Monday, August 25, 2008

'The Rainbow Tribe' won an award at the festival!

According to an email I had from Dan Frisch today, the movie won the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Feel Good Film Festival!!! Whooo hoooooo!!!! Congratulations to cast and crew, producer/writer, and every one involved in the making of such an inspiring story!

Fall premiere of 'The Guard'

In my TV-eh? newsletter, they have posted the premiere date of 'The Guard'. It will be aired October 29th on Global Television. DJE still has one or two episodes that he will be in.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Feel Good Film Festival... DJE will be attending!!!

Just had this in an email from Dan Frisch...

It has recently announced that David James Elliott will be attending the opening night of the Feel Good Film Festival, which is featuring The Rainbow Tribe. Tickets for the opening night can be purchased at or at (fans will want to purchase the opening night pass). If you can please help get the word out, it will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


Although I can't attend, I hope many fans will!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Final cover art for Season 7 of 'JAG'

Thanks to my friend from down under, here is the final cover art.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Press release on 'Mirabilis' and Christopher Lloyd

Got this in newsletter:

Released by Sci Fi

[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]


New York, NY August 14,2008

Three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of SCI FI Channel's upcoming 4-hour fantasy/adventure miniseries Mirabilis (working title). Lloyd will play Tesselink, a venerable senior elf and accomplished master of bloodsteel sorcery who aids his granddaughter Perfidia (Natassia Malthe) and a band of knights in their quest for the crucible that may save Mirabilis. He is best known for his roles as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television's Taxi.

Once a paradise fueled by the all-powerful sorcery-grade metal known as bloodsteel, the distant land of Mirabilis begins to decay as supplies of the supernatural substance dwindle. The evil warlord Dragon Eye fights to gain control of the world's supply of bloodsteel, which he will use to rule Mirabilis. But, an ancient prophecy propels four ordinary citizens to battle Dragon Eye. Their quest is to find the fabled Crucible source of all bloodsteel before the corrupt forces of darkness destroy their world. Mirabilis stars David James Elliott as protagonist John Serrogoth and Natassia Malthe as Perfidia. Emmy nominated Sam Egan (Sanctuary, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits) wrote the script.

Reunion Pictures (Lisa Richardson, Matthew O'Connor, Tom Rowe), RHI Entertainment, (Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr.) and Industry Entertainment (Keith Addis and Andrew Deane) are producing the miniseries. RHI Entertainment will distribute the project internationally.
Reunion Pictures ( is a Canadian-based company that develops and finances high quality television and multi-platform properties. Launched in 2004 with over a billion dollars worth of award-winning filmed entertainment, Reunion Pictures has been nominated multiple times for Emmys and Golden Globes, and has been awarded Genies, Gemini's and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Television. Reunion Pictures' list of credits includes a # 1 US box office release (Butterfly Effect), #1 US network miniseries (10.5), and two #1 cable miniseries (Tin Man and Earthsea, produced with RHI Entertainment for SCI FI Channel).

RHI Entertainment (NASDAQ: RHIE) develops, produces and distributes new made-for-television movies, miniseries and other television programming worldwide, and is the leading provider of new long-form television content in the United States. Under the leadership of Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., RHI has produced and distributed thousands of hours of quality television programming, and RHI's productions have received more than 100 Emmy Awards. During 2007, RHI developed, produced and distributed 43 new television movies and miniseries to broadcast and cable networks around the world. In addition to the development, production and distribution of new content, RHI owns rights to approximately 1,000 titles, or over 3,500 broadcast hours of long-form television programming, which are licensed to broadcast and cable networks and new media outlets globally.

Keith Addis and Andrew Deane are partners at Industry Entertainment, a leading talent management and production company that has produced award winning films including The Player, Requiem for a Dream and Quills. Industry Entertainment is currently Executive Producing Fear Itself for NBC, a re-purposed version of Industry's acclaimed anthology series, Masters of Horror, which aired on Showtime, and featured one-hour movies from such illustrious genre filmmakers as John Carpenter, Takashi Miike, Joe Dante, John Landis, Dario Argento, Tobe Hopper, Stuart Gordon, Brad Anderson and series creator Mick Garris himself. Industry also executive-produced the recent anthology series Masters of Science Fiction for ABC. Keith Addis and Andrew Deane also manage distinguished clients in the literary and talent fields.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Christopher Lloyd joins "Mirabilis"

Had this in a Google alert from

By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Emmy-winning actor Christopher Lloyd, whose many film and television credits include "Back to the Future" and "Taxi," has been cast in Sci Fi Channel's miniseries "Mirabilis."

