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After one of the friends suffers a serious accident, all four are forced to take an introspective look at their own lives - and experience the various messages found in Outwitting the Devil - and how those messages, both positively and negatively, affect each one respectively. The film opens fifteen years into the future on a sound stage and with the making of a motion picture. Within moments, we discover that the film being produced is the making of the book, Outwitting the Devil, with an actor playing Napoleon Hill from 1938, in his study. We view this production from behind the scenes. Along with us is a mysterious man also observing the production. So there is, essentially, a movie within the movie. As the actor (Napoleon Hill) engages the Devil in a cross examination, the mysterious man, while listening to the exchange between Hill and the Devil and hearing the messages being delivered, reminisces to fifteen years earlier when he was one of four friends who, through life altering events, receive the message of Outwitting the Devil and permanently change their lives because of it.
Five Star Entertainment Capital Puts it's Mark on Napoleon Hill
Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIVE STAR ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL the next generation film finance and marketing company, announced today that it has teamed up with Producer, Jeffrey Ross (who was the Writer, Director and/or Producer on films including Lost and Found Family, Resurrection, Shadow Conspiracy, Night of Fire and The Making of the Celestine Prophecy), for the worldwide distribution of DEFINITIVE MEASURES, a film based on the best selling novel OUTWITTING THE DEVIL, written by Napoleon Hill and annotated by Sharon Lechter. Ross and Co-Writer Victoria Claibourn wrote the screenplay. Stellaris Films, a division of Stellaris International Enterprises will be producing the film. The announcement was made by Five Star Entertainment Capital's Chief Executive Officer James Hardy, President Tim Moore, Chief Operating Officer Neil Whiteley-Ross and Chief Marketing Officer Steve Nguyen.
"Outwitting The Devil" was originally written in 1938 by Hill as a sequel to his best selling book - THINK AND GROW RICH. However, it was considered so controversial that it was placed in a vault for over seventy-four years. After retrieving it from the vault, The Napoleon Hill Foundation discerned that the messages in the manuscript were essential to improving the current human condition. The foundation then hired Sharon Lechter to annotate and edit the manuscript, and in June of 2011, the book was published by Sterling Publishing, and received rave reviews.
Stellaris Films Writer and Producer, Jeffrey Ross will oversee the Definitive Measures production. Assisting him will be Producers Bonnie Kanner and Lyle Howry.
Said Jeffrey Ross, "Outwitting The Devil, unlike any other book of its kind, has had an indelible impact on my life. My hope is that this film... Definitive Measures, will reach a wide audience, and succeed in enlightening and empowering the masses to seek their own self fulfillment."
Said Sharon Lechter, "The script is Outstanding!… I am seldom at a loss for words…but I believe the screenplay is exceptional. (and definitely hits on some of the hot buttons for me in the book…thank you).
Said James Hardy, "The book Outwitting The Devil is life changing! I have read Think and Grow Rich many times, but this book is even better. When the opportunity to be involved with the making of the movie Definitive Measures was offered, I jumped at the chance. This movie will impact millions of people over the years and I am ecstatic to be involved.."
The deal was negotiated for Stellaris International Enterprises by Jeffrey Ross, whom owns the rights to Outwitting The Devil for the film.
History of Outwitting The Devil
Just after the release of Think and Grow Rich in 1937, Hill began writing Outwitting the Devil as an explanation of why some were still seeing failure after following all of the steps inThink and Grow Rich. His wife, Annie Lou, did not want the book published because of the role the Devil played in it. When Hill died in 1970, the manuscript went in the possession of Annie Lou, who died in 1984. After her death, the manuscript went into the hands of Dr. Charles Johnson, who was Annie Lou’s nephew and president of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. While Dr. Johnson believed the book’s message to be powerful, his wife, Frankie Johnson, shared Annie Lou’s feelings and told Dr. Johnson that she did not want the manuscript published while she was alive. After Frankie’s death, Dr. Johnson passed the manuscript to Don Green, CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Sharon Lechter was then asked to edit the manuscript, and after several years of annotations and reviews, it was released in June, 2011.
About Napoleon Hill
(October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies). Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is one of Hill's hallmark expressions. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill's books.