Sunday, January 10, 2016

More about the movie "Hogzilla" and that candidate for mayor in the City of Lake Worth

This story falls into the category, "You Can't Make This Stuff Up". Below is an excerpt from the biography that Dianne Jacques (candidate for mayor) supplied for the NAPC/Lake Worth Municipal Election Candidate Forum held on January 6th at the Lake Worth Playhouse:
Diane Jacques is a veteran film and television producer. Through projects like Sudden Terror for ABC Network and Splitsville for Bravo Network, she’s created millions of dollars in jobs and economic stimuli for numerous Florida communities. She’s struck deals with such luminaries as Ben Stiller, Oliver Stone and Johnny Depp, and is currently developing a cooking show for Inlet Grove High School where she works as a teacher.
The term "name dropper" comes to mind. To see all of Jacques' work in the movie business use this link for IMDb (Internet Movie Database):
  • 1996 Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 (TV Movie) (producer) 
  • 1999 Chapter Zero (producer)
  • 2008 Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora (Documentary) (producer)
  • 2014 Hogzilla (Video) (producer)
The 'movie' Sudden Terror was a made-for-TV movie almost twenty years ago. Jacques was a producer for the movie along with ten other people:
  • Executive producers: 4
  • Associate producers: 3
  • Producers: 4
The show Splitsville that Jacques takes credit for doesn't look like it ever made it on TV. Maybe it was eventually produced but under a different name. My query to the Bravo Network hasn't been answered yet.

As far as Oliver Stone is concerned, it appears Jacques traveled to California to meet with Oliver Stone but a deal was never made and she returned to Florida empty-handed. You can read about this is an article written back in December of 2000:
     Novice filmmakers [Diane] Jacques and [Laurie] Hannan-Anton took the story, retitled "Mr. Perkins," to Hollywood and knocked on doors until they came to the attention of associates of [Mel] Gibson and [Oliver] Stone. [emphasis added]
     However, Jacques said, Gibson never could line up the director he wanted to make the movie and it went into limbo. Meanwhile, Jacques and Hannan-Anton returned to Florida to make "Sudden Terror."
At the next debate maybe this will all get cleared up. And possibly the issue of the objectification of women will be brought up? Have you seen Jacques' latest work, Hogzilla?
I told you, "You Can't Make This Stuff Up". Note that in the movie no hogs are seen but there are a lot of women shown running around the Everglades in bikini tops and bras. The best part is the screen shot with the lines, "The Other White Meat Bites Back". Clever writing.