This Is Your Brain on Stories
Here’s an interesting article about how our brains respond to stories, proving that good stories actually have a physiological effect on us. When subjects read this passage and several others in an fMRI machine, researchers were able to observe which parts of their brain were activated as the subjects read different elements. Depending on what was happening in each sentence, quite different...
Here’s an exclusive preview of the City of...
Find purpose in preparation and trust that it’s an investment, not a...– #Monday Morning Pick Me Up
Film Directors to Watch in 2011 →
Archie Comics Drop the CCA Seal →
Archie: Extreme and Uncensored?
BREAKING: Henry Cavill Cast As Superman →
Great Leaders Are Great Storytellers →
Great leaders are natural storytellers, but even business owners who would never readily consider themselves to be great leaders often can’t help but tell their story so passionately that those who listen simply want to believe. So what’s your story?
The Legal Fight Over That Song From 'The Fighter' →
Seems like Drive-in Music just wants to sue a bunch of people and get as much settlement money as possible. If it goes to jury and they win, though, it could really open up a can of worms by setting precedent for other potential sampling cases.
What a Great Story...
We talk quite a bit about great stories around here, so I thought I’d post an excerpt of a great one I read. Great work. “The soul of the city is in a football game three seasons ago, the return to the Superdome, on a Monday night when those of us who love New Orleans first realized the city would be back. It was Sept. 25, 2006 — Payton’s and Brees’ first home game. The Friday...
Captain America Not a Proud American?
The film Captain America: The First Avenger will have its title truncated to, simply, “The First Avenger” in overseas markets because Marvel/Paramount feel that the name Captain America would be offensive. As a proud American citizen, this upsets me. Of course, they are couching it as “brand management” rather than a political move, but what about the brand of America? What happened...
Best Four Lines of Dialogue
Writer or not, give me the best/funniest/most interesting/wittiest four lines of dialogue based on this random log line: Seven unsuccessful CEO’s cook dinner in a Mexican border town. The winner gets a free T~Rev demo and a preview of his new UK anthem.
Is Hollywood Messing With Us?
Here’s a great article from Relevant Magazine which looks at the shifting standard of ‘truth’ in Hollywood films and how the public loves every second of the faux-reality. Here’s an excerpt: “… almost everything in our digitized, cut-and-paste world these days has a tenuous relationship to reality. Perhaps that’s why these dubiously “true” films...
Kevin Smith's Jerry Maguire Moment
I love the trail he’s blazing in regards to film distribution. Hopefully, he’ll follow with supportable content. (fyi, if you’re sensitive to cursing, don’t watch the videos) http://goo.gl/ge4If
Transmedia storytelling is one of the most exciting developments to hit...– DR. PAMELA RUTLEDGE
A Look Back at the Best New Family Board Games of... →
Will Ferrell on The Office? →
They’re not pulling any punches.
Transmedia Profile: Caitlin Burns
Here’s a profile article about transmedia producer Caitlin Burns. She speaks of how she ended up in the role, what she does and what she’s looking to do in the future. When Caitlin Burns was in elementary school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the coolest thing in the world. Yet all was not well on the schoolyard. Every playtime brought with it a crisis: “The cartoon had one...
Angry Birds to Be Developed Into Animated Series →
They’re really exploiting the multimedia potential of this IP. Should be cute.
Hollywood's Confusing Portrayal of Marriage
Great article from Relevant Magazine: Throughout our nation’s history, part of the American Dream has been to find the perfect partner, get married, buy a house, pop out some kids and live happily ever after. And as home of the world’s dream factory—Hollywood—America has also long provided the world with images of domestic bliss and suburban sunshine. Well, at least that’s how it...
Plans for Matrix 4 and 5 Announced! →
It’s a great franchise that could definitely benefit from today’s technology so I’m excited.
tdassow-deactivated20130322 asked: Have you read a lot of Michael Moorcock's work?
The 9/11 Report as a Graphic Novel →
I admit that this is interesting, but who the heck would actually read this?
Pay attention to the things you say and do when no one’s around. Those...– Monday Morning Pick Me Up
A Look Back at the Best Graphic Novels of 2010 →
Any noticeable snubs?
Random Log Line Dialogue Contest
“A jewelry saleswoman and an alliance of disenchanted cult leaders form a bowling league in a corn field.” Best four lines of dialogue wins a signed T~Rev demo.
Relativity Media Picks Up 'The Raven' →
I shot a modern day adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher for Ms. Spence’s creative writing class in 11th grade. It bet John Cusack will be better than my friend Dustin Howard was dressed in drag.
"I'll fain pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
The word on the street is that ‘fain’ is an adverb that means ‘gladly’. The lack of the ‘ly’ that accompanies most adverbs is making me uncomfortable.
Ricky Gervais To Appear On 'The Office' →
If the awesomeness makes my television explode, do you think my warranty will cover it?
Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight... →
I’m glad they didn’t fall into the Megan Fox trap.
The whole reason you plan everything beforehand is so that when you hit a snag,...– Michael Moorcock on how he would write a novel in less than a week as well as the importance of mapping out a story beforehand.
Why Is Your Story So Important? →
Don’t know how I let this Scott Allen blog entry slip past me. Great stuff.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing...– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Your success will be attached to other people so surround yourself with great...– Monday Morning Pick Me Up
The Golden Globes Winner List →
Christopher Nolan's hand-drawn Inception timeline →
This is awesome.
It's more than a cool mask... Here's why... →
Via Relevant Magazine
Random Log Line Dialogue Contest
Best four lines of dialogue that would fit with this log line wins a signed T~Rev demo. “A couple of melodramatic poachers find a magic lamp in a theme park.” Go.
Sony Pictures Releases First Look At Andrew... →
Marvel's Next Big Thing: "5 Ronin" →
Wolverine as a Samurai?
The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew's graphic novel... →
Endless Innovation: The Future of Visual... →
Interesting article about the development of visual literacy.
Transmedia Still Holds Chekhov's Gun
Chekhov’s Gun has been historically thought of as a great technique to help writer’s tighten their stories. Essentially, it states: “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” It’s akin to the efficiency principle laced through mystery fiction and is used to foreshadow...
Official: Ian McKellen to Return as Gandalf in... →
By definition, transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral...– Reena Leone - “What I Learned at Comic Con 2010: Transmedia is Everywhere”