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Media Critique

Transmedia: From One Many

In the wrong hands, an emerging buzzword like ?transmedia? could end up as Craigslist slang under either ?auto parts? or ?casual encounters,? especially for those who ?like to watch.? A recent University of California, Los Angels and University of Southern … Read on.

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Lifestyle

Son of a Pitch

Because I’m so bloody important a fixture in our local entertainment industry (yes, dear, that’s an all-points sarcasm alert), it’s my pleasure to speak at the 2010 Northern California Screenwriters and Filmmakers Expo and Pitch Fest next Friday in Napa.… Read on.

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Culture

A Frankenstein by Any Other Name: The Boris Karloff Blogathon

frankblogThough the neck-bolts persisted like a pair of parens framing Boris Karloff’s 38-year career following his portrayal of the Frankenstein monster in 1931, the actor once beamed “The monster was the best friend I ever had.” Such is a testament … Read on.

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Culture

Matinee Idyll: Indie Screening in Wine Country

Once upon a time, at some party or other in Hollywood, the host proudly showed off his expansive DVD collection, after claiming to have dumped his books to make space. ?DVDs are the new novels,? he crowed proudly, unaware that … Read on.

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Lifestyle

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Meanwhile, in Hollywood, your intrepid reporter slung his Timbuk2 “blogger bag” over his shoulder, and dashed from the Virgin America terminal to a random rental car shuttle. And since he hadn’t the foresight to book a car prior to departing … Read on.