Kong: Skull Island – How A Professional Translator Brought The Novelization To Japan

Kong Skull Island Japanese Novelization - Translated by Maniwa Arisawa

Translators work hard to protect the cinematic vision of the director, and the Literary vision of the author, when bringing film-based novels to international audiences.

Like anyone who loves giant monkeys and scary dinosaurs peppered with humor and buttloads of action, I’m super excited about the upcoming Kong: Skull Island release tomorrow (March 10 2017.) In fact, I’ve been telling everyone I can that the last trailer released for this film (below) is possibly one of the best edited and sound designed trailers EVAR.

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Nice to hear positive feedback from happy clients.

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Nice to hear positive feedback from happy clients. 🙂

Round One of screenwriting for the iPad animation app is done.

“I liked your script! Thank you! …I will come back to you for more stories!”

Looking forward to doing more.

Give This Shriekfest Alum Horror Movie Some Lovin’

I read an early version of the screenplay for this film around 2011 or so, when I was a judge for Shriekfest Screenplay Competition… in my opinion, it was one of the top 3 or 4 screenplays I ever read for them. Continue reading Give This Shriekfest Alum Horror Movie Some Lovin’

Care. Do. Impact. How A Marketing Master Is Bringing Storytelling To Google Advertising

Care. Do. Impact.

It’s been my sincere pleasure to work with Avinash over the past 6 years…  Continue reading Care. Do. Impact. How A Marketing Master Is Bringing Storytelling To Google Advertising

Do you have Perfect Pitch? Watch real pitch sessions…

Do you have Perfect Pitch? Watch… Continue reading Do you have Perfect Pitch? Watch real pitch sessions…

Supernatural Bridges Short Film Poster

A whole bunch of years ago I worked on one of those 1-Day Film Challenge thingies. Continue reading Supernatural Bridges Short Film Poster

I Was On A Filmmakers Panel Back In 2010

7a99b4c0.jpgThis “Life After Film School” filmmaker’s panel was a part of the 2010 Santa Cruz International Film Festival. Continue reading I Was On A Filmmakers Panel Back In 2010

Should You Give Up Equity In Your NanoBudget Film?

I’m torn on this…

If you win this competition with your contained-budget screenplay, you’ll get the 7K you need to make your film in exchange for 30% of the profits. Continue reading Should You Give Up Equity In Your NanoBudget Film?

Kurt Vonnegut On The Shape Of Story

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Photo of Kurt Vonnegut from an appearance on WNET-TV

I’ve shared this video in the context of another post… but I thought it really deserved its own space. Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut On The Shape Of Story