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JENNIFER LOPEZ has banned TV stations
from broadcasting a saucy music video which shows
her kissing former fiance BEN AFFLECK - because her
new husband MARK ANTHONY is jealous of it. Lopez
axed the promo for her hit JENNY FROM THE BLOCK
because Anthony can't bear to watch her canoodling
with the DAREDEVIL star in a yacht, a Bentley car
and a hotel, reports Britain's DAILY STAR newspaper.
An insider says, ''Anthony was really envious of the
video and told her he doesn't want to see it again
because it hurts too much.''
BRITNEY SPEARS has kicked off married life
by dumping her manager of eight years, LARRY
RUDOLPH. The pop superstar has decided not to
renew Rudolph's management agreement, which runs
out at the end of the month (OCT04). A spokesman
for Rudolph, who has been the mastermind behind
Spears' career and appeared alongside her in MTV
documentary IN THE ZONE + OUT ALL NIGHT,
says, ''Britney and I simply realised that we have
done all we can do together and have amicably
parted ways after eight years.'' The split comes hot
on the heels of other pop diva/management splits in
the past year - the most newsworthy being JENNIFER
LOPEZ's decision to fire long-time svengali BENNY
NICK LACHEY is making a name for himself on
TV after landing the lead in a new show. Studio
bosses at 20TH CENTURY FOX have been so
impressed with Lachey's recent work on ALYSSA
MILANO's CHARMED show in America, which helped
spike the programme's ratings, they've offered him his
own show. Lachey has also appeared in the NICK +
JESSICA VARIETY SHOW, which will return for a
Christmas special this holiday season (04), in sitcom
I'M WITH HER and as TOM JONES in retro drama
AMERICAN DREAMS. And now he has signed up to
star in a half-hour series project created for him by
Fox writers. Lachey, the star of MTV reality show
NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA, has also recently
landed his first feature role, joining the indie film THE
BOOKS AND HOLLYWOOD
Depp set for adventure in 'Shantaram' -
Gregory David Roberts' "Shantaram: A Novel," which
was scheduled for publication this week by St.
Martin's Press, has attracted the attention of Warner
Bros. Pictures, Initial Entertainment Group, Plan B and
Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Together, they have
acquired film rights to the novel as a starring vehicle
for Depp in a deal said to be worth $1 million-$2
million. Depp would play the novel's narrator, a young
Australian man who escapes from a prison Down
Under and goes on to build a new life for himself in
the slums of India before going to fight with
insurgents in their struggle against the Russians in
Afghanistan. Warners and IEG are co-financing with
Warners taking domestic distribution and Initial
handling international rights to the project. Initial's
Graham King, Plan B's Brad Grey and Depp will be
producers. Depp's current projects include "Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory" for Warners and "Pirates
of the Caribbean 2" for the Walt Disney Co. Depp and
Roberts are repped by UTA. "Shantaram" is also
repped by publishing agent Joe Regal and Regal
Literary in New York. (Liza Foreman)
NEW PR FIRM ON THE MOVE!
Marika Flatt spent seven years with Phenix & Phenix
Literary Publicists as the lead publicist. She has
launched her own firm called PR by the Book. PR by
the Book offers: full scale media campaign, ala carte
publicity services such as media training, specific city
promotion, press material development, and other
training/ consultant services. Of most value to new
writers, Flatt develops a complete marketing plan
which writers can use in their promotion to agents
** PR by the Book is offering "Betsie's
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HURRICANE MAKES LANDFALL - Spring,
Texas, October 1st, 2004. - When Houston area
author Janice Thompson set out to write her novel
HURRICANE (River Oak/2004), she had no way of
knowing it would be released in the middle of one of
the deadliest hurricane seasons of the past decade.
Her book, which chronicles the events of the
Galveston hurricane of 1900, just hit bookstore
shelves and the timing couldn't be more appropriate.
Thompson's novel carries the endorsement of Dr. Neil
Frank, former director of the National Hurricane
Center, who writes, "We tend to substitute education
for experience, which is why it is so important to
review history for accuracy. HURRICANE provides an
excellent learning tool. Through the lives of
Thompson's characters, readers can respond to a
very real past experience and discover the message
of hope along the way."
Eisner Says Toy Story 3 & 4 in Development
Team America Gets Its R Rating
Lion King Director Up for Open Season, Writers for
SHARK TALE TAKES A BIG BOX OFFICE BITE.
