Other “Journeys With George”?

Maybe it’s now time to do that fictionalized feature version of Alexandra Pelosi’s sensaysh HBO docu “Journeys With George,” the one-on-one no-holds-barred tale of Nancy Pelosi’s daughter’s travel with George Dubwa on his initial Presidential campaign trail.

It HBOwed election night,  Nov. 5, 2002, to terrif response and won six Primetime Emmy nominations. Sid Ganis and wife Nancy had optioned it to make a fictionalized feature. “But 9/11 changed the tenor in the country,” Nancy Ganis told me. Thus the film’s not been made.

Nancy met with Alexandra in N.Y. last week — Alexandra is expecting her first child and her mother, Nancy Pelosi’s sixth grandchild. Nancy Pelosi had traveled around the country in 2002 to attend five screenings of “Journeys With George.”

Following the change in the “tone of the country” today and following the  election returns, Sid Ganis allows, “It (the feature) is now something to think about.”

Nancy and Sid are also thinking about filming the story of another  American — Thomas Paine — and talking a series about him with HBO.

Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to the Hollywood community. When in L.A. she guests in Roz Wyman’s Bel Air home — which, over the years has welcomed the creme de la creme of Hollywood’s royalty — mostly Democrats.

Wyman first met with Pelosi in 1984 when she and Wyman chaired the National Democratic Presidential Convention in San Francisco. On Oct. 15, 2006, Wyman held a fund-raiser in her home for this campaign.  Annette Bening introduced Pelosi.

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