In Copyright Law....Access is EVERYTHING!
Welcome to the true story that lies at the bottom of the rabbit hole.
A story filled with lies, theft, deception and conspiracy. A story that will leave anyone wondering if true justice can ever come forward, and can we really take down the machine.
We are the ones that have been lied to, stolen from, raped and robbed at the hands of a machine called Warner Brothers. The pinnacle of Hollywood power.
In 1992 Tom Althouse began writing a script that was based on his life experiences during a very dark and hard time. This screenplay was his creative release and healing from a situation that had destroyed him and his world around him. By 1993 it was complete and through a serendipitous connection he was invited up to NY in the beginning of 1993 to pitch his screenplay at the home of Leny Coco to a Warner Brothers Executive.
Everything snowballed from there. The WB exec was blown away. He repeated over and over to Tom that Tom needed to submit it right away because Warner Brothers was going to make it. Tom was given very specific instructions on how to submit his screenplay. He proceeded to follow each of these instructions to the T. The copyrighted script was sent registered mail through an attorney to the WB Story Department directly and by June of 1993, it was in WB’s hands. Needless to say Tom was elated. A dream come true! But it was a dream that was soon going to turn into a far worse nightmare than the experiences that had even inspired the film.
The Access Timeline...
Access to Tom Althouse’s script The Immortals is undeniable and irrefutable!
But this is where the story starts to bend your mind taking you even further down the rabbit hole to places beyond the mind. This is the web of corruption that has knitted our film industry so tightly but now it is time to reveal what lies inside.
What Went Wrong?
Tom followed up with Warner Brothers numerous times after submitting his script. Like a bubble that had popped, he believed that they had just decided not to make his film. During one conversation he had on the phone with Diane Bellis, she answered the phone saying “I know who you are. Next time send it through an attorney so we are both protected.” What did this mean? Tom was dumbfounded by such a statement because he had sent it though an attorney and through registered mail. And protected from what?
It wasn't until nearly 20 years later that it all began to make sense. How his screenplay had been stolen and chopped and used to make the Matrix Trilogy and who knows how many other films. And how Tom's story had been revolutionary, just as the WB Executive had said at the pitch so many years earlier, and it really had changed the face of film as we know it today.
We are here to share with you how this script went from the desk of Diane Bellis in the WB Story Department into the hands of Joel Silver, Andy and Larry Wachowski and onward to the production of the films themselves. A trail that shows more than just the almost 200 matching similarities between The Immortals and The Matrix Trilogy but also the corruption and conspiracy inside the web of lies at the bottom of the rabbit hole not only in WB itself, but inside the court system that is meant to protect us and bring justice.
We Need Your Help
We need your help to spread the word. We need to get this story out, to get this story viral. We need to all unite to get the justice returned for the writers of the world. We are not the only ones that have been raped in this way but we are the ones who are willing and ready to do what it takes to take down the machine. Interview, radio shows, television shows. We will make the documentary of this 20 year journey for the world to see.
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Author Tom Althouse
Tom Althouse is a playwright, actor and author and his recent awards include selection by Maui TV News a best comic actor for 2013, The Maui Fringe Festival's Hoku Award for best actor 2012 and Maui Time Magazine recognized him in 2011 in its selection of 20 People Who Matter on Maui.