Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tiger's Curse Announcement

Colleen Houck's Tiger Curse series was picked up by Ineffable Pictures in October after it's New York Times Bestselling re-release by Splinter Publishing.  It was just announced this past week that the showrunner for "Vampire Diaries" will adapt the novel.  This series is a bit of a sore spot in some of my YA circles because of the writing chiefly. (Kelsey's literary sophistication and internal voice throughout the book is counter to a more realistic view of current day teenage maturity or lack-there-of some say.)  I was compelled by the scope and mythology of the story, as well as it's secondary characters.  I have enjoyed reading the first three books in this series and can't wait for the next installment.  I have high hopes for the adaptation especially if the story turns out to be the star.

Click for full article from The Hollywood Reporter.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

City of Bones Movie, August 23rd, 2013?

Wow!  Here is some more kudos for Hunger Games.  It seems that the oftentimes gun shy movie industry is taking a leap of faith thanks to the overwhelming success of Lionsgate's Hunger Games.  Sony has finally gotten off the pot and picked up the option on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series.  They have even schedules it for release on August 23, 2013.  The director has been changed once so there seems to still be some maneuvering going on but we do have a Clary, Lily Collins from "Mirror, Mirror". (I know this movie didn't get a lot of love, but I thought her performance was reason enough to see it.)  I am very interested to see the results of this YA series onscreen.

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My Directorial Debut in LA

Here is some news.  I just had my directorial debut in the LA area.  It was a staged reading of Don Nigro "Rat Wives".  I had such a great time.  I want to thank my actresses and our producer, Regina.  Please keep an eye out for more info on or next venture: "Quills" by Doug Wright.

Check out this small preview I made for our performances.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Beauty of Martial Arts

This is just the final scene of the Korean Film, The Duelist.  I am very proud to say that this is one of the first foreign film DVDs in my collection.  It is a must see for anyone who appreciates the power, form, beauty and poetry that can be found in great martial art films.  The pictures created throughout the films many battles are amazing until themselves.  I fall in love with the majesty of the lyrical element in the scenes every time I view the film.  If you have a chance, find this film and watch it.  It is worth it!

Shadow and Bone, Book Trailer

I have gotten the opportunity to read this one in ARC form.  Stay tuned for my review.  This trailer is a nice introduction.  Enjoy!

One of My Most Anticipated Reads...

Here is a book I have been waiting for since 2009.  It you haven't read any for Kristin Cashore's books you should pick them up as soon as possible.  Bitterblue is due out May 1st so you should be able to fit Graceling and Fire in before then.  This is one of the best YA authors I have encountered in the past years. If you give her a chance, I know you'll fall in love too.

A Guaranteed Giggle...

I was in conversation with a friend on Facebook a few weeks ago when I got reminded about this guaranteed giggle.  I just wanted to share with you. It is one of my favorite animation segments showing How It's Done.  Thanks again Disney. WARNING: Be sure you aren't eating or drinking anything while watching this clip. It could be dangerous to your health!