When we think of adaptations for film and TV we usually think of the source material as a book. Well, here’s a reality check. The industry has been keeping up with hit podcasts for years, poaching ideas when they are just too good to pass up. In fact, podcasts have become a bit of a backdoor to TV and film. The reason is, they are a low-risk testing ground for the pricier mediums of film and television. In a podcast, the narrative strength of an idea can be tested on audiences before committing millions of dollars to produce it as a film or TV series.
Earlier this year, Ukrainian-born American writer and filmmaker Kristina Birk released her debut novel Out Of Oblivion: How I Left OB-LOM. She agreed to answer a few of our questions about her new book, the current state of the world, her creative process, and more. Check it out!
NFTs are revolutionizing the way we think about art, value, and currency. If you’re an artist this is either very exciting or very scary news, depending on your willingness to let go of old ideas in favor of new, intangible, and often confusing ones. This is the bottom line: NFTs are here to stay, and it’s a good idea to get on board before the train is too crowded. It’s already getting there!
Novelists spend a lot of time by themselves, in front of a word processor, furiously slapping their fingers against a keyboard. Sometimes they get lucky and spell out coherent words, other times they “accidentally” download internet pornography. It’s a tricky balancing act, and only the most talented writers are able to figure out a method that allows them to do both. Sometimes novelists need a break from the written word AND pornography, however, which I admit does sound bizarre, but it’s true. Which is how, once in a while, we end up witnessing a novelist venture out into the world of filmmaking—specifically, in the examples presented in this article, directing. Novelists such as…
Maybe you’re a YouTuber looking to venture outside of your daily norm vlogging about what you had for breakfast. Maybe you crawled out of a hole in the ground you’ve been living in since the cold war and just found out about the internet. Whatever your circumstances, if you’re interested in learning how to start a booktube channel in 2021 this list is for you.