GIVING IT UP
represented by The MKR Group, Inc.
@ (212) 997 1930
A feature length documentary shot from inside the belly of the beast (aka Hollywood) that gives a rare behind the scenes view of the most publicized and criticized group of working photographers in the world today, the paparazzi.
GIVING IT UP tells the story of two former LA gang members who founded JFX Direct, a Los Angeles based celebrity photo agency. Now in their 30’s with families to support, these two best friends find themselves fighting a complicated reality of alliances and rivalries within the professional world of high profile celebrity photography and their not so far behind lives in the often fatal world of the LA gang scene. Their path has never been an easy one and the current flood of untrained and inexperienced paparazzi working for large rival agencies now threatens their livelihood.
Although they have traded their “9’s” and Uzi’s for cameras, these two close friends and their small team of photographers still battle daily on the streets of Los Angeles. GIVING IT UP imbeds the audience in the “Paparazzi Wars” as the small JFX team successfully fights much larger companies to “capture” and sell valuable images of Brad Pitt, Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton and other high profile names in the news. With an overview from magazine editors from OK and In Touch the story of JFX Direct is a unique look into an American dream of upward mobility that is turning into an American nightmare.
directed by Frank Ruy
Richard P. Rubinstein
“Giving It Up” Supplementary Deliverables
Full Credit List
Press Kit Containing:
- Biographies of principal filmmakers
- One page print teaser synopsis
- 30 and 50 word log lines
- Giving It Up logo print artwork
102 Production Stills
Copy of complete transcript detailing all spoken dialogue, information cards, subject identifications and lower thirds contained within the film with corresponding timecode reference.
Music and Effects Cue Sheet
© 2007 NYC Film Partners LLC