Hollywood?s most talked about Latina screenwriter formally announced plans to launch a new independent production company called Zohar Films.
Named after an ancient spiritual text, Zohar Films will initially serve as a production entity for Carbia?s own film projects and will later expand into a full-fledged independent film company by the end of 2004.
Carbia leaves Global Screen Partners with full ownership of several of her projects including the much-talked about thriller ?Statute of Limitations? which tells the story of a gang-rape victim who?s paid to keep quiet, then years later methodically destroys the lives of each of the perpetrators.
Carbia is intent on changing the project?s reputation for being the "most coveted unread screenplay in Hollywood." Global was originally set on shooting the picture themselves and kept the script under lock and key as a result of several blind offers by studios.
However, Carbia announced that she has no qualms about the possibility of selling the screenplay to a studio ? a statement which already has industry insiders predicting a bidding war for the project.
Global ? who still plans to release Carbia?s big screen version of the comic book ?Double Impact? late next year ? said that they harbor no bad feelings about Carbia's decision to leave the company.
?Mylo Carbia is a phenomenal screenwriter and we always knew that she would move on to bigger and better things,? said Global Screen Partners? president, Richard Garcia. ?We are extremely grateful for all of her hard work and wish her the very best with her new endeavor.?
For more information about Carbia and her work, please visit http://www.MyloCarbia.com
Raymond Esposito is a freelance writer in Los Angeles specializing in sports and entertainment.