RB's Weekend Reading (and viewing) - July 5th, 2013

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Hope you are all having a terrific and creative weekend.

Back with some stories and a video which caught my eye this week.  Some news, some tips, some entertainment. Hope you enjoy.

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

 

RB

With After Earth and White House Down failing at the box office, Showbiz 411 looks at the potential fallout for Sony

http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/06/29/white-house-down-and-sony-too-a-second-failed-blockbuster-could-push-spin-off-demands

 

And given these recent blockbuster bombs, the Independent poses this question:  The last action heroes: Have Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Brad Pitt lost their mojo?

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/the-last-action-heroes-have-tom-cruise-will-smith-and-brad-pitt-lost-their-mojo-8677002.html 

 

The always entertaining David Edelstein and Producer Lynda Obst break down Hollywood’s Blockbuster Problem

http://www.vulture.com/2013/06/george-lucas-steven-spielberg-on-hollywood-blockbusters.html

 

Fox Searchlight Appeals The 'Black Swan' Lawsuit: What Is an 'Intern,' Anyway?

https://www.thewrap.com/media/article/black-swan-lawsuit-appealed-what-intern-anyway-101061 

 

And in one of the craziest, most frivolous Hollywood disputes in recent years, Warner Brothers refuses to give Lee Daniel's the rights to use The Butler as the title of his film due to fear that the public will confuse his movie with a 1915 short of the same name (no lie)…

http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/citing-its-1916-silent-film-short-warner-bros-blocking-harvey-weinstein-from-using-the-butler-title-on-lee-daniels-film/

 

Looks like the Breaking Bad/Saul Goodman spinoff rumors are gaining speed again

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/breaking-bad-creator-vince-gilligan-saul-goodman-spinoff-moving-full-speed-ahead-101091

 

The latest trailer for the Coen brother's latest, Inside Llewyn Davis hit the interwebs

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/07/03/inside-llewyn-davis-domestic-trailer-3

 

With the Lone Ranger hitting screens this week, Screencrush lists 8 roles Johnny Depp almost played

http://screencrush.com/roles-johnny-depp-almost-played/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_70925

 

James Franco called out Zach Braff on his Kickstarter campaign

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/james-franco-zach-braff-kickstarter-indiegogo-campaign-100731

 

Their book is one funny (and worthwhile) read, but here Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant share 6 Tips For Writing A Money Making Script

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1681393/6-tips-for-writing-a-money-making-script-from-a-billion-dollar-screenwriting-duo

 

The good people at Ace Your Audition offered up some tips

http://www.ace-your-audition.com/acting-techniques.html

 

The Writer's Store is offering $20 off their How To Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks Webinar

http://www.writersstore.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-in-10-weeks/?mr%3AreferralID=8bb21e42-e406-11e2-a969-001b2166c2c0


 

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