January, 2010

The Eerie Digest College Program

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The Eerie Digest Magazine is now offering a new program to college students from Coast to Coast, to have the world read their work, and display the young talent this country has to offer. We have sent invitations to USC, UCLA, UVA, UMD, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Ithaca College, and GMU. With interviews of Publishers, Literary Agents, and Hollywood Studios and Personalities in each monthly issue, the possibilities are endless.

We are looking forward to see some of the fine work that these Universities, and their students, can produce. For more information on this program have your college, or University, contact us through this site. Contact information is available on the top right hand corner of the Homepage. Have your Fraternities, Sororities, and Colleges see the advertising possibilities on our advertising page too, so that you can send messages to other students around the world.

Interview with Actor Holt Boggs

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Holt BoggsED – We are here today with Actor and Producer Holt Boggs (www.holtboggs.com). Holt this is an honor. Our readers love mysteries, thrillers, and stories of ‘things that go bump in the night’. We understand that you starred in The Prodigy and also wrote for the picture and designed the sound. Tell us about the film.

HB - Thanks so much for the great intro by the way. Yeah, The Prodigy is crime drama that plays like a horror movie as one critic put it. The antagonist, known as ‘Rains’, is a sadistic assassin with an almost mythical reputation. In the film, it is said that bullets pass through him, he can walk through walls and no one has ever seen him and lived to tell about it. Blurring the line between hitman and serial killer, Rains believes he’s doing God’s good work. As there can be no good without evil, he sees what he does as a necessity in his eyes.

ProdigyHis time has come to pass the torch so to speak and he searches for someone to continue his ‘work’, he is looking for a prodigy.  He searches the city’s underworld through hidden surveillance cameras placed in known crime hot spots and sees something special in my character.

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Interview with Author Tom Cain

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Tom CainED – The Eerie Digest Magazine is honored to have this interview with British author Tom Cain, whose exciting series of the character Samuel Carver has gained popularity world wide. This action packed thriller is a must read for lovers of thrillers and explosive story lines. Tom tell us something of the Character of Samuel Carver.

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ED – Tell us the title of this thriller and the follow up stories in this series.

TC – The first Carver novel was The Accident Man. That was followed by No Survivors (which is confusingly called The Survivor outside the US: not my decision) and Assassin. I’m currently working on the fourth novel in the series, which has the working title Dictator. They all follow Samuel Carver, a hitman who specializes in creating non-attributable ‘accidents’, a process complicated by the fact that he works for people who are, by definition untrustworthy, ruthless and devoid of conscience … none of which can be said about him. We all are blessed, or cursed with a random selection of talents (or lack of them) which determine what we do. Carver happens to be very, very good at the business of killing. It’s also the only way he knows to make decent money. He tries to tell himself that he is performing a socially useful, morally justifiable task by ridding the world of people whose continued existence would cause far more misery, criminality and bloodshed. But for anyone who isn’t a psychopath, the taking of human life is extremely traumatic. So Carver can only continue in his work by becoming progressively more detached from his emotions, personal relationships and sense of guilt. Right from the start of the series, he’s painfully aware of the price he’s paying and his desperate need for some kind of redemption … And then, by complete chance, he finds Alexandra ‘Alix’ Petrova, the woman who may just be able to provide it … Because as far as I’m concerned these books are love-stories just as much as they are action thrillers …

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StoneHouse Publishing: More About Author Craig Zuber

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Craig Zuber is a business coach, author, speaker, top-producer in residential real estate, creator of the Business Combat Training Program, and most importantly—a Marine.

Zuber grew up in central California and started his first business at age 10, selling candy to classmates using his school locker as a storefront. He did well right through 7th grade, until the school realized how much his operation was directly affecting their bottom line and shut it down.

As president of Zuber Group, Inc., Zuber currently leads one of Idaho’s most successful real estate teams.

During his very first year in real estate, Zuber made $9.8 million in sales. How? By taking everything he learned in the United States Marine Corps and translating that discipline and life-or-death execution to business success.
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Interview with Producer Darren Power of Irishadows Productions

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Darren PowerED – We are treating our readers today with this interview of Darren Power, the CEO of Irishadows Productions in the UK. Welcome Darren. This is a big moment to introduce you to both our National and International readers. Tell us something about yourself.

