Thursday, June 29, 2006

More exciting news! Parle-tu Francais?

Greetings to the RoMann Legion!

So I've been telling you about all the great news regarding the developments with the film. The latest news is that now CAA has requested the script, as well as Insight Productions in Canada (producers of the new TV show about wakeboarding on ABC Family). Cool, eh?

Well, want to hear some even more wonderful news? Two months ago, as I began my forays into the college speaking market, I sent an email to one of the largest French Speaker's Bureau telling them of my success.

Well, I just--one hour ago--received a genuine phone call from Paris. They love my background, and what I have accomplished at such a young age, and think French corporations could really benefit from my knowledge of business.

And then... they randomly started speaking French to test how well I speak. Faster French than I have ever heard. Palms sweating. Brain overload. Frozen solid. Until I took a deep breath and realized... that I actually understood what he just asked me.

So what did I do? I answered. And we spoke for 20 minutes in French about show business, about me acting my way into the Cannes film festival, about politics and the love/hate relationship America has with France and vice-versa, and how much I charge as a speaker.

His last words in French,"Ok, you certainly speak french, and your fluency is definitely sufficient to speak to French corporations." In other words (and this is where you can all celebrate with me)... I PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. They are now helping me put together various speech topics for the French speaking world and he hopes to be flying me to Paris by summer's end, if not sooner, for my first engagement. He thinks I am going to be 'really big in France' because few American businessmen, authors, and actors speak French.

Yes, ladies & gentlemen, yours truly, Monroe Mann, is soon going to be on the French speaking circuit! HOOAH!

Endeavor loves my script!

I've got some great news.

Have you ever heard of the Endeavor Agency in Hollywood? To give you an idea of how prominent they are, some of the artists signed to them include Adam Sandler, James Cameron, Paris Hilton, Conan O'Brian, Adam Brody, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Jessica Alba, and this is just for starters.

Well... I sent them a copy of my script for my wakeboarding film, "In the Wake" and... they like it! One of their film agents called me back to specifically tell me that. Word verbatim, "Monroe, I read your script. I really like it."

So now they have asked me to start putting together a list of actors and directors from their agency who I would like to read the script, and he would pass it along on my behalf. I am really excited---this is the biggest step forward yet!

In addition, VAS Entertainment (largest action sports film distributor in the world) said they too want to help out, definitely with distro, potentially with more. This is great news as well.

Thanks for all of your support, and meet you at the TOP!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

School expanding

Super stoked! My business school is expanding more and more daily. By mid-summer, we plan on having a location on the moon!

Keep an ear out for Unstoppable Artists Business School. Soon you're gonna be hearing a LOT about us. :)

First Self-Help Book To Come Out Of Modern Combat!

First Self-Help Book To Come Out of Modern Combat.

Yes, believe it or not, I actually wrote a book while I was in Iraq.
The name of the book is Battle Cries for the Underdog—Fightin’ Words for an Extraordinary Life. It’ll be available on Amazon, BN, etc by the end of June. Keep searching for it!

What the heck is it about?

Basically, I took 100 motivational quotes from prominent people (Battle Cries) and coupled them with my own patented inspirational and action-oriented explanations (Fightin’ Words). Already the book has received much critical acclaim. Author Jay Levinson calls it ‘profound’. Author of Unstoppable, Cynthia Kersey, writes, “Monroe Mann inspires me and his book Battle Cries for the Underdog will inspire you too!”

How did I find the time to write it?

The question actually should be, ‘how did you survive the war’ and the answer is, ‘by escaping into the books I was writing, such as this one.’ Truly, writing became one of my only escapes while over there. It kept me going. It helped me to stay focused on the prize: COMING HOME. It helped me to remember that even though I was a military advisor to the 4th Iraqi Army by day, I was still in ‘the arts’ by night.

Can I get myself a copy now?!

The truth is… yes, you can. If you go to and click on ‘bookstore’ you will be able to buy my book now and get it shipped to you in a couple of days. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there is currently a slight misprint which is not going to be corrected until mid-June. However, the two pages in question are merely reversed, and are only in the introduction, so if you think of it as a ‘limited edition collector’s item’ then perhaps buying it now would be a cool thing to do! Otherwise, you can wait until June 15th, OR wait until the end of June/early July when it will be available on Amazon,, etc.

Hey, I want to write a book, too!

Go for it! is a great publishing company. I love them. Mention my name and get a discount when you get started with them! If you need further help, check out my business school for artists:

Thanks for reading! ROMP ON!