Which way for your cinematic screenplay
With film-writer/producer Julian Phillips
Spend half-an-hour with career journalist,
screenwriter and novelist Julian Phillips, for insights and
technique when approaching the feature film-script adaptation
for novels and books. Who reads so many books these days? But
when a new book catches fire in the popular audience imagination
('Hunger Games', 'Fifty Shades of Gray', 'Harry Potter', 'Lord
of the Rings'), or when a very popular author like Steven King
or Tom Clancy is picked up for a film, the task of the feature
film screenwriter is a finely nuanced labor with very specific
goals and means for any writer. What do the new-media,
digital-media, and online sources need in the same genre
(adapted literature)? What about video-games? Online shorts and
online series? Religious or spiritual? A book or novel is one
thing: a full-length screenplay adaptation is another animal
altogether. Find out what this produced film-writer and novelist
teaches regarding 'how it's done', and 'how it's not', including
a look at Julian's new novel about Mars, and his screenplay
adaptation of the 1996 novel, 'Repercussion', by India J. Podson.
Film credits on IMDb, or seewww.kumaskitchenfreelancemedia.webs.com.
Online eBooks available on screenwriting, story-theory, and
film-history, low-cost or free, also MeekEarth Kid's Books for
abused and neglected children.
Open Invitation to
Gail as he takes the circular panel with you, Erin Murphy, Gini
Graham Scott, Haydn Reiss, Len Johnson, Susie Baker, Jason
Buktenica, Julian Phillips, other producers,
programmers, funders, and entrepreneurs
For our Start Up DMC "panels" we will LAP-In by sharing what's
in each of our
laps (our domain of care, charge, control and responsibility)
and building a
Relation Ship to explore the possibilities that are before
in our lap...myourlap.
Where the Hell is Matt?
Matthew "Matt" Harding
is video game
designer, an American traveler, and now
Internet Celebrity known as Dancing Matt
for his viral videos that show him dancing
in front of landmarks and street scenes
all around the world.
DIGITAL MEDIA FESTIVAL
Producer Benford Standley
start a conversation on plans for
April 18-22, 2013 Festival/Expo
Become a Charter Member of the
Planning Team...Let's all discuss
some ideas help guide the design
DIGITAL MEDIA FESTIVAL & EXPO
APRIL 18-22, 2013...SILICON VALLEY
St. Louis Blues
directed by Dudley Murphy 1929
Erin Murphy daughter of Dudley Murphy will
join the LAP group in a discussion of her dad's
early work with the likes of Louie Armstrong
and the beginning days of sound in films...
Filmmaker Haydn Reiss will do Q & A
in the LAP Circle after his film
Every War Has Two Losers
War Has Two Losers is based on the journals
of William Stafford, a conscientious objector in World
War Two and National Book Award winner. Despite
told that war is inevitable, Stafford disagreed.
war as a choice - a human choice - -and only
one of the ways nations can respond to conflict.
Using Stafford's eloquent poetry and prose, the film
invites the viewer to reflect on their own ideas
regarding war and how individual witness can
contribute to a
more peaceful world.
Reiss has been producing documentaries for
nearly 20 years, beginning
with "William Stafford & Robert Bly: A Literary
Friendship" in 1994. His award winning film,
"Rumi: Poet of the Heart"has aired nationally
on PBS and screened in
festivals around the world.
Reis was assistant to producer Alex Ho on
the festure, "JFK" directed by Oliver Stone, and worked for
director Adrian Lyne for two years on the feature "Jacob's
OFFICIAL SELECTION DOCUMENTARY
The Brothers Warner
Special Selection for
Vamp of New Orleans"
Molly Reeves Music &
Jim Davis Productions
We were honored to have Sparky attend our Launch
and to give special attention to this very
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON HOMELESS AND RUNAWAY
KIDS IN SILICON VALLEY, WITH A BRAINSTORM SESSION
HOW WE ALL CAN HELP RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS KIDS BY
HELPING THE BILL WILSON CENTER. WILL BE DISCUSSED
THE LAP CIRCLE WITH SPARKY HARLAN
Sparky Harlan has been the
Executive Director and CEO of the the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County for 29 years. Serving
over 10,000 youth and their family members every year, Bill
Wilson Center services include counseling,
housing, education, and prevention. Ms. Harlan is a nationally recognized advocate for youth in
foster care and in the juvenile justice system, as well as
homeless and runaway youth. Her
experience includes working with runaway and homeless youth,
foster youth, and youth involved with the
justice system. She is also a columnist for
Jose Inside, where her blogs cover issues related
to youth in foster care and in the juvenile justice system, as well as homeless and runaway youth.
On a personal note, she is a single mom of a teenager.
Harlan was one of 13 people that just went to Washington DC
where the President recognized them for leading significant
changes in the way their communities address homeless among
children and youth in the Silicon Valley.