First Look at Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace

A First Look at Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace

News by Sean May March 20, 2014
Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg were spotted at the Mall of America as David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone editor David Lipsky, shooting the upcoming film 'The End of The Tour.'

The Best Book Adaptation I've Seen Is...'Catching Fire'!?!

Column by Kelly Thompson March 17, 2014
That's right, 'Catching Fire' is easily one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. Let me tell you why.
Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' to be Adapted by Hunger Games Producer

Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' to be Adapted by 'Hunger Games' Producer

News by Sean May March 14, 2014
The production company that made 'The Hunger Games' into a massive blockbuster will adapt Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' for television or film.
‘Grasshopper Jungle’ Acquired by Sony Pictures

‘Grasshopper Jungle’ Acquired by Sony Pictures

News by Riki Cleveland March 10, 2014
Sony Pictures has acquired film rights to Andrew Smith's young adult novel, 'Grasshopper Jungle.'
Hap and Leonard TV Series

New Joe R. Lansdale Adaptations Include a Hap and Leonard TV Series

News by Sean May
After the Sundance success of the adaptation of 'Cold in July,' Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series is headed for the small screen.
The Fantastic Four, Comics, Film, News

New Fantastic Four Cast Revealed. The Human Torch Is Black. Cue The Outrage In 3... 2... 1...

News by Rob Hart February 20, 2014
The Fantastic Four is getting rebooted — and they've drumming up a little controversy by casting a black actor as The Human Torch...
Guardians of the Galaxy, News, Film, Comic Books

First 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Is Wonderfully Weird

News by Rob Hart February 19, 2014
Marvel's foray into space opera gets off to a solid start with a fantastic first trailer.
Bret Easton Ellis has Written a Movie for Kanye West

Bret Easton Ellis has Written a Movie for Kanye West

News by Sean May February 19, 2014
The American Psycho author has written a screenplay at the request of Kanye West.
Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Review by Christopher Shultz
In the late sixties/early seventies, a wave of media rebels challenged the censors with realistic scenes of sex. This is their story.

Screenwriting: Speed Dating The First Five Pages

Column by Karina Wilson January 29, 2014
A screenplay should always have the reader at 'Hello'. Find out how techniques developed chatting up strangers at speed dating events can make your first five pages sing.
Gone Girl

Film Adaptation Of 'Gone Girl" To Feature New Ending

News by Nathan Scalia January 13, 2014
If you're feeling superior for having read Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" and knowing how it all goes down, then you may be disappointed to hear that the movie will be packing a new finale.
Shia LaBeouf: Plagiarist, Jerk, Troll, or All Three?

After Continued Plagiarism Scandals, Shia LaBeouf Retires From Public Life

News by Sean May January 10, 2014
After facing legal action for copying artist Daniel Clowes' work, LaBeouf has responded by...copying Daniel Clowes' work. And then retiring from public life.

5 Storytelling Lessons You Can Learn From the Films of 2013

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 3, 2014
Screenwriters and directors are storytellers, too. What can you, as a writer, learn from them?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce "Sandman" Movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce "Sandman" Movie

News by Nathan Scalia December 18, 2013
Batman star Joseph Gordon-Levitt announces his intention to produce the Sandman movie, and possibly more...
Biopic of David Foster Wallace to star Jason Segel

Biopic of David Foster Wallace to star Jason Segel

News by Dean Fetzer December 13, 2013
The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star will play Wallace in the film based on the book ‘Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip’.
Batman, comic books, Film, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder

Batman Vs. Superman Vs. ... Wonder Woman?

News by Rob Hart December 4, 2013
Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman/Superman movie.

Cataloguing Your Influences

Column by Christopher Shultz November 27, 2013
Perhaps you've written down all the writers who've inspired you over the years. Utilizing Minh Le's Author Alphabet, I'll discuss why organizing your influences is an important endeavor.
Biopic of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien in the Pipeline

Biopic of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien in the Pipeline

News by Dean Fetzer
The Oxford and Cambridge Professor who wrote some of the worlds best-loved books and spawned a movie empire looks set to be the subject of his own film.
Kanye West Talks Movies and ‘Breaking Bad’ on Bret Easton Ellis’ new Podcast

Kanye West Talks Movies and ‘Breaking Bad’ on Bret Easton Ellis’ new Podcast

News by Dean Fetzer November 19, 2013
Yep, the controversial writer has branched out and set the bar pretty high with a big-name rapper as the first guest on his new venture into the world wide web.

Should You Become A Multi-Hyphenate?

Column by Kelly Thompson November 18, 2013
I find myself on unfamiliar ground trying to become a "multi-hyphenate." Am I a fool for trying, especially when I'm barely a non-multi-hyphenate? Let's talk.
E.L. James Reveals She’s Written New Book

E.L. James Reveals She’s Written New Book

News by Dean Fetzer November 18, 2013
The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author admits she’s terrified about the movie version of her book and that she has a finished novel — but doesn’t say what it’s about or when it might be published.

Book vs. Film: "The Long Goodbye" vs. "The Big Lebowski"

Column by Christopher Shultz
Though not a direct adaptation, the Chandler-esque film from the Coen brothers nonetheless captures the essence of the sixth Marlowe novel.
Memoir Lands 15-Year-Old Book and Movie Deal

Memoir Lands 15-Year-Old Book and Movie Deal

News by Dean Fetzer
8th grader Maya Van Wagenen kept a journal of her attempts to fit in at school, based on advice from a 1950’s book aimed at teens — it’s apparently landed her a six-figure deal.
Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures

UPDATE: Two Dollar Radio Announces Micro-budget Film Division

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 30, 2013
The indie-pub extraordinaire is getting into the talking picture business.

Book vs. Film(s): "Carrie"

Column by Christopher Shultz October 28, 2013
At three film adaptations now, Stephen King’s first novel is shaping up to be one of his most enduring. But which version really gets it right, and which ones don’t?