Archive for the ‘BOOKS’ Category

COFFEEHOUSE SCREENWRITING 102: Caffeinated Writing on a Budget

If you’re looking for how to make passive characters active or how to cram writing in between day jobs and kids, then you’re in the wrong place.  For help with that, I recommend a great book with a title similar to this article — The Coffee Break Screenwriter by Pilar Alessandra. This article isn’t about how […]

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: WIN the Official Novelization of “NOAH” from TITAN BOOKS

In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. “NOAH” is the American epic biblical-inspired film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and based on the story of Noah’s Ark. The film stars Russell Crowe as […]

FREE STUFF FRIDAY CONTEST: Win a Signed book of THE ART OF BOB PEAK and a Signed DVD of the Drew Struzan Documentary

In celebration of the DREW & BOB: THE MASTERS OF MOVIE ART Exhibition at Forest Lawn Museum in Los Angeles, we have an AWESOME giveaway being offered up for this week’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY Giveaway! While shooting our web-series segment covering this event, we were offered some items to include in a contest for our […]


There’s a reason Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the most adapted stories of all time, more so than Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, or Superman.  The reason is simple — It’s a perfect example of dramatic storytelling. Its three-act structure is personified by three ghosts representing the past, present, and future, which in turn […]

Download Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS iBook for FREE (Learn Behind the Scenes Secrets)!

In celebration of Disney’s highly anticipated film Saving Mr. Banks, in theaters everywhere today, Walt Disney Studios is offering SAVING MR. BANKS: The Official Multi-touch Book. Exploring the previously untold story of how Walt Disney worked his magic on author P. L. Travers to secure the rights to her book, Mary Poppins, the book includes a foreword by […]

EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug: Premiere, Props, Sets, Review & Opening!

  “I come from under the hill, and under the hills and over the hills my paths led…”. Bilbo Baggins riddling the dragon Smaug in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Recently I’ve felt a bit like Bilbo Baggins himself — traversing the wonders of Middle Earth… by way of Los Angeles. First going to the World […]

Stan Lee’s 2013 Comikaze Expo in Pictures

Here’s a look at Stan Lee’s recently held annual Comikaze Expo — a convergence of celebrity guests, artists, cosplay, collectibles, comics, gaming, screenings, and film used props and vehicles. Held in Downtown Los Angeles November 1 – 3 — this marked the third outing for the convention — with over 50,000 in attendance. Click below […]

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