Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘Say Anything’ Series In Jeopardy Over Cameron Crowe Objection

Interesting article involving ’80s teen romcom classic “Say Anything” and its screenwriter, Cameron Crowe, that illustrates how screenwriters are treated in Hollywood.

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As Deadline readers found out on Monday that NBC and 20th Century Fox TV were developing a comedy series followup to Cameron Crowe’s 1989 coming-of-age say-anything2classic Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye, apparently so did Crowe. And he was not amused. I hear that Crowe had not been aware of 20th TV’s plans for a Say Anything series before my story ran Monday afternoon, shortly after NBC closed a deal for a script commitment plus penalty to the project. I hear Crowe had a very strong reaction to the announcement, and he took to Twitter to share his intent to kill the project late Monday night.

“Regarding the announcement of a “Say Anything” tv show… @JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement… except in trying to stop it,” he wrote.

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Transmedia Storytelling | MIT Technology Review

Article that proved prophetic in which the term “transmedia” was first used that describes and predicts storytelling through various media that would become the norm.

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