The story centers on four knights who must save their great land of Mirabilis.

Cast opposite David James Elliott, Lloyd will play one of the knights, Tesselink, a venerated senior elf who is an accomplished master of bloodsteel sorcery.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Some of the story behind 'The Rainbow Tribe'

Thanks to a lovely email from Mr. Dan Frisch, writer/producer, I'm honored to share some of the story behind the movie... since this was a personal email, I do ask that it not be shared elsewhere without either his or my permission. Thank you and enjoy!

Hi J,

Thank you so much for your support, I checked out your link and just love it. I have been involved in many studio movies, it is rare when I delve into something independent, but I have been committed to this film for 17 years. It is inspired by my camp counselor back in 1973, Jim Rosenberg, who sadly lost his battle to stomach cancer at the age of 20 in 1974. David's performance is a grand tribute to his life as are all of the performances in the film.

I financed the film personally, and while it is always nice to get your money back-- I didn't get into this for the money, I did as a means of saying goodbye to someone who meant so much to me and also in the belief that this film would positively affect so many people... if only it could reach them-- and reach them is my commitment. In fairness to Jim, to DJE and everyone involved (fans alike), I must stay committed to getting this film released theatrically in the U.S. and hope that it will become something seen and enjoyed throughout the world.

Everything that you and all of the fans of the movie are doing only helps us in that effort. I always feel that "right" is more important than "right now," so please, keep being a fan and think positively for the film's release theatrically-- if we all collectively will it, then I am certain it will happen.

It is a special film that is made in tribute to Jim Rosenberg and for all of you.

One other thing I will share with you is a little back story captured in an email between myself and Jim's parents who are now in their 90's-- it wasn't until this year that I told them this film was made with their son's loving memory in mind.

Keep up the good work and support, the more vocal the better (like constituents to politicians)-- we are all in this together and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Below are the emails between myself and Jim's parents recently (and as a note, both Jim and his brother were adopted):

-----Original Message-----

From Abe and Sis Rosenberg:
Hi Dan Sorry we missed your phone call Im hard of hearing and would have trouble conversing with you however I plan to call you onthe relay if you know what that is. We are very excited about your moviefeaturing Jim it is very dificult for me to travel because I have trouble walkingso as much as we would like to be there we will have to wait for the dvd. I dontrecall the realationship between you and Jim.but I know how much Jim lovedkids he was a very compassionate person and was unusally great to anyone thatneeded help. It has been over 30 years since Jim died and His mom and mestoped thinkig abd missing him, he was an uniique person, and a good person ason we could always love. We would love to know more about you anything youcould tell us,sincerelyAbe & Sis Rosenberg

-----Original Message-----From Dan Frisch
Dear Abe and Sis,

I am sorry for taking so long in gettingback to you, it has really been a busy year to this point, finishingthe movieand other business affairs, and this was something that I did not wantto rush.In 1973 I attended Camp Thunderbird for thefirst time, I was 9 years-old and homesick. I was a quiet kid, kind ofliked being on my own, (Jim nicknamed me Orphie, like an orphan, I wasa little different from the others, probably reminded Jim of himself).Jim had the nickname Lurch, and he was the only counselor I have everremembered. There are many profound "firsts" in our lives, many of them memorable,I remember Jim as the first friend I ever had in my life.As homesick as I was leaving my folks whenI attended camp that summer, I was equally homesick, leaving Jim, mycabin mates and Camp Thunderbird. Many friendships were made that summer in ourcabin, Jim had everything to do with that. His kind and gentle way wasinfectious and impressionable.After leaving Camp Thunderbird that summer, and as I had done on so many prior occasions,

I asked my mom if I had received any mail-- she always responded with "well did you write anybody?!"However, sure enough, one day a letter reached me a few months aftercamp and it was from Jim. He spoke of going on a very long, difficult canoe tripwith his friend and counselor mate "Bajou." The letter was the kind thatcan only come from your heart, it was detailed and meaningful. Jim and Iexchanged several letters throughout the year, but as next summer'scamp drew nearer, the letters stopped. It was in the middle of the next summer,disappointed that Lurch did not return, that Bajou pulled me aside andtold me that Jim had passed away.That day has lived with me. I knew how much I meant to Jim, but I was a 9-year-old boy
and pretty much kept to myself-- I never knew if Jim knew how much he meant to me. I was alsosorry that I did not get a chance to say goodbye to him or to let him know howmuch I enjoyed his friendship.I kept his memory with me and decided oneday to say goodbye in my own way. One day, 18 yearsago, I contacted Camp Thunderbird and told them I was returningto be a counselor-- to live in Jim's shoes so-to-speak. It was ameaningful summer and I had fantastic kids.

