Radio Free Albemuth Director highlighted in Belfast Film Festival Industry Events.
Practical Independent Filmmaking Workshop by award winning Radio Free Albemuth writer/director/producer John Alan Simon covering production, distribution and marketing across new technologies. Learning traditional and new media techniques in marketing and distribution of television and film content. Only 35 places available so please book in advance.
Radio Free Albemuth is hailed by Variety as an “engrossing adaption, well performed, that should connect strongly with Philip K. Dick’s fanbase and attract upscale audiences seeking Sci-Fi with political and philosophical substance.” As president and chief executive officer of Discovery Productions, Simon has been involved with the production, financing, sales, distribution and marketing of studio films like The Getaway and many successful independent features including Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper), The Wicker Man (starring Edward Woodward); The Haunting of Julia (with Mia Farrow and Tom Conti) and many others. For the last four years, he has produced and moderated BAFTA/LA’s annual seminars for the American Film Market, on such topics as British filmmaking tax-incentives, low-budget production, adaptation and strategies for theatrical distribution.
“The Philip K Dick Film Festival opens its 2012 season with Radio Free Albemuth the masterful adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel. Radio Free Albemuth was directed by John Alan Simon (producer of the Getaway) and stars Shea Wigham (Boardwalk Empire) , Jonathan Scarfe ( Savages), Katheryn Winnick (Love and other drugs) and Alanis Morrisette.” – THE PHILIP K DICK FESTIVAL
289 Kent Avenue, New York, NY 11211 (Brooklyn)
Philip K Dick Fans gathered in San Francisco to celebrate the SciFi Visionary at the Philip K Dick Festival. Three days of salons, seminars and a special screening of Radio Free Albemuth.
How is it that one writer has such an impact on literature and Hollywood?
The Verge team interviewed Radio Free Albemuth director John Alan Simon, noted novelist Jonathan Lethem, who with Pamela Jackson edited PKD’s writings The Exegesis, and David Gill, of Total DickHead website, in search of the answer.
The Bay Area, home to Philip K. Dick for the majority of his lifetime, is the perfect location for the event, allowing fans and scholars to step into Dick’s own past and retrace his steps in this vibrant city by the bay. Sept 22-23, 2012 will be a weekend long celebration and examination of Dick’s life and work with attendees from all over the world.
The conference’s guest of honor will be none other than Jonathan Lethem, the editor for Philip K Dick’s three volumes from the prestigious Library of America, an editor of The Exegesis of Philip K Dick (from Houghton Mifflin), and a celebrated novelist in his own right. Lethem currently holds the Roy E. Disney Chair in Creative Writing at Pomona College and his writing about Philip K Dick appears in his essay collections The Disappointment Artist, and The Ecstasy of Influence.
Other confirmed guests include: Pam Jackson (Editor, Philip K Dick’s Exegesis), Erik Davis (Annotations Editor for the recent publication of The Exegesis), John Alan Simon (director of Radio Free Albemuth), Sam Umland (Chair of English Department at University of Nebraska Kearney and author of Contemporary Critical Interpretations: Philip K Dick), Douglas Mackey (author of Philip K Dick, Twayne’s United States Author Series), Umberto Rossi (independent scholar and author ofThe Twisted Worlds of Philip K Dick), Marc Haefele (an Assistant Editor at Doubleday who worked with Philip K Dick on his masterpiece novels Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), William Sarill (a longtime friend of Philip K Dick who helped Dick develop the religious system in his novel A Maze of Death), and many, many more.
“In our view, the best adaptation of PKD’s works to screen by far.” - SciFi London Intl. Film Festival
~ Louis Savy and Sci Fi London Film Festival
“In our view, the best adaptation of PKD’s works to screen by far!” — Sci-Fi London Film Festival
May 2, 2012 at 9 pm.
Mikrokosmos Film Center
Radio Free Albemuth invited to screen at Danish Film Institute Philip K. Dick Retrospective. Other PKD films invited: Blade Runner, Minority Report, Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly and Total Recall.
Radio Free Albemuth screens Thursday, November 17, 7 pm and Saturday, November 26, 5 pm in Copenhagen at the Danish Film Institute.