DreamWorks got the big opening it was seeking from
the 3D-animated SHARK TALE, considering the timing
of its IPO to spin off the animation division, but the
actual gross of $47.6M was $2M less than the early
Fox 2000 has hired John Woo to direct HE-
MAN, a live-action flick based on Mattel's MASTERS
OF THE UNIVERSE toy line. Adam Rifkin will write the
screenplay. Woo will also produce the film with
Terence Chang through their Lion Rock Prods. Fox
2000 president Elizabeth Gabler and director of
production Rodney Farrell will Shepard the project.
The original story follows half Earthling/half Eternian
Prince Adam, who receives the superpowers of Castle
Grayskull when he turns 18 in an effort to defend his
home world from the evil plans of Skeletor.
CRUISE GETS COSTARS FOR WAR OF THE
WORLDS. - Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto and
Dakota Fanning are all in talks to co-star along with
Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's big budget rendition
of H.G. Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS, reports
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Robbins would play
astronomer Ogilvy while Otto and Fanning would plays
Cruise's wife and daughter respectively. The film will
be a super fast production due to Paramount's desire
to have this film be its tentpole for next summer after
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 was pushed back a year.
DreamWorks will co-finance the film with Paramount
and C/W Prods.' Paula Wagner and Kathleen Kennedy
are producing. David Koepp (SPIDER-MAN) wrote the
TROY SCRIBE TO WRITE WOLVERINE
SPINOFF. - 20th Century Fox has tapped TROY
screenwriter David Benioff to write the X-MEN
spinoff, WOLVERINE, reports VARIETY. Fox hopes to
have Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the superhero.
The assignment will net Benioff seven figures. The
writer pitched the idea to 20th Century Fox president
Hutch Parker and svp Alex Young, who'll oversee the
project. Most likely, X-MEN producers Lauren Shuler
Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios guru Avi Arad will
produce the flick.
Why are We Here?
The Scientific answer to this age-old question by
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing (September 1996)
" A Book For Everyone."
Oct. 4, 2004
"Why are We Here?" is a book for everyone. Have
you ever wondered what Christians actually believe?
Now, you can find out without having to ask anyone.
Dennis Marcellino has written a well-organized
account of why we are here.
Marcellino, who has a wide range of education, has
written an organized account with out being overly
scientific or overly pushy with his personal beliefs.
Interestingly enough, it is his musical abilities that
you would most likely know him for, having belonged
to the Tokens who had the hit, "The Lion Sleeps
I highly recommend "WHY WE ARE HERE?" to
Christians and "Non-Christians" alike will gain
information here. Christians will have an organized
account of what they believe and why. Others will
have an account of what Christians believe and why.
Reviewed by Deven Vasko
Publisher: Winterwolf Publishing; (June 2004)
Genre: Fiction/ Thriller
Paperback: 284 pages
Rating: Highly Recommended
There's something sinister lurking in the computer
October 10, 2004
A long time alcoholic with two impressionable sons, a
failing marriage, and only after an almost fatal car
crash, does Ray Brown the primary developer for the
Atlas Operating System check into a rehab clinic. The
incident reawakens nerves and feelings, giving him
the chance to re-examine his life.
Alan Goldman is the owner of Goldman Information
Systems and business rival for Vantage Point
Software. Ray's boss, Diana Morgan and CEO for
Vantage Point Software, also has a hunger for power
in this futuristic techno-world, bringing chaos &
anarchy to all that cross her path. Diana uses her
sensuality to manipulate Ray.
Five years later, back at work, Ray Brown stumbles
across PeaceMaker, a computer virus that is designed
to spread and relocate itself. If not isolated,
PeaceMaker threatens to cripple billions of computers
across the globe. Unable to pinpoint the source, Ray
brings in a first-class developer named, Richard Kim.
Ray uncovers the truth only to find out another twist
to the plot; his boss is in on the bad deeds.
Author Dan Ronco has created an action packed
novel with intense drama and emotion that is realistic
and all too plausible. This novel sends a message that
technology, used correctly, is a great boon. In the
wrong hands, it can be devastating! For all you
cinematic fans, this is along the lines of the movie
Antitrust, but far better! Although anyone
remotely connected with the computer industry will
find this novel an intriguing read.
Reviewed by Betsie
Questing Marilyn: In
Search of My Holy Grail by Marilyn Barnicke
Belleghem, M. Ed.
PUBLISHER: Quest Publishing
Genre: Inspirational/ Memoir
Paperback; 364 pages
Price: $24.95 Cdn. Or $19.95 U.S.