DP – Thanks to you for your interest. It is nice to be able to show what we do and who we are to a more global unity. About me, well, I’ll try and keep it short and sweet. I am born of Irish decent, My Father coming from County Waterford, South East Ireland. And my Mother being born in the UK, in the town I still reside actually and the town in which I have my production company. From a very early age I guess the dream was there to get into the movie industry, but then who doesn’t?

I started composing music for shorts, animation and novels. Slowly moving into the business more and more, via many different avenues and vehicles till the miraculous day came that I decided to branch out on my own and I have to say, I have not looked back since

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StoneHouse Publishing: Press Release (Long) – Author Craig Zuber of It’s Go Time!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Marine Entrepreneur employs do-or-die military tactics in business

Boise, ID – (Release Date: January 13, 2010) – Craig Zuber takes the discipline and accountability of the US Marine Corps into the business world with the publishing of his cutting-edge business guide, In the Trenches: Do Or Die Lessons From the Business Battlefield.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 500,000 SOLDIERS THAT LEAVE THE MILITARY EACH YEAR
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER?
YOU ARE TOLD TO GET A JOB; WHY NOT CREATE YOUR OWN?
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Interview with Producer Mark W. Capehart of CRC Entertainment

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Mark W. CapehartED – We would like to present to our readers Mark W. Capehart of CRC Entertainment of Hollywood, California. Mark it is great to have you with us today. The Eerie Digest’s readers and fans enjoy mysteries and stories of things that ‘go bump in the night’. Tell us something about your organization.

MWC – Thanks for having me. CRC Entertainment started way back in 1978. . CRC was originally founded, by partners TJ Castronovo, and Michael Carazza. It has been making independent production for the last 3, well now 4, decades. We at CRC produce material in all mediums and that includes theater, stage plays, as well as movies and TV.

ED – What are some of the latest projects that you are working on that are in line with our reader’s interests?

MWC – Well right now we are getting set for the release of our thriller Boiler Maker. It’s a thriller exploring both the dark and redeeming sides of human nature. We are also working on some projects that will mark CRC’s entry into the realm of new media.

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Interview with Writer Marlene Buffa

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Marlene BuffaED – We would like to present writer Marlene Buffa to our readers today. She is a most talented author and her ghost stories are the basis for several recent interviews in the past several months.

ED – Marlene, we are extremely excited to have you with us today. Your writing is a favorite with us, and has been the basis for ‘The Ghost Writer’ pilot that has been in our magazine recently. Tell us something about it.

MB – Several years ago I took a few writing classes to brush up on my skills.  My degree in Journalism encompassed more than writing, and I sought to improve my expression through the written word.  My writing teachers both told me to take my manuscript, “Soul Party: New Orleans” to its fullest potential.  In fact, my instructor and mentor said, “Forget the book, go right for the screenplay.  This is a TV show idea!”  He
proceeded to brainstorm with me several ways to expand on my ideas and how a TV show could evolve over time with the premise I put forth.

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StoneHouse Publishing: Press Release (Short) – Author Craig Zuber of It’s Go Time!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Boise, ID – (Release Date: January 13, 2010) – Craig Zuber takes the discipline and accountability of the US Marine Corps into the business world with the publishing of his cutting-edge business guide, In the Trenches: Do Or Die Lessons From the Business Battlefield.

In The Trenches by Craig ZuberARE YOU ONE OF THE 500,000 SOLDIERS THAT LEAVE THE MILITARY EACH YEAR LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER?

YOU ARE TOLD TO GET A JOB; WHY NOT CREATE YOUR OWN?

IN THE TRENCHES WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU.  THIS BOOK UNCOVERS 10 ENTREPRENEURIAL PRINCIPLES THAT YOU LEARNED IN THE MILITARY – AND HOW TO DIRECTLY APPLY THEM TO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP.

