Movie Projector: 'The Lorax' hopes to plant a seed with audiences

The 3-D animated film, based on a 1971 book by Dr. Seuss, could debut with as much as $50 million at the box office this weekend."Dr. Seuss' the Lorax" is primed to rake in lots of green at the box office this weekend. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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‘War Room’ Filmmakers Hope Their Book Will Inspire Audiences Beyond the Theaters

'War Room' continues to sweep box-office sales, and the film's creators, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, hope to keep up the momentum with their book, 'Battle Plan for Prayer.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kamal Ahmed | 'I hope you come to the end of my book and feel a sense of hope'

Born in Ealing, west London, half a century ago to an English mother and a Sudanese father, Kamal Ahmed explores what it means to be mixed-race in Britain today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An Audience of Nones: Publishers Pursue an Audience Allergic to Religion

There are about as many Americans with no religious affiliation as there are evangelical Christians. Can religion publishers reach this market? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Wild' movie adaptation secures a movie studio

The film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir 'Wild' will be brought to the big screen by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Behind the scenes of James Bond: A new book offers a look back at the longest-running movie franchise

“Nobody Does It Better” dishes dirt from directors and stars, among others in 007’s orbit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 13:04:35 UTC ]
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WI15: Bookshop Hopes to Change Bookish E-commerce

The new online bookstore intended to benefit indies is nearly ready to go, and will launch January 28. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T Pulls Plug on Audience Network, Which Will Become HBO Max Preview Channel

Audience Network, which has been on shaky ground since parent company AT&T bought Time Warner (now called WarnerMedia) in 2018, will soon be no more. AT&T said on Wednesday that it is pulling the plug on Audience Network, and will "transition" it this spring to a preview channel for HBO... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-01-09 00:45:55 UTC ]
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Trade dismay at The Book People administration amid hopes of buyer

News of The Book People going into administration has been met with dismay by publishers, who still hold out hope that a buyer for at least part of the business can be found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-17 20:40:19 UTC ]
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Father Gregory Boyle talks hope, homelessness and the power of kinship

Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, shared "Barking to the Choir" with the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-17 03:46:56 UTC ]
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George R.R. Martin opens bookstore next to his movie theater in Santa Fe.

Did you know that master fantasist George R.R. Martin opened his own movie theater in Santa Fe, the Jean Cocteau Cinema? Well, now he’s opening a bookstore next door, Beastly Books. As Martin writes, on his blog: We’ve been doing amazing author events at the Jean Cocteau Cinema ever since we... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-16 16:24:28 UTC ]
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Movie deal for On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Paramount Players has brought in producer and writer Kay Oyegun for a movie adaptation of Angie Thomas’ YA novel On the Come Up (Walker). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-12 04:19:57 UTC ]
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How Do You Sell Content to an Audience That Controls the Narrative?

Now more than ever, the publishing industry finds itself on a quest for more effective ways to make money. For the past few years, the industry has been working through a regular cycle of taglines and keywords: ‘metered models,’ ‘memberships,’ ‘registration paywalls,’ dynamic paywalls,’ and so... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2019-12-11 16:35:15 UTC ]
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Elliott & Thompson scoops Russell's guide to hope

Elliott & Thompson has scooped How to be Hopeful by writer, performer and activist Bernadette Russell. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-06 14:44:42 UTC ]
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Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters

“I’m fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered,” says the actor, whose latest book is “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-05 10:00:03 UTC ]
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Profile and Wellcome secure Shafak's manifesto for hopefulness

Profile Books and the Wellcome Collection will publish Elif Shafak’s manifesto offering “a rallying cry for hopefulness”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-02 02:43:46 UTC ]
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The glorious history of movie musicals

Film historian Jeanine Basinger brings zeal to her decades-spanning survey “The Movie Musical!” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Bonnier acquires audio rights to La Plante's backlist

Bonnier Books UK has acquired audio rights to Lynda La Plante’s bestselling backlist titles in a new deal with the author.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-19 15:56:24 UTC ]
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The movies and books we'd give as gifts

"Stick to tech," you might be thinking right now. Well, in a way, we are. No, we're not pop culture critics, and hardcover books aren't gadgets. But our gift guide wouldn't be complete without some DVD (OK, fine, Blu-ray) recs, and what is our taste... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-11 06:30:00 UTC ]
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Positive Pursuits: Headbands of Hope Founder’s Commitment to Optimism

Jess Ekstrom’s ‘Chasing the Bright Side’ details the positivity and sense of humor that has helped propel her life and informs the mission of her charity for cancer patients, Headbands of Hope. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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