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  • WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

    WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

    By Mike Fleming Jr | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 10:44am PDT EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed the screenwriting team of Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, whose breakout came off the spec 10 Things I Hate About You and whose other credits include Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, The House Bunny and She’s The Man. They’ve established themselves as the go-to chicks for chick fare, and they are currently scripting The Expendabelles, the female spinoff of Millennium Films’ The Expendables [...]

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  • Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

    Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

    13 May 2013   By Diane Panosian The recent acquisition of YouTube channel AwesomenessTV by Dreamworks and new paid YouTube channels by Sesame Workshop, UFC, and Magnolia Pictures prove the industry sees money on the digital front. The paid subscription model applied (so far) across 30 YouTube channels is just one way content providers can monetize content. SSN spoke with a group of online experts, comprised of filmmakers, producers and network execs, who’ve risen to the challenge of adapting content to [...]

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  • The Algorithm of Hollywood

    The Algorithm of Hollywood

    Why would writers want to kill this man? There was recent article in The New York Times about using data “to solve the equation of the hit film script.” While I’m in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay – or movies as a whole – I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood… and humankind. Stats might reflect what formulas will work, but they have NOTHING to do with creativity, [...]

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  • Trailer: Crazy Kind of Love

    Trailer: Crazy Kind of Love

    From script to screen. Only took a decade. Here’s the trailer for Crazy Kind of Love (retitled from Long Time Gone), which Seth Jaret executive produced. Now available to stream on Netflix and other services. Adapted by Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde; The House Bunny). It’s a family dramedy featuring some fine acting talent: Graham Rogers (Revolution), Amanda Crew, Eva Longoria, Sam Trammel (True Blood), Anthony LaPaglia, Ali Milchalka, Virginia Madsen and more. Here is the film’s description: Depressed after getting [...]

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  • It’s Not Complicated – AT&T Commercial with Harmony

    It’s Not Complicated – AT&T Commercial with Harmony

    Raise your hand and be counted. The latest spot for AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” campaign stars Harmony Jaret. She patiently waits for her turn to speak, then delivers the improvised punch-line. Congratulations, Harmony!

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  • ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Picture

    ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Picture

    It’s the Astro Oscars: where we let the stars pick the stars who win! Part Five: Best Picture Also read: Part One – The Oscar Ceremony & Seth MacFarlane Also read: Part Two – Best Supporting Actor & Actress Also read: Part Three – Best Actor & Actress Also read: Part Four – Best Song & Director  BEST PICTURE Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Academy, and ordinary pundits, fans and filmgoers out there who would just like to know—we are about to unveil [...]

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  • ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Song & Director

    ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Song & Director

    It’s the Astro Oscars: where we let the stars pick the stars who win! Part Four: Best Song & Best Director Also read: Part One – The Oscar Ceremony & Seth MacFarlane Also read: Part Two – Best Supporting Actor & Actress Also read: Part Three – Best Actor & Actress BEST ORIGINAL SONG The only real question this year about the category of Best Song is whether or not Adele will win the Oscar for the James Bond theme “Skyfall” and thus [...]

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  • ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Actor & Actress

    ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Actor & Actress

    It’s the Astro Oscars: where we let the stars pick the stars who win! Part Three: Best Actress & Best Actor   Also read: Part One – The Oscar Ceremony & Seth MacFarlane Also read: Part Two – Best Supporting Actor & Actress BEST ACTRESS  One of the most fascinating races this year pits the youngest-ever nominated actress against the oldest ever nominated, along with a battle royale between a snarky 20-something and an obsessive CIA agent, with a heartsick mother thrown [...]

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  • ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Supporting Actor & Actress

    ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts Best Supporting Actor & Actress

    It’s the Astro Oscars: where we let the stars pick the stars who win! Part Two: Best Supporting Actress & Actor Every nominee has to be hot, astrologically speaking, to get to the point of an Oscar nomination. But as for actually winning, the question becomes: Who’s the HOTTEST come Oscar night? Also read: Part One: The Oscar Ceremony & Seth MacFarlane Sometimes it’s like choosing between an inside straight, a flush, or a full house: which nominee’s chart––and its energetic [...]

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  • ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts the Academy Awards

    ASTRO OSCARS: Astrology Predicts the Academy Awards

    Welcome to the 2013 edition of Astro Oscars, where we let the stars pick the stars who win! That’s right, we don’t have to endlessly peruse statistics, corner Academy members, make our own guesses or even trust Harvey Weinstein’s considerable clout: no, the very patterns of the heavens will tell us the winners. As proof, last year we were 7 for 7 in our predictions, including Meryl Streep’s surprise upset of Viola Davis for Best Actress, which occurred precisely as stated [...]

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  • Modern Samurai Using His Sixth Sense

    Modern Samurai Using His Sixth Sense

    No limits. Here’s an amazing example of intuition, training and lighting-fast speed all channeled through a martial art thousands of years old. There is no limit to what human beings can accomplish when will, focus and determination intersect.

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  • Adventures of a Film Scholar Web Series Episode #1

    Adventures of a Film Scholar Web Series Episode #1

    Welcome to “Adventures of a Film Scholar” video interview series. AFS is a discourse on independent filmmaking and film education. In each episode, Seth Jaret will have an international Skype chat with writer/director/film scholar, Darren Paul Fisher. Darren is an independent filmmaker (OXV: THe Manual, Popcorn, The Inbetweeners) and senior teaching fellow at Bond University, one of the premiere film programs in the world. Darren is also in post-production on his third feature. Join them as they discuss writing, directing, [...]

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