Beverly Hills, California – November 26, 2018
Hollywood Animation Studios, a high-tech producer of both live action and animated films, has announced their intention to create a musical stage play based on the life of famed rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix.
The play will be written by Michael Spartan and George D. Morgan, directed by Michael Spartan, and will use a wide range of Hendrix’s music and personal writings. A collaboration agreement was signed by the two on November 13th.
“It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to bring Jimi’s music and work to both his fans and to a new generation,” said Spartan.
Spartan and Morgan bring together almost a century of combined music and theatre experience.
“Through the creation and production of this play,” said Morgan, “we promise to honor Jimi’s legend and legacy.”
The studio will license music from Jimi Hendrix’s extensive song catalog for both stage and film. An animated feature film version of the same story is currently underway and should begin pre-production in May of 2019. Morgan is also the co-screenwriter for the film.
An opening date and venue for the play has yet to be announced.
ANNOUNCEMENT: My pitch and treatment for adapting my book ROCKET GIRL to film won 2nd Place this month in the Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea contest. Here's where you can find their announcement: https://scriptpipeline.com/14th-great-movie-idea-contest-results
ALSO: I have just begun work on a biography of Leon Russell. Anyone having any information they think would be germane for such a book please contact me . The contact info is at the bottom of this page.
BOOK SALES: As of August, 2018, Rocket Girl passed 12,500 copies in sales !!
Also: the audio book version of Rocket Girl in now available. Go to Amazon.com and search for Rocket Girl Audio Book and it will pop right up.
The publication of my book on the history of the U.S. space program through the Apollo 11 Moon landing does not yet have an official date. I suspect it will be in June, 2019 if all goes according to plan.
Oct. 24: Power Point presentation on Rocket Girl to the entire student body of Cornelia Connelly High School. Anaheim, California.
Oct. 25 LitCrawl, Los Angeles at the Dog Haus. Read first chapter of Rocket Girl.
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