Dennehy, Darrow with Kevin Spacey,
and The Good Fight with Christine Lahti. He directed five episodes of the HBO sitcom
Sex and the City, as well as episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, The West
Wing, Desperate Housewives, Homeland, and 11.22.63. Coles served as a producer
on Wonderland, Elementary, and Songs in Ordinary Time. Before these movies and
TV series, John Coles directed a documentary about Amherst while in college,
which later aired on PBS.
worked as an assistant editor to Francis Ford Coppola, and also directed
industrial films for AT&T and Pepsi-Cola. He also made his television debut with
shorts for NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Born May 9, 1957 in Cannes,
Alpes-Maritimes, France. Son of blacklisted screenwriters
Ben Barzman and
Norma Barzman. Paulo Barzman grew up in
France while his parents and siblings were in exile in Europe. Their exile was due to the
parents' blacklisting during the McCarthy Era in the US. They returned to the US in the early
70's -- see Norma's autobiography "The Red and the Blacklist" (2004).
(TV Series) (13 episodes)1993 1996 1992 the adventuyres of the black stallion
the Deadzone tv series 2007
3 crossbow episodes Trailbreal,
Spirit of Rebellion and Dopperlgangers more: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0059556/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr8
Zetterling was born in
Västmanland, Sweden, to a
working class family. She started her
career as an actress at the age of 17 at
Dramaten, the Swedish national theatre,
appearing in war-era films.
Ranald Graham was born on January 3,
1941 in Sandokan, to Scottish parents,
where his father was a businessman. In 1942, shortly after Graham's first
birthday, the Japanese invaded and interned him, with his parents and elder
sister, in a PoW camp in Kuching. Although almost 2,000 died there, the
family survived and Australian troops liberated the camp more than three years
He was a writer and producer, known for
Dempsey and Makepeace
(1985) (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1985 - 1986 and produces 10) ,
The Sweeney (1974) and
Sweeney! (1977). He was
married to Carolyn Trayler and
Judy Monahan. He died on
August 29, 2010. (motor neurone disease, aged 69)
Ranald Graham made his name as a writer of
the gritty television crime dramas The Sweeney and The Professionals. When it
was decided to make a feature-film spin-off Sweeney! (1977), Graham was chosen
as the screenwriter. "I felt that he had a cinematic understanding that not all
television writers had," recalled the producer, Ted Childs. "It was better than
life quality, which Ranald was able to bring to it." When his parents
eventually returned to Sandokan, Graham was educated at Gordonstoun school in
Scotland, then graduated in English from Trinity College Dublin, where he
enjoyed acting with the theatre group, before gaining an MA in contemporary
literature from Birmingham University.
Graham decided that he wanted to write and
had a play about the 1966 Aberfan colliery disaster performed at the
Edinburgh festival fringe. A keen sports enthusiast, who for many years
ran round Hyde Park daily, in 1968 he became a researcher and writer for
the ITV documentary series Sports Arena, presented by Michael Parkinson.
From there, Graham progressed to writing for the big screen. He brought
his very individual qualities to Shanks (1974), the final film made by
the American B-movie director William Castle. This macabre horror
picture was promoted as "a grim fairytale."
But a new career as a writer of crime dramas
followed. After the success of The Professionals, Graham wrote episodes
of an Australian version, Special Squad (1984-85). Then, he became
series consultant, a writer and, eventually, producer on Dempsey and
He scripted the opening episode, which established
the characters of a streetwise cop from Manhattan (Dempsey, played by
Michael Brandon) and a hard-centred, plummy British detective (Makepeace,
played by Glynis Barber), who teamed up in a crack undercover unit.
Critics found the stories implausible. Similar criticism stung
Yellowthread Street (1990), a big-budget police series set and filmed in
Hong Kong, again produced by Graham, with Ray Lonnen in the starring
role of Ch Insp Alex Vale. It was the writer's last TV work.
Graham enjoyed watching boxing, Scottish rugby and
English cricket. He was also famed for the annual Burns Night suppers that he
organised for more than 30 years, when he was joined by TV industry stalwarts
such as Ian Stuttard and Andy Allan (contemporaries of his at Dublin and
Birmingham universities respectively), Childs and the director Tom Clegg. Guests
flew in from Dublin, Los Angeles or Australia.
Both of Graham's marriages ended in divorce. He had
a son with Judy Monahan (She had a guest appearance
in Crossbow episode The Emperor part two as non) and two daughters with Carolyn
Trayler. His children survive him. Source: The Guardian
• Ranald Ian Mackenzie Graham, writer and producer,
born 3 January 1941; died 29 August 2010
They have 50 years of experience producing live shows and have been
credited on over 250 films.
The father-and-son Cagnard team design equestrian shows. They have been
working in Paris at the Lido and the Moulin Rouge since 1964. Their
know-how has stood out in the production of more than 75,000
performances of over 20 different revues.
We have had the
good fortune of working with Mr. André Cagnard and his son William, both of them
experts in high-level equestrian performers.
specialists in equestrian productions, they have worked on numerous projects:
King Arthur, The Three Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac, Buffalo Bill, Zorro,
Napoléon; from the cabaret to the theatre, from television to film, from the
stage to magnificent living frescoes.
In 1967, André
Cagnard started the world’s very first “Medieval Tournament Show,” which took
place on the outskirts of the Ferté-Milon château.
His son, William
Cagnard, is a highly qualified jouster. He began his career as a performer in
1976, as part of the reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown during the
celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial in Paris, organized by André. Since then,
he has been working with his father on writing and directing equestrian shows.
William co-manages historical reenactments and reenactments of epic battles for
the film industry. He has also been in charge of live shows and led the French
cavalry for the performance of “Waterloo 2015,” which involved over 300 horses
and 5000 men in period costume.
combined with ours here at Fantasmagorie, leads to spectacular results!
More infor and source: https://www.fantasmagorie.com/en/2017/05/25/fantasmagorie-service-shows-equestres/
Marcel L Abbaye
Pascal Lopez again
Fabrice nadal Horseman, no stunts
I don't know his name, short shot
Plays Flamingo, 3 episodes,
as actor plus stunt and in Albion and Sanctuary
Mario Luraschi provided horses
and stuntmenfilms in films like: Bandidas, Jeanne D’Arc, Lucky Luck, Black
Beauty and James Bond and many more. His horses were in shows in Las Vegas (Excalibur)
en Disneyland Parijs (Buffalo Bill Show). His work brought him in contact with
Pénélope Cruz, Sylvester Stallone, Salma Hayek en Leonardo di Caprio and many
Around the end of the 80 ties
The almost impossible jump into a full boat. This stunt went well and safely.
Right above is a horseshow, the man on the photo isn't Mario
PHILIPPE Zone set up the scenes, which were based on
Webster murdering first wife Claire in 1994 by crashing their Daihatsu 4x4 and
torching it with her still inside, for upcoming drama The Widower. It left him
shaken he says. (daily record)
Unfortunately I found out (while reading) the IMBD
list that, many gueststar appearances and actors doesn't match the number of
episodes. It says Conrad Phillips was in 3 episodes but that isn't true. (Reunion,
Stallion, Imposter, Pass, Misalliance, Possessed, The Four Horsemen, The
Citadel, The Princess, Ladyship and The
promised Land, later in season three in Moment of Truth). This is an example but
there are more of this. I can't really check them all. I think it has to be written correctly in IMDB
so if there is information that isn't correctr please feel free to