Academy Award-nominated Frank Darabont to Hollywood Treasure

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Academy Award-nominated Frank Darabont to Hollywood Treasure
Academy Award-nominated Frank Darabont to Hollywood Treasure

Frank Darabont is of Hungarian descent: he was born in a refugee camp in Montbéliard, France, because his parents fled Hungary after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the family then moved to the United States when the director was still very young.

The great international success comes with the second film, also written and directed like the previous one, The Wings of Freedom (1994), for which it obtained an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for the best non-original screenplay.

After a five-year hiatus, Darabont returns to the cinema with another prison-themed film, The Green Mile, written, directed and produced. Like the previous Wings of Freedom, The Green Mile is also based on a Stephen King novel.

He later directed The Majestic, with Jim Carrey, which achieved less success than the previous two works. In 2002 Darabont is producer of Salton Sea, a film with Val Kilmer. In 2007 he brought another Stephen King short story, The Mist, starring Thomas Jane to the big screen.

From 2010 to 2011 he was the producer of the hit television series The Walking Dead, based on the comic series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. In July 2011, in the middle of production of the second season, Darabont was announced to abandon his position as showrunner in agreement with the broadcaster AMC.

The assignment was then entrusted to screenwriter Glen Mazzara.

Frank Darabont is auctioning props from his films

Academy Award-nominated director Frank Darabont appears in an all-new episode of Hollywood Treasure. Darabont contacts Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History, to auction off items from his personal collection to raise money for Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the fast-paced world of show business and collecting pop culture memorabilia, including sci-fi and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original film, television and pop culture memorabilia.

The cable channel SyFy in the United States presented this Wednesday evening in the second part of the evening, a weekly program entitled Hollywood Treasure, led by Joe Maddalena, boss of the auction company Profiles in History, more particularly specialized in objects related to the film Theater.

The sale of the Debbie Reynolds collection on June 18, 2011 was handled by them (see our article). Recognized expert, Joe Maddalena shares his travels every week with the spectators, who take him around the world with his team, to discover indisputable and rare collectibles from the world of entertainment and pop culture.