Sunday, August 15, 2010

NoirCon 2010. Panelists. Times. Schedule. August 15

Thursday, November 4th, 2010   [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]]
7:00 PM  DAVID GOODIS: TO A PULP - Larry Withers with Jared Case
Friday, November 5th, 2010  [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  PORNOGRAPHY IN NOIR FICTION  -   Reed F. Coleman, Jay  Gertzman ad Christa Faust
10:00 AM  - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM  - 11:15 AM PHILADELPHIA NOIR  PANEL (Akashic Books) - Meredith Anthony, Keith Gilman,  Dennis Tafoya, Jim Zervanos, Duane Swierczynski, Carlin Romano, Johnny Temple
11:20 AM - 12:30 PM JOHNNY TEMPLE - Johnny Temple with David Thompson
        (Recipient of the Jay and Deen Kogan Award for Excellence in Publishing)
1:50 PM  - 3:00 PM GEORGE PELECANOS - George Pelecanos with Laura Lippman
                               (Recipient of the David L. Goodis Award)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM  - DARK PASSAGE: Noir Poetry - Daniel Hoffman, Robert Polito, C.B. Forrest and Ed Pettit
4:35 PM  - 4:40 PM BREAK
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM WRITERS ON NOIR- Vicki Hendricks,  Daniel  Woodrell, Reed Farrel Coleman, Seth Harwood with Cameron Ashley (Crime Factory)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Awards Dinner at the Mummers Museum
             Tim McLoughlin (Johnny Temple) and Sarah Weinman (George Pelecanos)
Saturday, November 6th, 2010  [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Registration
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM LADY IN THE DARK: As Noir As it Gets- Joan Schenkar                 ( NoirCon Keynote Speaker 2010); Intro. Robert Polito
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM PATRICIA HIGHSMITH AT THE MOVIES - Rich Edwards and Thomas Kauffman
11:45 AM - 12:00 Noon BREAK
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM  THROUGH A REARVIEW DARKLY: A Revisionist History of Noir -      Megan Abbott and Anthony Neil Smith
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM  LUNCH On-Your-Own
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  FANTOMAS AT 99 - The Lord of Terror - Howard A.  Rodman and David   White
3:20 PM - 4:30 PM DAMN NEAR DEAD 2 : LIVE NOIR OR DIE TRYING! (Busted Flush Press) - Patti Abbott, Scott Cupp, Scott Phillips, S.J. Rozan, David Thompson
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   NOIR-GAY BINGO to Benefit the AIDS FUND. at the Double Tree
Sunday, November 7th, 2010   [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM REALITY AND NOIR - The Everyday Quality of Evil - Jeff A. Cohen,  Richard Sand and Wallace Stroby
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM  BREAK
10:45AM - 11:40 AM SORTING OUT THE SYNDICATE - Goombahs, Gonifs, and the                                               Italian-Jewish Mob - John Buntin
12:00 N - 1:15 PM  LAST CALL - with William Boyle, William Lashner, Lawrence Light, Jon McGoran and Juri Nummelin
                              (Lunch will be provided along with LCP)

NoirCon: NoirCon 2010 Schedule and Panelists as of August 15

NoirCon: NoirCon 2010 Schedule and Panelists as of August 15

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Jack Taylor - Torn Between Two Countries

More movies in pipeline but producers bemoan costs

August 6, 2010 - 7:15am
Part of crime series shoot schedule is to move to Germany
By Bernie NĂ­ Fhlatharta
WORK on filming two more of Galway crime writer Ken Bruen’s books is to start this year following on from the broadcast of Jack Taylor on TV3 on Monday.
The feature-length film based on Mr Bruen’s first Jack Taylor book, The Guards, was shot completely in Galway and Connemara but for economic reasons, most of the interiors on the next project will be filmed in Germany, where the bulk of the finance is coming from.
Ralph Christians, CEO of Magma Films, which bought the exclusive rights to nine of Mr Bruen’s books, said he was thrilled with the finished product which was broadcast on the Bank Holiday Monday, but said it was too expensive to shoot solely in Galway.
“We need to spend some money in Germany because that’s where the funding is coming from, so we intend to build interior sets in studios there that will be used for the rest of the series.
“We intend to shoot two this year and four the following two years, but we will shoot exterior scenes in Galway, though admittedly for financial reasons, I have been tempted to shoot the whole thing in Derry. I will fight for Galway but it is difficult to justify the costs of filming here.”
But Ralph, a native of Germany who set up Magma in Galway in the 1990s, admits that the Galway backdrop looked well and that the script, written by Tom Collins, Anne McCabe and himself, was true to the essence of the book.