"Living is about Learning. It is a lifelong Quest."
October 13, 2004
Questing Marilyn is a memoir of one woman's journey
to seek the ever-illusive "SELF." Marilyn shares her
journey from Canada to England, Wales and Ireland
as she visits known places of self discovery-
Stonehenge, Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey and
Tintagel. We move with her through her confusion,
her anger and her realization that her life is not what
it seems. We listen to her arguments in an effort to
regain her composure based on years of training and
discipline only to watch it crumble at her feet. Finally
she emerges a stronger, wiser woman full of "Self."
The location descriptions are vivid giving the reader a
true sense of being there. Armchair travelers will love
the imaginary feeling of the drizzle settling on their
faces as they gaze at thousand- year- old
structures. The author mentions in one chapter that
she would like to become a good storyteller as she
listens to a local woman describe the beauty and
superstition surrounding her hometown. This reviewer
feels that she has achieved this and Questing Marilyn
is an excellent example of her story telling skill.
Each one of us is on our own personal quest to find
our life's purpose, our "soul", if you will. This book will
give readers some insight into one person's search
and the conclusions she draws. It will stimulate
readers to look with earnest, travel farther and dig
deeper to find their own "Holy Grail."
Author, Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem is a Registered
Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree
in adult education and applied psychology. She is a
sought after counsellor, consultant and speaker.
Recommended to anyone on a quest.
Reviewed by Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews
The Frugal Book
Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't by
Publisher: Star Publish; (July 2004)
Genre: How To
Paperback: 248 pages
Rating: Highly Recommended
A "how to" guide packed with resources!
October 13, 2004
Need the tools to sell your book(s) more effectively?
Whatever path you chose for your book, whether it's
published by a major publisher, co- publisher, self-
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top and HP laser jet printer, no one will know about it
unless you are ready to take the next step;
marketing and promotion.
Marketing a book can be a very complex process.
Author Howard-Johnson, a former publicist, award-
winning author and instructor for UCLA's world-
renowned Writers' Program shows you how to use
promotional gifts, how to get an editor's attention,
how to build relationships with the media, editors,
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HAVE A TELEVISION IDEA?
Here's how to write for television...
Sitcoms are the most popular form on television and
provide more work than any other kind of writing. The
best comedy writing in the entertainment industry is
done on sitcoms. But Sitcoms are NOT jokes. They
are comic short stories, and they have unique, highly
structured forms. The trick is knowing the sitcom
story structures that actually produce the laughs,
writing comedy from character, and playing with the
ongoing web of oppositions.
Sitcoms are part of our lives. We really do love Lucy
and Raymond, not to mention Archie, Bernie, Jeannie,
Malcolm, Mary, and, yes, even Gilligan. The
characters in sitcoms tickle and annoy us as much as
our own family and they enter our homes almost as
frequently. The biggest difference: they leave after
To break into sitcom writing, you need a great "spec"
script - a perfectly executed episode of a still-
current show. In our course, you will learn how to
structure and format to industry standards, stay true
to a show's characters and spirit, and combine a
stand-up's joke precision with a dramatist's sense of
dialogue, scene, and setting.
To successfully pitch a TV show, you have to have a
great idea, convince powerful people that it's good,
and get a production company to buy it. It involves a
lot of careful research, networking, and ass-kissing.
Sitcoms and dramas like The Honeymooners or
E.R. are fiction - they feature original
characters and situations. If you have an idea for a
fictional program, be inventive! Create characters
that viewers will want to visit over and over again.
Again, if you get your general idea from a book,
movie, or person, you must find out if you need to
option the rights to the story. There are plenty of
lawyers out there who can help you figure that out.
Whether your idea is fiction or non-fiction, you must
find out as much as possible about your subject. The
creators of E.R. learned all they could about
how real emergency rooms operate, and the creators
of Seinfeld used their knowledge of New York.
What kind of ideas work? Well, it's always changing.
After Friends premiered, tons of knockoffs
popped up the next season. You want to come up
with something different and original, but that people
would want to watch. Here are a few things to think
- Location: Work? Home? School? Jail? Some
- Social structure: One star (e.g., The Drew Carey
Show), two stars (e.g., Will & Grace), six stars (e.g.,
- Personalities: A rich, snotty society matron? A
struggling wise-ass student? You need to create a
fine balance of having people that are realistic
enough for the audience to identify with, yet are
different enough from each other to allow for
interesting dramatic encounters.