Prior to going back to camp that summer, I was working in New York
as an accountant on a television show, I was 26 at the time (today I am 43).Immediately after camp, I was called to work on a film in the south of Texas.

The movie's financing was falling apart, and I found myself in the middle of nowhere
with more time on my hands than I knew what to do with, so I sat down put pen to paper and wrote amovie in memory of Jim. Like many writers I imagined the story andjust let my heart go with the emotion that has been with me all theseyears.18 years later and having saved up enough experience and money, I spent my entire life's fortunes
on making a film called "The Rainbow Tribe." Simply put, the film it is about the one thing Ihave always remembered about Jim-- friendship.I am proud of the film and I think Jim would have really enjoyed it as well-- I have to believe his spiritlives within it.I would love to make my way to Kansas one of these days soon to meet you, Tom, perhaps his sister and to play foryou the film... I will try and make this happen sooner rather than later.At the moment I am hoping to find someone that will take a chance on the film and invest the money it takes toput it on the big screen. I believe there is a destiny to all of this, and trust in it, I am working on that destiny every day.I hope this email brings back your own fond, memories of Jim and the positive affect he had on people that werelucky enough know him.Wishing you the best of health and happiness,Dan Frisch

----- Original Message -----
From Abe and Sis Rosenberg:Hi Dan We l0ved your letter and hope we get to see you and the moviedont waittoo long as we may not br here.Jim was one of a kind and in his brieflife he touched many people not a day goes by that we do not miss andthink of him he was so special thanks again for your letter.Abe&Sis

----- Original Message -----
From Dan Frisch

Dear Abe, Sis, Tom and if you can pass this along to your sister/daughter,I am pleased to tell you that we will be screening The Rainbow Tribe at the Kansas International Film Festival the week of September 19-25th.I would also like for you all to be my guests if it is possible for me to attend, and as of now I am planning on it. If for some reason it is easier to see it in the comfort of your home, I will bring a DVD copy with me.I hope this email finds you all doing well and I will email you more information on the screening as it becomes available.Dan Frisch

Thank you again, Dan, for sharing this with me, and all of DJE's fans. And to those fans I say, this movie needs our support and encouragement. I posted links in my previous posts to the official site of the movie, and to the board on IMBD. Also please vote for the movie on the TCM site, a link which is also posted in a previous post on my blog.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New VoyForum for David James Elliott

Some of DJE fans have started a new board about him! They are a great group of people! Please visit! They are having lots of interesting conversations, great photos, collages, and videos!!! Here is the link:

Congratulations again to NancyE, Spudz, and Barbie on a great DJE site where all the fans can meet and talk about their favorite man!!!!

Support for 'The Rainbow Tribe'

Please, support this movie release by either voting on the Turner Classic Movie site, or by posting on the board at IMBD.

Mr. Frisch, producer/writer of the movie, is asking DJE fans from all over to vote for DVD release on TCM, but especially to post on the board at IMBD. So everyone, please make your voice heard and support this movie! If you've watched the trailer, you can't help but love the interactions between DJE and the rest of the cast! There is comedy, angst, romance... everything needed to make this movie a big hit all over the world! So come on, support this release! Make your voice heard!
Image from IMBD website.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More of 'The Rainbow Tribe'

Thanks to an email from a friend in Germany, they are hoping to get people to promote the movie on their blogs, websites, etc. so here is my contribution. Be sure to check out the movie trailer on:

Also on Turner Classic Movies, you can vote for it to be released on DVD. You can only vote once, so please, anyone who reads this, don't abuse the vote because I'm sure it would ruin it for everyone. Thanks! Here is the link for that:

I see the votes are up to 174... whoo hooo!!! Enjoy the trailer and please vote for the movie!

Monday, August 4, 2008

'The Rainbow Tribe' movie trailer

WOW... went back to sites looking for updates and found that the official website for 'The Rainbow Tribe' now has a movie trailer posted. If the rest of the movie is as good as the preview, these people have a hit on their hands! Here is a link to the site:

I hope everyone that reads this enjoys it as much as I did! It's a fantastic looking movie!!!

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