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Friday, December 18, 2009

SF YouTube Video Nets $30M Movie Contract

According to a BBC News report, a Uruguayan producer spent about $30 (excluding sweat equity, no doubt) on a conceptual SF video about an alien attack on Montevideo. His work received no little attention from Hollywood and he's been offered a six-orders-of-magnitude increase over his investment ($30M) to produce a feature film. The film will be produced in Uruguay and Argentina.

You have to see Fede Alvarez's short film, "Ataque de Panico!" (YouTube link. The BBC link is a slightly shortened Adobe Flash version.)

¡Buenos suerte, Sr. Alvarez! (I'm available as co-producer.)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wheden Wins Vanguard Award

Science Fiction Awards Watch reports that Joss Whedon won the Producers Guild of America's 2010 Vanguard Award. According to PGA's article on the award, 'it which recognizes achievements in new media and technology.'

Whedon is a producer, writer, director, and creator for such hit television programs as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly,” and “Dollhouse.” He has written several feature film scripts including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Alien Resurrection and Titan A.E. and is author of the cultish Dark Horse comic book series “Fray.” Whedon also created and produced an Internet sensation with the musical superhero spoof “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog,” which stars Neil Patrick Harris.




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