I woke up this morning to find this Hollywood Reporter article in my in-box. I thought I had stumbled onto a porn site. I actually don’t even want to repeat the headline. You can read it for yourself. But suffice to say, it’s time to take my own industry to the woodshed.
What is the one thing most of us say when we see one of our favorite novels turned into a movie? “It just wasn’t as good as the book.” Right? There are a few reasons for this.
It’s not often one gets to break bread and break stories with a national best-selling author, but that’s what I got to do this week with novelist Steven James in Asheville, North Carolina, at the prestigious 2014 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers’ Conference.
We all have favorite films, right? So why do we love those films? The wrong answer is explosions, babes in bikinis and cool plot twists.
Every once in a blue moon, an original short film explodes onto the scene with such creative ferocity that their young creators have their tickets immediately punched into the Hollywood big leagues.