The novel we are turning into a movie:

Above is the cover art for Maya Sloan’s novel that was released last month by Simon & Schuster. It’s available everywhere so pick it up, read it, and let me know what you think. The new production company that myself and three partners (Greg Sloan, Rob Hill, and Rich Siriani) just started, snagged the movie-making rights from some smaller companies like… WB and 20th Century Fox! We have some great people outside of the company jumping on board that really believe in the project, some of which have Oscar winning track records for getting published novels onto the silver screen. Maya is currently in Denmark working on the novel to script adaptation so more on this to come.

My Change of Scenery…

Three weeks ago after performing the Michael Jackson tribute with my students, I once again loaded up my car and moved to another state. I’ve been in South Beach, FL for three weeks now but was in NY for one of them so really two. When I arrived, I was shocked for many reasons. The first thing I noticed when I stepped out of my car was how HUMID HOT is was. It felt like I walked into a steam room with a third degree sunburn. I was also shocked at the drop dead gorgeousness of this place. I walked into my new place with my business partner Greg, and was blown away at the view of the bay (pic above doesn’t do justice). There are cruise line ships, yachts, sailboats, and the skyline of Miami all right over our balcony at The Flamingo. There’s always something crazy going on in this building. Last weekend, we managed to ride a crotch rocket down the hallway, set off the fire alarm due to the exhaust, and summon not only the Fire Dept but also the Police Dept. IT WAS A GOOD ONE!

On the business side, I finally got to meet, in person, everyone that I’ve been working with for the past two years. It’s kind of bizarre to talk to someone for that long, multiple times per day without having a face to go along with the voice. The Media 1 offices are impressive with a lot of great people occupying them. It’s by far the best office environment I’ve worked in. It’s nice to be back in an office considering I’ve been working from my laptop and cellphone for the past year and a half.

Aside from Media 1, I started a company with Greg for legal and tax purposes called Stone Soup (you can google the story behind the name) and also a production company (Anomaly) with Greg, Rob, and Rich. The next company with Josh Guthrie in CA (screenwriter of Social Norm) will be legit within the next two weeks. At this point, I’m just trying to have fun and keep up. Things are moving fast.

High Before Homeroom is the book that Greg’s sister Maya Sloan wrote. The novel hit shelves on the 22nd of last month so go buy it if you want to read the book that we’re turning into a movie! So far it’s getting great ratings on Amazon. If you guys could post a review then that would be huge.

Her sales agent has a great track record for turning published novels into feature films.  Many of the films won Oscars.

Greg and I are down in South Beach working the scene and pulling together our Producer resources to get the film funded and so far it’s been a lot easier than I expected. You think “wait, what? I have to raise millions of dollars to make a movie?!?!”

In order to grow, you have to challenge yourself and do what scares you. Stretch and pleasantly surprise yourself.

Apparently years of preparation does pay off. When the opportunity finally presents itself, you’re effen ready!

So that’s my update. COME VISIT ME IN SOUTH BEACH and like Pedro, I’ll make your wildest dreams come true.

Nate

Fight!

It’s crazy how quickly things can get turned upside down overnight. You’ve been kicking a beehive for so long trying to make something happen to break the monotony. You get bored with kicking so you grab a baseball bat and bust the thing open. You don’t really know what the hell you’re doing but the feeling of doing something perpetuates the motion… all of a sudden things get a little crazy. You’ve got a choice.You can feel sorry for yourself because the bees start stinging you… or you can pull out a couple of cans of Raid and get all Matrix on ’em. Your adrenaline kicks in and if you’re any kind of man, you’re not going to let some little bee cause you to rollover in defeat. You are a giant compared to that little bee. A new part of your brain opens up and finds the relativity. You begin to see this tiny world from the moon. You regain perspective. You take big chances despite what the world thinks of you and your decisions. Pain can be very good if you use it appropriately. You can grab a stick and poke a nice dog for a while, but soon you’re going to piss him off and turn him into a monster that will

FIGHT!!!

What happened at the Mobys!?!

Adventure in New York!!!

If you’re not caught up on my recent posts, the trailer that we recently completed for uber talented Maya Sloan’s new novel, High Before Homeroom was nominated at the Moby Awards. We were a top five finalist in the Best Big Budget Book Trailer category. I joined forces with my partners and orchestrated a last-minute trip to NY to attend the award ceremony at NY’s ritzy new hot spot, The Griffin. Upon arrival, Abbie and I were introduced to Maya and immediately fell in love with her and her charming boyfriend from Denmark, Thomas Warming. Another impressive member of the entourage was Tao Norager, a documentary filmmaker who immediately evinced his affable qualities as a spiritual powerhouse. He is certainly someone to look out for in the near future. We had an amazing time with great friends. Even though, our trailer was beat out by a much larger budgeted trailer, it was hardly a loss considering all the connections that were established with other major publishing companies.

