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David Ferber, Esquire
THE LOST WIZARD, is a rich and complex epic not only about one of the
greatest inventors of the Modern Age, but also about life among the social elite in New
York City at the height of the Gilded Age. One of the greatest untold stories of modern
times, it is a tale about the rise of corporate America at the turn of the century and the
influence a single genius had on its development.
THE LOST WIZARD neatly intertwines a number of key threads such as the
competition against Tom Edison in the race to electrify America and then later against
Guglielmo Marconi in the race to send the first wireless message across the Atlantic. It
is a story about the inventor of our electrical power system, fluorescent and neon
lights, wireless communication, remote control, robotics, a turbine to replace the gas
guzzling automobile engine, and also the original inventor of Star Wars technology. It
is the poignant unrequited love story between the inventor and Katharine Johnson,
wife of Tesla's best friend Robert, editor of Century Magazine. There is the wizard's
amazing suggestion that he was contacted by extraterrestrials while in his laboratory
in Colorado Springs in 1899, a stock market crash in 1901, the construction of a
gargantuan sci-fi looking turn-of-the-century world telegraphy station on Long Island,
which predated the advent of radio by 20 years, the spectacular murder of Tesla's
architect, Stanford White, at Madison Square Garden because of a impassioned love
triangle in 1906, and the monumental personality clash between Tesla, the greatest
inventor of the Modern Age and J. Pierpont Morgan, the most powerful man on the
planet, for control of the wireless telephone and mass communications industry.
| The screenplay has been praised by Richard Attenborough who recommended
it to Channel 4 in Britain, the reader for producer Robert Watts (Star Wars, Indiana
Jones) who wrote that it was "brilliantly constructed" and producer Branko Lustig
(Schindler's List) who said it was "a screenplay that should be made."
| One of its great strengths is that it is backed by the acclaimed biography
WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA which has been described by
Publishers Weekly as "revelatory," by Scientific American, as "a serious piece of
scholarship" by Nexus as as "deeply absorbing" and by Nelson DeMille as "a
masterpiece." WIZARD is "highly recommended" by the American Academy for the
Advancement of Science. In the genre of a David Lean epic, the potential market is
Video of the screenplay reading with 14 actors, Producer's Club Theater, NYC, NY, available to accredited producers.
MARC J. SEIFER, Ph.D. is the author of the the acclaimed biography
WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA. Other works include STARETZ
ENCOUNTER, a psi-fi thriller/novel, THE BIG FRAME, a true crime book
about a man falsely accused of murder and HAIL TO THE CHIEF a screenplay
about an upcoming presidential election.
TIM EATON is a VISUAL FX EDITOR at Industrial Light & Magic. Tim has
worked on such films as BACK TO THE FUTURE, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, ADVENTURES OF AN INVISIBLE MAN, DEATH BECOMES HER, FIELD OF DREAMS, TERMINATOR, TWISTER, MEN IN BLACK, TITANIC, THE MUMMY.
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