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Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Jan 8, 2010 9:52:12 AM

An Author on the Red Carpet


In an article in WalesOnline, Jon Ronson, author of Men Who Stare at Goats, describes the humbling experience of walking down the red carpet next to the likes of George Clooney for the British premier of the movie based on his book. Here's an excerpt from the article:


"In fact, while his glamorous leading man (Clooney) wowed the crowds by simply stepping from his limousine at Leicester Square, Ronson was struggling to get to the premiere at all. "They forgot to send me one and we ended up late, stuck in traffic and me on the carpet while my wife Elaine's off parking the car.""


You can read the entire article here: Men Who Stare At Goats author Jon Ronson on hitting Hollywood


Dealing with Sundance Rejection


Scott Macaulay of Filmmaker Magazine gives some sage advice on how to deal with the rejection of not getting into the Sundance Film Festival. As he puts it:


"In short, after you get over the Sundance rejection, know that there are many more gatekeepers to approach. But if you learn one thing from the Park City pass, it's that you can't rely on these gatekeepers. You need to have a pro-active strategy that doesn't depend on them for your film's greater exposure. Ultimately, you are responsible for your film's success, not a festival programmer, and, once you've taken that break, it's time to get back to work."


You can read the entire article here: SO YOU DIDN'T GET INTO SUNDANCE...


Independent Artists Use VideoSongs to Attract Major Label Attention


Pomplamoose, an indie rock band made up of Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte, is leading the way in the VideoSong revolution. Their video covers of pop hits have delivered millions of views for them on Youtube and thousands of downloads of their original music. As reported on the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog:


Pomplamoose's rendition of "Single Ladies" took off on Youtube, attracting 2.4 million views. Ashton Kutcher and Kylie Minogue tweeted about their videos. Saxophonist Joshua Redman and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau sent fan letters. The band sold nearly 20,000 songs that month and their 10-track album cracked the Indie billboard chart, prompting calls from major record labels Warner, Sony, Universal and Atlantic Records. Still, the band is leaning towards staying independent.


You can read the entire story on Speakeasy: VideoSong Pioneers Pomplamoose Take on Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Michael Jackson's "Beat It"



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