- Situations: What kind of things do the characters
go through? Seinfeld dealt with minutiae, The X-Files
deals with the supernatural, and The Simpsons goes
for pure laughs.
Whether you're pitching a script or a treatment, pitch
with passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism. You
must convince the production company not just that
you have an exceptional project, but that you are
the perfect person to bring your show to life.
For instance, let's say it's a reality dating show and
you're a psychologist specializing in relationships. Or
it's a drama about a busy hospital in an urban war
zone and you happen to either be a doctor or a
nurse, or a social worker in such an area, or an ex-
gang member -- any of those bring a credibility and
freshness to your idea, and make producers take
However, I wouldn't write a query to pitch a series,
I'd make a phone call.
Find about fifty production companies that are a
good match, call, tell them you have a show to pitch,
and if they are receptive, pitch it. Practice the pitch
beforehand to anyone who'll listen, and get it down
to about three minutes -- just the essentials, and
why people will watch this show above all others. If
they're interested, they'll probably ask you to fax a
synopsis or send them the completed script with a
standard release form (usually provided by them).
The television business runs in cycles, with summer
into early fall being the best times to pitch new
series. Don't worry about the idea being stolen. If
you don't pitch, your idea may never get stolen, but
it'll also never get made. Keep a log of every place
you call -- name, number, with whom you spoke,
whether or not you pitched, whether or not you sent
a treatment, and what they said. They may tell you
they're already working on something similar, and you
should jot that down on your log as well. There are
only a few ideas, with a million different spins on
them, and the same pitches are heard, and ideas
developed, all over the place. What makes yours
different is your unique view of life; be professional,
be passionate, and bring something fresh to the table.
SCREEN & SITCOM WRITERS
New Independent Film Company and
Director/Producer duo looking for a dark comedy
screenplay to be made July and August 05. We have
produced many short films some you can see at this
years New York independent film festival in New York
and Los Angeles. Intended for the festival circuit,
(Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, ect...) and ultimately
widespread distribution, but most importantly
intended for greatness... Send screenplays,
treatments, and/or taglines to Lee@planetlee.net
Director and Production company looking for
a screenplay to produce in '05-'06. Will be filmed on a
low budget, so please accommodate scripts. Film will
be submitted to festivals nation-wide. Looking for
authors who are open to collaboration and fun! Email:
Original 90 page comedy screenplay for
35mm feature film project. Sale price negotiable
based on writer's experience/credentials. Interested
parties should submit log line and treatment to
Want your script turned into a film? Young
talented filmmaker seeks scripts to film! Avant-garde,
Experimental, Drama, Thriller, Short or Feature
Length, it doesn't matter! Am looking for a challenge!
Email me with your synopsis. Email:
Poague Entertainment - I am looking for two
different types of scripts:
The first one I am looking for is a completed teen
horror script. The script MUST have minimal locations
NOTE: In the subject of the email please put 'RE:
InkTip query (Teen Horror).'
The second one I am looking for is a completed
coming of age, farce, teen comedy, in the vein
of 'American Pie' and/or 'Animal House'. The script
MUST have minimal locations and characters. The
budget range for the above will not exceed 1 mil.
NOTE: In the subject of the email please put 'RE:
InkTip query (Teen Comedy).'
You can find my credits on IMDB.com. Please email a
logline followed by a synopsis (NO ATTACHMENTS) to
Wide Awake Theatre company seeks plays
for a radio production to be produced by WNYC this
month. Need texts that are socially and politically
relevant and which are conducive to radio. The
performance will last no longer than 45 minutes.
Please e-mail ideas and/or submissions to Ethan
TV Writer.Com, Cloud Creek Institute For
The Arts, Larry Brody, whichever "entity"
you feel like responding to, is now helping the
network execs and producers in their search.
Representatives of at least two major networks--one
broadcast and one cable--are actively seeking half-
hour shows presenting and/or investigating psychic
phenomena of all kinds.
If you've got what you think is a suitable project,
send the title and logline to email@example.com. JUST
the title and logline. If it attracts interest I'll let you
know where to send the rest.
** Remember - DO NOT SEND MATERIAL TO
ANYONE LISTED UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN THE
COMPANY AND/OR PRODUCER IS LEGIT AND YOUR
WORK HAS BEEN COPYRIGHTED.
