An absolute must as an off-the-wall slice of life from a world only this incredible four-man species ever really knew. Be a fly on the wall in this incredible and historic Icon Audio exclusive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr. Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000032/bk_ekit_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer, director, producer Marshall Herskovitz is one of the most prominent figures in film and television. With partner Ed Zwick, whom he met while attending the American Film Institute, Herskovitz created and executive produced the highly acclaimed TV shows thirtysomething and Once and Again, and co-wrote the film The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise. He served as producer on the films Traffic, I Am Sam, and Dangerous Beauty, which he also directed. In this revealing interview, you´ll learn his theories on why writing is hallucinatory, directing is a samurai job, and how movies are like aircraft carriers.Your Host: A journalist since 1996, Jay A. Fernandez has written extensively about the entertainment industry for The Los Angeles Times, Premiere, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, Savoy, Variety, USA Today, Los Angeles, LIFE, USA Weekend, ELLE, National Geographic KIDS, In Style, Seventeen, and Code. He currently writes the Scriptland column for the Los Angeles Times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay A. Fernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000013/sp_dial_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
[Contains explicit content] Acclaimed writer-director Paul Haggis has been a fixture in television and film for over 25 years. In this wide-ranging interview, the Oscar-winning co-screenwriter, director, and producer of Crash (Best Picture 2005) discusses a three-decade career that led from writing for sitcoms like Diff´rent Strokes and The Facts of Life to his breakthrough screenplay for Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture 2004). Haggis´ matter-of-fact stories of navigating the entertainment industry are an invaluable primer for how to manage the screenwriting life, make a successful transition from TV to film, develop a strong story and characters, pitch an idea, and surmount Hollywood´s more frustrating obstacles. Your Host: Producer Mike De Luca is responsible for some of the most groundbreaking films of the last 15 years. After enrolling in New York University´s film studies program at 17, De Luca dropped out four credits shy of graduation to take an unpaid internship at New Line Cinema. He advanced quickly there under the tutelage of founder Robert Shaye and eventually became president of production. The Mask (1994), Se7en (1995), Boogie Nights (1997), Dark City (1998), Pleasantville (1998), and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) were all released under his supervision. In 2003, De Luca left New Line to become president of production at DreamWorks. After a brief tenure there, he left and signed a deal with Sony Pictures, where he produced Zathura (2005) and Ghost Rider (2006). A writer as well, De Luca wrote the screenplays for Freddy´s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and In the Mouth of Madness (1994). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike De Luca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000001/sp_dial_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an exclusive interview with Michael Riley - available only on audio - Anne Rice speaks about her experiences and the beliefs, desires, fears, and passions that inspire her. For everyone who has ever wondered about the creator of the Vampire Chronicles, the Mayfair witches, the worlds of Ramses the Damned or Azriel - here is an intimate, revealing, and totally candid conversation between Anne Rice and her long-time friend, Michael Riley. Interview with Anne Rice offers an uncensored glimpse into the mind and sensibility of a writer who has remained true to her unique - and often controversial - vision while becoming of the of the world´s best selling authors. For a full selection of Anne Rice programs and to hear the author answering fan mail, visit the Anne Rice store. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/rand/000071/sp_rand_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeff Nathanson is easily among the A-list of Hollywood screenwriters. His script for Catch Me If You Can earned him much critical praise, as well as the devotion of Steven Spielberg, who also brought him to work on his next movie, The Terminal. Nathanson has also collaborated with Jan de Bont on Twister and Speed 2: Cruise Control and with Brett Ratner on the Rush Hour films. In this interview, learn more about why he dreads pitching, never speaks during a notes meeting, and finds he can do almost all his research with the Internet and old Playboy´s.The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, more than two-dozen of today´s most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike De Luca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000025/sp_dial_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While most writers find success in either TV or movies, comedy or drama, original or adapted screenplays, Ed Solomon has managed to do it all. He got his start in television sitcoms and went on to write quirky sci-fi comedies Bill and Ted´s Excellent Adventure and Men in Black, the crime drama Levity, which he also directed, and the adaptation of the mystery adventure novel Tokyo Suckerpunch. In this interview, get the scoop on Solomon´s ´´bass-ackwards´´ entry into the world of screenwriting and how being just a funny guy translated into being a funny professional.The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, more than two-dozen of today´s most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay A. Fernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000026/sp_dial_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is Mel Croucher? He can be described in many ways, some of them even printable. Mel is known to many as the godfather of the UK computer games industry. He was there right at the beginning - the pioneer of multimedia - long before most people had even seen a computer, let alone knew what to do with it. Not only were the video games produced in the early 80s by Mel´s company Automata popular, but also the music often released with them garnered a cult following. As the brains behind some of the most ambitious games of the time, Mel worked with legends including Christopher Lee, Ian Dury, Frank Zappa and even the supergroup U2. This interview sees Mel take us on a tour of his early career as an architect through his journey into becoming a radio producer which somehow morphed into creating not just computer games but some of the world´s first multi-media products. He talks candidly about his interviews on the BBC´s Woman´s Hour, his work with some of the world´s biggest media icons, and even reveals his political views and his thoughts about a potential dystopian future media world. This is an unmissable, engaging and revealing interview with one of the UK games industry´s leading cult figures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Croucher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000306/bk_entn_000306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning international cartoonist & illustrator Mike Payne is the creator of many successful characters and concepts known all around the world. Over a billion greetings cards featuring his designs have been sold to date, and he is perhaps best known for being the creator of Tatty Teddy from the ´Me to You´ concept. Mike drew the loveable charcoal bear with the blue nose under his pen name Miranda for 17 years before moving to pastures new in 2004. This engaging interview sees Mike talk candidly about his life and career, from his time as a public servant through to concepts he is working on today. As well as discussing his creations such as Tatty Teddy and Charlie´s Ark, Mike also covers his time as the resident cartoonist for Sky News, his fascinating lectures and his passion for acting. This is a rare chance to hear the world-renowned artist and much sought-after public speaker talk openly and honestly about his life and his work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000307/bk_entn_000307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine stretching a rubber band between the index finger on one hand and the thumb on the other. Now visualize pulling your fingers as far apart as possible. That´s it...keep pulling...and pulling...OUCH! Somebody will always get hurt when you do that. That´s what I pictured happening upstairs to Margo Martindale´s character, Janice Trimble, in her new movie, Scalene. And that´s just in the opening minutes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Andelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000561/bk_bigh_000561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Maraniss is the best selling author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. An associate editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C. He co-wrote The Prince ot Tennessee: The Rise of Al Gore with Ellen Nakashima, a staff writer at The Washington Post. Hear Maraniss discuss his celebrated book about Gore, in this audible.com exclusive interview. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/rhau/000026/sp_rhau_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.