The next day, Rob Hill, Greg Sloan, and I met with maya’s publisher at the Simon and Schuster headquarters in the heart of NY and Rob blew the conference room away with his Wilmington charm as a well versed filmmaker. He was given very little to work with in terms of budget and created a true calling card that secured future business with Simon and Schuster.

I’m very blessed to be building such a great future with these talented people.

I’ll refrain from mentioning all the celebratory fun that was had by all after our business obligations were complete. Let’s just say I’m just now posting this blog and I’ve been back since Monday. GOOD TIMES! Back to work.

Nathaniel Latimer
Direct: 323.898.9976
Email: nathaniel.latimer@gmail.com
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Social Norm Movie Blog: http://www.socialnormmovie.wordpress.com
Linked-In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniellatimer

Moby Awards Top Five!!! READ THIS!!!

S0000….. I nominated the High Before Homeroom trailer for best big budget book trailer at the Moby Awards in NY as well as Schyler Croom for best cameo performance aaaaaand we made the top five!!!!!!

I’m flying to NY on Wednesday morning for the red carpet event at The Griffin.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet then check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLF_U_AfSW0

Nate

Nathaniel Latimer
Direct: 323.898.9976
Email: nathaniel.latimer@gmail.com
http://www.imdb.me/nathaniellatimer
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/nathaniellatimer
http://nathaniellatimer.nowcasting.com/
Social Norm Movie Blog: http://www.socialnormmovie.wordpress.com
Linked-In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniellatimer

Latest Scoop…

Joshua Guthrie recently finished a new draft of the Social Norm script and it’s absolutely hilarious! I can’t wait to unveil some of this mental footage  to you guys. One of my new partners, Greg Sloan (TV Developer/Producer) is currently reading the script. Once he’s finished, we will then make our suggestions to Josh, let him polish up another draft, and finally present it to our other partners in Wilmywood, NC for the trailer production.

I’m psyched to be working in a circle of such talented people. I can feel some really great things on the horizon and I’m definitely getting stir crazy. It’s getting more and more difficult for me to get my mind to shut-up at night so I can sleep. I feel like if I’m not constantly brainstorming, I might miss an opportunity… It’s certainly nothing to complain about. I’d much rather have these feelings than those that go along with having nothing going on.

In other news, the High Before Homeroom book trailer was a huge hit with Simon & Schuster. We were cc’d on many e-mail strings within S&S praising the production quality, turn-around time (a third of their normal vendors), and the commercial marketability. The trailer generated such a significant buzz around the new novel that S&S agreed to print a total of 25,000 copies of Maya Sloan’s High Before Homeroom as opposed to the normal 10,000 copies that’s normally given to a newly published novelist. The trailer was sent by S&S to Twentieth Century Fox for other considerations. We will surely be seeing a lot more business from them in the near future which means many more productions in Wilmington. Can’t wait!

Oh yeah and I’m moving to South Beach, FL in a few weeks. Minor details.

Time to count some sheep.

Nathaniel Latimer
Direct: 323.898.9976
Email: nathaniel.latimer@gmail.com
http://www.imdb.me/nathaniellatimer
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/nathaniellatimer
http://nathaniellatimer.nowcasting.com/
Social Norm Movie Blog: http://www.socialnormmovie.wordpress.com
Linked-In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniellatimer

Check out the trailer for High Before Homeroom!

Alright you guys. You’ve heard my mention of the book trailer I’ve been working on with Greg Sloan (TV Developer/Producer) and Rob Hill (Emmy Award winning Director/Producer) for Maya Sloan’s new novel, High Before Homeroom, published by Simon & Schuster.

By far one of the most entertaining novels I’ve read in a while. It’s a new favorite of mine and wreaks cult classic!

**You can pick up a copy of the book on June 22nd**

For more info on the author check out: http://www.mayasloan.com

Watch the trailer and let me know what ya think!

Nathaniel Latimer
Direct: 323.898.9976
Email: nathaniel.latimer@gmail.com
http://www.imdb.me/nathaniellatimer
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/nathaniellatimer
http://nathaniellatimer.nowcasting.com/
Social Norm Movie Blog: http://www.socialnormmovie.wordpress.com
Linked-In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniellatimer

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