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Industry Veterans Join THE KENNEDY DETAIL Feature


Monday, Jan, 7, 2013; 9:16 AM; – by Movies News Desk








Award-winning film and television filmmakers have joined THE KENNEDY DETAIL, the feature film based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by former Secret Service Agent Gerald Blaine and award-winning journalist Lisa McCubbin. Principal photography is slated to commence in New Orleans March 11 with a release date in late fall coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.




Principal casting begins the first week of January, with Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee serving as Casting Directors for this emotional action/drama. Barden and Schnee have more than 200 titles among their credits including the Golden Globe-nominated Pineapple Express, The Help, World Trade Center and the Prime Time Emmy-nominated Sex and the City.




Jennifer Roth has joined the project as Line Producer. The 35 titles in her career include the Academy Award-winning BLACK SWAN, World’s Greatest Dad, The Wrestler and The Crow. Roth’s history includes projects as Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager and Production Coordinator.




Lilly Kilvert adds her talent as Production Designer developed through her work on 26 titles. She was nominated for Academy Awards for both Legends of the Fall and The Last Samurai. Kilvert is especially important to The Kennedy Detail for her previous experience with In the Line of Fire and The American President.




Mayes C. Rubeo brings solid credentials as Costume Designer. Among her 25 titles is the Academy Award-winning blockbuster Avatar, along with Oscar-nominated films Total Recall and Apocalypto. She was twice nominated by the Costume Designer’s Guild for her work on Avatar and for Fidel. Her latest project, World War Z with Brad Pitt, is currently in production.




The production team will work under the direction of writer and director Stephen Gyllenhaal, who has crafted a riveting script with Kathleen Kwai Ching Man. Gyllenhaal is a veteran director of more than 50 film and television projects including Grassroots, Losing Isaiah, Homegrown and Waterland. He earned the Director’s Guild of America Award for Paris Trout and was nominated in 2012 for Girl Fight. Gyllenhaal is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.




“JFK and his story will be brought to life with cutting edge CGI and enhanced historical footage, allowing the actors to ‘interact’ with the ‘real’ 35th President,” said Gyllenhaal. “The actors will also have direct access to the agents, now in their 80s, three of whom were within a few feet of the assassination.”




“The story that this team, other professionals and an outstanding cast will tell in the span of 100 minutes will be about a band of brothers, who give up the comforts of a regular family life to protect the leader of the free world,” said Producer Ken Atchity. “They are often away from their families requiring wives to serve as single mothers for weeks at a time. They did not do it for the money (less than $5,000 per year in the 1960s); they did it selflessly for their country, a lesson and an example that inspire even today.”




Despite the enormous grief and sorrow, the agents do find plenty of reasons to laugh, sometimes at the instigation of the President himself. They found it easy to admire the 35th President both because of his vision as well as his humanity. He called each man on his detail by their first name as he tested their endurance through his many travels.




The Kennedy Detail is based on first-hand accounts recorded in the New York Times best-selling book by the same name by Jerry Blaine and Lisa McCubbin. Both Blaine and McCubbin serve as Associate Producers on the project, while former Agent Clint Hill – who is well-known as the agent seen climbing onto the back of the Presidential limousine following the shooting – is serving as a special adviser. Rights have also been secured from agents Win Lawson and Paul Landis, both of whom were in Dallas with Hill that fateful day. All were involved in the Emmy-nominated documentary of the same title released in 2010.




“The active participation of these valiant Secret Service agents sets this movie apart from any other film I know of,” said producer Chi-Li Wong.




With the project fully accelerating, updates will come equally rapidly. Producers developed a Web site containing information on the film with social media links and a promotional video outlining the concept behind the motion picture. The address is




The Kennedy Detail feature film is an Atchity Entertainment International/Ramos & Sparks Group production.


‘The Kennedy Detail,’ a new film about the JFK assassination, to shoot in NOLA in March




By Mike Scott,


The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune


on January 07, 2013 at 11:12 AM, updated January 07, 2013 at 11:13 AM


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‘JFK and his story will be brought to life with cutting-edge CGI … allowing the actors to ‘interact’ with (him)” — director Stephen Gyllenhaal


New details are emerging on “The Kennedy Detail” — the book-inspired, big-screen “answer to” Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-laden 1991 film “JFK.” Among the more intriguing, at least for local movie-goers: It is scheduled to start shooting in March in New Orleans, the same city in which Stone shot his film some 22 years ago.




That’s according to a news release sent out this morning (Jan. 7) by producers for the film, which is expected in theaters this fall. “The Kennedy Detail” will be directed and co-written by Stephen Gyllenhaal (“Paris Trout”), the father of sibling actors Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal.




The independent drama — a co-production of Atchity Entertainment International and Ramos & Sparks Group — will tell the story of John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination from the point of view of members of his Secret Service detail. The film’s producers, in a news release last spring announcing the film, said it is intended to be an answer to Stone’s “fanciful ‘JFK.'”




“JFK and his story will be brought to life with cutting-edge CGI and enhanced historical footage, allowing the actors to ‘interact’ with the ‘real’ 35th president,” Gyllenhaal said in the release. “The actors will also have direct access to (Secret Service) agents, now in their 80s, three of whom were within a few feet of the assassination.”






Principal casting on the film is set to begin this week.






“The Kennedy Detail” is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name written by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine — a former member of Kennedy’s security detail — with journalist Lisa McCubbin. The book has already spawned a Discovery Channel documentary, also called “The Kennedy Detail,” which was narrated by Martin Sheen and nominated in 2011 for a News and Documentary Emmy in the long-form historical programming category.




Among crew members announced this week are casting directors Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee (“The Help,” “Pineapple Express”); line producer Jennifer Roth (“Black Swan,” “The Wrestler”); production designer Lilly Kilvert (“Legends of the Fall,” “The Last Samurai”); costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (“Avatar,” “Total Recall”); and screenwriters Gyllenhaal and Kathleen Kwai Ching.




In addition, Blaine and McCubbin will serve as associate producers, and former agent Clint Hill — the agent seen climbing onto the back of Kennedy’s limousine following the shooting — is serving as a special adviser.




For more on the film, visit the official “Kennedy Detail” website. You can also hear the film’s producers and other principals talk about the film in the embedded video [see link].





About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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