“Hollywood Adjacent” is a poignant and dynamic exploration of the Hollywood dream in the 1970s, on what it means to be a Hollywood success story
— Stephen Israel
Observatory Media Announces New Film Project “Hollywood Adjacent” Optioned by School Pictures
Observatory Media, a visionary production house focusing on stories about creativity and diversity in the arts, is thrilled to announce its latest project, “Hollywood Adjacent.” This compelling and evocative screenplay is the first script co-authored by Gary A. Carnow and Robert F. Godwin, and it has been optioned by the prolific indie producer Stephen Israel of School Pictures.
Gary A. Carnow and Robert F. Godwin, the writers behind “Hollywood Adjacent,” are true Hollywood success stories in their own right. The two of them first crossed paths as young students filled with dreams while studying film at Los Angeles City College, forging a friendship that has spanned five decades. Their journeys have taken them on wide-ranging career paths, from education to photography, but fate brought them back together to create a screenplay that is a finalist in the Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards, and a current entry in the 2023 Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival, the 2023 Page Turner Screenplay Contest, and the 2023 All Genre Screenplay Contest.
“Hollywood Adjacent” is a poignant and dynamic exploration of the Hollywood dream in the 1970s, offering a unique perspective on what it means to be a Hollywood success story. The screenplay follows a group of film students, each enrolled for reasons as diverse as they are, on a journey through intertwined stories that reveal the many facets of their learning, life experiences, trials and tribulations. The story explores the challenges, the successes, the disappointments, and the hijinks that make their Hollywood journey in all its rich complexity unforgettable.
The 1970s was a decade that reshaped the movie making industry and left a lasting impact on the way movies are made and marketed today. The combination of Gary A. Carnow and Robert F. Godwin’s storytelling prowess and the expertise of School Pictures’ Stephen Israel promises to deliver an indie masterpiece that will resonate with audiences and critics alike.
“A memorable time is reflected in our screenplay – good friends, odd friends, all creating something new against the backdrop of 1970s Hollywood,” shares Gary.
“The challenges in crafting this screenplay arose from the intricate task of interweaving our diverse life stories, blending our youthful exuberance with the quirky antics that define our present selves,” adds Robert.
“I first saw the script it was raw” recalls Stephen. “In the last six months the boys turned this story into the kind of pot boiler moviegoers love.”
For further insights into the “Hollywood Adjacent” project, Observatory Media encourages interested parties to visit their official website at https://observatory-media.com/
Gary and Robert will be attending the Austin Film Festival beginning October 26, 2023 and are available for interviews. For media inquiries, interviews, or additional information, please contact Gary A. Carnow at [email protected] or by phone at +1 213-761-8127.
About Observatory Media:
Observatory Media is a dynamic and forward-thinking production house dedicated to bringing groundbreaking stories to the big screen. With a focus on collaboration and innovation. Observatory Media was founded by Gary A. Carnow and Robert F. Godwin, celebrated authors with a long history of creative collaboration.
About School Pictures:
Stephen Israel is an accomplished film producer with a successful career spanning multiple decades. As the head of School Pictures, he is known for his commitment to quality storytelling and has a proven track record of delivering engaging films that resonate with audiences worldwide.