Frank DeMartini

Frank DeMartini

Frank DeMartini
Frank DeMartini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank DeMartini (Producer) began his entertainment career 20 years ago as an entertainment attorney. Soon he became a specialist in representing not only the above-the-line elements but also all aspects of motion picture and TV production from development through financing and distribution. His film credits include producer on the independent feature “Motel Blue” (1997) starring Sean Young and Robert Vaughn, “Crocodile” (2001) directed by horror icon Tobe Hooper, “Mozart and the Whale” (2006) starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell, and “Journey to the End of the Night” (2007) starring Brendan Fraser and Mos Def. His most recent film, “Mad Money” (2008) starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Ted Danson, and Katie Holmes opened on 2500 screens in January 2008 and was directed by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri. He has completed production on an M.O.W. for the ABC Family Channel entitled, “The Prince and Me 4 wich will air 2010. Frank has just completed shooting “Elephant White” in Thailand with Kevin Bacon and Djimon Hounsou.

 

Recent Articles

By Frank:

  • It’s “Illegal” Immigration

    . . . no one is against legal immigration. So, when you conveniently leave the word illegal out of the narrative, many people will believe you are also including legal immigrants in your discussion. And, of course, people will sway to your side of the argument. They will feel sorry for the poor immigrant that is being abused by the system. However, when you say illegal, the whole narrative changes. Hence the manipulation.

  • Meet John Doe 2

    About three months ago, I wrote an article entitled Meet John Doe. In that article, I made what I believed was a strong argument that America was looking for someone new. I believe America wants someone to tell it like it is - someone who is not a career politician. I believe that even more strongly now and the polls actually show it.

  • The End of Tolerance

    Gay Marriage whether you like it or not, is a religious issue and is an issue of States' rights. The Supreme Court last week decided that thousands of years of precedent that marriage was between a man and woman didn't matter. OK. Whether they got it wrong or right doesn't matter either. They determined it and it is now the law of the land. However, in one of the well reasoned dissents it was quoted that the opposing argument to gay marriage has been branded by the pro-gay marriage crowd as homo-phobes or bigots if you disagree.

  • It’s all Greece to Me

    On Sunday, the Greek population voted to tell the EU to "f**k off."k In a historic rebuff of the EU and more specifically, France, Germany and Belgium, Greece said they would not accept the forced austerity measures being imposed upon them. In fact, 61% of the population of Greece, so no. It wasn't even close.

  • “Gone With the Wind” Gone?

    If some person wants to fly the Confederate Flag in a cemetery, or in his house, or some legislature decides to fly it on official ground, that is their right. If someone wants to remake "The Birth of a Nation," it is their right. You don't have to go and see it, but you can't stop them from doing it. And, more importantly, you can protest their doing it if you disagree. You just shouldn't be able to stop it.

  • What Does the Confederate Flag Mean?

    The point of this is very simple. The Confederate Flag is a historic document. Maybe it only belongs in museums. Maybe it belongs in Confederate cemeteries. Maybe it belongs in the annals of history and no where else. But, the mere fact that someone chooses to fly it does not make it a symbol of racism. It is a symbol of a different time and of a different culture.

  • The Donald Trump

    Yesterday, Donald Trump became the 10th or 11th or whatever Republican candidate for the White House. And, apparently, his declaration speech has got a lot of people convinced he is the man. To put it mildly, I was surprised at what I would have called a joke candidacy being taken so seriously - at least up until now.

  • Obamacare – Five Years Later

    As most of you know, sometime in the next few weeks, probably this Monday or next Monday, the Supreme Court will decide on the validity of one clause in Obamacare, that could throw the entire law into a shambles. The clause at issue effects whether the Federal Government can provide subsidies to states which have not set up their own exchanges. It's hard to believe that the validity of this one clause may send the whole statute into shambles.

  • Is George Pataki a Game Changer?

    Last week, George Pataki, ex-Governor of New York, announced his candidacy for President of the United States.  To put it mildly, I was very surprised.  As far as I knew, Pataki was not on anyone’s short list to be running.  At first, I was a little shocked at his announcement.  But, after thinking a little,…

  • The Hollywood Blacklist

    During that time period after World War II and up until the end of the Cold War, Hollywood was at its heyday. Many people in government and in the regular world felt Hollywood movies and TV programs could influence American thinking. Accordingly, Hollywood was under attack by Congress because of its leftist and sometime outright Communist leanings. The House Un-American Activities Committee subpenaed many Hollywood producers, writers, actors and directors regarding their political leanings and asked them whether they "were now or ever were affiliated with the Communist Party." Depending on their answer, they were then asked to name others that may or may not have been Communists. These hearings led to what became knows as the Hollywood Blacklist.

  • Clinton Sleaze

    What I can't understand and what continues to amaze me is how anyone can even think about voting for a Clinton. This was true in 1992, 1996, 2008 and now. The two of them represent everything that is wrong with American politics. To put it bluntly, they are just sleazy. It is what I'm going to call Clinton Sleaze.

  • Roman Holiday – It Happened One Night

    The other night I watched the classic film "Roman Holiday" for the first time in many years. And, as expected, I thoroughly enjoyed it again. However, there was one thing about it I didn't realize the first time I'd seen the movie. Basically, it is a remake of "It Happened One Night," (except for the last act).

