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In his first Hollywood novel: Tinsel Town - Another Rotten Day In Paradise, Newport didn’t gloss over the cracks in the scenery, the grit, the stench, the plain old fashioned blood and sweat that making movies is really about.
Newport’s latest novel Yankee Dragon continues to take the reader behind the scenes. Set in 1990 when Hollywood was reeling from the effects of a long-term strike by the Writer’s Guild that virtually shut down the industry, Sam Grannit (a Special Effects Man) turns to robbing the hand that used to feed him and becomes a “Gentleman Bandit” taking advantage of the loose cash and lax security the motion picture industry.
Just as Sam is settling into his life of crime, he gets a call to go to Japan to supervise a huge special effect gag. Back to work. Sam leaves Los Angeles at just the right time as L.A.P.D. detective Wayne Morris is hot on his trail.
In Japan Sam and the other Hollywood filmmakers experience a culture shock they were never prepared for as they try and deal with the mysterious ways of their Japanese counterparts. Soon Sam is caught up in the temptation of the multi-million dollar cash payroll that will be sitting in an unguarded safe during the first day of shooting. The enticement to return to his recent life of crime weighs heavily on him as he becomes more and more enamored of his host country and its culture.
James (Jim) Newport is also an Emmy-nominated Production Designer and Art Director for both film and television. (Mechanic Resurrection, Lost, Bangkok Dangerous, The Shield, and many, many more.)
"Yankee Dragon gives a terrific insight into the desperation that is embedded in making a film overseas.” - Rod Holcomb, Producer/Director Moonlighting, The Pentagon Papers and ER
“I couldn’t put Tinsel Town down…. Best introduction to Hollywood novel I ever read.” - David Giler – Producer/Writer Prometheus, Alien and Undisputed
publisher: DCO Books (March 19, 2017)
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