A very good friend of mine, actor-writer Sam Dalton, has co-developed a possible episodic TV series with his collaborator. They’ve got a producer interested, but rather than a traditional option, the producer wants what is become increasingly common in the film business, a “shopping agreement.”
So what is a shopping agreement? In an industry that is as complicated and as laden with legal minefields as film and publishing, a shopping agreement is an attempt to move a project forward without the time, expense and hassle of engaging a crew of lawyers.
But as this article from FilmmakerMagazine.com reveals, it’s really difficult to get past all that:
I’ve been totally overwhelmed by work and ramping up the new school year at Watkins. I’m teaching my first graduate class and have a whole list of new students, new projects, plus my own work. So things have been busy.
And since I’m way too overbooked and haven’t had time to come up with anything creative and brilliant on my own, I pass along this wonderful piece that speculates on what Joseph Campbell would think about contemporary American politics, especially Donald Trump…
A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a blog post for the Killer Nashville and I chose to write about my experiences collaborating with Wayne McDaniel on Resurrection Bay. I had a lot of fun with it and I’m especially grateful for Clay Stafford’s kind words about my work. I’m a fan of his, too…
To check out the blog post, go to the Killer Nashville blog:
The local Sisters-in-Crime chapter invited me to talk about RESURRECTION BAY at their monthly meeting last week, which was held at Bookman/Bookwoman, one of the best bookstores in Nashville. My thanks to a wonderful author and friend, Jaden Terrell, for the invite. It turned into a great event and I got the chance to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile, including my old pal, Dewey Lambdin, author of the Alan Lewrie novels.
Tomorrow, June 17th, is my first signing for RESURRECTION BAY. It will be held at Parnassus Books in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. We’ll also have copies of BY BLOOD WRITTEN for sale as well. I look forward to seeing friends, family, colleagues, supporters and anyone else who wants to come and support independent bookselling!