Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes Write Movies People Love To Read

From blockbuster movies and highly rated tv shows to chart topping music hits, Hollywood is all about networking and successful collaborations, i.e. Spielberg and Lucas, M.J. and Quincy Jones. And recently, I got a chance to meet another great collaborating team that is flipping the script in the industry--actor/producer, Blair Underwood, and authors, Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes.  This threesome have joined creative forces to make books into movies with a different approach.


FADE IN:

INT. ESOWON BOOKSTORE - DAY

Adoring fans and fiction readers eagerly line up in crowded book store to get new tome, "In the Night of the Heat" signed by authors, TANANARIVE DUE, STEVEN BARNES, and BLAIR UNDERWOOD. The authors are seated behind a long table busily greeting fans and signing autographs.

BLOGGER'S POV:

THREE BOOK FANS step out away from table and passionately begin discussing previous book, "Casanegra".




CUT TO:

ESOWON BOOKSTORE - HOURS LATER

Every eager request for an autograph and/or picture has been met. Store owners began putting store back in order while authors prepare to leave bookstore. BLOGGER approaches them and nervously asks for an interview. They oblige.



FADE OUT

DISSOLVE TO:


INT. BUSY PRODUCTION OFFICE - DAY

BLOGGER types furiously while at day job. She looks nervously over shoulder for nosy onlookers then views videos for the millionth time (or so it feels). Her worse critic, she sees things she'd like to change but just doesn't have the time at the moment; her self-imposed deadline has passed and gone. She whispers to herself.


BLOGGER
Lord! I hope the authors and the three ladies like it. Told them it would be up last week, but oh well. Good blogs are like good books. They're timeless. Now if I can just get one more thing done before the boss comes in...

FADE OUT

TO BE CONTINUED....


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