Revered as one of the all-time greats of classic Hollywood cinema, Chinatown has enjoyed a life of its own for decades. Take, for instance, the maligned 1990 follow-up film, The Two Jakes. The future of Chinatown’s legacy is in these two projects that are currently in development.
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Here at Film 14 we live and breathe book trailers. So when an exciting cinematic book movie hits the scene, we’re pretty keen on sniffing it out. We sailed through this trash fire of a year and, like a burning comet blazing through outer space, we’re heading straight into the darkness of the next… but not without first paying our respects to the best book trailers of 2020.
Benjamin Ellefson is the author of The Land Without Color, a fantasy series for young people full of valuable real-world lessons. Below is the official trailer reveal! This middle grade fantasy book trailer produced by Film 14 and directed by The Deka Brothers (Half Bad, Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist). Here Ellefson shares his inspiration for writing, offers a window into The Land Without Color series, and touches on how making a deliberate choice to self-publish has helped him connect with fans.
The verdict is in, folks. Have we not said it enough? Book trailers are an indispensable tool for evangelizing books to the online world. We’ve compiled a list of 14 book trailers with millions of views with the hope of sharing one valuable insight with our writer friends: book trailers work, period. Shame on writers who haven’t made a little book movie for their story yet–look at these views!
What goes into making a book trailer? Is the author involved? How long does it take? We interviewed the team behind the book trailer for Mandi Lynn’s novel I Am Mercy to find out. First of all, let’s take a look at this gorgeous book trailer!
You’ve decided to create a book trailer for your book—congrats! But now comes the most important question: how are you going to use it? And how do you make sure your trailer is seen by as many readers and buyers as possible? Here are a few strategies we recommend.