Film Financing Talks Delayed as Broker Refuses to Sign NDA.

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After weeks of informal talks with an interested broker, there was a request to return confidential information related to Cedric Armand’s feature film Red Swan. No specifics were given as to why the broker declined to move forward with the NDA but it’s clear that the broker was unable to comply with proper procedure.

Still management continues to seek financing for a sitcom pilot with rumors of a collaboration with Roger Bobb’s BobbCat films.

“I guess it’s all part of the journey. Gotta stay positive and keep things moving” says Cedric Armand

Cedric Armand has been in talks with both Sony and Universal films regarding Red Swan.

” I look forward to working with the right people to bring this project to film. I know it will happen in its due time. ”

In the mean time continue to visit cedricarmand.wordpress.com for film+fashion updates and look out for the upcoming commercial blog release of style601.

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Screenwriting for Entertainment, Academia, Expression, or Money: Red Swan Uncovered

How did I start screenwriting?

Well, I began to get my feet wet in fashion and film but had no outlet intellectually. Jobs were scarce admist a severe economic recession. Things were not looking up for this country. I wish I had a more positive influence but turning to screenwriting was my mental and psychological escape. In fact it is a complete escape from reality because you control the characters and thief environment. I think my first script I was completely venting. It was actually painful to write in that I was expressing a reality that was far from my own yet one that was true in nature.

In a way the themes were open ended so it gives the audiences a chance to form their own opinion about the characters instead of subjecting them to biasness.

Beneath the surface of Red Swan
The entertainment value is commercial value because so many people feed on the lifestyle of the rich and famous  while often following the same behaviors. It also serves as a visual stimuli for those who aspire into creative fields and works. It’s  defiantly artistic expression paralleled with narrative story telling.

Am I proud or happy about this project?

Yes, but as a writer I hope to get better and complete works that are just as expressive and entertaining.

Am I working on anything new?

I’m almost finished with what I think is a romantic comedy.  Its about a young woman who is hired to help change the image of a young college student but her own self image is at risk when a hot magazine reporter shows interest in her?

What was my inspiration for this story? I like to read novels and a majority of my work is a spinoff of something I read and  brought to life with  either my own experiences or just a journey of my imagination.

What challenges have you run across when developing these scripts? Too many to go down the list.

What else do you do besides write scripts?

I try to blog when I can. I have a personal blog cedricarmand.wordpress.com as well as a film and fashion blog Style601 which will be available soon.

Other than that odd end jobs to keep a few dollars in my pocket. Lol

Screenwriter/Producer seeks Billy Bob Thornton to star in Red Swan

Edgy. Check. Hilarious. Check. Veteran. Check. Billy Bob? Check? Red Swan is Armand’s debut film about a socially chaotic world set during the American Recession and Iraqi War. “The need for veteran cast members on this character driven project is very important. I’ve built this screenplay around the fashion and publishing industry because I needed an outlet for expression that included my personal experiences and journey in fashion. ”

Hmm. How does Billy Bob factor in? I have a friend who is a tour manager and works with artist like Sean Combs, Wiz Khalifa, and Yella Wolf. We were chatting about my project and he mentioned that he works with Billy Bob’s band. I told him that I had a character in my project that would be perfect for Thornton and that I’d email a copy of the script over. So there it is!

Billy Bob Thornton is known for films like Monster Ball and the comedic genius in Bad Santa. Thornton’s list of talents also include singer songwriter in which he has released three albums. There hasn’t been a reply from Thornton’s management, however, Red Swan is currently in placement/development with Universal Pictures. Check back for production dates!