Faeries screenplay optioned

Faeries horror creature featureWell, we spent the past few months negotiating a new option deal on our horror creature feature “Faeries”. Now the deal’s done, and the producers are in LA putting together a biz plan, some previz materials, and other assets to round out the investor’s package.

What’s extra cool is that they’re positioning the property as a franchise, and asked us to give them a paragraph on what a sequel might look like as well. I always saw Faeries as a kind of Tremors property, with room for a couple of follow-up films. Maybe even a video game. So we’ll see what happens!

As always, feel free to join the Faeries Facebook page. Sometimes I update there more quickly than here on the blog.

Color me prescient: More momentum for Western / genre mashups

Is the Western/Genre mashup gaining momentum? I hope so.

First a little self-congratulatory pimping:

Back in 2009 I wrote about the forthcoming Cowboys and Aliens movie, and discussed its potential to launch a new genre.

So the Science Fiction Western, while not new, may be welling toward a resurgence as a genre. God knows it deserves a reboot in the theaters after the horrific Wild Wild West (one of only one or two truly unwatchable Will Smith joints), and TV could use another crack at it too post the failure of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (an underrated show that never got its due, which also dipped a toe into SteamPunk, and got Bruce Campbell in front of an audience that wasn’t simply a gaggle of B-horror movie fanboys much like Burn Notice has done).

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New Rocket Summer Site Launched

With the novelization of Rocket Summer coming close to completion, and the film development moving forward, it’s time to spin off Rocket Summer into its own site.

I’m excited to announce Rocket Summer at RocketSummer.info.

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Women in Binders Meme A Viral Opportunity for Binder Manufacturers

I’ve just written an article for the Market Motive blog. It covers the recent “Women in Binders” meme that’s taken over the popular imagination since Romney’s comments in the last debate, and the viral marketing possibilities it raises for related entities like Avery Dennison, the binder manufacturer.

avery binder, binders of women, women in bindersNow there’s a new meme, thanks to a comment from Mitt Romney in the last Presidential Debate. Women in Binders (or Binders of Women) is now a certified viral phenomenon.

In fact, not only has it spawned a universe of graphical “women in binders” memes, it’s resulted in some unexpected attention for binder manufacturer Avery Dennison as well. Customer reviews on Amazon for the  Avery Durable View Binder are riffing on Romney’s “women in binders” comments, and bringing the page (and the product) plenty of attention.

Read the whole article here: MarketMotive.com/blog

Documentary Chronicles Efforts to Bring World War II Vets to DC Memorials

honor flight brings world war two vets to DC memorialsHonor Flight documents the effort to fly as many WWII Veterans to visit Washington DC Memorials as possible – and breaks a world record in the process.

Honor Flight is an uplifting, feature-length documentary about an American community joining together to honor World War II veterans one last time. The film follows a devoted team of volunteers as they race against the clock to send every WWII veteran on an Honor Flight to see the war memorials in Washington, DC. The more they do, the more their cause takes on a life of its own.

Throughout the day, these WWII veterans share their wisdom and war stories — sometimes for the first time ever. After the trip, the veterans often say it was one of the greatest days of their lives. For many veterans, Honor Flight represents their first visit to Washington, DC, and the last trip of their remarkable lives. Continue reading