Production is morphing into … what? Is it “filmmaking” if there’s no film? Are we “taping” a program if there’s no tape? Are they “films” or “movies” it they are viewed on a smartphone? Is it “Television” if it’s streaming online on demand?
The technology of production and the delivery methods are no longer pertinent to defining what creators do. We create. We no longer create things clearly defined as “TV shows” or “Movies” or “Web Series.” What we create is now going out on all of “The Blended Screens.” Some have called it “content” but I think that term is weak and too broad.
For me, I’ve decided it’s all “story-making” and that’s what I choose from now on.
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This is the start of a list that will, I hope, build based on input from writers and others with knowledge of the agencies. For now, I will try to update the list and keep it focused on Los Angeles and New York City area agencies.
Please add names, contact information, the agency’s preferences, and other information that could help writers who seek representation.
Please post comments.
This is just for writers and filmmakers! =}
Writers and filmmakers are often hauling their laptops to coffee houses for writing and working. In New York and Los Angeles, there are many such places, but sometimes they are difficult to find.
Let’s build a list of coffee joints where we like to work.
Besides, we all love the adventure of finding a new place to hang out.
I recommend that you copy the info below, then paste it into a comment to this blog posting and let us know your recommended hangouts.
I’ll start adding some that I’ve found in both cities.
Here’s the form to copy and paste.
WIFI: [_]Free with purchase [_]Unlimited time [_]pay
AC outlets: [_]Many [_]Precious Few [_]none
Crowded: [_]Always [_]Seldom [_]Never
Atmosphere [_]chatting [_]boisterous [_]library
Crowd: [_]writers [_]tourists [_]mixed
Menu: [_]pastries [_]sandwiches [_]full menu
Price: [_]$ [_]$$ [_]$$$!
NATE AND KELLY is a love story from a century ago, about today.
The novel has a strong, interesting narrative structure (essential for all media and what audiences now want). It is an interesting combination of fiction and non-fiction that works well with both the broad subjects of historical significance and its very specific, illuminating love story.
- By NaomiA: “…a well-written book”
- By CurtisB: “…captured my interest from the very beginning!”
- By Mouse: “A story of hope, betrayal, survival, and love…shocking truth about evil and prejudice.”
- By Phyllis L. Hinkle: “So well penned…makes you ponder the problems of society we live in today.”
NATE AND KELLY is a striking story of the type that has waned from our memories, the type of story destined for a massive resurgence –- a new take on old stories.
This is a verbatim conversation on Twitter from Friday, October 28, 2011, between me (@mrbarnard1) and Raven-Lee Royal (@Raven2BME).
Raven said: I read your post [The Movie That Needs to be Made], and I really hope you can get this movie made for all of us out there.
… So are you still trying to shop the film around?