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The First 10 Pages: How to Hook the Audience

Ever get a big fish on the line only to have it get away before you could pull it into the boat? You probably didn’t set the hook. Rule #1 in fishing: set the hook. The same is true in screenwriting, only you’re not trying to hook a fish, you’re trying to hook the audience. You don’t need a fishing rod, you need ten great pages.

Headline News

Dinosaur Train Featured In National Amtrak Promotion In August

The Jim Henson Company, Random House Children’s Books and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered with Amtrak for a nationwide promotion in August to support the season premiere on PBS KIDS of Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City on August 22 and the DVD release on August 23.

Films Headline News

Relativity Media, Atlas Ent. to Bring Voltron to Big Screen

Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley announced today the studio has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Event Productions, and will adapt the live-action big screen version from the 1984 cult-classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Announces New Art Toy Deal For SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon, Toynami, Inc. and successful designer vinyl toy brand UNKL have entered into a new licensing agreement to create a line of co-branded SpongeBob SquarePants urban vinyl toys modeled after UNKL’s successful UniPo figures.

Wild Headline News

Nicktoons Greenlights Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders

Professional skateboarder/entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory) will bring the fun, fast-paced world of skateboarding to Nicktoons with an original, animated series, Wild Grinders, it was announced today by Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nicktoons and TeenNick.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network, Transformers Producer to Develop Captain Planet Feature

Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on the groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, it was announced today by Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division (AYAKM).

Series Headline News

Turner Reveals Digital Plans for The Amazing World of Gumball

Turner Broadcasting has today launched an ambitious digital project to support the upcoming debut of its anticipated kids’ comedy series The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network.

Home Headline News

Young Justice Season 1 Volume 1 Now On DVD

The newest Warner Bros. Animation–produced hit series on Cartoon Network finally arrives on DVD as Warner Home Video (WHV) unleashes its secret weapon with Young Justice Season 1 Volume 1.

Home Headline News

The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure Smurfaces on DVD

Get your Smurf on with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) release of The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure, a “super-Smurfy” collection featuring 10 episodes from the hit ‘80s Saturday morning cartoon series.

Home Headline News

Diego in Never-Before-Seen Double-Length Adventure On DVD

Gorillas, grizzly bears, hippos and more pack the brand new DVD, Go, Diego, Go!: Fiercest Animal Rescues!, which includes a never-before-seen double-length adventure.

Comedy Blogs

WINNIE THE POOH (2011) (***1/2)

This might be the gutsiest release of the summer. Theatrical films geared toward the preschool and slightly above set are rarely made today. They usually dwell in the land of direct-to-video. Pooh is Disney's biggest merchandising producer. Every preschooler has something Pooh related in their room. But once the kid hits school, is Pooh cool? That's why this is a difficult sell. But those who buy a ticket will be transported into a simple timeless production filled with wit and whimsy.

Screenwriting Blogs

But Wait, There's More! A Final Post on Self-Promotion

Self promotion turned out to be the hottest topic yet on my blog.  My three posts on the subject are approaching 6,000 reads! I have received dozens of comments, both on the blog and at LinkedIn, over 95% of which were in agreement that self-promotion is vitally important. You get it!  That's good!  Here's what I got...

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