Friday 23 April 2010

More Success for "WONDER DRUG"

This month, our favourite award-winning screenwriter, Caitlin McCarthy encountered another success with the stage reading of selected scenes from the movie in development, WONDER DRUG. (See This stage reading event, produced by Patti Negri and Brain Brew Entertainment, was held at Los Angeles Cinespace and was a fundraiser for DES Action USA.

Directed by Janet Miller, the reading featured actress Juliet Landau, best known for co-starring as Loretta King Hadler in Tim Burton's ED WOOD and for portraying Drusilla on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and spin off show "Angel" (the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination); playwright, actor, producer, and journalist John Buffalo Mailer, who can be seen in Oliver Stone's film WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS and was previously selected as one of People Magazine's sexiest men alive in 2002; Kent Osborne, a three-time Primetime Emmy nominated animator, author, storyboard artist and actor; actor Scott Atkinson; actor Tegan West; actress, stand-up comic, and voice over artist Alicyn Packard; actress Ruth Williamson; and award-winning actress, screenwriter, and voiceover artist Elizabeth Kate.
Caitlin tells us that there were high profile attendees at the reading and after-party, including: WONDER DRUG's executive producer Mark Romeo; Jim Forbes, the producer and "voice" of VH-1's "Behind the Music"; Craig Sneiderman, Director of Booking, Global Touring for Live Nation; D.H. Peligro, drummer of the Dead Kennedys; Oscar-nominated director Matia Karrell; actress Hallee Hirsh (16 to LIFE and YOU GOT MAIL); screenwriter/producer Gretchen Somerfeld (the upcoming FACE VALUE); director Nathan Atkinson (COMPULSIONS and TRACKS OF SAINTS); and many others.
Judging by response, there is certainly a huge groundswell in popularity for WONDER DRUG in its developmental stages! We’d love to see WONDER DRUG the movie in Australia. So here’s a call to all Aussies - please put in a plug for Caitlin at
Keep on keeping on, Caitlin!

1 comment:

Bill said...

Thanks for this update. Can't wait to see "Wonder Drug" as a movie!