I received a note from Peter Lefcourt (Togo 1962-64) that a film he wrote two years ago entitled “Sweet Talk,” is now available on various PPV and VOD platforms. You can order it on Time/Warner, Comcast, Dish, Amazon Video, Vids, Hulu, and ( for the Canadians), Rogers and Shaw. You can download it directly from iTunes at this link: http://bit.ly/16neY3C
The film was directed by Terri Hanauer, and stars Nathalie Zea, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Lindsey Hollister, Karen Austin, Time Winters, and John Glover. “It is about the transformative power of story telling, among other things, and we are very proud of it,” writes Peter.
He goes onto say, “Look at it this way: usually when wedo a play, you have to plunk down $25 and schlep to a theater with bad parking . Now all you have to do is press a button, part with 12 bucks, the price of a martini, sit on your couch and enjoy . And go to that special place in heaven reserved for patrons of the arts.” And then he adds, and I agree, “We could use your support. Making an independent film is a tight-rope walk without a net, and we pulled it off. Now we’d like people to see it.”
Peter has had a long and very successful career as a writers. It has involved writing teleplays for primetime series such as Cagney and Lacey, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (both of which he also produced), Eight is Enough, and Remington Steele, among others. He penned the scripts for the television movies Monte Carlo, Cracked Up, Danielle Steel’s Fine Things, and The Women of Windsor. In more recent years he executive-produced and wrote for Beggars and Choosers and Karen Sisco.
In 1984 he was nominated for a Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Cagney and Lacey and won the following year.
Much of Lefcourt’s fiction has been inspired by his true-life experiences working behind-the-scenes in Hollywood. His first novel, The Deal, was adapted for the screen by William H. Macy and debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Several others of his books are under option or in various stages of development for feature films.
In a 2012 interview with Larry Mantle on KPCC’s Airtalk, Lefcourt stated he signed with Amazon.com to publish and distribute his most recent book “with some trepidation”. He said friends told him he was ‘joining the enemy’, but his backlist is selling better electronically on Amazon.com than in it did at traditional booksellers while in print.