Art & Literature


What is the Role of a Film Producer?

If you’re new to the business of filmmaking, you might not understand the true role of a good producer. A producer is as essential to a solid film as good writing and top notch acting. The role of a producer isn’t someone numbers focused and looking for profits. Producers add a lot of value to […]


Notes on Production Scheduling

Any team of director and producer will face the age old problem of production scheduling. The challenge is to get a movie made within a certain amount of time so it can be marketed and sold, but there is so much to consider before you ever set foot on location. Pre and post production also […]


What 2015 Will Bring to the Movie Business

2014 brought us some interesting revelations for filmmaking. Indies learned that building a social media following is crucial to success, but we also some standards degrade even as visual effects became more important to filmmaking. It’s now 2015 and we’re all mobile. What role that trend will play in the future of film is still […]


How to Develop the Story of Your Film

Story is everything, but you need to be able to grab the script reader within the first few pages. There is no right way to do this. Some writers will use prose to set the scene, and dialogue to set the tone. Some films start with extended action sequences where a character is doing something […]


Beautiful bracelets

Written by Too Cute Beads Ask any girl and they would tell you that bracelets make great fashion statements anytime. These accessories can be worn on almost any occasion and they add style to different outfits. However, the thing about bracelets or any other jewelry item generally is that you would like yours to be […]




Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take “immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue” last week, in response to authors…


Winners of Splendid Foundation Series emerge

Organisers of the Splendid Literature Series have said that six winners have emerged in the 2014 edition. ‘These are Nnamdi Momah,; with ‘The Journey to Nigeria’; Izuchukwu Udokwu, with ‘Life in Broken Pieces’; Ezechukwu Emmanuel Amarachi, with “The Taming of Ekwensu”; Uchenna Ofili, ‘A Time Machine Surprise’; Elijah Faith, ‘Lesson for Fathers’; and Chibuihe Obi,…  [Read More…]


Swedish poet, Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer dies at age 83

Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness said Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren. In famous collections such as the 1966 …


2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. “Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections… Transtroemer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration,” the Nobel …


Literature conference at Bishop Brady

Christ the King Parish and Thomas More College are hosting their second annual Catholic literature conference at Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave.