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Producers for Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut in Bid to Win Back Permit

October 15, 2010 06:42:07 GMT

Learning that Bosnian government representatives revoked the actress' production permission to shoot in Bosnia, the as-yet-untitled drama's producers submitted the project's script to the officials.


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Producers working on Angelina Jolie's directorial debut have submitted the script of the wartime love story to Bosnian officials in a bid to win back permission to shoot in the country. Jolie recently began filming the as-yet-untitled drama in Hungary and had planned to shoot scenes in Sarajevo and Zenica in Bosnia, where the story is set.

But the Hollywood star's plans were thrown into jeopardy earlier this week when Bosnian government representatives revoked the actress' production permit following a mix-up over the movie's plot. Trade publication Variety initially reported the film would tell the story of a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who fall in love in the middle of the Bosnian war, but are driven to take different paths.

However, local press claimed the film was a love story between a Muslim victim and her Serbian rapist, provoking uproar from Bosnian campaigners for women's rights groups. Gavrilo Grahovac, the Culture Minister of the Muslim-Croat federation - one of the two political entities in post-war Bosnia - confirmed on Wednesday, October 13 Jolie's film license had been revoked.

He added the ban was the government officials' way to "express our disapproval for the shooting of a movie which does not tell the truth and hurts a large number of victims". But producers at Scout Film in Sarajevo, who are working with Jolie on the project, insist the local news outlets have got the storyline all wrong - and they handed over a copy of the screenplay on Thursday, October 14 to challenge the government's decision.

Edin Sarkic, a representative for Scout Film, says, "I brought them the script and I am waiting for a positive response as soon as possible, I hope even today."


 




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posted by hate Angelooney Whor on Oct 20, 2010
I've read most of her post, most of her opinions are one sided. I really cannot understand what makes Angelooney Whorely wrote such comments, well in fact Ms. Jolie kept doing great things not just for Hollywood but also for the world in general. Hope we just help Ms. Jolie and many others like her to make this world a better place. Best wishes to Ms. Jolie's directorial debut, anyway I believe she is good in almost everythings she does. KUDOS!
posted by Baby pink on Oct 18, 2010
several of the comments here were made by a very famous blogger that goes by the name Angelooney Whoreley. There is no one that knows more about this phony individual that continually makes a mockery of charity more than her. Buying headlines in her dramatic overdone cape getup is a bit much...even for the "goth" community. However,its perfect material for comedy.Angelooney is constantly in "high demand" via websites broadcasting Angelina Jolie news. Angelooney Whoreley tells the truth of the matter,as it should be with greatly detailed accuracy. Indeed she is the "talk of the internet"...and for good reason.

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