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Frank Deasy's 'Gaza' on 'Brit List'
30 Sep 2008 :
Irish writer Frank Deasy’s script ‘Gaza’ has made the second annual “Brit List”, which lists the most recommended unproduced screenplays in the UK and Ireland.
Mirroring the US ‘Hollywood Blacklist’ the UK version is compiled of anonymously by industry players including producers, sales agents and funders, and is aimed to draw attention and finance to the projects.

Deasy’s script is based on a Jewish woman living on the Gaza Strip whose daughter while dating a Palestinian man is shot and killed. TV Director Philip Martin (Bloodlines) and Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren (The Queen) are attached to the project, both of whom Deasy has previously worked with on the Granada’s television movie ’Prime Suspect: The Final Act’ of which he wrote and won an Emmy for in 2007. US production company Double Helix Entertainment will produce.

Other writing credits for Deasy include ‘Prozac Nation’, ‘The Courier’ (which he also directed), and ‘Captives’.

The script ‘Nowhere Boy’ written by Matt Greenhalgh (Control) topped the list and will go into production in 2009. The film recounts the story of John Lennon’s early years with Ecosse Films producing and Sam Taylor-Wood (Love You More) - to direct

The first 17 projects on the list are as follows:
1. ‘Nowhere Boy’ Matt Greenhalgh
2. ‘Jane Eyre’ Moira Buffini
3. ‘War Reporting For Cowards’ Mike Lesslie
4. ‘Blackout’ Dennis Kelly
4. ‘Bobby Fischer Goes To War’ Shawn Slovo
4. ‘Necropolis’ Lydia Adetunji
4. ‘Never Let Me Go’ Alex Garland
5. ‘Canyonland’ Toby Finlay
6. ‘Attack The Estate’ Joe Cornish
6. ‘Barafundle Bay’ Vaughan Sivell
6. ‘Bel Ami’ Rachel Bennette
6. ‘Gaza’ Frank Deasy
6. ‘My Week With Marilyn’ Adrian Hodges
6. ‘Put Together’ Tom Rob Smith
6. ‘The Debt’ Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughan
6. ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ Lynne Ramsay
6. ‘Wuthering Heights’ Olivia Hetreed

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