Archive for March 26th, 2007

Novel hopes

26th March 2007


According to The Guardian Irish screenwriter Derek Landy (Dead Bodies, Boy Eats Girl) has penned a young adult novel, entitled Skulduggery Pleasant, which hits the bookshops in Ireland and the UK on April 2.

Landy’s publishing advance – said merely to be “in seven figures” – is one of the highest paid to an author of children’s fiction and covers three books, aimed at children between eight and 13.

“It’s horror with gothic sensibilities, fast talking characters and martial arts – all the things that are fun in life,” he said.

The backdrop for the stories is Landy’s native north County Dublin; he lives in Lusk just inland from the coast.

Media changes

26th March 2007

The LA Times has an interesting article about the rise of new online content from sources like YouTube, and how this may affect traditional studios and how films are made in the future.