Peer Production: ENORMOUS

Click here to view the embedded video. MACHINIMA AND PRIME UNIVERSE FILMS PRESENT A Prime Universe Films/Pure Imagination Studios Production From director BenDavid Grabinski (COST OF LIVING) and producers Adrian Askarieh (HITMAN, AGENT 47) and Joshua Wexler (MORTAL KOMBAT) comes ENORMOUS.  Based on the comic book by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour. This one works...

Only 6 Weeks Left to Enter the 2014 People’s Pilot

If you’re on the TVWriter™ e-mail list, this message popped into your inbox this morning. If not – well, here ya go: Well, actually it’s 6 and a half. But that’s a lot less time than it may seem cuz – ya gotta write, you know? TVWriter™’s People’s Pilot contest has been around for years...

MTV Unleashes ‘If I Stay’ Movie Trailer

MTV has unleashed a new trailer for the If I Stay film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actress Chloe Grace Moretz playing the lead role Mia and actor Jamie Blackley as her love interest Adam. The story, based on Gayle Foreman’s popular young adult novel, follows Mia when her “world is turned...

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 4/17/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are by munchman Felicia Day (the Queen of Interweb Series) is developing a paranormal type thriller series for Hulu with Bryan Singer. (And since Yer Friendly Neighborhood munchman is a huge fan of Felicia’s, the fact that I don’t trust anything with Bryan Singer’s name on it...

Does Size Matter? A Look at Longer Blog Posts

How long should a blog post be? In the past year, content specialists have cited the benefits of longer blog posts. By longer, they typically mean more than 2,000 words in length. According to experts, longer posts solve a lot of problems that web owners and small businesses face. Apparently, longer posts can improve your...

LB Sees SILICON VALLEY

The Good: I’m thinking, I’m thinking…. The Not-So-Good: The writing, acting, and general production values here are so atrocious that this series should simply be called SILLY VALLEY. Although, come to think of it, that would insult genuinely wonderfully silly people everywhere. Conclusion: My inner nerd really wanted to like this...

Children’s Books Illustrators Contribute Pieces to ‘Imaginary Friends’ Art Show

Several children’s books illustrators will contribute pieces for the “Imaginary Friends” art show hosted at Gallery Nucleus. The participating artists include Chu’s Day illustrator Adam Rex, The Shabbat Puppy illustrator Jaime Zollars, Astronaut Academy graphic novelist Dave Roman, and more. The show will open on April 19th and run until May 11th. The theme of this exhibition celebrates the main character of Dan...

The Most Edifying Analysis of the Horrors of a Comcast-Warner Cable Merger Yet

When Consumerist.Com tells you something is bad/scary/OMFG!, you know there are a few problems with it. And, boy, are they telling us a lot about this deal. Read on…if you’re brave enough: The Comcast Merger Isn’t About Lines On A Map; It’s About Controlling The Delivery Of Information by Kate Cox Comcast and proposed merger partner...

Freelance Writing Jobs for April 16, 2014

When Murphy’s Law strikes, there’s not much you can do but ride it out, yeah? I hope you’re all doing great, though. Here are your freelance writing jobs for today. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Online Lifestyle and Beauty Writer (Anywhere) Writers for Christian Website (Remote) Freelance Tech Writer for Website (Remote) Content...

Hollywood loves readers: The (sometimes) mutually beneficial relationship between books & movies

This is an essay by Chris Ciolli. Books and movies need not compete for our attention and affection. They are two very different mediums, and they have, as explained in an earlier post on this site by Williesha Morris, different needs and goals and use different tools to do the same thing—share a story with...

‘To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter’ Poem Goes Viral

How would you treat the people who may become a love interest for your children? Jesse Parent penned a cautionary spoken-word poem entitled “To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter.” The video embedded above features Parent performing his piece at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted it earlier...

Vaporware, the Media, and the Dept. of Labor’s “Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training” (TAACCCT) Grant Program

The Associated Press is bringing vaporware, an annoying feature of the tech world, to grants: in “Obama, Biden announce $600M for competitive job grants,” an anonymous AP reporter manages to spend 746 words blathering on about job training grants (a topic almost as dear to our hearts as shocking celebrity nudes is to Us Weekly),...

Leonard Riggio Has Sold 3.7 Million Barnes & Noble Shares

Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio has sold 3.7 million shares of common stock, a portion of his holdings of Barnes & Noble stock. After the sell off, Riggio’s holdings are expected to represent approximately 20 percent of Barnes & Noble’s Common Stock outstanding. “After this sale I remain the Company’s largest shareholder, a position I feel very...

Enough is enough: how to know when you’re done revising your manuscript

There’s that famous adage about the novelist never being able to finish a book, only abandon it to the public. Sometimes it’s hard to know when you’re really done writing and revising your book, story, or poem. You could easily tweak your manuscript forever, draft after draft, and still end up asking yourself every time,...