RB's Weekend Reading (and viewing) - July 27th, 2013

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Hope you are all having a terrific and creative weekend.

Back with some stories, tips, and videos which caught my eye this week.  In this edition, Spike Lee becomes the latest celebrity with a Kickstarter campaign, Nicholas Cage says the joke is on you, Woody Allen’s latest hits theaters, Warner Bros turns to The Black List in an effort to find screenwriters in underserved demos, Bruce Willis gets crusty, Hitchcock waxes poetic, some filmmaking tips, playwriting tips, and much, much more…

And a forum to talk rant and rave about all of it…

As always, I welcome your thoughts on any of these subjects in the Comments section below!  Let the discussion begin!

 

 RB

NEWS

Terminally Ill Simpsons Co-Creator, Sam Simon, Vows to Give Away Fortune

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/terminally-ill-simpsons-creator-vows-590262
 

Spike Lee is the latest multimillionaire looking to fund a project through Kickstarter, and Kyle Smith, for one, ain't too happy about it.

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/mo...
 

Much has been made of Hollywood's blockbuster problem, but its bigger issue may be with China

https://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/holl...

 

Woody Allen's new one, Blue Jasmine, opens this weekend and there's already Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett – To celebrate, a look back at 14 actors who scored Oscar noms in Woody

filmshttps://www.thewrap.com//gallery/actors-whove-gotten-oscar-nominations-woody-allen-movies-105046
 

Warner Bros Turns To The Black List To Find Screenwriting Talent In Under-Served Demos

http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/warner-bros-turns-to-the-black-list-to-find-screenwriting-talent-in-under-served-demos/
 

Iconic is forever – Peter Fonda sues Dolce and Gabanna over Easy Rider T-shirts

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG10196701/Peter-Fonda-sues-Dolce-and-Gabbana-over-Easy-Rider-T-shirts.html 
 

Nicolas Cage states: 'People think I'm not in on the joke'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jul/20/nicolas-cage-frozen-ground
 

Slate examines The Most Overhyped Castings in Recent Memory 

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/...
 

VIDEOS

So you think being a celebrity is all glamour?  Talk to Bruce Willis…

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/...
 

A cool video of Alfred Hitchcock appearing on Masters Of Cinema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umfiwI-7I0M
 

The new trailer for Paranoia, starring Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth, and Harrison Ford hit the interwebs

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=54294
 

EDUCATION

So you want to work in the film industry? – Raindance explains how to land an internship

http://www.raindance.org/snaging-an-internship-in-the-film-industry/
 

3 Filmmaking Tips For Small Production Teams

http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/3-filmmaking-tips-for-small-productions-teams/
 

Playwriting Tips From The Royal Court

http://www.writersforumuk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5
 

And finally, the Writers Store is offering $20 off their Writing Sci-fi & Television Scripts That Sell Webinar through Sunday night.

http://bit.ly/16gVxKv


 

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