“An outstanding one-stop book for the soldier getting out of the military and wanting to do something more than work for someone else!” comments Ken Hunt, Lieutenant Colonel (RET), US Army Special Forces

“This is not a book for the mild hearted! Read only if you want to SUCCEED!” comments Viliami Tuivai, Director of Football Operations: Boise State Football
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Interview with Coverage Ink’s Jim Cirile

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The Eerie Digest Magazine will now delve into screenwriting and how to be a great screenwriter. We are interviewing Jim Cirile and his company Coverage Ink. Founded in 2002 by screenwriter/’Creative Screenwriting’ and ‘Script’ magazine columnist Jim Cirile, CI offers discount screenplay analysis and development services for writers, not to mention a panoply of cool contests, tournaments and services. Check them out at www.coverageink.com.

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Jim CirileED – Jim, tell us about yourself and about your company.

JC -  You bet! I’m from NY and smelling blood, I moved to LA 20 years ago at the beginning of the big spec market boom. Since then I’ve had years when I did quite well as a screenwriter, and years I haven’t made a dime. Most people now know me as agents and managers expert for both ‘Script’ and ‘Creative Screenwriting’ magazines. I’ve written the “Agent’s Hot Sheet” column for ‘CS’ since 2001, and just this year I became the in-house industry expert for ‘Script’ also.

I founded Coverage Ink in 2002 as an alternative to the higher-priced, corporately owned screenplay analysis services. After many years in LA I’d built up a network of professional readers that I used to develop my own screenplays. I then made that same pool of whip-smart guys available to the public at prices far below what the other services charge. Frankly, I was pretty appalled at what some of those other services and analysts were (and still are) charging. Hey, I’m a writer — I know what it’s like to be poor!

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Aaron Patterson, and author recently interviewed in the December Eerie Digest, has now begun The StoneHouse Ink Publishing Company

Friday, January 1st, 2010

StoneHouse Ink is an imprint of Ampelon publishing in Boise, Idaho. Ampelon is a Non-fiction Christian publisher and has published terrific books such as: Be Loved by Ed McGlasson and coming in 2010, The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores.

StoneHouse Ink is the fiction division and will be kicking off January 1st 2010. Aaron Patterson will be leading the charge to this new idea in publishing. He is an author himself and has written clean Mystery/Thrillers and is in the top 1000 on Amazon Kindle. “The publishing world is going to have to change in order to keep up with the demands of this generation!”

StoneHouse Ink is a Hybrid publishing house, in that it acts similar to a traditional publisher, with the submitting process and the marketing of authors work worldwide. With a powerful distribution network in the US, as well as Australia and the UK, StoneHouse Ink offers exposure, a strong presence in the marketplace, does not steal the ownership of the author’s life long work, and joins in a partnership. Therefore giving the author higher royalties than traditional houses.
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News Release from Bill Metz of Atlantic Film Studios

Friday, January 1st, 2010

On December 9, 2009 the City of Pembroke Pines approved the $600 Million Dollar “The Studios of the Americas.”  PAS Media, Inc. along with 3 other corporate partners are creating the first ever major studio complex in South Florida.  Now that the project has been approved, PAS Media, Inc. along with it’s partners will be signing the contracts on the land for the site within the next 30 days then they begin the zoning and permitting process to begin construction.

With the approval of the Studios of the Americas, PAS Media, Inc. is now seeking partners to begin a $50 Million Dollar expansion of their company to produce a slate of projects for the next 2 years.  The creation of the Studios of the Americas as well as the expansion of PAS Media, Inc. will be the first step in South Florida becoming a major film market.

Interview with Joe DeRobbio of Creative Motion

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Creative Motion Visual StudioED – The Eerie Digest Magazine will now take our readers behind the scenes to show you how some of the great movies produce some of their magic. We are talking to Joe DeRobbio and his company Creative Motion. Joe tell us something about your company.

JD – Creative Motion is a Visual Effects company that my Partner Edward Saldana started this year.  Both of us have been in the business for several years with another company that was primarily an editorial house that had a visual department however with that company closing its doors we decided to go directly after the visual effects market.  Creative Motion offers a full service menu including pre-visualization through final delivery including 2D & 3D design, animation and compositing, as well as matte painting and motion graphics.

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