  • The Death Penalty

    Recently, there has been much controversy on this issue. It doesn't matter whether you are for the death penalty or opposed to the death penalty. Does the current mixture of drugs constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Does it cause interminable pain? Is it humane?

  • Baltimore in Turmoil

    As I write this column, the City of Baltimore is in the middle of its worst rioting since 1968. The Riots of that year, were triggered by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and resulted in the deaths of approximately five citizens. They were a sign of the turbulent 60s. The same 60s that probably brought America the closest its been to a revolution since the Civil War.

  • Political Mendacity Addiction

    “The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the (failed nation) State.” Joseph Goebbels. Silence is the taciturn partner of a lie.

  • Meet John Doe – Election 2016

    We need someone in Election 2016 who is going to think about the people. We need someone who is not a career politician. We need a man who loves American and doesn't apologize for it. We need someone who is clean and has strong moral values. We need someone who will defend American in this very dangerous world.

  • Abraham Lincoln – 150 Years

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of arguably, our most beloved president, Abraham Lincoln. Many people were saying that yesterday was the 150th anniversary. Well, it kinda was, but not of his death. You see, he was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, but he actually died on April 15th at 7:22 in the morning.

  • Charles Schumer and Israel

    President Obama, during his administration, likes having his little minions running around doing his beck and call. Harry Reid played that role very well in the Senate. Charles Schumer might not essay that role as well because of the Middle East.

  • Voter ID

    In the past few years, many states have tried to pass laws which require a voter to present a Voter ID. To date, approximately seven states have passed Voter ID laws and have them on the books. Out of those seven, few are being enforced because liberals are up in arms about this issue. They have taken the position that Voter ID laws are meant for one thing and one thing only and that is to limit access to the voting booth. In other words, to keep undesirable (liberal) voters, from voting. Of course, I do not agree with the liberal position. In fact, I'm appalled at the liberal position, because I believe that Voter ID laws stop unqualified people from voting!

  • The Israeli Election

    Last Tuesday, the sovereign state of Israel had a national election. Much was on the line. In fact, the whole future of Israel could have been depending on whether you listen to Mr. Netanyahu or Mr. Obama. You may ask, what does Barack Obama, have to do in an article about Israeli Election? I would have asked myself the same question a few years ago. Now, it appears that Bibi and Barry are completely and forever intertwined. And, unfortunately, this is not only a bad thing, but it is the American President who is to blame.

 

14 Responses to "Frank DeMartini"

  1. Mr. DeMartini
    Thank you for posting an article about Frank Cervone. My step-father is a wonderful man. He has always treated me as if I was his own flesh & blood, even when I didn’t want him to. My husband, our 2 kids & myself spent this past Christmas holiday with Frank & Mom. No matter how bad he felt, he was always making sure that we were enjoying ourselves. I have never heard him complain about how unfair this disease is or feel sorry for himself. He is always smiling and willing to help anyone that he can. Frank is a fighter & inspires awe in those who are lucky enough to be called his family & friends. The world will be a little darker, when we lose him.

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  2. Thanks for putting Frank Cervone’s story out there for others to see. He and his wife are great people and so strong in the face of such adversity. They are truly a love story that should be told amid the MSA story. Its been our honor to know them. And he truly has always cared for his community. There are so many good things to say about them. Keep up the good work and thanks again.

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  3. Frank,

    Enjoyed the conversation concerning Ira Schwartz’s “In My Opinion” article concerning Michele Bachmann . I wish you success in your career and if you really believe what you wrote in your replies to me then you are a rare breed. I have a brother-in-law who is “in the business” (one of his earler gigs was as assistant director and upi on the television show “NewsRadio”). My sister and he are still married (due to her determination) and have a beautiful family. He is a nice enough sort but lives in that socially incestual bubble of La La Land. I have met many of their friends and his co-workers and I have come to believe that they really have no clue what “Middle America” is and believe that everyone feels the same as they do. Actually I am not sure if they even care what anyone thinks unless it agrees with their narrow view. Anyway good luck!

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  4. Frank,

    What are your thoughts on the John Dickerson (CBS News)e-mail concerning the non-questioning of Michele Bachmann during the debate? As I have said the media has done everything they can to marginilize her and the sheeple acquiesce.

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  5. Hi Frank,
    I’m the Guardian’s LA correspondent and am doing a story about Hollywood conservatives and would like to include your take. When you can spare me a few minutes please call, 6468421202, or email. Thanks.
    Rory

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  6. Interesting compendium of campaign contribution or registration allegiances of “celebs”. Probably not fully representative though. The leanings of Hollywood’s glitterati ARE important because theirs is a free soapbox yet they lack competence to speak with authority from. Many of the right would stay out of the fray because they are less vain than vociferous but emptyheaded leftists. Yet others who are aware of the wholesale blackballing of non Progressives only want to continue to see work. Explain why a Gore Vidal or an Alec Baldwin, or Matt Damon –true America haters — are a shoe in for casting as a general or statesman or Marine, or why Hanoi Jane gets to play Nancy Reagan? There’s gotta be others with equally alluring dentition, or “glutes,” that can read their lines. Then there are the behind the scenes Producers & writers who don’t have quite the visibility. The Weinsteins and their minions who picks and then mold the radical plotlines that demonize free enterprise and responsible living. Unless we as citizens become our own Observers, readers, researchers and spokespeople we remain under the tyranny of their Almighty Opinions on National Policy.

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