BREAKING NEWS! 05/02/20 - Major new development in Marilyn drama series. Seven Seas Films team up with 101 Studios in Los Angeles...production will be the very first drama to be approved by the Marilyn Monroe Estate...

Monday, 23 March 2020

"April 2019... Rock Gods ABC TV Premiere / Marilyn FOX TV Special"

(30) Overcast Berks- “A big thank you to everyone in the States who took the opportunity to say how much they enjoyed the Queen/ Adam show, The Show Must Go On.” Even more positive feedback about it was received throughout the day.

"Massive thanks must go to Queen's manager, Jim Beach, and the program's producer, Simon Lupton, for pulling it all together," Keith said. "It was an absolute pleasure to work on. Furthermore, it was also my very first, American Prime-Time TV show. So proud!"

- With Keith's house sale moving along nicely, further legal matters had to be dealt with.

(29) North America – After several months of intense work on it, the big day finally arrived, the US television debut of The Show Must Go On – The Queen & Adam Lambert Story. (ABC 8-10pm EST) The feedback from it was truly wonderful. Everybody seemed to love it… Keith even took to Twitter about it.

(26) Overcast Berkshire – Just days before its first screening, there was still further archive / clearing work to be undertaken on the new documentary…

(25) (Sunny / overcast) Berkshire - Chiswick, London – As arranged, Keith gave a 12:45pm interview for the new, Fox News, Marilyn Monroe special. Philip and Pierre was there on behalf of the studio. (In a true style, a Mercedes, chauffeur-driven car was pre-booked by the studio to collect Keith from his home, escort him to the hotel, where the interview was being carried out, and back again.)

(24) The World – The public got the first opportunity to see the new Queen / Adam Lambert documentary when Miracle Productions LLP release on social media the official trailer for the show, which airs in just 4 days’ time on ABC in America…

(23) Berkshire (overcast) – Easter break over… Further archive work / chasing up / tidying up on the new Queen / Adam Lambert documentary, which airs now in just 6 days!! (Goodness, the time on it has just whizzed by!)

- With the London arm now in control, communications continued between Keith and Fox News about a new the interview for the program about Marilyn Monroe. A date for this coming Thursday, in Isleworth is set.

(20) BFI, London –  Keith attended the Wiped, Recorded, event in London. Among the highlights; an alternate version of The Beatles’ 1969 ‘Something’ film. He also caught up with old friends, Andy N, Mark L, Chris P and Andre Barreau and rubbed shoulders with Andy Scott of The Sweet as well as  broadcasting royalty, Pete Murray and David Hamilton… "Big thanks to Chris Perry of Kaleidoscope for putting on a truly superb show. A splendid time was certainly had by all."

(Start of Month and throughout)... Sunny Berkshire - Work continued on the new Queen / Adam Lambert documentary...

"March 2019...Queen - Adam Lambert / Marilyn and a House Sale"

(29) Berkshire (all round) – Another extremely busy day, taking in more Rock Gods / Adam Lambert research work, a visit to see Nick, Keith’s new legal man and a trip out to Reading, to meet more old mates, Mark, Anthony and Graham and watch The Bootleg Beatles in concert at The Hexagon… “I must admit, this is the line-up of the group in years,” Keith excitedly remarked after the show.

(26) Goodreads – A big thank you to “Bivian” who rated Marilyn five-out-of-five “it was amazing” on the well-respected website.

(25 – 28) Rather Sunny Berkshire – Four straight days of archive research / clearances / emails and phone calls on the new Rock Gods project.

(27) Sunny Berks – Slight asides, chat with a film director about a rather exciting new project and a brief exchange with Keith’s new lawyer… Yikes!

(25) Slough – A truly sad day, attended a funeral of a lovely lady, and the mother of one of Keith’s dear, long-time friends…

(20) London – Another trip into the capital (Camden, to be precise) to attend the book launch of Finding The Fifth Beatle, a rather impressive publication by good friend, David Bedford. A truly splendid day, with three other mates including Paul Skellart.

- With some American archives being a tad hard to deal with, in order to help speed them along, Keith received a note of authority from someone rather high in the Queen organization.

(18 / 19… 21 / 22) Overcast Berkshire – Extensive archive work continued on the new, highly exciting Rock Gods documentary.

- Due to a prior commitment, Keith was unable to accept an invite to appear on a BBC Radio chat show, due to take place the following Monday…

- The “Sold” sign went up outside Keith’s house… it was a sad day.

(16) Berkshire – Yet another house viewing, couple number 29… an offer was placed (bid number 12) and was accepted.

(15) Overcast Chlly Berkshire – Another monster day of email catch ups.

- Further day of archive downloading / letter sending / files preparing on the new Rock Gods project.

- Keith’s house, almost sold? STC.

- A reservation fee was paid to the agent of Keith’s next property… Exciting times...

- A conference call between the UK and America… Was it another big breakthrough in the rather exciting, Marilyn project, we wonder?

(12) South Coast – Another house offer was received… but subsequently declined. (It was offer number 12)

- Further phone call discussions, with a top UK director, took place today… the start on the new “alternate” movie idea was edging nearer, it seemed.

(11-14) South Coast – A welcome return to the so-called “Lawford-Land”. Relaxation went out the window when Keith was faced with the task of stripping / painting the cupboards in the bedroom…

- In-between renovation duties, further archive work was carried out and emails sent on the new Queen project.

- Keith received an early afternoon invite to be interviewed by a local BBC radio station. He turned it down, simply because he did not feel knowledgeable enough to talk about… The Spice Girls.

(9) Berkshire – With everything now in place, Keith (rather excitedly) began the second stage of research on the new Queen / Adam Lambert documentary.

- More viewers at Mr Badman’s house… Number so far, 29. (Offers now stand at 11)

(8) Berkshire – An almighty phone call and major project plan was discussed with top UK producer, Simon L. Phase 2 was ready to begin.

(7) Eton, Windsor – Another, most pleasant catch up with the famed 60s/70s celebrity photographer, Mike Randolph.

(5) Mildly Sunny Berkshire – Day of monster email catch-ups, and a social catch-up with long-time pal, Gary S…

(4) Overcast Berkshire – Yet another house viewing. The gentleman, to quote, “Liked the place.” Naturally!

(2) Overcast Berkshire – Keith received yet another offer for his house… and was also told the new place he has set his mind on is thankfully, still available.

- Overcast Berkshire – Discussions took place about two possible future film/ documentary ideas.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Major Marilyn News!!

Major new development in Marilyn drama series. Announced 05/02/2020...

Seven Seas Films team up with 101 Studios in Los Angeles and the production will be the very first drama to be approved by the Marilyn Monroe Estate.

101 Studios CEO David Glasser - "Beloved movie legend Marilyn Monroe has had many memoirs created about her life, but none quite like this. Keith Badman has uncovered gems of never before released details, centred around the last few months of her sensationalized life and the accusations made. The series pays homage to the bright star whose life was extinguished too early,"

Lots more information at the links below.


Variety

The Hollywood Reporter

No Somos Nonos

Screenweek.it

Televisual

Outlook India

Weser Kurier

The Express Tribune

TV-Wise

ABC14 News

NY Post

Radio Times

Slash Film