Interesting bit of controversy from the UK. Amid constant rumors that he and some of the other surviving members of JRR Tolkien’s family ‘disapproved’ of the New Line theatrical adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Christopher Tolkien issued a statement through family solicitors that he did not in any way disapprove of the film,… Continue reading
Today’s site is for indie DV filmmakers. I know digital movie-makers don’t make films in the technical sense, not when they’re actually shooting, but sites like DVFilm.com show you why it really doesn’t matter any more. Texas filmmaker Marcus van Bavel offers a great book dealing with all aspects of DV filmmaking as well as… Continue reading
Site of the day: Bad as things are in the publishing world, your chances of publishing fiction are still better than selling a screenplay to Hollywood. However, having said that, it’s also become clear over the past year that more and more independent producers and agents are finding material through web sites. One such source… Continue reading
Site of the day: when it comes to opportunities for publishing short fiction, science fiction outlets have been—and remain the best. While other houses, firmly in the thrall of the conglomerates that absorbed them, have had to retrench and confine themselves purely to work submitted by agents, publishers like TOR and ACE still accept unsolicited… Continue reading
Site of the day: For writers in the industrial market, the Peter Schleger Company, based in New York City (Central Park South, no less), is on the lookout for scripts. According to his listing, “Produces material primarily for employee populations in corporations and nonprofit organizations.” Programs not to run longer than 10 minutes.