Once you are certain the listing is legit, submit
material through an attorney or agent. Never, never,
never send your complete script to anyone over the
net. A half page synopsis is all that should be
expected via email, the requestor should supply full
postal details for anything more. Unless you intend to
make more money from the potential lawsuit than
selling your script, make sure your script is registered
with the AWG/wga-west or east. Best of luck!
WHERE TO GET PUBLISHED FOR FREE ONLINE
Accepting cutting edge short fiction, political satire, and reviews.
Magazine - International literary magazine which
was launched in April 2000. Features all the best new
interviews, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, music and gig
reviews, literature reviews, articles, politics, arts and
a great selection of categorised links, along with
Buzzwords, a daily dose of literary and cultural news
from around the global village. They are always on
the look-out for fresh, innovative, irreverent
previously unpublished writing.
Exchange - Website offering free space for
aspiring playwrights to publish their plays and allow
producers and readers to access their work.
Line - This magazine designed to explore the
different directions writers can take when they start
from the same place accepts submissions of fiction
and nonfiction and pays in copies if your work is
published. Get more details on site.
Review - Publishes short essays and stories.
StarliteCafe's Poets Corner -The StarliteCafe's
Poets Corner - You can post your original poetry for
free, create your own on-line portfolio, and link to
your poems from another website. Some themes
include: love, nature, insight, friends, dedication,
fantasy and dark poetry. Check out the chat room
and links to other poetry resources.
Remember pitching your story idea to any one of
these magazines will not only bring your book or
product to the attention of thousands of readers, but
will also increase sales!
Family Planning Perspectives
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-3904
Frequency: 6 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication presents articles on
sexual behavior, birth control, sex education,
unintended pregnancy, infertility, contraceptive use,
family planning, and sexually transmitted disease.
Alternative Family Magazine
P.O. Box 7179
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Frequency: 6 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication is geared toward gay and
lesbian parents, as well as their children; offers
support, news, and reviews.
1117 Peachtree Walk, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Frequency: 1 x month
Editorial Profile: Publication is written for the black
gay and lesbian community nationwide.
3000 2nd Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55411-4000
Frequency: 6 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication features games, puzzles,
and educational exercises for children ages 5-12.
4200 Amon Carter Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Frequency: 2 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication features fun and
educational entertainment while in flight.
501 West Broadway, P.O. Box 265 Plaza A
San Diego, CA 92101-3536
Frequency: 2 x month
Editorial Profile: Publication presents unreported and
under-reported national and world news; contains
commentary, cartoon humor, travel columns, and
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
Frequency: 1 x month
Editorial Profile: Publication is specifically geared
toward boys, ages 12-16.
New York, NY 10019-3743
Frequency: 4 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication contains new writing,
including international fiction, travel writing,
reportage, and autobiographies from contemporary
New York, NY 10012-3919
Frequency: 8 x year
Editorial Profile: Magazine focuses on contemporary
literature and student writing.
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001-6708
Frequency: 6 x year
Editorial Profile: Publication covers domestic and
international affairs, literature, and the arts.
Smaller papers are more apt to getting the news
out about your book or product in front of readers, so
don't leave them out!
324 2nd Avenue, N.E.
Beulah, ND 58523-6613
Daily Circulation: 2,568
Frequency: 1 x week
921 East 4th
Ainsworth, NE 69210-1355
Daily Circulation: 2,250
Frequency: 1 x week
Burke County Tribune
P.O. Box 40
Bowbells, ND 58721-0040
Daily Circulation: 1,600
Frequency: 1 x week
601 Dakota Avenue
Wahpeton, ND 58075-4325
Daily Circulation: 5,100
Frequency: 5 x week
1528 Northeast 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-3260
Daily Circulation: 29,803
Frequency: 1 x week
Bryan County Star
111 West Main
Durant, OK 74701-5007
Daily Circulation: 2,635
Frequency: 1 x week
Belle Fourche Post
1004 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1609
Daily Circulation: 2,500
Frequency: 2 x week
312 5th Street
Brookings, SD 57006-1924
Daily Circulation: 6,000
Frequency: 6 x week
Jackson Hole News
1225 Maple Way
Jackson, WY 83002
Daily Circulation: 8,500
Frequency: 1 x week
Laramie Daily Boomerang
320 East Grand Avenue
Laramie, WY 82070-3712
Daily Circulation: 6,500
Frequency: 6 x week
With thousands of listeners (to & from work or
even at work) it's hard to leave out radio stations
and their talk programs!
