Est. 1998
The WENN Gazette—all WENN news all the time
March -2009 Edition

     DVD Release Requests     

Since it is evident that Remember WENN will never "tread the boards" at AMC—the former home of American movie classics—why not try a different angle: release of the series on DVD? Rest assured the series' creator and producer have not given up on this possibly happening one day, but AMC must know there is an interest.

Things to emphasize in your missive to them:
• most of all—profit!
• good publicity
• the release of other series on DVD, but especially older series, especially ones whose releases are doing well, like M*A*S*H and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Remember that AMC is a business; they are not interested in pleasing you as an individual. What they are looking for is to please a large number of people in a profitable market. So while you tell them you would be willing to purchase the series on DVD, please emphasize more that there are other viewers like you and that DVD release will be profitable to them.

American Movie Classics
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714

Note: Do not put Remember WENN on the envelope, lest they think it is a fan letter.

You can send e-mail to AMC as well, but usually a thoughtfully-written "snail mail" letter will say more to them about your interest in the series than an electronic one, as it takes some effort to sit down, compose a letter, and address an envelope, not to mention the price of a stamp. AMC usually responds to e-mail with a "canned" response anyway.

     Rupert Holmes     

Most of Rupert's doings are covered on his web site:

The big news at the moment is the release of Rupert's newest mystery novel, Swing, set in the same era as Remember WENN at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco, California, which ran concurrently with the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. The protagonist, saxophonist/arranger Ray Sherwood (no relation) is drawn into ever-baffling events after he witnesses a suicide and agrees to do the arrangements for a young woman's prize-winning musical composition.

Rupert is making personal appearances at several West Coast bookstores in conjunction with the publication of the novel and will also be making an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning some time in the future. listing for Swing

Check Rupert's web page for more reviews of his new novel.

Rupert is also scheduled to appear at the Pike's Peak Writer's Conference held in Colorado Springs on April 22-24, -2009. He will be doing a Q&A session. Check out their website.

     Cast Doings     

Testtube TV:

If you haven't visited this site yet, you're in for a treat: Kevin O'Rourke and Mark Blum have partnered to present online series pilots. Their first production, Art in Heaven was written by Rupert Holmes and stars Kevin, Christopher Murney, Maddie Pryor, and Matthew Arkin, and is the tale of two low-level deities who lend some Heavenly assistance to a desperate woman.

Premiering in April is Breakfast in Hollywood, starring Kevin and Mark as a playwright and sitcom writer, respectively. A short trailer is now available on the site.

Remember to provide feedback afterwards!

Carolee Carmello continues to appear on Broadway as Donna in Mamma Mia! and will be featured in an upcoming independent film, I Will Avenge You, Iago!

Mary Stout continues to appear as Madame de la Grande Bouche in Broadways's Beauty and the Beast.

If you live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area, Melinda's voice can be heard doing the narrations for the exhibits in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. She also does commercials for Macy's in certain areas of the country.

Audiobooks featuring Kevin O'Rourke:
• The Oldest Rookie, Jim Morris
• Violets are Blue, James Patterson (unabridged only)
• Babylon Rising, Tim LaHaye/Greg Dinallo

Audiobooks featuring John Bedford Lloyd:
• May There Be a Road, Louis L'Amour
• The Loop, Nicholas Evans (unabridged only)
• The Horse Whisperer
• Timeline, Michael Crichton
• L. A. Requiem, Robert Crais
• The Running Mate, Joe Klein
• Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy/Ram Charan


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