http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/r ... rks-428236
And he's probably the only one calling it "incomplete"...Ronni Chasen Murder Documentary in the Works (Exclusive)
Ryan Katzenbach plans a made-for-cable movie about the investigation of the 2010 killing of the Hollywood publicist, which he calls incomplete.
Ooh, that's if he doesn't tell the networks where to go again...A documentary about the 2010 murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen could be coming to TV next year.
...blaming the incompetent police again I see.Ryan Katzenbach, an ad exec who has directed a trio of self-distributed docs on the 1974 Amityville killings, tells THR he’s working on 6:38: The Death of Ronni Chasen, a reference to the time between Chasen’s last cell-phone call and the response by the Beverly Hills police. Chasen was shot to death in her Mercedes-Benz while driving home on Sunset Boulevard from the premiere of the film Burlesque.
Katzenbach believes the Beverly Hills Police Department’s account of the killing is incomplete and says Chasen’s life might have been threatened before the shooting, based on his talks with “many of Chasen’s friends and associates, eyewitnesses at the murder scene and those who know Chasen’s alleged killer, Harold Martin Smith,” who killed himself before he could be captured by police.
So who's on his side? --
We've been down this road before... I wonder if he's dug up an equivulent of Geraldine yet?Katzenbach declined to reveal the names of any of the friends who are cooperating with him. Chasen’s former business partner tells THR he is not participating. Katzenbach says he has several other close friends who will go on camera. However, he says it is premature to give out their names because he is still researching the project.
Good for them. Ryan adds to this:One of Chasen's very closest friends, Vivian Mayer, on Wednesday said she has been contacted by Katzenbach and declined to participate. She said other close friends of Chasen that she knows have also told her they will not participate.
So this is what he thinks of one of the victims "very closest friends"? Disgusting.SHATTERED HOPES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS wrote:....I have a new fan of my work, too! Vivian, as you will read, adores me and my Amityville body of work! Love it!
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Mayer said: "This filmmaker has contacted just about everyone, and many of them in turn have contacted me. They said that, as a true friend, and in honor of Ronni, they have no interest in participating in a documentary that will, most likely, be about appealing to people's morbid curiosity. The police solved the case and, I for one, based on the solid evidence they provided me, was satisfied. That said, everyone is entitled to their beliefs and thoughts, and even those who may not be satisfied, if they were true friend's of Ronni's, I would imagine (Ronni) would not want to be a part of the documentary as they know she would disapprove of a filmmaker whose credits include, Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders, doing a documentary about her."
We've been down this road too - I'm sure there are some unanswered questions, but, as usual, Ryan is making a conspiracy out of them all.Chasen was a veteran press agent specializing in representing producers and film composers. Her death in such a violent and mysterious fashion has intrigued Hollywood.
“Numerous questions remain unanswered: Was the gun that supposedly killed Chasen and Martin stolen from a police officer?" Katzenbach asks. "Was BHPD working leads to locate a witness to the shooting? Did Smith receive a payoff for the 'hit?' Why was Chasen’s most updated will never revealed during probate? Was Chasen actually working on a new will and trust at the time of her death? And more importantly, why was no one, including any member of the police, able to locate Chasen's extensive notes, said to exist in her preparations to revise her latest will?”
Mum and dad again? And how much???The $250,000-budgeted doc is funded by private investors
Lol, black and white and all moody? Instead of hitting a button saying "Grindhouse", he'll just hit one saying "Film Noir" and voila!and Katzenbach, who intends to research the case for the rest of this year and film re-enactment scenes next summer. Katzenbach intends to shoot the documentary in “film noir” style, he says.
I'm getting my prediction in before Dan!The goal is to have the documentary — probably running two hours in length — ready to show in time for the fourth anniversary of Chasen’s death, in November 2014.
4 hours, 20 minutes... in 2016!
Because he knows it won't happen -- he's too much of a self-styled "maverick" to fit into their schedules.Katzenbach says several cable networks are interested in the project but he declines to name them.
...like he did so successfully with Shattered Hopes.He said if he can't sell it to a cable network, he intends to make the documentary anyway and take it out on the festival circuit.
Anyway, I'm glad there are better people than us to deal with him - it's a fresh case and he'll have to face the family and friends of the victim (not just guys and gals from a message forum) if this all goes south again.
A direction one close friend already thinks it's going in