Bemidji State University
215 Deputy Hall
Bemidji, MN 56601
207 North Main Street
Charles City, IA 50616-2016
2241 West Main Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837-2826
1371 West Lair Road
Fairmont, MN 56031-2320
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Merced, CA 95340-4402
P.O. Box 877
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On film location
Celebrity endorsements are a good way to boost
book sales or any product for that matter, so don't
be shy about sending out those requests!
Kill Switch (Horror)
11136 Hesby, Suite 218
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 571-8856
FAX: (818) 752-4171
Cast: Eric Acsell
Pumping Up! (Comedy)
Smash-One Productions, Inc.
34-23 Steinway Street, #911
Astoria, NY 11102
Phone: (212) 613-3394
Cast: Goumba Johnny, Clint Howard, Nick Scotti, Mike
Kimmel, Catherine Natale, Danny Badalamenti
Rap Therapy (Drama)
Reach For The Stars Productions, L.L.C.
Phone: (646) 496-7183
FAX: (267) 989-5142
Cast: Cassidy, Aesha Waks
Controversy Revenge (Drama)
Masterminds Refords & Films
232 Seastone Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 773-1825
Cast: Syrine Reese, Marie D. Marshall, Victoria Angel,
Martha Stewart reported to jail on October
8th. For those of you who wish to send her letters of
support and condolences, here's her new address:
Alderson Federal Prison Camp
Glen Ray Rd. Box B
Alderson, WV 24910
It almost doesn't seem real, does it?
This past week Hollywood lost two amazing legends,
Janet Leigh and Christopher Reeve. Here are the
addresses of their estates, in case you wish to send
your condolences to their families.
1625 Summitridge Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
500 Mooris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, the high-
powered publicity firm that represents stars such as
Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, and Goldie Hawn has
moved. Here's their new contact information:
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave. Fl. 8
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 854-4800 Phone
(310) 854-4848 Fax
Always query first! DO NOT send materials
Wales Literary Agency, Inc.
PO Box 9428
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Elizabeth Wales
Kristin Nelson Literary Agent
1020 15th Street, Suite 26L
Denver, CO 80202
Conatct: Kristin Nelson
Mildred Marmur Associates
2005 Palmer Avenue, Suite 127
Larchmont, NY 10538
DHS Literary, Inc.
2528 Elm Street, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75226
Contact: David Hale Smith
Susan Bergholz Literary Services
17 West 10th Street, #5
New York, NY 10011
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130 W. Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550
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71 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head, SC
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11 Palmetto Bay Rd
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NYComedyRadio, a new humor website for
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Submissions should be witty, intelligent, perhaps a bit
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The Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Theatre
Festival is currently accepting submissions for
it's 3rd annual festival, which will take place June
9th - 19th 2005 throughout various locations in
Philadelphia. Submissions may include full length
plays, musicals, one-acts, one-person shows, young
audience plays, monologues and cabarets. Previously
un-produced pieces are encouraged! To submit,
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P.O. Box 1164
Philadelphia, PA 19105
Please also include a $10 submissions fee (check or
money order) made out to PGLTF and a SASE if you
wish the manuscript to be returned. Deadline for
submissions is October 31st. Plays chose for
production in the June 2005 Festival will be notified
by December 15th. For any further info, please
contact the Festival at GLTFpa@aol.com
Turnip Theatre Company in association with
American Globe Theatre will accept submissions
for the 11th Annual New York City 15-Minute Play
Festival through December 15, 2004. This popular
short play competition will be presented at American
Globe's 75 seat theatre on West 46th Street in the
heart of Times Square April 18 - April 30, 2005.
Visit the American
Globe website for additional information and
Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre at the
University of Illinois is now accepting submissions.
They want 10 minute & 40 minutes scripts which
focus attention on social issues and concerns such
as racism, domestic Violence, sexism, and body image
USA residents only. For further info and an
application form visit Inner
Voices today! Call for Scripts closes: 12/15/04
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Just a thought, I don't know about other reviewers
but books can begin to pile up. I recently discovered
a website called Bookcrossing. You register your
books, they receive a Bookcrossing number and then,
you can list them as part of your permanent
collection, available, to be read or traveling. Also,
you write something about each book online.
I don't like the idea of selling books I get for free, I'd
rather pass them on to others to enjoy.
I've "released" two books that were given to me this
week. And I'll most likely do the same with my review
books. It's a fun way to see where books go. When
someone finds a book with a bookcrossing label inside
and goes to the site and types in the number, it pulls
up that book with all the journal entries ever written.
I think it's a cool idea and thought you might like to
check it out.
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