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?
If It Were Stine: Your Favorite Horror Movies as Goosebumps Books

If It Were Stine: Your Favorite Horror Movies as Goosebumps Books

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 28, 2013
Ancient classics and modern masterpieces of horror done as if they were part of R.L. Stine's beloved 'Goosebumps' series.

Ten Exceptionally Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2013
Looking for some Halloween movies that pack a solid writerly punch? These films deliver the scares as well as satisfy the snob in us, offering fantastic nuances in character, dialogue and plot.

Meet Your Avengers 2 Villain: Ultron

Column by BH Shepherd October 10, 2013
All you need to know about the villain appearing in the next Avengers movie.
New Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

New Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

News by Dean Fetzer October 2, 2013
It doesn’t open until the 13th of December, but the hype for Peter Jackson’s new film is already building.

Storyville: Fiction As Film—Writing Scenes That Are Visual

Column by Richard Thomas September 25, 2013
How can your fiction be as visual and engrossing as a film? Here are some suggestions.
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Oh The Irony: "Atlas Shrugged" Producers Ask for $250,000 Handout

News by Christopher Shultz September 25, 2013
Would Anti-altruism author Ayn Rand have been pleased about a Kickstarter campaign to fund the third film in a series based on her terribly long book?
‘Salinger’ Documentary Leads to Biopic

‘Salinger’ Documentary Leads to Biopic

News by Dean Fetzer September 19, 2013
Shane Salerno, who spent nine years making a documentary on the author, has joined Harvey Weinstein for a feature film focused on Salinger’s life between WWII and publication of ‘Catcher in the Rye’.

Respecting Ideals: Reading vs Watching

Column by John Jarzemsky September 18, 2013
With all the hubbub about respecting the space in which we consume movies, why hasn't the same argument been made about books?
J.K. Rowling & Fantastic Beasts

J.K. Rowling Will Pen Original Film Series Set In Harry Potter Universe

News by Christopher Shultz September 12, 2013
Neither sequel nor prequel, this new series will nonetheless continue the author's beloved franchise.
Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl

Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris And Others Confirmed For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"

News by Christopher Shultz September 6, 2013
The cast of this Gillian Flynn adaptation is now full, and overall it's pretty decent.

Hollywood's Science Fiction Problem

Column by Rajan Khanna September 6, 2013
Hollywood science fiction movies haven't exactly been great lately. We take a look at why that might be.
Titles of Unpublished J.D. Salinger Works Revealed

Titles of Unpublished J.D. Salinger Works Revealed

News by Dean Fetzer
‘Salinger’, the new documentary on the reclusive author, reveals the titles of five upcoming releases.
Scarlett Johansson in "Under The Skin"

'Under The Skin' Teaser Trailer Reveals Little Resemblance To Source Material

News by Christopher Shultz September 3, 2013
The film based on Michael Faber's novel looks interesting, though "based on" may be the operative words here.
High Rise, Ben Wheatley

'Kill List' Creators Set To Adapt J.G. Ballard's 'High Rise'

News by Christopher Shultz August 30, 2013
Director Ben Wheatley and writer Amy Jump are teaming up with estemmed producer Jeremy Thomas to finally bring the novel to the big screen.
New Teaser For James Franco's 'Child Of God'

New Teaser For James Franco's 'Child Of God' Adaptation

News by Christopher Shultz August 29, 2013
The unstopable actor-turned-director gives us a glimpse of his Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
The Stand, Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck No Longer Attached To 'The Stand' Remake, New Writer/Director In Talks

News by Christopher Shultz August 26, 2013
With Affleck a little busy at the moment, Warner Bros needs someone else to remake the Stephen King book.
Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

News by Dean Fetzer August 26, 2013
The new documentary on the reclusive writer claims the estate has a number of manuscripts Salinger left to be published after his death.
Universal Studios

Universal Studios Launches Screenwriters Fellowship

News by Christopher Shultz August 19, 2013
The Emerging Writers Fellowship will select a small number of aspiring film scribes for an intensive year-long program.
Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup For The Big Screen: Popular Book Series Adapted Into Film

News by Nathan Scalia August 14, 2013
The popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series is being adapted into a film. For some reason.