Monday, April 23, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Novel by Coweta Author Joe Harless To Be Made Into Movie

Coweta arts tidbits
The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases
Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258
April 23, 2007
Novel by Coweta Author Joe Harless To Be Made Into Movie
Film Rights to Black Warrior's Curse obtained by Terry Chenowith
Joe Harless of Newnan has long been known around here for his job training company and for the educational theory underlying the Cenral Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan. Two years ago during a speech he gave to the Coweta Writers Group Harless also revealed his interest in fictional writing when he announced that he had written a novel entitled Black Warrior's Curse. Later that month his novel was published by Publish America and articles were written about it by Winston Skinner in The Times Herald.
Last month the famous Hollywood magazine Variety carried an article indicating that Black Warrior's Curse will be made into a motion picture. The film rights to the book have been obtained by Terry Chase Chenowith's company Back fence Productions. Here is what Variety says about this:
Chenowith Fights Black Warrior's Curse
Source: Variety
March 15, 2007

Writer-producer Terry Chase Chenowith and his production banner Back Fence Productions have snagged film rights to Joe H. Harless novel Black Warrior's Curse.

The book is a fictionalized account of violence amid the work of the civil rights movement in the Deep South in the 1950s and '60s as viewed from the prospective of a young white man and an African-American of the same age, both from Alabama. Both are changed by the riots and church bombings in Birmingham, "Bloody Sunday" in Selma and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

Chenowith will write the script. Most recently, he wrote and produced WWII romancer "Beautiful Dreamer," starring Brooke Langton and Colin Egglesfield.

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