Clear Pictures Acquires Weiss Thriller

Los Angeles, California – Clear Pictures Entertainment has optioned Flamingo Coast based on a novel in the works by Marty Weiss about a former IRS agent who goes undercover in the Cayman Islands to track down sheltered financial fugitives. The screenplay will be written by Marty Weiss. Elizabeth Fowler will produce for Clear Pictures. They […]

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Hollywonk: Author Interview

A Different Kind of Alchemy: From Amazon Studios Development Slate Script to Novel – by Stephanie Reid-Simons This is the story of The Alchemist Agenda, written by Marty Weiss, one of the first projects added to the Amazon Studios Movie Development Slate. We asked Marty, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, about the evolution of […]

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The Place Beyond The Pines Saves The Movie Industry

Although the headline to this post is admittedly grandiose, so were this summer’s movies, several condemned as enormous flops. But despite some of the biggest studio write downs in history, Deadline Hollywood recently reported that 2013 was actually the biggest grossing summer to date (notwithstanding higher ticket prices and inflation). With a bottom line like […]

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Write, Rinse, Repeat…

I just finished a project that I had been working on for almost a year, and the post-coital anxiety set in immediately—you know, when the sadness of letting go and saying goodbye leaves you empty, alone, hopeless… I tried looking it over, even caressing it with kisses, but the manuscript could see through me; when […]

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The Alchemist Agenda: A Novel

Lyme, New Hampshire – May 1, 2013. Graybooks LLC announces the release of Marty Weiss’s debut novel, The Alchemist Agenda, by its flagship imprint, Graybooks Publishers. The large-canvas thriller is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats, and can be purchased wherever books are sold. The movie is already under active feature film development with […]

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The Road To Alchemy

And The Road Is Long… I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we began production on The Alchemist Agenda motion comic. It proved to be a challenging project with an enormous amount of original artwork and animation, but we made the deadline, won Amazon Studios $100,000.00 Best Test Movie Award, and it has […]

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Amazon Acquires Alchemist

Amazon Studios has optioned Marty Weiss’s  The Alchemist Agenda for their active development slate where they have a first look deal with Warner Brothers. Amazon.com, the online book merchants turned Internet visionaries, launched of a new kind of movie studio to broaden the scope of finding and developing great stories. “We’re eager to get movies […]

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Hollywonk Spotlight: Marty Weiss (The Alchemist Agenda)

Why did you make this test movie? Amazon Studios maintained that test movies should be an important step to more easily ascertain strengths and weaknesses of a story and help determine when projects are ready for production. So making the test movie was an opportunity to use my filmmaking background to demonstrate the screenplay’s potential.   […]

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The Alchemist Agenda Motion Comic Wins Best Test Movie!

The $100,000.00 prize has been awarded to The Alchemist Agenda, one of the first known feature-length movies created from original artwork in motion comic form. The Alchemist Agenda test movie has already been one of the most viewed movies on Amazon Instant Video this year, and has helped solicit feedback to further develop a live-action […]

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Alchemist Agenda Wins Amazon Studios Best Screenplay Award

Marty Weiss has won Amazon Studios first $20,000.00 screenplay award for his action thriller, The Alchemist Agenda, a story about a nautical treasure hunter who sets out on an international pursuit to discover the formula to alchemy with a beautiful professor who has a secret agenda of her own. The panel of judges serving Amazon […]

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