This week I will have the distinct pleasure of acting as interlocutor for my friend and colleague Professor Joseph McBride at the San Francisco State University Poetry Center (Humanities 512). Joe will be speaking about his excellent new book, Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless, recently published by Vintage in the USA.
I had the privilege of being asked to read an advance copy of Joe’s book for review and I found it to be full of wit, wisdom, insight and the kind of detailed knowledge of a subject that is born out of long professional experience. I very much look forward to discussing it with Joe and his audience in a couple of days.
OK now I might actually think about getting an iPad when the new one comes out…
|The Final Draft Reader™ app for the iPad,
available February 16, 2012
in the Apple App Store.
|Like no other mobile scriptwriting app available, the Final Draft Reader app displaysFinal Draft™ scripts on your iPad exactly as they appear on your desktop – perfectly paginated to industry standards. You can effortlessly import your Final Draft version 8 scripts into the Final Draft Reader app to read and annotate anywhere, anytime.|
I just learned from Continuum that they have sold the publishing rights for Write What You Don’t Know in mainland China. The book will be translated into “Chinese (simplified) language” and sold under the imprint of PHEI (The Publishing House of Electronics Industry.
Projected date of publication for this edition will be May 2013.
Sounds great – although how they will translate and cope with the style and the bad jokes I have no idea.
Good luck, you unknown Chinese translator, I think you are going to need it!
I will be on a Screenwriting Panel at the Tiburon International Film Festival, with my friend and colleague, Joe McBride (author of Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless) and the great Sam Hamm (screenwriter of Batman, Batman Returns and Monkeybone). Joe and I will also be signing books.
When the three of us get together it is always great fun, there are stories, insights and general good fellowship all round. Don’t miss this entertaining event, coming in April. I will post the exact date and time when we have everything confirmed, so watch – as they say – this space.
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