Posts Tagged ‘deadline’

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Murmur and Buzz: A Wrinkle in Time

February 25, 2016

Via Deadline:

'A Wrinkle in Time' ― original 1963 dustjacket (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)Selma director Ava DuVernay has just been set by Disney to direct A Wrinkle In Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Deadline revealed February 8 that DuVernay had been offered this film and was also in the mix at DreamWorks for Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller scripted by Colin Trevorrow and his Jurassic World collaborator Derek Connolly. DuVernay now has the offer on that film and is in negotiations on a pic that has 12 Years A Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o attached to a fable about a UN worker in a department designed to represent mankind if there was ever contact with aliens, who falls for a mystery woman who turns out to be one. That film is produced by Frank Marshall, Trevorrow and Big Beach principals Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.

I would imagine this is good news.

―bd

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Fleming Jr., Mike. “Ava DuVernay Set To Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’; Script By ‘Frozen’s Jennifer Lee”. Deadline. 23 February 2016.

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Advance readers still available

January 15, 2008

A heads up to all those interested in submitting material to a reader prior to the conference, followed by one-on-one consultation at the event, but who missed the deadline. Through the end of January, several of the advance readers will be accepting submissions on a first come, first served basis, including Echelon Press publisher Karen Syed (suspense, mystery, cutting-edge fiction), Night Shade Books editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen (sci-fi, fantasy, horror), Sunbelt Publications editor-in-chief Jennifer Redmond (regional and literary fiction, nonfiction), agents Kelly Skillen, Kelly Sonnack, Elaine Spencer, Sally van Haitsma and Natanya Wheeler, as well as many of our staff authors.

With regards to the agents and editors, most will sell out within the next week so be sure to indicate an alternate reader (second choice). Check WritersConference.com for further updates.

–msg

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No pressure … (yeah, right)

January 11, 2008

Deadline! Today’s the day! Well, okay, technically, tomorrow is the day your advance submission critique manuscript is due. But if you’re not driving the thing into San Diego yourself, today is the day to send it off. Manuscripts must be received by January 12, and since today is the eleventh …?

No pressure. (Tick … tick … tick ….)

Yeah, right.

Good luck, good writing, and we look forward to seeing you next month.

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Tick … tick … tick … (no pressure)

January 9, 2008

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! Do you work better under pressure? Registered conferees face an upcoming deadline: Saturday, January 12, 2008. This is the date by which your advance critique submissions should be received for review:

Submissions must be in proper format and be received by no later than January 12, 2008. Advance Manuscript Critique is available only to registered conferees and will be returned at the conference. Appointments times for one-on-one sessions will be posted at the Registration Desk.

Address your manuscript to the appropriate Reader in care of the conference (SCWC), 1010 University Ave., #54, San Diego, CA 92103. You may register first then submit your material later, as long as material is received before deadline.

Or see the SCWC website for more information, including notes on manuscript format and reader selection. Time keeps on tickin’ ….

(Are you not a registered conferee? There’s only one solution to that: sign up for the 22nd Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference at San Diego!)

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‘Tis the Season

December 24, 2007

‘Tis the season, indeed.

At this time of year, it is worth reminding that, as we do every day, we wish you all only the best in your endeavors. Everyone carries with them some degree of art, and may that shining star within bring you and your community all of your brightest hopes. Peace, joy, solace in trying times; let your creativity nourish and heal those around you.

During this season’s celebration of goodwill, we should also remember the many gifts we hope to give through artistic labor. The stories we tell are as much a part of us as our hopes and happiness, our compassion and love, our very names. They are, truly, among the very least we can give unto our neighbors.

Be safe. Be well.

And … uh … remember, there’s only a week left to register for the 22nd annual San Diego conference and qualify for the early-bard discount. The deadline for the $50 discount toward full-conference registration is December 31, 2007.

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Come together … in San Diego

December 12, 2007

Writers, come together … in beautiful San Diego. February brings the 22nd Southern California Writers’ Conference at San Diego, and the Presidents’ Day weekend conference is shaping up quite nicely.

The latest updates, of course, can be found at WritersConference.com (and, hopefully, here as well). Check the online brochure (.pdf) for details, including conference workshop and session leaders, agents and editors who intend to be available, featured speakers, and, of course, registration and advance submission details.

And while we don’t want to play favorites among our workshop and session leaders—it really is an impressive list—it would be equally unfair to leave out the latest developments:

  • From powerhouse independent sci-fi, fantasy and horror publisher Night Shade Books, editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen is aboard for San Diego 22. While not listed in the hardcopy brochure, Jeremy will be on one of the agents & editors panels and accepting advance submissions for follow up one-on-one consultation. Given the genres he specializes in, and with NSB set to launch a general imprint next year, he will likely prove popular.
  • Also not listed in the brochure, following his packed workshops at our L.A. and Palm Springs events, back by popular demand is Shooting Shrink series author and semi-retired psychologist Michael Thompkins. This time around Michael will be conducting two new interactive sessions, “Creating Congruent Characters Part I & Part II,” as well as accepting advance submissions in fiction.

More news to come, but for now keep in mind two very important dates. December 31, 2007 is the last day to register and qualify for the early-bard discount. January 12, 2008 is the deadline for advance submissions. See the brochure for details.

–bd