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Mar 25

March 25, 2015

Why Deadline Is the Troll We Can’t Ignore

[Forgive me if I begin here a little basic for some of you.] They’re called the “trades,” for the uninitiated out there. They aren’t magical arcane scrolls or anything. In fact, odds are good there’s one or several or several dozen related to your job. A “trade” is simply a publication that covers the news and relevant events of a particular industry and/or profession. Plumbers, baristas, waiters, welders. They all have them. It just so happens the trades covering the…

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Feb 1

February 1, 2015

The Gravity of Hollywood: When It’s Okay for a Studio to Steal Your Story

“Have you heard about Gravity?” the love of my life, Nikki, asked me. I was barely paying attention. I think I was watching the red band trailer for HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 for the sixth time (that bit where Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson slowly start singing, “You’re a fuckin’ nerd” at Clark Duke slays me. I’m not a perfect person). “The movie?” I asked in my distracted state. “Yeah.” “What about it?” “This author is suing them.” “Oh.”…

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