Maisie Williams turns $500,000 profit with creative app Daisie
The Game of Thrones star launched the app in 2018, which links writers, musicians, designers, and animators in the creative industries with projects they can work on.The freelancing platform got off to a rocky start, turning a first-year loss of $69,000 (£56,000), according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.However, the star has really made up for the shortfall this year, raking in an impressive $500,000 profit from the side venture.According to Business Insider, Maisie launched the venture with co-creator Dom Santry, after she met the camera loader while they were both working on Netflix film...
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Release Tell-All Biography This Summer
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly working with writers to complete a biography that is set to be released this upcoming summer. The royal couple have hired journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand to write the book that will be titled Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family. The description of the text is as follows: “Beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together. With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom, is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrai...
Brian Cox to headline filmed-from-home mystery pilot
The cast will join an all-female team of writers and directors from around the world for The Agoraphobics Detective Society, an eight-episode series about a group of patients who band together to find an expert psychiatrist who vanishes without a trace.Ian Harvie, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Grace Van Patten, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Simon Kunz and Josephine Butler will also portray roles from their homes.The premiere episode will debut later this month (Apr20) on the Pinpoint Presents website. Viewers will be encouraged to donate funds to the U.K.'s Film And TV Charity and the ...
Did some writers predict COVID-19 a long time ago?
I like to look at tealeaves. They make pretty patterns on the bottom of my teacup. But I never consider that those tealeaves are spelling out prophecies of the future. Usually, it just indicates that my tea ball has a leakage problem.But now, it seems a lot people are desperately looking to find meaning in the coronavirus, often peering into the past for answers — or often just claiming they knew about it before anyone else.Like Donald Trump, who, after pooh-poohing the spread of the COVID-19 virus for weeks, recently bragged, “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”But...
Varis Yolchuyev joins worldwide association of writers
By Laman IsmayilovaFamous writer and journalist Varis Yolchuyev has been elected as a member of PEN International, worldwide association of writers.Varis Yolchuyev is a member of the Russian Writers Union. He is a winner of Azerbaijan Higher Literary Award “Golden Word”, International Prize for Literature in Moscow in 2016 and many other prestigious international awards.In 2004, he was appointed as editor-in-chief of the Azerbaijan Publishing House. He also worked as director of the Department of Periodical Publications and Sociological Studies at Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting C...
Male fantasy writers are more likely to create ‘warrior women’ than female writers
Male fantasy writers tend to create more powerful female heroes than female fantasy writers, according to new research published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.The findings suggest that women are more likely to create a hero who uses intellect rather than physical violence and supernatural powers.“I am an animal behaviorist, evolutionary biologist, and college professor. After teaching and thinking about biology for 10 or more hours per day, when I come home from school I relax by watching escapist television shows, and in the 1990s that included Xena Warrior Princess and Buffy the Vampir...
America Ferrera, Eva Longoria And Other Artists Send Love To Latinx Families
Actress America Ferrera and Eva Longoria lead a group of more than 200 writers, artists, and activists who have signed and published a letter of love and solidarity with Latinx all across the United States. This act against hate comes after the shooting in El Paso of August 3 in which a white man opened fire inside a Wal-Mart, killing 22 and injuring 24, as well as a new policy from the White House that makes it easier to deny green cards to Latinx.@usaholaRelatedTrump's Reaction To The Texas And Ohio Shootings Is Tragically Incongruous"Over 200 Latinx leaders have come together to send a mess...
Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report
Sydney (AFP) - Beijing agents pressured two Chinese-Australian authors to provide information about a secret Canberra inquiry into Chinese meddling in domestic politics, local media reported Monday.Yang Jun, a novelist and democracy advocate, and Feng Chongyi, a Sydney-based university professor and former newspaper publisher, were reportedly interrogated over the classified probe.The pair are both friends of John Garnaut, a former journalist who was heading up the inquiry.Relations between the two nations have been fraught in recent times over fears of Chinese interference, and as Beijing fle...
Great for writers, terrible for citizens: The world according to Irvine Welsh
Hong Kong (AFP) - Twenty-five years ago Irvine Welsh's debut novel "Trainspotting" burst out of the housing schemes and back alleys of post-industrial Scotland in a whirlwind of drugs, sex and violence that horrified and delighted critics alike.The novel's protagonists have long since scammed, snorted and stolen their way to cult status -- helped along by a hugely successful film adaptation.And Scotland's most famous ex-heroin addict is still delivering the goods, and says he is as far as ever from settling for "carpet slippers and a cottage on the coast".In town for the Hong Kong Internationa...
Did Marvel Lie About The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Deaths?
The writers of Avengers: Infinity War lied about the “permanent” deaths in the movie.Before the premiere of the film in an interview with HuffPost, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFreely talked about what death would mean in the recent film. “Death is death,” McFreely said. “I mean, we’re sensitive to that, and certainly the Marvel universe played with taking characters away and then giving them back to you in some other form. If we say goodbye to some characters, we will do it permanently,” he continued. “The idea that this movie’s going to be different and has the potential to be re...