Crack journalist, Jennifer Barron’s life is turned upside down
when her lover of four years, John Mackie, is brutally murdered by
“person or persons unknown” while he, himself, was committing
a political assassination.
Jenny is suddenly caught in an insidious web by an unrelenting
International Consortium whose aim is to infiltrate America’s
political structure, reaching as far as the Presidency itself. They
seek to delete her with “Extreme Prejudice”...in short,
to kill her for information John Mackie left on a computer disk
they are convinced Jenny now has.
In her fight to stay alive and learn the truth, Jenny alone stands
in the way of this ruthless regime. A target herself, Jenny is shot
at, chased, nearly drowned...and pursued into a tight emotional
and physical corner, from which it appears impossible to escape.
But Jenny is a strong-willed, independent woman who rises to the
challenge, and hers is the fight of every man or woman who has been
pushed to the brink and survives...or does she?
GEORGE SEGAL, ELLIOTT GOULD, PAIGE TURCO, DIRK BENEDICT,
CONRAD JANIS, BO HOPKINS, LOIS NETTLETON, VIRGINIA CAPERS, MARIA
GRIMM, RICHARD KLINE
PICTURES (a studio repertory company) is an independent
film and television production company with an eclectic slate of pictures
in various stages of development.
The brain child of co-founder and president MARIA JANIS,
the company was founded in 1984 with her husband CONRAD
JANIS (Mindy’s father in the outrageously funny hit
series “MORK AND MINDY”
starring ROBIN WILLIAMS and PAM DAWBER).
Miracon has provided an outlet for the creative juices of the principals
who share Writing, Producing, Editing, Directing and Acting chores,
and their joyful collaboration is part of the successful combination
which appears to have launched this winning team.
first project, “THIS JOINT
IS JUMPIN’”, for P.B.S.
and K.C.E.T.'s Fundraising effort, was an extraordinarily
successful Musical Variety T.V. Special with a sizzling "All-Star
Celebrity Jam' Session",
JACK LEMMON, DUDLEY MOORE, BEA ARTHUR, CONRAD JANIS, JACKIE COOPER,
CHRIS LEMMON, PAT MCCORMICK, DIRK BENEDICT & THE BEVERLY HILLS
UNLISTED JAZZ BAND.
Written & Produced by: MARIA
JANIS & CONRAD JANIS.
Musical arrangements by: CONRAD
second project: “The NOVEMBER CONSPIRACY”,
is a taut, action-filled, political thriller, which previewed at
the AFM to huge International acclaim, and was successfully sold
Domestically to MGM. The November Conspiracy’s
financial success, and it’s immediate International approbation,
garnered both Maria and Conrad Janis the approval of established
Hollywood legends, such as Howard Koch Senior, whose quote upon
seeing the film and later discovering its conservative budget was:
“I wish our Studio could do films as exciting as your
film, especially at your unbelievable budget…My God, this
looks like a $35,000,000 dollar film!” “We can’t
do this!”, plus the International recognition of
both foreign and domestic Distributors who are ‘clamoring
to see MiraCon Pictures’ next offerings’.
GEORGE SEGAL, ELLIOTT GOULD, PAIGE TURCO, CONRAD JANIS, DIRK BENEDICT,
BO HOPKINS, MARIA GRIMM, LOIS NETTLETON, VIRGINIA CAPERS, RICHARD
FILMS IN DEVELOPMENT:
presently has over 15 projects on its slate scheduled for production
over the next five years. Among the projects are:
- “SCENE OF THE CRIME”:
The sinister yellow line denotes sudden death, and explodes into
both a political and Hollywood intrigue that proves that after
all it’s “just showbiz”.
- “RICHES TO RAGTIME”:
A warm-hearted, musical comedy/drama ‘Road Movie’
where ‘Hot Jazz’, Swing and Gospel mingles with New
Orleans and the sweet scent of Magnolia blossoms, and where our
eclectic heroes recapture their dreams and do it---“Once
More with Feeling”.
LAST WITNESS”: A Futuristic Action/Drama
of Biblical Proportion.
- “BAD BLOOD”:
Missed “Psycho”? Don’t miss this.
- “AT YOUR SERVICE”:
A modern day mix of “Some Like it Hot” and “Ace
Ventura, Pet Detective” with a sexy young swing dancing
heartthrob to lead the way.
A thriller involving a worldwide terrorist attack.
- “TOI ET MOI”:
A magical & unforgettable Love Story set in Paris.
THE MAN EATING CRAWFISH FROM KELLY HIGH...”:
A tongue in cheek, affectionate “send-up” of all “spoof”
1939. Glamour, Glitter & Greed. Step back in time to where
murder & stardom are the fodder of dreams and nightmares.
- “A FINE ROMANCE”:
– Love in the 21st Century. Much talk, few kisses.
- “DAS HAUS”:
Hitler. A War. A House. And those who still haunt it.
- “MILADY'S MUSTACHE”:
An American tribute to French farce.
- “ANNIE'S FRIEND”:
A heart warming drama set in the Mid-West in the 30s.
A 1940’s Action/Comedy with gangsters galore, fishmongers
who paint, and a May-December Romance that could find you ‘sleeping
with the fishes’.
- “SAMANTHA RISING”:
A chilling story involving a ruthless terrorist kidnapping of
an American co-ed.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION:
“IN THE LIGHT OF HISTORY”
– A documentary of the current war in Iraq from the point
of view of valet parkers and Muslims, Jews and Christians, Ayatollahs,
& Priests, Republicans and Democrats, Senators and Congressman,
Film Stars, and Directors, House Keepers, and High Ranking Military
Personnel, Spies and men and women from all walks of life who seek
change away from the world-wide hysterical finger-pointing and man’s
inhumanity to man. This documentary seeks to reach a more inclusive
yet more individualistic Universal view of the problems facing the
inhabitants of the third Planet from the sun. SOLUTIONS are what
we are discussing, and trying to uncover not just the obvious problems.