ScriptNotes blog has an interview with Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff about podcasting audio books, or Podiobooks. It’s a great reminder that there a number of media to tell your story in, including some you may never have considered.
In the most recent one, he attributes a rise in popularity of the film on IMDB to the proliferation of the film on BitTorrent. Also interesting to note that he owns the copyright on the film, so is speaking not only as the film’s creator but as the owner as well.
Filmmaker.com has an interview with Mark Kennedy of Greyfirst Corporation about Celtx, an innovative new open-source pre-production tool. Based on the interview, it sounds like this tool might go a long way towards bringing the technological advances enjoyed by post-production teams to the pre-filming side of things.
Win $2,000 for best Digital Series concept or $10,000 for best digital series production (one episode). Deadline is February 15, 2008. Winners announced at SXSW 2008.
FYI, they define digital series thusly:
Digital Series is a new type of TV show that varies in length and the number of episodes, and is made available to consumers anywhere and anytime via any network — whether it’s the Web, mobile devices, gaming consoles, IPTV, traditional TV channels and cable systems.