Earlier this week the Walt Disney Company announced a unique new endeavor via the release of a teaser trailer for a new music compilation titled DCONSTRUCTED which will feature EDM renditions of a vast assortment of Disney classics curated by many of the world's top DJs. (more...)
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced a groundbreaking, long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney's robust lineup (more...)
“Each year, our goal is to push the limits of innovation for all of our
brands,” said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President
Consumer Products, Nickelodeon. “Fisher-Price has done a phenomenal job
creating engaging products that truly encompass the unique spirit of our
shows. Our youngest fans will be able to immerse themselves in the
worlds of Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies in more
ways than ever before.” (more...)
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney's Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story, take to the ice for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes will be in South Africa for the July school holidays. (more...)
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, hosted its 41st Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year's best in the field of animation, last night, February 1, 2014. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (more...)
'Frozen' audiences are invited to join the act-literally-as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney's Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning today, Jan. 31, 2014. (more...)
El Capitan guests gearing up for the all-new sing-along version of 'Frozen,' which kicks off this weekend, will be the only moviegoers to see a very special version of the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short 'Get A Horse!' (more...)
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)
"Frozen" audiences are invited to join the act-literally-as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney's Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014. (more...)
Shelly Lowenkopf's The Fiction Writer's Handbook is riding high on the Amazon/Kindle bestseller list, in the Top Five for books and eBooks on writing skills. However, he's not an overnight sensation. His book is a product forty years of teaching creative writing and nearly as many years as an editor in the publishing industry. Also, many of Lowenkopf's insights come from his voracious reading of the classics and more. His gem of a handbook comes from the boutique press White Whisker Books in Los Angeles.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook is the definitive volume to explain the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. In the highly competitive publishing world, today's writers need to stay ahead of the competition and make every sentence count. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and seasoned writers will dive into a refresher course with new angles.
As reviewer Marc Schuster (Small Press Reviews) explains, 'A longtime writing instructor, Lowenkopf advises readers to choose one of the terms of art included in the book's list of entries - 'Mickey Mouse Ending,' for example - then to dive in head-first and see where the entries take you. A quick glance at the entry for 'Mickey Mouse Ending' reveals that the term refers to 'The ending to a short story or novel in which justice triumphs with the loud tap of the gavel.' The entry goes on to further explicate the term in useful detail.'
Fred Klein, former vice-president of Bantam books, calls Lowenkopf's masterwork, 'Handy, snappy, and insightful.'
As Mr. Lowenkopf writes in the book's foreword, 'I wanted to produce the book you could pick up at any page and be led by your own needs and curiosity rather than the logic pattern of a development editor. This book will inspire writers to take chances and cause readers to want to come along for the ride, all the way to surprise and enjoyment.'
Shelly Lowenkopf taught in the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing Program for 34 years. He is currently Visiting Professor at the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, with classes in noir fiction, the modern short story, genre fiction, and developing a literary voice. Living in Santa Barbara, Lowenkopf has served as editorial director for literary, general trade, and mass market book publishers. His first collection of short fiction Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Up All Night will be published March 13th. He will be reading at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena at 7 p.m. that night.
White Whisker Books is a small press with four authors based in Los Angeles. (more...)
Stage and screen superstar Neil Patrick Harris lends his characteristic charm to a spectacular new holiday showstopper set to be featured on the broadcast of Disney Park's CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE, filmed last week, and a new behind the scenes featurette offers us a further glimpse into the creation of the Christmas celebration. (more...)