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To: Chris Hanley | From: Yilmaz Alimoglu

Yilmaz Alimoglu <****@**********.***>

Date: December 10, 2011 4:12:06 PM PST
To: Chris Hanley <****@*****.***>
Cc: Richard Horowitz mac <********@***.***>, Roberta Rodman Hanley <******@*********.***>, “Phillip L. Rosen” <******@********.***>
Subject: Re: letter form roberta

Thank you for your response Chris.

You can call me whatever you like, yes, I can be very rude, by intention and design. As you said, you have better people to work with and there is no need to work with someone like me who is an asshole. I have my own world of rules and principles and none has the power change that, including cruelest generals in wonderful uniforms and capitalist with deepest pockets and designer suites. I am a Sufi mystic -I don’t expect you understand the full gravity of that wording-and my ways are different than yours. I will not come to your office and kiss your ass or other asses whom others may perceive to be important and significant human beings, no ass worthy of any kisses, even the most beautiful ass. I am sure there will never be a shortage of people who would tell you all types of interesting stories but not this soul. You are just like the millions of other human beings roaming on this planet and destined to die, sooner or later and one of your legs is already in the doorway of death, but you would not understand the depth of that seeing, i.e. veils.

Just remember, when the spirit is violated, then all is violated.

It is not important for me to make a film. If it is meant to be then it shall happen.  3 weeks ago I refused an offer from one of the biggest publishers in the industry worth $150,000. Yes, that is a lot of money for a new author. I am too rich to accept money from publishers whose ways are crooked. I am rich even when I am financially poor. I live for a specific purpose, certainly it is not for money nor fame.

I don’t need you (and your money) and you don’t need me and my talents, well, I don’t call it talents but a mystic heart speaking for the good of human beings, by the blessings of the Almighty, inspired into the seven  layers of the spirit in the spirit. I am not a professional writer but I can write better than most.

Yes, work with good people.

Take Care.

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Chris Hanley <****@*****.***> wrote:

Yimaz :
I will review the agreement
I have made 33 movies and two movies this year with nick cassavetes ( who did The Notebook ) and fernando Merielles ( city of god and constant gardener ) for $13 M and $15 M respectively
I think you have no experience in filmmaking hence why you have no sense of how long it takes to finance and produce movies ( American psycho was 7.5 years and virgin suicides was 3.5 years to give a couple typical examples )
Over at MUSE we don’t really like to work with people that are rude and inexperienced with us as we have many top rated talent that contacts us every day to meet, so why work with rude people that have no sense of what it takes to make a movie .
So I will review the agreement and see if we broke any of the terms , I certainly would not want to break any agreements and would agree with you if I did
Unfortunately I will stick to the agreement as we bore the legal costs for the contracts which if you breached the terms of our agreement ( I am not saying you have) , we would need our minor sunk costs returned if we did agree to terminate on the basis that life is too short to work with people where we do not have a meeting of the minds)
I must say that the book was rather compelling and apt for this period in the history of filmmaking to be made. I think it hits on very important themes for our current times — and did so with potential for a certain poignancy which had not been seen in this kind of material and themes
I will get back to you

Chris hanley
On Dec 10, 2011Xperia , at 10:17 AM, Yilmaz Alimoglu <****@**********.***> wrote:
Dear Chris,
Below message for your information. Consider it cancelled.

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From: Yilmaz Alimoglu <****@**********.***>
Date: Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: letter form roberta
To: ******@*********.***

Dear Roberta,

This is Yilmaz Alimoglu, the author of Deserts and Mountains. I have signed contract with Muse Films and Richard Horowitz with sincere intentions of turning the story into a film. I had different plans for the film but Richard used our relationship to get me sign a contract with your organization. I spent months writing the film script. I signed contract based on some promises none of which has been materialized. I have not received any updates since I signed the contract back in May of 2011.

I lost all faith I had in your organization and Richard Horowitz. I don’t think your organization is up the task of turning the brilliant story into a real film. I am not despetate in working with you or with people who cannot deliver on their promises. A contract is not a negotiation and it is an agreement.

I would like you to cancel the contract.

Everything matters and everything send its vibration into the universe, where it echoes and returns as more of the same. Good intentions coupled with actions, expressed words, living a life of truth in general pleases “The Divine Substance Placed Within each and every Person” to which God will return and respond by giving a feeling of completeness and meaning to one’s life and those who live a life of lies, destruction, deceit, bad intentions by not abiding to divine principles can only live a life limited to exactly what they have shown to God.


Yilmaz Alimoglu

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM, Richard Horowitz <********@***.***> wrote:

Richard, I am so sorry about your mom. She must have been amazed and proud of you, as you sure do dazzle with your soul and your talent. She must have been bright and smart like you. Sorry. Its always so sad. What a big change.
Please Richard ask your author to allow us to produce this film. It seems that we would need to meet prior to Cannes in LA to confirm if you can work with us at muse productions or hero finance or finance partner that tends to finance for us.
Is it possible that the publishers clearance of the underlying copyright is supplied on the book. And any other matters we can go over together with your author and writer on a conference call over the phones. Will you be in LA next week?
It would be lovely to work with such a dear friend who knows and respects the cultures in this brilliant story.
The imprtance of this as a film cannot be denied. I also, sympathize with the characters and adore the intricasies of the culture which is wonderful to see and which gives us the chance to grow and learn. It can only be a help to all concerned in the present cultural alliances which are so few and far between. This is a very good way to bridge the gap.
And you and your novelist did a wonderful job on the script.
Once again, my sorrow extends to you for your mother’s passing. It is an enormously sad change in this lifetime.
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