THE PUBLISHING BIZ , RYAN KATZENBACH
Publisher Ryan Katzenbach
explains why Katco's
Amityville projects are the epitome of the type of projects that the firm is actively seeking.
...Publisher Ryan Katzenbach's 2003 interview with Bill Paxton and James Cameron
Above, Ryan Katzenbach
who penned the screenplay for the documentary in addition to executive producing the 4-hour 2-part piece, holds the infamous "High Hopes" sign that will be used in the November shoot of the exterior of the DeFeo home.
"I do believe this is the first time the DeFeo house, circa 1974 has ever been presented accurately on the screen," said Katzenbach
."The original 'Amityville Horror' presented it's version, Michael Bay's 2005 remake presented another, and for the first time, we're actually going to show an audience what the house really looked like."Katco
is recreating the house, says Katzenbach
, in precise detail for the exterior shoot.
"Due to our very rigorous attention to detail, not to mention the interviews we've conducted, lots of new research that has taken place, and all the filming that's taken place, Ric and I agreed that the best plan of attack was to let the documentary be done when it's truly done," said Katzenbach
...Right, L-R, SH's executive producer Ryan Katzenbach, alongside Ric Osuna.
Above, one of the DeFeo jurors testified for over two hours on camera about her
vivid memories of the DeFeo murder trial in a March 2006 interview with Ryan Katzenbach
in New York.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10 - Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders, a documentary being independently produced by Ryan Katzenbach's KatcoMedia
is on schedule to complete principal photography by June 30, 2006.
In addition, www.shattered-hopes.com launched a new Flash based website this week, which Katco
will continue to update as production continues. Katco
expects to complete interviews by the middle of June, while completing re-enactment sequences by June 30, 2006.
The documentary, which is the first such film produced by KatcoMedia
, will revist what Katzenbach calls "life as a DeFeo."
I think at the present we're more interetsed in putting the project on the festival circuit than we are in releasing it," said Katzenbach
"The story has gone long enough," says Katzenbach
, who has penned the original manuscript.
The Fiefdom manuscript, at over 700 pages at present, will be complete by July and prepped for publication, says Katzenbach
has been contacted by indenture trustees for the bondholders asking to purchase advance copies of the book.
"We're hoping to release the book by September," says Katzenbach
Manner of Death, which has been edited, and is now half-way through the production stages at Katco
, says Katzenbach
, will likely hit the market in the summer of 2006.Contract negotiations for the book have been underway since early March.
said that Katco
was extremely interested in the manuscript due to the current popularity of true crime stories."This book is right along the lines of episodes you'd see on CSI or Law & Order
.It's a truly gripping read."
, "One of the longest and most interesting chapters in Adelman's book deals with the infamous 1974 Amityville Horror murders on Long Island.
Amityville, however, is the most notorious because of the public fascination with the numerous books and movies based on this case and the stately Dutch Colonial home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York where the murders took place," said Katzenbach
"It's always an interesting process when you put together three books at one time," says Publisher Ryan Katzenbach
"We're very optimistic that this is going to be a very big year for Katco
in terms of publishing," says Katzenbach
...APRIL 19, 2006 - In a candid interview with Katco Publisher and author Ryan Katzenbach, embattled Fresno, California developer Dennes Coombs said that the losses resulting from his company's recently filed bankruptcy are likely to be "significant."
...Katzenbach, who was the General Manager and newsroom coordinator for the Madera County Times, now defunct, covered the battle over Coombs' San Joaquin Riverbottom development during the late 1990's as the story unfolded.
research materials, articles, photos and notes are now the subject of Katco's forthcoming title, "Fiefdom," which Katzenbach
describes as a "nonfiction novel."
...Katzenbach remained with the Madera County Times from 1998 until 2001 when the newspaper was purchased by its competitor newspaper and folded.
subject is complicated, and an intense volume of information to absorb and comprehend," Katzenbach
said.The "Fiefdom" manuscript, which has now stalled awaiting the results of the bankruptcy action, stands at just under 700 pages and includes a plethora of never before published photos and materials collected by Katzenbach
over the years.
"There was a constant changing of the rules, and everytime Coombs
did A, the county came back and said 'you have to now do B, C, and D.'" Katzenbach
says that the Coombs bonds---a total of 4 issues---were necessary to keep the project rolling given the cost overruns instigated by 1990's Madera County officials.
"The genesis of this comes down to Gail McIntyre," Coombs
said Monday night in his conversation with Katzenbach
"I was completely enamored with Judy's book the first time I read it," says Publisher Ryan Katzenbach