Hollywood's Reaction to Max
Max Hardberger's story was told in a front page feature
article in the Los Angeles Times. Click here
to view a copy of the
article. The response to that article was overwhelming. On the day it
was published, Max's phone started to ring off the hook with calls from
Hollywood producers, talent agents and the media. It seemed as though everyone
wanted Max's story.
Max soon did a whirlwind tour of Hollywood, where in just five days he met
with seven talent agencies (including four of the top five), thirteen feature
film producers, four reality show producers, a best-selling author, two screenwriters, and even a Norwegian newspaper
here to view the article (in Norwegian, of course). One producer brought Max
onto the set of an $80 million production, where he observed the shooting of a machine gun sequence with one of Hollywood's top actors. Another producer
entertained Max at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. There were plenty of visits
to studios and glitzy producer offices. At the end of the trip, Max selected one
of Hollywood's top talent agencies to represent his interests. Max's agents scheduled another set of meetings a few weeks later with even more
producers to discuss developing Max's story into a feature film. Max is
currently evaluating his options.
To help evaluate and develop his opportunities, Max
formed a production company, Spearpoint Films, LLC. Click
here to view the company's website.
Book for Random House
One of Max's most exciting projects is a book deal that he signed with the
Broadway Books imprint of Random House, the largest English-language publisher
in the world. The hardback edition of the book, with the title of SEIZED:
Battling Pirates and Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters,
was released on April 6, 2010. Click
here to read more about the book.